International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)

Last date to apply

30 Days before Exam

About ICSO

ICSO, International Company Secretaries Olympiad is being organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in collaboration with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India for the first time in 2016. ICSO is a newly introduced Olympiad Programme by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). It is introduced so that the students on the brink of choosing a career can understand their aptitude and potential. This page gives the complete information about the ICSO 2017.

About SOF

The Science Olympiad Foundation is an educational foundation and a non-profit organisation, based in New Delhi (India), which promotes Science, Introductory Computer Education, Mathematics and English in India and other places like Singapore, Oman, Qatar, Nepal, Bahrain, SriLanka, U.A.E. and Durban.

  • ICSO  Exam Date: The Olympiad will be conducted on 23 and 30 January 2018

Olympiads Offered by Science Olympiad Foundation

Every year Science Olympiad Foundation organises the following given four Olympiads. However, from 2016 onwards, SFO has introduced two new Olympiad Programmes: 

International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO) 2017

  • Students in Class 11 and 12, i.e. the higher secondary students, are eligible to sit for the Olympiad. The student from any stream can apply for the ICSO Olympiad.
  • ICSO Awards- The toppers of the Olympiad Programme are provided with Cash Prize, Medals, and Merit Certificate.
  • SPR- Every participating student of the SFO is eligible to get a Student Performance Report (SPR) which will help them to analyse their performance in the Olympiad.
  • ICSO is being organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in partnership with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

ICSO Dates 2017

Events Date
Last date to Apply for ICSO 30 Days before the Exam
ICSO Exam  23 and 30 January 2018
ICSO Result Within 8 weeks of the last date of examination

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ICSO Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region India
Class/ Age Class 11-12
  • Students from Science, Arts or Commerce Stream can apply.
  • At least 10 students from each school need to apply. No individual registrations will be entertained.

ICSO Reward

Science Olympiad Foundation will spend over Rs 15.2 crores on awards, scholarships, gifts and felicitations. The award distribution would be done as given in the table below. The award will be granted as per the rank received by the participants.

ICSO Award Distributions 2017

 International Level



Number of Awards       


 Rs.1,00,000 each + International Gold Medal + Merit Certificate



 Rs.75,000 each + International Silver Medal + Merit Certificate



 Rs.50,000 each + International Bronze Medal +  Merit Certificate



 Rs.25,000 each + Merit Certificate



 Rs.10,000 each  + Merit Certificate            


State/ Zonal Level



Number of Awards 


 Rs.10,000 each + Zonal Gold Medal + Merit Certificate



 Rs.5,000 each + Zonal Silver Medal + Merit Certificate


3 to 10

Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Medal of Excellence +Merit Certificate


11 to 25

Medal of Excellence + Merit Certificate



 For each Participating Student:

  • A Participation Certificate
  • Student Performance Report (SPR): The Student Performance Report will help the students to understand how they did in the Olympiad.
  • The Performance Report gives a topic by topic detailed Analysis along with the correct answer to every question. The state and international Percentile score are also provided along with the Topic Wise score and performance of the student.  

ICSO Application form and Process

Registration of the Students: The prospectus of the SFO ICSO is sent to all the schools registered with the SFO. Schools which are not registered can also ask for the prospectus by emailing SFO.

Roll Numbers: The SOF will create the Roll Numbers of the students and will hand over the Roll Number Slips to the Schools.

Submission: After completing the Registration forms, the schools need to send it to SFO 30 days before the examination date.

ICSO 2017 Registration Fees

  • A participation fee of Rs.120 is charged from each student. The School would retain Rs.20 per student per Olympiad for its expenses as exam centre.
  • Mode of payment of Fees- The school can make the payment via Demand Draft or through NEFT/ RTGS
    • Demand Draft: It should be made in favour of Science Olympiad Foundation payable at New Delhi
    • NEFT/ RTGS - Details for NEFT/ RTGS are as follows :-
Beneficiary Name  Science Olympiad Foundation
Beneficiary A/C Number SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denotes School Code allotted by Science Olympiad Foundation
Beneficiary Bank Name ICICI Bank
BeneficiaryBranch CMS
IFSC Code ICIC0000103

ICSO Selection Process

  • ICSO is a single level Exam.
  • ICSO is a written Exam which comprises of Objective Type questions, chiefly MCQs.
  • ICSO comprises of 50 questions and the time limit for the exam is 60 minutes.
  • The exam will be conducted in English Language and there are separate question papers for each class.

 ICSO 2017 Exam Pattern

Topic/ Sections



Quantitative Analysis Reasoning






Business Studies






Achiever’s Section







ICSO Criteria for ranking is as follows

  • The obtained marks in the exam.
  • If there is a tie between two or more students who have been accorded the same score, the ranking will be determined on the basis of the marks awarded in the highly prioritised sections. If those students score the same marks in the sections too, then they will be given the same rank.
  • If there is any confusion, the Academic Council will take the final decision.

ICSO Contact Details

Admin Office
3rd Floor Plot 99, Sec - 44, 
Gurgaon- 122003 (Haryana)

Registered Office
B-8, Taj Apartment, Ring Road, 
Adjacent Safdurjung Hospital, 
New Delhi - 110029

Tele fax: 0124-4951200
Mobile: 09312680857, 09312680855

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