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International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO)

Last date to apply

August 31, 2016

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.

Latest Update: ICSO Result has been declared by SOF. Click here to Check ICSO Result 2016

  • ICSO  Exam Date: The olympiad will be conducted on September 15 and October 4, 2016.

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) 2016

 

  • 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 Important Dates

Events Date
Last date to Apply August 31, 2016 (tentative)
ICSO Exam  September 15 and October 4, 2016
ICSO Result  By December 2016 (with in 8 weeks of exam)

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ICSO Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region India
Class/ Age Class 11-12
Details
  • 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

 International Level

Rank

Awards

Number of Awards       

1st

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

2

2nd

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

2

3rd

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

2

4th

 Rs.25,000 each + Merit Certificate

2

5th  

 Rs.10,000 each  + Merit Certificate            

2

State/ Zonal Level

Rank

Awards

Number ofAwards 

1st

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

40

2nd

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

40

3 to 10

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

320

11 to 25

Medal of Excellence + Merit Certificate

600

 For each Participating Student-

Each participating student of SOF will get-

  • 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 of every question. The state and international Percentile score is 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 by August 31, 2016.

ICSO 2016 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 2016 Exam Pattern


 

Topic/ Sections

 

Marks

1

Quantitative Analysis Reasoning

15

15

2

Economics

10

10

3

Business Studies

10

10

4

Accountancy

10

10

5

Achiever’s Section

5

15

 

TOTAL

50

60

 

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.

SOF is a Not for Profit Foundation and organises Olympiads throughout the year in order to promote a worldwide development of scientific temperament among the students

ICSO Address

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

ICSO Contact Details

Tele fax: 0124-4951200
Mobile: 09312680857, 09312680855
Email: info@sofworld.org

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