ICSO Olympiad for Class 11 and 12 - ICSO Exam Date, Sample Paper, Syllabus

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31 August 2018

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About ICSO

ICSO Olympiad (International Company Secretaries Olympiad) is being organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) in collaboration with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The candidates from class 11 and 12 are only eligible to apply for International Company Secretaries Olympiad. It is single level SOF Olympiad. The candidates from any stream can apply for International Company Secretaries Olympiad 2018. ICSO is introduced in 2016 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 2018.

Latest Update: The registration is open for International Company Secretaries Olympiad. The last date to apply for ICSO is 31 August 2018.

ICSO 2018 Dates

The candidates can check International Company Secretaries Olympiad 2018 dates below:

Events Dates
Last date to apply online 31 August 2018
International Company Secretaries Olympiad Exam

20 December 2018 & 31 January 2019

International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO) 2018

  • 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.

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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 ICSO 2018.
  • 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 16 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 Olympiad Award Distributions 2018

 International Level



Number of Awards       


 Rs.1,00,000 each + Gold Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance



 Rs.75,000 each +  Silver Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance



 Rs.50,000 each + Bronze Medal + Certificate of Outstanding Performance



 Rs.25,000 each + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Outstanding Performance



 Rs.10,000 each  + Medal of Distinction+ Certificate of Outstanding Performance     


State/ Zonal Level



Number of Awards 


 Rs.10,000 each + Zonal Gold Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence



 Rs.5,000 each + Zonal Silver Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence



Gifts worth Rs.1000 + Bronze Medal + Certificate of Zonal Excellence


4th to 10th

Gifts Worth Rs.1000/- Each + Medal of Distinction + Certificate of Distinction + Certificate of Zonal Excellence


11th to 25th

Certificate of Zonal Excellence + *Medal of Distinction + *Certificate of Distinction


26+ Participation Certificate All


 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 ICSO 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

International Company Secretaries Olympiad registration form is available below. However, the candidates can only apply for SOF ICSO 2018 through school. The school needs to register first to conduct SOF ICSO. The link for the same is available below on this page. Further, the following form is required to submit to SOF by the school.

Click here to download ICSO Registration Form

ICSO 2018 Registration Fees

  • A participation fee of Rs.125 is charged from each student. The School would retain Rs.25 per student per ICSO 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

      • Beneficiary Name: Science Olympiad Foundation

      • Beneficiary A/C No.: SOFXXXXXX (XXXXXX denotes School Code allotted by Science Olympiad  Foundation

      • Beneficiary Bank Name: ICICI Bank
      • Current Account No: 031405004031
      • Beneficiary Branch: Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
      • IFSC Code: ICIC 0000 314

Registration for the New Schools with SOF >> Register your School

  • Send the complete address of your school in the following format and SOF will send relevant information and registration forms to the school at the appropriate time.
  • School Name: Address: City: State: Pin code Phone No. with STD Code: E-mail: Principal 

ICSO Selection Process

  • ICSO Olympiad is a single level Exam.
  • ICSO 2018 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 2018 Exam Pattern

Topic/ Sections

 No. of Questions


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 Sample Paper

The International Company Secretary Olympiad Sample Papers are designed by the experts to make students familiar with the exam pattern, exam structure, syllabus, topics and the marking scheme. ICSO Sample Papers will help the students to make a smart strategy for the preparation of the ICSO exam. The ICSO sample papers can be easily downloaded by the candidates. The candidates just need to click on the link to download button and view or download the ICSO 2018 Sample papers. By the help of ICSO Sample Papers, the students can able to manage their timings as well by doing regular practice. By practising with the sample papers, they will be able to finish the exam on time.

ICSO Answer Key

ICSO Answer Keys can be checked by the candidates after the commencement of the ICSO 2018 exam. The ICSO Answer Key will help the students by calculating their probable score before the announcement of the ICSO Result. They can calculate their marks by comparing their marked answers with right answers marked in the ICSO Answer Key. The candidates who will appear in the ICSO exam conducted by SOF will be able to check the answer keys and tally their marks to judge their performance.

ICSO Result

The ICSO Results is declared within 8 weeks of the commencement of the ICSO exam. The ICSO Results will be sent to the concerned schools. The ICSO Results will also be available on the official website of SOF. The students who will appear in the ICSO 2018 will be able to check and download their ICSO Results by entering their Roll number, Class Number, School Code, in a prescribed format. Top 5% class wise students who will qualify the ICSO Level-1 exam will be qualified for the ICSO level-2 exam. The ICSO results for the 2nd level will also be published on the official website of SOF.

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.

Olympiads Offered by Science Olympiad Foundation

Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) organises the following given six Olympiads:

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
Email: info@sofworld.org

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