The 3rd ICSO is being launched in partnership with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a statutory body under an Act of Parliament, under the administrative control of The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.

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3rd International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO) 2018 – 2019

Candidates can check the important dates for 3rd International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO) 2018 – 2019 from below.

Event Date
3rd ICSO Exam 20 Dec 2018 and 31 Jan 2019
Date of 3rd ICSO exam result 01 Mar 2019

How to Apply

Registration of Students : The International Company Secretaries Olympiad is open to the students of classes 11 and 12. Students from Science, Commerce & Humanities stream may participate in the ICSO. Schools not registered may also request for prospectus by sending an e-mail at [email protected] /phone call. Schools must return the registration forms to SOF (SRF& SRS), duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

Roll Numbers

SOF will generate the students’ Roll Numbers as per the guidelines given. The roll number slips will be sent to the respective schools in soft / hard copy.

Foundation will register the applicant school and the students and dispatch question papers and guidelines for conducting the examination. Principals / teachers may please note that any school can be registered as a center for ICSO. No fee is required from the institution to become a registered examination Centre. A minimum of 10 students need to be registered from each school for feasibility reasons.

The ICSO will be conducted on 2 dates. Each school may select a date for conducting the ICSO as per its convenience. Each date of exam has a separate question paper.

Students should register through their respective schools only. Individual registrations by students is not accepted.

Fees : A nominal participation fee is charged from each student. Part of it is retained by the school for its expenses as exam center. Details about the fee / mode of payment etc. are given in the School Registration Forms sent to schools.

Examination Pattern and Scheme

The International Company Secretaries Olympiad is a single level exam. The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours. The Olympiad is a written objective-type test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for class 11 & class 12.

The question paper consists of –

Section No. of Questions Marks
Quantitative Analysis Reasoning 15 15
Economics 10 10
Business Studies 10 10
Accountancy 10 10
Achievers Section 5 15
Total 50 60

(iii) There are separate question papers for each class.

(iv) The medium of the test is English.

Clarifications: Any clarification regarding rules, format/pattern of the paper, etc., may be sought from SOF through phone-call/fax – 0124-4951200 or email at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a student benefit by taking ICSO exam?

Students pursuing 11th / 12th are at the threshold of making the most crucial decision about their career. The ICSO assists the students inself realisation of his / her potential and aptitude.  Besides the self realisation,  SOF also recognizes the potential of the student by conferring upon them awards on Merit Basis.
Participants of Olympiads are ranked on the basis of marks obtained. Hence, after taking the exam, students can judge themselves academically at four different levels – within the school, at city level, at state level and above all at International level.
Each student is provided a Student Performance Report (SPR). The SPR analyses the strong and weak areas of the student and also gives a detailed performance comparison of the student vis-à-vis other students at school, state and international level. Analysis of the student’s past years’ performance will also provided in subsequent years.
Students are suitably awarded based on their international, State and School ranking. Prizes are announced annually and include cash awards, medals, gifts, certificates etc. The International toppers from each class are awarded at a grand prize distribution ceremony held in Delhi, presided over by an eminent personality. Prizes for state winners and school winners are sent to their respective schools. For the year 2017-18, a sum of Rs. 15.2 Crores will be incurred towards awards, felicitations, scholarships etc.

What are my career prospects after completing Company Secretary Course?

Company Secretary is a key functionary in the corporate pyramid. Career as a Company Secretary is not only prestigious and financially rewarding but also carries with it a high level of job satisfaction. Qualified Company Secretary can be employed as a Company Secretary or any other corporate job related to Corporate Law, Taxation etc. and also have opportunity to act as a Practicing Company Secretary.

Who all are eligible to sit for the Olympiads?

Students of classes 11 & 12th are eligible to appear for the ICSO. There is no other eligibility criterion like minimum marks. Students from Science, Commerce & Humanities may appear for the ICSO.

I am interested to take part in the Olympiads. Tell me how will I come to know about the details of the exam?

All the relevant information is sent to the schools registered with us across countries, along with prospectus, registration forms, posters and other details before the exam. The students come to know about the necessary details from their school teachers or through the Foundation’s official website or through the foundations face book page

Myself and few of my friends are interested to take part in the Olympiads but our school has not yet received any information regarding the Olympiad. What can we do?

Please let us know the name, e-mail ID, complete address of your school along with name and contact details of the principal. We will send detailed information and registration forms to your School so that your Principal / Olympiad Teacher-in-charge can register your names for the exam.

My school does not want to register for the Olympiads, but I am very eager to write the exam. Can I do it on my own?

SOF does not encourage individual participation. Students have to register through their schools only.

My school has already dispatched the registration form. I am left out and i want to register myself for the olympiad exam. What should i do?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam).

When  are the results of olympiad declared?

Results of Olympiads are declared within 8 weeks of the last date of examination. The results are sent to the schools concerned. The results are also made available on our website.

I have already appeared for the Olympiads while I was in a lower class? Can I appear again?

Certainly. This will give you an opportunity to improve your previous rankings, and if you are successful in doing so, you will again be eligible for certificates and prizes.

I have still not recieved roll no./ admit card/ participation certificate. I have checked from my school authorities and they are also not in receipt of the same. Kindly advise what to do?

Please request your Principal / Commerce Teacher to inform us about the non-receipt of the above. We will send duplicate copies to your school as soon as we hear from them.

We have less than 5 students in our school who are interested to take part in an olympiad. Can we enroll for the test?

For less than 5 students in a school, it is not viable for the Foundation to hold the ICSO. Hence at least 5 students should be enrolled from a school so that a school becomes a center.

My school has already dispatched the registration form. I am left out and I want to register myself for the Olympiad exam. What should I do?

You can request your school authority to send your relevant details and fee immediately to us. We will accept it if it reaches us before the last date of registration (usually 30 days before the exam).

Give criteria for ranking?

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