SOF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE OLYMPIAD (ICO) - Scholastic World - Contests for Indian Students


Sunday 5 May 2024


The International Commerce Olympiad (SOF ICO) is a prestigious exam designed by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) for students in grades 11 and 12, aimed at identifying and nurturing their inherent abilities, including logical reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. As recommended by the National Education Policy (NEP), Olympiad exams play a crucial role in identifying exceptional talents among students.
The SOF ICO seeks to challenge and stimulate the scientific and intellectual curiosity of participating students, fostering a spirit of competitiveness and innovation. By participating in this Olympiad, students will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge in economics, business studies, accounting, and other related disciplines, preparing them for future academic and professional endeavours. With its comprehensive curriculum and rigorous evaluation process, it is sure to stimulate the minds of young aspiring individuals and inspire them to achieve greater heights.

The SOF ICO is conducted 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.

Registration of Students: The SOF ICO is open to the students of classes 11 & 12. Students should register through their respective schools. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered from each school for SOF ICO.

Registration Fee: Schools in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal pay to SOF a registration fee of Rs 125* (including GST) per student / Olympiad towards cost of examination. Schools may charge an additional Rs 25** per student towards honorarium of incharge, remuneration to teachers to teach and guide, and for other expenses. No fee is payable for students suffering from any major physical disability, or an Indian student whose parent was martyred during defence operations.

*US$9 for other countries.
**US$1 for other countries.

The SOF International Commerce Olympiad is a single level exam.

The test is organized in the respective schools of the participants during school hours.

(i) The level 1 competition is a test of 60 minutes duration comprising 50 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions for classes 11 & 12.

SOF ICO will be conducted on two dates, as under. A school may select one date to conduct the SOF ICO as per its convenience.

DATE ONE – 10th December 2024
DATE TWO – 23rd January 2025

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