CS - Professional Programme : Examinations

ICSICS (2008)PP : Professional Programme • Examinations

When are they Conducted?

The main/final examinations for the course are conducted twice every year generally on specified dates which do not change except under extraordinary circumstances.

June Examination

First Week of June [2nd to 7th — 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm]

December Examination

Last Week of December - [26th to 2nd Jan — 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm]

When can a Candidate Appear for his/her First Exam?

A students eligibility to appear at an examination is dependent on two factors.
  1. Date of registration and
  2. Obtaining the CC

A student to appear at a certain examination should have registered before the cut off date in relation to that examination and should have also obtained the CC by the time of making application for the examination.

  • Before February 28th/29th can appear for four Modules - in the December Examination the same Year

    [Register before 28th February 2010 to attempt - four modules in December 2010 Exam]

  • Between March 1st to August 31st can appear for four Modules - in the June Examination Next Year

    [Register between March 1st to August 31st 2010 to attempt - both Modules in June 2011 Exam]

  • Before May 31st can appear for one or two Modules - in the December Examination the same year

    [Register before 31st May 2010 to attempt – one or two Modules in December 2010 Exam]

  • Before November 30th can appear for one or two Modules - in the June Examination Next Year

    [Register before 30th November 2010 to attempt - one or two Modules in June 2011 Exam]

Being eligible for both modules implies that the student can attempt the first/second/both modules as per his/her choice. Where the student is eligible for attempting one module, he/she can choose any one of the two modules. However, he/she should be completing the coaching requirements for the module that he/she intends to attempt.

Which Module should a Student Appear in First ?

A student can appear in any one module or more modules provided he has the CC for them. The module in which he appears first is his choice and there is no rule that the first module should be attempted first.

However it should be clear that the candidate would be eligible to go for membership of the institution only on completing all the four modules i.e. the total Professional Programme level.

Medium for Writing the Examinations

Professional Programme level examinations can be written either in ENGLISH or HINDI medium. A student has to mention the preference of medium at the time of making the application for examination.

The option to answer papers in HIN DI should be exercised in total. Paper wise option is not available. The papers of a candidate who has not exercised his option to answer papers in Hindi, but answers them in Hindi, would not be valued.

In the absence of clear indication of preference at the time of making the application for examination, English will be taken as the preferred medium.

Maximum Number of Attempts

There is no specific mention regarding the maximum number of attempts allowed for a student at the Professional Programme Level.

There is no expiry period for the Coaching Completion Certificate (CC) also.

However, the student whose registration has been cancelled on account of the expiry of the 5 year period subsequent to registration will not be permitted to attempt the examinations until he/she gets their registration revalidated by de novo registration.

Failing to get through within the maximum limit

If a candidates chances of making an attempt at the examination are exhausted on account of the registration getting expired the candidate has to get his/her registration renewed. Renewing the registration would put him/her in the same state as if his/her registration were valid and in force.

Examination Application, Where to obtain and submit

Where to Obtain

The examination applications are sold at the institute’s head quarter, regional offices, branches, chapters etc. Some of the institutions conducting oral coaching may also provide the applications for students. You can obtain the same from those places.

Some of the institutions conducting oral coaching may also provide the applications for students. You can obtain the same from those places.

Examination Applications Download

The examination applications are not provided on the web sites of the respective institutions throughout the year.

Please check the respective web sites [CS] during the period when application for the examination is to be made

Delayed Submission

The institutes provides for delayed submission of the examination application with a late fee for a certain number of days after the last date for submission of the application.

Where to Submit

All the aspects relating to the examinations are handled by the Head offices of the institutes, though the student activities are all administered by the Regional councils.

You may submit the application within the specified time limit, at any of the locations where applications are made available. They will be ultimately sent to the institutes Head office. Some chapters or oral coaching centers may provide the application but may not accept the filled applications.

Address on the Cover

The address printed on the cover provided along with the examination application gives an idea of where the applications are destined.

Knowing this would be helpful where you need to contact the institute regarding any problem in relation to the examination application like not receiving hall ticket, late submission etc.

Delayed Submission with Late Fee

Care should be taken when you are required to send the application along with late fee. The application should be destined to the address on the cover of the examination application and not to the nearest branch or regional office of the institute.

Application and Exam Fee, Last Date & Late Fee

Cost of Application

Cost of application is Rs. 10/-

Examination Fee

  • One Module

    • Regular Fee – Rs.750
    • Late Fee - Rs. 100
  • Two Modules

    • Regular Fee – Rs.1500
    • Late Fee - Rs. 100
  • Three Modules

    • Regular Fee – Rs.2250
    • Late Fee - Rs. 100
  • Four Modules

    • Regular Fee – Rs.3000
    • Late Fee - Rs. 100

Last Date for Submission of Examination Application

  • June Examination

    • Without Late Fee: 25th March
    • With Late Fee 9th April [A delay of 15 days is allowed after the last date]
  • December Examination

    • Without Late Fee: 25th September
    • With Late Fee 10th October [A delay of 15 days is allowed after the last date]

Change of Examination Center

Under convincing and extraordinary circumstances application for change of examination center may be accepted by the institute on a payment of a fee of Rs. 100/- along with an application for the same which should be received in the Institute within (prior to) 15 days from the date of commencement of examination.

Care should be taken to send the application to the place where the original application has been sent.

CS - Professional Programme : Fee » Refund/Appropriation/Adjustment

The examination fee would not be refunded under any circumstance.

Institute's lapse/fault

Where the reason for the examination fee having to be refunded is the student getting through the examination after verification of marks etc., the institutes are obliged to appropriate the fee already paid by the student to the subsequent examinations or to other dues payable by the student.

Conditions beyond the Control of the Student

Where a candidate applied to the council within 15 days from the last date of examination for considering appropriation of examination fee to the next examination on the ground that he was prevented from attending the examination on account of circumstances beyond his control and furnishes requisite documentary proof and information to the satisfaction of the council, the council may permit 50% of the examination fee paid by him to be appropriated towards the fee payable for the next following examination for the same module(s) for which he/she was enrolled.

Travel Concessions » At the time of Examinations or otherwise

The ICSI provides for Rail and Air concessions to students

Rail Concessions

Students who have to attend an outstation location for writing the examination are eligible for the same.

Local rail travel concession is not allowed.

  • Provided To:

    Students below 25 years of age and who are not in full time employment.

  • For the Journey:

    From the place of residence or duty (part time) to the nearest examination center and vice versa.

  • Application [How to Avail]:

    The application for concession is to be made to the institute at least 30 days before the commencement of an examination for obtaining rail concession certificate.

This concession can be availed only during the examination times [for journey during the time of and for the purpose of examinations]

Air Concessions

The Indian air lines provides concession in air fare for domestic travel, to the students of the institute.

  • Provided To:

    Students below 26 years of age and who are not in employment.

    The students who are not in receipt of a stipend of more than Rs.150 per month are eligible for this concession.

This concession is not specifically related to travel during examination time and can be availed at any time during the pursuance of the course.