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.
First Week of June [2nd to 7th – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.]
Last Week of December [26th to 31st – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 am]
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 Coaching Completion Certificate (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 both Modules in the December Examination thesame Year
[Register before 28th Feburary 2009 to attempt both modules in December 2009 Exam]
- Before May 31st can appear for one Module in the December Examination the same year
[Register before 31st May 2009 to attempt one Module in December 2009 Exam]
- Before August 31st can appear for both Modules in the June Examination Next Year
[Register before 31st August 2008 to attempt both Modules in June 2009 Exam]
- Before November 30th can appear for one Module in the June Examination Next Year
[Register before 30th November 2008 to attempt one Module in June 2009 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 of the modules at his choice or both the 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 you can pursue the Professional Programme (final course) only on
completing both the modules i.e. the Executive Programme course/level.
Medium for Writing the Examinations
Executive 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
The option to answer papers in HINDI 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 Executive 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.
Examination Application, Where to obtain and submit
Where to Obtain?
The examination applications are sold at the institutes head quarters, regional offices and
chapters. 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 may be provided during the period between the date of notification
to the last date of submission of application on the institutes web site. It may not be available
throughout the year.
Please check the respective web sites [ICSI] during the period when application for the
examination is to be made.
The institute 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
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/
- Regular Fee Rs. 900
- Late Fee Rs. 100
- Regular Fee Rs. 1800
- Late Fee Rs. 100
- Without Late Fee: 25th March
- With Late Fee 9th April [A delay of 15 days is allowed after the last date]
- 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
Fee » Refund/Appropriation/Adjustment
The examination fee would not be refunded under any circumstance.
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 or refund the same if there are no subsequent 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
Students who have to attend an outstation location for writing the examination are eligible for the
Local rail travel concession is not allowed.
Students below 25 years of age and who are not in full time employment.
From the place of residence or duty (part time) to the nearest examination center and vice
- 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]
The Indian air lines provides concession in air fare for domestic travel, to the students of the
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.