Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the admit cards of students appearing for the ICSI CS exams at icsi.edu. Candidates are advised to carefully verify all the particulars mentioned in their admit card, i.e. name, photograph, signature, registration number, stage and module(s) of examination enrolled for, examination centre (name, address, code, etc.), medium of examination, dates and timings of examination, details of paper-wise exemption granted, elective subject in case of professional programme (old & new syllabus), etc. In case of any discrepancy, the candidates must be brought in front of the Institute immediately at the support portal support.icsi.edu.
Candidates should carry with them their admit card; and student identity card to the examination centre for establishing their identity and securing admission to the examination, failing which they will not be allowed to enter the Examination Hall.
Further, the candidates are advised to visit the venue of the examination centre beforehand to know about the exact location so as to avoid any inconvenience on the day of the examination. Candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall 60 minutes before the time specified for the commencement of the examination in a systematic manner. Candidates will have to go through the screening process and thereafter will be able to occupy their allotted seats in the examination hall.
Medium of Examination: The medium of writing the examination for Executive Programme and Professional Programme (Old/New Syllabus) is English or Hindi as per the option exercised by the candidate and as indicated in the admit card. All question papers will be provided in the English language except the following three papers of the Executive Programme (Old Syllabus) and two papers of Executive Programme (New Syllabus) of Module -II, which will be provided in English with Hindi translation to those candidates who have opted Hindi Medium for writing their respective examinations and such Hindi Medium candidates must darken the circle against the column ‘Medium of Writing – Hindi.
Seating Arrangement: The seating arrangements of the candidates shall be displayed on the notice board at the entrance of the examination centre. Candidates will find their roll numbers written against the seats allotted to them at the examination hall/room. They should occupy their allotted seats only. Whereas, no candidate should leave or will be allowed to leave the Examination Hall (i) within one hour of the commencement of examination; (ii) during the last 15 minutes of the examination timing; (iii) without signing the attendance sheet.
Exemption: The paper-wise exemption in any paper(s) of the examination, once sought by the candidate and granted by the Institute remains valid and is printed in his/her Admit Card (Roll No.) and taken on record for computation of his/her results unless it is cancelled by the student by submitting a formal request to the Institute at the online portal https://smash.icsi.in after logging into the individual accounts of the students. Exemption once cancelled on student’s request shall not be revived subsequently under any circumstances. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions under 60% marks criteria have been granted exemption(s) in the respective papers and such exemption(s) has/have been shown in the admit card as well as the Attendance sheet.
Banned Items: Personal belongings including mobile phones are not allowed inside the examination room. Candidates are required to write answers to questions in their own handwriting with blue colour ink pen/ball-point pen. Writing answers with red or green ink or any other colour ink is prohibited. Accordingly, candidates are advised to bring their own pen for their use. Borrowing/lending/exchanging of any item with other candidates during the examination in the examination Hall/Room is prohibited. Candidates are advised not to bring valuable personal belongings to the examination venue.
Writing Examination: Candidates should write answers on both sides of all pages of the answer book(s) and use all pages of the main answer book before asking for an additional answer book. Answer to each question must be started from a fresh page and all parts/subquestion(s) of that question should be attempted consecutively and that the candidate must clearly and prominently mention the respective Question No. at the start of the answer and draw parallel lines underneath the question number on the left-hand side margin of the page.
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CS Examination: The candidates will be provided with a question paper booklet and an OMR answer sheet for answering the questions. The Question Paper Booklet will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s). Each question will be of one mark and for every question, four answer options designated as A, B, C and D are given in the question paper booklet. The candidates will have to darken the circle i.e. A or B or C or D as the case may be, to be the answer in the OMR Answer Sheet with blue/black ball-point pen only.
Exam Exit: No candidate, without specific permission of the Superintendent/Invigilator, shall leave his/her seat during the course of the examination.
ICSI released CS Exam instructions Part 2 contains special instructions to the students in view of COVID-19. In view of the prevailing situation in the country due to COVID-19, candidates appearing in the examination are advised to follow the given instructions strictly. Candidates will have to produce a self-declaration health status that can be downloaded along with the admit card.
Candidates will be provided with a hand sanitiser to clean their hands before entering the examination premises/hall and also while leaving the examination premises. Besides wearing a face mask, candidates can carry their own small transparent bottle of drinking water and hand sanitiser in the examination hall for personal use during the examination. Sharing of personal belongings shall not be allowed. Candidates shall remove the mask only at the time of their personal identification and signing of the attendance register.