CS Exams 2021: ICSI announces Opt Out Facility and Carry forward of CSEET Fees

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The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) notified the Opt Out Facility and Carry forward of Company Secretaries Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Fees paid for May 2021 to July 2021 session.

The May 2021 session of Company Secretaries Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 8th May 2021.

In view of the continuing health crisis in the country due to the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Institute has decided to conduct CSEET to be held on 8 May 2021 through remote proctored mode only, instead of conducting the same. from Test Centers. Candidates are allowed to appear for the test through their laptop/ desktop from home/ such another convenient place.

As the situation is still unpredictable in many parts of the country, some of the candidates enrolled for CSEET to be held in May 2021 Session are sending requests to carry forward the credit of CSEET fee to July 2021 session of CSEET due to the various reasons.

Firstly, non availability of Desktop/laptop/non-availability of webcams at desktops or other technical requirements/Internet related issues.

Secondly, candidates residing in containment zones/Red Zones do not have access to cyber cafés

Thirdly, some candidates are stuck far from their home and do not have access to the basic requirements to appear in the test.

“To facilitate such candidates and keeping in view the unprecedented situation, the Institute has decided to give the facility to the candidates to opt out from CSEET to be held on 8 May 2021 to CSEET to be held in July 2021 and granting them benefit of carrying forward the credit of CSEET fee paid for the May 2021 Session to July, 2021 Session,” the ICSI said.

The ICSI notified candidates willing to avail this benefit, shall be required to submit a declaration in the prescribed format at https://tinyurl.com/9wfits latest by 3 May, 2021.

On receipt of the declaration, registration of the candidate for May 2021 session of CSEET will be cancelled and he/she will be enrolled for July 2021 session of CSEET.

The ICSI added, such candidates who have opted for carry forward from May 2021 session of CSEET to July 2021 session, need not apply again for registration for July 2021 session of CSEET. Their candidature will be automatically transferred to the July 2021 session of CSEET.

Once the declaration is submitted, no request for its change/revocation will be entertained under any circumstances This is a one-time facility being provided to candidates due to Covid 19, without creating any precedent for the future.

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