The Institute of Company Secretaries of India ( lCSl ) on Thursday announced the merging of June, 2020 Session Examinations with December, 2020 Session to be conducted by ICSI, which will commence from December 21, 2020.
The lCSl had postponed the Company Secretaries June, 2020 session Examinations for Foundation Programme, Executive Programme (Old and New Syllabus), Professional Programme (Old and New Syllabus) and Post Membership Qualification (pMe) Course examinations (lCSl Examinations) scheduled to be held from 1st to 10th June, 2020, due to Pandemic COVID 19, was rescheduled to 6th to 16th July, 2020 and further rescheduled to 18th to 28th August, 2020.
“The lCSl is continuously viewing the situation prevailing due to COVID 19 pandemic and took cognizance of the situation being faced by the Students/candidates from the time to time. Due to the prevailing situation coupled with lockdown, containment zones and prohibitions in many districts in various States have further aggravated the smooth conduct of the lCSl Examinations,” the ICSI said.
ICSI issued various clarification regarding the merging of June, 2020 Session Examinations with December, 2020 Session.
Firstly, “examination form already submitted by the students/candidates for the lCSl Examinations, June-2020 session will hold good for lCSl Examinations to be held in December, 2020. Such students/candidates should not apply again. However, such students/candidates may apply online for change of Examination Centre, Module and/or Medium without payment of fee from 26th July, 2020 till 20th November, 2020 for appearing in lCSl Examinations to be held in December, 2020,” the ICSI announced keeping in mind the interest of the student.
Secondly, the announcement clarified that the candidates who have submitted their examination form for the lCSl Examinations, June-2020 session shall be allowed to carry overall benefits available to them including payment of fee and subject-wise exemptions for lCSl Examinations to be held in December, 2020.
Thirdly, the candidates who have submitted examination form for lCSl Examinations, June 2020 session are allowed to add their module with payment of differential examination fee during the above specified period for appearing in lCSl Examinations to be held in December, 2020.
Fourthly, the students/candidates who have not enrolled for lCSl Examinations June, 2020 session may enrol by submitting online examination form together with requisite examination fee from 26th July, 2020 till 25th September, 2020 (without late fee) and up to October 9, 2020 (with late fee).
Fifthly, the students of Executive Programme (old syllabus) and a professional programme (old syllabus) are given the opportunity to appear in the examination to be held in December 2020, as per their old Syllabus.
Lastly, the separate announcement shall be released in relation to examination for Company Secretaries Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) students,
“All Students / Candidates are advised to take note of the above and act accordingly. All concerned are advised to visit the official website (www.icsi.edu) of the institute for more updates/ notifications related to the academic calendar and examination schedule/guidelines,” the ICSI advised.