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ICSI introduced new entrance exam, CS Foundation Programme Discontinued

According to the recent official notification, ICSI has introduced a new entrance exam, CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) which will be first held in May 2020. CS Foundation programme is now discontinued from the CS Curriculum. The subsequent tests will be held in the month of July 2020, November 2020 and January 2021. In order to register for CS Executive Programme, aspirants of all categories will have to qualify in CSEET CS Executive Entrance Test, a mandatory qualifying test.

According to the ICSI notification, only the following category of students can avail exemption from CSEET:

  • CS Foundation Programme passed students with no exemption fee
  • ICAI CA Final passed students with the payment of Rs 5000 as exemption fee
  • ICMAI CMA Final passed students with the payment of Rs 5000 as exemption fee

Read the ICSI Official Notification: CS Foundation Discontinuation Update: Click here

ICSI in a notification available on its website said, “The Foundation Programme of CS Course stands discontinued.”

Know About ICSI New Entrance Exam: CEET Exam Pattern And Syllabus

The CS Executive Entrance Test, CSEET will be a computer-based examination and would comprise of 4 papers namely:

  • Paper 1 (Business Communication),
  • Paper 2 (Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning),
  • Paper 3 (Economic and Business Environment) and
  • Paper 4 (Current Affairs, Presentation & Communication Skills)

CSEET online computer-based will be comprised of

  • MCQs,
  • video clips,
  • audio clips, and
  • descriptive questions

10+2 pass candidates are eligible to appear for CSEET examination. Candidates who have qualified ICMAI final course and ICAI will be exempted from qualifying CSEET.

CSEET Minimum Qualifying Marks

Aspirants have to secure 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in total to be declared qualified and to register for CS Executive Programme. There will be no negative marking.

The duration of CSEET shall be 135 minutes which is divided into two sections: 120 Minutes for MCQ test and 15 minutes for Viva Voice.

ICSI Other Updates

According to the notification, the provisional registration to Executive Programme is now discontinued.

There is an introduction of the new clause by ICSI ‘Continuation of Registration’ which states that the candidates are required to keep their registration renewed from time to time even after he/she has passed the CS Professional Programme till completion of all the training requirements. The prescribed fee for Continuation of Registration is Rs 1000 per year.

The provision of “Extension of Registration” is also being discontinued by ICSI. On the expiry of the validity of the registration, candidates of Professional and Executive Programme shall be required to seek renewal through “Registration Denovo” process.

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