( Expert )
23 May 2012
A student of PCC can apply for conversion to IPCC in the prescribed form [can be downloaded from www.icai.org] alongwith prescribed fee [both groups Rs. 6000/- and group I Rs. 5000/-].Students can obtain the prospectus of IPCC for Rs. 100/- from any nearest Branch office of the Institute.
For example, a student of PCC for being eligible to appear in IPCC in November, 2009, the conversion application form needs to be submitted / received in the office of the Institute on or before 31st January, 2009. Similarly for the May, 2010 examination, the conversion form should be received in the Institute on or before 31st July, 2009.
The student will be eligible for registration for articleship after passing Group I of IPCC and the period of Articleship will be three years for fresh students registered under IPCC effective from 03rd December, 2008 while the period of Articleship will continue to be 3 ½ years for students converted from PCC to IPCC.
The period of Articleship will remain 3 ½ years and the period so served as an articled assistant under PCC scheme of education, examination and training, will be reckoned for the purpose of completing 3 ½ years of Articleship under IPCC.