The Institute has recently announced Direct Entry Scheme for admission to Intermediate (IPC) course for graduates/post graduates with specified marks and Intermediate level passed students of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
As a transition scheme, the Council of the Institute has also permitted existing students of PCE and IPCE to convert to Intermediate (IPC), if they so desire.
The complete text of the Gazette Notification dated 1st August 2012 and the announcement/s dated 16th August 2012 issued by the Director, Board of Studies in this regard are available on www.icai.org
Certain queries have been raised from the existing students of PCE/IPCE that they have already submitted the examination forms for appearing in PCE/IPCE to be held in November 2012 and also wish to apply for conversion to Intermediate (IPC) immediately, in order to commence articled training and also appear in the PCE/IPCE examination to be held in November 2012.
It is clarified for the information of all students concerned that such students who apply for conversion from existing PCE/IPCE to Intermediate (IPC) and commence articled training shall not be eligible to appear in PCE/IPCE examination to be held in November 2012 and even if they appear, no cognizance of their appearance in November 2012 examination will be taken and their results will accordingly be treated as cancelled.
In other words, it is further clarified that if students have already applied or desirous of applying for conversion to Intermediate (IPC) on or before 30th September 2012, they are not eligible to appear in PCE/IPCE to be held in November 2012.
For any further information/clarification, candidates can contact Examination Help Desk at 0120-3054 851, 3054 852, 3054 853 and 3054 835.