Frequently asked queries by Candidates willing to participate in Campus Placement Programme August-September 2011
As an endeavor to provide the assistance to the Qualified Chartered Accountants while performing Registration on the www.cmii.icai.org for participation in our Campus Placement Programme August-September 2011, we have compiled the below mentioned FAQs by the Candidates which are based on the queries received from the Newly Qualified Chartered Accountants.
Apart from the below mentioned queries you are welcome to contact us regarding any further doubts/clarifications sought.
Q.1 Whether eligible for Campus Placement Programme August-September 2011?
A.1 Eligibility for appearing in Campus Placement Programme to be held in August-September 2011
The candidates who fulfill the following criteria are eligible to appear in the Campus Placement Programme to be held in August-September 2011:
Clearance of Final Examination of Chartered Accountancy Course
Completion of GMCS Course
Completion of Articledship
Submission of Application for ICAI Membership*
May , 2011
31st October, 2011
31st October, 2011
15th November, 2011
November and May,2010 and November,2009
or whose CA Final results were declared in revaluation/re verification after 26th March, 2011 and completing their articleship or GMCS upto 31st October,2011
Between 1st May 2011 and 31st October, 2011
Between 1st May 2011 and 31st October, 2011
*While attending the Orientation Programme/Campus Interviews candidates should either carry the relevant proof of applying for the membership of the Institute or should submit a written declaration that they would apply for the membership by 15th November, 2011.
· Organisations participating in the Campus Placement Programme prefers that the candidates selected by them should be ready to join the organisations immediately and should not claim that their GMCS / Articleship is pending and requires more time to join, which will affect the overall quality of the campus placement programme and its success which is primarily driven by number of organisations participating and the positions offered. Accordingly these cut off dates have been prescribed.
· Where the candidates have qualified in May, 2011 final examination but their articleship and/or GMCS is not completing on 31st October, 2011, they shall be permitted to appear in the Campus Placement Programme to be held in February- March, 2012.
Q.2 What are the Companies that will be participating in the Campus Placement Programme?
A.2 The information regarding participating Companies will be hosted on the placement Portal www.cmii.icai.org in due course.
Q.3 Is attending of Orientation Programme compulsory?
A.3 Yes, attending of Orientation Programme for the Newly Qualified Chartered Accountants shall be compulsory for participation in Campus Placement Programme. Moreover, in the orientation programme candidates gain a first hand experience, which help them to face the questions of the interviewing teams in a better manner.
Q.4 Will there be presentations by the companies at the Campus Interview centres?
A.4 Yes, the participating companies would conduct their presentations at the Campus Interview centres prior to Interviews according to the respective schedule of the PPT (Pre Placement Talk) hosted on www.cmii.icai.org . Besides this a provision has been made for the participating entities to upload their presentation online which would be visible in candidate login.
Candidates are advised to check these presentations for information regarding the No. of Recruitments to be done centre-wise by their organisation, CTC to be offered, Job Profile along with likely place of posting in Department, Working hours -Whether normal working hours or otherwise in shifts i.e US, UK or India, Age limit, No. of recruitments to be done for General/OBC/SC/ST/PH candidates centrewise, Required Cut off for percentage of Marks/attempt in CA Foundation/Inter/Final, if any, Process of recruitment, condition of bond from the selected candidates, etc.
Q.5 After registering online on the placements site if a candidate wants to change his centre what should he/she do?
A.5 It is not possible to change the centre of appearing in the campus placement programme.
Q.6 If a candidate has not registered for the placement programme, would he/she be eligible for the next campus placement programme?
A.6 The eligibility for a particular placement programme is governed by the cut-off dates. If a candidate has not registered or participated in the placement, he/she would not be able to participate in the subsequent campus placement programmes for newly qualified chartered accountants.
Q.7 While registering for Campus Placement if a candidate due to mistake has given his/her wrong e-mail address and wants to change his email id then what should the candidate do?
A.7 The candidate may change their email ids on their own by logging on to the placement portal and the option to change the email id appears at the bottom of the home page.
Q.8 What if a candidate is not selected from the bigger centre from where one has registered? Will the candidate be given five fresh chances to select the Company at smaller Centre?
A.8 If any candidate from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi centres not selected by the company or candidate does not accepts the offer, their database would be merged with the centre of their second choice (if opted and revalidated within given date). Also these candidates would be given five fresh chances to select company at second choice centre.
Q.9 If a candidate has opted centres like from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
· When the database would be merged with second choice centre?
The database of the candidates appearing for the interviews at the bigger centres would be merged with their second choice centre after completion of first round of interview, in case the candidates do not get selected or get selected but do not consent to the offer letter at the centre of their first choice subsequent to the completion of interviews at the centre of first choice.
· Whether a candidate would be allotted a new centre code according to second choice?
After the merger of the database to the second choice centre, the candidate would receive a New Centre Code. They would be required to take the Print out of the new Photo-id Card and profile also, at the Initial stage only the centre for the first centre would be visible in the Photo-ID Card of the candidate.
Q.10 What documents a candidate needs to carry at the time of Interview?
A.10. Participants should take the print out of their Photo Identity Card and online Print Profile which is available in their login id, as a proof of their identity for attending Orientation Programme and Campus
· Original Documents and credentials
· Enough copies of CV
· Sufficient Number of Passport size photographs
· Date of Birth Certificate
· Caste Certificate if belong to SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy)/PH
· Mark-sheet and certificates of all examination.
· Other Certificates pertaining to Graduation, Articleship etc.
· Stationery items like gum, stapler, pins, pens, calculator etc
· Any other documents pertaining to the interview
Q.11 Whether any stay arrangements or TA/DA will be provided?
A.11 Kindly note that NO TA/DA or stay arrangements will be provided by ICAI.
Q.12 Whether any minimum amount of package a company needs to offer?
A.12 Yes, the participating company has to offer a minimum amount of package to the candidates which are specified in the announcement for subsequent campus placement programme for newly qualified chartered accountants.
Q.13 What would be the criteria of shortlisting by the companies?
A.13 The criteria for shortlisting is determined by the companies themselves and ICAI does not intervene in the selection process however the maximum number of shortlisting by companies will not exceed 15 times the number of vacancies. But the companies usually shortlist depending upon educational qualifications, Number of attempts, Gender, Completion of Articleship and in case more number of candidates qualify the selection criteria (Restriction being 15 times the number of vacancies) companies may choose on random basis as per their choice.
Q.14 Whether the candidate can appear for any further campus interviews after signing the offer letter with the company?
A.14 No, as clearly specified in the announcement of each campus placement programme that the candidate cannot appear in any other campus interviews after giving consent to the company by signing the declaration form.
Q.15 What is the second round of shortlisting by companies and how is it beneficial to the candidates?
A.15 Kindly note that this is a new feature which has been incorporated in the forthcoming campus placement programme which is to be held in Aug-Sep 2011.In this at each centre company may shortlist the candidates twice if the company has not received enough number of consents after first round of shortlisting. Also second round shortlisting will be restricted to total vacancy*15 times i.e. (previous consent + new shortlisting total =vacancy*15times).
Q.16 Whether the candidate can edit the form after the same has been successfully submitted and unique centre code has been generated?
A.16 No, there is no option to edit the form after it has been successfully submitted. However, the candidates who have opted for one bigger and one smaller centre before merger with the centre of second choice (if not selected in the first choice) have an option to edit the selected portion of online form on 23rd and 24th August, 2011 (upto 11:00 midnight).
Please note that the candidates have to mandatorily resubmit the form for inclusion of data with smaller centre and no queries will be entertained thereafter for the same.
Q.17 While registering for campus placement programme if the candidate could not fill the entire form at one time , can he/she edit the form again?
A.17 Yes, the option to edit the form remains open unless and until the entire form is filled and you have successfully submitted the form online and centre code allotted (E.g. DEL, MUM etc).
Q.18 What would be the criteria for selection in the second round of shortlisting by the companies?
Ans.18 The criteria for shortlisting the candidates for second round is :
Step 1: After first round of shortlisting by companies, candidates would mark their consent online.
Step 2: First round of consent date will be closed and now company can see and shortlist the remaining candidates from that particular centre and following data will be visible to company for shortlist.
- candidate who have not been shortlisted by any company
- candidate shortlisted but have not given consent to any company
- candidate has given consent to 1-2 companies
Step 3: Again the shortlisted candidates in second round can give their consent.
Q.19 What if a candidate fails to give consent after first round of shortlisting. Whether the candidate can give consent to the companies that have shortlisted him/her in the first round after being shortlisted in the second round?
A.19 A candidate should give consent upto the last date of consent sending by the candidates as specified in the announcement in each round itself .However after being shortlisted in the second round the candidate can give consent only to those companies that have shortlisted them in the second round and not to the companies that have shortlisted them in the first round.
Q.20. How to select your centre online?
A.20 Candidate should follow the below mentioned procedure to select the centre online:
a. A candidate who wants to opt for one bigger and one smaller centre:
The candidate should mandatorily select the bigger centre in the first choice (New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai) and then in the second choice he should select the smaller centre (Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Kanpur, Baroda, Indore and Nagpur)from where he/she wants to appear.
If the candidate incorrectly selects the smaller centre (Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Kanpur, Baroda, Indore and Nagpur) in the First choice then the option to select second centre will not be available.
Kindly note once again that the candidates have to mandatorily resubmit the form for inclusion of data from 23rd and 24th August, 2011(upto 11:00 midnight)with smaller centre and no queries will be entertained thereafter for the same.
b. A candidate who wants to opt only for bigger centre:
The candidate should select the bigger centre in the first choice (New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai) and then in the second choice he should select N.A from the drop down menu.
c. A candidate who wants to select only smaller centre:
The candidate should select the smaller centre in the first choice option and the option to select the second centre will not be available.
Q. 21 When will open interviews commence in the campus?
A .21 It is not necessary that there will be open interviews and if open interviews are conducted they will start from Day 3 onwards at bigger centre (New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai) and Day 2 onwards at smaller centre.
Q.22 How to get information about the job profiles, Place of posting, CTC, minimum take home salary etc?
A.22 The shortlisted candidates are required to go through the Online Presentations hosted by the participating companies in their login which would provide them details regarding the job profile, place of posting, CTC etc. Also it is mandatory for the candidate to attend the Pre Placement Talk by the Company.
Q.23 Whether a candidate who had cleared in May,10 or Nov,10 or Nov,09 and had also completed his GMCS and articleship before 1st May 2011and did not participate in February- March 2011 campus is eligible for the campus in August-Sepember,2011?
A.23 The eligibility criteria for August-September, 2011 Campus clearly specifies that candidate who has completed his GMCS and Articleship between 1st May,11 and 31st Oct,11 is only eligible for this campus .
The fact that the candidate has not participated in earlier campus does not makes him eligible for this campus.
Q.24 Whether a candidate has to go for preliminary registration?
A.24 Newly Qualified Chartered Accountants who have qualified CA Final Examination held in November 2010/ May 2010 but were unable to participate in Campus Placement Programme Feb-Mar, 2011 because their articleship or GMCS was pending as on 1st May, 2011 only have to go for preliminary registration.
Q.25 If a candidate who has cleared in May, 2011 and he/she is expecting his GMCS to be completed by 31st October, 2011 should he/she register in Aug-Sept, 11 campus?
A. 25 Yes, if the candidate is expecting the GMCS to be completed by 31st Oct, 2011 he/she is eligible for the Campus Placement Programme scheduled to be held in Aug-Sept, 2011 and should register himself from 26th July -30th July.
Q.26 What if a candidate who has cleared in May, 2011 and he/she is not sure whether he would be able to complete his/her GMCS by 31st October, 2011 should he/she register in Aug-Sept, 11 campus?
A. 26 CMII of ICAI has already sent an intimation to all its ICAI Regional Offices/Branches to give priority to candidates who have cleared in May, 2011 and applying for GMCS so you are requested to contact your nearest Regional Offices/Branches for getting yourself registered for GMCS batch.
Q.27 How will the candidate select the centre for orientation programme?
A.27 The choice for centres of Orientation programme will be as follows
Case 1:If the candidate opting Bigger centre: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi as first choice of interview, he can select only Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi as Orientation programme centre
Case 2:If the candidate opting smaller centre: Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Pune, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore,Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Kanpur, Baroda, Indore and Nagpur as first choice of interview, he can select any centre as Orientation programme centre
Before applying for Campus Placement Programme kindly make sure that you are in genuine need of the job, you will select the Company if you are really interested to join and you will continue to work in that organization for a reasonable period of time.