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INSTRUCTIONS TO EXAMINEES
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION FOR CS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION FOR CS FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
WOULD BE HELD ON 4
th AND 5th June, 2016 AS PER TIMING GIVEN IN THE
ADMIT CARD. CANDIDATES SHOULD READ THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN
BELOW CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THEM IN TRUE LETTER AND SPIRIT FOR
APPEARING IN THE EXAMINATION.
PART-A : GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Immediately after taking the print-out of the Admit Card from the website
www.icsi.edu, every candidate is advised to verify all the details mentioned in
his/her Admit Card, i.e., his/her Name, Photograph, Signature, Registration
Number, Examination Centre (Name, Address, Code, etc.), Date and Timings of
Examination etc. In case of any discrepancy, the same may please be brought to
the notice of the Institute immediately at Tel.No.- 011-33132333, 011-66204999.
2. Candidates should carry with them (i) Admit Card; and (ii) Student Identity Card to the
Examination Centre every day for establishing their identity and securing admission to the
examination, failing which they will not be allowed to enter the Examination Hall.
3. The Superintendent of Examination Centre and the Invigilators have been advised to verify
the identity of each and every candidate at the time of entry into the Examination Hall and
while taking candidate’s signature on the Attendance Sheet. Accordingly, each candidate
must show his/her Admit Card and Student Identity Card to the Invigilator/Supervisory
Staff on demand any time during the course of examination.
4. Candidates are advised to ensure that they are in possession of a valid Identity Card (Green
Coloured Authenticated Identity Card sent by post by the Institute OR the downloaded
Student Identity Card from www.icsi.edu duly attested by the authorized official(s). In
case, due to any reason, the photograph and signature of the student are not available in the
downloaded Identity Card, the candidates should affix his/her photograph and put the
signature on the downloaded Identity Card and get it attested by Gazetted Officer/Member
of ICSI/Principal of Recognized School/Manager of Nationalised Bank, etc. For any reason,
if some of the candidates are not holding the Identity Card due to technical/ practical
problems, they may bring any other Photo Identity Card issued by the Government
Departments viz. Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, UID Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, etc.
to establish their identity vis-à-vis the particulars appearing in the Enrollment Details /
Attendance Sheet. Please handover one identical photograph to the Superintendent of
Examination Centre for affixing the same on the Attendance Sheet.
5. In case, due to any reason, the downloaded Admit Card does not bear the photograph of the
examinee, the candidate should affix his/her photograph on the Admit Card and get it
attested by gazetted officer/member of ICSI, etc. and also bring Student Identity Card/other
documents as specified above, as identification proof and also one identical photograph for
submitting to the Superintendent of Examination Centre.
6. Provisionally admitted students of Foundation Programme are required to regularize their
admission by submitting proof of passing 10+2 Examinations within six months from the
date of registration. Some of the students who have not complied with the requirements but
sought enrollment to Examinations are being issued Admit Card for appearing in the
Examinations on provisional basis. Notwithstanding the issue of Admit Card on provisional
basis by giving benefit of doubt to the students, such students are hereby cautioned that the
results of the examinations will be withheld pending submission of the requisite certificate.
The date of passing the 10+2 Examinations should be within six months of the date of
registration and in case the actual date of passing the 10+2 Examinations is beyond six
months period, the registration will be cancelled without further notice. Those students who
are yet to submit the certificate(s) are advised to immediately upload scanned copy(ies) of
the requisite certificate(s) at “Manage Account” option followed by “Certificate Details”
option at their online account at www.icsi.edu and may contact the Institute at Tel.No. at
011-33132333, 011-66204999 in case of any further query.
7. Candidates are required to report at the Examination Hall 60 (sixty) minutes before the
time specified for the commencement of each examination and occupy their allotted seats in
Examination Hall. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Hall
after the completion of 15 minutes of the commencement of examination and
no candidate shall be permitted to leave the Examination Hall until the expiry
of 45 minutes of the commencement of the examination.
8. Personal belongings including mobile phones are not allowed inside the examination room.
Candidates are advised not to bring valuable personal belongings to the
examination venue and the Institute or examination center shall not be
responsible in case the item(s) brought to the examination centre is/ are lost or
9. There will be 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) of 2 marks each in each paper and the
candidates shall be given 90 minutes for appearing in both the papers on each day (45
minutes in case of exemption in one of the paper).
10. The question papers will be displayed on the Computer Screen both in English and Hindi
language except for Business Management, Ethics and Communication paper for which
questions will be displayed in English only. In case of any doubt or discrepancy in Hindi
language, the English version of the questions shall prevail.
11. Each student will be appearing for two test sessions, i.e. one test session on each day in the
12. Candidates must sign the Attendance Sheet on each day for which they are appearing and
after conclusion of examination obtain signature of the Invigilator on the Admit Card. In no
case a candidate should leave the Examination Hall without signing the Attendance Sheet.
Any appearance without the candidate’s signature in the Attendance Sheet shall
be treated as absent.
13. Candidates are allowed to use their own battery operated, noiseless and cordless ordinary
calculator with not more than 6 functions, 12 digits and 2 memories. Use of programmable,
scientific or printing model of calculators or calculators not conforming to above
specifications shall not be permitted. Borrowing or exchange of calculators or any other
item/material shall not be permitted in the Examination Hall.
14. Every candidate is compulsorily required to appear in all the subjects /Paper(s) for which
he/she had enrolled. In case any candidate remains absent in any subject(s)/Paper(s) due to
any reason, whatsoever, he/she shall be summarily declared fail. However, in case a
candidate who has been granted exemption in any one subject i.e., Paper 1 or 2 (on first day
th June, 2016) or Paper 3 or 4 (on second day i.e. 5th June, 2016) as the case may be,
he/she is required to answer only those questions in the relevant subject (Paper) in which
he/she is enrolled and leave the examination hall on the expiry of 45 minutes of the
commencement of the examination, after submitting the Exam by clicking “Finish” button.
In case a candidate has been granted exemption in Paper 1 and 2 (first day) or Paper 3 and 4
in the (second day), he/she is required to appear only in the relevant subjects (Paper 3 and 4
or Paper 1 and 2 as the case may be), for which he/she is enrolled.
15. Candidates are required to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper, i.e. Paper- 1,
Paper-2, Paper-3 and Paper-4 separately as the case may be, and 50% marks in aggregate of
all papers put together for passing the Foundation Programme Examination. There will be
no negative marking for wrong answers.
16. No candidate shall bring or carry with him/her any Book, Study Material, Handwritten or
Printed Notes, Mobile Phone, Pager, Digital Diary, Scientific or Programmable Calculator,
Laptop, Palmtop, or any other communication device or gadget in the Examination
room/Hall/Premises. However, the candidates are warned to remain prepared that in the
event of suspicious behaviour of any examinee in the Examination Hall/Room/Premises,
he/she could be searched/ frisked to demonstrate that he/she does not possess any
prohibited/ objectionable item(s) with him/her.
17. The Superintendent of Examination is authorized to expel a candidate from the Examination
Hall/Room if in his/her opinion, the candidate has resorted to unfair means for the purpose
of answering the questions or behaved in a disorderly manner in and around the
Examination Hall or obstructed the Superintendent or invigilating staff in carrying out
his/her duties or attempted to offer illegal gratification or attempted to apply undue
influence or threaten or blackmail any person connected with conduct of examination or
attempt to copy examination questions and/ or examination responses (in any format) from
the Examination Centre, etc. A candidate so expelled must, before leaving the Examination
Hall, submit to the Institute his/her explanation in writing through the Superintendent of
Examination. Once a candidate is so expelled; he/she will not be allowed to appear in the
remaining paper(s) of the examination. Over and above, for any such misconduct of grave
nature, the candidate shall be subject to disciplinary action under the provisions of the
Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 as in force and/or other appropriate legal action
under the laws of the country, and the particulars of such candidates will be suitably notified
in the Institute’s official bulletins.
18. Candidates’ eligibility to appear in the CS Foundation Programme Examination shall be
subject to the provisions of Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 as in force.
PART- B: OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
I. Attempting the Examination
1. Upon Invigilator’s instruction, click on the “APPEAR” button to access the Instruction
Sheet. In case of any doubt or question about functioning of the Exam Window, candidates
may seek advice/guidance from the Invigilator on duty before the commencement of
examination. No query/ies shall be entertained after the commencement of examination.
2. Do not close the Exam Window or try to restart the system at the Examination Centre.
3. Each question is followed by four alternative answer marked as A, B, C and D. The
candidate shall choose the most appropriate answer to each question and mark the same
through click of mouse against the appropriate answer. Chosen answer will be highlighted
and will automatically be saved. The questions may be answered in any order within the
stipulated examination time.
4. Candidates can make changes in their answer already chosen/marked by simply clicking
the other answer option of their choice at any time before conclusion of examination or
before clicking “FINISH” Button.
5. Candidates shall not click “DONE” button followed by three warnings with “FINISH”
button until they have completed all the questions of their examination in every respect.
The examination shall not re-start once “FINISH” button is clicked.
6. Countdown clock will start on commencement of examination and the same will be
displayed on the top right hand corner of the Exam Window for the remaining time
available to a candidate for the Examination.
7. Before conclusion of examination, the candidates can use the “Bookmark” option by
clicking on “BOOKMARK” button, if they wish to review or revisit the question later.
8. In case of restarting / shut down of computer due to technical reasons, immediately report
the same to the Invigilator on duty. Answers already marked and time of the examination
will be saved and the candidate will be able to resume the examination from the exact point
that last appeared before him/her.
9. If any candidate wishes to take a bio break, he/she can do so after 30 minutes of
commencement of the examination. However, the timer on the Exam Computer would
continue to tick and the candidate would not be given any additional time to compensate
for the time loss during the bio break. Hence, the candidates in their own interest may limit
their bio-breaks to the minimum to avoid any loss of time.
II. Working on Examination Window
1. APPEAR → CLICK → Display of Exam Window
2. Only one question will be displayed on the Exam Window at a time.
3. Candidates can mark their choice of answers by placing cursor on any one of the four
alternative answers to each question and clicking through mouse thereat. Chosen answer
option will be highlighted.
4. Candidates can change their answer to any question by clicking at the new answer option
(Radio Button) before “FINISH” of the examination.
5. Candidates can answer question in any order and can navigate between questions either by
clicking on ”Previous”/ “Next” button or by directly clicking on the question numbers
which are displayed in the Paper-wise Summary panel available on the left side of the Exam
6. Every particular question answered by the candidate will be displayed in GREEN colour on
the Summary Panel. The questions that are not attempted and not bookmarked for review
will be displayed without any colour. Questions Attempted and Bookmarked for review will
be highlighted in RED and those which are not attempted but Bookmarked for Review will
be displayed in YELLOW.
III. Examination Submission
1. “DONE” button shall be clicked by the candidates only when they have answered all the
questions of their examination. The “DONE” button will be visible at the Right Hand
Bottom Corner of the Exam Window and the same will only be enabled after 45 minutes of
commencement of the Examination.
2. After completion of the examination, candidates can click “DONE” button followed by
three warnings with “FINISH” button to submit the examination. After conclusion of
examination timing, system will automatically save, finish and submit the examination.
3. No candidate shall be permitted to leave the examination hall/room/lab until the expiry
of 45 minutes after commencement of the examination.
3. In case any candidate wrongly clicks the “DONE” button, warning screens will be
displayed; and he/she can return to the question paper by clicking “Go to Examination”.
There are three such warnings – WARNING-1, WARNING-2 and WARNING-3 with
4. Candidates shall remain cautious while clicking “FINISH” button and warnings. On
clicking the “FINISH” button after “WARNING-3”, examination will be completed,
finished and submitted. After submission of examination, it shall not re-start
at all and answer marked by the candidate shall be considered for purposes of
5. A “Thank you” message will appear confirming the completion, finishing and submission of
6. Candidates may give their feedback by filling “FEEDBACK FORM” available on their system
after submission of their examination.
IV. Use of Rough Sheet:
1. A Rough Sheet will be provided to the candidates for carrying out rough work, calculations,
etc. during the examination. Candidates are required to mention their Name, Roll Number,
Registration Number, Exam Date and Batch Time on the Rough Sheet.
2. Rough Sheet needs to be returned to the Invigilator before leaving the Exam
Hall/Room/Lab. The candidate shall not be permitted to carry the rough sheets used/un
used with them when they leave the Examination Hall/Room/Lab.
V. Maintenance of Discipline in the Examination Hall/Room/Lab
Candidates should strictly follow the various written/ verbal instructions and maintain
discipline in the Examination Hall/ Room/ Lab. Candidates should not:
(a) Attempt to take the examination on behalf of someone else
, i.e. Impersonation;
(b) Give or receive assistance of any kind during the examination or communicate in any
manner with other candidates or with outsiders.
(c) Tamper / attempt to tamper with computer system or pose hindrance in the smooth
conduct of the examination.
(d) Leave the examination centre without the permission of the invigilator.
(e) Use prohibited aids or carry banned items in the examination premises/room/hall/lab,
etc. such as mobile phones, I-pad, palmtop, books, study material, printed or handwritten
paper, blank pieces of paper, electronic diaries, watch alarms, listening devices, recording
or photographic devices etc.
(f) Attempt to copy examination questions and /or examination responses (in any format)
from the fellow candidate/ examination centre.
The Superintendent of Examination Centre is authorized to expel a candidate from
the examination centre for any misconduct by the candidates.
Infringement of any of these instructions may render the candidates liable for
disciplinary action which could lead to cancellation of results of the examination
and/or student-ship registration under the Company Secretaries Regulations,
1982 as in force.
SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO, BETEL, INTOXICANT, CARRYING/USE OF
MOBILE PHONE, ETC., IS TOTALLY BANNED INSIDE THE EXAMINATION