Only a registered student (who has cleared all
his dues) can appear in examination held by the
Institute biannually in January and July.
enter an examination must be made on
prescribed form which may be obtained from
office of the Institute.
Examination Form duly
completed and accompanied by appropriate fee
must be received at office of the Institute
by specified date. In case of any
deficiency, it may be rejected.
The closing date is the
date by which an entry must be received at
the Institute and not the date it is posted
by the candidate.
No change in a
candidate’s entry will be accepted after the
closing date for examination entire
Examinations are usually held in third week of
January and July, each year. Dates of
examinations are published regularly in the
Institute’s magazine – The Corporate Secretary.
Individual notification of the date, time and
place of examination will be sent so as to reach
candidates enrolled for the examination at least
seven days before commencement of the
examination, except for force majeure.
Examinations are normally held at the following
centers at the discretion of the
Council:-Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.
CLOSING DATES FOR
It is emphasized that properly completed
Examination Forms along with requisite fee and
documents, if any, must be received by office of
the Institute on or before the following closing
dates for examination entries:
Entry with Late Fee
Late or incomplete examination forms shall not
be accepted under any circumstances.
Applicants/students are, therefore, advised, in
their own interest to adhere strictly to the
The following Regulations shall apply to all the
students appearing at the examination of the
Prescribed Modules of the
examination should be taken in correct
sequence. In any event whole of group I, II
at least must have been completed before any
subject of group III may be attempted and
whole of group I and II as minimum must have
been completed before any subject of group
IV is attempted.
Two groups comprising a
module of the examination may be attempted
together or separately in either order.
If, in one module of the
examination, a student has exemption from
one subject in each group, the remaining
subject from each group will be joined to
comprise a new group.
A student, who has
exemption from an odd number of subject may,
on one occasion only, offer the remaining
subject in the group as a single subject
entry or he may attempt it with another
A student who has an even
number of exemptions from different groups
of the examination must link the remaining
subject into group.
A student is not
permitted to attempt more than two groups
(four subjects) at one attempt.
A student who passes both
subjects of a group will be credited with
those passes, irrespective of his
performance in any other group or subject
attempted on the same occasion.
If a student fails to
satisfy the examiners in either subject of a
group (or does not attempt either subject)
he will be required to pass both subjects of
the group at a subsequent examination.
While fundamental changes
in the standard and format of question
papers will be notified in advance, Council
of the Institute reserves the right to vary
the format of individual examination papers
without notice about the number of question
to be answered, the choice of questions.
The Council of the
Institute reserves the right to alter any
part of the examination scheme, including
subjects, syllabuses, regulations and
exemption, at any time. All fees, charges
and subscriptions are also subject to change
at the discretion of the Council. Notice of
such changes will be given in the official
journal of the Institute or by direct
communication with student.
All examinees of the Institute are required to
comply with the following instructions:
On receipt of their Admit
Card, the examinees are advised in their own
interest to check the particulars entered
therein. Inaccuracy, if any, must be brought
immediately to the notice of the Institute.
Examinees must possess
and be ready to produce on demand their
original computerized National Identity
Card, Student Registration Card and Roll
Number Slip issued by the Institute, failing
which they may not be allowed to appear in
the examination. Decision of the concerned
invigilator shall be final in this regard.
Examinees are required to
comply with instructions issued to them
before each examination sitting and in
addition to instructions mentioned on the
front page of the examination script.
Examinees may use
portable, self-powered, silent and
non-programmable calculator in the
examinations for any subject. When a
calculator is used, the intermediate steps
must be shown. The use of slide rules is
also permitted. They are not permitted to
retain any statute, ordinance, text book or
any other printed or manuscript papers or
notes during the examination. No examinee is
allowed to communicate with, receive
assistance from or attempt to copy from the
script of any other examinee, nor he may
consult or attempt to use any book, paper or
note during the examination. A breach of any
part of these regulations will be regarded
as very serious matter and result in
disqualification in respect of the current
examination and possible suspension or
termination of the student’s registration
and exclusion from future examination of
Institute, on the basis of report and
findings in this regard.
The Institute will notify
each examinee of the result of the
examination as soon as possible. In normal
circumstances, notifications are dispatched
within nine weeks after the conclusion of
The Institute does not
release mark sheet to the examinees. Results
indicate a pass or fail with grades to
indicate the extent of failure. Unsuccessful
examinees are given an indication of their
failure in individual subjects. Each module
carries the same pass marks which the
Institute does not release.
The decision of the
Institute, based on the examiners`
recommendations, is final and the Institute
will not enter into correspondence with
examinees about the examination results.
Students who have
successfully completed all the stages of the
examination will receive a pass certificate. A
pass certificate does not imply and must not be
used to imply that the holder is a member or
Licentiate of the Institute, nor just a
completed examinee describe himself as a
Corporate Secretary or ACIS or FCIS. Students
are strongly advised to become Licentiate or
member as the case may be, on passing of the
examination and acquiring prescribed experience.
The Council encourages
members to take courses and examination in
subjects not previously studied and attempt as
part of a program of post-qualifying education (PQE)
which the Institute expects to develop in near
future. A certificate will be issued of endorsed