Institute of Company Secretaries of India is conducting the Company Secretaries Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) today as an online proctored test. ICSI decided to adopt the online proctored method of conducting the exam this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An online proctored mode of conducting the CSEET 2021 means that candidates taking the test today have to appear in the exam from their home/residence using a computer that has webcam features and connected to a stable internet signal.
Recently, on May 04, 05 and 06, 2021, the Institute conducted online mock tests for candidates to get acquainted with the online proctored mode of examination. As per reports, the Computer Based Test (CBT) is a part of the CSEET exam which consist of Multiple Choice Questions only and this part has remained unchanged for this year’s online proctored ICSI CSEET 2021 exam.
As a result of the remote proctored mode of conducting the ICSI CSEET exam, the viva-voce part has been eliminated from the scheme & pattern in this year’s exam. The CBTs are being held for four papers each carrying 50 marks. Reportedly, the fourth paper will contain questions on Current Affairs, Communication Skills, Presentation etc. As per reports, viva-voce has been omitted from the Paper 4 due to the remote proctored mode of conducting the exam this time.
Although the ICSI CSEET 2021 can be taken from the comfort of one’s home, candidates still have to adhere to certain important guidelines as laid down by the Institute. Candidates need to display their ICSE CSEET 2021 admit card to the online proctor as and when demanded. As per reports, one must log in to the portal using the Username & Password intimated by the ICSI at least 30 minutes before the exam commencement time. Along with the admit card, candidates will also be required to display a valid photo identity proof such as Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Passport, Driver’s License etc.
It may be noted that smartphone, tablets etc. cannot be used to take the ICSI CSEET 2021 in the online proctored mode. The Institute clarified this in an official notice that released earlier on the official website. Candidates must also note that the exam is proctored online using AI technology meaning that any attempt of unfair practice will be caught by the proctor. Candidates are advised to log in due time and read all instructions before taking the test.
Those who are not taking the May 2021 CSEET exam of the ICSI can appear in the July 2021 session this year. For this, the Institute allowed candidates who to submit a declaration by May 03 in order to carry forward the paid exam fees to the July 2021 session. The ICSI has been conducting the CSEET exam in four quarters i.e. May, July, November and January.