The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has postponed various examinations scheduled to be held from June 01 to 10, 2021. The examinations for Foundation Program, Executive Program and Professional Program has been postponed indefinitely until further notice. ICSI has clarified that the decision to defer the exams has been taken in regard to the current situations of COVID-19 pandemic in India.
ICSI has published an official postponement notice on the website icsi.edu. The notice, signed by Joint Secretary of Examinations, Dr. Sanjay Pandey, indicates that the examinations for Foundation program, Executive program (old & new syllabus) and Professional program (old & new syllabus) stands postponed. The decision to postpone the exams has been taken in the greater aim of health and well-being of candidates who were set to appear in the exams.
The aforementioned examinations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) were scheduled to be held from June 01 to June 10, 2021. However, given that the country is witnessing a rapid rise in the rate of COVID-19 related casualties everyday now, these exams have been postponed until further notice.
ICSI has not specified by revised date of conducting these examinations. Nor have the Institute indicated any specific date of announcement of revised dates. The notice reads, the examination schedule, depending upon the situation of pandemic will be reviewed based on directives/guidelines of the various Government departments issued from time to time and revised time table for the said Examinations will be issued and hosted on the website of the Institute icsi.edu in due course of time.
Candidates are advised to keep a close eye on the official website of the ICSI for any latest updates regarding these examinations. As evident, the Institute will review various Government guidelines and consider the COVID-19 situation in the India to decide upon rescheduling the exam dates. Candidates can expect these examinations to be held only after the COVID-19 situation has normalized to a reasonable extent.
In this context, it may be noted that the ICSI has clearly indicated in the postponement notice that at least 30 days time will be given to candidates before the examinations are held on a rescheduled date. In other words, the ICSI will announce the revised exam dates at least 30 days prior.
Candidates have been advised to stay safe and stay at home. It is advisable that candidates utilise the time to prepare themselves better for the exam and wait for the ICSI to announce new dates on the official website in due course of time.