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1st November, 2020


The Institute of Cost Accountants of India has decided to conduct the Intermediate and Final Examination in December, 2020 in Online Mode. This is the merged examinations of both June 2020 term and December 2020 term. To ensure the interest of all the stakeholders and in particular the Candidates / students, due to Pandemic Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) the Institute would hold the exams with following options:

Option – 1 Center based online mode

Option -2 Home based online mode

Option – 3 Opt-out from Exam (Exam fees already paid will be carried forward for the next term)

All candidates/students will have to appear in the merged Intermediate and Final Examination in December 2020 through online mode using laptop/desktop/tablet either opting home based online or center based online mode as per already notified time table (IST). The details are as below:

1.The merged Intermediate and the Final Examination will be conducted through online mode with the two options as given below –

Option 1- Center based Online Mode

Option 2 – Home based Online Mode

2.Candidates/Students have to appear the Intermediate and the Final examinations from the examination center through online by selecting the option given in the link. However, if he/she wants to appear examination from home using laptop or desktop or tablet, can select a home-based option by selecting the choice in the given link and to fill other required information, in that case, candidates/students have to required system and check their system in the given link, that is eligible to appear online examination or not along with required internet bandwidth and power backup to appear in examination from home. However, if any candidate/student fails to select any of the given options or not filled/check the necessary information in the given link, he/she will be automatically granted permission to appear in the center-based online examination.

3.Candidates/Students are instructed to provide current in-use correct and updated contact details like mobile number and Email Id with all other required credentials with a selection of

Option 1. Center based Online

Option 2. Home based Online to appear in the December 2020 examination

Option 3. Opt-Out for next term in the below given link

Intermediate students need to fill the details with option in the given link:http://cocubes.in/icmaiintermediate

Final students need to fill the details with an option in the given link:http://cocubes.in/icmaifinal

4.In case of selection of home-based online examination, candidates/students must provide their credentials in the above-given link as given in point number 3 to receive login credentials and passkey that will be provided in your registered email and on your mobile through SMS to appear in Intermediate and Final examination December 2020. Candidates/Students must have a PC or Laptop or Tablet with internet connectivity and power backup to appear in an online home-based examination. Any technical failure like internet connectivity or problem with PC or Laptop or Tablet will be the sole responsibility of the candidate. The institute will not be held responsible for it. Detailed instructions for Home-Based Online Examination will be released on the website in due course.

5.In Case of Selection of Centre based online examination– Candidates can appear in the examination as per their selected examination center in the submitted examination application form for December 2020 term. Details of the examination center will be provided in the Admit Card. The supply of blank sheets for rough work at the examination center will be provided at the online exam center. Computer and necessary facilities related to the examination will be available at the online examination center. Detailed instruction for center-based online examination will be released on the website in due course.

6.For all Candidates/Students including both Center based online and Home based online -Login credentials and passkey for Mock Examination will be provided in your registered email id and on your mobile through SMS. Please provide your current in use correct email id and mobile number in the above-given link to receive the examination link along with login id and Passkey to appear successfully in Mock Examination. Mock Examination will be conducted for the convenience of the candidates/students to have familiarity with the online system in home-based mode only with the help of a Computer /Laptop/ Tablet. Mobile Phones may be used to appear in Mock Examinations only. All the instructions and online links will be shared through email and SMS in due course with notification for Mock Examination.

7. The last date for filling-up of Credentials is 12th November 2020, No request will be entertained thereafter

8.Once you have selected an option to appear in the said Examination/ Opt-Out, no request will be entertained to change in an option that is Home Based to Center-Based or vice versa.

9. Question Papers will contain both MCQ and Descriptive type questions to judge the subject knowledge and analytical skill of the students.

  1. For all candidates/students including both Center based online and Home-Based Online –Notifications/login credentials and passkey for the Examination will be provided in your registered email id and on your mobile through SMS.
  2. There will be No negative marking in the examination for wrong answers.
  3. In all the question papers, there shall be two alternatives questions.
  4. The Directorate of Studies has already launched an Online Mock Test Platform with multiple practice series and exhaustive guidelines for Intermediate Students; Online Platform for Final Students will be activated soon.
  5. Students are requested to practice those series meticulously and repeatedly to understand the question pattern and to be acquainted with the online platform.
  6. Relevant notifications, Instructions, Login credentials, and URL link will be given in due course.
  7. A Candidate/student who is completing all conditions for appearing in the examination as per regulation will only be allowed to appear for the examination.
  8. Probable date of publication of result: To be announced in due course.

The candidates/students are advised to keep regularly in touch with the website of the Institute for further notifications and announcements relating to merged Intermediate and Final Examination December 2020 and in case of any query or clarification can e-mail us at- exam.helpdesk@icmai.in or exam.online@icmai.in

CMA Kaushik Banerjee

Source: ICMAI

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