ICSI to introduce OMR Based Examination for CS programme

ICSI to introduce OMR Based Examination

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi has decided to introduce OMR based examination in the CS Executive programme (new syllabus), commencing from December 2014.


OMR based examination will be introduces for three subjects of the CS Executive programme:

  • Cost and Management Accounting (Module-1)
  • Tax Laws and Practice (Module-1)
  • Industrial, Labour and General Laws (Module-2)

In the above three subjects, candidates' knowledge, competency and proficiency would be examined through objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) under OMR system.

In OMR based examination, each paper shall be of three hours duration, having 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of one mark each. The questions shall be of average, above average and difficult level, covering entire syllabus. In case any paper is divided into different Parts, i.e., Part - A, Part - B, etc., the requisite number of questions shall be asked from the respective part corresponding to the weightage of marks, as prescribed in the syllabus.

There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. Each question shall contain four answer options and the candidate shall be required to select one option as his/her correct answer and mark in the OMR answer sheet by darkening the respective circle with blue/black ball point pen.

Sample question papers for OMR examination in the above three subjects have been hosted on the website of the Institute for the reference of the students.

For more details, candidates are advised to visit ICSI website.

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