THE INSTITUTION OF
Company Secretaries of India
IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of corporate Affairs)

05.08.2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FIRST COMPANY SECRETARY EXECUTIVE ENTRANCE TEST (CSEET) TO BE CONDUCTED ON
29T” AUGUST, 2020 THROUGH REMOTE PROCTORED MODE

It is informed that the First Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) shall be held on Saturday, the 29th August, 2020.

On Account of Covid 19 Pandemic, the Council of the Institute has decided to conduct the First CSEET on 29th August, 2020 with the following modifications:

(i) CSEET shall be conducted through REMOTE Proctored mode instead of conducting the same from Test Centers. Candidates are allowed to appear for the test through laptop/ desktop from home/ such other convenient place. Candidates shall not be allowed to appear through smart phone (mobile)/ tablet etc.

(ii) In view of the Remote Proctored mode, the Viva Voce portion stands removed for the First CSEET to be held on 29th August, 2020. The computer based MCQ portion of the online test forming part of CSEET shall remain the same as per the existing structure of Paper-4 will carry a total of 50 marks, which will contain questions on Current Affairs, Presentation & Communication Skills.

(iii) The break-up of marks in computer-based CSEET in MCQ pattern with a duration of 120 Minutes shall be as under :

S. No. Subject No. of
Questions
Marks
1. Business Communication 35 50
2. Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning 35 50
3. Economic and Business Environment 35 50
4. Current Affairs (15 Questions) 35 50
Presentation & Communication Skills (20 Questions)
Total 140 200

The modus operandi for conducting the CSEET through remote proctored mode is given in Annexure, attached herewith. All eligible candidates are advised to plan for availability of laptop/ desktop and other technical requirements/ specifications as mentioned in the Annexure-attached herewith. The Admit Card to the eligible candidates will be issued 10 days prior to the Test.

Annexure

Modus operandi of conducting of CSEET through remote proctored mode

(A) Technical Requirements at the end of Candidates appearing in CSEET through remote mode : Candidate has to ensure that following technical requirements are available at his Desktop /laptop (mobile/ tablet is not allowed) for appearing for the test:

1. Browser: Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox/Google Chrome/Microsoft Edge

2. RAM: 256 MB or above for desktops and laptops and 1GB or above for notebooks

3. Graphics: Minimum of 64MB of graphics memory (Internal/External)

4. Multimedia Support: Sound Card

5. Microphone (Standard 3.5 mm jack / Internal).

6. Webcam: Supporting minimum 320×240. Recording of colour video at 15 fps

7. Internet Connection Minimum per user :

  • Upload – 512 Kbps
  • Download – 512 Kbps

8. Recommended internet speed per user

  • Upload: 1 Mbps
  • Download: 1 Mbps

9. Processor: 1 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® AtomTM 1.6GHz or faster processor for notebooks

10. Uninterrupted power supply to run the system continuously during the

(B) Test Process

Every candidate will be required to login through secured ID and password on the online Test taking platform on the day of the test (the details of the time schedule, website address, ID and password will be communicated to the candidates in due course separately).

(C) Remote Proctoring

The candidates appearing in CSEET shall be remotely proctored, from the control room of the Institute, as per details given below:

1. Login credentials for candidates will be sent by email and sms before the

2. At the beginning of each session, the candidate undergoes an identity verification at 2 levels, Level 1: Capture of facial photo. During the examination, the Al tool constantly monitors the picture of the candidate taking the exam with the facial photo captured initially for any In case of any mismatch, the system will capture the anomaly and notification to candidate / live proctor is also instantly displayed.

Level 2: Candidate will need to display Admit Card and Valid ID Proof (PAN / Aadhar / Any other valid Govt. Approved ID). Proctor will instruct the candidate to display the Admit Card / ID after the logging in to the exam.

3. If candidate is violating any rules during the test or trying to adopt any unfair means, the system will automatically collect data based on the following parameters and will immediately alert the online live proctor :

  • Focus changed to a different window: Candidate tabs out of the test taking
  • Browser not supported: Candidate is using an older browser version
  • Webcam is disabled: Candidates web cam is disabled
  • Face is not visible in the camera: Candidate is not looking into the camera
  • Several faces in front of the camera: There are other people along with the test taker.
  • Face does not match the profile: Candidate taking the exam is not the same person whose photo was captured in before starting the exam and as per the Admit
  • Microphone muted or its volume is low: Candidate has muted the microphone
  • Conversation or noise in the background: System has captured background
  • Screen activities are not shared: Candidate has stopped screen share activity
  • Second display is used: Additional display like extended monitor has been connected.
  • Full-screen mode is disabled: Candidate has disabled full screen mode

4. There shall be Live proctors. A session that is in progress, shall be watched online :

  • Proctor can chat with a test taker in an active chat session.
  • Proctor can communicate with test taker via microphone (sound only) or the camera (video + sound) modes
  • Session saves photos of the test taker’s face and periodic (every minute) snapshots of the test taker’s webcam and screen
  • Each session is finished either by the test taker, or automatically after the end of the allotted time, or by the proctor. All audio, video, text messages and recorded events are saved in the system and are attached to the session protocol
  • At the end of the session, the proctor leaves a comment (Positive or Negative) depending on the conduct of the test taker during the test taking. If there were no violations during the session, then the proctor makes a positive conclusion and confirms the session.
  • A helpdesk number will be provided to troubleshoot technical issues during the exam Candidate can reach out to this number in such cases.

5. The candidates shall be required to strictly follow the instructions given by the proctors during the course of the test failing which they shall be disqualified.

6. The candidates will not be allowed to take bio-break during the test. If any candidate takes any break during the test, will be treated as resorting to unfair means.

7. The issues faced by students during the test, No network connection, network disconnection due to Wifi disabled, no internet connectivity, Power cut, etc) :

In such a scenario, the candidate will be allowed to login again and continue from the last question attempted. Remote proctor shall keep tab on such instances and report all such instance to the Institute immediately. In case, if it is not feasible to resume the examination immediately, the candidate shall be examined within next two days with proper intimation and approval from the Institute.

8. Candidates may attempt a mock test of around 1 hour; few days before the actual exam. The announcement regarding the same shall be made in due course. The mock test will be conducted for candidates to familiarize themselves with the remote proctoring process..

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