THE INSTITUTE OF
Company Secretaries of India
IN PUNSULT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs)

December 20, 2020

Attention Students!
Clarification regarding “Opt-Out Facility”

Institute has received various queries from students regarding “Opt-Out Facility” given to carry forward from Dec 2020 to June 2021 exam session vide Announcement issued dated 20th December 2020.

In view of the above, it is clarified that opt-out/ partial opt-out option shall be provided to all students as per details given in Institute’s Announcement dated 20th December 2020.

The said facility shall not be available to a student who has appeared in all the papers for all the modules for which he/she is enrolled.

For more clarity, the same is illustrated in the table given below:

Sl.
No.
Enrolled for
Dec 2020
Appeared Eligibility for Opt-Out
1. Only one
module
Appeared in all papers Not Eligible
Not appeared in all papers of module or appeared in few papers but not completing the entire module Eligible
2. Two modules Appeared in all papers of Two modules Not eligible
Appeared in all papers of any one module completely Eligible to take opt-out for other module

(in which not appeared)

Or

Can Opt-Out for both modules

Not appeared in all papers of both modules or appeared in few papers but not completing any of the module entirely Can Opt-Out for both modules
3. Three modules Appeared in all papers of the three modules Not eligible
Appeared in all papers of any one module completely Eligible to take opt-out for other two modules (in which not appeared) Or

Can Opt-Out for all three modules

Appeared in all papers of any two modules completely Eligible to take opt-out for other module

(in which not appeared)

Or

Can Opt-Out for all three modules

Not appeared in all papers of all three modules or appeared in few papers but not completing any of the module entirely Can Opt-Out for all three modules

Directorate of Student Services
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

THE INSTITUTE OF
Company Secretaries of India
IN PUNSULT OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
Statutory body under an Act of Parliament
(Under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Corporate Affairs)

December 20, 2020

Revised Announcement
Submission of Request for availing Opt-Out facility from December 2020 to June 2021 Exam Session
Attention Students!

This is further to the announcement dated 4th December, 2020 issued in connection with “Opt Out”

facility.

The Council of Institute at its 272nd meeting held on 19th December, 2020, has decided as under :

1) The “Opt Out” facility has been extended to all students enrolled for June, 2020 (merged with December, 2020) and December, 2020 session of examinations.

2) Students may avail “Opt Out” facility, if they so desire, without mentioning any specific reason.

3) Students desiring to “Opt Out” from December, 2020 to June, 2021 Examination session may submit the online request at the following link: https://forms.gle/JMVL2vyGGGntTyMY9

4) A one-time option shall be given to the students to “opt out” from the December, 2020 sessions of examinations by carrying forward the credit of examination fee to June, 2021 examinations.

5) Last date for submitting request to avail the “Opt Out” facility without citing any specific reason is 31st December, 2020.

6) Notwithstanding the last date of 31st December, 2020 as mentioned above, if any student is availing “Opt Out” facility by submitting “Covid-19 Positive” certificate as per the earlier announcement dated 12.2020, the last date for submitting the request shall remain the same i.e. 15th January, 2021. For such students, the link for submitting online request shall be as under: https://forms.gle/a5cDrdENDfX25s1fA

7) It is clarified that if any student submits request for availing “Opt-out” facility after appearing in all papers of the Module(s) for which he/she is scheduled to appear during December, 2020 session of examinations, such requests will be summarily rejected without notice.

8) On receipt of the Opt-Out request through the above mentioned online form, student’s enrollment for December, 2020 session shall be treated as cancelled and his/her candidature will be carried forward to June, 2021 session of Once the request is submitted, it will be treated as final and requests for its change/revocation will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

This is a onetime facility being extended to the students considering the COVID-19 pandemic, without creating any precedent for future.

All students enrolled to appear in December, 2020 session of CS Examinations are advised to take note of the same.

(CS Asish Mohan)
Secretary

Source :-

1. https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/Clarification_regarding_Opt-Out_Facility.pdf

2. https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/Revised%20Annoucement%20Opt%20Out%20Facility_20122020.pdf

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