IBBI – Limited Insolvency Examination
Frequently Asked Questions
(For Examinations from 1st November, 2018)
1. Why should I take the Limited Insolvency Examination? Is it mandated under any law and for what purpose?
If you wish to be registered as an insolvency professional under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, you must pass the Limited Insolvency Examination. This examination is mandated under regulation 5 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016 made under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. It is one of the mandatory conditions for registration as an insolvency professional. You must submit application for enrolment with the Insolvency Professional Agency within 12 months of passing the Limited Insolvency Examination.
2. Has the Examination pattern changed from 1st November, 2018?
No. The examination pattern remains the same, that is, there will be 87 objective multiple-choice questions carrying a total of 100 marks with 74 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each.
3. Has the syllabus of the Examination changed from 1st November, 2018?
Yes. The syllabus of the Limited Insolvency Examination is reviewed from time to time to keep it relevant. The syllabus has changed for Examinations to be held on or after 1st November, 2018. The updated syllabus is available on the official website of IBBI.
4. Does the syllabus cover case laws up to date of examination?
No. It covers case laws up to 31st October, 2018. You will not get questions on case laws emerging after 31st October, 2018. Your answers will be checked for correctness with reference to case laws as on 31st October, 2018. The case laws as on 31st October, 2018 forms part of the syllabus.
5. Does the syllabus cover the legal and regulatory framework up to the date of examination?
No. It covers legal and regulatory framework as on 31st October, 2018. You will not get questions on legal and regulatory framework emerging after 31st October, 2018. Your answers will be checked for correctness with reference to legal and regulatory framework as on to 31st October, 2018. The legal and regulatory framework as on 31st October, 2018 forms part of the syllabus.
6. What are the eligibility criteria to appear for the examination?
The law at present does not provide for any specific eligibility criteria as such for appearing in the examination. However, please be informed that registration as Insolvency Professional will be governed as per the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016 in force at the time of consideration of an application for registration as Insolvency Professional by IBBI.
7. How do I take the Limited Insolvency Examination?
You need to be sure as to why you wish to take the Examination. If you wish to be an insolvency professional, please satisfy yourself that you are eligible for the same. If you wish to apply for a job which requires a pass in this Examination, please satisfy yourself that you are eligible for the job. Thereafter, you need to go through three stages for taking the Examination and follow instructions given on the computer screen at every stage:
Stage I: Please visit www.ibbi.gov.in/limited-insolvency.html or https://ibbiliexam.onlineregistrationform.org/IBBI an QGY cI OonF‘REgRstEr .t5r JLVm’ buttoIF <Ru ill bE tLI En to (YandiQatE rEgistration .torm”. PlEasE provi3E yoDr E-mail address and identity details, set a password, upload your photograph, PAN Card and then submit the form online. You will receive an activation link on your registered e-mail address. Please click on this link to verify your e-mail address. This is a onetime registration process and your account will be approved. No fee is payable for registration. Hereafter, you can access the examination system with your user id which is your e-mail address and the password you have set at the time of registration. You can change the password whenever you may like.
Stage II: You decide the day and time-slot when you wish to take the Examination. Then visit www.ibbi.gov.in/limited-insolvency.html or https://ibbiliexam.onlineregistrationform.org/IBBI to enrol yourself for the Examination. You QEEd to sElERt VIIitEd InsolIEncL JHaminatioR’. YITcI F\n (DEgLsQED anL JQrLI O&linEF linI and access the system with user ID created in Stage I to choose the time-slot and the day when you wish to take the Examination and choose the examination centre from where you wish to take the examination. After selecting time-slot day and examination centre, please pay the examination fee of Rs. 1500 online by using Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking. Thereafter, you can download your Admit Card for the Examination.
Stage III: Please carry Printout of Admit Card, and at least one original photo identity card (PAN Card / Aadhaar Card / Driving License / Passport) and arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the examination centre. Please note that without the Admit Card and the original photo identity card, you will not be permitted to appear for the Examination. You will be provided on a computer screen a question paper which carries 87 questions for 100 marks.
Each question has four alternative answers. You need to select the correct answer. A wrong answer attracts negative marks. Answer all the 87 questions within two hours and submit the answer paper at any time within the said two hours. If you do not submit the answer paper earlier, the paper will be auto-submitted by the system on expiry of two hours. Immediately on submission of the answer paper or expiry of two hours, whichever is earlier, a temporary mark-sheet will be displayed on the computer screen indicating the marks you have scored in the Examination. If you score 60 marks or above, you are declared successful in the Examination. In that case, you will be issued a pass certificate by the IBBI within 30 days of the Examination. You will be eligible to apply for registration as an insolvency professional with the temporary mark-sheet and you need not wait to get the pass certificate from the IBBI. If you do not pass the examination and wish to take the Examination again, you need to repeat stage II and stage III, as many times as you wish.
8. What is the fee payable for the examination?
You need to pay a fee of Rs.1500/- (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred only) for every enrolment. You need to pay the fee online by using Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
9. What is the structure of the question paper?
The question paper carries 74 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each. You need to answer these 87 questions in 2 hours. Each question is followed by four alternate answers. You need to select the correct answer among these. A correct answer gives you the marks assigned to the question. A wrong answer attracts a negative mark of 25% of the total marks assigned to that question. You need to score a minimum of 60% of total marks (i.e. 60 marks) to pass the Examination.
10. I got less than 87 questions in the examination. Kindly clarify.
As per the structure of examination, there are 87 questions of which 8 questions are based on two transaction analysis cases, which appear as two cohesive groups in your examination paper. As the computer system draws these 8 questions as two sets, these appear as two questions, the testing platform displays the question count as less than 87 but when the sub-questions of the case study are considered, you would have received a total of 87 multiple choice questions in the Examination.
11. Can I have an idea of the structure of the question paper before the Examination?
Yes. Kindly see the sample question paper available at http://ibbi.gov.in/limited-insolvency.html.
12. When is the Examination conducted?
The fourth phase of the examination is available on all days beginning from 1st November, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (in different time-slots) at various examination centres across India. To check the availability of date and time-slot at the examination centre of your choice, please visit https://ibbiliexam.onlineregistrationform.org/IBBI.
13. How many times can I take the examination?
You can appear for the Examination any number of times till you pass the Examination. However, you have to enrol yourself afresh each time and pay the examination fee for each enrolment.
14. After I have made payment for enrolment, can I change the time-slot, day or examination centre?
You can change any of these only once. Such change can be made at least fifteen days before the scheduled Examination.
15. Can I get a refund of the fee, if I do not take the examination?
No. However, you can get the Examination rescheduled to a different date. In that case, the request for rescheduling must be made at least fifteen days before the scheduled examination date. Please note that such rescheduling is allowed only once.
16. How do I prepare for the examination?
The examination is based on the syllabus notified by the IBBI on its website. Please visit http://www.ibbi.gov.in/limited-insolvency.html to access the syllabus. This syllabus will hold good for the Limited Insolvency Examinations conducted from 1st November, 2018. You need to be thorough on every part of the syllabus. The IBBI does not prescribe/provide any study material or workbook for the examination. However, you may use any of the books, commentaries or other resources as may be available on the subject for your preparation.
17. Can I refer books or other materials during the examination?
No. You cannot refer to any of the books or other resources during the Examination. It is not an open book examination.
18. When will I receive the pass certificate?
On submission of the responses to the questions on the computer screen, you will see your score on the computer screen. You will be issued a pass certificate by IBBI within 30 days of the Examination, only if you have secured 60 marks or above.
19. How long is the certificate valid?
The certificate received on passing the Limited Insolvency Examination does not have an expiry date. However, please note that you will not be eligible for registration as an insolvency professional if you apply for enrolment with the Insolvency Professional Agency after 12 months of passing the Examination.
20. Can I request for re-evaluation of my answer paper?
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21. What is my scope after passing the Limited Insolvency Examination?
The passing of the Limited Insolvency Examination is one of the requirements for registration as an Insolvency Professional with the IBBI. For more information, please read the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016 available at the official website of IBBI at www.ibbi.gov.in. There is no compulsion that an individual passing the Examination has to be registered as an Insolvency Professional.
22. What is the date for start of National Insolvency Programme?
The National Insolvency Programme has not been notified yet. Appropriate notification will be released as and when it is launched.
23. What is the date for start of Graduate Insolvency Programme?
The Graduate Insolvency Programme has not been notified yet. Appropriate notification will be released as and when it launched.
24. Who should I contact for any clarification about the examination?
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