CA CMA CS UPSC GATE SSC Exam Updates 2018

ICSI Open Book Exam For CS Professional Programme


ICSI Open Book Exam For CS Professional Programme. ICSI introduced Open Book Examination (OBE) In Elective Subjects (Paper–9) In Module – III Of Professional Programme (New Syllabus) Examination. Professional Programme (New Syllabus) offers five elective subjects in Module III, as mentioned here in below, out of which a student has to opt for only one subject to study and qualify that suits his aptitude, interest, ability and career goal :

  1. Banking Law and Practice
  2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
  3. Insurance Law and Practice
  4. Intellectual Property Rights-Law and Practice
  5. International Business -Laws and Practices.

ICSI Open Book Exam For CS Professional Programme

The Institute introduced Open Book Examination (OBE) in all the above five elective subjects from June 2014 onwards. However, in all other subjects/modules of Professional Programme (New Syllabus), students would continue to be examined as per traditional pattern of examinations.

CA CS CMA Free Lectures

This is to inculcate and develop skills of creative thinking, problem solving and decision making amongst students of its Professional Programme and to assess their analytical ability, real understanding off acts and concepts and mastery to apply, rather than to simply recall replicate and reproduce concepts and principles in the examination.

In OBE, the candidates would be allowed to consult their study material, class notes, textbooks, Bare Acts and other relevant papers, while attempting answers, as per the requirement of questions. The emphasis throughout would be in assessing the students’ understanding of the subject, applying their minds, rather than the ability to memorise large texts or rules or law.

Unlike a conventional/typical examination, which assesses how much information candidates have been able to store in their minds, the success in this type of examination depends on the candidate’s ability to understand the question, identify inherent issues, application of various techniques, laws, principles, etc. while solving answers with the help of supporting reference material.

ICSI Open Book Exam Pattern

Broad pattern of Question Paper for ICSI Open Book Exam would be as follows :

CA CS CMA Free Lectures

Each question paper would contain Six questions carrying 100 marks

Question No.1 will be of 50 marks based on case study ranging between 1800-2000 words.

Question No.2 will be of 30 marks based on study of regulatory framework related to the subject.

Question No.3-6 will be of 5 marks each covering important topics of the syllabus.

Candidates are not allowed to consult their fellow examinees or exchange their study material/notes, etc. with each other in the examination hall.

Candidates are prohibited to bring in any electronic devices, such as laptop, tab, I pad, palmtop, mobile phone, or any other electronic device/ gadget at the examination hall/room.

However, they are permitted to use their own battery operated noiseless and cordless pocket calculator with not more than six functions, twelve digits and two memories.

Model question paper(s) of ICSI Open Book Exam are available on the Institute’s website for reference of candidates.

The Institute for the first time conducted Open book Examination (OBE) for the above mentioned five Elective Subjects of the Professional Programme (New Syllabus) in June 2014. As per the reports received the students by and large were comfortable with the Open book Examination.

Click Here to see official notification about ICSI Open Book Exam

Share this article ” ICSI Open Book Exam For CS Professional Programme ” to your friends !!

Also Read:

CS Result June 2018 CS Executive Registration Company Secretary Course Details
CS Foundation Syllabus CS Executive Study Material CS Professional New Syllabus
How To Prepare Resume for CS Articleship Best CS Coaching Institute Preparation India What challenges CS students face

SuperProfs– India’s Largest Online Coaching Platform is offering FREE CS Online Classes for CS Aspirants. Now students from all over India can learn from India’s Most Experienced Professors online and get their dream career of CS.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.



Click on the icon below to chat on WhatsApp or send us an email to

× How can I help you?