Examination Guidelines

General Procedures

Roll Numbers

Candidates not receiving their admit cards prior to the commencement of the examination should contact the Officer In-Charge of their respective centre, which have particulars of all the examinees with them to facilitate the examinees.

Change of Examination Centre

Candidate, whose applications have been accepted for a particular examination, may apply for change of their examination centre within a specified duration of time, which is also communicated through a Circular on Institute's website under 'Notices'.

Permissible Calculators

Examinees are allowed to bring programmable/ non-programmable scientific calculators.

Instructions to the Examinees

  • On receipt of the Admit Card, the candidates are advised to check the particulars entered therein. Inaccuracy, if any, must be brought immediately into the notice of the Examination Department through their respective Centre In-Charge.
  • Examinees must possess and be ready to produce on demand their CNIC, Student Registration Card and Admit Card, issued by the Institute, [candidates appearing from outside Pakistan must also keep their driving license or valid Passport/ Visa] failing which they may not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Candidates, appearing through Remote Access must ensure that they have arranged all requisite computer accessories [(1) Desktop/ Laptop – Processor i3 or higher [Recommended]; (2) RAM – 8GB [Recommended]; (3) An internet connection; (4) Speakers and a microphone – External or Built-in; (5) Webcam or HD webcam – External or Built-in; (6) Mobile phone camera; (7) Operating system – Windows 7-10; (8) Browser – Firefox or Chrome; (9) Backup electricity arrangements (UPS and/ or electric generator)] for taking exams through Remote Access. Examinees shall attempt the paper where they have an Internet access, proper lighting and sitting arrangements. They must be alone in a noiseless room/ environment.
  • Candidates appearing through Remote Access must ensure that they have installed the ‘ICMA International Examinations through Remote Access Software before the conduct of Simulation Session and commencement of the exam shift. They should also ensure that there is no connectivity/ technical issues. Whereas, the examinees are required to sit before the cameras for examination at least thirty (30) minutes before the start of paper.
  • If a candidate is late by more than fifteen (15) minutes, he/ she will not be allowed to enter the examination premises or login into CBE Application for attempting paper [through Remote Access Examinations]. Similarly, no examinee will be allowed to leave the examination hall/ sitting area [for Remote Access Examinations] earlier than one (1) hour after the commencement of the examination.
  • No candidate is allowed to change the seat allocated to him/her or sitting position [for Remote Access Examinations] during the examination paper without the permission of the Exam Supervisor, who has the authority to change or interchange seats of any candidate, if circumstances so demand. Candidates found reluctant will be liable to disciplinary action.
  • Possession of books, notes, previous question papers, course outlines and other related matter on any subject, if brought to the examination hall, should be handed over to the invigilator before the commencement of the examination and taken back when leaving the examination hall.
  • Candidates found talking, whispering, gossiping or seeking assistance or exchanging notes or working sheets and so on with any person, possessing any notes or using any unfair means, shall be asked to leave the examination premises or shall be disqualified [for Remote Access Examinations] at once, and a note to this effect will be inserted on his/her working sheet/ exam record for the attention of the examiner, along with a simultaneous report to the Examination Department for further necessary action.
  • Candidates must ensure that they have been provided with relevant Question Paper(s) on their Computer Screens.
  • The examinees, on receipt of blank working sheets in the examination hall, should instantly record their roll numbers and registration numbers thereon.
  • Only fountain pen or ballpoint with blue or black ink should be used for necessary workings. The candidates should also mention the Question No./ID, as per Question Paper, before starting relevant workings.
  • Examinees are advised to attempt the questions as appear on the computer screens traditionally. The examinees are not allowed to raise any query or insist for correction(s) during the examinations.
  • The examination schedule of each subject is printed on the admit card. Students should carefully note the examination centre, date and timings of the papers and also ascertain, in advance, the exact location of the examination centre.
  • During the examinations at designated ICMA International campuses, an examinee may use the washroom/ toilet facility, subject to permission of the Exam Supervisor. Candidates appearing through Remote Access Examinations facility will not be allowed to use restroom during the exam/ exam reporting time.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Refreshments are not permitted in the examination hall. However, candidates appearing from Remote Access may take water bottle, etc. with them.
  • Mobile Phone, Headphone, PDA, Palmtop or Laptop, Pocket PC etc are not allowed in the examination room or premises. Any examinee found carrying/ using these gadgets shall be liable to severe punishment, of cancellation of result/ registration as per the decision of competent authority.
  • No irrelevant appealing or indecent sentences should be written in the answers. This will be treated as an unfair means and will be dealt with accordingly.