Institute of Company Secretaries of India has officially released a notification stating the extension of the Opt-Out facility for the candidates who have enrolled for the December 2020 exam. The facility to opt-out has been extended for the December 2020 session till December 31, 2020.
Earlier, the CS June 2020 examinations were merged with the December 2020 exams due to the pandemic covid-19 circumstances. Now, with the Opt-Out facility, candidates can transfer their candidature to the upcoming June 2021 Session. Candidates can choose the opt-out facility through 2 different modes.
Candidates who are willing to Opt-out themselves from the December 2020 exams to the June 2021 session can do the same by submitting an online request via a direct google form link provided below. Candidates can submit their online request till December 31, 2020.
Candidate's who are symptomatic to covid-19 or if any family member of the candidate is tested positive for covid-19, then the candidate can avail of the Opt-Out facility by submitting a COVID-19 positive certificate on the given link. This can be availed by the candidates till January 15, 2021. Use the link below to fill the application for opting out.
Candidates can prefer the one-time opt-out facility which will enable them to carry forward the credit of the exam fee to CS June 2021 session exam.
Candidates must note that the receipt of online opt-out requests through any of the modes by the candidates for the December 2020 session will be canceled. If a candidate requests for the opt-out facility through any of the modes, then no changes will be further entertained and it will be considered as final.
It has been further clarified by the institute that if any candidate who appears for all the papers of the December 2020 session, their opt-out requests will be rejected.
|Enrollment for CS December 2020 Session||Appeared in the exams||Eligibility for Opt-out|
|1 module||Appeared in all the papers||Not eligible|
|Appeared in few papers||Eligible|
|2 modules||Appeared in all the papers of 2 modules||Not Eligible|
|Appeared in all papers of 1 module||Can avail of the opt-out facility for the module in which did not appear or Avail the opt-out for both modules|
|Appeared in few papers of any modules||Avail the opt-out facility for both the modules|
|3 modules||Appeared in all the papers of all the modules||Not eligible|
|Appeared in all papers of 1 module||Can avail of the opt-out facility for 1 module which did not appear or avail of the opt-out facility for all the modules|
|Appeared in all papers of 2 modules||Can avail of the opt-out facility for 1 module which did not appear or avail of the opt-out facility for all the modules|
|Did not appear in any modules or appeared in a few papers of modules||Avail the opt-out facilities for all the 3 modules|
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