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Leading professional courses in commerce/ management - CA, CS, CWA, CFA, FRM & more

Leading professional courses in commerce/ management - CA, CS, CFA & more

Chartered Accountant (New Course 2016)

Chartered Accountant (CA)is an internationally recognized professional designation. Training as a CA opens the door to a vast range of exciting career opportunities in every sector of business & finance. Also, CAs are in constant demand due to their technical competence, professional standards & veracity.The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) regulates the CA profession, which is the institute which offers course of chartered accountancy and gives CA certification in India.


Particulars Level 1- CA Foundation Level 2 - CA Inter Level 3 - CA Final
Eligibility
  • Appeared in the Senior Secondary (10+2)exam
  • A candidate who has passed the Class 10 exam can also do a provisional registration
  • Cleared Level 1 of CA
  • Registered for erstwhile Intermediate/ PE II or PCC cum Articleship
  • Graduate/ Post Graduate having a minimum of 55%-60% marks or equivalent grade
  • Passed the Intermediate level exam conducted by ICWA or ICSI
  • Completed 100 hours IT Training and 35 hours Orientation Program before joining Articleship
  • Cleared intermediate or PE-II or PCE or IPCE or IPCC exam and
  • Completed the prescribed period of 3 or 3.5years of Articleship training
  • Completed the Advanced IT Training and General Management and Communication skills (GMCS) I & GMCS II during the Articleship period.
Exam Schedule June & December May & November (generally Afternoon session)
Course Curriculum & other details (As per New scheme 2016)

Four papers of 100 marks and 3 hours duration each:

  • Principles and Practices of Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • and Logical Reasoning (60 marks) & Statistics (40 marks)
  • Mercantile Law (60 marks)&General English (40 marks)
  • Business Economics (60 marks)&Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 marks)

(Paper 2 and Paper 4 will be objective type papers)

Eightpapers of 100 marks and 3 hours duration each:

Group I

  • Accounting
  • CompanyLaw(60 marks), Other Laws (20 marks) and Ethics (20 marks)
  • Cost Accounting
  • Direct Taxes

Group II

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Financial Management
  • Indirect Taxes

Eight papers of 100 marksand 3 hours duration each:

Group I

  • Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics
  • Corporate Laws and Other Economic Laws

GroupII

  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Financial Services and Capital Markets
  • Advanced Tax Management (60 marks) & International Taxation (40 marks
  • Indirect Tax Laws
Cut-off registration dates (as per new scheme 2016) 9 months before the respective attempt. 12 months before the respective attempt.
Fees (approx) (was applicable for May/ June’14attempt) Enrolment(one-time) -Rs.6500 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - Rs.500 Enrolment(one-time) - Rs.9000 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - Rs.1600 (both groups) Enrolment(one-time) -Rs.10000 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) -Rs.2250 (both groups)
Exam Results (generally) June attempt - July Dec attempt - January May attempt - August November attempt – February
Minimum Passing Score 40% in each section and 50% in aggregate in all the four sections 40% in individual subjects and 50% in aggregate in each group.
Candidates appeared & Average Pass Rates for May’15 100,957
14.74%
47,795
6.20%
(both groups)
42,847
8.26%
(both groups)
Exam Centers Over 100 centers in India ¢ers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat & Nepal.
Membership of ICAI

The applicant can become an associate member of ICAI on satisfaction of below conditions:

  • Completed the prescribed period of Articleship as applicable
  • Passed the CA Final Examination both groups
  • Undergone course on GMCS (applicable to candidates passing both groups of Final CA Examination held in May 2003 and thereafter)
  • Submission of application in Form 2 signed with the Institute's Office along with the requisite documents associate membership fees of Rs.800 (approx.) and entrance fees of Rs.1200 (approx.)
  • If candidate wishes to hold Certificate of Practice (COP), Form 6 and additional fees of Rs. 2000 (approx.) is payable.

An associate member will be admitted as a fellow member if he satisfies the following conditions:

  • He has been in continuous practice within India for minimum of 5 years OR

    OR

  • He has been an associate member for a minimum of 5 years and has been in government service

    OR

  • He has been an associate member for a minimum of 5 years and is ordinarily holding or has held for a minimum of 5 years any one or more posts carrying duties relating to accounts, cost accounts, audit, finance, taxation, company law and /or secretarial work in
    • an educational institution approved by the council or
    • a private or government, industrial, commercial or trading undertaking having a minimum paid-up capital or turnover or total assets as prescribed or
    • employed under a statutory authority or
    • employed under a local authority with prescribed population limits

    OR

  • He has been in continuous service for a period of minimum 5 years as a full-time paid assistant under a practicing CA or in a firm of such CAs.
Note: A member either partly in practice and partly in service, holding one or more posts mentioned above is also eligible for admission as fellow provided the total period of practice and/or service shall be continuous and be not less than 5 years.
Company Secretary

A Company Secretary is a senior strategic position in a private sector company or public sector organizations. They act as point of communication between the Board of Directors and the company shareholders, reporting in a timely manner on company procedures & developments. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is the only recognized professional body in India to develop & regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.


Particulars Level 1- Foundation Level 2 - Executive Level 3 - Professional
Eligibility
  • Passed Senior Secondary (10+2) exam
  • Provisional admission is allowed to a candidate who hasappeared/enrolled for appearing in Senior Secondary exam.
  • Cleared Level 1 of CS
  • Graduate in all streams except Fine Arts and some specified fields
  • Completed 70hourscompulsory computer training program and 7 days Student Induction Program (SIP)
  • Completed 8 days Executive Development Program (EDP)
  • Clear the Executive Program and relevant training programs.
Exam Schedule June and December
Course Curriculum & other details (as applicable in 2014)

Four papers of 100 marks and 3 hours duration each:

  • Business Environment & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management, Ethics and Communication
  • Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

Seven papers of 100 marks and 3 hours duration each:

Module 1

  • Company Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economic and Commercial Laws
  • Tax Laws and Practice

Module 2

  • Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
  • Capital Markets and Securities Laws
  • Industrial, Labor and General Laws

Eight papers of 100 marks and 3 hours duration each:

Module 1

  • Advanced Company Law and Practice
  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

Module 2

  • Information Technology and Systems Audit
  • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Module 3

  • Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
  • Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
  • Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects:
    • Banking Law and Practice
    • Capital, Commodity and Money Market
    • Insurance Law and Practice
    • Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
    • International Business-Laws and Practices
Cut-off registration dates (generally)
  • Juneattempt- September
  • December attempt -31st March of the same year
  • December attempt (both modules) - February
  • December attempt (single module) - May
  • June attempt (both modules) - August
  • June attempt (single module) - November
Fees (approx) (was applicable for June’14 attempt) Enrolment(one-time) Rs.4500 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - Rs.1200 Enrolment (one-time)-Rs.8,500 to Rs.10,000 (depending on the graduation stream)Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - Rs.1200 per module Enrolment (one-time) Rs.12,000 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - Rs.1200 per module
Exam Results (generally) June attempt - August
December attempt – February
Minimum Passing Score 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.
Average Pass Rates for Dec’14 Not available • Module 1 - 12.48%
• Module 2 - 10.25%
• Module 1 -8.68%
• Module 2 -10.63%
• Module 3 -10.69%
Exam Centers Over 100 centers in India & in Dubai
Membership of ICSI

The applicant can become an associate member of ICSI on satisfaction of below conditions:

  • Passed all the Modules of the Professional level examination
  • Completed 15 months training after passing the Executive Program or Professional Program on completion of SIP and EDP with companies and Company Secretaries in Practice registered with the Institute for imparting training
  • Completed 25 hours of Professional Development Program (PDP) during 15 months training
  • Completed 15 days training in a specialized agency such as Registrar of Companies (ROC) / Stock Exchange / Financial and Banking Institution/Management Consultancy Firm can only be commenced if the student completes SIP, EDP, 15 months training and having passed professional program exam.
  • Completed 15 days Management Skills Orientation Program (MSOP) after Professional Program.
Cost Accountant

A Cost Accountant (CWA/ICWA) is an accountant who keeps records of the cost of production & distribution. Cost and Management Accounting, Cost Audit (verification of cost accounting record) are the core areas dealt with by cost accountants. They are also capable of expert level services in the areas of General Management, Personnel Management, Operations Management and Production Management. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWA) regulates the profession of cost accountants in India.


Particulars Level 1- Foundation Level 2 - Executive Level 3 - Professional
Eligibility
  • Cleared Senior Secondary (10 +2) Exam
  • Incumbents waiting for the result can apply for provisional admission
  • ClearedLevel 1 of CWA
  • Graduate in all streams except Fine Arts and some specified fields
  • Passed Foundation of ICSI or Intermediate exam of ICAI
  • Passed certain other prescribed qualifying exam
  • Cleared Level 2 of CWA
  • Completed atleast 6 months of Practical Training in any one or more of the specified organizations

    OR

  • Experience of at least 6 months in any one or more of the specified organizations

    OR

  • Enroll for the I- CMA Training Module
Exam Schedule March, June, September and December June and December
Course Curriculum & other details (as applicable in 2014)

Four papers of 100 marks each:

  • Organization & Management Fundamentals (OMF)
  • Accounting (ACT)
  • Economics (60%) and Business Fundamentals (EBF) (40%)
  • Business Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals (BMS)

Five papers of 100 marks each:

Group I

  • Financial Accounting
  • Commercial and Industrial Law (50 marks) and Auditing (50 marks)
  • Applied Direct Taxation

Group II

  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Operation Management (50 marks) and Information Systems (50 marks)
  • Applied Indirect Taxes

Eight papers of 100 marks each:

Group III

  • Capital Market Analysis (60 marks) and Corporate Laws ( 40 marks)
  • Financial Management and International Finance
  • Management Accounting and Strategic Management (60 marks) Corporate Law & Corporate Governance (40 marks)
  • Indirect and Direct Tax Management

Group IV

  • Management Accounting- Enterprise performance management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Cost Audit (50 marks) and Operational Audit (50 marks)
  • Business Valuation Management
Cut-off registration dates
  • June Term - before December 5 of previous year
  • December Term - before June 5 of the same year.
Fees (approx)
  • Postal: 3500
  • Oral: 3500
  • Postal: 15700
  • Oral: 19700
  • Postal: 11500
  • Oral: 16500
Exam Results (generally) June attempt- August
December attempt- February
Minimum Passing Score A candidate is declared to have passed the Foundation / Executive / Professional exam, if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of the specific group.
Exam Centers Around 90 centers in India & in Bahrain, Dubai & Muscat.
Membership of ICWA
International Chartered Financial Analyst

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential has become the most respected recognized investment designation in the world enrolling in the CFA Program is your first step toward earning this qualification. The course is conducted by CFA Institute, USA. The CFA Program curriculum covers concepts skills you will use at all stages of your career, connecting academic theory with current practice ethical professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis real-world portfolio management skills. It is conducted in over 70 cities across 39 countries worldwide. . A CFA charter can be a career enhancer if you are a professional in finance, or wish to switch to a particular role these are the roles industry specialists recruit maximum CFA charters in: Research Analysts, Asset Management Roles, includes: Portfolio Managers, Private Bankers, Manager of Managers, Financial Advisers, Relationship Managers, Financial Advisors, and Financial Strategists.


Particulars Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Eligibility
  • An international travel passport

    AND

  • A bachelor's or equivalent degree or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program

    OR

  • 4 years of professional work experience
Clear Level 1 (can be taken up in the immediately succeeding June attempt after clearing Level 1) Clear Level 2 (can be taken up in the immediately succeeding June attempt after clearing Level 2)
Exam Schedule June & December (Morning & Evening Session on a single day being a Saturday) June (Morning & Evening Session on a single day being a Saturday)
Course Curriculum & other details

Two papers of 3 hours each covering the below topics

  • Ethics/ Professional Standards (15%)
  • Quantitative Methods (12%)
  • Economics (10%)
  • Financial Statements Analysis (20%)
  • Corporate Finance (7%)
  • Equity Analysis (10%)
  • Fixed Income (10%)
  • Derivatives (5%)
  • Alternative Investments (4%)
  • Portfolio Management (7%).

Multiple Choice Questions

Two papers of 3 hours each covering the below topics

  • Ethics/ Professional Standards (10-15%)
  • Quantitative Methods (5-10%)
  • Economics (5-10%)
  • Financial Statements Analysis (15-20%)
  • Corporate Finance (5-15%)
  • Equity Analysis (15-25%)
  • Fixed Income (10-20%)
  • Derivatives (5-15%)
  • Alternative Investments (5-10%)
  • Portfolio Management (5-10%).

Combination of Case Type & Multiple Choice Questions

Two papers of 3 hours each covering the below topics

  • Ethics/ Professional Standards (10-15%)
  • Economics (5-15%)
  • Equity Analysis (5-15%)
  • Fixed Income (10-20%)
  • Derivatives (5-15%)
  • Alternative Investments (5-15%)
  • Portfolio Management (40-55%).

Combination of Essay Type & Case Type Questions

Cut-off registration dates (generally) June attempt - September, February & March December attempt - March, August & September (fees increases for each cut-off date) June attempt - September, February & March (fees increases for each cut-off date)
Fees (approx) (was applicable for June’14 attempt) Enrolment (one-time) $450 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - $630 - $1210 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - $630 - $1210 Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - $630 - $1210
Exam Results (generally) June attempt - July December attempt - January June attempt - Late July June attempt - Mid August
Minimum Passing Score There is no specific score or percentage passing prescribed by the Institute for passing the exams. It is based on the relative scores of all candidates across different topics and the number of candidates appearing.
Candidates appeared & Average Pass Rates for June’14 (Globally) 47,005
42%
44,796
46%
26,882
54%
Exam Centers in India New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore
CFA Charter
  • Agree to follow the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Pass the CFA Program exams for Levels I, II, and III
  • Have four years of qualified work experience in investment decision making
  • Become a regular member of CFA Institute and apply for membership in a CFA member society

Evaluating or applying financial, economic, and/or statistical data as part of the investment decision-making process involving securities or similar investments (e.g., publicly traded privately placed stocks, bonds & mortgages &their derivatives commodity-based derivatives mutual funds other investment assets, such as real estate commodities, if these are held as part of a diversified, securities-oriented investment portfolio) or Supervising, directly or indirectly, persons who practice these activities or teaching such activities.

International Financial Risk Manager

The FRM is the globally recognized professional designation for financial risk managers. Becoming an FRM clearly distinguishes you as someone serious about managing risk. This competitive advantage holds across a wide range of financial services professions, including: risk manager, analyst, trader, portfolio manager, auditor, developer, or salesperson. Whether you are actively employed, or looking to break into the industry, achieving the FRM certification is a valuable career enhancer/accelerator. The course is conducted by The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP, USA). Employers around the world recognize that the FRM Program prepares candidates with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic financial services industry. The FRM designation is by far the best known and most respected designation for financial risk management, with all of the top 25 global banks, all of the top 20 global asset management firms, all of the ‘big 4’ professional services firms, 14 of the top 15 global insurance firms and 8 of the top 10 global hedge funds employing significant numbers of FRMs.


Part 1 Part 2
Eligibility A bachelor's or equivalent degree or be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program Clear Part 1 (can be taken up on the same day after appearing for Part1 in the morning)
Exam Schedule May & November (Morning Session on a single day being a Saturday) November (Evening Session on a single day being a Saturday)
Course Curriculum & other details

One paper of 3 hours each covering the below topics

  • Foundations of Risk Management (20%)
  • Quantitative Analysis (20%)
  • Financial Markets and Products (30%)
  • Valuation Models (30%)

Multiple Choice Questions

  • Market Risk Measurement and Management (25%)
  • Credit Risk Measurement and Management (25%)
  • Operational and Integrated Risk Management (25%)
  • Risk Management and Investment Management (15%)
  • Current Issues in Financial Markets (10%)

Multiple Choice Questions

Cut-off registration dates (generally) May Attempt - January, February & April
November Attempt- July, Aug & October (fees increases for each cut-off date)
May Attempt - January, February & April
November Attempt- July, August & October (fees increases for each cut-off date)
Fees (approx) Enrolment (one-time) $300
Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - $350 - $650
Exam fees (depending on date of enrolment) - $350 - $650
Exam Results (generally) May Attempt – July
November attempt – January
May Attempt – July
November attempt – January
Minimum Passing Score There is no specific score or percentage passing prescribed by the Institute for passing the exams. It is based on the relative scores of all candidates across different topics and the number of candidates appearing. The passing score is determined by the FRM Committee.
Average Pass Rates, Nov’14 (Globally) 48.8% 58.7%
Exam Centers in India New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad
Any other requirement In order to become a Certified FRM, you must pass both parts of the FRM Exam and then demonstrate a minimum of two years of risk-related fulltime professional experience in the area of financial risk management or another related field including, but not limited to: trading, portfolio management, academia, industry research, economics, auditing, risk consulting, and/or risk technology.
Indian Actuaries

“Actuary” means a person skilled in determining the present effects of future contingent events or in finance modeling and risk analysis in different areas of insurance, or calculating the value of life interests and insurance risks, or designing and pricing of policies, working out the benefits recommending rates relating to insurance business, annuities, insurance and pension rates on the basis of empirically based tables and includes a statistician engaged in such technology, taxation, employees’ benefits and such other risk management and investments and who is a fellow member of the Institute. Traditional responsibilities of Actuaries in life and general insurance business include designing and pricing of policies, monitoring the adequacy of the funds to provide the promised benefits, recommending fair rate of bonus where applicable, valuation of the insurance business, ensuring solvency margin and other insurance risks like legal liability, loss of profit, etc. They also define the risk factors, advise on the premia to be charged and re-insurance to be purchased, calculate reserve for outstanding claims and carry out financial modeling. An Actuary works as consultant either individually or in partnership with other Actuaries in multi-disciplines like insurance, information technology, taxation, employees benefit, risk management, investment, etc. Evidently, the scope of the functions and duties of an Actuary has increased considerably under the changed conditions. Actuaries’ exams are conducted by Institute of Actuaries of India.


Actuarial Common Entrance Test(ACET Core Technical(CT) Specialist Technical(ST) Specialist Applications(SA)
Eligibility
  • Examinee must have passed 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination with English as one of the subjects at 10 + 2 level
Membership & Clear ACET
Subjects
  • Notation
  • Numerical Methods I
  • Mathematical constants and standard functions
  • Algebra
  • Numerical Methods II
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors and matrices

Multiple Choice Questions

Stage 1(Compulsory to clear all):

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Finance and Financial Reporting
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Models
  • General Insurance, Life and Health Contingencies
  • Statistical Methods
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Business Awareness Online Module

Core Application (Stage 2):

  • Actuarial Risk Management
  • Model Documentation Analysis and Reporting
  • Communication

(To choose two subjects from seven offered)

  • Health and Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension and Other Employee Benefits
  • Finance and Investment A
  • Finance and Investment B
  • General Insurance : Reserving & Capital Modeling
  • General Insurance : Pricing
  • Health and Care Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension and Other Employee Benefits
  • Finance
  • Investment
Total Fees (approx) Rs 3,000 Rs 2000 for each subject except for Actuarial Risk Management which is Rs 6000 Rs 3200 for each subject Rs 4000 for each subject
Cut-off registration dates June attempt: March-- May
December attempt: August--October
Exam Dates June & December May & November
Results It is declared in 10-15 days from the date of the exam
Candidates appeared and Average Pass Rates for December,’14 2853 Candidates appeared
46 % passed
Exam Center It is conducted in more than 25 cities covering all metro cities.
International Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Its mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors. CIMA has more than 227,000 members and students in 179 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organizations. They have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research. CIMA’s study and robust assessment methods mean that the real-life skills and competencies employers need are woven into the syllabus. Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions. Certificate and Professional exams are conducted by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK)


Particulars Operational Level Management Level Strategic Level
Eligibility
  • Graduation (Bcom)
  • Operational, Management & Strategic levels are Professional Exams. Students who aren’t graduates and wish to pursue CIMA should appear for Certificate Level exams for being eligible for Professional Exams.
Clear all Operational Level Exams Clear all Strategic Level Exams
Course Curriculum & other details
  • E1 Organizational Management
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation

Objective Tests and Case Study Exams

  • E2 Project and Relationship Management
  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Objective Tests and Case Study Exams

  • E3 Strategic Management
  • P3 Risk Management
  • F3 Financial Strategy

Objective Tests and Case Study Exams

Exam Schedule Objective Tests are available throughout the year & Case Study exams are conducted in February/March, May, August, November
Fees (approx) 2015 Enrolment (one-time) GBP 75
Exam fees GBP70 for Objective Tests per Subject & GBP 115 for Case Study Exams
Exam fees GBP70 for Objective Tests per Subject & GBP 115 for Case Study Exams Exam fees GBP115 for Objective Tests per Subject & GBP175 for Case Study Exams
Exam Centers in India It is conducted in various centers across cities in India
CGMA On Completion of all three levels and three years of Practical work experience, candidate is eligible for CGMA designation
Common Law Admission Test

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created for the convenience of the students seeking admission to the various Law Universities in the Country under Memorandum of Understandings (MoU). An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their UG/PG programs, as per the qualifications, reservation and other conditions laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.)


Educational Qualification for Admission to U.G./P.G. Program

For U.G. Program:

A candidate should have obtained Higher Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.


For P.G. Program:

A candidate should have obtained an LL.B./a five year integrated LL.B./any other equivalent degree in Law from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST candidates), as prescribed by the respective Statutes of the participating Universities.

Subjects

English Including Comprehension (40marks)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50marks)
Numerical Ability (20marks)
Legal Aptitude (50marks


Online Exam. Negative marking for the wrong answer.

Fees

Processing charges for online application for CLAT-2015 for UR/OBC/PWD candidates are Rs. 4,000 and for SC/ST candidates Rs. 3,500

Exam Results(generally) May
Minimum Passing Score

There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in their respective category, in order of merit.

Exam Centers in India It is conducted in various cities in India
Civil Services

The FRM is the globally recognized professional designation for financial risk managers. Becoming an FRM clearly distinguishes you as someone serious about managing risk. This competitive advantage holds across a wide range of financial services professions, including: risk manager, analyst, trader, portfolio manager, auditor, developer, or salesperson. Whether you are actively employed, or looking to break into the industry, achieving the FRM certification is a valuable career enhancer/accelerator. The course is conducted by The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP, USA). Employers around the world recognize that the FRM Program prepares candidates with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic financial services industry. The FRM designation is by far the best known and most respected designation for financial risk management, with all of the top 25 global banks, all of the top 20 global asset management firms, all of the ‘big 4’ professional services firms, 14 of the top 15 global insurance firms and 8 of the top 10 global hedge funds employing significant numbers of FRMs.


Prelims Mains
Eligibility
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline from the recognized University/Institution.
  • Candidates who are pursuing in the final year examination or waiting for their final year result they may apply for Civil Services Prelims Examination. But candidates must have to produce final result for appear in Civil Services Main Examination.
Based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper II of Civil Services (Prelims) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Prelims) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.
Application Procedure Candidates are required to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
Age and No of attempts
  • General - 32; Attempts - 6
  • OBC – 35; Attempts - 9
  • SC/ST – 37; Attempts – As many as up to age limit
Subjects & Other Details
  • General Studies -1 (200 Marks)
  • General Studies –2 (200 Marks)

(Objective Type Questions)
Negative Marking for wrong answers

Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:

  • Paper A – Indian Language (300 Marks)
  • Paper B – English Language (300 Marks)

Counted for merit ranking:

  • Essay (250 marks)
  • General Studies - I (250 Marks ) : (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • General Studies - II (250 Marks): (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
  • General Studies - III (250 Marks) : (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • General Studies -IV 250 Marks (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
  • Optional Subject – Paper 1 (250 Marks)
  • Optional Subject – Paper 2 (250 Marks)

Sub Total (Written test) : 1750 Marks


Interview and Personality Test: 275 Marks


Grand Total: 2025 Marks


(Multiple Choice Questions and Interview)

Exam Dates(Generally) August December
Fees Rs 100 Rs 200

One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

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