THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA

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ICAI Commerce Wizard 2016: A Talent Search Test

Organized by Career Counselling Committee, ICAI

  • About Exam

    The Commerce Talent Search Test called as Commerce Wizard -2016 is a diagnostic test that measures the concept understanding ability of a student. Unlike regular tests which try only to find out how much a child knows, this test measures how well a student has understood the concepts.

    Objectives

    • • The Commerce Wizard test will be a tool to educate, motivate the students of Country to achieve excellence in commerce stream
    • • The Commerce Wizard test will act as a tool for talent search in Commerce stream.
    • • The aforesaid test will facilitate selection of meritorious students to grant financial award as well recognition; in turn motivate to achieve excellence.
    • • The aforesaid test will Project ICAI as a premier accounting Body which can act as a tool for empowerment of the students.


    Eligibility & Registration of Students: The registration is open to the Students of appearing class IX/X/XI/XII examination. Students registered under open distance learning will also eligible for appearing in the aforesaid test. Candidates must fill the registration forms through the dedicated website, duly filled in and complete in all respects by the due date.

    Registration Fees: ₹150/- per candidate

    Registration Numbers: The registration numbers will be generated by means of the online resources.

  • Exam Stages

    The Commerce Wizard will be conducted at two levels:

    Level 1 Test: The first level of the test is organized through on-line arrangement. The candidate can appear in the aforesaid online test from his home or any convenient place through their Laptop/Desktop / Mobile.

    The online exam process & online registration process will be compatible with Windows PC Platform as well as on Mobile devices platform (including IOS & Android)

    The level 1 test is an objective-type test of 75 minutes duration comprising 100 objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions. The candidates can appear the aforesaid online test from his home or any convenient place through their laptop/desktop/mobile.

    • 1. The first level test is to be conducted through on-line arrangement through their laptop/desktop/mobile.
    • 2. The Candidate appear in the aforesaid test from his home or any other convenient place
    • 3. Candidates will arrange their desktops/ own laptops/ mobiles etc. and data card/internet connectivity to take the level 1 test.
    • 4. The candidates will log into the application portal in order to access link to the eligibility test via web. This link will be hosted on the Portal. On clicking on the link, the candidate will be redirected to the Online Test Portal.
    • 5. The screen presented to the candidate should depict the Timer which should always be visible to the candidates.
    • 6. Before start of the test, candidate will be required to enter the unique ID/ Roll No. and password to authenticate his candidature for taking the test. The password will be provided by the service provider on the spot on the date/ time of test.
    • 7. The system should display instructions to candidates upon login and before start of examination. The candidate must be able to retrieve instructions at any time during the test as well.
    • 8. At the designated time, the question paper will be made available for a total duration of 75 minutes, test should be conducted in a secure environment such that while the test is taken, access to all possible web resources for e.g. browsing, chatting, etc. should be blocked from the computer of the candidate as well as any other peripherals such as printer. Similarly, functions like 'Copy- paste' and Print Screen to be disabled in the question paper page appearing in the test. The test taken by the candidates will continuously be saved and updated in the main server on cloud.
    • 9. Candidates shall take their seats and set their laptops/desktops/mobile at least 10-15 minutes prior to the commencement of the Test and mark attendance by entering their unique ID provided to them at the time of successful registration along with the password and the software shall verify the authenticity.

    Criteria for selecting Candidate from the Level-1 Test to Level-2 Test

    • i. Up to 50000 candidates appeared in Level-1 Test: 3000 candidates of each from IX & X and XI & XII will be shortlisted for Level-2 test
    • ii. More than 50000 candidates appeared in Level-1 Test: 3000 plus 2% of the candidates of each from IX & X and XI & XII appeared in excess of 50000 in level-1 test

    Level 2 Test: The level 2 is conducted for shortlisted candidates of level 1 test. The level 2 test will be conducted by means paper & pencil test in the designated Centre Annexed as Annexure ‘TC’ through Printed Question papers & OMR answer sheets for shortlisted candidates of level 1.

  • Pattern & Syllabus

    Test Paper Pattern:

    • • The test will be conducted in English language only.
    • • Question papers are suitable for students of CBSE/ICSE or any other national boards or open schools and various state boards conducting Secondary/Senior Secondary Examination.
    • • Level 1 Test: There will be 100 questions (100 marks) objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions of 75 minutes duration, 25 questions (25 marks) from each section through on-line arrangement as follows:
    • I. For Class IX & X : Business Studies, Mathematics, Current Economic affair & Aptitude
    • II. For Class XI & XII: Business Mathematics, Economics, Fundamentals of Accounting & Aptitude for the students studying in class XI & XII.
    • There is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. No Negative marking for un-attempted answers.

    • • Level 2 Test: There will be 100 questions (100 marks) objective-type (Multiple Choice) questions of 90 minutes duration, 25 questions (25 marks) from each section by means paper & pencil test in the designated Centre as decided by the Test Management Committee for shortlisted candidates of level 1 as follows:
    • I. For Class IX & X: Business Studies, Mathematics, Current Economic affair & Aptitude
    • II. For Class XI & XII: Business Mathematics, Economics, Fundamentals of Accounting & Aptitude for the students studying in class XI & XII.

    There is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. No Negative marking for un-attempted answers.

    Syllabus:

    • • For classes 9th and 10th, download from here
    • • For classes 11th and 12th, download from here
  • Registration Details

    Registration Fees: ₹150/- per candidate

    Registration Numbers The registration numbers will be generated by means of the online resources

    How to apply

    Register Online & Pay Online

    Register online through this website through the Credit Card or Debit Card (ATM Card) or net banking payment of ₹150/- within due date or Click here for invidual enrolment: and Click here for school enrollment: .

    Important Dates

    Online Registration & payment (For Individual & School registration)

    Upto 31st December, 2016

    Online Registration & payment - late fees (For Individual & School registration)

    1st January, 2017 to 15th January, 2017

    Filled forms received after the last date will be rejected

    Note: If you have any problems in online registration &/or online payment, please contact at: ccc.events@icai.in ; ccc.secretary@icai.in

  • Prizes

    Level 1 Test

    Every candidate appeared for the First level test will get a participation certificate

    Level 2 Test

    For Class IX & X Students

    For Class XI & XII Students

    1st Rank holder will be awarded with Rs 1,00,000/- if multiple winners are there, the prize amount will be shared by them. If more than 20 joint rank holders for the same, the awardee will at least awarded with the cash prize of Rs 5,000/- along with a certificate.

    1st Rank holder will be awarded with Rs 1,00,000/- if multiple winners are there, the prize amount will be shared by them. If more than 20 joint rank holders for the same, the awardee will at least awarded with the cash prize of Rs 5,000/- along with a certificate.

    2nd Rank will be awarded with Rs 50,000/-, if multiple winners are there, the prize amount will be shared by them.If more than 20 joint rank holders for the same, the awardee will at least awarded with the cash prize of Rs 2,500/- along with a certificate.

    2nd Rank will be awarded with Rs 50,000/- , if multiple winners are there, the prize amount will be shared by them.If more than 20 joint rank holders for the same, the awardee will at least awarded with the cash prize of Rs 2,500/- along with a certificate.

    Next Top 1000 will be awarded with consolation Award will be awarded worth Rs 500/- along with a certificate

    Next Top 1000 will be awarded with Achiever Award will be awarded worth Rs 500/- along with a certificate.

    Participation Certificate will be given to each participant appeared for the second level test.

    Participation Certificate will be given to each participant appeared for the second level test.

    Note: In case of Multiple awardees of 1st & 2nd rank, if the cash prize to be awarded to the first rank holders is less than by 2nd rank holders, the decision of the cash award to be awarded to 1st & 2nd Rank holders will be decided by the test management Committee.

  • Test Centres

    Indicative list of test centres for conducting level 2 test of Commerce Wizard 2016

    S.No State Exam Centres
    1. Andhra Pradesh

    I. Anantpur

    II. Eluru (West Godavari)

    III. Guntur

    IV. Kakinada

    V. Kurnool

    VI. Nellore

    VII. Ongole

    VIII. Rajamahendravaram

    IX. Tirupati

    X. Vijayawada

    XI. Visakhapatnam

    2. Assam

    I. Dibrugarh

    II. Guwahati

    III. Tinsukia

    3. Bihar I. Patna
    4. Chhattisgarh

    I. Bhilai

    II. Bilaspur

    III. Raipur

    5. Chandigarh I. Chandigarh
    6. Delhi I. Delhi
    7. Goa I. Goa
    8. Gujrat

    I. Ahmedabad

    II. Anand

    III. Baroda

    IV. Bharuch

    V. Bhavnagar

    VI. Bhuj

    VII. Gandhidham

    VIII. Jamnagar

    IX. Navasri

    X. Rajkot

    XI. Surat

    XII. Vapi

    9. Haryana

    I. Ambala

    II. Faridabad

    III. Gurgoan

    IV. Hisar

    V. Karnal

    VI. Panipat

    VII. Rewari

    VIII. Rohtak

    IX. Sirsa

    X. Sonepat

    XI. Yamunanagar

    10. Himachal Pradesh I. Shimla
    11. Jammu & Kashmir

    I. Jammu

    II. Srinagar

    12. Jharkhand

    I. Ranchi

    II. Jamshedpur

    III. Dhanbad

    13. Karnataka

    I. Bangalore

    II. Belgaum

    III. Bellary

    IV. Hubli

    V. Mangalore

    VI. Mysore

    VII. Udupi

    VIII. Kalaburgi (Gulbarga)

    14. Kerala

    I. Alleppey

    II. Calicut

    III. Ernakulam

    IV. Kannur

    V. Kottayam

    VI. Palghat

    VII. Quilon

    VIII. Trichur

    IX. Trivandrum

    15. Madhya Pradesh

    I. Bhopal

    II. Gwalior

    III. Jabalpur

    IV. Indore

    V. Ratlam

    VI. Ujjain

    16. Maharashtra

    I. Mumbai

    II. Ahmednagar

    III. Akola

    IV. Amravati

    V. Aurangabad

    VI. Dhule

    VII. Jalgaon

    VIII. Kalyan

    IX. Kolhapur

    X. Latur

    XI. Nagpur

    XII. Nanded

    XIII. Nasik

    XIV. Navi Mumbai

    XV. Pimpri Chichwad

    XVI. Pune

    XVII. Sangli

    XVIII. Solapur

    XIX. Thane

    XX. Satara

    XXI. Vasai

    17. Odisha

    I. Bhubaneswar

    II. Cuttack

    III. Rourkela

    IV. Sambalpur

    18. Pondicherry I. Pondicherry
    19. Punjab

    I. Amritsar

    II. Bhatinda

    III. Jallandhar

    IV. Ludhiana

    V. Patiala

    VI. Sangrur

    20. Rajasthan

    I. Ajmer

    II. Alwar

    III. Bharatpur

    IV. Beawar

    V. Bhilwara

    VI. Bikaner

    VII. Chittorgarh

    VIII. Jaipur

    IX. Jodhpur

    X. Kishangarh

    XI. Kota

    XII. Pali Marwar

    XIII. Sikar

    XIV. Sri Ganganagr

    XV. Udaipur

    21. Tamilnadu

    I. Chennai

    II Coimbatore

    III. Erode

    IV. Kanchipuram

    V. Kumbakonam

    VI. Madurai

    VII. Salem

    VIII. Sivakasi

    IX. Tiruchirapalli

    X. Tirunelveli

    XI. Tirupur

    XII. Tuticorin

    XIII. Vellore

    22. Telangana I. Hyderabad
    II. Karimnagar
    III. Warangal
    23. Uttar Pradesh

    I. Agra

    II. Aligarh

    III. Allahabad

    IV. Bareilly

    V. Ghaziabad

    VI. Gorakhpur

    VII. Jhansi

    VIII. Kanpur

    IX. Lucknow

    X. Mathura

    XI. Meerut

    XII. Moradabad

    XIII. Muzaffarnagar

    XIV. Noida

    XV. Saharanpur

    XVI. Varanasi

    24. Uttrakhand

    I. Dehradun

    II. Haldwani

    III. Haridwar

    25. West Bengal

    I. Asansol

    II. Durgapur

    III. Kolkata

    IV. Ranigunj

    V. Siliguri

    Test Centres at Overseas Destinations*

    S.No Place
    1. Zambia
    2. Abu Dhabi (UAE)
    3. Bahrain
    4. Botswana
    5. Doha
    6. Dubai
    7. Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia
    8. Jeddah
    9. Kenya (Nairobi)
    10. Kuwait
    11. Nigeria
    12. Oman (Muscat)
    13. Riyadh
    14. Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    15. Ras al Khaimah (UAE)
    16. Kampala (Uganda)
    17. Indonesia
    18. Singapore
    19. Thailand (Bangkok)
    20. Australia (Melbourne)
    21. Australia (Sydney)
    22. Australia (Brisbane)
    23. New Zealand (Auckland)
    24. Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
    25. London
    26. Canada (Toronto)
    27. US (New York)
    28. Vancouver, British Columbia

    * Subject to confirmation & No. of students appearing for Level 2 Test

Note: ICAI/Test Management Committee reserves the right to change in any of the modalities of the ICAI Commerce Wizard 2016.

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