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Examination

Our qualifications have gained recognition across the globe. The Institute of chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka also revises its syllabus every five years to meet the growing demand in the market and to ensure the qualifications are on par with global standards.

FAQs

The course structure of the Institute consists of the following three modules:

  • Executive Level
  • Business Level
  • Corporate Level

Each of the above three modules have three pillars as Knowledge, Skills and Personal as mentioned in the below diagram,


KNOWLEDGE PILLAR
SKILLS PILLAR
PERSONAL PILLAR

Executive
Level
Subjects

KE1-Financial Accounting & Reporting Fundamentals SE1-Executive Communication & People Skills PE1-Executive Practical Training & Development
KE2-Management Accounting Information SE2-Executive Information Technology & Systems
KE3-Fundamentals of Taxation & Law
KE4-Processes, Assurance & Ethics
KE5-Commercial Insight for Management

Business Level
Subjects

KB1-Business Financial Reporting SB1-Business Communication & People Skills PB1-Executive Practical Training & Development
KB2-Business Management Accounting SB2-Business Information Technology & Systems
KB3-Business Taxation & Law
KB4-Business Assurance, Ethics & Audit
KB5-Business Value Creation
Corporate
Level
Subjects
KC1-Corporate Financial Reporting SC1-Corporate Communication & People Skills PC1-Executive Practical Training & Development

KC2-Corporate Finance & Risk Management

SC2-Corporate Information Technology & Systems

KC3-Corporate Taxation
KC4-Corporate Governance, Assurance & Ethics
KC5-Corporate Strategy & Contemporary Issues

Examination
Eligibility Criteria

Executive Level Knowledge Subjects

  • Registration
  • Subscription to Study Pack (Should pay and collect the study pack)
  • Obtain exemptions if eligible
Business Level Knowledge Subjects
  • Registration renewal for the exam applying year
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to the same pillar subject of executive level
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to SE2-Executive Information Technology & Systems
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to SE1-Executive Communication & People Skills
  • Purchase the study guide for each subject and preparation to examination properly
  • Complete the Executive Level subject of the same pillar to be eligible to do the Business Level subjects of the same pillar.
Corporate Level Knowledge Subjects –KC1 to KC5
  • Registration renewal for the exam applying year
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to the same pillar subject of executive and business level
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to SB2-Business Information Technology & Systems
  • Passed or obtained exemptions to SB1-Business Communication & People Skills
  • Passed PE1-Executive Practical Training & Development and PB1-Business Practical Training & Development
  • Subscription to Study Pack (Should pay and collect the study pack)
  • Complete the all business level subjects or any other transitional arrangements to be eligible to do the corporate level subjects.

KC5-Corporate Strategy & Contemporary Issues - Assignment
  • Registration renewal for the exam applying year
  • Successfully completion of both Business and Corporate Level Knowledge Subjects –KC1 to KC4
KC5-Corporate Strategy & Contemporary Issues – Case Study
  • Registration renewal for the exam applying year
  • Successfully completion of KC5-Corporate Strategy & Contemporary Issues - Assignment

Registered students who have paid their annual subscriptions for the current year may sit the examination, provided the eligibility requirements are satisfied.

Applications should be made on Examination Application Forms, obtainable from the Institute and provincial centres during the periods specified from time to time.

An examination application form may be obtained in person or by sending a written request and a self-addressed 23cm x 10cm stamped envelope to:

Manager Examinations
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
30 A, Malalasekera Mawatha, Colombo 7.

The Institute will send an acknowledgment postcard to the applicant.

The completed application form together with the self-addressed acknowledgment post-card (duly stamped ) the bank paying-in-slip and 2 self-addressed 23cm x 10cm stamped envelopes should be sent to the Manager Examinations by registered post to reach him on or before the closing date of applications as announced from time to time.

A late application fee will be charged on all late applications after the application closing date. (Late application closing date is given in the Exam Calendar). Thereafter, applications will not be accepted.

The Institute will send an acknowledgment postcard to the applicant.

  1. Executive Level Examinations are held in March and September each year.
  2. Business and Corporate Level Examinations are held in June and December each year.
  3. Case Study Examination of Corporate level is held twice a year.

Examination dates are published in the examination year calendar. You can view it from the Exam Calendar page of the examination web page.

  • Executive Level

Candidates are permitted to answer in Sinhala, Tamil or English. Answer for one subject should be in one medium only.

  • Business and Corporate Level

Candidates should answer in English only.

  • Answer Scripts

Answer booklets and supplementary booklets printed in different colors will be provided to candidates to answer the examinations.

Yes, candidates are permitted to apply one subject or more than one subject.

If a candidate passes some subjects without completing the examination, those passes will be carried forward.

According to these procedures, there will be no limitation in the number of attempts, to sit an examination.

The Institute does not refund or transfer examination fees under any circumstances.

Examinations held in the centers in following locations.

Examination Name Location
Executive Level Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Rathnapura, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Jaffna and Kalmunai
Business and Corporate Level Colombo, Qatar and Maldives.
KC5-Corporate Strategy & Contemporary Issues – Assignment/Case Study Colombo
SE1-Executive Communication & People Skills Colombo, kandy, Kurunegala, Jaffna, Galle

* The candidate should sit the examination at the center and in the hall mentioned in his/her Examination Admission Card.

The Institute publishes the examination results by

  • Displaying detailed results in the Institute's website
  • Sending a letter to each candidate informing his/her detailed results.

Yes, candidates who obtain the highest total marks and who pass the examination at first attempt are eligible for Order of Merit Prizes and Certificates.

Also candidates who obtain highest marks for each subject at their first attempt are eligible for Subject Prize.

Payment Code Payment Details Fee
EX01
Exam-Exam Fees Executive level - Per Paper Rs. 2,000 Per Paper
EX02
Exam-Exam Fees Business Level - Per Paper Rs. 3,400 Per Paper
EX03 Exam-Exam Fees Corporate Level - Per Paper Rs. 4,900 Per Paper
EX05 Exam-Exam Fees - KC 5 Case Study Rs. 6,000 Per Paper
EX05 Exam-Exam Fees - KC 5 Assignment Rs. 5,500 Per Paper
EX07 SE1-Executive Communication & People Skills Rs. 2,500 Per Paper

Yes, those who apply after the closing date, an additional 50% is charged up to the late application closing date. Thereafter no late applications will be entertained.

Examination Division

Tel - 011 2352000 Ext. 1017, 1018, 1019 and 1020
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No candidate will be given index numbers via telephone, email or web inquiry by the Examination Division. Candidates should detach the portion of the admission card with the index number and keep it in safe custody to use to view the results in the web.

No. It is not possible