ICAI Commerce Wizard 2016: A Talent Search Test

ICAI Commerce Wizard 2016: A Talent Hunt Test

The Commerce Talent Search Test called as Commerce Wizard 2016 is a diagnostic test, organized by Career Counselling Committee of the ICAI, 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. Basically, this test is a new Ability Test or Talent Search or Talent Hunt Test under the ICAI’s initiative named as Commerce Wizard.

A. Objectives

The objectives of ICAI Commerce Wizard Test are as under:

i) Act as a tool to educate, motivate the students of Country to achieve excellence in commerce stream;

ii) Act as a tool for talent search in Commerce stream;

iii) To facilitate selection of meritorious students to grant financial award as well recognition; in turn motivate to achieve excellence;

iv) To Project ICAI as a premier accounting Body which can act as a tool for empowerment of the students.

B. 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.

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

i) Registration Fees: ₹100/- per candidate (upto 31 Dec. 2016)

ii) Registration with Late Fees after due date is over: ₹150/- per candidate (1 Jan to 5 Jan. 2017)

iii) 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 ₹100/- within due date or ₹150/- after due date.

Click here for ‘Individual Enrollment’

Click here for ‘School Enrollment’

Important Dates for Registration ICAI Commerce Wizard Test

Online Registration with online payment (For Individual & School registration)

upto 31 Dec. 2016

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

upto 5 Jan. 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: [email protected] ; [email protected]

C. Test Levels:

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

1. 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

2. 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.

D. Test Paper Pattern & Syllabus

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.

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.

Further, there is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer at Level 1 & 2 both. No Negative marking for un-attempted answers.

Syllabus:

For classes 9th and 10th, download from here

For classes 11th and 12th, download from here

E. Exam Schedule (Revised)

Exam Schedule/ Dates for ICAI Commerce Wizard Tests
Date & Timing of the Test (First Level)Date: 8 Jan. 2017 (Sunday) Timing: I. 10.45 a.m. to 12.00 Noon for Class IX & X Students II. 4.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. for Class XI & XII Students
Date & Timing of the Test (Second Level)Date: 15 Jan. 2017 (Sunday) Timing: 2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m

In view of the fact that tests of first batch of level 1 and level are to be held for the first time in Jan. 2017, there are no previous year question papers available. Also the ICAI is yet to release Model Test Papers, if any, for reference by examinees/ students.

F. Prizes for Participants

Level 1 Test

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

Level 2 Test

For Class IX & X StudentsFor 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 certificateNext 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.

The Award Ceremony is likely to be held at Delhi NCR tentatively in the month of January/ February, 2017

G. List of Test Centres

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

S.NoStateExam Centres
1.Andhra PradeshI. Anantpur; II. Eluru (West Godavari); III. Guntur; IV. Kakinada; V. Kurnool; VI. Nellore; VII. Ongole; VIII. Rajamahendravaram; IX. Tirupati; X. Vijayawada; XI. Visakhapatnam
2.AssamI. Dibrugarh; II. Guwahati; III. Tinsukia
3.BiharI. Patna
4.ChhattisgarhI. Bhilai; II. Bilaspur; III. Raipur
5.ChandigarhI. Chandigarh
6.DelhiI. Delhi
7.GoaI. Goa
8.GujratI. Ahmedabad; II. Anand; III. Baroda; IV. Bharuch; V. Bhavnagar; VI. Bhuj; VII. Gandhidham; VIII. Jamnagar; IX. Navasri; X. Rajkot; XI. Surat; XII. Vapi
9.HaryanaI. Ambala; II. Faridabad; III. Gurgoan; IV. Hisar; V. Karnal; VI. Panipat; VII. Rewari; VIII. Rohtak; IX. Sirsa; X. Sonepat; XI. Yamunanagar
10.Himachal PradeshI. Shimla
11.Jammu & KashmirI. Jammu; II. Srinagar
12.JharkhandI. Ranchi; II. Jamshedpur; III. Dhanbad
13.KarnatakaI. Bangalore; II. Belgaum; III. Bellary; IV. Hubli; V. Mangalore; VI. Mysore; VII. Udupi; VIII. Kalaburgi (Gulbarga)
14.KeralaI. Alleppey; II. Calicut; III. Ernakulam; IV. Kannur; V. Kottayam; VI. Palghat; VII. Quilon; VIII. Trichur; IX. Trivandrum
15.Madhya PradeshI. Bhopal; II. Gwalior; III. Jabalpur; IV. Indore; V. Ratlam; VI. Ujjain
16.MaharashtraI. 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.OdishaI. Bhubaneswar; II. Cuttack; III. Rourkela; IV. Sambalpur
18.PondicherryI. Pondicherry
19.PunjabI. Amritsar; II. Bhatinda; III. Jallandhar; IV. Ludhiana; V. Patiala; VI. Sangrur
20.RajasthanI. 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.TamilnaduI. 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.TelanganaI. Hyderabad; II. Karimnagar; III. Warangal
23.Uttar PradeshI. 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.UttrakhandI. Dehradun; II. Haldwani; III. Haridwar
25.West BengalI. Asansol; II. Durgapur; III. Kolkata; IV. Ranigunj; V. Siliguri

Test Centres at Overseas Destinations*

S.NoPlace
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

ICAI Commerce Wizard 2016

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