The completed entry form and the correct fees for each subject entered and for each exemption granted must be forwarded to reach the CIIN not later than the end of February for the April examination and end of August for the October examination. Entries received after these dates WILL NOT be accepted in any circumstances.
In the course of processing the examination entry form, if it is found to be incorrect in any way, it will be returned to the applicant with instructions on what action to take. If it is correct, the acknowledgement postcard will be sent to the candidate, provided it had been completed and returned with the entry form.
Change of Centre: After the closing dates for the receipt of entries, examination centre can only be changed in exceptional circumstances and where it is practicable. Requests for change of centre must be accompanied by a statement of such circumstances and the prescribed fee to reach the CIIN not later than the end of February for the April examination and end of August for the October examination
Subject changes and withdrawals: Requests for withdrawal from one or more subjects of the examination must reach the CIIN by the end of February for the April examination and end of August for the October examination, and the fees paid will be refunded. No changes of any manner will be made in examination entries after these dates. Absence on account of illness from part of, or all the subjects entered for, supported by acceptable medical evidence, may attract a credit reserve for a quarter of the subject fees paid. This does not include the non-refundable entry fees. No refunds will be made on account of any other reasons.
A copy of examination time-table, candidates' instructions and an admission permit will be sent out early in March for the April diet and September for the October diet. If these documents are not received by 15th March (April diet) or 15th September (October diet), affected candidates should notify the CIIN giving their registration number and the centre at which they wish to sit the examination. The admission permit will contain the examination number.
Examination Malpractice: The Governing Council of the Institute will take disciplinary action against any examination candidate in breach of examination regulations. Penalties will be imposed for falsification of documents or cheating during the examinations.
Liability of CIIN: If for any reasons outside its control, the CIIN finds it impossible to hold any of its scheduled examinations, or if a candidate's completed examination script is lost or destroyed, the CIIN's liability shall be limited to a complete refund of the examination fees paid in respect of the examination
The examination results, once released, will be available on the CIIN website. Candidates can access the results with the aid of a 'scratch card' to be obtained from the CIIN for each examination diet. The decision of the Institute in every case is final and it will accept no requests for remarking of examination scripts, and in no circumstances will any answer script be returned to candidates.
Details of prescribed examination fees shall be made available from time to time along with the entry forms and registration guidelines.