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Examination Policies

The Strategy Institute practices stringent policies that not only help maintain the sanctity and credibility of its internationally renowned examinations, but also ensure that a just, affirmative, healthy, objective, and empathetic approach is pursued for evaluating candidates fitness for award of its prestigious credentials. Following are some of the most important policy areas for examinees to make note of.

Examination Reappear Policy

In the event that examinees fail their first attempt to pass their The Strategy Institute examination, they shall be required to pay a nominal fee of USD 50 from their myTSI dashboard to reappear for the exam. Please note that the examinee can apply to reappear right after their examination result gets published.

Examination Reapply Policy

If the examinees voluntarily cancel the scheduled examination appointment; they can immediately reapply from the myTSI dashboard by paying a nominal fee of USD 50.

Examinee Conduct Policy

The Strategy Institute has a ‘zero–tolerance’ policy for misconduct or adoption of unfair means. During exams, exam managers (proctors) are duly empowered for taking stringent punitive action on examinees found indulging in any of the following acts: 

  • Causing disturbance to other examinees through making noise, needless physical movements or verbal arguments with proctors or co-examinees
  • Giving or taking any assistance to or from anybody inside the exam room or outside Using barred items/ gadgets like digital assistants, notes, books, wristwatch, electronic dictionaries, or other aids/devices
  • Using barred electronic devices, such as mobile phones, pagers or cordless handsets etc. Trying to delete or tear-off or smear or corrupt any part of the print or digital exam pack or question paper or answer sheets
  • Trying to game or tamper with the exam-computer with the objective of deriving unfair advantage or for sabotaging an exam event
  • Trying to forcibly relocate from their allotted computer/systems despite the exam proctors' instructions
  • Trying to copy, remove or delete questions (in any format) during the examination Not following the proctors' instructions
  • Sharing the content of the exam with others

Please be informed that stringent action will be taken against examinees found violating or breaching. The Strategy Institute’s intellectual property rights laws through unauthorized copying or distribution of exam content or materials.

Any communication – be it verbal, written, or electronic – made by an examinee which can be deemed to be against the policies of examination is strictly prohibited. Any such act will invite stringent penal action.

Examinee Appeals

a. In case of The Strategy Institute Disciplinary Action in pre and post exam scenarios

Candidacy Reconsideration Form
Examinees seeking to dispute any The Strategy Institute action or decision against their candidacy, may download and fill up the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form and send it to exam@thestrategyinstitute.org for initiating process and action.

b. In case of No Show

Emergencies
Examinees missing a scheduled exam because of emergencies, should directly Contact The Strategy Institute to report matter. The following reasons for missing out on, or not showing up for a scheduled The Strategy Institute examination have been defined as acceptably genuine, and deemed as justified for grant of Retake permissions if requested:

  • If examinees themselves or any of their immediate family meet a serious accident, or develop a sudden medical condition demanding serious attention
  • If examinees have been unfortunately affected by Covid infections, or are under quarantine, or are facing immobility due to Covid-related restrictions or disruptions.
  • If there is a bereavement in the family
  • If examinees are summoned by courts, or are drafted on juries, or are required for some urgent national duty.

Examinees forced to miss out on their scheduled The Strategy Institute exam for any of the above-mentioned reasons are required to contact The Strategy Institute and request for a Retake by submitting doctor’s or hospital certificates etc., as proofs of the emergency encountered.

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