TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REVISED EXAMINATION SYLLABUS

1. SPECIAL TRANSITION PROVISIONS:
 
The transition provisions from the current syllabus to the revised syllabuses are as follows.   

1.1 CPA, CPS, CICT, CSIA and CCP students. 
(a) All students for the above listed examination will CONVERT to the revised examination syllabuses commencing 1 July 2015 in the various parts and sections that they will have PROGRESSED to in the current syllabus.  

(b) Exemptions:
(i) Where a student had been granted an exemption in a particular paper, the exemption will be retained. This will include papers where the titles may have changed but the substantive content has remained the same, such as Management accounting (Previously cost accounting) in CPA section 2.

(ii) However, where a student had been granted exemptions in a paper which, under the revised syllabus has been moved to a section which have already completed as at the may 2015 sitting, the exemption fee paid for the paper concerned will be credited to students account at KASNEB.

(iii) Exemptions granted for whole sections or parts under the current syllabuses shall be retained under the revised syllabus

1 C) Credit retentions for students who will not have completed their respective sections after the May 2015 sitting will be retained provided that the paper(s) with credit retentions have remained in the SAME section(s) under the revised syllabus
2. ATC, ICTT, IST and CMT students
The four technician examinations namely ATC, ICTT, IST and CMT will be phased out after the November/December 2015 sitting. A parallel examination administration system will be adopted for the
technician examinations during the November/December 2015 sitting with a view to phasing out the examinations after the November/December 2015 sitting.
Under the parallel system, the technician examinations will be administered together with the diploma examinations namely ATD, DICT and DCM in the November/December 2015 sitting.
The transition arrangements will work out as follows:


1. Students currently in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I who sit and pass the May 2015 sitting


(a) The students will be required to choose either ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II as applicable, or Level II of the respective Diploma in the November/December 2015 sitting.


(b) Students who choose the ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II and pass during the November/December 2015 sitting will graduate under the respective examination passed. Those who do not pass will be transferred to Level II of the respective Diploma with effect from 1 January 2016.
 

(c) Students who choose the respective Diploma Level II and pass the November/December 2015 sitting will proceed to Diploma Level III from 1 January 2016. Those who fail will repeat the respective Diploma Level II from 1 January 2016.
 

2. Students currently in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I who sit but do not pass the May 2015 sitting

(a) The students will be required to resit the papers not passed in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I in the November/December 2015 sitting.
 

(b) Students who pass the ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I in the November/December 2015 sitting will proceed to the respective Diploma Level II from 1 January 2016. 
Those who do not pass will be transferred to Level I of the respective Diploma with effect from 1 January 2016.
 

3. Registered students in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I who have not booked the May 2015 sitting (mostly new students)
(a) The students will be allowed to book for either ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I as registered, or the respective Diploma Level I in the November/December 2015 sitting.


 (b) Students who pass the ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I in the November/ December 2015 sitting will proceed to the respective Diploma Level II. The same will apply to those who sit and pass the Diploma Level I.
 

(c) Students who fail the ATC/ICTT/CMT Level I or Diploma Level I in the November/December 2015 sitting will repeat the Diploma Level I with effect from 1 January 2016.
 

4. Students currently in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II who sit and pass the May 2015 sitting The students will graduate.
 

5. Students currently in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II who sit but do not pass the May 2015 sitting
 

(a) The students will be required to resit the papers not passed in ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II in the November/December 2015 sitting.
(b) Students who pass the ATC/ICTT/CMT Level II in the November/December 2015 sitting will graduate. Those who do not pass will be transferred to Level II of the respective Diploma with effect from
1 January 2016.


 6. IST students
(a) Students who pass Level I of the IST examination during the May 2015 sitting will proceed to Level II of the examination and be eligible to sit for that Level during the November/December 2015 sitting
(b) Students who do not pass Level I of the IST examination during the May 2015 sitting will be expected to resit the papers not passed in the same level during the November/December 2015 sitting.

(c) Students who pass Level II of the examination either during the May 2015 sitting or the November/December 2015 sitting will be allowed to graduate in the respective sitting.

(d) Students who do not pass either Level I or Level II of the IST examination in the November/December 2015 sitting will be required to transit to either the ATD or DCM in the respective levels. Both graduates of the Technician and Diploma examinations will be eligible to pursue the relevant professional programmes of KASNEB.

3. Other transition provisions

(a) Students who are eligible to convert to the Diploma programmes
(ATD/DICT and DCM) will be allowed to do so and book the November/December 2015 examinations up to 15 September 2015 by paying the normal examination entry fees.
(b) All credit retentions for ATC, ICTT, IST and CMT will expire after the November/December 2015 sitting.