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Professional Qualifying Examinations

The Professional Qualifying Examinations (PQEs) form the pinnacle of the Institute's qualifications. They comprise seven exams, taken over a period of up to five years. Of these, four are compulsory and the remaining three can be chosen from a list of 12 optional subjects. Exemptions from some exams are available based on industry experience and prior qualifications. Upon completion of the PQE, the candidate is eligible to apply for membership of the Institute.

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Foundation Diploma

The Foundation Diploma involves taking the Introduction to Shipping paper plus one other subject from Group 1 (except Shipping Business) or from the Group 2 list of optional papers. The Foundation Diploma is a stand-alone qualification. Exemptions do not apply to the Diplomas.

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Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diplomainvolves taking the Institute's benchmark paper Shipping Business plus one other subject from Group 1 (except Introduction to Shipping) or from the Group 2 list of optional papers. The Advanced Diploma is awarded if both subjects are passed in the same exam sitting. Exemptions do not apply to the Diplomas.

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ICS East India Branch Exam Centres

Exams are held twice a year in May and November. Students registered with ICS East India may take up the examinations at the following centres

• Chennai

• Mangalore

• Delhi

• Kolkatta

• Visakhapatnam

For more details, kindly send an email to office@icsmadras.com