GMCS 1 Deleted from CA Course. check FAQS ON APPLICABILITY OF GMCS 1 & ORIENTATION PROGRAM. ICAI removed the GMCS 1 from ICAI CA Final Level and merged its syllabus with CA IPCC/Inter level Orientation Program.  This decision would be made applicable for the students w.e.f. July 1, 2016ICAI has decided to dispense with the General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) – I Course and merge its syllabus with Orientation Programme. Hence forthwith, it will be known as Orientation Course. Accordingly, it has been decided to conduct an Orientation Course with a duration of 15 days (90 hours) with the following modalities:GMCS 1 Deleted from CA Course

Important Info
Students registered for practical training on or after May 1, 2012 (since the date of commencement of GMCS-I) till December 31, 2014 would be required to undergo GMCS-I uptill December 31, 2016, if not done earlier. Rest all categories of the students who have already completed Orientation Programme (35 hours) are not required to do GMCS-I and will be deemed to have fulfilled the aforestated requirements.[/box]

GMCS 1 is now part of Orientation Program

  • Students enrolling to the batches commencing from July 1, 2016 onwards would be required to undergo Orientation Course for 15 days in accordance with the new syllabus and new guidelines.
  • The fee for 15 days Orientation Course will be Rs.7,000/- (Rupees seven thousand only).
  • Students registered for practical training on or after May 1, 2012 (since the date of commencement of GMCS-I) till December 31, 2014 would be required to undergo GMCS-I uptill December 31, 2016, if not done earlier. Rest all categories of the students who have already completed Orientation Programme (35 hours) are not required to do GMCS-I and will be deemed to have fulfilled the aforestated requirements.
  • The nomenclature of GMCS-II would be changed to GMCS which the students would be mandatorily required to undergo before applying for membership of the Institute.

The aforestated decision would be made applicable for the students w.e.f. July 1, 2016.

34 COMMENTS

    • Hello Munesha..thanks for the comment\nYou don’t need to do GMCS 1 again. Now you are in Articleship training. That means you already completed your orientation program. Now GMCS 1 is part of the orientation program. You just required to do GMCS 2 only.

  1. I am joined in aricles in april 2015 I am not completed GMCS 1. I have completed orientation.The new amendment is eligible for me or not.

  2. I joined training in sep 2014 but i have not done gmcs 1 do i need to do it since i have already done orientation programme.

  3. i joined my articleship training on 7th march 2014. should i be enrolling for GMCS-I. Since i had some difficulty doing it before. Is this Applicable for me too???

  4. sir i started my articleship from 28th july 2014 and i asked icai institute employees for gmcs 1 . they said me that it is complsory for me to attend gmcs 1 training as per icai norms students who registered for practical training on or after may 2012 to 31dec 2014 will be required to complte gmcs 1 training until 31st dec 2016so it is true

  5. I joined training in Ocober 2014 but i have not done gmcs 1 do i need to do it since i have already done orientation programme.Is This applicable for me??

  6. I joined for articleship training on 8 feb. 2016 after completion of ITT and Orientation programme. Is GMCS 1 applicable for me? If not what course I need to do

  7. I joined training in February 2014 But i not done GMCS 1.I have done Orientation programme.I would be required to undergo GMCS-I till December 31, 2016, OR not.

  8. sir, i’m joined in articles in june 30th 2014 and i taken transfer in december 17th 2014 and i rejoined in articles in the month of december 7th of 2015. Is it necessary to do GMCS-1 course to me? and i already completed my 35hrs orientation

  9. I have registered for articles on 18/10/2014.I have not done gmcs1 till now.There are no batches for me to complete gmcs1.Is my final attempt will postpone

  10. I am joined articles in July 2014, I have not done my gmcs1 . my orientation program completed already. Gmcs 1 still I have to do

  11. I am joined in aricles in may 2015 I am not completed GMCS 1. I have completed orientation.The new amendment is eligible for me or not.

  12. I joined training in May 2014 But i not done GMCS 1.I have done Orientation programme.I would be required to undergo GMCS-I till December 31, 2016, OR not.

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