To maintain high standard of examinations, the control is centralized through the Corporate Office situated in Karachi. This also facilitates in keeping uniformity in the quality of education at all centers.
Examinations are conducted twice a year in the months of May and November.
Applications for examination are to be submitted by the candidates on the prescribed form, which may be obtained from any Centre of the Institute, from 18th February to 8th March for the May Examination and from 18th August to 8th September for the November Examination. Applications providing complete details should be sent so as to reach the Centre of the Institute on or before the prescribed date.
Applications for examination are to be accepted only if all the requirements, including payment of all dues, have been met.
Students are allowed to appear in only one sector (Corporate, Public & Punjab Govt. Sector) examinations at a time after paying outstanding dues, including annual subscription along with examination fee, through pay order/ demand draft/ deposit slip.
The following regulations cover the eligibility requirements for sitting in the PIPFA examination: (Public & Corporate Sector).
The students, who are enrolled under the Coaching Course Program in a particular session, must have attended at least 75% of lectures in the class, passed one of the two class tests and appeared in class presentations.
If a student fails to qualify PIPFA Examination in full within 10 years from the date of 1st registration, will be required to reregister and pay the registration fee.
Examination Progression Scheme
Students who are newly registered in a session and are taking coaching classes from any PIPFA owned/approved coaching center cannot appear in the Quarterly CBE (February & August) of that session.
Students who are newly registered in a session from remote area can apply for coaching exemption only after two and half months from last date of registration of that session and after approval can appear in regular CBE examination (May & November). They are not allowed to appear in Quarterly CBE (February & August).
Students registered in any previous session and have taken coaching classes from any PIPFA owned/approved coaching center or have got coaching exemption in that session can appear in Quarterly CBE (February & August) in the succeeding session.
Students are allowed to take Final Level coaching from any PIPFA owned or approved coaching centre even if they have not passed Foundation Level completely, but allowing to take coaching of Final Level is not guaranteed to allow them to appear in Final Level Examinations However, if they pass PIPFA Foundation Level in quarterly CBE (February & August) of the same session are allowed to appear in Final Level provided they fulfill all prerequisites for appear in Final Level Examination.
The students who are eligible for admission and join PIPFA for the first time are allowed to appear for examination in a maximum of two levels at a time, including any partially exempted level. In order to progress to the Final Level, they must pass the Foundation Level.