Chartered Accountant - Articleship counted as work experience?

I am a Chartered Accountant ('CA'). We CAs, as part of our curriculum, are required to undergo three years of 'articleship'. The term 'articleship' is used to describe a 3 year long internship wherein students work on audit, tax and/or consulting assignments under guidance of a CA and are paid stipend (not salary). The working hours are 40 hours per week at the minimum and entails a full time commitment even though it is termed as an internship. It is partly undertaken during graduation and partly after graduation. Will the part undertaken after graduation be considered as work experience for XAT form filling purposes?
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Hi, I am afraid, the internship period would not be considered as work experience. Thanks. Team XAT