ICAI offers CA students to ‘opt-out’ of the July examination — and sit for November exams instead

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ICAI offers CA students to ‘opt-out’ of the July examination — and sit for November exams instead
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  • The students at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), who were supposed to appear for the Chartered Accountant (CA) examination in July can now ‘opt-out’ and sit for the examination in November.
  • This is applicable to the students who have already submitted the online application for the exams.
  • Those who opt out will have to submit a declaration between June 17 to June 20, 2020.
  • However, these students will be required to apply afresh for the exams in November.
The students at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), who were supposed to appear for the Chartered Accountant (CA) examination in July can now ‘opt-out’ and sit for the examination in November. In that case, this attempt (July examination) will not be counted.

This is applicable to the exams scheduled from July 29 and the students who have already submitted the online application for the exams. “The students shall be allowed to opt-out and carry forward their candidature to next examination i.e. November, 2020 examination cycle,” the official notification said.


The development comes after multiple requests from students appealed to defer the exams due to the pandemic. Those who opt out will have to submit a declaration between June 17 to June 20, 2020.

The institute said that the examination fee and other expenditure shall automatically be shifted to the next exam cycle in November 2020. However, these students will be required to apply afresh for the exams in November.

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On the other hand, the students who choose to appear in the exam in July will have to undergo mandatory thermal scanning. As per the guidelines by the government, the institute will take social distancing measures, hand sanitisation and mandatory wearing of masks.

“Remaining students who will choose not to opt out and wish to appear for the exams commencing from 29th July 2020, the Institute is making all the required and necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of May 2020 examination (commencing from 29th July, 2020) across the globe including strict adherence to the precautions / measures related to COVID–19 which cover thermal scanning, hands’ sanitization, wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing at all times, following Government guidelines, etc. for the examinees / centre functionaries during the conduct of Chartered Accountant Examination,” ICAI said.

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) also postponed the civil services examination recently in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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