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CA exams 2020: Students oppose ICAI for changing centres days before exams

On November 17, just four days ahead of the examination, the institute made changes in 30 exam centres

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CA exams 2020: Students oppose ICAI for changing centres days before exams
The ICAI is set to conduct the CA examinations (foundation, intermediate, and final from November 21 to December 14. (Representative image)

Thousands of aspiring chartered accountants have expressed their frustration against the ICAI--the apex body that organises the CA exam--because of lack of clarity over the exams and alleged mismanagement in allotting examination centres.

The ICAI is set to conduct the CA examinations (foundation, intermediate, and final from November 21 to December 14. On November 17, just four days ahead of the examination, the institute made changes in 30 exam centres.  The changes include shifting centres to new venues and correction in names.

Also read: Students demand postponement of CA exam; ICAI firm on conducting exam as per schedule

The November CA Exam centres where changes have been made are in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh.

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The CA institute also tweeted saying, "ICAI is committed to seeing exams scheduled for November 21 with additional 600+ Centres are conducted smoothly with necessary safety precautions as per SoP released".

However, candidates are angry with ICAI for changing the centres just days before the exam. Also, many students argued that some centres were at the COVID-19 hotspots.


ICAI, meanwhile, has claimed that no examination centre falls in any containment zone.

ICAI has also offered students an 'opt-out' scheme for students who are COVID-19 positive or have symptoms of coronavirus. The scheme is also valid for those candidates whose family members, with whom they live, are COVID-19 positive.

Students who opt-out of the exam will be allowed to sit in the second cycle which will be held in the second in January next year. Students can opt-out between November 7 and December 14 this year.

Also read: CA aspirants demand postponement of exams; ICAI releases admit cards

ICAI has said students who opt out will not have to pay fresh examination fees for taking the exams in Jaunary.

However, some students have accused the ICAI of offering 'unequal opportunities' to students. #ICAI_Denies_Equality has been trending on Twitter.

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