ICAI CA Exams November 2020: Possibility of CA Exams Nov. 2020 Attempt? Here is the clarification that CA Students want

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced the schedule for the November 2020 CA Exams from 21st Nov. 2020 onwards. It will be 18 days-long exams.

But, the CA Students (including me) are still very much confused about the possibility of Nov. 2020 CA Exams. There are many reasons why CA Students are not yet sure about the Exams and want more clarity on it.

Although, the ICAI has earlier announced that the exams will be on time. But the past experience haunts us. In the past as well ICAI said similar things but eventually what happened, everyone knows.

Therefore, I would like to raise some of the points here that need certain clarification from the ICAI. And, here are they:

1. Rising Covid Cases during November:

I live in Delhi and here state Govt has started again various kinds of restrictions due to the rise in the Corona cases. Delhi govt has even banned the Chhath Puja Celebration (which is on 20th Nov. 2020) due to the fear of rising in the corona cases.

Also, the Home Ministry has conducted with the Delhi CM to consider the ways (including lockdown) to tackle the rising covid cases in Delhi.

Now, the ICAI exams are going to happen from 21st Nov. 2020. And, it’s not about only Delhi but all states across India. Has all permission been taken from various state govts.?? I believe this needs to be clarified officially by the ICAI again before the Nov. 2020 CA exams.

2. Exams Center Issues:

Many students have been issued exams centers in different places instead of the zones they applied for. Many students’ exam centers are in containment zones. Many exam centers are even located in the under-construction building (you can cross-check on the google).

Now, have all exam center issues been sorted by the ICAI? And, ICAI should also give more clarification about the so-called Buffer Exam Centers!

3. Details about the MHA Clarification on Admit Cards E-Pass:

During the Supreme Court hearing, the ICAI mentioned that it would seek the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) permission for considering CA Exams admit cards as E-Pass. This E-pass will help free movement of CA Students. It will also work as the local id and students who are coming from other states can stay using their admit cards.

But once the court case is over, the ICAI has, as always, forgotten the Students. No clarification has been issued in this regard so far.

4. Exam Schedule for Jan/Feb 2021 Exams:

This one particular question is one of the biggest concerns of the CA Students. Many students want to opt-out but as they are not sure whether the exams will happen in Jan/Feb 2021 or not, they are in big confusion.

Instead of clarifying things up, the ICAI is unnecessarily making promises and telling students that YES, Exams in Jan/Feb will happen. But when? It is absolutely unclear. Therefore, both kinds of students who want to appear in Nov. Exams and who wants to appear in Jan/Feb exams are in confusion.

5. States elections:

Some states are about to face the election dates clash with exam dates e.g. Rajasthan, Mizoram, etc. Now, no clarification has also been issued in respect of these issues as well.

Conclusion:

For the past many days I have been consistently asking for the doubt clarification from the ICAI. I NEVER ASKED FOR THE EXAM POSTPONEMENT OR CANCELLATIONS. But, Some of our dear intellectual friends are busy criticizing me instead of raising the real doubts of CA Students.

I am trying my level best to raise genuine issues across various platforms. And, for your kind information, I AM A CA FINAL STUDENT AND I DON’T HAVE ANY KIND OF VESTED INTEREST (APART FROM MY LIFE). So, I am just raising whatever I feel correct. You might agree, you might not, but one thing is very clear that simply criticizing me won’t ease the situation.

At last, I would like to say again the same thing as I said in my previous articles that I DO HAVE ABSOLUTE FAITH IN THE ICAI. But at the same time, it’s also the ICAI’s responsibility to address the students properly unlike leaving them unanswered when exams are just a few days away!

Thanks to this platform also who is helping me raise my voice. And, I am wishing all the very best to my peers and all CA students. Hopefully, ICAI comes out very soon with the detailed guidelines/FAQ, etc. officially.

Thanks for reading. Good Luck!

Article Written By: Malvika Singh

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13 thoughts on “ICAI CA Exams November 2020: Possibility of CA Exams Nov. 2020 Attempt? Here is the clarification that CA Students want

  • November 16, 2020 at 6:47 am
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    All these points are absolutely correct. I am an intermediate student and I am also confused regarding this paper. I am not even sure whether I should opt out or not because there is no surety of results declaration . ICAI had only told us that Jan 2021 exam can be held either in last half of Jan or first half of feb but what about our results? Will it be declared together or nov 2020 result will be declared as per it’s scheduled time and Jan/feb 2021 will be declared seperately…??

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    • November 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm
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      Very informative & thought provoking writing. I’m a CA foundation student. I have the same doubt as you. I’m glad you’re taking the initiative to put forth the doubts of the students. Thanks a lot Malvika. Don’t listen to the people who criticize you & all the best!

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  • November 16, 2020 at 6:56 am
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    It will be better if ICAI cancel s all relevant exams and pass every students this year…in view of the pandemic

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    • November 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm
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      Icai should clear all uncertainty before taking the new announcement regarding the exam for nov 20 or jan/feb/may 2021. So students can give full attention to their study..

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  • November 16, 2020 at 7:13 am
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    Dear ,
    Your issues raised above are arbitrary.
    You know the ICAI is doing well according to their norms and as per supreme court guidelines.
    People like you having negativity towards the arrangements of ICAI never be satisfied.
    There are many problems in the country but the developments of the nation and people never be withheld due to these removable problems.
    If you are really serious towards the ICAI exams ,than forget superfluous ideas and prepare for appearing in the examination.

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    • November 16, 2020 at 4:09 pm
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      Please suggest some remedies if we find any violation on the part of ICAI, we do trust but not blindly. Kindly tell what should we do if MHA guidelines issued by MHA and agreed by ICAI in their notifications as well as in supreme court are not followed…
      Thank you
      Waiting for reply

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  • November 16, 2020 at 7:24 am
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    Here at Hazaribagh of Jharkhand exam centre is in under constructed building.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm
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    How is the icai getting permission from state govt to conduct exam is really a concern for the students with just a week left for the exam?
    Regarding the exam centre, there is only one image of half constructed building being allotted as exam centre is circulating in Twitter that too without any proof. Other issues on exam centre needs to be clarified by the respective student if ICAI had resolved the issues.
    Also, give some time to ICAI to announce the exam dates of Jan/Feb. Start your protest on the same immediately after Nov exam.
    3rd and 5th point is a genuine concern. If you guys have raised only genuine concerns then by this time you would have got clarification from ICAI. Rather there are many people who are demeaning the institute as well as the profession.
    As far as I observed from the Twitter protests, I found only the North part of students are protesting. All the south students are preparing for exam, even the faculties are adivising them to concentrate on study and it’s ICAI responsibility to conduct exam.
    Even the writ petition filed had many silly points. As the supreme court said behave like a professional student rather finding faults in each and every action of ICAI.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 9:20 pm
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    Appreciate the writer of the article for addressing such a terrible hardship going through the lives of every CA student planning to give their exams in Nov 2020 attempt.I tottally agree that our student community has been facing immense stress about the uncertainty of exam and rising covid spead.Hoping that ICAI will clarify our concerns soon

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    • November 17, 2020 at 12:39 am
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      I m more confused if we opt out in middle of exams . Example after I give three papers if I opt out due to any reason related to covid then will I get permission to give exmaa of all papers or only the remaining one in Jan exams. N what abouth the exams fees. .
      I would request them to instead of playing with this Nov Jan and may exams directly they should take the exams in May bcoz till that time some or other kind of Vaccines will come.
      More then life now one wants to become CA , I think .
      Becoming a CA n losing our life is not worth.
      I Have full faith in ICAI.
      But plz do clear the doubts .ujn

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  • November 17, 2020 at 12:39 am
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    I m more confused if we opt out in middle of exams . Example after I give three papers if I opt out due to any reason related to covid then will I get permission to give exmaa of all papers or only the remaining one in Jan exams. N what abouth the exams fees. .
    I would request them to instead of playing with this Nov Jan and may exams directly they should take the exams in May bcoz till that time some or other kind of Vaccines will come.
    More then life now one wants to become CA , I think .
    Becoming a CA n losing our life is not worth.
    I Have full faith in ICAI.
    But plz do clear the doubts .ujn

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  • November 17, 2020 at 1:41 am
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    I also agree to you malvika….actually icai have really confused the students by adding the new schedule for the eaxams in jan feb…then what by any reason they are not successful in doing so tgen what will the situations….so i would suggest icai the you should keep the may attempt exams in november and november attempt exams in jan/ feb….so that it becomes easier for everyone to have a fair result

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  • November 17, 2020 at 6:25 am
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    But there are students who are ready to give exam.
    Icai can’t take decision based on one side, they need to look other side also.
    Icai should conduct exam, those who fear icai give optout option.
    Reality is those who studying well are not in social media and other lazy people here

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