Story of A Frustrated CA Student

Hello Everyone! Let me introduce myself first, I am a student who is preparing for an exam which is Totally Uncertain. Yes, I am a Frustrated CA Student!

As of now, I hope every one of you must be aware of the fact that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has yet again postponed the CA Exams which were about to have happened from November 1st, 2020 onward. Now, it would be started off from 21st November 2020.

Interestingly, during the May 2020 exams also, the same pattern was followed, and later on, exams were canceled altogether. But I strongly wish that this pattern should not be followed this time (fingers crossed!).

But the bigger question here is, WHY THIS POSTPONEMENT?? Was it necessary? Why only CA Exams cannot be conducted but all other exams can happen? Why ICAI always looks a crying baby when it comes to managing situations? Was COVID actually a reason or it was a certain section of students & faculties who were consistently pressurizing the institute to take this action? I have many questions to ask and to debate on but I would be trying to be more to-the-point here and here are my points:

1. Students Fear are REAL:

Actually, this is the first point which I would like to put here. I am not against those innocent students who were demanding Postponement due to fear of getting coronavirus during the 18 days long exams.

Their fear is actually REAL and there might be such cases of students getting corona during exam days and consequently, there are huge chances that their family members would also be infected. So, I totally support their points too. 

But, please ask yourself, Are you actually demanding postponement exactly because of this? Or because you are unprepared and that’s why you are trying to suppress others from giving exams??

I would not comment anything on this because I know there are real threats and fear among people for corona and I don’t want to demean (in no manner) them.

But if you doing full time enjoy in your routine life but when it comes to exams you are just demanding postponement because you are unprepared then I would say, You are a COWARD!

2. What about those students who are actually preparing for a very long time?

Everyone is talking about Corona and its impact but why no one is talking about the mental state of those students who are preparing very hard for the past many months or even years just to achieve their dreams. Believe me, With every postponement, their dreams shattered! 

I know some of you can say here, acchha hai naa to aur pad lo during this postponement time, tmhe kya dikkat hai?. I would just say one thing, Anything which is purposeless is useless and the same thing applies to our preparations and exams as well. After all, Why the hell we are preparing for!

Apart from that, there are many people (including me) for whom this exam is not just an exam but it is something on which our future our life depends upon. Our families are trying very hard to support us and we are trying very hard to prove us.

3. ICAI and its Poor Management:

I believe you must have heard the ICAI and its managerial persons talking the same thing, THEY HAVE MOST ROBUST SYSTEM! Really??? Is this what a so-called ROBUST SYSTEM look like?

Last year they faced huge criticism due to malpractices in the exam copies evaluation. Later on, they did what? They formed a so-called High-Level Committee. And what does this High-Level Committee did, literally NOTHING!

Now, again the same kind of attitude the ICAI is following during this COVID Pandemic and exam time, by doing NOTHING! And here are my points why I am saying so:

What did the ICAI do from the last cancellation till today if they are just not able to issue a detailed SOP, taking responsibility for students during exam days?

Why they are so stubborn and not willing to communicate with the students? (Oh, come on! don’t talk about those FAKE WEBINARS)

Why they keep on holding the postponement until the last 15 days? If they would have issues it earlier at least we could take some relaxation as well. Why we are forced to sacrifice our days (recently I did not attend my best friend’s marriage due to exams)?

Why are you not able to confirm the exam centers and issue the admit cards on time?

Don’t you guys feel ashamed when you give (SO-CALLED) motivational lectures through WEBINARS to the students to face the Physical Exams while you yourself are hiding in your homes??

There are many other points to mention but the issue is just this when it comes to students why they behave so dull and Fake? Why they just don’t care about students? Even they don’t pick our calls, don’t reply to emails. But they do love students on papers and on webinars (that too from the comfort of home and lays chips in hand!) but in reality, they don’t give a damn.

4. What do I want?

In one line, I just simply want Exams WITH ALL SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS. That’s it!

I am not undermining the threat of corona neither am I undermining the fear of students getting infected. And that’s why I do support and respect their opinions too.

But the main problem is why the Institute is not able to conduct the exams with precautions? Or if possible they should also be looking for an alternative to physical exams (as CMA Institute is doing). But instead, they do FAKE WEBINARS and make hollow promises. This needs to be addressed and this needs to be corrected!

Conclusion:

I don’t know whether I was able to properly communicate my words or not but I do believe that I must have communicated my emotions and feelings.

If you agree and able to relate with what I feel, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR CA FRATERNITY FRIENDS/FACULTIES. Because one must need to listen to both sides of the story before being judgy!

Many students are feeling scared, many are feeling frustrated, many are even hopeless and depressed. But, I still do believe in ICAI that it would be able to take decisions in due course. But remember DEAR ICAI this trust is shining away and it’s all up to you to save this!

Article Written By: Malvika Singh

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Malvika Singh

Malvika Singh

I am a CA Final Student.

24 thoughts on “Story of A Frustrated CA Student

  • October 14, 2020 at 10:06 am
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    You just spoke what was going on my mind. It’s like they are just themselves not sure what to do and are just fooling around. Hope so they won’t postpone it further.🤞

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    • October 18, 2020 at 8:42 pm
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      Yes
      I agree this point
      I want to have an exam. There may be other professionals examinations, so why can’t you have CA exam on schedule time.
      So please conduct exam.
      Please don’t postpone exam
      Already 4th time exam postpone not anymore.

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      • October 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm
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        Dear CA Final aspirants for the upcoming exams there is a dilemma in conducting exams, so I mailed to the ICAI president vice president, and Secretary for extend the Old Scheme course for further 4 attempts so that those who prepared for the old scheme patterns will be help. So I request to all the old course aspirants to request the institute regarding the extension of old course for a further period of 4 more attempts

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  • October 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm
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    OMG. This article soooo correct and accurate! Its like you just read my mind and write this article. Thank you very much for raising these concern in best possible words!

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    • October 14, 2020 at 1:12 pm
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      I also want exams but students health n safety must be the priority, Health first, measures should be taken by ICAI

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    • October 17, 2020 at 10:37 pm
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      I strongly believe that you understand my emotions truly muuaaah jite raho …dear it’s INDIA here wine is fine for health not a knowledge or study bcz its boost your mind but they have no mind to mind it.. that’s why nobody is intrested to gain knowledge….they know if you give exam and become CA there is neither job in the market nor you have capital to start your business so be cool and wait for another postponement..

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  • Democratic India
    October 14, 2020 at 1:39 pm
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    Oooh ;
    We are just doing a so called professional course from an unprofessional institute !

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  • October 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm
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    You have explained the pain of a CA student very nicely who is working very hard for these exams…I have also the same concern…I hope ICAI stop playing with the future of their institute’s professionals..

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  • October 16, 2020 at 9:02 am
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    Right on point!!…
    Given the corona fear… It’s for everyone… Everyone wants safety…still we want exams to happen and not further postponement..
    But
    Thinking about just one lot of students who want cancellation /postponement is totally unfair…

    People like us who have been preparing from so much time not just carry the pressure of clearing the exams and proving ourselves but huge societal pressures and have things hanging like a sword for our other future events…. This postponement is making us land in an utter mess which no one pays head too…
    I just don’t understand why were may exams cancelled if icai couldn’t prepare for the measures till now…

    All other exams are being conducted… But we are back to square one!!

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  • October 17, 2020 at 2:53 pm
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    Sooo true 👏👏🙌

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  • October 17, 2020 at 5:12 pm
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    Hey Malvika.. Kudos to your way of expressing thoughts and feelings which are shared by so many students across India..!
    Am one of those suffering students who is lacking interest in preparation for exam after the postponement news..thanks for sharing your thoughts through this article..it helped me to know that I am not alone here who is frustrated and disappointed by ICAI’s changing decisions regarding exams…!

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    • October 18, 2020 at 7:49 pm
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      Yes
      I agree this point
      I want to have an exam. There may be other professionals examinations, so why can’t you have CA exam on schedule time. I have gaven the exam M. Com final year written and offline mode.
      So please conduct exam.
      Please don’t postpone exam
      Already 5th time exam postpone not anymore.

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  • October 18, 2020 at 9:26 am
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    Hey, this article has accurately pointed out frustrations of all examination candidates. Do hope this article reaches officials of institute and they take some concrete steps finally without any further postponement/cancellation. Also strongly agree that due to unnecessary hype on social media by few students and teachers for their benefits has led to postponement!

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  • October 18, 2020 at 9:36 am
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    Could not agree more Malvika! You summed up pretty much everything that a CA student is going through!

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  • October 18, 2020 at 11:25 am
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    Last weak I wrote IGNOU exam. They took all precautions. Why a ICAI not able to conduct exams.

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  • October 18, 2020 at 12:21 pm
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    Exactly same thing is moving around in my head. I also became emotional after reading this. Bt watt we can do other than waiting n watching.

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  • October 18, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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    Look my dear I agree with what all you expressed emotionally and do not underestimate ICAI …it is governed by law and not a ownership institute to take hotch potch decision and the success and development of the institute depends on students like us and. there is a huge loss to the institute revenue due to for every ppostponement.When ICAI books each center they should advance and that is forfeited and any fool would do this.
    Be happy that we are all not charged extra.
    Let me come to the point, what for we are writing exams? to settle in life isn’t it? When such is the case Covid-19 is a pandemic if it affects one person, it affects the whole beloved family and society and it is fatal, you have been seeing everyday even a crorepati couldn’t be saved abd after all we people what we can do?
    Hence, if it is not to postponed further, ICAI can have a discussion with a high level committee and can take a student friendly decision to conduct exams online even open book system with a restricted time so student cannot fool around the ICAI.
    Therfore instead of reading between the lines, let us find a solution.
    The CA private academy is for the profit and they mislead us. We student join hands together request the ICAI to conduct online either MCQ…OR some other mode
    Kindly excuse me if I have exceeded my limits..
    Regards..All the best my friends…

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  • October 18, 2020 at 6:29 pm
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    I totally agree with malvika Singh.Your article can be actually relatable to the students who are literally suffering through this kind of frustration ( including me ) .Hope,now ICAI may give fare decission.😓🙇

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  • October 19, 2020 at 10:41 am
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    I obey ur comments.. But my frd too affectted with covid-19.. In this situation the exams are major affect to our students and their family also.. So pls concern our situation also… Pls pls

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  • October 19, 2020 at 10:44 pm
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    U are right … But I dont think for some group of students and faculty ICAI will postpone the exams … There must b some other reason like permissions centre availability limited staff safety precautions etc …. Bcz ICAI is national institute and can’t just postpone in the interest of few students n faculty. Mismanagement is there but I think its a revolution time …. Every system needs to be change after certain time ….. In march and april we got to knw frm some news channels that this type of pandamic is happening after every 100 year so the nature itself needs change …. This is revolution time and we r witness of the same probably ….. Just have faith …. My believe is EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A GOOD CAUSE…. BUT WE UNDERSTAND IT LATER … BEHIND EVERY BAD THING THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD WAITING FOR U … dnt frustrate …. Spend time with ur family and people around u … Ek bar sub chalu hoga toh this days we will miss ofcourse we hate this 2020 for this corona and wht not but will miss these days for family time … For sure….
    And yes ICAI needs to be more transperant to there students and stakeholders ….

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  • October 21, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Hi,
    I am a CA FINAL Student..
    I totally agree what u have said.. ..
    I know the situation is not good n I request ICAI please make it clear everything.. don’t put us on dilemma…

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  • October 24, 2020 at 10:36 am
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    Well done sister it’s not only your voice it is the voice of many students who are preparinf sincere for the exams.

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  • October 26, 2020 at 5:04 pm
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    Dear CA Final aspirants for the upcoming exams there is a dilemma in conducting exams, so I mailed to the ICAI president vice president, and Secretary for extend the Old Scheme course for further 4 attempts so that those who prepared for the old scheme patterns will be help. So I request to all the old course aspirants to request the institute regarding the extension of old course for a further period of 4 more attempts

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