ICAI November 2020 Exams: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is going to conduct CA November 2020 examinations for Foundation, Intermediate, and Final year students from Nov 21. All the eligible candidates appearing for the November 2020 exams for Foundation, Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate, Final and Final-New courses are issued important instructions regarding the exams, admit card, Opt-Out scheme, and other related issues. Candidates are issued instructions through the November exams Admit Card for the safety, protocol, what to carry at the examination centre, in details.
According to the recent notices, ICAI has changed the five exam centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Tirunelveli. Council has also released strict instructions to the candidates who are suffering from COVID-19, that they shall not appear for the November 2020 examinations and they would not be allowed entry inside the examination hall. Opt-Out scheme for such students has also been rolled-out at icaiexam.icai.in.
The Council would conduct the Chartered Accountants Foundation Course, Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate, and Final (Old & New Schemes) Examinations from 21 November, 2020 (Saturday). Examination will begin from 2.00 PM and will be held following the social-distancing norms and other safety instructions. Candidates are only allowed wearing face masks / face shield or covers inside the examination hall. A detailed SOP in regarding the safety instructions is made available at the website of the ICAI.
According to the SOP, Examination hall and other common areas shall be sanitized each time before and after examination. Effective and frequent sanitation within the premises shall be maintained with particular focus on lavatories, drinking and hand washing stations/ areas. Cleaning and regular disinfection (using 1% sodium hypochlorite) of frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, benches, washroom fixtures, etc.) to be made mandatory in all examination hall and other common areas. iv. Students and staff should be advised to dispose of used face covers / masks in covered bins available at the center.
Here're the instructions to students taking CA November 2020 examinations-
Candidates are directed to bring the essential items including Admit card, photographs and other items as mentioned in the admit card. Instructions for candidates appearing for the ICAI Nov 2020 Exams are released through SOP and admit cards.
Admit Card: Admit cards in respect of all eligible candidates admitted to the Foundation, Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate, Final and Final-New examination, with their photographs and signatures on them, are issued at icaiexam.icai.org.
Photograph: A candidate will be required to hand over the original attested admit card to the examination centre, while retaining one copy of the same, for his/ her own record. Candidate is also advised to carry one stamp size photograph (matching with the photograph affixed on the attested letter referred above) to the exam centre for affixing the same at the appropriate place in the attendance register. Photograph and signature received through the above process will be used at the time of preparation of pass certificates / Mark Sheets.
Study Material for Paper-6: ICAI allows allowability of eligible books/ study material in paper -6 (elective paper) in Final Course (New) being an open book examination-
Physical Distancing: Maintaining physical distancing of a minimum of 6 feet, when queuing up for entry and inside the center as far as feasible. Bags/ books/ mobiles should not be allowed in the examination center.
Frisking of examinees: If needed, frisking of examinees shall be undertaken after thermal screening. Personnel involved in frisking shall wear triple layer medical mask in addition to gloves. Proper hand hygiene shall be maintained by such personnel every time they change their gloves.
Important Note- All the candidates must take note that if they are suffering from COVID-19, they shall not appear for the forthcoming examinations and they would not be allowed to enter the examination center. For details regarding the instructions/ items to bring at exam centre, and other related querries, are advised to visit icaiexam.icai.org.