The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or ICAI has postponed the exams of CA Intermediate and Final Year that were scheduled to begin on 21 May. On Tuesday, Council took the decision to postpone the CA Final and Intermediate exams amid students demand to reverse its decision of holding exams amid pandemic. Fresh dates of CA exams will be announced 25 days in advance.
The ICAI CA Intermediate exam was scheduled to begin on May 22, 2021 and the final year exam was scheduled to begin on May 21, 2021.
According to the notice released by the Council, the decision is taken in view of the Covid-19 situation in the country. In a notification issued on Tuesday, ICAI said that the situation of the pandemic will be reviewed and fresh dates will be announced at least 25 days before the commencement of exams.
"In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of welfare & well - being of students and to mitigate their hardships, it has been decided to postpone the Final and Intermediate Chartered Accountants Examinations which are scheduled to commence from 21st (Final) / 22nd (Intermediate) May, 2021 across the globe.
However, situation of pandemic will be reviewed (COVID cases, MHA guidelines, Centre and State Government directions) and fresh dates will be intimated to students. While doing so, a notice of at least 25 days will be given before the start of the examinations. The Candidates are advised to note the above and stay in touch with the website of the Institute, www.icai.org," reads the notice.
Earlier on social media thousands of students were demanding postponement of the CA exam that was to begin in May. Citing the surge in Covid-19 cases all across the country students took to the micro blogging site Twitter and launched an online campaign with '#postponeCAexams2021'. Over thousands of students had signed a petition at change.org.