An important announcement for the students applied for CA May 2020 Exams: the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has cancelled the Chartered Accountants (CA) May 2020 exams in view of worsening COVID-19 situation in the country.
A combined exam for both May and November session exams will be conducted in the month of November this year with carryover of all the benefits available to the students. ICAI released an official notice regarding the cancellation of exam.
Earlier, CA May exam was scheduled to start from May 3 which was postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Later, ICAI planned to conduct the exams between July 29 and August 16.
The students who have applied for CA May 2020 exams will be given an option to change the group(s) of the appearance and centre of examinations at the time of making a fresh application for November 2020 term, which, subject to conditions prevailing at relevant time, will start from 1st November 2020.
In a notification released, the Institute said, “the severity of COVID-19 Pandemic was expected to subside from the later part of June 2020, but has rather become more severe.”
ICAI mentioned in the released notification that, “Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide its Guidelines dated June 29, 2020, has extended the closure of all schools, academic Institutions and academic congregations till 31st July 2020″. Due to this, many Schools/Academic Institutions have expressed their inability to provide their premises to conduct the CA Examinations 2020.
The ICAI official notice issued by additional Secretary (Exams) S.K Garg reads, “On a review of above developments and in order to ensure the interest of its students and their well-being, the Institute has decided to cancel May 2020 Examinations and merge the May 2020 attempt with November 2020 Examinations, with due carryover of all benefits already available to students including fee paid and exemptions. The students who have made application for May 2020 Examinations will have an option to change the group(s) of their appearance and centre of Examinations at the time of making a fresh application for November 2020 Examinations, which, subject to conditions prevailing at relevant time, will start from 1st November 2020. It is again clarified that in this schema, the students will be free to exercise the options afresh for the groups that they intend to appear in the November 2020 examinations”.
Earlier HRD Ministry had announced for pushing of JEE Mains and Advance Exams to September. Furthermore, the medical entrance exam NEET to has been postponed. To ensure the safety of the students, the exam authorities are taking necessary steps.
Also in view of the coronavirus outbreak, candidates preparing for CA exams to stay Safe, blessed, updated, and are advised to visit the ICAI official website regularly for further announcements relating to November 2020 Examinations and in case of any queries can write at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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