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Many Students May Skip CA Exam Over Safety Measures

ICAI CA November 2020 exam: Many students may skip CA exams over safety fears at the center.

Many aspiring chartered accountants are prone to choose out of the ICAI CA November 2020 examinations over Covid-19 fears.

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Some have alleged that their centers are in a deplorable situation, elevating doubts on the sanitization of the place through the pandemic. A few college students have been in search of postponement of the examinations, as they should go to their centers for 4 to eight days, in contrast to different public examinations, which are a one-day affair.

The ICAI wants to make sure all safety protocols are in place for the exams as many aspirants and their households are nonetheless apprehensive about writing per week-lengthy examination amid the pandemic. Students ought to take benefit of the criticism window offered by the institute and report any shortcomings at their centers. While ICAI has promised easy conduct of exams, it is very important to confirm complaints. Since exams shall be taken by completely different units of college students on alternate days, common sanitization is a should.

The examinations are scheduled properly after Diwali when there are fears of a spike in Covid-19 circumstances, say college students. Around 4.7 lakh college students have registered for the November examinations.

A scholar who was allotted a center within the Japanese suburbs mentioned its situation was questionable. “I was planning to give the final exam in both groups. But now with the fear of an increase in cases post-Diwali, I have decided to opt-out. Looking at the center, I am not sure if they will follow the sanitization protocol in all seriousness,” the coed mentioned.

Just a few college students have moved the Supreme Court claiming that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has not taken satisfactory steps to carry the examinations within the pandemic. Students from different areas within the nation too alleged that the examination centers weren’t checked earlier than the allotment. The Institute issued a notification stating that each one of the centers had been at recognized establishments.

ICAI president Atul Gupta mentioned that they had issued commonplace working procedures for the examinations. He mentioned the number of centers too had been elevated this time from 500 to 1,100. “Earlier we used to have 24 students in each class. We have brought it down to half. On average, every center has around 140 students only. We have had center-related issues in the past too, but we have managed to fix it before the exams. There will be some last-minute challenges, but we are equipped to handle it. If students have any complaints, they are free to write to us. They can also opt-out from this session and take it later,”

He mentioned the institute had opened a window for complaints on November 2, and to date, 1,500 college students had written to it, and fewer than 200 complaints had been about centers.

J Okay Shah, CMD of a training institute, mentioned there have been some college students who may drop out this 12 months as they’d not need to take a threat. “There are apprehensions among aspirants about safety and exposure. Unlike other professional entrance exams, like JEE and NEET, the CA exam is not a one-day affair. It’s a pen-and-paper exam requiring students to visit their exam centers for four to eight days. The safety and sanitization protocol is a concern among aspirants,”

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