ICAI opposes postponement of CA Exam 2021 scheduled for July

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has told the Supreme Court that the upcoming Chartered Accountants (CA) exam scheduled for July 2021, should not be postponed since the COVID cases in the country have gone down.

The ICAI submitted a note to that effect in the Supreme Court.

The Court will consider the case tomorrow.

The apex court is hearing a bunch of petitions seeking a slew of prayers with regard to the upcoming CA exams.

One of the petitioners has sought postponement of exams to a later period when COVID situation returns to normal. It was also prayed that an opt out option should be given to candidates.

Another petitioner has asked the Court to direct ICAI to give an extra attempt to candidates who are unable to appear for July exam due to COVID-19.

The ICAI has told the Supreme Court that the third wave of COVID is likely to hit by September or October and the exams would therefore, have to be conducted in the narrow window it has.

In its note, the ICAI also highlighted that 2,82,000 candidates downloaded the admits cards out of a total of f 3,74,230 candidates.

This showed the willingness of the candidates to take the exam.

The case will be heard on June 29 by a Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar.

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