CA exam regulator, ICAI said that students have been given the opt-out option for the July exam and they are allowed to carry their candidature to November exam. An official notification in this regard was released by the ICAI today.
“The students (who have already submitted online examination application for May 2020 Examination cycle) shall be allowed to opt-out and carry forward their candidature to next examination ie November, 2020 examination cycle,” it has notified.
In this case, examination fee and exemption (if any) will automatically be carried forward to the next examination. Candidates who wish to opt-out from the exams will have to submit a written declaration. For the students, who will appear for the exam necessary arrangements will be made at the exam center.
“Remaining students who will choose not to opt out and wish to appear for the exams commencing from 29th July 2020, the Institute is making all the required and necessary arrangements for smooth conduct of May 2020 examination (commencing from 29th July, 2020) across the globe including strict adherence to the precautions / measures related to COVID – 19 which cover thermal scanning, hands’ sanitization, wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing at all times, following Government guidelines, etc. for the examinees / center functionaries during the conduct of Chartered Accountant Examination, ”the ICAI has also said.