The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) cancelled the examinations that were supposed to be held on Saturday. Fresh exam dates will be announced later, the ICAI website states.
Exams for Foundation paper 1 (Principles and practice of Accounting), Final Paper 5 (Advanced Management Accounting) Insurance and risk management (IRM) paper 1, The International Taxation Assessment Test (INTT) AT and Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA) Entrance Test (ET) were to be held on Saturday.
Sources said, “The decision was taken as part of precautionary measures taken in light of the Ayodhya verdict. As schools and colleges will be closed and the exams were to be held at these places, the decision was taken at an all-India level. These exams will be held after completion of all the papers.”
Mayank Bokadia who was to appear for CA Final paper said, “I came to know about the postponement of the examination around 11 pm on Friday. I was neither happy nor disappointed. It will give us more time to study but there is no clarity on the date of the exam. It can be extended too. My brother who is also appearing for the exams had registered for Advanced IT training in Rajasthan which is to start from November 19. Our scheduled exams are supposed to be over by November 17. Now, his plan may be disturbed. Likewise, my friend was to start his job which will be affected too. So, the changes will have to be made as per the exam date.”
My job will be delayed if the exam is held on Nov 19. I further believe that ICAI should make a system of personalised messages to the students who are set to appear for the exams
Urjit Patel, CA final student
Urjit Patel who was to appear for Final exam Paper-5 on Saturday feels the postponement of exam is relaxing on one hand and stressing on the other. Patel says, “My job will be delayed if the exam will be conducted on November 19. I further believe that ICAI should make a system of personalised messages to the students who are set to appear for the exams. They have a data base of the students who appear for the exams. If it is done at the Ahmedabad branch level, it will be best.”
Sudarshan Jain who was to appear for Foundation Paper-1 said, “I came to know of the postponement of exam past midnight on Friday. I am feeling bad as I had completed the preparation and wanted to take rest and checked the mobile. The online coaching class had sent the message of postponement. I later checked on website. The burden would have lessened if the exam had conducted today.”
ICAI, Ahmedabad branch chairman Ganesh Nadar said, “The announcement is made on the official website of ICAI, which students keep checking and are updated about the developments.”
I am feeling bad as I had completed the preparation and wanted to take rest and checked the mobile. The online coaching class had sent the message of postponement
Sudarshan Jain, CA Foundation student