ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India) has given an opt-out facility for students who have been assigned for CA November 2020 exam. The decision was taken due to a large number of student requests and respecting COVID-19 safety considerations.
By choosing the opt-out option, students can carry ahead their candidature, application fee, and other relevant information to November cycle- II in the second half of January 2021 or the first half of February 2021. The complete CA exam 2020 schedule will come in December 2020.
CA Exam 2020 Opt-out facility: requirements
It should be remarked that the OPT-OUT scheme will be available to students only if they fulfill these circumstances given, any time up to the conclusion of exams:
- They should be COVID positive currently or have symptoms.
- Their family members or people with who they are staying are COVID-19 positive or become COVID-19 Positive.
- If their area of residence is declared as a Containment Zone by the Central Government/State Government/Local Authorities
Under the new adaptable options, if the student has come up for papers in a particular group and expects to opt-out due to the reasons mentioned above, then they will have to appear for all the papers of their group in the next examination cycle. Changing some of the papers of the same group will not be permitted.
However, if the student had appeared for all the exams for a group and chalks out for another group, then the group for which he had appeared will be entirely evaluated. And the student can write to the other group in the next examination cycle.
Students who are falling under the OPT-OUT conditions shall be enabled to appear for May 2021 examinations by opting out of November 2020 examination. In this case, they will have to fill a fresh examination form and apply it at the pertinent time for the May 2021 examination.
The examination fee will be adjusted for these students and only some differential fees will be charged.