ICAI Invites Suggestions From CA Aspirants On Exam Reforms

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has invited suggestions from the CA aspirants on carrying out possible reforms in the existing examination process and regulations governing the CA examination.

ICAI, which conducts the CA exams, has asked other stakeholders as well to send suggestions by November 10, a news report said. The suggestions should be brief, focussing on the type of changes that students are looking for.

On September 27, ICAI had announced the setting up a committee to look into the examination process in face of protest from the students who were demanding reforms to remove discrepancies and increasing pass percentage.

Thousands of them staged a week-long protest demanding a re-evaluation of the answer scripts of the May exams, alleging gross errors and deliberate attempts by ICAI to restrict the pass percentage.

The agitating lot further demanded a revisit of the CA Act which mandates rechecking of the marks awarded but does not allow re-evaluation of the answers.

The convener of the committee is P C Jain, government nominee to the ICAI council. The panel also includes former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retd.) Anil R Dave, former ICAI presidents Ved Jain and Amarjit Chopra, and educationist Girish Ahuja. Rakesh Sehgal, acting secretary, ICAI is the Secretary to the committee.

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