Candidates Who Used ‘Opt-Out’ Facility For CA Exam In July Will Not Lose Opportunity: ICAI To Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) told the Supreme Court on Thursday that candidates who ‘opted out’ of the CA exam held in July due to COVID-19 related difficulties will not lose any opportunity.

The top court was hearing an application that sought a direction to the ICAI to hold back up examination for opt-out candidates, directed the aspirants to make a representation to the institute on this.

Justice AM Khanwilkar-headed bench was told by ICAI’s counsel that an appropriate decision will be taken on the representation in two weeks.

Senior advocate Ramji Srinivasan, who appeared for the institute, told the bench that candidates who had opted out from the July exam will not lose the opportunity as per the top court order.

“In July itself, we had said those candidates who have opted-out pursuant to your lordships’ leave, will have their back up in November 2021 along with the main cycle. It will not be treated as an attempt and they will not lose any benefits. They will get the benefit of the same old syllabus,” Srinivasan was quoted as saying to the bench comprising Justices Hrishikesh Roy and CT Ravikumar by news agency PTI.

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