The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI ) has opened the opt-out Window for the CA Exams 2021.
The ICAI last week said it will give Covid-affected students an option to opt out from CA Final, Inter, IPC and PQC exams scheduled for July 5 to 20, 2021, and from the CA Foundation exams that will be held between July 24 and 30.
In respect of the Final (old) and Final (new) the window is open from June 28, 2021 till July 19, 2021. In respect of Intermediate (IPC) the window is open from June 28, 2021 till July 18, 2021; For the Intermediate the window is open from June 28, 2021 till July 20, 2021; In case of Foundation the window is open from June 28, 2021 till July 30, 2021.
Students who opt out from the May/July cycle of exams will be allowed to appear in the November cycle.
The opt-out facility will be for students who test positive for COVID-19, and for students with an infected family member namely parents, grandparents, spouse, children, and siblings residing in the same premises.
“Examinees may note that Covid-19 positive RT PCR report shall be of a date which is on and after date of issue of this announcement to any date up to the conclusion of the examination….” the ICAI notification reads.