CA Exams Nov 2020: ICAI issues Guidelines for Examination Centres, Examination functionaries, and Candidates in wake of COVID-19

CA Exams Nov 2020: ICAI issues Guidelines for Examination Centres, Examination functionaries, and Candidates in wake of COVID-19

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI ) has issued the Guidelines for Examination Centres, Examination functionaries and Candidates for November 2020 CA Examinations in wake of ongoing pandemic Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19).

The ICAI said that, the Institute is taking all possible measures for safe and secure conduct of CA Examinations scheduled to be held in November 2020. ICAI has increased the examinations centres from 505 planned for May 2020 Exam to 915 for Nov. 2020 examination to cover additional 192 districts of the country to facilitate candidates to not to travel beyond their district to the extent possible.

The ICAI also said that, they will also implement adequate Social Distancing measures in current scenario of Covid-19 to ensure health and safety of our candidates. Adequate measures are being taken for the safety of all without compromising the high standards, sanctity and fairness in the conduct of the examination.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for implementing safety precautions and for maintaining required standard of hygiene shall be followed:

  • Before commencement of the examination, seating areas shall be adequately sanitized. All door handles, staircase railing, etc. shall be disinfected. Candidates, if so desired, may further sanitize the seating area with his/her own hand sanitizers; and may also carry face shield, hand gloves, etc. for additional protection as per their choice.
  • Adequate gap as per norms between two seats shall be maintained.
  • Thermo scanning for temperature check of examination functionaries/candidates shall be done at the entry.
  • Hand sanitizer would be made available at the entry and inside the exam venue at prominent places for candidates and centre staff to use.
  • Candidates shall be allowed to carry the following items inside the examination hall –
    • Mask on Face (Compulsory), Face Shield (Optional)
    • Gloves on hand (Optional)
    • Personal transparent water bottle
    • Personal small hand sanitizer
    • Exam related items/documents as instructed (Calculators, stationery items, Admit Card, Photo ID card, etc.)

Read the Full Text of the Guidelines here.

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