CA Foundation Exam: No Office Seal of the CA required on Exam Form, says ICAI

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has stated that no office seal of the CA required on the CA Foundation Application Forms due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Institute has sent an email regarding the relaxation in the exam norm while the country is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown and other restrictions are currently implemented in various parts of the country consequently.

The Institute said that the Exam form does not require the office seal of the CA at this pandemic. “Only signature in Exam Form is sufficient alongwith his Membership Number,” the Institute wrote in the email.

As a general rule the CA Foundation Application Forms that are unsigned or non-attested are rejected. The candidate should download the Declaration from the ICAI website. Then get it attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Gazetted Officer or Principal of School/College and Parent/ Guardian and upload its scanned copy.

However, due to Coronavirus pandemic the ICAI has relaxed the rule of compulsory requirement of office seal of the CA on the Exam forms.

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