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Last minute may 2019 exam related announcements from ICAI

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Are you appearing for CA Intermediate May 2019? How is your preparation coming up? Here are few last minute exam related announcements from ICAI that you should take note of.

From May 2019 exams onwards the following papers will have MCQs of 30 marks:


CA Intermediate:


Intermediate New

Intermediate (IPC)

Paper

Subject

Paper

Subject

2

Corporate and Other laws

2

Business Laws,        Ethics and communication

4

Taxation

4

Taxation

6

Auditing and Assurance

6

Auditing and Assurance

7

Enterprise        Information      systems

and strategic management

7

Information      Technology and Strategic Management

CA Final:


Final (New)

Final(Old)

Paper

Subject

Paper

Subject

3

Advanced                Auditing and Professional Ethics

3

Advanced Auditing and Professional

Ethics

4

Corporate and Economic Laws

4

Corporate and Allied Laws

7

Direct Tax laws and International Taxation

6

Information Systems Control and

Audit.

8

Indirect Tax Laws

7

Direct Tax Laws

8

Indirect Tax Laws

 

In these cases, the question paper will be divided into two parts. Part I will comprise of 30 marks. It will have MCQ questions of 1 or 2 marks each. Part II will be of 70 marks, and will consist of long, descriptive type questions.

Students will have to use the OMR sheet to answer the questions in Part I. They will have to circle the right option with a HB pencil. For Part II, they can write down the answers in the answer book.

Students are requested to plan their travel time carefully, and reach the exam hall in advance. However, if required, students will be granted a grace time of half an hour from the time the exams start. So, a student has to be in the exam hall by 2:15 PM under all circumstances to be able to write the exam.

After the exam is finished, student must submit their OMR sheets and answer books to the invigilator. Failing to do so will be treated as a punishable offence and will be dealt with accordingly.


Other details in respect of the composite papers (papers mentioned in the tables above) are as follows:


  • Each of the above-mentioned papers is a single paper for all purposes and intent- i.e. for passing requirements, exemptions, statement of marks, verification under Regulation 39(4) of the CA Regulations 1988, inspection/providing certified copies of answer books, etc.
  • Candidates must make sure that they have received both parts of the composite question paper. In case, they do not, they should bring notify the invigilator concerned ask for the missing part.
  • There will be no internal or external choice in the MCQs, and there will be no negative marking either. The MCQs may be either knowledge-based or application- based. No reasoning is required for answers to MCQs.
  • MCQ booklet will have multiple sets, i.e. A, B, C and D.
  • Candidates who wish to change their answer, can correct the answers on the OMR answer sheet, by erasing the earlier answer completely and choosing a new answer.
  • Candidates are advised to carry HB pencils and erasers to the exam hall. No exchange of pencils or erasers will be permitted in the exam hall.
  • Candidates should write the details sought on the OMR answer sheet, in the boxes provided thereon, in black ink pen and darken the circles thereunder in HB pencils, carefully. In case of any error in writing the details, the OMR answer sheet will not be replaced. They should bring it to the notice of the invigilator who will do the needful.
  • Candidates are advised not to mark answers for MCQs in the answer book meant for descriptive type answer. Such answers will not be evaluated.
  • No mark will be awarded, in case no circle is darkened or more than one circle is darkened in respect of a particular question in the OMR answer sheet.
  • In Paper 4 and Paper 7 of Intermediate Level exam, the practice of Sections A and B will continue. However, in the composite paper, OMR answer sheet will be only one for both the Sections. Candidates will be required to answer the MCQs of Section A and Section B in the same OMR answer sheet. However, the descriptive component of the question papers will have to be answered in their respective designated answer books marked A and B
    • There is no segregation of timing within the 3 hours duration, separately for answering descriptive type questions and objective type questions.  Candidates will be free to use the time as per their convenience.

 

  • Reading time of 15 minutes will continue to be allowed in the composite papers, as in other papers.
  • Both the question papers will be provided to the candidates at 1.45 PM(IST), i.e. 15 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Both the answer books will be provided to the candidates at 2.00 PM.(IST) in the normal course.
  • Candidates will be required to remove the roll number sticker (containing the roll number in bar coded format) available on the attendance register against his/her name and affix the same at the designated place on the cover page of the descriptive type answer book.
  • There is no requirement for affixing the roll number bar code sticker on the OMR answer sheet.
  • Candidates are advised not to staple or tag the OMR answer sheet with the descriptive type answer book. Further, they are advised not to keep the OMR answer sheet inside the MCQ booklet while submitting the same. MCQ booklet, OMR answer sheet and the descriptive type answer book are to be submitted to the invigilator separately.
  • The Invigilator will sign and hand over the acknowledgement on Page 2 of the admit card to the candidate, for having received each of the answer books, in separate columns on the reverse of the admit card, upon receipt of the OMR answer sheet and the descriptive answer book after the conclusion of the exam.
  • Physically handicapped candidates will be given extra time as per the existing arrangements, in the normal course, as per the guidelines in place.
  • In the case of Hindi medium candidates, Papers 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 of Intermediate Level (Both Old and New Syllabus), including the MCQ component will be bilingual. In other papers of the Intermediate level exam, question papers will be in English only for all candidates including Hindi medium candidates.
  • OMR answer sheets will be in English only for all candidates including Hindi medium candidates.

Candidates are advised to take note of the above-mentioned changes and act accordingly. For any CA Intermediate related queries, feel free to call our academic experts @ 1800-212-8575.

 

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