Tuesday, April 26

Instrucions for Exams by ICAI

1. Immediately on receipt of
the Admit card, every
candidate is expected to
verify all the facts, i.e. Roll
No., Name, Group or
Groups or Unit, Examination Timing/
Session, Dates of
examination, Sequence of
Papers, Examination Centre
etc. In case of doubt he/
she is expected to approach the
Superintendent concerned
or the Additional Secretary
(Exams.), sufficiently in
advance. 2. The doors of the
examination halls will be
opened half an hour before
the time specified for the
commencement of the
examination in each session. All candidates
should be inside the
examination hall before
the scheduled time of the
commencement of the
examination. It may be noted that the
Superintendents have been
advised to verify the
identity of each candidate
at the time of his/her entry
into the examination hall. The admit card
downloaded from our
website which does not
bear the photograph of the
candidate is also a valid
admit card and the identity of a candidate will be
determined with the help
of the image of the
candidate and his specimen
signature on the
Attendance Register. Candidates are, however,
advised, in their own
interest, to carry with them
(along with the admit card
down-loaded from
website) the identity cards issued to them at the time
of their registration for
articles (erstwhile
Intermediate)/Professional
Education Course/
Professional Competence Course / Integrated
Professional Competence
Course by the Board of
Studies section of the
Decentralized Office or the
identity card issued to them by the Decentralized
Office at the time of their
registration as articled
clerks or (where
applicable) the identity
cards earlier issued by the Examination Department of
the Institute if the same are
still valid. 3. No candidate shall be
permitted to enter the hall
after the expiry of half an
hour after the distribution
of the question paper. No
candidate shall be permitted to leave the hall
until the expiry of one
hour after the distribution
of the question paper. 4. Candidates will find their
Roll Numbers written
against the seats allotted to
them. They should find and
occupy their allotted seats. 5. Immediately on receipt of
the question paper, every
candidate must write his/
her Roll Number on his/her
copy of the question paper
at the specified space provided on the cover
page. By reference to the
code of the question paper
displayed on the notice
board, every candidate is
expected to satisfy himself/herself that he/she
has received the correct
question paper. By
reference to the number of
printed pages and the
number of questions in the question paper which will
be found printed on the
front page, every
candidate is expected to
satisfy himself / herself
that the question paper issued to him/her is
complete. Similarly, if the
answer book supplied is
defective or the candidate
has inadvertently written
wrong Roll Number etc. or at wrong place, the answer
book should be exchanged
before the commencement
of examination. 6. No candidate shall bring
with him/her into the
examination hall or carry
on his/her person any
paper, book, notes or any
other material nor shall he/ she communicate with any
other candidate in the
examination hall or in the
premises, when the
examination is in progress.
Any infringement of this instruction is likely to
result in the candidate
concerned being expelled
from the examination hall
or otherwise dealt with. 7. Candidate should use all the
pages in the main answer
book/s supplied, before
asking for the additional
answer book/s. In order
to avoid wastage, candidates will be issued
additional answer books
only after they have used
the main answer book. No
candidate shall tear a leaf
of an answer book. The candidate should write
answers on both sides of
the paper. Rough work when necessary, should
be done on the left hand
side on the pages of the
answer book only.
Rough work should not
be done on the question paper. The candidates are advised, in their own
interest, to ensure that
working notes should
form part of the answer/s. 8. Statistical/Mathematical
tables to be provided
and graph paper,
wherever needed, for
solving the questions
are indicated on the question paper itself
and would be made
available to the
candidates on demand
by the Superintendent. 9 (a) The answers should be
written neatly and legibly
and should, as far as
possible, be brief. (b) The answer to each
question must be
commenced on a fresh
page and the question
number clearly and
prominently written at the top of each answer.
Candidates are advised in
their own interest not to
leave full page/s blank in
between the answers. (c) The answer to each
question in all parts should
be completed fully in one
page, or in a consecutive
set of pages before the
next question is taken up i.e. all parts of a question be
done together. 10. The candidates should
write the question
number and the sub -
question number, if
any, very clearly. The
Candidates should also leave a margin on each
page wherever margin
is not provided in the
answer book. 11. Candidates should not
tie up the unused
answer books along
with the used books.
Unused answer books
should be handed over to the invigilator. 12. The candidates are
required to provide
themselves with their own
pen, ink and blotting
paper. 13. The answer books should
be fastened together with
a tag supplied for the
purpose. Candidates may
bring their stapler and
staple them after tagging, if they so desire. The number
of answer books used
must be clearly stated in
the space provided on the
cover page. 14. Similarly, the number of
questions attempted
should also be indicated, by
way of a tick (P) mark against the question/s
attempted, in the cages
provided for the purpose
on the cover page. 15. The candidates should not
write anything in the
portion provided on the
cover page for noting the
marks. It is intended for
the use of the examiner. 16. No candidate shall,
without the special
permission of the
Superintendent/
Invigilator, leave his/
her seat in the examination hall during
the hours of the
examination. At the
expiry of the time
allowed for each paper,
the answer books must be surrendered
immediately to the
Invigilator concerned. 17. The Institute has extended
the facility of obtaining
confirmation , from the
Invigilator concerned for
the answer books
surrendered. Candidates may, therefore, obtain the
signature of the Invigilator
concerned , immediately on
submission of their answer
books, in the relevant
column on the back side of the Admit Card. In the case
of papers with two
sections , i.e. Sections 'A' &
'B' , signature of the
Invigilator may be
obtained against each section separately, after
surrendering the answer
books of each section. The
Superintendents have been
advised to issue receipt in
the aforesaid manner 'through the Invigilator',
for the answer books
surrendered. Candidates
should not leave the hall
without surrendering their
answer books to the Invigilator or the
Superintendent. 18. All the answer books
written by the
candidates should be
fastened together
before surrendering to
the Invigilator or the Superintendent of the
examination. Any
representation
regarding omission to
surrender the written
answer book or any part thereof which
tantamounts to
adoption of unfair
means will not be
entertained after the
examination is over. 19. The candidates should
write their Roll number
only in the space
provided on the cover
page of the main
answer book and in no other part of the
answer books. They
should not write Roll
Number in the
additional answer book
and graph paper.Writing of Roll
number in place/s other
than the space provided
for the purpose in the
cover page shall
tantamount to adoption of "unfair means".
Similarly, they should
not make any
distinguishing mark
including religious
symbols/prayers like God's name, Guru's
name, Om, Swastik, 786
etc. in any part of their
answer books .
Infringement of these
instructions is punishable, which may
include debarring from
appearing in the
examination. 20. Similarly, the
candidates are
prohibited from writing
their Articles
Registration Number,
Name, any extraneous notes, remarks, or
appeals in their answer
books and any violation
shall tantamount to
adoption of unfair
means. 21. Every candidate must
sign the attendance
sheets in the
appropriate column
against his/her Roll No.
and name and in no case shall leave the
examination hall
without signing these
sheets. 22. The candidates should not
write any matter on the
question paper (except
their Roll Number vide
instruction No.5) or on the
blotting paper. They should not remove any
paper or papers from the
examination hall (except
the question paper given
to them). 23. If a candidate is found to
have resorted to or has
made attempts to resort to
unfair means pertaining to
an examination, the Council
may, on receipt of a report to that effect and after
such investigation as it may
deem necessary, take such
disciplinary action against
the candidate concerned as
it may think fit.The Superintendent of the
examination has absolute
power to expell a
candidate from the
examination hall, if in his
opinion, the candidate has adopted or attempted to
adopt unfair means in
connection with the
examination. Any
candidate expelled from
the examination hall must, before leaving the hall,
submit to the Council his/
her explanation in writing
through the
Superintendent of the
examination. 24. Smoking, chewing of
tobacco/betel, intoxicant,
etc are strictly prohibited in
the examination hall. 25. Candidates should write
the answers only in blue or
blue black ink and in no
other colour. Though there
is no specific prohibition
against the use of ball point pen, it will be advisable to
use writing ink from the
point of view of legibility
and uniformity. Candidates
are also advised not to use
red, green ink, highlighter, sketch pen etc. for
underlining or highlighting
any sentence/para/phrase
as it amounts to making
distinguishing mark which
is prohibited as stated in para 19 above. Candidates are
permitted to use pencils
for drawing
graphs,diagrams etc.
However,Candidates
should take care not to use pencil for writing
answers. 26. In the PCE (Professional
Competence Examination),
IPCE (Integrated
Professional Competence
Examination) and Final
Examinations, the candidates have been
allowed to answer in Hindi
in all papers of a group or
both groups in entirety as
may be applicable and no
paper-wise option is allowed. The option once
exercised is final and
cannot be changed
subsequently. In the
absence of any clear
option, English Medium is reckoned as the medium of
answering in the
examination. The question
papers, however, will be in
English except the
following papers which will be in English with Hindi
translation: PCE (Professional
Competence
Examination) Group I - Paper 2 - Auditing and
Assurance
Paper 3 - Business and
Corporate Laws Group II- Paper 4 -Cost Accounting
and Financial Management
Paper 6 - Information
Technology and Strategic
Management IPCE (Integrated
Professional
Competence
Examination) Group I - Paper 2 - Business Laws,
Ethics and Communication
Paper 3 - Cost Accounting
and Financial Management Group II- Paper 6 - Auditing and
Assurance
Paper 7 - Information
Technology and Strategic
Management Candidates opting for
Hindi Medium i) All questions, including
parts, if any, in all the
papers have to be
answered in Hindi medium
only. However, candidates
can write number, technical terms, phrases, and figures
in English and can also
solve numerical questions
in English. ii) Candidates who opt for
Hindi medium and answer
any or all questions in
English medium (except
numerical questions) will
not get any credit for such question/s and zero will be
awarded. Candidates opting for
English Medium i) All questions including
parts, if any, in all the
papers have to be
answered in English
medium only. ii) Candidates who opt for
English medium and
answer any or all questions
in Hindi medium will not get
any credit for such
question/s and zero will be awarded. 27. Students are allowed to
use battery operated
portable calculators in
all the subjects. The
calculators can be of
any type with upto 6 functions,12 digits and
upto two memories.
(Attempt to use any
other type of
calculators not
complying with the specifications indicated
above or having more
features than
mentioned above shall
tantamount to use of
"unfair means" and would fall within the
purview of paragraph
23 stated above.) Note 1. Printing models of
calculators are not allowed. 2. Exchange of calculators
between the students is
not permitted. 3. The calculators should be
noiseless and cordless. 4. The Superintendent of the
examination has complete
authority to disallow the
use of a particular
calculator not complying
with the conditions stated above . (It may be noted
that each step/working of
any problem should
invariably be indicated by
the candidate in the
answer book, irrespective of use of calculator.
Candidates are advised to
follow this instruction in
their own interest.) 5. Scientific calculators are not
allowed. 28. Candidates are advised not
to bring the pager, cellular
phone, digital diary or
other electronic gadgets
inside the examination hall
except the calculator as defined in para 27 above. Violation of these
instructions shall
tantamount to adoption
of unfair means and the
candidates will be liable
for punishment which may include debarring
from appearing in the
examination. 29. Candidate should answer
all questions of a paper in
one set of answer books
except in the following
papers which have two
sections each and which are to be answered in
different answer books. Professional Competence
Examination : Paper-6 Section A - Information Technology * Section B - Strategic Management * Integrated Professional
Competence Examination : Paper-7 Section A - Information Technology * Section B - Strategic Management * * Each section is to be
answered in separate set
of answer books.
The answer books of
sections A and B
respectively will bear rubber stamp impressions
A and B and candidates are
expected to answer in
correct set of answer
books. The Council and the
examiners do not undertake to examine
answers written in wrong
set of answer books. Each candidate is
advised to familiarise
himself/herself with
the location of the
examination centre by
visiting the centre a day prior to the
commencement of the
examinations and to
also satisfy that he/she
has visited/seen the
allotted centre. MOBILE PHONES ARE
BANNED IN THE
EXAMINATION CENTRES.

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