Postpone ICAI CA Exam 2024: Aspirants Appeal to PM Modi for Rescheduling the Exam

Apr1,2024



As the ICAI CA 2024 exams are approaching, more and more people are demanding their postponement.
Concerns have been raised by candidates, chartered accountants (CAs) and education experts about the schedule overlap between the upcoming Lok Sabha general elections 2024 and the examination period scheduled from May 2 to 17 for the ICAI CA May examinations. Expressing their discomfort, these individuals have turned to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to express their complaints regarding the timing of the exam.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CA Archana Yadav pointed out that students face a difficult situation when exams and elections happen at the same time. He stressed that delaying the exams can help reduce the enormous stress on students, thereby ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance.

“This May 2024, 4 lakh ICAI students are going to appear for the exams. These exams are coinciding with the dates of Lok Sabha elections. The exams will start on 3rd May 2024 and end on 16th May 2024. The dates are directly coinciding with are with election dates, even if at the phase level, they are not impacting all students at the same time,” the letter reads.
Archana highlighted the stringent measures implemented amid the political campaign scenario during India's voting period. He commented, “Strong checks, protocols and deterrence are carried out by the Election Commission of India as well as other government agencies in every corner of cities, metros and other locations, which may also include sensitive areas.”
Furthermore, he underlined the persistent threat of pre- and post-election violence by influential figures and their supporters. Emphasizing on the disruption caused by lack of public transport on exam days along with the electoral process, he said, “There could be challenges in areas, strict resistance on movements, restricted bus/transport movement and many other issues. “
In response to his post, many aspirants have expressed their gratitude for addressing this issue, which is of great concern to students preparing for the ICAI CA exam. One student wrote, “Thank you very much for the efforts ma'am. You have carefully put forward all our grievances. We are being forced to choose despite our fundamental rights and self-interest!! No matter what the outcome may be.” 'We have successfully raised our concerns. Thank you very much.'

Also read: ICAI CA Inter, Final May 2024 revised dates announced on icai.org, check schedule here
Recently, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has changed some exam dates so that they do not clash with the elections. However, students are still under stress due to schedule related problems. Here are the new exam dates:

  • Group 1 Intermediate Course Exam: May 3, 5 and May 9, 2024.
  • Group 2 Intermediate Course Exam: May 11, 15 and May 17, 2024.
  • Group 1 Final Exam: May 2, 4 and 8, 2024.
  • Group 2 final exam: May 10, 14 and May 16, 2024.



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