1. Students who are expecting that CA Final and Intermediate exams scheduled to be held in May 2020 will be postponed are in for a shock.
2. ICAI has no plans of postponing the exams as of yet.
3. ICAI central council member has in a tweet confirmed the same that exams schedule is still the same as has been announced earlier.
4. CA Dhiraj Khandelwal, central council member of ICAI tweeted in a reply to the question of “Whether The ICAI considering any impact of #CoronaVirus on coming May 2020 CA Exams? March is about to end. Situation likely to worsen in coming days. It’s the loss of time for CA students. ” that
For exam , students need to study at home so no need any exposure of public and exam is in May till that time all will be fine and can access situation that time . As of now focus should be on study .
5. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 many schools, colleges and other institutions have been closed. After the orders of government and Supreme court, most of the country is in lockdown mode and only urgent matters are taken up, the others being postponed till further orders.
6. In such a situation rumors have been rife that ICAI will postpone the exams. However this is not the case to be as of yet.
7. Although ICAI has issued notification that it will not conduct any programs/class for Members & Students till 15th April 2020 in the wake of COVID-19.
8. In the special meeting of Council it was decided as a proactive measure in the interest of the well-being of Members and Students and other stakeholders, to completely restrict conduction of any programme / class by any Regional Council/Branch/Central Level Committee, Students Association, Branches of Student Associations, CPE Study Circle of ICAI or any other Programme Organising Units (POUs) which requires physical presence of Members and Students with immediate effect, till 15th April, 2020 or any further direction in the matter.
9. Hence all the students who are preparing for the exams are advised to don’t fall prey to any such rumors. If exam are to be postponed in future, ICAI will announce the same as and when required.
10. The best strategy for students right now is not to go anywhere outside if not urgent and prepare at home only. Classses could be done through online media.
11. Keep Preparing and all the best and hope for the best.