The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has introduced a compulsory exam to assess CA students after first and second year of practical training.
The ICAI Council has decided to assess students after completion of first and second year of practical training with online MCQ based tests.
These tests would examine the knowledge gained by the student during the course of practical training and his ability to apply his subject specific skills while undergoing his training in that particular area.
The test would be of 75 marks (Duration: 2 hours) for 1st year students and of 100 marks (Duration: 3 hours) for 2nd year students.
The students completing their 1st/ 2nd year of practical training in a particular quarter of a year would be eligible to register for the said test in the subsequent quarter.
Students will be assigned grades based on their performance in the assessments as below: 80% and above – A grade 60% and above but below 80% – B grade 40% and above but below 60% – C grade Below 40% – D grade The grades would appear on the final mark sheet of the student.
A student can appear in the particular test at a maximum of two more times to improve his/ her grade by paying a nominal fee.
The first test for both the category of students will be on August 26, 2018. The students who would be completing their 1st/ 2nd year of practical training during the second quarter of 2018, i.e. April-June, 2018 would be eligible to appear in these assessments during August-December, 2018. Similarly, the students completing their 1st/ 2nd year during July-September, 2018 would be required to appear in October-December, 2018 quarter and so on.
For the benefit of concerned students the sample questions are being uploaded in BoS Knowledge Portal on the Institute website at the link: https://www.icai.org/new_post.html?post_id=14836
Further details would be hosted through announcement on the Institute website only. For further clarifications, concerned students can write to PTassessment@icai.in.