ICAI next CA Articleship exam – Registration, Results, and updates

Refer latest exam dates from Pttest.icai website.

The students who have appeared in the earlier test(s) and wish to improve their performance/ grade can re-appear in this test. Similarly, the students who have registered for the earlier test(s) but could not appear due to some reason, can also register.

Please note that this is the last attempt for students who have completed their second year of practical training during July-September, 2019. However, if a student has completed the first year of training during this time period, this is the last attempt for the Level 1 test and the student can appear for the Level 2 test on the next occasion.

The students who are eligible for both levels can select their level while submitting the registration form. However, if such a student registers for Level 2, then the student will not be allowed to register for Level 1 in further examinations.

Can you register again for the test?

The students who have already appeared for CA practical training exam (one or two times before) and wish to improve their performance/grade can reappear in the test. In such a case, the best of the grade will be considered for evaluation and inclusion in the mark sheet.

Similarly, the students who have registered for an earlier test and were not able to appear in the test. Can register again by paying fees of Rs. 200.  

Students may register for the test during the above-mentioned period through the registration portal by selecting their preferences for test dates and locations. Students who wish to reappear may also register by submitting a fee of Rs.200 online. Selecting a test location will not imply confirmation for that location.

Now how to get the location of your preference?  Register as early as possible when the registration starts, the chances of getting a preferential location will increase. In case you register later or in the end, you will get the location of the second preference. The same incident happened with the author twice.

A student may be assigned any location out of the two selected locations depending on the number of candidates in that region for that test date. However, preference will be given to the location selected as the first preference.

What if you are not able to register for the test?

You think you fall in eligible criteria but you are unable to register for the test. Don’t worry immediately write to ICAI for eligibility-related queries, at [email protected].

All the emails will be answered and the students who are eligible to appear for the above test will be allowed to register even after the registration date.

When I appeared for the test first time, I thought I fall in eligible criteria but was not able to register. So, I wrote to ICAI and they answered my query and I was able to register. Please don’t forget to mention your registration number and Date of Birth in the mail.

When the result will be declared?

The result will be available on this portal only within 15-20 days. Candidates are advised in their interest to print the same for their records. No separate grades will be issued.

When I appeared for the test, it took a month to declare the result but when my friend took only 10 days. So, the result can come at any time. The result can be assessed by logging in to pttest.icai. org

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Change in Structure of question paper of ca practical training exam from 1st February 2019.

ICAI has announced certain changes in the pattern of question paper or type of question ICAI is going to ask. ICAI has decided to include questions related to Economic and Business Affairs of 8 to 10 marks at both the levels of practical training test.

Since they are plenty of Economic and Business Affairs, So ICAI has mentioned study content related to Economic and business affairs that will be published in “The Chartered Accountant Student” – the monthly journal being published for students. The questions would be asked from the last three issues of the Students’ Journal before the date of examination. There would be 8-10 compulsory questions of 1 mark each at both levels.

Questions on Current Affairs in the forthcoming test would be taken from the News Updates published in November, December 2020, and January 2021 issues of Students’ Journal.

The revised structure of the question paper would be effective from June 2019 and the study content would be provided to the students starting from the February 2019 issue of the student’s journal.

Have a look at the revised structure of the question paper now

For Level 1

Compulsory/ Optional Marks Modules Number of questions Mark(s) per question
Compulsory 50 Accounting and Auditing 50 ( Including 8-10 questions of general affairs) 1
Optional 25 Direct Tax 25 1
Optional 25 Indirect tax 25 1
Optional 25 Internal Audit 25 1

 

For Level 2

Compulsory/ Optional Marks Modules Number of questions
Compulsory 50 Accounting and Auditing (Including Corporate Laws and Current Affairs) 30( Including 8-10 questions of general affairs)  of 1 mark and 10 questions of 2 marks
Optional 25 Direct Tax including International taxation 15 questions of 1 mark and 10 questions of 2 marks.
Optional 25 Indirect tax 15 questions of 1 mark and 10 questions of 2 marks.
Optional 25 Internal Audit 15 questions of 1 mark and 10 questions of 2 marks.

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Applicability of legislative amendments and notifications and circulars in Indirect Tax for Practical Training assessments

ICAI on  12 September 2019  announced  that the cutoff date for the applicability of the legislative amendments as well as the amendments made vide notifications and circulars in indirect tax laws for practical training assessment is as under:

Particulars Deadline
For the assessments to be conducted during the period between June and October

For example, for assessments to be conducted from June 2019 to October 2019, the cut-off date for applicability of amendments will be 30th April 2019, i.e. for assessments conducted during this period, questions will have to be answered based on the position of law as amended up to 30.04.2019

30th April
For the assessments to be conducted during the period between December and April

For example, for assessments to be conducted from December 2018 to April 2019, the cutoff date for applicability of amendments will be 31st October 2018, i.e. for assessments conducted during this period, questions will have to be answered based on the position of law as amended up to 31.10.2018

31st October

 

 

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