ICAI next CA Articleship exam – Registration, Results, and updates
ICAI has announced on December 17, 2019, that the next CA articleship exam is on December 29, 2019. The students who have completed the first and second years of practical training from January 1 to September 30, 2019, are eligible to appear in the test.
Can you register again for the test?
The students who have already appeared for practical training test (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. The registration for December 29,2019 test will open on December 18, 2019(Wednesday ) at noon and closes on December 20, 2019 (Friday).
Students may register for the test during the above mentioned period through the registration portal by selecting their preferences for test date and location. 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 record. 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 Articleship 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 Students’ Journal before the date of examination. There would be 8-10 compulsory questions of 1 mark each at both the levels.
The revised structure of question paper would be effective from June 2019 and the study content would be provided to the students starting from February 2019 issue of the student’s journal.
Have a look at the revised structure of 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|
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:
|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
|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