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Empanelment of ICAI members to act as observers for CA Exams

Eligible Chartered Accountants may apply for empanelling himself for assignment for acting as an Observer in CA CPT/ IPCC/ Final examinations of ICAI.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has proposed to empanel members to act as Observers for the forthcoming Nov/ Dec 2017 Chartered Accountants (CA) Examinations vide announcement 13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /Nov – Dec – 2017 dated 10-08-2017.

Therefore, you may apply to act as Observers for CA IPCC and CA Final exams to be held from 1st Nov to 16th November 2017 and CA CPT to be held on 17th December, 2017.

Update: The last date for empanelment to act as observer for November/December, 2017 examination is extended up to 25th September, 2017. The eligible Members may get themselves empanelled to to act as observers for November / December 2017 examinations up to 25th September, 2017.

Eligible CA to Act as Observer at ICAI Exam Centres

Please read the eligibility conditions and make sure that you are eligible to apply for acting as observer at the examination centres for the Chartered Accountants examinations November/ December 2017.

and that you will be able to undertake the assignment during the relevant period. Following are the eligibility criteria for empanelment of a Chartered Accountants to act as observer in CA IPCC Nov 2017 exams, CA Final Nov 2017 exams and CA CPT Dec 2017 examinations:

1) Age Limit:

Your age should not be more than 65 years as on the date of empanelment i.e. 25th August, 2017.

2) Name in Register of Member:

Your name should have been borne on the Register of Members of ICAI as on 1st May, 2015 and continues to be so.

3) Not Appearing for CA Exams:

Neither you nor your relatives or dependent will be appearing in the ensuing Chartered Accountants Examinations for students or Post – Qualification Course Examinations in Nov/Dec 2017 in any examination centres in India or Abroad.

The term “relative” or “dependant” for the purpose shall include, in relation to an individual:

  • Brother,
  • Brother’s daughter,
  • Brother’s son,
  • Brother’s wife,
  • Daughter,
  • Daughter-in-law,
  • Grand daughter,
  • Grandson,
  • Husband,
  • Husband’s brother,
  • Husband’s sister,
  • Sister,
  • Sister’s daughter,
  • Sister’s husband,
  • Sister’s son,
  • Son,
  • Son-in-law,
  • Wife,
  • Wife’s brother; and
  • Wife’s sister.

However, applying or appearance in ISA – AT of Dec, 2017 will not be considered a disability for observership for Nov/Dec, 2017 Examinations.

4) Not Coaching CA Students:

You are not coaching students for any of the examinations/ test conducted by the Council of the CA Institute in any institutions/ organization including Regional Councils/ Branches of the ICAI and also private coaching.

5) Abide Professional Ethics:

You have not been convicted by any court of Law and no disciplinary proceedings are pending against you, either by the ICAI / Disciplinary Directorate or by any other organization, both in India or abroad.

6) Associated with ICAI:

You are not associated with the Institute as an elected/co-opted member of the Council/ Regional Council / Managing Committee of any Branch of the ICAI.

7) Abide Guidelines for Observer:

You shall abide by the Guidelines for Observer and / or any other instructions.


Honorarium of ₹1500/- per day / per session and ₹350/- as conveyance reimbursement for ‘A’ class cities and ₹250/- for other cities per day (to cover cost of local travel) besides reimbursement of postal, stationery, telephone expenses, if any, will be paid.

The list of A class cities is as under:

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata,
Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune.

How to empanel to Act as Observer in ICAI Exams

If you fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria, desirous of empanelling yourself for the assignment, may do so, online at the following official website i.e.

Click here to Empanelling Yourself

You have to provide your ICAI membership number along with Date of Birth for login to the official website i.e. for empanelment of CA as observer for CA 2017 examinations. Note that applications made by Chartered Accountants by any other mode will not be entertained by ICAI.

Kindly print the application form, sign, and send it to ICAI, by Speed Post at the address given below:

The Joint Secretary (Exams.),
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
“ICAI Bhawan”,
Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi 110 002.

Following are the important dates related to empanelment of CA to act as observer in ICAI examinations:

  1. Opening of the window for empanelment: 25th August 2017
  2. Closing of the window for empanelment: 25th September 2017
  3. Hosting of the details of allotment of assignments: 24th October 2017

Allotment of assignment of Observer for the CA Main Examinations to be held in Nov, 2017 will be hosted on 24th Oct 2017. For any further clarifications, you may write to us at or call 0120- 3054829 / 3054846.

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