The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced that a candidate, if he/she so desires, can apply for verification of answer sheets as per provisions of Regulation 39 (4) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988. Accordingly, if you are not satisfied with the marks awarded to you in Chartered Accountancy (CA) Common Proficiency Test (CPT) or Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination or Final Exams, you may submit physical application form for revaluation of marks.
Now, CA Institute has also made the facility for online submission of application for verification of answer books and also for making the payment of revaluation fees by using Debit/ Credit card, Master/Visa/ Maestro. You have to apply for verification of marks of CA Final May 2017 examination between 19th July 2017 (10:00 a.m.) to 17th August 2017. Whereas, CA Intermediate (IPC) & Intermediate(IPC)-Units May 2017 students may apply for verification of answer books on or before 31st August 2017.
What is meant by verification of marks?
Many students confused with the term verification of marks. Verification of marks does not mean that your CA CPT/IPC/Final exam answer sheet would be rechecked or evaluate again. Actually, evaluation of the answer book is not permitted under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.
Therefore, the process of verification of marks covers only the following checking:
- Whether the answer book(s) compilation is complete;
- Whether any question or part thereof has remained unvalued;
- Whether the handwriting of the candidate in all the answer books is the same;
- Whether there is any totaling error in any question or total marks on the cover page;
- Whether there is any discrepancy between the marks for each question and or/part thereof and marks for each question indicated on the cover page of the answer book.
Procedure for Verification of Marks May 2017
CA Institute has not prescribed any standard format of application form for verification of marks. However, you have to apply with a simple application form written in your own handwriting indicating the following specific details:
- Student Name:
- Student Registration No:
- Exam-CPT/Intermediate (IPC)/Final:
- Month and year of the exam:
- Roll No:
- Paper(s)/subjects to be verified:
- Address for communication:
Never write e-mail IDs or mobile number or landline numbers in your application form. Application should be duly signed by the candidate. If you had opted for Hindi medium in the examination, your application should also be in Hindi otherwise in English.
Online Application May 2017:
A candidate can apply for verification on-line within one month from the date of declaration of results at the following website. Presently, submission of on-line verification application is permitted only in respect of Intermediate(IPC) and Final examinations.
Login to your ICAIexam.icai.org account and apply from your dashboard for verification of marks of CA Intermediate/ IPC/ IPCC/ Final May 2017 examinations.
In this case you have to upload the scanned copy of your hand written application form and the payment shall be made online using your Debit/ Credit card, through the payment gateway. However, there is no need to send the print-out of the on-line verification application by post.
Physical Application May 2017:
If you choose to apply for verification offline then you have to submit a hand written application form along with the demand draft so as to reach within a month from the date of the declaration of results at the following address:
The Additional Secretary, (Exam)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan Indraprastha Marg
New Delhi- 110 002
- For CA IPCC: 02-08-2017
- For CA Final: 19-07-2017
- For CA IPCC: 30-08-2017
- For CA Final: 17-08-2017.
Fees for Verification of Marks of CA Exams 2017
Fee for verification of marks would be same irrespective of application mode. Thus, there is no any difference in the verification fees between on-line submission and physical submission of verification application.
A) For CPT: ₹200/-
B) For Final, PCE, IPCE/ATE, IPCE/ATE-units: ₹100/- per paper subject to a maximum of ₹400/- for all the papers of a group/both groups.
C) For Post qualification courses: ₹500/- (ISA, DIRM, ITL&WTO, MAC/TMC/CMC)
If you want to submit application form in physical form, the fees shall be remitted by way of demand draft in favour of the Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, payable at New Delhi. The physical application form along with demand draft must be send to the above mentioned address.
Possible Outcomes of Verification of Marks May 2017
The verification exercise may result in
- No change of marks
- Increase of marks, impacting result or exemption in one or more paper(s)
- Increase of marks, which does not have an impact on result or exemption in one or more paper(s)
- Decrease of marks
Check Result of Verification of Answer Books – May/June 2017
The verification process is accurately drawn up exercise and therefore it normally takes time about 45-60 days. Though it will be CA Institute’s Endeavour to inform the outcome of verification, it may take longer time in some cases and the same cannot be assured, due to time consuming processes involved.
The outcome of the verification exercise is hosted online by ICAI and a written communication is also sent to the candidate concerned, at the address mentioned by him/her in his/her application. Accordingly, you can check the Results of Verification/Revaluation of Marks on the following website:
However, all such examinees (candidates) who do not receive the response latest upto 15 days before commencement of the next exam are advised to send an email to Additional Secretary (Examination) at the following appropriate Email id for necessary action.
CA CPT: firstname.lastname@example.org
CA PCE: email@example.com
CA IPCE: firstname.lastname@example.org
CA Final: email@example.com
Help Desk Telephone numbers: 0120 3054 835, 851, 852, 853.
Candidates are advised to submit their examination form for appearing in the next CPT/IPC/Final examination, if they so wish, pending receipt of the outcome of verification of answer books.
In other words, you should apply for the forthcoming examination, if you have not received any communication from ICAI or the result of verification of marks is not announced before the last date for submission of CA exam form.
Refund of Verification Fees and Examination Fees – May 2017
In case of change in marks, the verification fee is refunded to the candidate automatically. There is no need to make a separate claim for refund.
Additionally, if the outcome of verification results in passing the earlier exam then examination fees paid for the next exam is also refunded (if you had applied for the next exam before outcomes). If you have any further query, you may ask through comments.