No Need of Articleship for CA IPCC Exam via Direct Entry

Relaxation to Undergo 9 Months Articleship to Appear for CA Exams Through Direct Entry Scheme

BOS in a notification declared that it is relaxing the compulsory 9 month practical training for direct entry scheme students who converted in to direct entry scheme from IPC after clearing CPT. By passing regulation 205 on 22/07/2015 relaxation  was given regarding nine month practical training to get eligibility to write exam who registered for IPC from CPT route and converted to Direct entry scheme after clearing graduation.So who registered for direct entry scheme can immediately appear in IPCC exams.So nine months articleship is exempt for direct entry scheme converted students

Now No Need of 9 Months Articleship to Appear for CA Exams Through Direct Entry SchemeNow No Need of 9 Months Articleship to Appear for CA Exams Through Direct Entry Scheme

Relaxation in the requirement to undergo nine months of Practical Training to appear in Intermediate (IPC) Examination in respect of students registered for Intermediate (IPC) under CPT Route and shifted to Direct Entry Scheme.-(22-07-2015)

Sub.: Relaxation in the requirement to undergo nine months of Practical Training to appear in Intermediate (IPC) Examination in respect of students registered for Intermediate (IPC) under CPT Route and shifted to Direct Entry Scheme

In order to mitigate the hardships being faced by the students who have originally registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course under CPT Route and shifted to Direct Entry Scheme, the Council on consideration decided to relax the criteria of completion of nine months of Practical Training for appearing in the Intermediate (IPC) Examinations and passed the resolution under Regulation 205 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 as under:

“Resolved that by virtue of powers vested under Regulation 205 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute hereby orders that such students who originally registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course through CPT Route and appeared in Intermediate (IPC) Examination (s) but unable to pass the said examination (s) and later on after graduation shifted to direct entry scheme, be exempt for the eligibility criteria of completion of 9 months of Practical Training (which include study course for a period of eight months concurrently commences from the date of registration to the Course) for appearing in Intermediate (IPC) Examinations.

Further, such students having secured exemption in any of the paper(s) of Intermediate (IPC), be given the benefit of availing the exemption by appearing in immediately next three following examinations excluding the examination which he could not avail of due to shifting to direct entry scheme.”

Additional Secretary
Board of Studies

FAQs on the applicability of above Announcement

Ques. To which set of students, the above announcement would be applicable?

Ans.: The above announcement is released for CPT route students who have registered and appeared in the Intermediate (IPC) Exam but did not qualify both the Groups or either of the Group and later on converted into Direct Entry Scheme (DES) after fulfilling the criteria, will be relaxed from completion of nine months of Practical Training for appearing in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination.

Ques. Whether a CPT Route student after passing Group-II of Intermediate (IPC) Examination is eligible for relaxation in completion of nine months of Practical Training for appearing in Group-I of Intermediate (IPC) Examination after converting into Direct Entry Scheme?

Ans.: Yes, he can also avail the benefit of the announcement. It may be mentioned that such students have to start their practical training for availing the relaxation of completion of nine months of Practical Training before appearing in Intermediate (IPC) Examination.

Ques. What is the procedure for availing the benefit arising out of the Announcement?

Ans.: (i) An eligible student with valid registration needs to convert into Direct Entry Scheme. At the time of conversion, a self declaration is to be enclosed stating that the student has already appeared in Intermediate (IPC) Examination(s) through CPT Route but could not qualify the same.

(ii) Such student, after completion of ITT and Orientation Programme, should commence their Practical Training on or before 31st Oct. / 30th Apr. for being eligible to appear in the Nov. / May Intermediate (IPC) Examinations respectively.

Ques. How to fill the Intermediate (IPC) Examination Form for availing the above relaxation?

Ans.: For the time being the eligible students are advised to tick at the option available at Point No. 10 of the Examination form to avail the benefit.

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