13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /May – June – 2017

10th March, 2017


MAY / JUNE 2017.

It is proposed to empanel members to act as Observers for the forthcoming MAY / JUNE 2017 Chartered Accountants Examinations scheduled as under:

Intermediate (IPC) and Final exams from 2nd May to 17th May 2017
Common Proficiency Test (CPT) On 18th June 2017 (Sunday)

Eligibility criteria for empanelment:

Members who fulfill the following criteria are eligible for empanelment, to act as Observers.

i) He/she should not be more than 65 years of age as on the date of empanelment; i.e. 1 5th March, 2017.

ii) His/her name should have been borne on the Register of Members as on 1st November, 2014 and continues to be so;

iii) Neither he/she nor his/her relatives* or dependant* is / will be appearing in the ensuing Chartered Accountants Examinations for students / Post – Qualification Course Examinations in May, 2017 in any examination centres in India or Abroad. However, applying or appearance in ISA – AT of June, 2017 will not be considered a disability for observership for May/June, 2017 Examinations.

[* the term “relative” or “dependant” for the purpose shall include, in relation to an individual, the wife, husband, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, grand daughter, brother, brother’s wife, brother’s son, brother’s daughter, sister, sister’s husband, sister’s son, sister’s daughter, wife’s brother, wife’s sister and husband’s brother and husband’s sister]

iv) He/she is not coaching students for any of the examinations / test conducted by the Council of the Institute in any institutions / organization including Regional Councils / Branches of the Institute and also private coaching.

v) He/she has not been convicted by any court of Law and no disciplinary proceedings are pending against him/her, either by the ICAI / Disciplinary Directorate or by any other organization, both in India or abroad.

vi) He/she is not associated with the Institute as an elected/co-opted member of the Council / Regional Council / Managing Committee of any Branch of the ICAI.

vii) He/she 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.

Duties of Observer:

A member will be allotted duties in the city of his professional address only as per Institute’s records.

The main duty of the observer is to ensure that the Question Paper Packets meant for the day of the exam, with the right code of the day are collected from the bank, (where they are kept under safe custody) opened and distributed to the candidates. Accordingly, Observer is required to be present in the assigned branch of the Bank/Examination Centre from the time when the code key is opened in the bank till the conclusion of the examination, i.e. till the answer books are pooled, reconciled, packed and handed over to the designated courier agency (including answer sheet of physically handicapped candidates, if any) for dispatch to the Examination Department.

Once the duties are assigned for acting as an Observer in a particular examination centre, he/she should attend to the said assignment and send his/her report and bill in the prescribed format immediately after the completion of his / her assignment.

In case any member is unable to perform his / her assignment, the same may be communicated to the Examination Department well in advance. If a member neither informs the Examination Department nor discharges the duties assigned, he/she would be liable for such action under the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act 1949 and the Regulations framed thereunder, as deemed fit.

Kindly note that giving false/misleading declaration regarding conflict of interest / involvement in coaching will lead to action under disciplinary provisions in accordance with the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Rules and Regulations framed thereunder.

How to empanel:

A member who fulfills the above mentioned eligibility criteria, desirous of empanelling himself for the assignment, may do so, online at http://observers.icaiexam.icai.org.

Applications by any other mode will not be entertained. The activity schedule of the portal is as under:

Opening of the window for empanelment 1 5th March 2017
Closing of the window for empanelment 31st March 2017
Hosting of the details of allotment of assignments

20th April 2017

Examination Department

Details of the cities in which the MAY / JUNE 2017 examinations will take place are as under.

The cities/ places where the examinations will be held are given below:


(Covering States of Goa, Gujrat and Maharashtra and U. T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu)

Covering States of Goa, Gujrat and Maharashtra and U. T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu)

Ahmedabad –I @ Dhule Mumbai – III + Palghar (only CPT) Surendranagar
Ahmedabad –II @ Gandhidham Mumbai – IV + Panvel Thane- I @@
Ahmedabad –III @ Gandhinagar Mumbai – V + Parbhani (only CPT) Thane – II @@
Ahmedabad –IV @ Gondia (only CPT) Mumbai – VI + Pimpri-Chinchwad Thane – III @@
Ahmednagar Ichalkaranji (No CPT) Mumbai – VII + Pune – I $$ Vadodara –I #
Akola Jalgaon Mumbai – VIII + Pune –II $$ Vadodara- II #
Amravati Jalna (only CPT) Mumbai – IX + Pune –III $$ Vapi
Anand Jamnagar Nagpur – I* Pune – IV $$ Vasai –I ++
Aurangabad Junagarh (only CPT) Nagpur – II* Rajkot Vasai –II ++
Badlapur (only CPT) Kolhapur Nagpur – III* Ratnagiri (only CPT) Yavatmal (only CPT)
Bharauch Latur Nanded Sangli
Bhavnagar Mapusa (Goa) Nashik I** Satara
Bhiwandi (No CPT) Margao (Goa) Nashik II** Solapur
Bhuj Mumbai – I + Navi Mumbai Surat –I $
Chandrapur (only CPT) Mumbai – II + Navsari Surat –II $

@ Ahmedabad is divided into four Zones, namely Zone I to Zone IV. The possible location of centres in the zones is as under:-

Zone I – Thaltej, Gurukul, Sola, Bopal, Bodakdev, Chandkheda, Gota, Vastrapur, Satellite, Memnagar Zone II – Navrangpura, Naran pura,Nava Vadaj

Zone III – Shahibag, Paldi, Khanpur, Kalupur, Ellis Bridge

Zone IV – Isanpur, Juhapura, Sarkhaj, Naroda, Vasna, Maninagar, Ghodasar

+Mumbai is divided into nine Zones namely Zone I to Zone IX. The possible locations of the centres in the respective zones will be:

Zone I – Chruchgate, Charni Road, Mazgaon

Zone II – Parel – east, Dadar-east, Matunga, Wadala, King Circle, Sion, Chembur

Zone III – Vidyavihar, Ghatkopar, Bhandup, Mulund

Zone IV – Dadar – West, Bandra West

Zone V – Santacruz, Vile Parle, Andheri

Zone VI – Jogeshwari W, Goregaon W, Malad W

Zone VII – Jogeshwari E, Goregaon E, Malad E

Zone VIII – Kandiwali W, Boriwali W, Dahisar W

Zone IX – Kandiwali E, Boriwali E, Dahisar E

@@ Thane is divided into three Zones. The possible location of the centres in the respective zone will be:-

Zone I – Thane City, Kalwa Zone II – Dombivili, Kalyan

Zone III – Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur

*Nagpur is divided into three Zones. The possible location of the centres in the respective zone will be:-

Zone I – Wardhman Nagar, Gandhi Bagh, Mahal, Nandanwan

Zone II – Dharampeth, Bharat Nagar, Sitabuldi, Dhantoli

Zone III– Hanuman Nagar, Manewada, Trimurti Nagar, Wardha Road

**Nashik – is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be:-

Zone –I – Nashik City, Pimpalgaon, Panchvati, Meri Mhasarul, Gangapur Road, Cidco, Ambad and Satpur

Zone –II- Nahik Road, Upnagar, Odha Dwarka, Devlali Camp

++ Vasai is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: –

Zone I – Mira Road, Bhayander

Zone II – Vasali, Nallasopara, Virar

Navi Mumbai: Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul

$ Surat is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: –

Zone I – Ring Road, Bhatar, Vesu, Piplod, Athwalines, Althan, Adajan, Rander, Ghod Dod Road, Nanpura, Magdalla & Dumas Road

Zone II – Varachha, Mota Varachha, Kamrej, Sarthana, Katargam, Parvat Patia, Amroli, Dabholi, Ved Road, Singanpore & Sumul Dairy Road.

# Vadodara – is divided into two zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: –

Zone – I –Raopura,Ajwa-Waghodia Road, Karelibaug, Sama, Fatehgunj & Makarpura

Zone-II- Sayajigunj, Alkapuri, Akota, Vasna, Gorwa, Gotri

$$Pune – is divided into Four zones. The possible location of the centres in respective zone will be: –

Zone – I – Katraj, Dhankawadi, Padmavati, Satara Road, Bibwewadi,Swargate,Sarasbaug, Sahakarnagar,

Zone-II – Bhavani Peth, Rasta Peth, Nana Peth, Camp, Koregaon Park, Kalyani Nagar, Nagar Road, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Wanowarie, NIBM Road, Kondhwa

Zone – III–Parvati, Tilak Road, Sadashiv Peth, Shukrawar Peth, Ravivar Peth, Budhwar Peth, Laxmi Road, Dandekar Bridge, Shastri Road, Sinhagad Road, Null Stop, F.C Road, S. B. Road, Shivaji Nagar, Shaniwar Peth, Law College Road, Mangalwar Peth, Somwar Peth

Zone –IV – Kothrud, Karve Nagar, Vanaj, Chandni Chowk, Pashan, Aundh, Baner, Wakad


(Covering States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and U. Ts. of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry)

Alappuzha Chennai – VII# Kollam (Quilon) Salem
Anantapur Chennai – VIII # Kottayam Shimoga
Bangalore –I @@ Coimbatore Kozhikode Sivakasi
Bangalore –II @@ Eluru Kumbakonam Thiruvananthapuram
Bangalore –III @@ Ernakulam Kurnool Thrissur
Bangalore –IV @@ Erode Madurai Tiruchirapalli
Bangalore –V @@ Guntur Malappuram Tirunelveli
Belgaum Hubli Mangalore Tirupati
Bellary Hyderabad – I * Mysore Tirupur
Chennai – I # Hyderabad – II * Nellore Tuticorin
Chennai – II # Hyderabad – III * Nizamabad Udupi
Chennai – III # Hyderabad – IV * Ongole Vellore
Chennai – IV # Kakinada Palakkad Vijayawada
Chennai – V # Kannur Pondicherry Vishakhapatnam
Chennai – VI # Karimnagar Rajamahendravaram Warangal

@@ Bangalore is divided into five Zones, namely Zone I to Zone V. The possible location of centres in the zones are as under:-

Zone I (South)- Basavangudi, Bannerghatta, Jayanagar, Koramangala, Electronic City, and HSR Layout

Zone II (East) – R. T. Nagar, Krishnarajpuram, Indira nagar, HAL II Stage, Banasawadi, Bellendur and White Field

Zone III (North) – Fraser Town, Yelahanka, SADASHIVANAGAR, Hebbal and Lingarajpuram

Zone IV (Central) – Chickpet, Corporation, Sampangiramnagar, Kempegowda Road, J C Road, Richmond

Zone V (West) – Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Yeswantpur, Kengeri, Magadi Road, Nandini Layout.

# Chennai is divided into eight Zones, namely Zone I to Zone VIII. The Zone numbers given to different areas (i.e. possible locations of centres in the Zones) are as under:

Zone-I: George Town, Broadway, Rayapuram, Washermanpet, Tondiarpet Zone-II: Nungambakkam, Gopalapuram, Triplicane

Zone-III: Guindy, Adyar, Besant Nagar, Tirunvanmiyur

Zone-IV: Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandeveli

Zone-V: Arumbakkam, Annanagar, Kilpauk, Ambattur, Villivakkam Zone-VI: Kodambakkam, T. Nagar, West Mambalam, Saidapet

Zone-VII: Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, K.K. Nagar, Porur

Zone-VIII: St. Thomas Mount, Pallavaram, Nanganallur, Chromepet, Tambaram

*Hyderabad Centre is divided into four zones namely Zone I to Zone IV. The possible locations of the centres of respective Zones will be:

Zone I – Koti, Abids, Nampally, Charminar, Himayatnagar, Malakpet, Narayanaguda, Chikkadapalli, Nallakunta, Vidya Nagar, Domalaguda, Basheerbagh, L.B. Nagar, Gunfoundry, Baghlingampally,Begum bazar, etc. Zone II – Secunderabad, West & East Maredpalli, Uppal, Malkajgiri, Tarnaka, Safilguda, Sainikpuri, A S Rao Nagar, Alwal, Osmania University area, Ramanthapur, etc.

Zone-III: Begumpet, Ameerpet, Khairatabad, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Masab Tank, Mehdipatnam, S R Nagar, VengalaRao Nagar, Rajendra Nagar, etc.

Zone IV- Sanathnagar, Kukatpally, Erragadda, Qutbullapur, Miyapur, Nizampet, Bachupally, Chanda Nagar, Serilingampally, Gachibowli, Patancheruvu, IDPL X Road, Chintal, etc.


(Covering States of North East States, Orissa, West Bengal and U.T. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands)

Asansol Durgapur Kolkata III” Tinsukia
Berhampore Guwahati Rourkela
Bhubaneswar Kolkata I” Sambalpur
Cuttack Kolkata II “ Siliguri

^Kolkata is divided into three zones namely Zone I to Zone III. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zones will be:

Zone I – Kolkata South

Zone II – Kolkata North

Zone III -Howra h


(Covering States of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, M.P., Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and U.P.)

Agra Churu Jamshedpur Pali-Marwar
Ajmer Dehradun Jhansi Patna
Aligarh Dhanbad Jhunjhunu Raipur
Allahabad Dundlod (only CPT) Jodhpur Ranchi
Alwar Durg Kanpur Ratlam
Banswara (only CPT) Firozabad Kishangarh Saharanpur
Bareilly Ghaziabad Kota Satna (only CPT)
Beawar Gorakhpur Lucknow Sikar
Bhagalpur (only CPT) Gwalior Mandsaur (only CPT) Sirohi (only CPT)
Bharatpur Haldwani (only CPT) Mathura Sri Ganganagar
Bhilwara Haridwar Meerut Udaipur
Bhopal Indore – I% Moradabad Ujjain
Bikaner Indore – II% Muzaffarnagar Varanasi
Bilaspur Indore – III% Muzaffarpur (only CPT)
Bundi Jabalpur Neemuch
Chittorgarh Jaipur Noida

% Indore is divided into three Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under:

Zone – I : Vijay Nagar, Nanda Nagar, MIG/LIG Colony, Patnipura, Scheme No.54, Scheme No.74, Scheme No.78, Shalimar

Township, Mahalaxmi Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Kanadia Road, Saket, Telephone Nagar, Goyal Nagar, Bengali Square, Khajrana, Dewas Naka, Malviya Nagar, Nehru Nagar

Zone – II : Chawni, South Tukoganj, Geeta Bhavan, Chhoti Gwal Toli, MTH Compound, Sneh Nagar, Kanchan Bag, Bhawankuwa,

M.Y. Hospital Road, RNT Marg, Malwa Mill, Janjir Wala Square, Nasia Road, Naulakha , Sapna Sangeeta, Khatiwala Tank, Palsikar Colony, Sanchar Nagar, Agrawak Nagar, Juni Indore, Jail Road, Joara Compound, Rajwada, Devas, M how

Zone – III : Rajendra Nagar, Annapuran Road, Vaishali Nagar, Gumasta Nagar, Suadma Nagar, Usha Nagar, Raj Mohalla, Mahesh Nagar, Bada Ganpati, Aerodrome Road, Kalani Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Banganga, Marimata Chouraha, Lokymanya Nagar


(Covering States of Delhi, Haryana, H.P., J & K, Punjab and U.T. of Chandigarh)

Ambala Delhi! New Delhi-V $ Jammu Sangrur
Amritsar Delhi! New Delhi-VI $ Jind (No CPT) Shimla
Bathinda Delhi! New Delhi-VII $ Kaithal Sirsa
Bhiwani Delhi! New Delhi-VIII $ Karnal Sonepat
Chandigarh Faridabad Ludhiana Srinagar (J&K)
Delhi! New Delhi-I $ Fatehabad Panipat Yamunanagar
Delhi! New Delhi-II $ Gurgaon Patiala
Delhi! New Delhi-III $ Hisar Rewari
Delhi! New Delhi-IV $ Jalandhar Rohtak

$ Delhi/ New Delhi is divided into eight Zones, namely Zone I to Zone VIII. The Zone numbers given to different areas (i.e. possible locations of centres in the Zones) will be as under:

Zone I – Karol Bagh, Pusa Road, Patel Nagar, Kirti Nagar

Zone II – Pitampura, Rohini

Zone III – Paschim Vihar, Punjabi Bagh

Zone IV – Nizamuddin, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Road, Kalkaji

Zone V – Geeta Colony, Priyadarshini Vihar, Karkardooma, Vivek Vihar, I.P. Extention Zone VI – Vasundhra Enclave, Mayur Vihar, Anand Vihar

Zone VII – Kingway Camp, Darya Ganj, Shalimar Bagh, Sarup Nagar

Zone VIII- Janakpuri, Dwarka, Vikaspuri

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