[Set up by an Act of Parliament]

13-CA (Exams)/Observer Empanel /May – 2021

1st March, 2021


MAY 2021.

It is proposed to empanel members to act as Observers for the forthcoming MAY – 2021 Chartered Accountants Examinations scheduled as under:

Foundation*, Intermediate (IPC), Intermediate and Final exams (Old and New scheme, PQC) from 21st MAY to 6th JUNE 2021
(except 26th MAY, 2021)

*Date of Foundation Exams are yet to be finalized.

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. 1st March, 2021.

ii) His/her name should have been borne on the Register of Members as on 1st November, 201 8 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, 2021 in any examination centres in India or Abroad. However, applying or appearance in ISA AT will not be considered a disability for observership for CA 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, granddaughter, 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.

viii) He/she is not a covid patient / or having symptoms of the Covid and will not take any assignment of Observer’s duty if detected on duty dates

ix) He/she will not visit any of the examination centre where children or relative/s of his/her partners, employees, other associates, articled assistants, whether current or former, are appearing in a particular centre for May 2021 CA Examination


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/Howrah, 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 declined in the portal and communicated to the Examination Department well in advance, so that alternative arrangement can be made. 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/herself for the assignment, may do so, online at

Applications by any other mode will not be entertained.

The activity schedule of the portal is as under:

Opening of the window for empanelment 1st March 2021
Closing of the window for empanelment 20th March 2021
Hosting of the details of allotment of assignments 10th May 2021 (Tentative)

Examination Department

Details of the cities in which the MAY 2021 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)

Ahmedabad – I Godhra Nadiad Sangli
Ahmedabad – II Gondia Nagpur – I Satara
Ahmedabad – III Himatnagar Nagpur – II Silvassa
Ahmedabad – IV Hingoli Nagpur – III Sindhudurga
Ahmednagar Ichalkaranji Nanded Solapur
Akola Jalgaon Nandurbar Surat – I
Amravati Jalna Nashik – I Surat – II
Amreli Jamnagar Nashik – II Surendranagar
Anand Junagadh Navi Mumbai Thane – I
Aurangabad – I Kolhapur Navsari Thane – II
Aurangabad – II Latur Osmanabad Thane – III
Badlapur Mapusa (Goa) Palanpur Vadodara – I
Beed Margao (Goa) Palghar Vadodara – II
Bhandara Mehsana Panvel Vapi
Bharuch Mumbai – I Parbhani Vasai – I
Bhavnagar Mumbai – II Pimpri-Chinchwad Vasai – II
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) Mumbai – III Porbandar Wardha
Bhuj Mumbai – IV Pune – I Washim
Khamgaon (Buldhana) Mumbai – V Pune – II Yavatmal
Chandrapur Mumbai – VI Pune – III
Dhule Mumbai – VII Pune – IV
Gandhidham Mumbai – VIII Rajkot
Gandhinagar Mumbai – IX Ratnagiri

@ 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

% Aurangabad is divided into Two Zones, namely Zone I & Zone II. The possible location of centres in the zones is as under:-

Zone I – North of Jalna Road

Zone II – South of Jalna Road

+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- Nashik 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, Telangana and U. Ts. of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry)

Adilabad Dindigul Kottayam Sirsi
Adoor Eluru Kozhikode Sivakasi
Alappuzha Ernakulam Kumbakonam Srikakulam
Anantapur Erode Kurnool Theni
Bagalkot Gadag Madurai Thiruvananthapuram
Belgaum Guntur Madikere Thrissur
Bellary Hassan Mahabubnagar Tiruchirapalli
Bengaluru – I Haveri Mallapuram Tirunelveli
Bengaluru – II Hosur Mandya Tirupati
Bengaluru – III Hubli Mangalore Tirupur
Bengaluru – IV Hyderabad – I Medak Tiruvallur
Bengaluru – V Hyderabad – II Mysore Tiruvannamalai
Bidar Hyderabad – III Nagapattinam Tumakuru
Chamaraja Nagar Hyderabad – IV Nagercoil Tuticorin
Chennai – I Idukki Nalgonda Udupi
Chennai – II Kadapa Namakkal Vellore
Chennai – III Kakinada Nellore Vijayapura
Chennai – IV Kalaburgi (Gulbarga, Karnataka) Nizamabad Vijayawada
Chennai – V Kalpetta Ongole Villupuram
Chennai – VI Kancheepuram Ooty Visakhapatnam
Chennai – VII Kannur Palakad (Palghat) Vizianagaram
Chennai – VIII Karaikudi Pondicherry Warangal
Chikkaballapur Karimnagar Pudukkottai
Chikkamgalur Karur Raichur
Chitradurga Kasaragod Rajamahendravaram
Coimbatore Khammam Salem
Cuddalore Kolar Sangareddy
Davangere Kollam (Quilon) Shamshabad
Dharmapuri Koppal Shimoga

@@ 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 Road

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, Anna Nagar, 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.

Zone II – Secunderabad, West & East Maredpalli, Uppal, Malkajgiri, Tarnaka, Safilguda, Sainikpuri, A S Rao Nagar, Alwal, Osmania University area, Ramanthapur.

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

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


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

Agartala Durgapur Jorhat Purulia
Angul Gangtok Kendrapara Raniganj
Asansol Golaghat Keonjhar Rayagada
Balangir Guwahati Kharagpur Rourkela
Balasore Haldia Kohima/Dimapur Sambalpur
Bargarh Hooghly Kolkata – I Shillong
Berhmapore (Odisha) Imphal Kolkata – II Sibsagar
Bhadrak Jagatsinghpur Kolkata – III Silchar
Bhubaneswar Jajpur Nagaon Siliguri
Cuttack Jeypore Port blair Tezpur
Dibrugarh Jharsuguda Puri Tinsukia

^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 – Howrah


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

Agra Chhindwara Jaipur – III Noida
Ajmer Chittorgarh Jaipur – IV Pali-Marwar
Aligarh Churu Jalore Patna
Allahabad (Prayagraj) Darbhanga Jamshedpur Pilibhit
Almora Dausa Jamui Pratapgarh
Alwar Dehradun Janjgir Purnea
Ambikapur Deoghar Jaunpur Rae Bareli
Amroha Deoria Jehanabad Raigarh (Chhattisgarh)
Arrah Dewas Jhalawar Raipur
Aurangabad Dhanbad Jhansi Rajnandgaon
Azamgarh Dhar Jhunjhunu Rajsamand
Badaun Dumka Jodhpur Ramgarh
Baghpat Dungarpur Kanpur Rampur
Bahraich Durg Kashipur Ranchi
Balaghat Etah Katihar Ratlam
Ballia Etawah Katni Rewa
Balotra Faizabad Khandwa Sagar
Banka Firozabad Khargone Saharanpur
Banswara Gaya Kishangarh Samastipur
Bareilly Ghaziabad Korba Sasaram
Basti Ghazipur Kota Satna
Beawar Giridih Kotdwar Sehore
Begusarai Gonda Kushinagar Shahdol
Bettiah Gopalganj Lakhimpur kheri Shahjahanpur
Betul Gorakhpur Lakhisarai Shajapur
Bhadohi Guna Lucknow Shivpuri
Bhagalpur Gwalior Madhepura Sikar
Bharatpur Hajipur Madhubani Singrauli
Bhilwara Haldwani Mandsaur Sirohi
Bhopal – I Hanumangarh Town Mathura Sitamarhi
Bhopal – II Haridwar Meerut Siwan
Bihar Sharif Hathras Mirzapur Sonebhadra
Bijnor Hazaribagh Moradabad Sriganganagar
Bikaner Hoshangabad Motihari Sultanpur
Bilaspur Indore – I Munger Supaul
Bokaro steel city Indore – II Muzaffarnagar Tonk
Bulandshahr Indore – III Muzaffarpur Udaipur
Bundi Itarsi Nagaur Ujjain
Burhanpur Jabalpur Narsinghpur Varanasi
Chhapra Jaipur – I Nawada Vidisha
Chhatarpur Jaipur – II Neemuch

% 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, Mhow

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

^ Bhopal is divided into two Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under: Zone – I : Shamla Hills, Jahangirabad, Hamidiya Road, Rayal Market, Malviya Nagar, T.T.Nagar, New Market, Jawaharchok, P & T Colony, Neelbad, Ratibad, Karond, Jumerati, Nishatpura, Indrapuri, Shubhash Nagar, Rachna Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, M.P. Nagar, Govindpura, Aishbagh, Kabirpura, Kolar, Misrod, Piplani, Arera Colony, Anand Nagar, Minal Residency, Sakti Nagar, Habibganj, Awadhpuri

Zone – II : Gandhi Nagar, Airport Road, Lalghati, Sehore, Phanda, Khajuri, Krishna Nagar, Sanjeev Nagar, Santi Nagar, Kuravar, Chandukhedi, Kohefiza, Halalpura, Abbas Nagar, Moti Masjid, Idgah hill

@ Jaipur is divided into four Zones. The possible locations of the centres in the respective Zone will be as under:

Zone 1:

Sikar Road, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jhotwara, Ambabari, Shastri Nagar, Bani park, Murlipura, VKI Area.

Zone 2:

Ajmer Road, Sirsi Road, Vaishali Nagar, Sodala, Civil Lines, Shyam Nagar, Khatipura Road, New Sanganer Road, Chitrakoot, Narman Nagar, Gurjar Ki Thadi, Baid Godam.

Zone 3:

Tonk Road, Malviya Nagar, Pratap Nagar, Jagatpura, Gopalpura Byepass, Mansarover, Bapu Nagar.

Zone 4:

Agra Road, Old City, Jawahar Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Transport Nagar, Sethi Nagar, Rajapark, C Scheme.


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

Ambala Delhi / New Delhi – VII Kaithal Patiala
Amritsar Delhi / New Delhi – VIII Kangra Phagwara
Faridabad Karnal Rewari
Bathinda Fatehabad Kurukshetra Rohtak
Bhiwani (Haryana) Ferozepur Ludhiana Sangrur
Chandigarh Gurgaon Mandi Shimla
Delhi / New Delhi – I Hamirpur Mandi Gobindgarh Sirsa
Delhi / New Delhi – II Hisar Mansa Solan
Delhi / New Delhi – III Hoshiarpur Muktsar (Sri Muktsar Sahib) Sonepat
Delhi / New Delhi – IV Jalandhar Narnaul Srinagar (J&K)
Delhi / New Delhi – V Jammu Panipat Una
Delhi / New Delhi – VI Jind Pathankot Yamunanagar

$ 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. Extension

Zone VI – Vasundhra Enclave, Mayur Vihar, Anand Vihar

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

Zone VIII- Janakpuri, Dwarka, Vikaspuri


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