Today a very dangerous and a critical situation of COVID 19 is going on around the whole world and the number of deaths and cases are going on increasing day by day and this has thrown all the countries economies into a very much backward moving situation. In this timing there is a lot of career time waste for the growing generations.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
SUB: Please have some change in the exam pattern but not in the exam dates
Our Institute had in last few days had conducted a live webinar for to answer the doubts raised by the students and had given a very good and comforting response to the same. There was a presence of all the main members of our Institute who had gave their opinions on the questions raised by the students.
Today I am here to say about that, that The President of The ICAI Respected Atul Kumar Gupta has claimed that exams will be there 100% in July only and with an utmost security and care for the students and the papers will be given with a contact less medium and the entry will be given only after proper checking and all. But the place where problem seen by me and many more students is the place outside the examination center where all the students gathers before the exam timing.
As said by The Respected President of The ICAI that entry will be there with a proper care and security, it looks like that there will be a lot of time needed to check each and every one and so students will be gathering there before the entry time. If someone infected with Corona, not knowing of his infection, comes there then that person can’t be traced till the entry checking and in the meantime he can pass on his infection to all the students present over there and also some checking staff also can get infected.
Also many of the parents of students are asking of that what if there children gets infected with this dangerous situations reactions or if looses their life?
We all are not asking of to change the dates from July to November but are asking for to have written proof of the safety of our life and if that can’t be give then some kind of change in the examination pattern.
There is one suggestion I got is that The ICAI should go one for having Online exams. Also there can be fully MCQ based papers with having certain time limit both for paper and for also answering each question. Like if the experts feels that this question should be answered within this specific time then that much time limit should be set off for answering that question which would help in knowing the efficiency as well as the main thing is checking the knowledge level of the students.
Also there can be another pattern with some portion of MCQs and some Constructed Response (essay type) questions.
This idea of online examination is a very much sensible and if there remains a threat of copying then this timelines will break them and also the locations will be traced that no group of students are there gathering at a place and attaining papers and also there can be different series of papers which will also make question numbering different.
There are many Global Institutes taking their exams in the form of fully MCQ based or major MCQs portion and some portion of Constructed Responses questions which includes the exams like CFA, CPA USA, CMA, CAIA, FRM, CIPM, etc. This all of the Global Institutes are having computer based examination patterns and so we should also upgrade to such a kind of paperless examination system and with the help of todays technology we can get the results as soon as the examinations get over by having answer keys attached with the same.
I on behalf of all the students request The ICAI to give a written declaration on our safety and if goes wrong what will be the return helps they are going to give to the affected ones and their families.
I Thank our Honorary Prime Minister Narendra Modi sir for his help to all of us till time and am requesting them to have their vision on this and to get the Indian study system as well as examination patterns upgraded.
Please give your opinions to this if you all think that this should happen as this is in favour of all ie. the one who was telling to get exams held in July itself, the one who was telling that due to this danger of Covid 19 Virus the exams should be pushed back to November, also for ones who were telling that how we will be able to reach the examination center without proper transport as it is very far from my destiny and I have to cross the state borders and also other problems too.
The ICAI is also not able to get a proper judgement on the reopening of the examination center correction window and it is saying of that the exams will definitely happen in July end itself. By this all kind of non guaranteed dates and cares it is pushing students in a great confusion of getting a perfect timetable to do all the revisions and readings.
We should ask for both the things; the one is the absolutely guaranteed dates and the other is a written guarantee for the students care and security in this critical situation of Covid 19.
Get your opinions on this if you think of the same to be helpful.
(Article is been updated on 09.06.2020 as we removed one PARA of the article based on Comment from one of our reader)