One of the very basic questions raised by students regarding the exam is that, What colour pen can we use in the exam. can we use gel pen. Is pencil allowed by ICAI. With this post, we will be clarifying all these important questions. From November 2017 exams, ICAI has changed the rules. Until recently, ICAI has specifically disallowed using Red or Green Ink Pens in the Exams. Now, this list has been increased further and the same information has been provided below.
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Only Blank Ink Pen can be used for writing in Exams
Students can now use only BLACK INK pen for writing the exams. You are allowed to use Black Gel pen too.
Until last attempt, there is no rule to not use green or red color ink pen.
The reason for allowing only black ink pen is that, ICAI has to scan all the answer sheets to provide them as Certified Copies to students who paid fee.
So, Scanning answer sheets with blue color ink is taking large amount of data. Therefore, this rule has been brought.
2. Students have to carry their own staplers to the exam center, to pin additional answer sheets. Stapler will not be
For Source of this information, you can check Instructions on your Admit Card for Nov 2017.
Use of Gel Pen in the Exam
There is no restriction or issue from ICAI point of view, if you use a gel pen in the exam. No where ICAI stated that you should not use a Gel Pen. So, it is hereby clarified that, students can use Gel pen in CA IPCC and CA Final Exams. Also see Top 10 Cities for Articleship.
Can we use Pencil in the exam?
No, You cannot use pencil in the exam. You can use pencil only to draw lines while preparing P&L and Balance Sheet. Other than that, use of pencil is strictly not allowed.
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I recently appeared in the CA IPCC/ CA Final exams, results of which were declared in August. Do I get a statement of marks from the ICAI??
You will surely receive a hard copy of the Mark sheet from the Institute within 5 weeks from the date of declaration of your result.
A hard copy of the statement of marks, stating the marks scored by the student and the result, is sent to all the candidates who appeared in the exam by speed post, at the communication address given by the candidates in their exam form.
However, result card of CPT is sent only by ordinary post.