Nov 2017

ICAI Confirms there may be Variance of Marks awarded in Marksheet With Certified Copies

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ICAI on its recent announcement confirms that there may be Variance of Marks awarded in Mark-sheet with Certified Copies. They also provided the reason behind the same.  The clarification has been provided in respect of students claiming exemption in papers by seeing their Certified copies.

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Check it Out What ICAI says in this regard.

Certified copies of answer books in respect of CA examinations are being made available to those candidates who apply for the same, under the scheme formulated for the purpose.

It is seen that upon receipt of certified copies of answer books, some candidates notice that in some papers, marks awarded to them on the answer books are at variance with those on the statement of marks issued to them and seek clarifications.

In this connection, it is hereby clarified that

  • Variance of marks between those on the answer books and those on the statement of marks issued to candidates is on account of revision of marks by the Examination Committee, under regulation 39(2) of the CA Regulations, 1988 prior to declaration of results of the examination;
  • Such revision is taken into consideration while processing the results and the revised marks are shown on the statement of marks;
  • Such revised marks are not indicated on the answer books of the candidates and
  • Marks in the statement of marks issued to candidates are final.

Therefore, candidates are hereby advised to be guided only by the marks/exemptions that are indicated in the statement of marks issued to them, which may include the revision of marks, if any, that might have been effected by the Examination Committee under regulation 39(2) of the CA Regulations 1988 and not by the marks on the copies of answer books, which do not include the revision of marks, if any, affected by the Examination Committee.

Further, it is hereby informed that exemptions, if any, granted to a candidate in an examination are indicated on the statement of marks by way of a “ # “ sign against the marks of the paper in which exemption is granted and in such cases, where a candidate is granted exemption, the result of the group would be shown as “F-EX”, i.e. failed with exemption.

Candidates are advised to take note of the above and verify the status of exemptions, if any, that they think that they had been granted in a paper, from the statement of marks sent to them and not on the basis of marks stated on the certified copies of answer books.

Further candidates may also visit and read the FAQs on the subject, hosted thereon.

Exemptions granted to candidates valid for the November 2016 exams are also hosted on

Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to visit the website and check the status of their exemptions valid for the exams to be held in November 2016.


5 Comments on ICAI Confirms there may be Variance of Marks awarded in Marksheet With Certified Copies

  1. This is not fair. You have asked the candidate to write the exam in the answer sheet and the answer sheet is evaluated by an examiner chosen by you and every mark given in that answer sheet is substantiated with the answer the candidate has given and the model answer the head examiner has given to the examiner. If any change is done by the committee on whatever basis it has to be marked in the answer script against the specific answers where the changes are suggested. Otherwise the entire system is flawed and goes againt the principle of natural justice and transparency. The explanation from the institute should also state under what circumstances, the changes are done by the committee and what supporting documents are prepared as a audit trail and why that cannot be shared with the candidate

  2. SATISH VERMA // October 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM // Reply

    The provision is subject to misused by vested interest in ICAI. The uniformity between answer books and statement of marks should be assured.

  3. Goutam Sharma // October 18, 2016 at 11:38 PM // Reply

    Ok. It was expected, this is why the Institute opposed to the policy of providing answer sheets initially. It is nothing but mis use of Power. If it is in the vested interest of the whole CA Profession, then why don’t they make it a competitive exam. Declare the no of seats available and then conduct the exams.

  4. I agree, this not fair. The basic source document i.e., answer sheet for awarding the marks doesn’t justify the revision of marks which is reflected on the statement of marks, on what basis correction and revision is being done is a question mark for the Students.

  5. This is already known. I have experienced this personally. My marks as per answer sheet was 40 while in the marks sheet it was 50. This upward revision of marks Moby ICAI was accepted by them. I haven’t come across anybody who have their marks revised downwards though.

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