Thousands of CA students across India took to the streets on Monday afternoon to protest against their certifying authority, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), alleging error in evaluation of their answer sheets and demanding re-checking of their exam papers.
The protesters holding placards at the ICAI office near ITO Delhi allege that they were not given stepwise marking while many allege that in multiple-choice-questions (MCQ) they were not given any marks even to those with correct answers.
A tweet by a candidate says the students want the following demands to be taken seriously by the ICAI –
CA Students Demand following :
2. Give Ques Booklet of MCQs and Disclose correct Answers while providing certified copies
3. Penalize Paper Checkers for wrong checking
4.Dark The MCQs With Pen In exams
5.Centralised Evaluation#dearicaipleasechange #ICAIReforms
— G KALYAN KUMAR (@Ca_Kalyan) September 22, 2019
As quoted in several reports, students have accused the institution of being careless while checking the exam sheets. Many CA students allege that only 3-4 pages of exam copies have been checked at times and rest were left allegedly unchecked. There are cases when even MCQs have been incorrectly checked.