Type of Pen and Pencil to be used for CA Exams: ICAI Norms


Candidates appearing for CA PCC/ CA IPCC/ CA Final should write the answers only in blue or black ink and in no other colour. Candidates are also advised not to use red, green ink, highlighter, sketch pen etc. for underlining or highlighting any sentence/Para/phrase as it amounts to making distinguishing mark which is prohibited. Candidates are permitted to use pencils for drawing graphs, diagrams etc. However, Candidates should take care not to use pencil for writing answers.

ca-ipcc-finalThe candidates should write their Roll numbers only in the space provided on the cover page of the main answer book and in no other part of the answer books. Writing of Roll number in place/s other than the space provided for the purpose in the cover page shall tantamount to adoption of “unfair means”.

Similarly, they should not make any distinguishing mark including religious symbols/prayers like God’s name, Guru’s name, OM, Swastika, 786 etc. in any part of their answer books.

Infringement of these instructions is punishable, which may include debarring from appearing in the examination.

Similarly, the candidates are prohibited from writing their Articles Registration Number, Name, any extraneous notes, remarks, or appeals in their answer books and any violation shall tantamount to adoption of unfair means.

The above guidelines have been expressely stated in the Examination Form submitted for appearing in CA Exams

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