Please note that this paper is merely an attempt to provide answers to questions on the
subject, posed to us, by the candidates from time to time, to the extent possible and with
reference to the extant scheme of examination. However, this compilation is neither
exhaustive not does it purport to be a source of complete information on the subject.
Hence, candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the announcement
th January 2012 hosted on http://www.icai.org, besides referring to the Chartered
Accountants Regulations, 1988.
1. I want to apply for certified copies/inspection of my evaluated answer books.
How do I proceed?
You can apply in the prescribed format and send the same along with the demand
draft for the amount of fees applicable, ( i.e. Rs 500/- per paper) at the following
address, by speed post or registered post:
The Additional Secretary (Exams)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
New Delhi 110 002
Your application should reach us within 75 days from the date of declaration of result
of the relevant exam.
Please superscribe the envelope with the name of the exam, i.e Final or PCE or IPCE
as the case may be.
You can also submit your application after 75 days are over, with a late fee of Rs
250/- per paper, upto 90 days from the date of declaration of results.
For the prescribed format/more details, refer to the announcement dated 19
2012 on the subject hosted on http://www.icai.org.
2. When do I get the copies of the answer books, once I submit an application?
We endeavour to provide you the certified copies of your answer books within 30
days from the date of receipt of your application at ICAI. However, applications for
verification of marks are handled on priority. Applications for certified copies are
handled thereafter. Hence, there could be some delay, in case you have applied for
3. Can I submit my application for certified copies online?
Yes. You can submit your application on-line at http://icaiexam.icai.org (For
PCE/IPCE/Final) and also pay the applicable fees online by debit/credit card,
master/visa/maestro, or by post.
There is no difference in the amount of fees payable, between the two channels.
However, we encourage you to submit your applications online, since, it expedites the
4. Why should I use the portal?
Submission of application for certified copies/inspection and making payment of fees
on-line is more convenient. You also save on the time and money spent on
purchasing a draft, as also postage for despatch. You are also sure that your
transaction is successful.
5. I have already applied for inspection/certified copies of my evaluated answer
books. Can the same application be treated as an application for verification
No. An application by an examinee seeking inspection of his/her evaluated answer
books and/or certified copies thereof is independent of and distinct from an
application made by him/her for verification of marks under the existing Regulation
39(4) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.
An application for inspection/certified copies is not treated as a verification
6. Can I apply for verification after I inspect/get copies of my evaluated answer
By the time you get your certified copies of answer books, the time limit for applying
for verification of marks, which is one month from the date of declaration of result,
may be over.
Hence, you may make a separate application for verification of answer books,
without waiting for inspection/certified copies of answer books.
7. Can I apply for, both, verification as well as inspection/copies of my evaluated
Yes. You can apply for both verification as well as inspection/copies of your
evaluated answer books by following the prescribed procedure. However, in case you
send them by post, do not send both the applications together in the same envelope.
Send them by separate envelopes. Take care to superscribe the envelope with the
name of the examination, the application relates to.
8. Is it necessary that my application for certified copies of answer books should be
Yes. Your application seeking certified copies of answer books should be in your
own handwriting and duly signed by you. In case you are a Hindi medium candidate,
your application should be in Hindi. In case you are applying on-line you will be
required to upload scanned copy of your signed handwritten request.
9. Is it necessary to submit the Declaration, contained in the prescribed
Yes. The Declaration in the prescribed format duly signed by you, should be sent
along with the application. Failure to submit the same may result in correspondence
and delay in getting the copies of answer books. In case you are applying on-line you
will be required to upload scanned copy of the duly signed Declaration.
10. How do I come to know whether copies of answer books have been dispatched to
You can check the status of your application for certified copies ( whether on-line or
physical ) at http://icaiexam.icai.org .
You can also send an email at the following email IDs, as per the exam:
You can also contact on the following telephone numbers:
Help Desk: 0120 3054 851, 852, 853, 835
CPT : 0120 3054 805, 806
PCE : 0120 3894 830, 831
IPCE : 0120 3894 810, 832
Final : 0120 3054 808, 809