ICAI clarification regarding claiming exemption: CA ROCKSTARS


In order to claim exemption, the student must appear in all the papers in that particular group. 

Say, In a case, a student has appeared for IPCC Group-1 Tax exam and scored 62, and failed to appear in one of the paper, say law, exemption will be denied to the Taxation paper.

FAQs

1. What are the rules regarding “exemption” and validity period?

a) A candidate who has appeared in all the papers comprised in a group/unit and fails in one or more papers comprised in that group/unit but secures a minimum of 60% of the marks in any paper or papers of that group/unit shall be eligible for exemption in that paper or papers in the next three following examinations.

b) He shall be declared to have passed in that group/unit if he secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers of that group/unit and a minimum of 50% of the total marks of all the papers of that group/unit including the paper/s in which he had secured a minimum of 60% marks in the earlier examination.

c) He/she shall not be eligible for any further exemption in the remaining paper(s) of that group/unit until he/she has exhausted the exemption already granted to him in that group/unit.

d) The exemption is automatic and will be found indicated in the statement of marks issued by the Institute.

e) An exemption is valid for three immediate succeeding exams and will be carried forward automatically for the next three examinations.

2. I secured exemption in Paper I of PCE/IPCE/Final exam in November 2009 exam. I did not appear in the exams held in May 2010, November 2010 and also in May 2011. I have submitted my exam application form for appearing in November 2011 exam. Can I get the exemption in the said paper in November 2011 exam?

– No. The exemption obtained by you in November 2009 exam would last only for the next three exams, i.e. for May 2010, November 2010 and May 2011 exam, irrespective of the fact whether you appeared in those exams or not. The exemption you obtained in November 2009 examination stands exhausted now and will not be valid for November 2011 exam onwards. You will have to appear in the said paper once again in November 2011

3. I have already passed one group in PCE and converted to IPCE. I am now a Unit candidate under IPCE. Will I get the benefit of the exemption secured by me in PCE, in the corresponding papers of IPCE?

– Yes. The exemption in a paper or papers in a particular group granted earlier to a candidate of PCE shall continue to be valid, in the corresponding paper or papers under the IPCE/ATE, for the unexpired chance(s).

4.I secured exemption in Paper 3 (Group I) of PCE/IPCE/Final in November 2010 exam. I intend to appear in Group II in November 2011 exam and applied for the same. Can I get exemption in any paper in Group II in November 2011 exam if I secure more than 60% marks in any of the papers of Group II?

– Yes. You can get exemption in any of the papers of Group II in November 2011 exam. The exemption that you secured in Paper 3 of Group I does not come in the way of your getting exemption in any paper of Group II. Please note that the rules relating to exemptions are applied group-wise.

However, you will not be eligible for any further exemption in the remaining paper(s) of Group I until you have exhausted the exemption already granted to you in that group.

 
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