Empanelment to act as ICAI Exam observers for Nov 2020 CA Exam reopened till 25.10.2020

Empanelment to act as ICAI Exam observers for Nov 2020 CA Exam reopened. Last date extended to 25.10.2020


Earlier the ICAI had reopened the window for empanelment of members to act as observers at the examination centres for the Chartered Accountants examinations, November, 2020 from 16th September to 20th September 2020.

The eligible Members, who had not applied earlier, may get themselves empaneled to act as observers for November Examinations up to 25th October, 2020.

In other words, the members who had already applied for observership duties through online portal vide announcement dated 20th August, 2020 and 16th Sep, 2020 need not apply again.

The members desirous may visit the Observer Portal ie. http://observers.icaiexam.icai.org and make online application to act as observership for November, 2020 Examinations upto 25th October, 2020.

How to empanel:

A member who fulfills the the eligibility criteria, desirous of empanelling himself for the assignment, may do so, online at http://observers.icaiexam.icai.org.

Applications by any other mode will not be entertained.

Eligibility criteria for Empanelment:

Members who fulfill the following criteria are eligible for empanelment, to act as Observers.
(i) He/she should not be more than 65 years of age as on the date of empanelment; i.e. 20th August, 2020.
(ii) His/her name should have been borne on the Register of Members as on 1st May,2018 and continues to be so;
(iii)Neither he/she nor his/her relatives* or dependant* is / will be appearing in the ensuing Chartered Accountants Examinations for students/Post–Qualification Course Examinations in November,2020 in any examination centres in India or Abroad. However, applying or appearance in ISA –AT will not be considered a disability for observership for NOVEMBER, 2020 Examinations.
[* the term “relative” or “dependant” for the purpose shall include, in relation to an individual, the wife, husband, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, grandson, grand daughter, brother, brother’s wife, brother’s son, brother’s daughter, sister, sister’s husband, sister’s son, sister’s daughter, wife’s brother, wife’s sister and husband’s brother and husband’s sister]
(iv) He/she is not coaching students for any of the examinations / test conducted by the Council of the Institute in any institutions / organization including Regional Councils / Branches of the Institute and also private coaching.
(v)He/she has not been convicted by any court of Law and no disciplinary proceedings are pending against him/her, either by the ICAI / Disciplinary Directorate or by any other organization, both in India or abroad.
(vi) He/she is not associated with the Institute as an elected/co-opted member of the Council / Regional Council / Managing Committee of any Branch of the ICAI.
(vii) He/she shall abide by the Guidelines for Observer and / or any other instructions.


Honorarium of Rs. 1500/-per day / per session and Rs. 350/-as conveyance reimbursement for ‘A’ class cities and `250/-for other cities per day (to cover cost of local travel) besides reimbursement of postal, stationery, telephone expenses, if any, will be paid.

The list of A class cities is as under:

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi/ New Delhi, Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Pune.

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