Indian institute to toughen up on candidates

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
(ICAI) saw fewer than 4% of
students qualify this year, sparking the institute to discuss toughing up on its
entrance criteria.

The ICAI runs two chartered accountancy courses, one which was updated in
2006, and one which is more traditional,

Just 3.46% passed the traditional course and 6.56% of students graduated on
the updated course.

ICAI president Amarjit Chopra said the institute is considering making the
common proficiency test, or entrance exam, tougher in order to weed out the less
serious candidates.

The institute will meet on 4-6 August to discuss how it will make the
entrance examinations tougher and so that only “capable” students go through
said Chopra.

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