Plea in Supreme Court today for postponement, opt out, extra chance for candidates, increase in exam centres The Supreme Court will hear today three separate petitions relating to the upcoming Chartered Accountant (CA) exam 2021 scheduled to be held in July. The petitioners have sought various reliefs including postponement of the exam, provision for an opt out and for an extra attempt to be given to the candidates who fail to appear in the July 2021 exam due to COVID-19 restrictions etc. The case will be heard by a Bench of AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose. The plea by Anubha Srivastava Sahai has assailed a June 5 notification issued by the ICAI on the ground that it does not give students the choice to opt out before and during the exams and to carry forward all the benefits. The plea further sought postponement of the scheduled CA exams from July 6 to any later period when the COVID-19 situation normalizes, or until after teachers, students and invigilators are vaccinated.