Using Two Colour Pen & Pencil in Exam CA IPCC Final

One of the very basic questions raised by students regarding the exam is that, What colour pen can we use in the exam. can we use gel pen. Is pencil allowed by ICAI. With this post, we will be clarifying all these doubts.

Use of Gel Pen in the Exam

Use of Gel Pen in CA Exam IPCC Final

There is no restriction or issue from ICAI point of view, if you use a gel pen in the exam. No where ICAI stated that you should not use a Gel Pen. So, it is hereby clarified that, students can use Gel pen in CA IPCC and CA Final Exams. Also see Top 10 Cities for Articleship.

Can we use Black Ink pen in the exam?

Just like above clarification regarding the use of gel pen, there is no restriction whatsoever from the ICAI regarding the use of black ink pen. So, students can safely use Black colour pen in the exam.

Using of two different colour pens in the exam:


You cannot use both Blue black pens in exam

Students must be very careful with this point. It is clearly mentioned in the ICAI exam guidelines that, you can only use any one colour pen in the exam. You can either choose Black or Blue, but not both.

Even for side headings, you cannot use a different colour pen. So, It is advised to use only a Single colour in the exam.

Can we use Pencil in the exam?

Can you use pencil in CA Exams IPCC FinalCan you use pencil in CA Exams IPCC Final

No, You cannot use pencil in the exam. You can use pencil only to draw lines while preparing P&L and Balance Sheet. Other than that, use of pencil is strictly not allowed.

Also Read: IPCC Latest Syllabus Changes

I recently appeared in the CA IPCC/ CA Final exams, results of which were declared in August. Do I get a statement of marks from the ICAI??

You will surely receive a hard copy of the Mark sheet from the Institute within 5 weeks from the date of declaration of your result.

A hard copy of the statement of marks, stating the marks scored by the student and the result, is sent to all the candidates who appeared in the exam by speed post, at the communication address given by the candidates in their exam form.

However, result card of CPT is sent only by ordinary post.

Updated: April 13, 2018 — 5:40 am


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  1. We can use pencil to draw diagrams,graphs as it it is clearly mentioned in our admit cards that we are permitted to use pencil to draw diagrams

  2. I can’t see any of this type useful information in finnapp!!!why?????post there too pls!?or is there any problem with my app?

  3. Hii sir
    Please mail me all such relevant information to my mail.

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