Clarification on Length of Answer in Theory Subjects:

Many students are sending queries regarding the appropriate length of answers in Theory papers.

It is to hereby state that, ICAI haven't prescribed any specific length for writing theory answers in exams.

However, based on the previous examiner comments, students are adviced to follow:

For 4 Marks Questions, Half to 3/4th page answer is sufficient.

For 5 Marks Questions, a full page answer is recommended.

For 8 marks, One and half page answer is probable.


Examiners dont generally follow the length rule. If you are able to state the exact point, with respective section (if any), full marks will be awarded, even if the anwer is short.