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Asked May 12, 2016

How to change name on college records

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My name on CA marksheet and certificate has my father's name added wrongly as middle name according to tradition of Maharashtra. I had applied for change to Institute, but my application is rejected with reason that I had not applied before exam in exam form, and after exam correction is not possible. Is Affidavit of same person will be sufficient? Please guide me.

Answer 1

  An affidavit is a voluntarily made declaration in writing, signed by the deponent (person making the affidavit) and accompanied by an oath (regarding the authenticity of the contents). It is as a sort of written court testimony.Oath on affidavit may be registered by[1]-
  • any court or magistrate, or
  • any notary appointed under the Notaries Act, 1952 (53 of 1952); or
  • any officer or other person whom a High Court may appoint in this behalf, or
  • any officer appointed by any other court which the State Government has generally or specially empowered in this behalf, may administer the oath to the deponent.
  • The “One and Same Person affidavit[2] is for use when it becomes necessary for a person to declare that they are the same person as another name. The deponent must prepare the affidavit and print it on Stamp paper of recommended value and swear before an official who has the authority to witness and validate oaths. Once both the deponent and the official who witnessed the oath sign the affidavit, it is considered legally valid. Hence, in this case, the ‘same person affidavit’ would be sufficient to establish that your name mentioned in the CA marksheet and certificate, Rahul Kumar KishorSah, refers to the same person as Rahul Kumar Sah.   Note: The procedure for obtaining an affidavit in India include-
  • “Non-Judicial” Stamp paper. It is an essential document for obtaining an affidavit in India, which can either be a regular stamp paper or an e-stamp. Generally the value of in most Indian states the stamp paper required for affidavit is Rs. 20.00, but it is always better to use a higher value stamp paper. For the purpose of affidavit, the stamp paper is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Affirmation and Verification by the Deponent. Make sure you are clearly identified as the Deponent. You must verify the affidavit by stating that content of the affidavit is true to the best of your knowledge.
  • Attestation.The Affidavit must be attested by either a Notary Public, an Executive Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate with proper signature and seal of the concerned authority.
  • [1]  S. 139 of Civil Procedure Code, 1908; available at: [2]Format available at:
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