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What is a Chartered Accountant (CA) Course? 

Chartered Accountancy is offered by “The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” (ICAI). It has always been an essential professional qualification; people have an idea of a brilliant, bright and knowledgeable character the moment you say you are a qualified CA, it is a significant course in the field of accounts and finance which pays way to various career options prevailing in the financial domain. CA’s are in high demand for almost every business for corporate auditing, taxation, accounting, and other legal counsel. ‍ 

Chartered Accountants with their education, training, analytical mind and experience are best to qualify to provide multiple need-based services to the society, they can do full justice, not only in matters relating to corporate taxation, costing, management, financial reporting, company legislation, auditing, statutory procedures, and budgetary policies. If you are concerned about great prospects, financial stability, professionalism, reputed degree, the significant knowledge base in finance and accounts then CA coaching in Chennai is a perfect profession to start with.

What is the Role of Chartered Accountant (CA)?

  • To act as an accountant to maintain the proper books which portray the true and fair view.
  • To provide information reports to management.
  • To act as a statutory auditor.
  • To provide financial advice.
  • To act as a service provider to assist in share registration, arbitration.
  • To act as an internal auditor..
  • To act as a management consultant

How many Levels are there in Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course?

The CA course consists of three levels.

  • CA Foundation course [Previously CA CPT (Common Proficiency Test)]
  • CA Intermediate or CA Inter [Previously CA IPCC (Integrated Professional Competence Course)]
  • CA Final

What is the eligibility criteria to study Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course?

There are two options to pursue a Chartered Accountancy (CA) course.

  • Foundation Entry

    If a person opts to pursue a Chartered Accountancy course after 12th standard they can directly register for the Foundation or CPT course through Foundation Entry option.

  • Direct Entry

    If a person opts to pursue a Chartered Accountancy course after graduation or the students who cleared the Intermediate level of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. (ICSI), they can directly register for the Intermediate course through Direct Entry option.

Chartered Accountant CA Course Details

CA Step by Step Process
  1. The first step is to clear the CA Foundation (previously called as Common Proficiency Test – CPT).
    You can register for this with ICAI post your 10th Std. but you are only eligible to write the exams once you clear your 12th Std. or HSC.
    CA Foundation is exempt if you are already a commerce graduate with >55% marks and also exempt for non-commerce graduates with >60% marks.
    The students who cleared the Intermediate level of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  2. The second step is to enroll for the CA Intermediate or CA Inter (previously called as Integrated Professional Competency Course – IPCC)
    Students need to undergo an orientation program, 100 hours of Information technology training and 8 months of studying (called foundation course).     Students can then appear for Group 1 and /or Group 2 examinations of the CA Inter.
    They also need to complete General Management and Communication Skills course – Part 1. Once they clear Group 1 and 2 exams, they are eligible for a 3 year article-ship with a firm
  3. The third step step is to enroll for the CA Final exams. The exam can be attempted when 6 months of article-ship are remaining. Students also need to complete Advance Information Technology Training and General Management and Communication Skills – Part II, if not completed earlier, before the final exam.
  4. The fourth step is to Acquire CA Membership.
    The exam can be attempted when 6 months of article-ship are remaining. Students also need to complete Advance Information Technology Training and General Management and Communication Skills – Part II, if not completed earlier, before the final exam

What is the pass percentage for Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course?

The CA exam will be held in May and November every year. The course is not new but revised. Besides, the Foundation exam will be both descriptive and objective. Under the new scheme, a student must achieve 40% in all the subjects and 50% marks in aggregate in each level.

What is the Registration Fees for Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course?

The Fees mentioned below is the registration fees, not coaching fees. The registration fees has to be paid to “The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” (ICAI).

CA Foundation Registration Fees

Candidate has to register by payment of the fees as per the below chart.

Sl. No.
Details of Fee
Rupees
1
Cost of Foundation Prospectus (Compulsory)
200
2
CA Foundation Registration Fees(Compulsory)
9,000
3
CA Foundation Subscription fees for Student’s Journal(Optional)
200
4
CA Foundation subscription fees for Member’s Journal(Optional)
400
Total
9,800
CA Inter / CA Intermediate Registration Fees

Candidates through Foundation Route can opt for registration for Group I or Group II or Both Groups of Intermediate while Direct Entry Route candidates have to register for both the groups only. * To be paid once.

Sl. No.
Details of Fee
Rupees Both Group
Rupees Group 1 or Group 2
1
CA Intermediate Registration Fees
15000
11000
2
Student’s Activity Fees for CA Intermediate
2000
2000*
3
CA Intermediate Registration Fees as an Article Assistant
1000
Total
18000
13000
CA Final Registration Fees

A student after passing out both the groups of CA Inter / CA Intermediate / CA IPCC can register for the CA Final Course. The total Registration fee for CA Final is Rs. 22,000.

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Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course Registration Date?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) Registration date and examination date. The dates are applicable for all three levels CA Foundation, CA Inter and CA Final.

Event
May Exam Batch
November Exam Batch
CA Exam Starting Date
1st or 2nd week of May
1st or 2nd week of November
CA Registration Form Available
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Last Date for CA Registration
December 31st
June 31st
Issue of online CA Examination Form
1st Week of February
1st Week of August
Last Date to Submit the CA Examination Form
1st Week of March
1st Week of September
Issue of CA Exams Admit Card in online mode
1st Week of May
1st Week of November
Announcement of CA Exam Result
In the month of July
In the month of January

The dates mentioned above are subject to change. For more details about the cut off date visit www.icai.org.

What are the documents required for registration of Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course?

The below mentioned documents are to be scanned and upload at the time of registration. You can register for CA at www.icai.org. All documents has to be scanned and uploaded in this website.

CA Foundation Registration Documents

These are the documents required for CA foundation Registration

  • Passport Photo
  • Specimen Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Attested copy of 10th & 12th Pass Mark sheet – For 12th Passed Students
  • Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner.
  • Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.
CA Inter Registration Documents
  • Foundation Entry students need to upload the same documents which was provided earlier for CA Foundation.
  • Direct Entry students need to upload the same documents which is listed above in CA Foundation along with the your UG/ PG – Semester Mark sheets.
  • Direct Entry students who had completed CMA Inter / CS Executive need to upload their marksheet of Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or theInstitute of Cost Accountants of India along with the documents which is listed above in CA Foundation.
CA Final Registration Documents

CA Intermediate Pass (both Group-I & Group-II) Marksheet/Certificate. Along with the documents which was required for CA Foundation mentioned above.

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Chartered Accountancy (CA) - FAQ

Chartered Accountant (CA) is a designation given to an accounting professional who has received certification from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) a statutory body.

Chartered Accountancy is a course conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Under the Scheme of Education and Training by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a candidate can pursue Chartered Accountancy Course either through Foundation Entry Route or Direct Entry Route.

Chartered Accountancy / Chartered Accountant

A CA is qualified to take care of the matters related to accounting and taxation of a business or for an individuals, like file tax returns, audit financial statements and business practices, maintaining records of investments, preparing and reviewing financial reports and documents. A Chartered Accountant is also qualified to offer advisory services to clients which include companies and individuals.

Approx. 2 Years study period + 3 years of Articleship

CA courses can be done either through Foundation Entry Route or Direct Entry Route.

After 12th, Register your self in ICAI through Foundation entry and clear all three levels with three years of articleship.

No. Articleship is mandatory for all students. Without completing 3 years of Articleship you are not eligible to do CA Final.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament, viz. The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country.

Once you registered in ICAI, the books will be sent to you through postal.

After B.com or any other degree with 50 and above percentage, Register yourself in ICAI through Direct entry and undergo orientation program and 9 months articleship then appear for CA inter. After that 2.3 years articleship and clear the CA final level.

First step: Understand the Concept and practise all the questions and problems.

Second step: Workout past five years of question papers of CA and CMA because some of the portions are commonly based on your le.

Third step: Before appearing the exams, test yourself by WRITING some mock test papers.

 

Visit the self-register portal (SSP) in ICAI and click New Foundation and Intermediate (Direct Entry)

There are 20 papers in 3 levels of CA Course. CA Foundation is excluded for Direct Entry candidates.

CA Foundation - 4 papers
CA Inter - Group 1 - 4 papers
CA Inter - Group 2 - 4 papers
CA Final - Group 1 - 4 papers
CA Final - Group 2 - 4 papers

ICAI conducts the exams in May and November every year. The exams in 2020 might be delayed due to Coronavirus lockdown.

For May exams, 31st Dec of the previous year is the last date for registration
For Nov exams, 30th June is the last date for registration.