FAQ

Frequently Asked

What are the 3 levels under revised scheme of CA Course?

The three levels will now be called as

  1. Foundation,
  2. Intermediate and
  3. Final 

    Earlier they were named as Common Proficiency Course (CPC), Intermediate (Integrated Proficiency Competence) Course and Final Course.

From which attempt exams under the revised scheme are going to be held?

The first exam of CA exams under the revised scheme will be held in May, 2018.

Who can register for ca foundation course?

To register in CA foundation, you must have apppeared in class 12th examintation or cleared class 12th exams.

can i register for ca foundation course if my 12th examination results are awaited?

You can register in CPC till 30th June 2017 and can appear for CPT in Dec. 2017. In case you register after 30th June 2017, you have to compulsorily register in Foundation (under the Revised Scheme) and can appear for Foundation Examination in May 2018.

when can i appear for foundation examination after registration?

For appearing in Foundation Examination, a student must have completed 4 months of study period and have qualified class 12th Examination. For example, if you register on 1st October 2018, you won’t be eligible for November 2018 examination. Because you need to have completed 4 months of study period. Accordingly, you will be able to appear in May 2019 examination.

When are the CA Foundation exams are held? And what is the last of registration in foundation course before every exam?

The Foundation Examinations will be held in the month of May and November every year.
Cut-off date for registration are as follows
May Exams: 31st Dec and

November Exams: 30th June 

These cut-off dates ensure that you complete mandatory 4 months study period before every exam.

how many subjects are there in ca FOundation course?

There are 4 subjects in CA Foundation course.

Paper 1: Principles and Practices of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)
Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)
Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

Paper 3*: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics (100 Marks)
Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper 4*: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)
Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

What is the examination pattern in ca foundation? is it completely objective like CPT?

No, CA Foundation is not completely objective like CPT. Paper 1 and 2 are subjective type while paper 3 and 4 are objective type.
There will be negative marking for Papers 3 & 4 only and not for subjective papers i.e. 1 & 2.

what is the minimum passing score in ca Foundation examination?

You can qualify Foundation Examination by securing 50 % in aggregate and 40 % in each subject individually.

when a student can register for CA Inter course?

A student can register for Intermediate Course w e f 1st July 2017. To register in CA Inter you must have qualified PE I /CPT/Foundation or you can also join through Direct Entry Route.

what is the cut off date to register in ca Inter course?

The Intermediate Examinations will be held in the month of May and November every year. 1st Sep. and 1st March is the cut-off date for registration for being eligible to appear in May and November examinations respectively under the Foundation Route.

eligibility to register for articleship training under revised scheme?

Under the old scheme a student was able to register for articleship after first group only. The same has been changed and you may register for practical training after passing either any of the group or both the groups of Intermediate.

i am through direct entry route, when can i commence practical training?

After clearing either any of the group or both the groups. But before commencement of articleship training, you must have had completed Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS).

i have cleared intermediate level examination of icsi or icwai, when can i commence articleship training?

After passing either or both groups of Intermediate examination and successfully completing Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS), you can commence Practical Training.

what is the duration of practical training?

3 years under the revised scheme.

what is the eligibility to appear in the final examination of revised scheme?

Under the Revised Scheme, you can appear for the Final examination during the last six months of Practical Training and after successfully completing Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS).

how many parallel attempts will be given to students of old scheme?

Number of parallel attempts for CPT-Foundation, IPCC-Intermediate and Final (existing) – Final (revised) will be 3, 3 and 6 respectively.

Last attempt under old scheme:
CPT: June 2019
IPC: May 2019
Final: Nov 2020
i am registered under old scheme, can i switch to revised scheme course?

Yes, at any point of time you can switch to new course.

What is Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICIITSS) and Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (Advanced ICITSS)?

ICITSS (OC & ITT) is combination of Information Technology Training (ITT) and Orientation Course (OC) and Advanced ICITSS (GMCS & Adv. ITT) is combination of General Management Communication Skills (GMCS) and Advanced ITT.
ICITSS and Advanced ICITSS will be effective from 1st July 2017 and are of 4 weeks each.

i have already completed OC & ITT / GMCS & ADV. ITT under existing scheme, do I need to undergo ICITSS / Advanced ICITSS if I switch to Revised Scheme?

No, a student who has already undergone OC & ITT / GMCS & ADV. ITT will not be required to undergo that course again.

When is ICITSS to be undergone?

It is to be completed before commencement of articleship training.

When is Advanced ICITSS to be undergone?

Anytime during last 2 years of Practical Training but, compulsorily before appearing for Final Exam under Revised Scheme / before applying for Membership of ICAI under Existing Scheme.

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