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A Complete Guide to Becoming a CA After 12th Science

CA after 12th Science

Often times in our professional career we happen to make decisions that we end up changing completely it can be because of different reasons; passion, better opportunities etc.  If you are a class 12th student and pursuing your higher secondary education from science stream, then you might have the query that whether you can pursue Chartered Accountancy course after 12th Science. But CA is an accountancy course and people in general associate it with Commerce stream. So can a student from Science stream go on to become a Chartered Accountant?, Can I do CA after 12th science? Or is there any student who became a Chartered Accountant even relating to the Science background till 12th standard? If such questions have taken up your mind then this guide on Chartered Accountancy course after 12th Science will surely help you.

Can a Student Become Chartered Accountant After 12th Science?

Chartered Accountancy is one of the most sought after course in India which requires lots of dedication and hard work. Every Candidate can pursue this course after the 12th exams. If you are a science student till class 12 or you have completed your graduation from science stream. Yes, student can become Chartered Accountant after 12th Science. No doubt, that if you are from commerce stream you already have a command over the main subject in the CA course like Accounting  But besides the accounting, there are so many different subjects which are new to all the students whether you have commerce background or not.

Process of Becoming a CA after 12th science

The entire CA curriculum is separated into three parts-
1. CA Foundation
2. CA Intermediate
3. CA Final

The students who want to pursue this course can enroll for CA entrance level examination i.e the CA Foundation after appearing in 12th board Exams. They will become eligible to appear in the CA Foundation examination after passing the 12th examination.

The ICAI doesn’t discriminate between commerce and science students. Terms and conditions for appearing in the examination are equal for all the students irrespective of the stream they studied in.

Usually, most of the science students are clueless of subjects from commerce stream and consider chartered accountant career very difficult to pursue. But actually, pursuing this course is far easier for science students because they are excellent in solving practical sums and CAs are well-known players of numbers in the finance world. They are expected to study and go through the Financial ratios while reviewing the Financial Statements.

The only challenge is to take the lead over Accounting for the Science students because this is the important subject of the Chartered Accountancy course. You cannot move ahead until you have an in-depth knowledge of Accounting as Chartered Accountants are the first accountants.

Other Chartered Accountant subjects are new to everyone so you have to study fairly like commerce students.

The syllabus of CA Foundation level is divided into four parts –

1.Principles and Practices of Accounting.
2. Mercantile Laws and General English
3. Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
4. Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

As already mentioned above that Accounting is the main subject of the Chartered Accountancy course so you must have in-depth knowledge of all the topics in your course. You can take the help of tutors for this subject in the given study duration of four months.

The next subject is Mercantile Law, this subject is fairly new for the Science and Commerce students. This gives you a fundamental understanding of Corporate law and thorough knowledge of Contract Act, Partnership Act and Sales of Goods Act etc. All these subjects are in General English. A proficiency over the English language is a must.

Moving forward to the next subject that is Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Business Statistics. This subject is a favorite among science students as it is a combination of Maths, Statistics and Logical Reasoning. 20 marks are allotted to Logical reasoning and the remaining section of the paper is divided between Maths and Statistics.

Thereafter, Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge is the fourth and last subject at the CA foundation level.  Commerce students are already familiar with this subject. But you need not worry if you are a science student as the subject is quite easy and you don’t need to go into in-depth of this subject. With the proper study and guidance, you can easily clear this paper.

“Principles and Practices of Accounting” and “Mercantile Law and General English” are the first two papers which are subjective and “Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Business Statistics” and “Business Economics and Business and Commercial knowledge are the next two subjects which are objective”.

Passing Criteria to Become CA After 12th Science:

In the CA course, students are required to score 40% marks in each subject and 50% marks in aggregate of all the subjects. Therefore, you have to study each and every subject accurately.  The objective papers include negative marking. For each question that you answer wrong, ¼ marks will get deducted while for each correct answer you will be given one mark.

Once you have passed the entry-level CA after 12th science exams i.e. CA Foundation the process for the next two levels will be almost similar. You have to go over the entire eight subjects similarly like Commerce students. There are thousands of students every year in India who upon higher secondary education switch streams. Many of the people who were once science students are MBAs and CA.

So, if you are a science student till class 12 and want to pursue Chartered Accountancy course then you can easily go ahead without any hesitation. The only thing the Chartered Accountancy course after 12th science demand is hard work, perseverance and dedication. Though so many times students face failure due to its low pass percentage, but nothing is impossible until you don’t let it be.


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