ICAI CA Foundation Course 2021 – Complete Guide

CA Foundation Course Details 2021

CA Foundation as the name suggests is laying down basic inquisition in someone’s knowledge. The CA Foundation course is to understand accounting principles and implications of the study on various kinds of accounts.

With the change in foreign policy and disinvestment plans, the accountant is adhered to study on the standard of international levels. ICAI has been progressive in understanding the demand of the situation and revising the old course to an updated one. CA Foundation 2021 course was earlier known as CPT effected from September 2017.

The new CA foundation syllabus is considered to be more competitive and hard as compared to the old syllabus. The same tone is been set for all the exams of the CA course.

In this article, you will get details about the CA Foundation course 2021 registration process, fees, and eligibility criteria.

CA Foundation November 2020 cycle-II Exam Dates: 21st, 23rd, 25th & 28th January 2021

Source: https://resource.cdn.icai.org/62409exam50495.pdf


Complete Guide of CA Foundation Course 2021:

DetailsNov 2020 ExamJune 2021 Exam
Name of the courseCA FoundationCA Foundation
Total CA Foundation Fees 2021Rs 11,300 (CA Foundation 2020 registration fees, examination fees, and others)Rs 11,300 (CA Foundation June 2021 registration fees, examination fees, and others)
Important dates to rememberRegistration Closed for Nov 2020 exam1st week of February 2021 (Registration for CA Foundation June 2021 exams Starting From)
CA Foundation Exam Dates 13th, 10th, 12th, 14th December 2020
Cycle II Exam Dates – 21st, 23rd, 25th & 28th January 2021
June 2021
CA Foundation Registration validityValid till June 2023Valid till Nov 2024
CA Foundation Eligibility criteriaAppeared in 12th examsAppeared in 12th exams
CA Foundation Course Subjects

1. Principle and basics of accounting.
2. Business law and business corresponding and recording
3. Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics
4. Business economics and business and commercial knowledge

 1. Principle and basics of accounting.

2. Business law and business corresponding and recording
3. Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics
4. Business economics and business and commercial knowledge

CA Foundation ResultMarch 2021 (Expected)July 2021 (Expected)
CA Foundation Cut off rate40 % marks in each subject or 50 % marks in aggregate40% marks in each subject or 50% marks in aggregate
CA Foundation Course Duration4 Months4 Months

CA Foundation 2021 Course Eligibility:

All the students who have appeared for the 12th examination are eligible for the chartered accountant foundation course. Although commerce stream students have the advantage in knowing the subject, students of science and arts stream are also eligible for the CA foundation exam and can apply with the same enthusiasm as they have the edge over commerce students because of their analytical approach.

CA Foundation course 2021 is the entry level exam to become a CA. Students after appearing in class 12th examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent there to can register for the foundation course exam.

If you are a graduate or postgraduate and are inclined to join this profession you are exempted from this level and can directly register at the intermediate level via ICAI CA Direct Entry Scheme.


CA Foundation Course 2021 Registration:

Important dates to remember:

If you are eligible for CA foundation registration you need to look for the dates to register for the course. The last date to register for the foundation course of July Attempt is 3rd April 2021. If you missed the date you can apply for the Nov exams in the month of June 2021.

ICAI opens the CA Foundation registration twice a year and the exams are also held twice a year in the month of June and November. In 2021, CA foundation course exams are going to be held in the 1st Week of June 2021.

CA Foundation 2021 course aspiring candidates need to register themselves in February 2021 to appear for exams in the month of June 2021 and register in the month of June 2021 to appear for exams in the month of December 2021.

You can only register yourself online through ICAI official website for the CA foundation 2021 course. There is no offline registration procedure. You need to be careful while filing your basic details because of any correction after updating the levies cost.

Document Required for CA Foundation Course Registration 2021:

1. You need a passport size photograph.
2. Your 10th standard mark sheet and 12th Admit Card.

CA Foundation Course 2021 Registration Procedure:

CA foundation course online registration process is as follows:

1. Go on the ICAI website and on the student’s tab go to the course registration column.
2. Click on the registration form.
3. Click on new user
4. Fill in details like name age, date of birth gender, Aadhar card no, email id and phone number, and password
5. You will get OTP for verification of details
6. Once your basic details are verified, you are guided towards the next step
7. Your profile is created and now you are asked to fill in the pending details
8. After filling in the details you are asked to make a payment, which is registration fees and online foundation brochures fees. You should also avail of the optional facility of the journal for a student for having updated news related to the CA Foundation syllabus. The total amount is around 9800 which doesn’t include examination fees.
9. Master/Visa/Maestro Credit/Debit/Rupay/Net Banking details Card for  required for making an online payment
10. Once payment is made you get a PDF file mentioning your details and registration number
11. You need to take a print out  of this PDF file and paste the passport size photograph and sign it, if not attached earlier online,
12. Attach Documents along with the PDF  file and send it to the regional office center within 7 days of registration
13. You get a registration certificate within a month after the procedure.

CA Foundation Registration Fees 2021:

The total chartered accountant foundation course fees are about ₹10,900, where you need to pay ₹9,000 as CA Foundation registration fees at the time of course registration and ₹1,500 at the time of registering for the examination.

The subscription charges for journals are optional but we suggest you register for those journals as it will keep you updated with the chartered accountant foundation course and other study materials.

The student also enrolls for CA Foundation online coaching for preparing themselves for exams. The CA foundation course fees to such a coaching institute are approx.  ₹60,000 for a year and vary from institute to institute.

Table of CA Foundation Course Fee Structure 2021:

Fees for Foundation formRs 200 $ 20 
CA Foundation Registration FeesRs 9000 $ 700 
Subscription charges for members and students (optional)Rs 200 $ 20 
CA Foundation Examination feesRs 1500 $ 325 
Total fees for CA FoundationRs 10,900 $ 1065 

CA Foundation Registration Validity:

Once you have registered for this CA Foundation course your validity remains for 3 years. This means if you, unfortunately, fail to clear your CA foundation exam on the first attempt you can have 5 more attempts to clear exams without paying CA registration fees again.

Read the Article: CA Foundation Study Material 2021


FAQs About CA Foundation Course 2021:

Q1: Can I apply for the CA foundation course after doing an MBA?

Ans: You are exempted from the CA foundation attempt. You can directly apply for CA Intermediate Course.

Q2: I am in 12th std and have my exams on Feb 2021, when can I register for  CA foundation?

Ans: You can register for the CA Foundation exam in the month of June to appear for exams in December.

Q3: Is it necessary to buy journals?

Ans No, it’s not. That’s the optional facility.

Q4: I am from Canada, can I too apply for the course?

Ans: Yes, you can. You need to submit nationality proof at the time of registration.

Q5: How much do I need to wait for my CA Foundation admit card 2021?

Ans: Your admit card is issued within 15 days of registration. If it takes more than 20 days, one should communicate at the registered office.

Q6: I have filled in the wrong details. What should I do?

Ans. ICAI has provided you, recheck window to change your details. It’s free for the first time. You can’t change your name, date of birth.

Q7: What is study time?

Ans: ICAI provides you mandatory preparation time between your registration and examination date. That preparation time is study time which is for 4 months.

Hope this article is articulated well enough to have a brief understanding of the complete CA Foundation course 2021.

Q8: Where to get CA online coaching?

Ans. Students are advised to join the CA online classes conducted by MCC. 


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