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ICAI CA Foundation Course Eligibility and Registration

ICAI CA Foundation Course

CA Foundation as the name suggests is laying down basic inquisitive in someone knowledge. The CA Foundation course is to understand accounting principles and implication of study on various kind 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 course was earlier CPT course which is now CA foundation course with few changes, with effect from September 2017.

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

This article you will get details about CA Final Course Registration, process, Fees, and Eligibility.

The first level on being a CA is CA Foundation.

CA Foundation Course Structure 2020

DetailsMay 2020 AttemptNov 2020 Attempt
Name of the course


CA Foundation Course May 2020CA Foundation Course Nov 2020
The total cost of CA Foundation course May 2020Rs 11300 (CA FoundationMay 2020 registration fees, examination fees, and others)Rs 11300 (CA Foundation Nov 2020 registration fees, examination fees, and others)
Important dates to remember31st Dec 2018 (last registration date for CA Foundation May 2020 exams30th June 2020 (last date of registration for CA Foundation November 2020 exams)
CA Foundation Eligibility criteriaAppeared in 12th examsAppeared in 12th exams
CA Foundation Registration validityValid till May 2023Valid till Nov 2023
CA Foundation Examination heldMay 2020 (This year in the month of June due to elections)November 2020
CA Foundation Subjects

Principle and basics of accounting.

Business law and business corresponding and recording Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics Business economics and business and commercial knowledge

Principle and basics of accounting.

Business law and business corresponding and recording Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics Business economics and business and commercial knowledge
CA Foundation ResultJuly 2020 (Expected)January 2020 (Expected)
CA Foundation Cut off rate for this level40 % marks in each subject or 50 % marks in aggregate40 % marks in each subject or 50 % marks in aggregate

CA Foundation Eligibility

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

The commerce student should have cleared their 12th examination with 55% and students of science and arts should have cleared with 60% marks.

The student who already have registered themselves in old CPT course, but unfortunately couldn’t clear the level, can also apply for CA foundation course.

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

CA Foundation Course 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 foundation course May 2020 was 31st December 2019  to appear for May 2020 exams. If you missed the date you can apply for November exams in the month of June.

ICAI opens the CA Foundation registration twice a year and the exams are also held twice in a year in the month of May and November. In 2019  foundation exams are being held on 4th, 7th, and 11th, 13th of June 2019. Dates for November will be updated later.

CA Foundation 2019 aspiring candidate need to register themselves in  June 2019 to appear for exams in the month of November 2019 and register in the month of December 2018  to appear for exams in the month of May 2019.

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

Document Required for CA Foundation Registration

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

CA Foundation Registration Process

CA foundation course online registration process is as follows

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

CA Foundation Registration Fees 2020

The total CA Foundation Course Fees is about ₹11300, where you need to pay  ₹9800 at the time of course registration and  ₹1500 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 CA Foundation course and other study materials.

The student also enrolls for CA Foundation coaching for preparing themselves for exams. The CA foundation course fees to such coaching institute are around  ₹60000 for a year and vary from institute to institute.

Table of CA Foundation Course Fee Structure

Fees for Foundation form200rs
CA Foundation Registration Fees9000 rs
Subscription charges for members and students (optional)600rs
CA Foundation Examination fees1500
Total fees for CA Foundation11300rs

CA Foundation Registration Validity

Once you have registered to this 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About CA Foundation Course

Q1 Can I apply for CA foundation course after doing MBA,?

Ans: You are exempted from CA foundation course. you can directly apply for CA Intermediate Course.

Q2 I am in 12th std and have my exams on March 2019, when can I register for  CA foundation course?

Ans: You can register for foundation course on Dec 31 at earliest to appear for exams held in May, or you can register in 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?

Ans: Your admit card is issued within 15 days of registration. If it takes more than 20 days to communicate at the register office.

Q6 I have filled 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.

CA Foundation Exam Pattern
How to Prepare for CA Foundation
CA Foundation Study Material
CA Foundation Nov 2018 Result
CA Foundation Exam Form

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

Wish you best of luck for your future. Please be healthy and persistent.

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