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CA Foundation Course Complete Details

About CA Foundation Course

CA Foundation Course is the entry level for Chartered Accountancy Course. 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 thereto, can register for Foundation Course.

Students can appear in the Foundation Examination after qualifying the senior secondary (10+2) examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.

Students after registration to the course are required to complete a minimum of4 months study period from the
date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on
or
before 30th June/ 31st December will be eligible to appear in November/ May examination, as the case may be.

Students who are Graduates/ Post Graduates with prescribed percentage marks or its equivalent grade in the
examination conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) or Intermediate level
examination passed students of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company
Secretaries of India are exempted from passing Foundation Course. Such students on fulfilling the requirements
can register directly to Intermediate Course.

Foundation Course comprises of four papers, out of which two are subjective and two are objective type.
Negative marking for choosing wrong options is there in objective papers.

Examinations of CA Foundation Course

Foundation Examinations are held twice a year in the months of May and November. Examination Department
issues notifications/announcements regarding conduct of Foundation Examination on Institute’s website
www.icai.org/Newspapers. The said notification contains the proposed Examination Centers, in India and abroad.

After getting registered for Foundation Course, students are also required to fill in separate application form for
appearing in Foundation Examination.

Subjects covered in CA Foundation Course

Paper-1: Principles and Practice 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)

Paper-3 and Paper-4 are objective type papers with negative marking.
The Board of Studies issues comprehensive study materials covering all four subjects.

Passing criteria in CA Foundation Examination

A Foundation Course candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination if he/ she obtains at one sitting
a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to
the principle of negative marking.

CA Foundation Course Registration Fee 2018

1. COST OF FOUNDATION PROSPECTUS 200/-
2. CA FOUNDATION REGISTRATION FEE 9000/-
TOTAL 9200/-

CA Foundation Course Admission Procedure

Students can register himself in CA Foundation course through online form which is available on ICAI website.

Following documents are to be submitted to concerned Regional Office within 7 days of the date of online registration along with the print out of the online registration form, duly signed by the candidate.

1. A printout of a duly authorized/signed online successful registration form in hard copy.
2. An Attested copy of Admit Card / Mark sheet of Class 12th examination issued by the respective Board.
3. An updated color photograph (attached on the printout of the online successful registration form)
4. An Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner.
5. An Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.
6. An Attested copy of the 10th Mark-sheet / Admit Card of 10th class indicating the Name & Date of Birth.

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72 Replies to “CA Foundation Course Complete Details

  1. Hello Sir, I wanted to ask you that I passed 12th in Banglore with 40 % percent marks and I wanted to do CA. So can I apply for foundation prospectus with this grade ??

  2. If I give exam in Surat Gujarat then can I complete my articleship in other cities like Delhi or Mumbai.

  3. I will give my 12 exam in 2019 .I am student of batch 2018-2019 when can I register myself in cpt exam. Can I give exam in may ?

    1. There must be a gap of 4 months from the date of registration and Foundation examination. Registration can be done from admit card also. 12th marksheet is not required. So if you manage this gap means if you complete registration process before 31st January 2019 then you are eligible.

  4. Sir I want to ask that,
    Is a time period of 7 months enough for an average student to study CA CPC course and pass the examination(with a good rank) or not?

    1. If you study better and plan better then definitely it is possible as already many students have done it.

  5. Sir If I get register for CA foundation now that is in month of May 2018 and can I give exam directly in May 2019. Is it possible?

  6. sir i have applied for the course n will soon submit the documents but is there any other way to check my registration status.Are they going to send any documents regarding that .

  7. Sir maine online payment 29 may ko kiya tha lekin post offices me software change ho raha hai to wo 8th june tak poora hoga.
    Maine abhi tak post nahi kiya hai.
    Mujhe btaye ki kya me 8 june ke baad post kar sakta hun?

  8. Sir, I just complete my graduation final year exam with commerce. but i did not get my result till now. can i applied for ca course by direct entry?

  9. Sir registration ke bad application kya ICAI me bhejna pedta ha book k liye????ya book apne aa jayega.

  10. Can I submit my CA foundation course form in delhi, if I live in Noida?
    & and my address proof from Noida

  11. Sir how can I make the payment of the subscription to icai…please make one video on that too…like it is giving the option of paytm

  12. Thank you sir for giving information about CA ,
    Sir , my friend want to become a CA but he 12th fail , so can he eligible for CA
    ( CPT exam ),
    He give 12th exam at in February but his result is fail now he will give supplementary
    So his next result come in August but for registration he have this month ( June ) only
    So, can he registered his name for CA

  13. Thank you sir for giving information about CA ,
    Sir , my friend want to become a CA but he 12th fail , so can he eligible for CA
    ( CPT exam ),
    He give 12th exam at in February but his result is fail now he will give supplementary
    So his next result come in August but for registration he have this month ( June ) only
    So, can he registered his name for CA

  14. I want to ask 4 things regarding
    1 When we will get study material
    2 how we will get all updates regarding examination and all others
    3 JPEG format unable to understand what actully we need to attach because on website it is written should be scanned

    1. There is a complete video available on our YouTube channel WisdomCA. You can go to ICAI playlist there you will find that video.

    1. There is a complete video available on our YouTube channel WisdomCA. You can go to ICAI playlist there you will find that video.

  15. Sir I’m bit confused. 4 month study period is after 12 or after registration. If after registration then my 12 exam is in Feb 19 them I m eligible for may 19 attempt of CA foundation

  16. Sir mene march 2018 mae 12 ke exam diye hae or ab marksheet b mil gyi but merko kisi ne btaya ki 12 pass hone ke 9 months tk mae foundation exam ni deskta
    Registration krvaskta hu but exam ni deskta is it true

    1. No. CA Foundation me aap abhi registration le sakte hai. Aap agar June 30th se pehle admission le lete hai to Nov 2018 ka exam aap de sakte hai.

  17. sir maine icai bhavan jakar application documents ke saath submit kar di hai and ek slip bhi milli hai…jismai reference number hai….mujhe ye poochhna hai ki ab meri registration ho gyi hai ya nhi….kyuki 30 th last date hai and aaj 28th hai ….and iske baad kya karna hoga mujhe?…..

    jab letter milega tab hogi registration jo 30th se pehle krani hai ya jab icai bhavn se slip mil jaati hai tabh hi ho jaati hai registration

    1. You will receive an email from ICAI and a letter will be sent by ICAI at your present address containing date of registration and registration number.

  18. hello sir..i registered cpt in mar 2014 ….i want to attempt ca foundation exam in nov 2018…how can i attemt this exam..what are the process of converting cpt registration mar 2014 to ca foundation course nov 2018..plz help me sir

  19. Sir, mein February 2019 me 12th ke paper doonga. Kya me Decemeber 2018 se pehle registration kra skta hu ? Aur kra skta huin to phir marksheet ki jagah kya upload krna hoga.

  20. Sir CA foundation registerd ki hard copy submit krne ke baad kaise Pta clega ki kis date ko Aur kha CA foundation ka exam hai…!!

  21. Sir I am from ISC bord 12th(passed in 2018-19), the council gives us 4-subject, and 1 subject is additional (as choice) i had taken maths in additional and as council offered I got qualified in 12 by four subject but I got failed in Economics, and my passing percentage is 49% so do I can get enrolled in CA_foundation course?
    There would be no problem! Sir…?
    Cause I got passed in Maths, Accounts, Commerce & English. And as council declared me in the 12th marks certificate as (passing certificate awarded)

  22. Sir maine from fill ker liya tha per payment uss time nhi ker pya or ab payment k liye opsion hi nhi arha hai ..sir may payment kese kro..?

  23. Sir I had fill the form of C. a foundation and make the payment and received the user id & password but when I go for login it saw incorrect. Please help me what to do now.

  24. Dear sir mene cpt me registration krva rkha tha lekin mene abhi 12″th pass ki aur me ab foundation me registration krvana chhata hu to kese kru

  25. Sir I got myself registered in june2018 for ca foundation exams .I failed in November attempt as well as May2019 attempt..I want to reappear in November 2019 for a third attempt. Can I do that or do I need to get myself registered again.

  26. Sir, Kay Aab CPT CA Nahi Hai Kay, Mujhe Sirf CPT CA qualified Ka Certificate Chaahiye Tha..Koi Or Course Hai ie CS ICWA Kuch Bhi Or

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