CA Exam Guide 2019

CA Exam Guide: A-Z Guide On CA Exam 2019-2020

CA Exam Guide 2019

ICAI CA Exam: CA is the most prestigious exam. It is the best career option for commerce. But you can enter into CA after 12th or after completion of graduation, and you can sit for CA exam.

You need to score 55% if you are a commerce graduate or if you are a bachelor of other streams, you need to score at least 60% in your graduation. Before enrolling, you should understand that you need to put a lot of hard work into this ICAI Exam course.

But if you want to go after graduation, you need to score 55% if you are a commerce graduate or if you are a bachelor of other streams, you need to score at least 60% in your graduation.

CA exam Final & IPCC are conducted in May & November whereas CPT is conducted in June & December, every year.

The CA exam is one of the toughest exams in India. It enables tremendous access to the accounting field in India. You should know that only 3-8% of students clear inter and final level in CA Exam.

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As CA aspirants, you have to know the CA Exam in details and prepare with a solid study plan to crack the all level successfully.

Let’s get started.

Why pursue the ICAI CA exam?

CA exam is not for all everyone. It’s for only those dedicated students who are willing to do tough preparation to become CA. Forget about social life; forget about fun and forget about other areas of your life. Pursuing CA Certification will provide you with opportunities as below.

After completion, CA, you will earn instant credibility. You can choose to practice yourself as a self-employed professional, or you can join at a credible post in an organisation.

Let’s have a look at top 5 companies which employ CA –

  • Deloitte 
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
  • Ernst & Young (EY) 
  • KPMG
  • BDO International

ICAI Exam Format

There are three levels of the exam if you need the route after standard 10. Let’s look at the exam format of each level one by one.

CA Examination Fees

It takes five years to complete the CA exam if you clear the exams in one go. Let’s

 CA Foundation Fee Structure


Details of Fees

Rupees (For Indian Students)

US$ (For Foreign Students)


Cost of Foundation Prospectus




CA Foundation Registration Fees




CA Foundation Form Fees




Subscription Fees for Member’s Journal (Optional)







CA Intermediate Fee Structure


Details of Fees

Both Groups (Rs)

Single Group


Both Groups


Single Group



CA Intermediate Registration Fees





Student’s Activity Fees for CA Intermediate





CA Intermediate Registration Fees as an article assistant



Total CA Intermediate Fees





CA Final Course Fees in India

One has to make the payment of Rs 22000/- (Indian Student) or 1100US$ (Foreign Student) to get himself enrol for the CA Final Course.

Articleship Training Fees

Besides the above courses, you have to complete three years of Articleship training. You can register for articleship training on completion of either single or both groups of CA Intermediate.

The registration fee for the three years articleship training has been set by ICAI is Rs 2000/-.

ICITSS Fees in India

Before the commencement of articleship training and after getting registration into the CA Intermediate course, one has to undergo ICITSS which consists of Information Technology and Orientation Program.

The fee for such courses are as follows –

  • Information Technology Program – Rs 6500/-
  • Orientation Program – Rs 7000/-

AICITSS Fees in India

You have to complete AICITSS in their last two years of Articleship training which consists of Advance Information Training program and Management and Communication Skills program. 

  • Advanced Information Technology Program – Rs 7500/-
  • Management and Communication Skills – Rs 7000/-

ICAI Exam Results & Passing Rates

To understand the CA examination, you have to know the past trends of results and passing rates. Here we will present you the past five years results and passing rates so that on the basis of these statistics you can make a concrete decision. 

CA Exam Study Materials

All the study materials are being provided by ICAI. But only study materials are not enough. You need to browse through past year question papers as well. So while studying, get them first. If you can enrol yourself under an experienced teacher who can teach CA, your chance of success will increase.

Tips To Crack the CA Exam

You can crack any exam with a better study plan. Here we are providing the procedure to crack the CA Exam.

  • You should understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • You should identify the tough and easy section for you.
  • Make a study plan by prioritising your weaker sections.
  • Stick on the study plan.
  • Study every section in thoroughly and practice as many questions as possible.
  • Solve previous year’s papers and mock test series as much as possible.
  • Stay away from distractions.
  • Stay focused, and motivated.
  • Do meditate daily to stay calm.
  • Eat healthy and hygienic foods.
  • Do essential exercise and yoga to stay fit.

Scope After CA Exam

You will experience tremendous scopes after completion of CA certification. Some are,

  • You can work for a firm/organisation.
  • You can start your own CA firm.
  • You can pursue Government services.
  • You can be an entrepreneur.
  • You can become an Investment Banker.

We have provided a detailed guide on CA Exam. For any doubts, feel free to ask any questions below in the comment section.


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