ICAI CA Exam Eligibility Criteria

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ICAI CA Exam Eligibility CriteriaICAI CA Exam Eligibility Criteria: In order to become eligible for CA Exam, you will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting authority, i.e. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). ICAI has prescribed the basic eligibility norms which candidates must fulfill for appearing for CA Exam 2020.

The eligibility requirements of the CA Exam 2020 specifies the conditions related to educational qualification, registration, etc. In case candidates fail to fulfill the CA Exam 2020 eligibility criteria, then, their candidature will be considered as disqualified. 

Here is the complete information about the CA Eligibility Criteria 2020 for CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final.

ICAI CA Exam Eligibility Criteria

ICAI CA Exam is a gateway to enter into the profession of Chartered Accountancy (CA). It is a national level entrance examination that is conducted twice a year in the pen and paper-based (Offline) mode. To appear for the entrance examination, candidates will have to fill their application in online mode.

It is necessary for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria of the CA Exam 2020 before filling the online application form. The eligibility of the CA Exam 2020 determines whether the candidates are eligible to appear in the entrance examination or not.

Overview of ICAI Exam 2020

Features

Details

Exams

ICAI Exam, CA Foundation, CA Intermediate, CA Final 

Conducted by

ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

Exam level

National Level Exam

ICAI Exam frequency

Twice a year

Number of papers

4

Course Offered

Chartered Accountancy 

Duration of the exam

Two hours

Mode of the exam

Offline (Pen & Paper Based)

Language

English & Hindi

CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates who are planning to take the examination must check the detailed eligibility norms for the CA Foundation examination that has been elaborated below.

  • The students who have cleared 12th or going to appear for 12th exam which is conducted by the Central or State Board of Education are eligible for CA Foundation.
  • The students who want to apply for the CA Foundation May session need to register by December 31 and for the CA Foundation November session by June 30.
  • Once the students are done with the registration process, they need to go through the four months of study period before appearing for the CA Foundation examination.
  • The students only register for the CA course if they going to appear for the Class 12 examination. However, the students can only apply and appear for the CA Foundation examination if they qualify for the Class 12 exam or equivalent exam.

CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are planning to take the examination must check the detailed eligibility norms for the CA Intermediate examination that has been elaborated below.

  • The students who have cleared the CA Foundation level exam are eligible for CA intermediate examination.
  • The students who have registered for the previous Intermediate exam as per syllabus under paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule B or Professional Education (Course-II) or Professional Competence Course and converted into Intermediate (IPC) Course/ Accounting Technician Course (ATC) are eligible for CA intermediate exam.
  • The students who have completed graduation or post-graduation in any stream from a recognized institute of India are eligible for CA intermediate exam.

CA Final Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are planning to take the examination must check the detailed eligibility norms for the CA Final examination that has been elaborated below.

  • The students who have cleared the CA Intermediate exam or professional education examination such as PCC or IPCC are eligible to apply for the CA Final examination.
  • The students need to complete 3 years or 3½ years of article training as on the date of filling the form.
  • The students of PE-II stream and the students who have converted PE-II stream to IPCC need to serve the last twelve months of articled training.
  • The students of the PCC stream need to serve the last six months of articled training.
  • The students of Intermediate need to serve the last six months of training including excess leave if any, and due to complete 3 years on or before 30 April of the examination year.
  • The students who have converted from PE-II to PCC and those who have converted from PE-II to PCC & then to IPCC need to serve the last twelve months of training on or before 31st October of the examination year.

CA Final Eligibility Criteria New Course

Candidates who are planning to take the examination must check the detailed eligibility norms for the CA Final examination for New Course that has been elaborated below.

  • The students who have cleared the Intermediate Exam are eligible for CA final exam.
  • The students need to acquire the CA final course registration number from the Board of Studies Section of the concerned decentralized office of the Institute after clearing the Intermediate examination.
  • The students who have accomplished the practical training which is required for admission as a member or is serving the last twelve months of practical training on the first day of the examination month.

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