ICAI CA Intermediate Exam

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam 2020 | Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam 2020: CA Intermediate Exam is the second-level examination of the CA course which is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The students who have passed the 12 and CA Foundation courses are eligible for CA Intermediate Exam. In this level, students’ working knowledge of the subjects is tested.

In this article, we provide complete detail about the ICAI CA Intermediate Exam, syllabus, exam pattern, books, and papers.

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam 2020

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the revised dates for the exams of CA intermediate 2020, which were declared to be held in the month of May 2020. Now, the exams of CA intermediate 2020 will be held from July 30 to August 16. The candidates are advised to prepare for their CA intermediate 2020 exam as per the new date sheet.

The candidates preparing for the CA intermediate 2020 exam are advised to check the CA intermediate 2020 exam highlights to get a rough idea about the CA intermediate 2020 exam paper. The exam highlights are as given below:

CA Intermediate 2020 Highlights 

Name of the Examination Chartered Accountancy (CA) intermediate level 
Type of Questions Objective and Descriptive both 
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (Pen & Paper-based)
Category of exam  Professional category 
Duration of each paper  Three hours per paper
Total Number of Papers Total of eight papers 
Name of the Conducting Body The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Exam Level  National level 
Medium of Exam English / Hindi

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Registration

The eligible students can apply for the CA intermediate exam registration on the official website of ICAI. Here, the students need to fill the online registration form along with the necessary information and then upload the required documents on the official website.

To complete the process of CA intermediate exam registration, the students need to submit the online fees. The registration fee of CA intermediate exam is as given below:

  • The fee for the students applying for a single group is Rs. 13, 000 /-
  • The fee for the students applying for both groups is Rs. 18, 000 /-

ICAI CA intermediate Exam Form

The students need to fill CA foundation exam form 2020 from ICAI official website. In the CA intermediate exam form, the students need to login/register with the help of registration number and password. The students must fill complete details correctly and make a payment of application fee to complete the process.


Examination City

CA Intermediate Exam Fees

Single Group

Indian City

Rs 1500


Rs 2200

Both Groups

Indian City

Rs 2700


Rs 3400

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Date 2020

CA intermediate exam time table 2020 is given below:

Exam Papers 

Exam Dates 

Paper 1 – Accounting 


Paper 2 – Corporate and Other Laws


Paper 3 – Cost and Management Accounting


Paper 4 – Taxation


Paper 5 – Advanced Accounting


Paper 6 – Auditing and Assurance (Group 2)


Paper 7 – Enterprise Information Systems and Strategic Management


Paper 8 – Financial Management and Economics for Finance 


ICAI CA Intermediate Syllabus

Once the students clear the Foundation, the second level tends to be CA intermediate. In this level, students’ working knowledge of the subjects is tested. The students need to clear both groups to qualify for the CA intermediate exam. CA intermediate syllabus comprises of eight subjects divided into two groups as given below:




Advanced Accounting

Corporate and Other Laws

Auditing & Assurance

Cost and Management Accounting

Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management


Financial Management & Economics for Finance

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Pattern

The subject wise marks distribution of CA Intermediate syllabus according to the exam pattern is given below:


Total Marks

Marks distribution

Group I

Paper 1 – Accounting



Paper 2 – Corporate Laws & Other Laws


Part I: Company Laws


Part II: Other Laws


Paper 3 – Cost and Management Accounting



Paper 4 – Taxation


Section A: Income Tax Law


Section B: Indirect Taxes



Total Marks

Marks distribution

Group II

Paper 5 – Advanced Accounting



Paper 6 – Auditing and Assurance



Paper 7 –Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management


Section A: Enterprise Information Systems


Section B: Strategic Management


Paper 8 – Financial Management & Economics for Finance


Section A: Financial Management


Section B: Economics for Finance


ICAI CA intermediate Exam Pattern

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the CA intermediate exam pattern 2020. Before starting the preparation of the CA intermediate exam, the students must know the complete details of the exam pattern of the CA intermediate so as to prepare themselves efficiently and appear for the CA intermediate exam with the confidence to get good scores. The students must follow the below details as per the CA intermediate exam pattern:

  • CA intermediate exam is an offline exam which is conducted twice a year.
  • The question paper is in English or Hindi language which a student can select according to their preference.
  • Each paper is of 100 marks and the time duration is three hours for every paper.
  • The students can appear for any group or both groups according to their choice.
  • The CA Inter exam pattern has been changed. Now it comprises objective type questions with the weightage of 30% in Papers 2, 4, 6, and 7.
  • The remaining 70% weightage is of subjective type questions as same as earlier.
  • The objective type questions follow the MCQ pattern and maybe assigned one or more marks. There is not any negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The 1st question of each exam is mandatory and the choice of not attempting any question is given amongst the rest of the questions.
  • The students need to score 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% marks (200 for one group and 400 for both groups) to clear the exam.

Preparation Tips for ICAI CA Intermediate Exam

ICAI has released the up-to-date CA Intermediate study material for the old and the revised scheme. The students are advised to follow the exam preparation tips as given below to attain a good score in the CA Intermediate exam:

  • Cover the complete study material.
  • Prepare with the previous year’s CA intermediate question paper to understand the exam question paper pattern.
  • Solve the CA intermediate mock tests given on the official website of ICAI.
  • Join CA intermediate online classes

We have covered a detailed guide on ICAI CA Intermediate Exam 2020. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comment section below.

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