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CA Foundation eligibility is only 10+2 class. A student who has appeared in the Class 12 examination may register for CA Foundation Course. If you have completed your graduation, you need not require to register for CA Foundation Course. Graduates are exempted from CA Foundation registration. They may directly register for CA Intermediate Course.

After registration you have to complete at least 4 months study period.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts CA Foundation exams twice every year – May and November.

Eligibility for Registration in CA Foundation Course 2019

As per newly inserted Regulation 25E in the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, you have to fulfill the following criteria to register yourself for the Foundation Course of ICAI. That means you will be eligible for registration in CA Foundation Course if you have:

1) Appeared in 12th Class Exam:

Senior Secondary (10+2) i.e. Higher Secondary (HS) Examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India; or

2) Appeared in 10+2 Equivalent Exam:

An examination recognised by the Central Government (CG) or the State Government (SG) as equivalent to 12th Class examination for the purpose of admission to graduation course.

Note: Scroll down to see, we have listed all examinations which are equivalent to 10+2 class exams.

Register with ICAI:

You have to register with the Board of Studies (BOS) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on or before the following last date:

  • For May term of CA Foundation Exam: 31st day of December Last Year.

  • For December term of CA Foundation Exam: 30th day of June of Current Year.

Following are the cut-off date for appearing in the respective CA Foundation examinations:

Last Date for Registration

To Appear for Foundation Exams

30-June-2019November 2019 Exam


May 2020 Exam


November 2020 Exam


May 2021 Exam


November 2021 Exam


May 2022 Exam


Examinations Equivalent to 12th Class Examinations

List of Examinations treated as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination:

  1. Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh

  2. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council

  3. Bihar School Examination Board

  4. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  5. Chhatisgarh Board of Secondary Education

  6. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

  7. Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

  8. Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education

  9. Board of School Education, Haryana

  10. P. Board of School Education

  11. J & K State Board of School Education

  12. Jharkhand Academic Council

  13. Government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education

  14. Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education

  15. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education

  16. Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh

  17. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur

  18. Meghalaya Board of School Education

  19. Mizoram Board of School Education

  20. Nagaland Board of School Education

  21. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa

  22. Punjab School Education Board

  23. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan

  24. Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations

  25. Tripura Board of Secondary Education

  26. P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education

  27. Board of School Education, Uttarkhand

  28. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

  29. Chhatisgarh State Open School

  30. P. State Open School

  31. National Institute of Open Schooling

  32. Rajasthan State Open School

  33. The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling

  34. Banasthali Vidyapith

  35. Five passes at GCE ‘O’ level/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE ‘Advanced’ level examination of the approved British Examining Bodies is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Body.

  36. Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class, conducted either by Central/ State Government(s) and on passing such a course have either been admitted to first year of graduation course or have passed the graduation course conducted by any University, including Open Universities, established by law in India shall be also eligible for admission to the Foundation Course.

  37. 10+2 Examination of any other recognized Board/University not covered above but recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination as recognized by Central Government.


Requirement for passing CA Foundation Examination

According to newly inserted Regulation 36B, a candidate for the CA Foundation Examination shall ordinarily be declared to have passed the examination if he:

  1. Obtains at one sitting a minimum of forty per cent. (40%) marks in each paper; and

  2. A minimum of fifty per cent. (50%) marks in the aggregate of all the papers.

Note that the Council of CA Institute has approved the criteria of negative marking for Papers 3 & 4 only and not for subjective papers i.e. 1 & 2.


CA Foundation Course Registration Fee:

The council shall fix the fee from time to time for registration to the CA Foundation Course. However, such fee shall not exceed ₹25,000.

Currently, CA Foundation Registration Fee is ₹9,000 or if you are paying in dollar (for foreign students) then you have to pay $700 only.

CA Foundation Exam Fee:

Currently, CA Registration fee is approximately 9000 INR and CA Foundation exam fee is 1,500 INR.

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