The Chartered Accountancy Course is the one of the most prestigious course in the field of Accounting and Finance in India and worldwide. The course is provided by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a statutory body set up by the Government of India to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. The ICAI is also the second largest professional body of Chartered Accountants in the world.
The CA is an advanced level certification course and offers wide ranging career options in the areas of financial planning, analysis, control, decision making and professional ethics.
Work at organizations of all sizes, industries and types, including
Financial Accounting and Reporting
CA Qualification – Advantages
- Wide ranging career opportunities in the four core business areas depending on the area of focus.
- CAs may handle one aspect of a company’s business or may oversee all of the company’s accounting needs.
- Work as an independent financial consultant handling multiple client portfolios.
- A Chartered Accountant is the equivalent of a CPA (Chartered Public Accountant) in the USA.
The CA Foundation Course is the entry level for the Chartered Accountancy Course and is required to be taken by students right after having appeared for their Class 12 (10+2) examination conducted by a Government recognized or equivalent education body.
|Paper 1||Principles and Practice of Accounting|
|Paper 2||Business Laws & Business Correspondence and Reporting
Section A: Business Laws Section
Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting
|Paper 3||Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics
Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
Part II: Statistics
|Paper 4||Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge
Part I: Business Economics
Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge
Register with Board of Studies (BoS) after appearing in Class XII examination.
Complete four months study period (i.e. register by 30th June / 31st Dec.)
Qualify Class 12 Examination.
Timeline: 6 Months
A minimum of 40% marks in each paper and minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers in one sitting.
Examinations are held twice a year, in the months of May and November.
The IPCC or the CA Intermediate course is the next level in the process of acquiring a Chartered Accountancy qualification and may be taken after completion of the CA Foundation level.
|CA Intermediate – Group I|
|Paper 2||Corporate & Other Laws
Part I : Corporate Law
Part I : Other Laws
|Paper 3||Cost and Management Accounting|
Section A: Income-tax Law
Section B: Indirect Taxes
|CA Intermediate – 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
Having passed the CA Foundation (or CA CPT) exam conducted by ICAI.
Having completed their Graduate or Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (with minimum 55% marks/ other graduates with minimum 60% marks).
Having passed Intermediate exam of Institute of Cost Accountants of India or Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Students pursuing Final year of Graduation Course shall also be eligible for provisional registration CA Inter by submitting valid proof of having successfully completed graduation with the required marks within six months from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination.
Timeline: 6 Months
40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers of Group I. The passing criteria is the same even in cases where the candidate has appeared for each Group separately.
In cases where the candidate appears for both Groups together, the candidate is still required to get 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all 8 papers of Group I and Group II.
The examination for the CA Intermediate Course is conducted twice a year; in the months of May and November.
NSA Batch for CA Intermediate
A candidate may enrol with the NSA at any time of the year. The Course syllabus that a candidate may have missed out will be taught in the immediate next session. Students also have the option of joining subject wise.
As the final stage of acquiring a Chartered Accountancy qualification, the CA Final comprises of 8 subjects divided in 2 Groups with 4 subjects each.
|CA Final – Group I|
|Paper 1||Financial Reporting|
|Paper 2||Strategic Financial Management|
|Paper 3||Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics|
|Paper 4||Corporate and Economic Laws
Part I: Corporate Laws
Part II: Economic Laws
|CA Final – Group II|
|Paper 5||Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation|
|Paper 6||Elective Paper (One to be chosen from the list of Elective Papers)
6A – Risk Management
6B – Financial Services & Capital Markets
6C – International Taxation
6D – Economic Laws
6E – Global Financial Reporting Standards
6F – Multi-disciplinary Case Study
|Paper 7||Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation
Part I: Direct Tax Laws
Part II: International Taxation
|Paper 8||Indirect Tax Laws
Part I: Goods and Services Tax
Part II: Customs & FTP
Only the students who cleared CA Intermediate examinations (both Groups) are eligible to appear for the CA Final exam.
Completion of 2.5 years Articleship. Candidates in the last 6 months of Articleship are also eligible to appear for the examination.
An Articleship is a rigorous training programme where in a candidate undergoes training as an audit assistant to a registered member of the ICAI.
Timeline: 6 Months
40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers of Group I. The passing criteria is the same even in cases where the candidate has appeared for each Group separately OR even if appearing for both groups together.
The examination for CA Final is conducted twice a year in the months of May and November. Students aspiring to appear for these examinations must register with ICAI BoS.
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