CA Intermediate Registration


Registration under the Revised Scheme


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has implemented the-
Revised Scheme of Education & Training for CA Course.
With effect from 01-07-2017.

Students eligible to register in the CPT/IIPCC/Final under the existing scheme, may register on or before 30th June, 2017. With effect from 1st July, 2017, the registration in the CPT/IIPCC/Final under the existing scheme will discontinue and the registrations under the new scheme will begin.


Following levels of examinations in the sequential order are conducted for students pursuing Chartered Accountancy -
Exam Level Old Scheme (Till 30-06-2017) Revised Scheme (from 01-07-2017)
I CA CPT CA Foundation
II CA IPCC CA Intermediate
III CA Final CA Final

Options for Registration for CA Intermediate which is the IInd level of Exam –


  • Foundation Course Route
  • Direct Entry Route
Route I - Foundation Course Route
  • Following steps to be followed –
    • Register with Board of Studies (BoS) after appearing in Class XII examination so as to complete four months study period (i.e. register till 30th June / 31st Dec. for November/May Examination).
    • Qualify Class XII examination (if not done earlier)
    • Appear for Foundation examination in November/May.
    • Qualify Foundation Course.
    • Register with the BoS for the Intermediate Course.
    • Complete 8 months of study course.
    • Appear and Pass in either or both Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) anytime after registering for Intermediate Course but before commencement of the Practical Training.
    • Register for three years Practical Training on passing either or both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Register for the Final Course after qualifying both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS) during the last two years of Practical Training but before appearing for Final Examination.
    • Appear in Final examination during last six months of practical training.
    • Complete Practical Training
    • Qualify both groups of Final Course.
    • Become Member.
Route II - Direct Entry Route –

The ICAI allows the following students to enter directly to its Intermediate Course:

  • Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks) and
  • Intermediate level passed students of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India

  • Steps for eligible Graduates and Post Graduates:
    • Register with the BOS for the Intermediate course (provisional registration allowed to the students doing Final year of graduation).
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) before commencement of the Practical Training.
    • Register for Three Years Practical Training.
    • Appear in Intermediate Examination after Nine months of Practical Training.
    • Qualify Intermediate Course.
    • Register for the Final Course after qualifying both Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS) during the last two years of Practical Training but before appearing for Final Examination.
    • Appear in Final examination during last six months of practical training.
    • Complete Practical Training.
    • Qualify both groups of Final Course.
    • Become Member
  • Steps for eligible students who have passed Intermediate level examination of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or Institute of Cost Accountants of India:
    • Register with the BoS for the Intermediate Course.
    • Complete 8 months of study course.
    • Appear and Pass in either or both Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) anytime after registering for Intermediate Course but before commencement of the Practical Training.
    • Register for Three years Practical Training on passing either or both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Register for the Final Course after qualifying both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
    • Successfully complete Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS) during the last two years of Practical Training but before appearing for Final Examination.
    • Appear in Final examination during last six months of practical training.
    • Complete Practical Training
    • Qualify both groups of Final Course.
    • Become Member.

  • Over view of CA Course for each examination level -


Foundation Course


Number of Papers – 4

  • Paper 1: Principles and Practices of Accounting (100 Marks)
  • Paper 2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)
    • Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)
    • Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)
  • Paper 3*: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics (100 Marks)
    • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
    • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)
  • Paper 4*: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)
    • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
    • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

Notes:

  • *Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be Objective type papers with negative marking
  • Passing percentage: Aggregate- 50% and Subject-wise- 40% at one sitting.


Intermediate Course


Number of Papers – 8
  • Group I
    • Paper 1: Accounting (100 Marks)
    • Paper 2: Corporate Laws & Other Laws (100 Marks)
      • Part I: Company Laws (60 Marks)
      • Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)
    • Paper 3: Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)
    • Paper 4: Taxation (100 Marks)
      • Section A: Income Tax Law (60 Marks)
      • Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks)
  • Group II
    • Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
    • Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)
    • Paper 7: Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management (100 Marks)
      • Section A: Enterprise Information Systems (50 Marks)
      • Section B: Strategic Management (50 Marks)
    • Paper 8: Financial Management & Economics for Finance (100 Marks)
      • Section A: Financial Management (60 Marks)
      • Section B: Economics for Finance (40 Marks)

      Final Course
      Number of Papers – 8

      Group I
      • Paper 1: Financial Reporting (100 Marks)
      • Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management (100 Marks)
      • Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics (100 Marks)
      • Paper 4: Corporate and Economic Laws (100 Marks)
        • Part I: Corporate Laws (70 Marks)
        • Part II: Economic Laws (30 Marks)
    • Group II
      • Paper5: Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation (100 Marks)
      • Paper 6: Elective Paper (100 Marks) (One to be chosen from the list of Elective Papers)
        • Elective Papers -
          • Risk Management
          • International Taxation
          • Economic Laws
          • Financial Services & Capital Markets
          • Global Financial Reporting Standards
          • Multidisciplinary Case Study
      • Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation
        • Part I: Direct Tax Laws (70 Marks)
        • Part II: International Taxation (30 Marks)
      • Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws (100 Marks)
        • Part I: Goods and Service Tax (75 Marks)
        • Part II: Customs and FDP (25 Marks)

      Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) (in replacement of Orientation Course & Information Technology Training)


      Duration: 4 weeks (2 weeks for soft skills and 2 weeks for IT)
      When to complete: Students registering for the Intermediate course shall be required to successfully complete ICITSS before commencement of practical training.


      Practical Training


      Duration of Practical Training: Three Years
      Commences after completing Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) and passing either or both groups of Intermediate.
      For direct entrants coming through Graduation and Post Graduation route, the practical training commences immediately after they complete four weeks ICITSS.
      For direct entrants who have passed Intermediate level examination of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or Institute of Cost Accountants of India, the practical training commences immediately after completing Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) and passing either or both groups of Intermediate.

      Advance Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS) (in replacement of General Management and Communication Skills(GMCS) & Advanced Information Technology Training)


      Duration: 4 weeks (2 weeks for soft skills and 2 weeks for Advance IT)
      When to complete: Students undergoing Practical training shall be required to do AICITSS during the last 2 years of Practical training but to successfully complete the same before being eligible to appear in the Final Examination.
      The students will be tested on “Information System Risk Management and Audit” under AICITSS. The students would be tested through online test paper/ OMR Test Paper conducted by the examination department which they would be required to qualify to be eligible to appear for Final Examination.


      When is the CA Intermediate Exam conducted?


      The 1st attempt of the CA Intermediate Exam will be held in May 2018.


      The existing CA IPCC Exam will be conducted till May 2019. As such there will 3 parallel attempts for CA Intermediate and IPCC in May 2018, Nov 2018 and May 2019.

      CA Intermediate Exam will be held twice a year in the month of May and November. The CA Intermediate Exam is the 2nd level of exam of students pursuing the Chartered Accountancy Course (CA). Often abridged as CA Inter, the students can appear for the CA Inter Exam after clearing the CPT Exam or the CA Foundation Exam (which is the entrance exam for CA Students). In some scenarios, there is a direct entry to the CA Intermediate. (Read below for more on direct entry to CA Intermediate).

      S. No. Particulars Date/ Attempt
      1. Last date for Registration in Intermediate (IPC) Course 30th June, 2017
      2. Date of commencement of registration for Intermediate Course – (Both Routes) 1st July, 2017
      3. First Exam for Intermediate (Both Routes)in May, 2018
      4. Last Exam for Intermediate (IPC)in May, 19
      5. Three Parallel attempts
      Intermediate IIPCC
      May, 18 May, 18
      Nov, 18 Nov, 18
      May, 19 May, 19

      Read – CA Intermediate General Information

      Read – CA Intermediate Syllabus and Course

      Read – FAQs of Revised Scheme of Education and Training for CA Course w.e.f. 1st July 2017

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