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CA Exams to be Held Thrice a Year: Foundation, Intermediate New Scheme of Education

CA Exams to be Held Thrice a Year: Foundation, Intermediate New Scheme of Education

Edited By Marar Sumeet Sudarshan | Updated on May 10, 2024 10:10 AM IST | #CA Foundation Exam

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has notified that beginning from the CA May/June 2024 session, the CA Foundation and CA Intermediate will be held thrice a year. The official notification to this effect was released by ICAI on April 24, 2024 on the official website - The CA Foundation exams and CA Inter exams would now be held three times a year in the months of January, May/June and September. There is no change in the schedule of CA Final exams. The CA Final would be held twice a year as earlier, in the months of May and November.

ICAI has also notified the new cut-off dates for CA Foundation registration and CA Inter registration. It must be noted that all the CA exams will be held as per the ICAI new scheme implemented last year. Read on to find out all details on CA Foundation and CA Intermediate to be held thrice a year including the registration cut-off date, registration fees and more.

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CA Foundation and CA Inter: Revised Schedule



CA Foundation

January, June. September

CA Intermediate

January, May, September

CA Foundation and CA Inter Revised Registration Date

ICAI has notified the revised registration cut off dates for CA Foundation and CA Inter on its official website. The registration dates are in accordance with the rules and regulations notified under the new ICAI scheme.

As per the new scheme, candidates must complete their CA Foundation registration with the Board of Studies at least 4 months on or before the 1st day of the month in which the CA Foundation exam is going to be held. On the other hand, candidates must have completed their CA Inter registration at least 8 months on or before the first day of the month in which the CA Inter exam is going to be held.

CA aspirants must note that there are no registration cut off dates for CA FInal. Candidates who have completed CA Inter can do CA Final registration. However, candidates are required to ensure there is a gap of at least 6 months after the completion of their practical training and appearing for the CA Final exams.

Other than the registration dates, there has been no change in the CA Foundation eligibility criteria or the CA Inter eligibility criteria on account of CA exams being held thrice a year for Foundation and Inter. Candidates must make sure they fulfil all the eligibility requirements under the new scheme to appear for the exam.

Revised Cut-Off Dates for CA Foundation and CA Inter


January Session

May/June Session

September Session

CA Foundation

September 1 (of previous year)

February 1

May 1

CA Inter

May 1 (of previous year)

September 1 (of previous year)

January 1

CA Foundation and Inter Registration Fees


Indian Students

Foreign Students

CA Foundation

Rs 9,000

$ 700

CA Inter

Rs 18,000 (Rs 13,000 for single group)

$ 1000

Steps to Complete CA Foundation Under New Scheme

A student who has completed 10+2 is eligible to appear for CA Foundation. Such students must also have completed the prescribed study period. Given below are the steps to complete CA Foundation as per the new ICAI scheme

  • Register with Board of Studies

  • Complete 4 months of study period for the CA Foundation course

  • Fill up the CA Foundation exam form released by ICAI before the deadline

  • Appear in CA Foundation exam after completing class 12

  • Qualify the CA Foundation exam to become eligible for CA Inter registration

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Steps to Complete CA Intermediate Under New Scheme

A CA aspirant can register for CA Inter through the Foundation route, i.e. after completing the CA Foundation. Alternatively, a candidate can also register for CA Inter through the direct entry route after completing graduation. Given below are the steps to complete CA Inter as per the new scheme

  • Register with the Board of Studies on completion of CA Foundation (through the Foundation route ), or on completion of graduation (through direct entry route)

  • Complete 8 months of the study period

  • Fill up the CA Inter exam form for a particular session before the specified deadline

  • Appear for one or both the groups of the exam

  • Pass both the groups of CA Inter to be eligible for CA Final registration

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many times will CA Foundation and CA Inter be conducted as per the new schedule?

As per the revised schedule notified by ICAI, CA Foundation and CA Inter will be conducted three times in a year.

2. When will CA Foundation and CA Inter be conducted?

CA Foundation and CA Inter will be conducted in January, May/June, and September.

3. What is the registration date for CA Foundation and CA Inter September session?

The last date to register for CA Foundation September is May 1 of that year. The last date to register for the CA Inter September session is January 1 of that year.


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If you chose chartered accountant (CA), then you have to write several exams and practical training. Here are some exams to write in your road to pursue CA, that are conducted by ICAI.

  • If you have passed 10th, then you can take an entry level exam. This foundation course consists of 4 papers
  • If you are a graduate or postgraduate with specified marks or higher degrees or you passed the foundation course then you can register for the IPCC. It consists of 2 groups with 4 papers each.
  • After you pass either 1 or both groups of IPCC, you should pursue articleship.
  • After completion or if you still have 6 months of your articles hip time, you can appear for the CA final exams. It consists of 2 groups each consists of 4 papers.
  • Before appearing for your final exams, you should undergo AICITSS during the last 2 years of practical training.
  • After you have passed in final exams and articleship, you can be a member of ICAI and can use Chartered Accountant before your name.

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CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2024 – Details

  • The CA Foundation examination consists of four papers.
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are subjective type papers.
  • Paper 3 and Paper 4 are objective type papers.
  • The CA Foundation exam is conducted for a total of 400 marks, with each paper carrying 100 marks.

Candidates must successfully clear their 10th and 12th exams from a recognized educational institute . Also, the minimum mark they need to attain in their 12th standards is 50% aggregate. There is no age restriction to apply for the CA foundation.

The details of this exam is given below ;- .

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I'm assuming you mean that you wrote wrong question booklet number in CA Foundation Maths exam and then corrected it using a whitener and wrote the correct number over it. If this is the case, then you don't need to worry as such mistakes happen a lot among students every year and as we cannot replace the OMR sheet, the invigilators suggest to use whiteners.

It's perfectly normal and acceptable. You need not worry about anything.

Hope this helps,

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Hello aspirant,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has changed the exam dates for the CA Foundation 2023 December session. The CA Foundation December 2023 exam will be held on December 31, 2023, and January 2,4,6, 2024, according to the updated CA Foundation timetable. Registration for the December 2023 session of the ICAI CA Foundation is currently closed. The CA Foundation June 2023 results had already been made public by the institute on August 7, 2023. A new education and training programme has also been announced by ICAI, and it will go into effect on July 1st, 2023.

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