CA Final 2020
CA Final 2020 - The CA Final May 2020 exams have been postponed by ICAI due to the Coronavirus pandemic. CA Final 2020 will now be conducted from June 19 to July 3, 2020. Earlier, the exams were to be conducted on May 2, 4, 6 and 9 for Group 1 and on May 11, 13, 15 and 17, 2020 for Group 2. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) had released the CA Final exam form for May 2020 session. The CA Final 2020 exam application form had to be submitted by February 26 with the payment of stipulated application fee. Those who missed this date due to any reasons had the chance to submit CA Final May 2020 exam form till March 4, 2020 with the payment of late fee of Rs 600. For more details regarding CA Final 2020 syllabus, study material, etc. of the old and revised scheme, check the details below.
Latest: CA Final 2020 May Session Postponed. Check new CA Final Exam Dates 2020.
Important: Considering hardship faced by the students, ICAI has decided to waive off condonation fee on delay filing of all articled/industrial training related application forms till 30th June 2020 if transaction date in such application forms falls between 1st March 2020 to 30th May 2020. This period includes one-month prescribed time limit given in general.
ICAI has announced CA Final result for exams conducted in November 2019 on January 16, 2020. As per the data released, 72,921 candidates were admitted in the CA Final old syllabus, while the number was 43,717 for the new syllabus. ICAI conducted the CA Final November 2019 exams at 333 exam centres for old syllabus while at 336 CA Final exam centres for new syllabus respectively.
CA Final 2020 At a glance
Chartered Accountancy (CA) Final
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Type of questions
Objective (OMR based) cum descriptive
Three hours per paper (except Paper 6 of the revised scheme)
Medium of Exam
Number of Papers
CA Final 2020 Important dates
May 2020 Session
|Release of CA Final application form May 2020||February 5, 2020|
|Last date to submit CA Final exam form (without late fee)||February 26, 2020|
|Last date to submit the CA Final exam form May 2020||March 4, 2020|
|Availability of CA Final admit card May 2020||First week of June 2020*|
|CA Final exams May 2020||Group 1- June 19, 21, 23, & 25, 2020|
Group 2- June 27, 29, July 1, & 3, 2020
Candidates were able to fill the CA Final May 2020 online application form between February 5 and February 26 without paying the late fee. Submissions thereafter were still accepted till March 4 with a late fee of Rs. 600/ US$ 10. The CA Final 2020 application correction window was also opened by ICAI whose last date was March 23. There was be this single correction window available free of cost for making corrections to the application form. Those candidates whose completed application form PDF doesn't show his/ her photograph or signature has to paste two photograph or sign the print of application form, as the case me. Such application form has to be attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Gazetted Officer or Head of an Educational Institution and send it to ICAI office.
Application fee: Candidates will have to pay the application fee via VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO credit card/ debit card/ Rupay card/ net banking. As seen in the table below, the amount to be paid varies according to the exam centre chosen by each candidate:
CA Final Application Fee
ICAI has declared the result of CA Final 2019 for November session on January 16, 2020. Candidates need their roll number and PIN or registration number to check their result in online mode. Candidates can also receive their CA Final result 2019 via text and email. The result is accompanied by a merit list for both old and new syllabi of CA Final November 2019 exams.
ICAI Result 2019 will be followed by a list of toppers comprising of the top three rank holders for each course. This list shows the marks and percentage scored by the candidates along with their city and photograph. Ajay Agarwal came out to be the topper for old syllabus while Nayan Goyal is the topper for new syllabus of May 2019.
CA Final Toppers (Old Syllabus) for Nov 2019
CA Final AIR I
CA Final AIR II
CA Final AIR III
Gurram Naga Sri Krishna Praneeth
Varada K. P.
Dhawal Kapoorchand chopda
CA Final Toppers (New Syllabus) for Nov 2019
CA Final AIR I
CA Final AIR I
CA Final AIR II
CA Final AIR III
Darshan Mukesh Kumar
As the CA Final 2019 result declared, the CA Final 2019 pass percentage is also released, however is yet to be provided on ICAI website. This information includes the total number of candidates who appeared in the session, total number of candidates passed the exam and the pass percentage for that session. In May 2019 result, 22.29 is overall pass percentage for old syllabus while 26.62 is the overall pass percentage for new syllabus.
CA Final (Old Syllabus) Nov 2019 Pass Percentage
CA Final (New Syllabus) Nov 2019 Pass Percentage
CA Final Verification of Answer Sheet 2019
Candidates who are not satisfied with their marks can apply for verification of answer sheet in online mode. The verification fee of answer sheet is Rs. 100 per paper. Furthermore, candidates who wish to obtain PDF files of their answer sheets can apply for so by paying Rs. 500 per paper.
For any queries, candidates can contact:
The Joint Secretary (Exams)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
New Delhi 110 002
Helpline Telephone Numbers: 0120-3054 851, 3054 852 , 3054 853, 3054 835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754. (Available 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
CA Final 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The minimum qualification is mentioned in the CA Final eligibility criteria 2020 for both old and new scheme. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for November session and ensure that they adhere to the particulars in it before registering for the ICAI exam.
The CA Final eligibility criteria are as follows:
Candidates must have passed CA Intermediate/ IPCC and registered for CA Final course
Candidate should have registered with BoS.
Candidate must have completed the period of articled training (at least 2.5 years).
Candidates must undergo four weeks of Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS) during the last two years of practical training (before the exam).
CA Final registration is open throughout the year which can be done after or during the completion of articleship training. Once all the steps including payment are successfully completed, the form will be generated for printing. Candidates will have to submit the printout of registration form along with the mandatory documents to the concerned Regional Office within a week of the date of online registration.
Registration fee: The registration fee 2020 for Indian and foreign students is as follows:
Nationality of students
The CA Final 2020 registration has a validity period of five years. However, at the end of this period, if the candidate wishes to continue with CA Final, he/ she can get the registration re-validated.
Exam date and timing
Paper 1- Financial reporting
June 19, 2020
Paper 2- Strategic Financial Management
June 21, 2020
Paper 3- Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics
June 23, 2020
Paper 4- Corporate and Allied Laws or Corporate & Economic Laws
June 25, 2020
Paper 5- Advanced Management Accounting
Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation
June 27, 2020
Paper 6- Information Systems Control & Audit
Risk Management/ Financial Services and Capital Markets/ International Taxation/ Economic Laws/ Global Financial/ Reporting Standards/ Multi-disciplinary Case Study
June 29, 2020
2-5 PM/ 2-6 PM for new scheme
Paper 7- Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation
July 1, 2020
Paper 8- Indirect Tax Laws
July 3, 2020
ICAI is expected to release the CA Final admit card May 2020 in online mode in the first week of June 2020. Candidates will need their login credentials to obtain the admit card which contains their name, roll number, photograph and signature, exam centre, etc. along with important instructions for the exam day. The admit card is an important verification document, hence, it must be positively carried to the examination centre.
Candidates will be able to choose their preferred exam centres while filling the online application form. CA Final will be conducted across 204 national and 5 international cities. Check the table below to know some of the CA Final exam centres 2019:
CA Final exam conducting cities- India
CA Final exam conducting cities- Overseas
Candidates can check the exam pattern of CA Final 2020 given below to know the exam mode and medium, type of questions, time duration, etc. Knowing these is a vital step towards effective preparation for exams.
The major difference in the exam pattern of the old and new scheme lies in the subjects covered in Paper 5 and Paper 6. In the old scheme, Paper 5 and 6 are named ‘Advanced Management Accounting’ and ‘Information Systems Control & Audit’ whereas in the revised scheme, the aforementioned papers are named as ‘Strategic Cost Management & Performance Evaluation’ and elective papers respectively. Check the complete CA Final exam pattern 2020 below:
CA Final Exam Pattern
Total Marks (eight papers)
800 (400 per group)
Partly objective (OMR based), partly descriptive
Medium of Exam
ICAI compiled the CA Final 2020 syllabus to promote evaluation & synthesis, analysis & application and comprehension & knowledge. After understanding the exam pattern, candidates should check the syllabus to know the topics that will be assessed in the exam. ICAI had lately introduced some modifications to the already prevailing CA Final syllabus which the candidates must surely go through.
Click here to check the syllabus of CA Final 2019
Practising the CA Final 2020 study material for preparation is the best method for an extremely competitive exam like this one. It will enable students in identifying one’s strengths and weaknesses and improve their time management skills. If practised under real exam-like conditions, The study material helps candidates mentally prepare themselves for the pressure that the exam will bring. Hence, candidates will be able to think and write fast as well as accurately. Moreover, the sample papers of CA Final, released by ICAI, helps recognize the frequently asked topics, marking scheme, etc. Candidates can get access to the study material through the official website.
Click here to download the subject-wise CA Final sample papers and study material
The candidates of CA Final 2020 are the most serious amongst all students of Chartered Accountancy and the reason is least passing records as compared to Foundation and Intermediate course. That's why practising CA Final sample papers becomes more important for these students. Knowing what type of questions are expected in the upcoming session of exams, and going through the question papers of previous sessions is a crucial part of preparation. This doesn't only enhances candidate's confidence but has been a tried and tested aspect of preparation as per CA Final toppers.
CA Final 2020- Passing Criteria
Candidates can check the minimum marks required to qualify the CA Final 2020 exam. It is to be noted that a candidate needs to fulfil both, the sectional and overall passing criteria.
Sectional and Overall CA Final 2020 Cutoff:
Sectional Qualifying Marks
Overall Qualifying Percentage
For candidates appearing for one group at a time
For candidates appearing in both the groups simultaneously
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CA Final 2020
Question: What is CA Final exam for?
CA Final, as the name suggests, is the final level of examinations for becoming a Chartered Accountant. One has to clear both the groups to be considered pass.
Question: How many subjects are there for CA Final 2020?
There are 8 subject papers for CA Final 2020 (old and new scheme) distributed in two groups. Each group has 4 papers which the candidates have to pass individually.
Question: What are CA Final subjects?
There are a total of 8 CA Final subjects as provided below:
- Financial reporting
- Strategic Financial Management
- Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics
- Corporate and Allied Laws or Corporate & Economic Laws
- Advanced Management Accounting (old scheme) or Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation (new scheme)
- Information Systems Control & Audit (old scheme) or Paper on Case Study (new scheme)
- Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation
- Indirect Tax Laws
Question: Is CA Final tough?
One can not actually say if CA Final is tough. The reason is that there are people who clear both groups in a single attempt, and there are people who can not clear a single group in multiple attempts. So it's up to the level of understanding concepts and dedication towards preparation.
Question: When is the last session for CA Final old syllabus?
November 2020 is the last session for CA Final. However, candidates of old scheme willing to appear in new scheme of May 2020 can convert before February 1.
Question: What is the validity period for registration under CA Final?
CA Final registration has a validity period of 5 years.
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