CA Final 2019 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) shall conduct the November session of CA Final 2019 old and new course between November 1 and November 17, 2019. ICAI has extended the application correction window last date to September 18 for those candidates who made any mistakes in the application form. Application Form for CA Final 2019 was available from August 16, 2019. The last date to fill the same was extended to September 15 with late fee of Rs 600 , while submissions could be made till September 12 without late fee. It may be noted that only those candidates already registered with the Board of Studies (BoS) were able to fill the application form and appear for the CA Final November 2019 exams. The admit card for November session is expected to be released in the mid of October, 2019 which shall contain the exact venue of the examination. The November exams will be conducted at 204 Indian and 5 International centres as specified through notification. The CA Final exam dates 2019 reflect that exams will be held on November 1, 3, 5 and 7 for Group 1 and November 9, 13, 15 and 17 for Group 2 of old and new syllabi. For more details regarding old and revised scheme, check the details below.
LATEST: CA Final Exam Form correction window last date extended to September 18, 2019.
Chartered Accountancy (CA) Final
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Pen and paper based
Type of questions
Objective cum descriptive
Three hours per paper (except Paper 6 of the revised scheme)
Medium of Exam
Number of Papers
November 2019 Session
Last date for CA Final 2019 registration
Availability of application form 2019
Last date to fill the CA Final 2019 application form (without late fee)
Last date to fill the application form (with late fee)
Availability of application correction window
Last date to send the application form print out
Admit card 2019 releases
November 2019 exams (revised scheme)
Declaration of result (November 2019)
May 2019 session
CA Final registration 2019 ends
December 31, 2018
Availability of online CA Final application forms 2019
February 20, 2019
Last date of application forms
March 16, 2019
Extended date for registration by payment of late fee i.e., Rs. 600/ US $10
March 23, 2019 (5:30 PM)
Availability of correction window I
March 27-April 2, 2019
Availability of correction window II (with fee)
May 10- 19, 2019
Availability admit card
May 6, 2019
Exam (old and revised scheme)
May 27, 29, 30, June 4, 7, 9 and 13, 2019
August 13, 2019
Last date to apply for verification of answer sheets
August 14 to September 12, 2019
August 14 to September 11, 2019
The minimum qualification is mentioned in the CA Final eligibility criteria 2019 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 exam.
The CA Final eligibility criteria are as follows:
Candidates must have passed CA Intermediate/ IPCC and registered for CA Final course on or before July 2019.
Candidate should have registered with BoS before July 2019.
Candidate must have completed the period of articled training.
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. However, students who wished to appear for May 2019 session had to complete their online registration before July 2019. 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 2019 for Indian and foreign students is as follows:
Nationality of students
The CA Final 2019 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.
Candidates were able to fill the CA Final 2019 online application form between August 16 to September 12 without late fee. Submissions thereafter were accepted till the extended date of September 15, 2019 (5:30 PM), with a late fee of Rs. 600/ US$ 10. The CA Final 2019 application correction window has been opened by ICAI whose last date is now extended to September 18, 2019. There will 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 before September 14, 2019.
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:
Exam date and timing
Paper 1- Financial reporting
November 1, 2019
Paper 2- Strategic Financial Management
November 3, 2019
Paper 3- Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics
November 5, 2019
Paper 4- Corporate and Allied Laws or Corporate & Economic Laws
November 7, 2019
Paper 5- Advanced Management Accounting
Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation
November 9, 2019
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
November 13, 2019
2-5 PM/ 2-6 PM for new scheme
Paper 7- Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation
November 15, 2019
Paper 8- Indirect Tax Laws
November 17, 2019
ICAI will release the CA Final 2019 admit card in online mode in the second week of October tentatively. 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 carried to the exam 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
Candidates can check the exam pattern of CA Final 2019 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 2019 below:
Total Marks (eight papers)
800 (400 per group)
Partly objective, partly descriptive
ICAI compiled the CA Final 2019 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.
Click here to check the syllabus of CA Final 2019
Practising the CA Final 2019 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
Candidates can check the minimum marks required to qualify the CA Final 2019 exam. It is to be noted that a candidate needs to fulfil both, the sectional and overall passing criteria.
Sectional Qualifying Marks
Overall Qualifying Percentage
For candidates appearing for one group at a time
For candidates appearing in both the groups simultaneously
ICAI has declared the result of CA Final 2019 for May session on August 13. Candidates need their roll number and PIN number 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 for November 2019 will be declared in the third week of January 2020 tentatively for exams conducted between November 1 and 17, 2019.
ICAI Result 2019 was 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 2019.
CA Final Toppers- May 2019 session (Old Course)
CA Final Toppers- May 2019 session (New Course)
CA Final 2019 result is declared within 2 months of exams and the pass percentage is also released. 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 pass percentage of May 2019 - Old Course
Passed group I
Passed group II
Passed both groups
CA Final pass percentage of May 2019 - New Course
Candidates who are not satisfied with their marks can apply for verification of answer sheet in online mode. The link for the same is open for May session fro August 14 till September 12. 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, 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.
There are 8 subject papers for CA Final 2019 (old and new scheme) distributed in two groups. Each group has 4 papers which the candidates have to pass individually.
There are a total of 8 CA Final subjects as provided below:
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.
November 2020 is the last session for CA Final. However, candidates of old scheme willing to appear in new scheme of November 2019 can convert for the purpose before September 7, 2019.
CA Final registration has a validity period of 5 years.
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