CA Foundation 2019

CA Foundation 2019 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is going to announce CA Foundation result in the mid of January tentatively. The institute had postponed paper 1 of CA Foundation which was conducted on November 19, 2019. The admit card for November 2019 exams was released and the last date of correction window for CA Foundation application form of November 2019 session was extended till September 18 through which, candidates were able to make corrections to their form. The last date to fill the November 2019 application form was also extended to September 15 with late fee. Submissions could be made without late fee till September 12, 2019. For candidates of J&K, the last date was September 15 without late fee.
In May 2019, Rajat Sachin Rathi is the topper for the session with a percentage of 87.5. Registrations for the course are open throughout the year but those who wished to appear for CA Foundation November session 2019 should have registered before June 31, 2019. After the May 2019 session, CA Foundation will completely replace CA CPT as the entry-level exam for the CA course. The ICAI CA Foundation admit card for November session is expected to be released in the mid of October 2019. To know more about CA Foundation November 2019 like important dates, eligibility, registration, exam schedule, syllabus, etc., read the full article below.
LATEST: CA Foundation Result Nov 2019 to be announced in the mid of January 2020.

What is CA Foundation?

CA Foundation is the entry route towards the course of Chartered Accountancy. A student who is 10+2 pass-out and wishes to become a Chartered Accountant has to register with ICAI board of studies (BoS) by complying with a set of formalities. There are 4 subject papers in CA Foundation 2019 which the candidate has to pass to be deemed as CA Foundation qualified. It may be noted that those aspirants who are graduates or postgraduates can get direct entry into the second level, i.e. CA Intermediate.

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CA Foundation 2019: Overview

Name of exam

Chartered Accountancy (CA) Foundation

Commonly known as

CA Foundation

Conducting body

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Exam level

National level

Mode of exam

Pen and paper based

Medium of exam

English/ Hindi (Section B of Paper 2, i.e. Business Correspondence and Reporting will be in English medium only)

Type of questions

Objective cum descriptive

Number of papers


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CA Foundation Important dates 2019

CA Foundation November 2019 Session



Last date for registration for CA Foundation November 2019 session

June 30, 2019

Availability of application form 2019

August 16, 2019

Last date to fill the application form

September 12, 2019 (extended)

Extended date for application form (with late fee)

September 15, 2019 (extended)

Last date for receipt of print out of the completed application form (PDF)

September 14, 2019

Availability of application correction window

September 12 to September 18, 2019 (extended)

Admit card 2019 releases

October 14, 2019

Exam Date

November 19, 13, 15 and 17, 2019


Mid of January, 2020*

Application for verification of answer sheet begins

Will be announced soon

Application for obtaining answer sheet begins

Will be announced soon

Last date to register for June 2020 sessionDecember 31, 2019

*Tentative dates

CA Foundation 2019 Exam Schedule

Paper No.







Principles and Practice of Accounting

November 19, 2019 (New Date)


2:00-5:00 PM

3 hours


Section A: Business Laws

Section B: Business

Correspondence and


November 13, 2019


2:00-5:00 PM

3 hours


Business Mathematics,

Logical Reasoning and


November 15, 2019


2:00-4:00 PM

2 hours


Business Economics and

Business and Commercial


November 17, 2019


2:00-4:00 PM

2 hours

CA Foundation Exam Form 2019

Exam form for CA Foundation November 2019 session was released by ICAI in online mode on August 16. Submissions could be made till September 12, 2019 without late fee and September 15 with late fee. Candidates have to provide certain personal details along with signature and a recent photograph in the application form. One may note that those candidates whose photograph or signature didn't show in the completed application form had to download the PDF, attach two photographs (in case photograph is missing) or sign at the requisite column (if the candidate's signature is missing) and then send it to ICAI office before September 14 by speed post/ registered post. For the purpose of filling the application form, the candidate had to be priorly registered with the Board of Studies (BoS). Last date to register before filling November 2019 application form was June 30, 2019. For those candidates who made any mistakes while filling the CA Foundation application form 2019 can correct the same through Application correction window, now available till September 18, 2019.

CA Foundation Application Fees 2019

Exam Centre

Application Fees

For Indian exam centre

INR 1,500/-

For Kathmandu exam centre

INR 2,200/-

For overseas centres (Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat)

US$ 325/-

CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2019

A candidate has to comply with the CA Foundation eligibility criteria as provided below for enrollment into the course and appear in ICAI exam:

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 from a recognized board of education to be eligible for CA Foundation 2019.

  • Candidates must have registered for the CA Foundation course with the Board of Studies (Bos) on or before June 30, 2019 for November 2019, or, should have converted to Foundation course with Board of Studies of ICAI on or before September 7, 2019.

CA Foundation 2019: Exemptions

Candidates with the following qualifications are exempted from appearing for the CA Foundation November 2019 session:

  • holds Bachelors/ Masters degree in commerce with at least 55% or Bachelors/ Masters degree in any other stream with at least 60%

  • qualified the intermediate level of examinations of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) or Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI)

CA Foundation Registration 2019

The ICAI registration process goes on whole year, but there is a last date before which, a candidate has to register with the Board of Studies. Last date to register for November 2019 session was June 2019. Candidates who missed this date and are willing to appear for May 2020 session can now register for the same and the last date is December 31, 2019. The CA Foundation registration fee is Rs 9000.

Application fee: The registration fee and application/ exam fee should not be confused with one another. The registration fee is the full course fee amounting to Rs. 9000 which was to be paid before June 30, 2019. The application fee differs according to the exam centres chosen by the candidates. It is to be paid via VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO credit card/ debit card/ Rupay card/ net banking. Check the varying amounts of CA Foundation application fee below:

CA Foundation Admit Card 2019

ICAI has released the CA Foundation admit card on the official exam website. The CA Foundation 2019 admit card will be accessible by entering the registration ID and password. The admit card/ hall ticket contains the candidate’s name, roll number, photograph and signature, exam centre, etc. along with important instructions. In case of any discrepancy regarding the CA Foundation admit card 2019, candidates may contact ICAI Helpline desk. Moreover, it is mandatory for candidates to report at the exam centre with their admit card for verification purposes.

What to carry on the day of CA Foundation Exam

Candidates who are appearing for CA Foundation November 2019 exam have to keep the following documents along with them on the day of exam:

  • CA Foundation Admit Card
  • Government Issued identification card
  • Two passport-sized photograph and attested copy of CA Foundation admit card (For candidates not having image and signature on downloaded admit card).

CA Foundation Exam Centres 2019

The CA Foundation November 2019 session was conducted in 209 Indian and 5 international cities. Candidates will be able to choose their most preferred CA Foundation exam centres while filling the application form. Changes in the choice of exam centres can be made through the application correction window which is extended till September 18, 2019. Check some of the exam conducting cities below:

CA Foundation 2019: Indian Centres

Exam City

Exam City

Exam City


























Navi Mumbai













Yamuna Nagar


Exam centres conducting only CA Foundation exams: Ambikapur, Balotra, Kalaburgi, Port Blair and Raigarh.

CA Foundation 2019: Overseas centres

  • Kathmandu

  • Abu Dhabi

  • Muscat

  • Doha

  • Dubai

CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates appearing for the November session of CA Foundation 2019 must be well versed with the exam pattern to know what to expect on the exam day. The CA Foundation exam pattern contains the mode of exam, type of questions, marking scheme, etc. so that candidates can prepare accordingly. According to the exam pattern. The objective questions carry negative marking of ¼th mark for each incorrect response.

Check the exam pattern of CA Foundation 2019 below:

Exam Mode


Exam Medium

English or Hindi

(English compulsory for Section B of Paper 2)

Type of questions

Paper 1 and 2- Subjective/ Long answer questions

Paper 3 and 4- Multiple choice questions

CA Foundation Syllabus 2019

ICAI sets the CA Foundation syllabus that focuses on application, comprehension and knowledge of chartered accountancy. After understanding the exam pattern, checking the syllabus 2019 is a vital step for those who wish to crack the exam.

CA Foundation 2019: List of Subjects and Topics

Papers of CA Foundation


Principles and Practice of Accounting

  • Final Accounts of Sole Proprietors

  • Partnership Accounts

  • Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organisations

  • Introduction to Company Accounts

  • Accounting Process

  • Bank Reconciliation Statement

  • Inventories

  • Basic Accounting Ratios (profitability, solvency, liquidity and turnover)

  • Concept and Accounting of Depreciation

  • Accounting for Special Transactions

  • Theoretical Framework

Business Laws & Business Correspondence and Reporting

Section A: Business Laws

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872

  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

  • The Companies Act, 2013

Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting

  • Resume Writing

  • Meetings

  • Introduction to basic writing

  • Precis Writing

  • Communication

  • Comprehension Passages

  • Note Making

  • Report Writing

  • Writing Formal Letters

  • Writing Formal Emails

  • Sentence Types

  • Vocabulary Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal Verbs, Collocations & Idioms

  • Article Writing

Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics

Part A: Business Mathematics

  • Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus

  • Linear Inequalities with Objective Functions and Optimizations

  • Time value of Money

  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms

  • Equations and Matrices

  • Sequence and Series

  • Sets, Functions and Relations

  • Permutations and Combinations

Part B: Logical Reasoning

  • Number Series

  • Blood Relations

  • Syllogism

  • Direction Tests

  • Setting Arrangements

Part C: Statistics

  • Measures of Central tendency and Dispersion

  • Correlation and Regression

  • Index Numbers and Time Series

  • Probability

  • Theoretical Distributions

  • Statistical Description of Data

Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

Part I: Business Economics

  • Introduction to Business Economics

  • Business Cycles

  • Theory of Demand and Supply

  • Theory of Production and Cost

  • Price Determination in Different Markets

Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge

  • Business and Commercial Knowledge: An Introduction

  • Government Policies for Business Growth

  • Common Business Terminologies

  • Organizations Facilitating Business

  • Business Environment

  • Business Organizations

CA Foundation Study Material 2019

The official website of ICAI has the sample questions, revision test papers and study material of CA Foundation 2019 to aid the students’ preparation for the upcoming November session. The CA Foundation study material contains mock test papers, revision test papers, sample questions and model test papers which provides enough practice to the candidates. Other than that, the study material 2019 for each of the four papers is also made available by ICAI.

CA Foundation Sample Papers 2019

Candidates aspiring for the upcoming session of CA Foundation November 2019 exams are advised to practise as many CA Foundation sample papers as possible. This will help them assess what they know in-depth and what topic needs to be brushed up. It will not only lessen the scope of losing marks on unexpected but will also boost candidate's confidence. Thus, CA Foundation students should definitely go for practising the sample question papers, revision test papers, etc.

CA Foundation Preparation Tips

  1. Time Division: Candidates should start by making a time table, which means that they must divide their time in a way that they can actually follow the time table diligently. Making a plan and sticking to it is step towards success so candidates are advised to not skip this step.

  2. Concentrate on 'Stats and Logical Thinking': For ‘Commerce without Maths’ students, maths will bring a whole new level of difficulty with it. Since it is already a new subject for them maths will not be scoring for many. Thus, strengthening their grasp on 'Statistics and Logical Thinking' will help them score well.

  3. Revision: Since the CA Foundation syllabus is vast, candidates must ensure that they're having ample of time to revise. The revision will help them refresh their memory so that they remember everything, even under examination stress.

  4. Calculator-savvy: Most students might be tech-savvy but ICAI exams require them to become ‘calculator-savvy’. To tackle with lengthy papers of CA Foundation 2019, candidates should be well versed with the short keys like G, M+, M-, etc. This will help them save a lot of time during exams.

  5. ICAI's official material: Its a must for candidates to go through the official CA Foundation 2019 study material, mock tests, revision questions, etc. which are available on the institute website. Especially for students opting for self-study, these papers will help them in testing their knowledge and improving in relevant areas.

CA Foundation Passing Criteria 2019

The passing criteria of CA Foundation 2019 state the minimum marks that candidates must score to qualify the exam. The passing criteria contain the sectional as well as the overall percentage given below:

CA Foundation Passing Criteria


Sectional cutoff for CA Foundation

Overall Percentage Required

Paper 1

40 Marks


Paper 2

40 Marks

Paper 3

40 Marks

Paper 4

40 Marks

CA Foundation Result 2019

ICAI has released the result on August 13, 2019 in online mode for the test conducted for May 2019 session. Candidates can access their CA Foundation result 2019 in online mode by logging in using their registration ID and password. Moreover, candidates can get their result via text and email as well. Result for November 2019 session will be declared in the mid of January, 2020.

Click here to check CA Foundation Merit List for May 2019 session.

CA Foundation Toppers 2019

ICAI announced the CA Foundation result on August 13 and the names of toppers followed for May 2019 session. Toppers are decided on the basis of attaining highest marks in the exams in their first attempt.

CA Foundation Toppers May 2019







Rajat Sachin Rathi

Kalivarapu Sai Srikar

Priyanshi Saboo

Minal Agarwal



Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh)













CA Foundation Pass Percentage 2019

ICAI also released the complete details of result through press release. The pass percentage for May 2019 session depicted the gender-wise as well as total number of candidates who appeared and passed the exams.

CA Foundation Pass Percentage May 2019




Pass Percentage







CA Foundation Answer Sheet 2019

Candidates who are not satisfied with their result of CA Foundation May 2019 answer sheet can apply for verification of their answer sheet from August 14 till September 12, 2019. The verification fee is Rs. 100 per paper. Moreover, candidates can also apply to obtain PDF files of their answer sheets. The application fee for the same is Rs. 500 per paper.

For any queries, candidates can contact:

The Joint Secretary (Exams)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI Bhawan

Indraprastha Marg

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)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CA Foundation 2019

Question: What is the date of CA Foundation Exams for November 2019 session?


ICAI conducted the CA Foundation November 2019 exams on November 13, 15, 17 and 19, 2019.

Question: What is the eligibility criteria for CA Foundation 2019?


The eligibility requisites for CA Foundation 2019 session are as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 from a recognized board of education to be eligible for CA Foundation 2019.

  • Candidates must have registered under the course with the Board of Studies (BoS) on or before June 30, 2019 for November 2019.

Question: What is the registration fee for CA Foundation 2019?


Registration for CA Foundation November 2019 is over now, however, to register for upcoming sessions, the registration fee is Rs 9000.

Question: What does CA Foundation mean?


CA Foundation is the entry-level examination for 10+2 passout students aspiring for  Chartered Accountancy.

Question: How many attempts are allowed under CA Foundation?


There is no limit provided in numbers for attempting CA Foundation examinations. So, a candidate registered under the programme can give as many attempts till registration expires.

Question: What is the validity for CA Foundation registration?


Registration for CA Foundation is valid for a period of 3 years. So, a registered candidate can appear 6 times under this period. It may be noted that registration is subject to renewal as well.

Question: What is the passing marks/ criteria for CA Foundation 2019?


A candidate of CA Foundation 2019 has to pass in each subject with at least 40% marks and the overall score should be at least 50%. Both the requirements have to be duly fulfilled to pass the exam.

Question: What was the pass percentage of CA Foundation May 2019?


Overall Pass percentage of CA Foundation May 2019 attempt was 18.58%. 

Question: How many students had appeared for CA Foundation previous session?


In May 2019, a total of 30971 candidates had appeared for the exam, out of which, 5753 qualified.

Question: Is coaching necessary for CA Foundation?


No, there is no rule that a person enrolled under the course of Chartered Accountancy has to undergo coaching/ tuitions. Concentrated and persistent studies is the mantra for CA Foundation.

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