CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2020 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has specified the CA Foundation course eligibility that has to be complied with by the prospective candidates in order to get enrolled in the programme. The CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020 provides the minimum set of requirements to be fulfilled by students. Those students who fall short of CA Foundation 2020 eligibility will not be considered for appearing in the upcoming session of exams. There is one CA Foundation registration eligibility which requires candidates to accomplish specific educational qualifications. On the other hand, the CA Foundation exam eligibility requires candidates to be done with formalities set by ICAI. To know all the requirements under CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020 (May Session) for getting enrolled into the course and appearing in the respective sessions, refer to the article below.
Candidates who wish to get enrolled into CA Foundation 2020 may refer to the points of eligibility provided below for registration:
Appeared in Class 12
A candidate who has appeared in class 12 examination that was conducted by a body constituted by law in India can go for registration as per the CA Foundation 2020 eligibility criteria. Such a candidate will require the proof of having appeared in the class 12, i.e. the admit card for such examination.
Appeared in any other Equivalent Examination
Candidate should have appeared in an examination that is equivalent to class 12 examination, as recognized by the Central Government. This is the requirement for CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020 after which, candidates can register for the course with BoS.
A candidate who wishes to appear in the upcoming session of CA Foundation exams may refer to the points below:
Registered with ICAI Board of Studies
A CA student should be registered with the Board of Studies (BoS) as specified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.The process of registration has to be accomplished before a particular deadline in order to appear in a specific session of exams to comply with the CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020.
Completed the CA Foundation Study Period
The CA Foundation 2020 eligibility criteria requires candidates to have completed at least 4 months of study period before appearing in the exams. That’s why candidates had to register before December 31 as per CA foundation eligibility for May 2020.
Qualified class 10+2 or its equivalent exam
A candidate can register with BoS after appearing for class 12 or equivalent examinations. But, in order to appear for the CA Foundation exams, one should have qualified class 12 or otherwise, the CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020 will not be deemed satisfied and thus, candidate will not be allowed to appear in the CA Foundation exams.
Candidates who confirm with the CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020 mentioned above and are willing to pursue the course have to first of all register into Foundation course with the Board of Studies (BoS) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The last date of CA Foundation registration 2020 was December 31, 2019, while the last date of registration for November 2020 session is June 30, 2020. The process of registration into CA Foundation requires submission of personal and academic details by candidates along with upload of softcopies of certain documents.
ICAI has provided exemption from CA Foundation course to a specific category of students as provided below. Such candidates need not register and appear for CA Foundation level and can apply for Chartered Accountancy course through direct entry in CA Intermediate. Given below are the requisites for direct entry into CA Intermediate:
Commerce graduate with minimum 55% marks
Postgraduates in Commerce with minimum 55% marks
Other graduates with minimum 60% marks
Other postgraduates with at least 60% marks
Student of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) who has qualified CS Executive level
Student of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) who has qualified CMA Intermediate level
Given below is the list of boards whose examinations are taken as equivalent to ‘Senior Secondary Examination’:
Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
Bihar School Examination Board
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education
Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
Board of School Education, Haryana
H. P. Board of School Education
J & K State Board of School Education
Jharkhand Academic Council
Government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education
Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur
Meghalaya Board of School Education
Mizoram Board of School Education
Nagaland Board of School Education
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa
Punjab School Education Board
Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations
Tripura Board of Secondary Education
U. P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education
Board of School Education, Uttarakhand
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Chhattisgarh State Open School
M.P. State Open School
National Institute of Open Schooling
Rajasthan State Open School
The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling
Five Passes at GCE O Level/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE ‘Advanced’ level
2 years of higher education including Diploma course after passing class 10b conducted by central or State Governments and are admitted or have passed graduation from a recognized university
Passed 10+2 from any university or board not covered above but recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
A candidate who has appeared in class 12 exams is eligible as per CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2020.
There is a period of 3 years till the CA Foundation registration is valid. This makes it a maximum of 6 attempts. However this registration is subject to revalidation, if applied for by the candidate.
Yes, candidates who are graduates or otherwise as mentioned here, can directly enroll into CA Intermediate programme.
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