CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2019
Team Careers360, 16 Aug 2019

CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2019 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides for the CA Foundation 2019 eligibility criteria. Candidates wishing to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course after class 12 must meet the eligibility criteria of CA Foundation Course laid down by ICAI. The CA Foundation 2019 eligibility criteria specifies the academic qualifications required to pursue the course. The exams for CA Foundation 2019 are scheduled to be held in November 2019 and candidates must check the eligibility criteria of CA Foundation depending upon when they enroll for the course. CA Foundation aspirants can check the article below to have an idea of the CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2019.
Candidates aspiring for November 2019 session could register before June 30, 2019 while those planning to appear in CA Foundation May 2020 session have to register by December 31, 2019 respectively. Thus timely registration with the Board of Studies is advisable to all the candidates in order to comply with CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2019. Candidates need to refer the article below for better on CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria.

NOTE - It may be noted that the CA Foundation Course is the entry-level examination for the Chartered Accountancy Course introduced recently under the revised scheme of CA Education and Training. This will replace the old scheme of CPT examination which was held for the last time in June 2019.

CA Foundation 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The academic criteria of CA Foundation 2019 as provided by ICAI is given below:

  • Class 12 Qualification- Candidates must have passed Class 12 or other equivalent examination as recognized by the Central Government. The list of recognized boards are given below in this article.

  • Registration for Course- Candidates must register for the CA Foundation course at least 4 months prior to the exam.

  • Conversion from Old scheme- Those candidates registered with BoS under the old scheme can appear in November 2019 session by converting to the new scheme before September 7, 2019.

Recognized Boards under the CA Foundation 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

The exams conducted by the following are recognized as equivalent to the Senior Secondary examination required to appear for the CA Foundation course.

  • 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

  • Chhatisgarh State Open School

  • MP State Open School

  • National Institute of Open Schooling

  • Rajasthan State Open School

  • The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling

  • Banasthali Vidyapith


In addition, students with 5 (Five) passes at GCE 'O' Ievel/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE 'Advanced' level examination of the approved British Examining Bodies with equivalence certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities are also eligible.

Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class are eligible to apply for CA Foundation course provided they have taken admission to any graduation course or must have completed their graduation to be eligible.

A 10+2 Examination of any other recognized Board/University not covered above but recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Eligibility Criteria for Foundation Course Exemption

As per the CA Foundation eligibility criteria 2019, the following categories of applicants are exempted to pass the CA Foundation Course and achieve a direct entry to Intermediate level:

  • Any student who is a graduate or postgraduate with prescribed percentage or grade in examination conducted by a recognized University;

  • Any student who has passed Intermediate level examination of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India;

  • Any student who has passed Intermediate level examination of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria 2019

Question: What was the last date to register for November session?

Answer:

The last date to register for CA Foundation November 2019 session was June 30, 2019. 

Question: Can I appear in November session if I am CA CPT registered candidate?

Answer:

Yes, candidates already registered with the board of studies under CA CPT have to convert to the new scheme for appearing in November session. The last date to do the same is September 7, 2019. 

Question: When are the Foundation examinations held and what is the cut-off date of registration for the same?

Answer:

The CA Foundation exams are generally conducted by ICAI in the month of May and November every year. The cutoff date to register for November 2019 session was June 30 while the same for May 2020 exam is December 31, 2019.

Question: Is there any study time that is mandatory before appearing for the exam?

Answer:

A minimum of 4 months of study is mandatory before appearing for the exam.

Question: How can I qualify Foundation Examination?

Answer:

You need to secure 50 % in aggregate and 40 % in each subject individually in the exam to qualify.

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