CA Foundation Registration 2019
Naureen Gurung, 20 Aug 2019

CA Foundation Registration 2019 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) opens CA Foundation 2019 registration throughout the year. However, there are certain cutoff dates for CA Foundation registration 2019 that determine the exam session (May/ November) of the candidates. CA Foundation aspirants who are appearing for November 2019 session were required to register with the Board of Studies (BoS) before June 30, 2019 while those, aspiring for May 2020 session can register till December 31, 2019. The process of CA Foundation registration 2019 requires candidates to provide basic personal and academic details. The fee for registration of CA Foundation 2019 (for Indians residing in India) is Rs. 9000. It must be noted that only those candidates who have passed class 12 from a recognized board are eligible for CA Foundation 2019. After the CA Foundation 2019 registration is accomplished, candidates have to fill the CA Foundation application form which is available from August 16 till September 7, without late fee and till September 10, 2019 with late fee.

Important Notice: After the May 2019 session, CA Foundation will completely replace CA CPT as the entry-level exam for the CA course.

CA Foundation Registration 2019: Important dates

Candidates must note that the dates provided below are for the CA Foundation June 2019 session:



Closing date for CA Foundation registration for November 2019

June 30, 2019

Closing date for CA Foundation registration for May 2020December 31, 2019
Availability of CA Foundation application form

August 16, 2019 (10 AM)

Last date to fill the CA Foundation application form for November 2019

September 7, 2019

Extended date for CA Foundation application form for May 2019 (with late fee)

September 10, 2019 (till 5:30 PM)

Registration with BoS for CA Foundation- May 2020 session are open. Click here to register now.

CA Foundation 2019 Registration: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified class 12/ Senior Secondary Examination conducted by a recognized board.

List of Documents Required for CA Foundation Registration 2019

  • Passport sized photograph

  • School/ college leaving certificate

  • Signature

  • Foreign/ SAARC nationality (if applicable)

  • Special category certificate (if applicable)

  • Class 10th marksheet

  • Class 12th marksheet/ appeared certificate/ admit card

  • Degree marksheet

  • Diploma marksheet

  • Bonafide certificate (in case of Provisional registration)

  • Provisional degree certificate

  • Consolidated degree marksheet

CA Foundation 2019 Registration Process

Candidates can register for CA Foundation throughout the year. Check below to know the registration process of CA Foundation 2019:

  • Click here to open the list of course registration forms and select ‘Application form for Registration to Foundation Course’.

  • Enter your email ID, password and encrypted text, and click ‘Login’ if you are an existing user. If not, click on ‘New User Registration’. step-2

  • Click on the ‘Click Here’ link for new student for fresh registration for Foundation/ Direct Entry.step-3

  • Enter the basic details like name, gender, DoB, email ID, mobile number, Aadhaar number, etc. and create a unique password. Enter the text as shown on the image and click ‘Register’. step-4

  • The next page will show the pending verification status. Enter the OTP sent by ICAI to your email and number.step-5

  • As soon as the verification completes, a link will appear prompting candidates to log in with their registered email ID and password.step-6

  • Once you log in again, complete your pending registration form by providing your personal details and address. Candidates will also be asked to upload some soft copies as per the specifications.step-7step-7b_H6Zz4Un

  • A new window will appear. Here, candidates can choose to apply for CA Foundation 2019.step-8

  • After clicking on ‘Apply’, the candidate’s application form will be shown with auto-filled details.step-9

  • Candidates will be required to type in their educational details starting from class 10th. Their parents’ annual income will be asked and they will have to choose a suitable category regarding their nationality and residence. Accordingly, the amount of registration fees to be paid will be mentioned.step-10

  • Scanned copies of the mandatory documents must be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned.step-11

CA Foundation Registration Fees

The registration fee of CA Foundation 2019 can be paid via online mode. Check the varying amounts for different nationalities/ residents given below:


Registration fee

Indian nationals residing in India

Rs. 9000

Indian nationals residing in SAARC countries

Rs. 9000

Indian nationals residing in countries except for India and SAARC

US $700

Foreign nationals residing in SAARC countries

Rs. 9000

Rest of the candidates

US $700

Cost of CA Foundation prospectus

Rs. 200/ US $20

CA Foundation Registration Validity

ICAI has provided a validity period for CA Foundation registration 2019. Candidates who are once registered with BoS have 3 years for which they can appear in the exams. At the end of this 3 year term, revalidation can be applied for which extends the tenure of candidate registration. Thus, there is no limit for candidates to appear in CA Foundation exams.

What after CA Foundation Registration 2019?

Once the CA Foundation registration process is complete, candidates can proceed to fill the application form to appear for the exam. Candidates are required to provide their contact information, academic details, etc. and pay the CA Foundation application fee. CA Foundation application form was available in online mode and has been closed now. Only those candidates who submit their application form before the closing date will be able to appear for CA Foundation 2019. Moreover, after registration, candidates will receive the hard copy of the study material (if applied for) by post. Otherwise, candidates can check the CA Foundation study material on the ICAI website which includes mock test papers, revision papers, previous years' question papers, etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CA Foundation Registration 2019

Question: What was the last date to register for CA Foundation November 2019?


Candidates aspiring for CA Foundation could register with the Board of Studies before June 30.

Question: What is the last date to register for CA Foundation May 2020 session?


Candidates can register with the BoS before December 31, 2019 for appearing in May 2020 session.

Question: What is the mode of CA Foundation registration?


Registration for CA Foundation can be done in online mode only.

Question: What is the validity of CA Foundation registration?


CA Foundation registration is valid till 3 years. 

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


The registration fee is Rs 9000 for CA Foundation 2019.

Question: When will the application form be available for November 2019 session?


CA Foundation Application form 2019 for November session is available from August 16 till September 7 without late fee and September 10 with late fee of Rs 600. 

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