CA Intermediate Exam Pattern 2020

CA Intermediate Exam Pattern 2020 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) releases the exam pattern of CA Intermediate 2020. The exams for May 2020 session will be conducted in offline mode between May 3 and 10 for CA Intermediate Group 1 and between May 12 and 18 for Group 2 respectively. According to the CA Intermediate exam pattern 2020, the exam will be conducted offline wherein candidates are required to answer MCQs as well as descriptive questions. The exam pattern of CA Intermediate 2020 reflects that it has got 8 papers distributed into 2 groups. Thus, there are 4 papers in each group which is a choice for candidates to appear for once at a time. According to the CA Intermediate 2020 exam pattern, candidates must score at least 50% overall and 40% per paper to be CA Intermediate qualified. Candidates aspiring for May 2020 session should go through the CA Intermediate exam pattern 2020 so that no doubt is left out. For more details regarding the CA Intermediate 2020 exam pattern as issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, read the full article below.

Latest- CA Intermediate Result Nov 2019 to be announced on February 3 or 4, 2020.

Important note: According to the revised scheme implemented by ICAI in May 2017, CA IPCC has been renamed to CA Intermediate. May 2020 session will be the last one for CA IPCC as CA Intermediate will replace it for the future sessions.

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CA Intermediate May 2020- Exam Schedule
CA Intermediate GroupsDates
CA Intermediate Group 1May 3, 5, 8 and 10, 2020
CA Intermediate Group 2May 12, 14, 16 and 18, 2020

CA Intermediate 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the CA Intermediate exam pattern 2020 to understand the changes in both old and new schemes as well as various aspects about the question paper. According to the CA Intermediate 2020 exam pattern, 70% of the paper will contain subjective, long answer questions whereas the remaining 30% consists of MCQs. Check the full ICAI exam pattern for CA Intermediate 2020 below:

CA Intermediate Exam Pattern

Exam Mode

Pen and paper based

Type of question

Objective cum subjective

Exam Duration

3 hours per paper

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Number of Papers


Number of Marks

100 per paper

Negative Marking


Training Sessions for Direct Entry Candidates

Candidates who enroll for the CA course through direct entry have to undergo three mandatory training processes. One has to complete all three training requisites having passed both the groups of CA Intermediate, in order to register for CA Final programme. The list of mandatory training requisites is as follows:

  • Appear in the Intermediate examination on completion of 6 months (earlier it was 9 months duration) of practical training on the first day of the month in which CA Intermediate examination is to be held.
  • Four weeks of Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills (ICITSS) consisting of courses on Information Technology (IT) and Orientation Course (OC) before the commencement of articleship.
  • Registration for three years of practical training.

CA Intermediate Syllabus 2020

After understanding the exam pattern, the next step is to check the syllabus of CA Intermediate. The CA Intermediate 2020 syllabus contains all the subjects and topics that will be assessed in the offline exam. Having the CA Intermediate syllabus 2020 on your fingertips will ensure that you do not waste time and effort on topics which will not be examined.

Click here to check the official CA Intermediate Syllabus 2020

CA Intermediate Study Material 2020

ICAI has released the up-to-date CA Intermediate 2020 study material for the old as well as the revised scheme. Candidates can check and download the official study material of CA Intermediate 2020 to get a better grasp over the exam pattern, identify the frequently asked questions/ topics, know the distribution of marks, etc. The CA Intermediate study material 2020 consists of mock test papers, revision test papers, sample questions for practice and model test papers for practice. Practising these papers with real exam-like conditions helps students improve their time management skills and answer accurately without silly mistakes.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CA Intermediate Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How many papers are there in CA Intermediate?


There are total 8 papers under the CA Intermediate (New Scheme) that are distributed into 2 groups.

Question: Is there any negative marking as per CA Intermediate exam pattern?


No, there is no provision for negative marking under CA Intermediate 2020.

Question: Is there any step wise marking for CA Intermediate?


As of now, ICAI has not exactly specified if step-wise marking is a rule. However, it totally depends upon the examiner's state of mind if they consider steps included in answers.

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how can i download student declaration form of ca foundation exam 2020

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 31st Dec, 2019

Student declaration form of CA Foundation exam 2020 is not declared yet. It  will be released in May 2020. But You can download the student declaration form of CA Foundation exam 2019 from official website ICAI examination.  Or also you can download the certificate from the official link of ICAI exam given below:


how can I become a chartered accountant

Khusji 25th Dec, 2019


It needs complete dedication, hard work, and passion towards this course.

The vast syllabus of Chartered Accountancy is divided into 4 steps –

  1. CA Foundation
  2. CA Intermediate
  3. Articleship Training (3 year)
  4. CA Final

If you are planning to become Chartered Accountant in India through CA Foundation then we are taking an assumption that you have planned to appear in CA Foundation right after 12th.

CA Foundation is an entry-level test in order to pursue Chartered Accountancy. The course is much similar to your 11th and 12th standard (Commerce stream).

CA INTERMEDIATE will be your next level in the Chartered Accountancy journey after clearing CA Foundation. Some students who are graduates or postgraduates can also apply for the CA course through the Direct entry Scheme ( at the Intermediate level.

Candidates can start their Articleship Training ( as soon as they passed any of the group of CA Intermediate. But before that, you must have undergone ITT and OT Program.


This is the last step in the Chartered Accountants Journey and the biggest challenge. After completing both the groups of CA Intermediate one can register for CA Final ( . Although, the candidate can appear in CA Final only when he has undergone through GMCS and Advanced ITT.


I have registered myself for C A Foundation on 03.12.2019, till when I can get the study material , I have paid 9400.00 through Debit card including fee of syllabous

Ridhi Khurana 26th Dec, 2019


Great that you timely registered with ICAI under the course of CA Foundation as it makes you eligible to appear for May 2020 session. However you'll be receiving the official ICAI study material in hard copy, you can still access the CA Foundation study material online on ICAI's website itself in the BoS knowledge portal. The same is provided for May 2020 as well.

So kick start your preparation and prepare well.

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