ICAI Exam 2019
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ICAI Exam 2019- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts the ICAI exams twice a year, i.e. in May and November. There are three levels of programmes (Foundation, IPCC/ Intermediate and Final) wherein, candidates have to pass all levels of ICAI exam to attain the tag of a Chartered Accountant. The ICAI 2019 exams are conducted for students who are enrolled with ICAI board of studies (BoS) under the course of Chartered Accountancy. Candidates need to register with BoS and then fill exam forms to appear for ICAI exams after expiration of mandatory study period. Broadly speaking, those who pass the ICAI exams 2019 at first level (CA Foundation) have to proceed with the second one (CA IPCC or Intermediate), complete the articleship training of 3 years and then proceed with the final stage (CA Final). Having passed the CA Final makes one eligible to apply for ICAI membership and enjoy the prefix of CA against their names. Candidates may refer the complete article below for all details related with ICAI exams November 2019.

Overview of ICAI Exam 2019

Name of the Exam

ICAI Exams (CA Foundation Exams; CA IPCC Exams; CA Intermediate Exams; CA Final Exams)

Conducting Body

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Examination Level

National

Exam Mode

Pen-Paper Based

Frequency of Exams

Twice a year

Medium of ICAI Exams

English and Hindi

Medium of Exam

Objective-cum-Descriptive


ICAI Exam Dates 2019

The concerned authorities started the conduct of ICAI Exams 2019 from November 1, 2019. However, the exam dates for CA Foundation, IPCC, Intermediate as well as CA Final exam dates are different. Thus, the table below contains ICAI CA exam dates of ongoing November 2019 session.

ICAI Exam Dates November 2019

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Course wise CA Subjects

Dates

CA Foundation

Paper 1- Principles and Practice of Accounting

November 9, 2019 (Postponed)

Paper 2- Business Laws, Correspondence and Reporting

November 13, 2019


Paper 3- Business Mathematics,

Logical Reasoning and

Statistics

November 15, 2019

Paper 4- Business Economics and

Business and Commercial

Knowledge

November 17, 2019

CA IPCC

Paper 1- Accounting

November 2, 2019

Paper 2- Business Laws, Ethics and Communication

November 4, 2019

Paper 3- Cost Accounting and Financial Management

November 6, 2019

Paper 4- Taxation

November 8, 2019

Paper 5- Advanced Accounting

November 11, 2019 (Posponed)

Paper 6- Auditing and Assurance

November 14, 2019

Paper 7- Information Technology and Strategic Management

November 16, 2019

CA Intermediate

Paper 1- Accounting

November 2, 2019

Paper 2- Corporate and Other Laws

November 4, 2019

Paper 3- Cost and Management Accounting

November 6, 2019

Paper 4- Taxation

November 8, 2019

Paper 5- Advanced Accounting

November 11, 2019 (Postponed)

Paper 6- Auditing and Assurance

November 14, 2019

Paper 7- Enterprise Information Systems and & Strategic Management

November 16, 2019

Paper 8- Financial Management & Economics for Finance

November 18, 2019

CA Final

Paper 1- Financial reporting

November 1, 2019

Paper 2- Strategic Financial Management

November 3, 2019

Paper 3- Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics

November 5, 2019

Paper 4- Corporate and Allied Laws or Corporate & Economic Laws

November 7, 2019

Paper 5- Advanced Management Accounting

or

Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation

November 9, 2019 (Postponed)

Paper 6- Information Systems Control & Audit

or

Risk Management/ Financial Services and Capital Markets/ International Taxation/ Economic Laws/ Global Financial/ Reporting Standards/ Multi-disciplinary Case Study

November 13, 2019

Paper 7- Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation

November 15, 2019

Paper 8- Indirect Tax Laws

November 17, 2019


ICAI Exam Eligibility 2019

As the authorities have specified eligibility criteria for ICAI exams 2019, all the applicants have to comply with the same, as ineligible candidates are not allowed to appear for ICAI exams. As there are three levels of ICAI exams, the criteria of eligibility also varies for them all. Hereunder, the ICAI CA exam eligibility criteria has been discussed:

ICAI Exam Eligibility Criteria for CA Foundation

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 into Foundation 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 (CPT) need to get converted to new scheme.


ICAI Exam Eligibility Criteria for CA IPCC

Candidates already registered under Intermediate/PE II/PCC

Converted to CA IPCC as on November 1, 2019

Passed the CPT and 10+2/PE I/ Foundation/Entrance Examination

Registered into CA IPCC before March 1, 2019

Direct Entry for Graduates and Post Graduates already registered into CA IPCC

  • Completed 9 months of practical training

  • Completed 8 months of study period

Candidates already registered and appeared into CA IPCC but not cleared both groups

Converted to direct entry scheme and started Practical training before October 31, 2019


ICAI Exam Eligibility Criteria for CA Intermediate

ICAI Students

Passed CA Foundation Examination

Passed CA CPT

Passed Professional Education (Examination-I)

Other Qualifications

Graduation in Commerce (above 55% score or equivalent grade) having studied any three of the following subjects with a minimum of 50 marks- Accounting, Auditing, Mercantile Laws, Corporate Laws, Economics, Management (including Financial Management), Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws), Costing, Business Administration or Management Accounting,

Graduate in any stream with an aggregate of 60% or above

Post Graduation in Commerce (above 55% score or equivalent grade) having studied any three of the following subjects with a minimum of 50 marks- Accounting, Auditing, Mercantile Laws, Corporate Laws, Economics, Management (including Financial Management), Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws), Costing, Business Administration or Management Accounting,

Post Graduate in any stream with an aggregate of 60% or above

Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWAI)

Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)


ICAI Exam Eligibility Criteria for CA Final

Registration

At least 8 months before appearing in ICAI exams

CA Inter

Should have passed both groups of CA Intermediate

Articleship Training

Candidate should have completed at least 2.5 years of articleship training

Short Courses

Candidates must have completed ICITSS and AICITSS before appearing in ICAI CA Final exams


ICAI Exam Registration 2019

Candidates who are interested in pursuing the course of Chartered Accountancy have to register with the ICAI Board of Studies (BoS) at all three stages. Eligible candidates have to spend 4 months of study period after successful CA Foundation Registration, i.e. before June 30 for November session and before December 31 for May session respectively. For CA Intermediate registration, there has to be a study period of 8 months for candidates through Foundation/CPT, while those through direct entry have to complete a 9 month practical training as well in order to appear for ICAI exams. Candidates who have passed both the groups of CA Inter are eligible for CA Final registration and those who have completed at least 2.5 years of articleship training can appear in ICAI exams as well.


ICAI Exam Form 2019

The ICAI Exam forms 2019 are released in online mode, usually a few days after declaration of ICAI result (for the session that precedes). The ICAI CA exam form November 2019 was released on August 16, 2019 and the last date to fill the same was both with and without late fee. One exam form correction window was also provided so that those candidates who made a mistake while filling the CA Foundation exam form, or that of Intermediate or Final, can correct the particulars.

Candidates can download the ICAI Exam admit cards at icaiexam.icai.org through login.

ICAI Exam Admit Card 2019

The authorities release ICAI Exam admit cards almost 14 days before the conduct of either session of ICAI exams. The same is released in online mode wherein, candidates have to login using their login ID and password. For November 2019 exams, the CA Foundation admit cards along with IPCC, Intermediate and Final were released on October 14, 2019. The ICAI admit cards are available in downloadable form which contain the following details:

  • Candidate’s name

  • Candidate’s signature and photograph

  • Candidate’s registration number/ roll number

  • Medium of exam (English/ Hindi)

  • Name and address of CA Final exam centre 2019

  • Group appearing for (In case of CA Intermediate admit card as well as CA Final admit card)


ICAI Exam Centres 2019

The authorities announce ICAI Exam centres a few days before every session, and any addition or change in the existing exam centres is also notified. There are almost 209 cities across India as shown in the table below, wherein ICAI exams 2019 are conducted. There are 5 overseas exam cities as well that include Kathmandu, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. Candidates have to opt for the ICAI exam centres as per their choice while filling CA exam forms.


ICAI Exam Cities

S.No.

Test Centre Names

S.No.

Exam Centre Names

S.No.

Test Centre Names

1

Agra

71

Haridwar

141

Pune

2

Ahmedabad

72

Hisar

142

Raipur

3

Ahmednagar

73

Hubli

143

Rajamahendravaram

4

Ajmer

74

Hyderabad

144

Rajkot

5

Akola

75

Ichalkaranji

145

Ranchi

6

Alappuzha

76

Indore

146

Ratlam

7

Aligarh

77

Jabalpur

147

Ratnagiri

8

Allahabad

78

Jaipur

148

Rewa

9

Alwar

79

Jalandhar

149

Rewari

10

Ambala

80

Jalgaon

150

Rohtak

11

Amravati

81

Jalna

151

Rourkela

12

Amritsar

82

Jammu

152

Saharanpur

13

Anand

83

Jamnagar

153

Salem

14

Anantapur

84

Jamshedpur

154

Sambalpur

15

Asansol

85

Jhansi

155

Sangli

16

Aurangabad

86

Jhunjhunu

156

Sangrur

17

Badlapur

87

Jind

157

Satara

18

Banswara

88

Jodhpur

158

Satna

19

Bareily

89

Junagarh

159

Shimla

20

Bathinda

90

Kaithal

160

Shimoga

21

Beawar

91

Kakinada

161

Sikar

22

Beed

92

Kannur

162

Siliguri

23

Belgaum

93

Kanpur

163

Sirohi

24

Bellary

94

Karimnagar

164

Sirsa

25

Bengaluru

95

Karnal

165

Sivakasi

26

Berhampore

96

Kishangarh

166

Solapur

27

Bhagalpur

97

Kolhapur

167

Sonepat

28

Bharatpur

98

Kolkata

168

Sri Ganganagar

29

Bharuch

99

Kollam

169

Srinagar

30

Bhavnagar

100

Kota

170

Surat

31

Bhilwara

101

Kottayam

171

Surendranagar

32

Bhiwandi

102

Kozhikode

172

Thane

33

Bhiwani

103

Kumbakonam

173

Thiruvanthapuram

34

Bhopal

104

Kurnool

174

Thrissur

35

Bhubaneswar

105

Latur

175

Tinsukia

36

Bhuj

106

Lucknow

176

Tiruchirapalli

37

Bikaner

107

Ludhiana

177

Tirunelvelli

38

Bilaspur

108

Madurai

178

Tirupati

39

Bundi

109

Malappuram

179

Tripur

40

Burhanpur

110

Mandsaur

180

Tuticorin

41

Chandigarh

111

Mangalore

181

Udaipur

42

Chandrapur

112

Mapusa (Goa)

182

Udupi

43

Chennai

113

Margao (Goa)

183

Ujjain

44

Chhindwara

114

Mathura

184

Vadodara

45

Chittorgarh

115

Meerut

185

Vapi

46

Churu

116

Moradabad

186

Varanasi

47

Coimbatore

117

Mumbai

187

Vasai

48

Cuttack

118

Muzzafarnagar

188

Vellore

49

Dehradun

119

Muzzaffarpur

189

Vijayawada

50

Delhi/New Delhi

120

Mysore

190

Visakhapatnam

51

Dhanbad

121

Nagpur

191

Warangal

52

Dhule

122

Nanded

192

Yamuna Nagar

53

Durg

123

Nashik

193

Yavatmal

54

Durgapur

124

Navi Mumbai

194

Ambikapur* (Only for Foundation Exam)

55

Eluru

125

Navsari

195

Bahadurgarh

56

Ernakulam

126

Neemuch

196

Balotra* (Only for Foundation Exam)

57

Erode

127

Nellore

197

Bulandshahar

58

Faridabad

128

Nizamabad

198

Brahmapur

59

Fatehabad

129

Noida

199

Darbhanga

60

Firozabad

130

Ongole

200

Davangere

61

Gandhidham

131

Palakkad

201

Dibrugarh

62

Gandhinagar

132

Palghar

202

Jharsuguda

63

Ghaziabad

133

Pali Marwar

203

Kadapa

64

Gondia

134

Panipat

204

Kalaburgi* (Gulbarga) (Only for Foundation Exam)

65

Gorakhpur

135

Panvel

205

Kancheepuram

66

Guntur

136

Parbhani

206

Kurukshetra

67

Gurgaon

137

Patiala

207

Port Blair* (Only for Foundation Exam)

68

Guwahati

138

Patna

208

Raigarh* (Chhattisgarh) (Only for Foundation Exam)

69

Gwalior

139

Pimpri-Chinchwad

209

Raniganj

70

Haldwani

140

Pondicherry




ICAI Exam Pattern 2019

As already provided by the officials, the ICAI exam pattern is different for all three programmes. There are different subjects and different modes of their conduct. Hence, the tables below contain ICAI Exam Pattern November 2019 for all three programmes:


ICAI CA Foundation Exam pattern 2019

Mode of exam

Pen and paper based

Type of question

Paper 1 and 2- Subjective

Paper 3 and 4- Objective

Exam Duration

Paper 1 and 2- 3 hours

Paper 3 and 4- 2 hours

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Number of Papers

4

Total Marks

100 per paper

Negative Marking

Paper 1 and 2- None

Paper 3 and 4- ¼ mark will be deducted


ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Pattern 2019

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

Eight

Number of Marks

100 per paper

Negative Marking

None


ICAI CA Final Exam Pattern 2019

Mode of Exam

Offline

Total Marks (eight papers)

800 (400 per group, 100 per paper)

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Type of questions

Objective (OMR based) cum descriptive

Negative Marking

None


ICAI Exam Syllabus 2019

As the concerned authorities have provided a very detailed syllabus for all three programmes, candidates are always advised to frame their exam preparation focussing upon the syllabus. ICAI also notifies on their official website, whenever some amendment is introduced.

The CA Foundation Syllabus contains topics covered under all four subjects, i.e Principles and Practice of Accounting, Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Recording, Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics, and Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge. Students have to make sure to understand important topics with the help of CA Foundation study material only.

Candidates having passed the first step of CA Foundation enter the second of of Intermediate where, there are two groups. CA Intermediate Syllabus for group 1 covers topics under Accounting, Corporate and Other Laws, Cost and Management Accounting, and Taxation. That of group 2 covers Advanced Accounting, Auditing and Assurance, Enterprise Information Systems and & Strategic Management, and Financial Management & Economics for Finance.

The CA Final Syllabus again contains topics covered under 8 subjects of 2 groups. The CA Final group 1 covers Financial Reporting, Strategic Financial Management, Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics, and Corporate and Allied Laws (Old Syllabus) Corporate and Economic Laws (New Syllabus). The second group of CA Final old syllabus covers topics of Advanced Management Accounting, Information Systems Control and Audit, Direct Tax Laws, and Indirect Tax Laws. While that of new syllabus covers Strategic Cost Management & Performance Evaluation, Elective papers, Direct Tax Laws & International Taxation, and Indirect Tax Laws respectively. Students may also refer the CA Final sample papers for practice.

ICAI Exam Results 2019

The concerned authorities are expected to announce ICAI result in the month of January- February 2020. As its not sure if the ICAI exam results will be announced simultaneously for all the programmes or separately, for now there is a tentative idea on the declaration of results.

  • CA Foundation result will be announced in the mid of January 2020 in online mode for exams conducted between November 9 and November 17, 2019.

  • CA IPCC result will be announced in early February, 2020 for exams conducted between November 2 and November 16, 2019.

  • CA Intermediate result November 2019 will also be announced in early February, 2020 for exams conducted between November 2 and November 18, 2019.

  • CA Final result for both old and new syllabi will be announced in the third week of January, 2020 for exams conducted between November 1 and 17, 2019.

To access the ICAI exam result, candidates have to visit the ICAI website at icaiexam.icai.org and enter their roll number or PIN along with ICAI registration number. The result is displayed for the group appeared for indicating score obtained against the particular subjects. Candidates have to pass individual subjects with at least 40% marks and overall aggregate of at least 50%. ICAI also shares the CA Final pass percentage and those of Foundation as well as Intermediate after declaration of ICAI exam result. The concerned authorities also release a list of Foundation, IPCC, Intermediate and CA Final toppers containing top three candidates having scored the highest marks in ICAI exams.

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