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CA Course Duration for May / June 2018 Exam

CA Course Duration

CA Course Duration

CA Course Duration for May / June 2018 Exam

CA Course Duration : This article provides exclusive information on  CA course duration for CPT, IPCC and Final exam.

Through this article Student can get the complete information regarding the CA course registration including the fee, Eligibility details from this article.


What is duration of CA Course?

The duration of CA is depend on student ability to clear the exam. If you are able to clear all papers in first attempt then it can take approx three and half year. CA Course time is depends on student, no matter student do CA Course after 10th, 12th, Bcom, graduation. The duration of the course comes nearing 3.5 years or more depending the concerned persons capability to clear all the examinations of the institute of Chartered Accountants of India in one go . Sometime student may take a investment of 4 to 5 years or even more.

For example : If you have chosen CA Course after 12th Standard, the the Maximum Course Duration will be as follows.

Course StageDuration
Time to Complete CPT11 Months
CA IPCC12 Months
Articleship2.5 Years
Clearing CA Final Exam6 Months
Total Duration5 Years

Who is Eligible for CA Course

 CA CPT Eligibility

It is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course, which is held twice a year in June and December for registered students of Common Proficiency Course (CPC). It is a test of four subjects. This test is for 200 marks and is divided into two sessions of two hours each. CPT is an objective type test with negative marking.

Students who wants to do Chartered accountancy course can register after completing 10th examination. Students can appear in the CPT either on appearing or passing 10+2 examination. If the student wish to go for next step of CA CPT then they need to qualify CPT as well as 10+2 or its equivalent examination.

Direct Entry Route :

Students who are Graduates/ Post Graduates in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of 55% of the total marks in the examination conducted by any recognised University can register directly to Intermediate (IPC) Course. Go through the CA CPT eligibility criteria for your further doubts.

CA IPCC Eligibility

A student who has passed Foundation Examinations eligible for registration to Intermediate Course. A student
who is Graduate/ Post Graduate in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of 55% of the total marks
or its equivalent grade in the examination of any recognised University (including open University)  can join the Intermediate Course.

  • If the candidate has pass the foundation level then he can go for IPCC level
  • A candidate who was already registered for erstwhile Intermediate/ Professional Education (Course-II)/
    Professional Competence Course/ Integrated Professional Competence Course/ Intermediate
    (Integrated Professional Competence) Course cum articleship shall be eligible for enrolment/ conversion
    to Intermediate Course subject to complying with relevant conditions.
  • A candidate who is persuing
  • Students who are Graduates/ Post Graduates in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of
    55% of the total marks can register directly in the Intermediate Course.
  • Students who are pursuing the Final year Graduation Course can also register for the Intermediate
    Course on provisional basis

Go through the CA IPCC eligibility criteria for your further doubts.

CA Final Eligibility

Basically , eligibility for CA Final Exam are :

  • The candidate must have passed the Intermediate/ PE-II/IPCC Examination.
  • CA Final Course registration number must have obtained the candidate .
  • The candidate must have completed the practical training as required.

Student can re-registered immediately to training for the excess leave period in his own interest to satisfy himself or herself. They can re-registered as on the date of filling up the examination form or before the beginning of examination (as applicable).

In other words a candidate must have either completed the training or must be in service as on the first day of the month in which the examination is to be held . The balance period of training must not be more than twelve months including excess leave.

All About CA Course Registration Procedure, Fees

CA CPT | Foundation registration procedure

A student should register with the Board of Studies of the concerned Regional office by submitting prescribed filled-in form. The form for registration to the course can also be downloaded from the Institute’s website or can register online by visiting Student who is making online registration should take a print out of filled-in application form, attach photograph, put signature and submit it to the appropriate office of the ICAI for the purpose of verification of details and maintaining physical record at the Institute’s end.

Validity of CPT registration

The registration for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) is valid for 3 years and if the registration expires candidates need to go for revalidtion. Therefore candidate should do revalidation with a renewal fee of Rs. 300/- or as decided by the Council from time to time. Students should have valid registration before applying for the relevant examination. For further details you can visit CPT registration.

The registration fees as follows:

Fees for

(i)  Indian students residing in India and other SAARC countries; and

(ii)  students belonging to other SAARC countries


(In `)

Registration fees *                                                              6,000 Subscription for Students’ Journal

(for one year) (Optional but strongly         200 recommended)

Subscription for Members’ Journal           400

(for one year) (Optional)

Students other than stated in Column 1 i.e.

(i)  the students of foreign countries other than SAARC countries; and

(ii)  Indian students residing abroad other than SAARC countries


Registration fees *                                 580

Subscription for Students’ Journal

(for one year) (Optional but strongly        20


Subscription for Members’ Journal          40

(for one year) (Optional)

The above-mentioned fees are to be paid along with filled-in application form.

*      Registration fee includes supply of reading materials alongwith Model Test Papers Volume I and Volume II and DVD(s) containing e-learning, webcasts and study materials.The above-mentioned fees are to be paid along with filled-in application form.

CA Intermediate |  CA IPCC registration procedure

Candidates have to register for Intermediate Course under both routes by filling Online Registration form available on ICAI website( in “Course Registration Forms” under “Students tab”.
Candidates while filling the online form should take care of the following:
 After filling the Online Form, pay the required fee online using the payment gateway.
 On successful payment, system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.

Registration Fee

Candidates through Foundation Route can opt for registration for Group I or Group II or Both Groups of
Intermediate Course while Direct Entry Route candidates have to register for both the groups only. Payment of
the fee is to be made as per the below chart. For further details you can visit IPCC registration.

Registration Options/ Various ChargesBoth Groups (Rs)Both Groups
(US $)
Group I/ II
Group I/ II
(US $)
Registration Fee15,00011,000
Students’ Activities Fee2,0002,000
Registration Fee as Articled Assistant1,000
Total Fee18,0001,00013,000600

CA Final registration procedure and Fees

The CA Final Registration is not automatic and every student who is interested in undergoing this level has to enrol himself for the same. Registration can be applied for by submitting the CA Final Registration Form along with the prescribed fee and the supporting documents.

A Registration Fees of Rs. 10,000 is to be paid along with the Registration Form. However, if the student has not paid the Registration Fees for Articleship, he also has to pay a one-time Articleship Registration Fees of Rs. 2,000 along with the Registration Form.

The Fee shall be payable by pay of a Demand Draft/Pay Order made in favour of “The Secretary, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” payable at New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkatta/Kanpur in accordance with the registered address of the Student.

The Student shall also submit the following documents at the time of submission of the Registration Form:-

  1. Copy of IPCC Marksheet attested by a Chartered Accountant
  2. Demand Draft/Pay Order towards CA Final Registration Fee

Syllabus of CA Course exam

Syllabus of CA CPT exam

There are fours subjects in CA CPT Syllabus as prescribed by ICAI for the  June 2018 exams.

  1.  CA CPT Fundamental of Accounting (60 Marks)
  2.  CA CPT Mercantile Law (40 Marks)
  3. CA CPT General Economics (50 Marks)
  4. CA CPT Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)

Syllabus of CA Foundation exam

There are four subjects in CA Foundation.

Paper 1Principles and Practices of Accounting100 Marks
Paper 2 (Part I)Mercantile Laws60 Marks
Paper-2 (Part-II)General English40 Marks
Paper 3Business Mathematics Logical Reasoning and Statistics100 Marks
Paper 4Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge100 Marks

To know about CA CPT syllabus and subjects you can go to the following link. CA CPT Syllabus

Syllabus of CA IPCC  exam

Group I

1 Paper :            Accounting (100 Marks)

2 Paper :            Business Laws, Ethics and Communication (100 Marks)

Part I:        Business Laws (60 Marks) comprising Business Laws (30 Marks)

Company Law (30 Marks)

Part II:           Ethics (20 Marks)

Part III: Communication (20 Marks)

3 Paper  : Cost Accounting and Financial Management (100 Marks)

Part I :  Cost Accounting (50 Marks)

Part II : Financial Management (50 Marks)

4 Paper  : Taxation (100 Marks)

Part I : Income-tax (50 Marks)

Part II : Indirect Taxes (50 Marks)

Group II

5 Paper  :  Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

6 Paper  :  Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

7 Paper  :   Information Technology and Strategic Management (100 Marks)

Section A: Information Technology (50 Marks)

Section B: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

To know about CA CPT syllabus and subjects you can go to the following link. CA IPCC syllabus

CA Intermediate Syllabus

 Paper 1 Accounting 100 Marks
 Paper 2 Corporate and Other Laws 100 Marks
 Paper  3 Cost Accounting 100 Marks
 Paper 4A Direct Tax Laws 60 Marks
 Paper 4B Indirect Tax Laws 40 Marks
 Paper 5 Advanced Accounting 100 Marks
 Paper 6 Auditing and Assurance 100 Marks
 Paper 7A Financial Management 60 Marks
 Paper 7B Business Economic Environment 40 Marks
 Paper 8A Information Technology 60 Marks
 Paper 8B Strategic Management 40 Marks

Syllabus of CA Final exam

Group I

Paper 1: Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Corporate Laws & Other Laws (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Corporate Laws (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)

Paper 3: Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 4: Taxation (100 Marks)

  • Section A: Income Tax Law (60 Marks)
  • Section B: Indirect Tax Laws (40 Marks)

Group II

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

Paper 7: Enterprise Information System & Strategic Management (100 Marks)

  • Section A: Enterprise Information System (50 Marks)
  • Section B: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

Paper 8: Financial Management & Economics for Finance (100 Marks)

  • Section A: Financial Management (60 Marks)
  • Section B: Economics for Finance (40 Marks)

Conclusion on CA Course Duration

In this article, we have discussed the following point .

  • What is duration of CA Course
  • All About CA Course Eligibility
  • CA Course Registration and Fee details
  • Discussed on syllabus of CA Course

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