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CA foundation- Eligibility, Fees, Subjects

CA foundation helps in laying down basic inquisition in someone’s knowledge. This course helps in understanding of accounting principles and implications of the study on various kinds of accounts.

CA foundation course was earlier known as CPT. New syllabus for CA foundation is considered to be highly competitive and hard as compared to the old one.

In this blog you will get the details about CA foundation course 2021 registration process, fees and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

All the students who have appeared for 12th std. or any equivalent examination are eligible for CA foundation course. Although commerce students have an advantage with the subjects as they know something about these subjects, whereas students from science and arts are also eligible for CA foundation course. Science and arts students can also apply for this course with the same enthusiasm as they have the edge over commerce students because of their analytical skills.

CA foundation course ie the entry level exam to become CA (Chartered Accountant). If you are graduate or post graduate but are inclined to join this course then you’re exempted from this level and can directly register for intermediate level.

CA foundation course registration process and dates

If you are eligible to opt CA, you must keep the registration dates in mind. Last date to register for December attempt is 16th August, 2021. ICAI opens CA foundation registration twice a year and exams are also held twice a year in the month of July and December.  Second phase of CA foundation course is going to be held in December 2021.

Since there is no offline registration process, you can now register yourself from the official website. Be careful while filling your basic details.

Documents needed for CA foundation registration

  • Passport size photograph
  • 10th std mark sheet and 12th std admit c.ard

Name of the course

CA Foundation

CA Foundation

Total CA Foundation Fees 2021

Rs 11,300 (CA Foundation Dec 2021 registration fees, examination fees, and others)

Rs 11,300 (CA Foundation December 2021 registration fees, examination fees, and others)

Important dates to remember

1st week of February 2021 (Registration for CA Foundation July 2021 exams)

16th August 2021 (last date  for registration of CA Foundation December 2021 exams)

CA Foundation Exam Dates 

24th, 26th, 28th & 30th July 2021

In December 2021 (Dates not announced)

CA Foundation Registration validity

Valid till Nov 2024

Valid till Nov 2025

CA Foundation Eligibility criteria

Appeared in 12th exams

Appeared in 12th exams

CA Foundation Course Subjects

1. Principle and basics of accounting.
2. Business law and business corresponding and recording
3. Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics
4. Business economics and business and commercial knowledge

 1. Principle and basics of accounting.

2. Business law and business corresponding and recording
3. Business mathematics and logical reasoning and statistics
4. Business economics and business and commercial knowledge

CA Foundation Result

September 2021 (Expected)

February 2022 (Expected)

CA Foundation Cut off rate

40 % marks in each subject or 50 % marks in aggregate

40% marks in each subject or 50% marks in aggregate

CA Foundation Course Duration

4 Months

4 Months

CA foundation course registration process

Follow the steps below to register yourself for CA foundation course:

  • Go on the ICAI official website and on the student’s tab click on the course registration column

  • Click on the option of registration form.

  • Click on to new user.

  • Fill in basic details like name age, date of birth gender, Aadhar card no, email id and phone number, and password

  • You will get OTP on registered phone number for verification of details

  • Once your basic details are verified, you will be guided towards the next step

  • Your profile is created and now you are asked to fill in all the pending details

  • After filling in the details you are asked to make a payment, which are registration fees and online foundation brochures fees. You should also avail the optional facility of the journal for a student for having updated news related to the CA Foundation syllabus. The total amount to be paid is around 9800 which doesn’t include examination fees.

  • Master/Visa/Maestro Credit/Debit/Rupay/Net Banking details Card for required for making an online payment

  • You need to take a print out of this PDF file and paste the passport size photograph and sign it, if not attached earlier online

  • You get a registration certificate within a month after the procedure is completed.

Registration fees

Total fees charged for this course is around Rs. 10,900/- which includes 9000 Rs. As CA foundation registration fees at the time of registration and Rs. 1500 at the time of registering for the exam.

Subscription charges for the journals are optional but you can register for it as it keeps you updated with CA foundation course and other study material.

Coaching fees for CA foundation course is around 60,000 Rs. for one year and it may vary from institute to institute.

CA foundation registration validity

Once you enroll for this course its validity remains for 3 years. This means if you fail to clear CA foundation in 1st attempt then you have 5 more attempts to clear exams without paying CA registration fees.

After completing CA foundation, students are required to move forward to the second step i.e. CA intermediate. And after completing level 2 i.e. CA intermediate comes CA finals. These are the three steps students need to complete to become CA or chartered accountant. After completing CA IPCC students must undergo 3 years of article ship in any CA firm. It is the mandatory part of the CA program. We have discussed about CA intermediate and CA final in the next blog. To know about it more, click on the link given below.


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