ca foundation course details

  • ICAI CA Foundation new syllabus applicable from May 2018.
  • CA Foundation is entry level Examination for entering into CA Course by Intermediate or 12 th class Students.
  • CA Foundation Course registration is valid for 3 years

Registration with ICAI

Students after appearing in class 12th examination can register for CA Foundation Course.

When student can appear in CA Foundation Exam?

  • Qualifying:- Students can appear in the Foundation Examination after qualifying the senior secondary (10+2) examination  and
  • Study Period :- Students after registration to the CA course with ICAI are required to complete a minimum of 4 months study period from the date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination
  • So students registered on or before 30th June/ 31st December will be eligible to appear in November/ May examination, as the case may be.

When CA Foundation Exams?

CA Foundation Examination is now conducted two times a year, in May and November only

How Many Papers in CA Foundation ?

CA Foundation contains 4 papers. 2 papers are objective type and 2 papers are subjective type.

subjective type papers 

Paper-1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper-2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)

  • Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)
  • Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

objective type papers

Paper-3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper-4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)


Passing Criteria

Student has to obtain minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers. or

Minimum 40 marks for each paper and 200 marks for all papers.

Marks for  objective type papers (200 Marks)

objective type similar to MH-CET examination, conducted for Engineering and Medical Profession

Negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer

Blank answer will fetch Zero marks


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For Foundation Route students

Foundation Route students can commence after completing Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) and passing either or both groups of Intermediate Examination (one group or both groups)

ICAI Examination Pattern from may 2019.

the question paper pattern of the theoretical papers at Intermediate and Final levels would be 30% objective and 70% descriptive under both Old and New Schemes.

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