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CA Course Summary

One of the most well-known and popular career paths for students, Chartered Accountant (CA), is an internationally recognized professional certification. Chartered accountants (CA s)are those professionals who are qualified to take on specific activities within the spectrum of accountancy. This includes topics such as auditing financial statements, filing tax returns and financial advising. The professional body that governs this group of accounting professionals is the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) under the Act of parliament. Chartered Accountancy is the one among the best courses to opt for higher education as it is one of the respectful and challenging career fields. The CA course offered by FORWARD ACADEMY is under the brand of ICAMS who are pioneers in their field. We are really proud to say we are educating our students with the best academic design, Which enables the students to qualify up to the final course.

CA course syllabus and system is subdivided into three levels such as Foundation level, Intermediate level and Final level. Each aspirant should initially register with the ICAI in order to appear for the entrance exam which is the CA foundation. Students also have the option to do a UGC approved regular online degree or private B.Com along with this programme.

Foundation Course

CA Foundation as the name suggests is laying down basic inquisition in someone's knowledge. The CA Foundation course is to understand accounting principles and implications of the study on various kinds of accounts.

All the students who have appeared for the 10th examination are eligible to register the chartered accountant foundation course and students who have appeared for the 12th examination are eligible to attend the foundation examination. Although commerce stream students have the advantage in knowing the subject, students of science and arts stream are also eligible for the CA foundation exam and can apply with the same enthusiasm as they have the edge over commerce students because of their analytical approach.

Intermediate Course

CA Intermediate Course (IPCC) is the second level of the CA (Chartered Accountancy) course administered by the ICAI. The course is the term of 09 months and the exam is conducted twice a year usually in May and November.

There are two paths to become qualified for CA Intermediate exam.

Route 1: By clearing CA Foundation.

Join Intermediate Course after passing class 12th and Foundation Examination. Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 8months of study course as on first day of the month in which the examination is to be held. Join articled training after passing either of the Group or Both Groups of Intermediate Course and after successfully undergoing ICITSS.

Route 2: CA Intermediate through the direct entry route.

  1. If a student is a commerce graduate/post-graduate and has scored minimum 55% marks in the exam. And, if the student is a non-commerce graduate/post-graduate, and has scored minimum 60% marks in the exam.
  2. If the students have cleared the intermediate level of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  3. Graduate/postgraduate who have studied at least 3 subjects among 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 (or similar subjects with different nomenclatures), securing minimum of 55% in aggregate.

Once the candidates have registered for the direct entry scheme, they have almost one year for the exam. Students take 8 month study period time to prepare themselves after registering for the CA direct entry scheme in the month of Feb or Sept. Candidates need to go for the 4 weeks ICITSS training and 9 months of article training before the examinations. Candidates registering after graduation have to appear for the first group and both group exams after an 8 months study period. They require ICITSS training for a month. And, after clearing both the group's students can do practical training.

Final Course

CA final is the last level to be cleared by the CA aspirant. The CA Final registration form can be filled by the candidates just after they pass groups.The IPCC level and the CA Intermediate. Candidates must finish their article ship which is compulsory according to guidelines of the Institute.

Career Opportunities for CA

You can find professional opportunities in government and private organizations, in roles such as auditing, tax consulting, corporate finance, investment banking, corporate finance, investment banking, etc. You would also have the option to set up private practice after a few years of experience.

Cut-off Dates for Registration

Course Last Date Attempt
CA Foundation 31st December May
30th June November
CA Intermediate 31st August May
28th February November

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