Chartered Accountancy is among the most opted courses after 12th for commerce students. The major reasons are the growing demand for Chartered Accountants and the high CA salary. To become a CA, you must clear three exams – Foundation, Intermediate and Final. If you clear all three exams on the first attempt, then the duration of the CA course will be 5 years. Now the common question that arises in the mind of CA aspirants is the total Fees for CA Course for 5 years.
So, in this article, you’ll get the complete details about the ICAI CA Course fee structure. It includes the fees for CA registration, exam form, articleship, and tuition at all levels.
Total Fees for CA Course for Foundation, Intermediate & Final 2023
|CA Course Fees||Indian Student||Foreign Student|
|CA Intermediate (Single group)||₹28,000||$925|
|CA Intermediate (Both groups)||₹34,200||$1500|
|CA Intermediate (Direct Entry)||₹34,400||$1500|
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CA Foundation Course Fees
The total CA Foundation course fees are Rs. 11,300. It includes the CA Foundation registration fees of Rs. 9200 and the exam form fee of Rs. 1500. Furthermore, there is a prospectus and student’s journal fee of Rs. 200 each and the member’s journal fee of Rs. 400 (optional). Students who want to join the CA Foundation coaching must pay around Rs. 40,000 to 50,000 as tuition fees.
The subscription charges for journals are optional but we suggest you register for them as they will keep you updated with the chartered accountant foundation course and other study materials.
Check the tabular representation of the CA Foundation Fee Structure:
|CA Foundation Fee||Rs (Indian Students)||US$ (Foreign Students)|
|Cost of Foundation Prospectus||₹ 200||$ 20|
|CA Foundation Registration Fees||₹ 9000||$ 700|
|Subscription Fees for Student’s Journal (Optional)||₹ 200||$ 20|
|Subscription Fees for Member’s Journal (Optional)||₹ 400||$ 40|
|CA Foundation Exam Form Fees||₹ 1500||$ 325|
|Total CA Foundation Course Fees||₹ 11300||$ 1105|
CA Foundation Registration Fees
The total fee for the CA Foundation registration is ₹ 10,800. The breakdown of the CA Foundation registration fees is:
- CA Foundation Registration Fees – ₹ 9000
- Cost of Prospectus – ₹ 200
- Student’s Journal – ₹ 200
- Member’s Journal – ₹ 400
The CA foundation registration is valid for 3 years. So, if you want to revalidate your registration form, you have to pay Rs. 500 more.
CA Foundation Journal Membership Fees
Students have to pay Rs. 200 (optional) to apply for the Journal Membership. In the journal membership, ICAI provides content full of knowledge to the students.
CA Foundation Exam Form Fees 2023
After registration, students also have to fill out the CA Foundation exam form. The CA Foundation exam fee is:
- ₹ 1500 for Indian students
- ₹ 2200 for Kathmandu students
- $325 for foreign students
The ICAI charges a late fee of Rs. 600 for submitting the CA Foundation exam form.
CA Foundation Fees for Re-appearing Students
Students who are re-appearing for the CA Foundation exams have to pay only the exam fee while filing the examination form for the next attempt. They don’t have to pay the registration fee again.
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Important update regarding the CA Foundation Registration
The last date to register for the CA Foundation Nov 2023 exam is 1 July 2023. You can not register for the Foundation exam after passing the registration date.
Furthermore, Don’t miss out on this chance due to your 12th Exams and Results; you can use the provisional registration option until you pass your 12th class.
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CA Intermediate Course Fee Structure
|CA Intermediate Fees||Both Groups (₹)||Single Group (₹)||Both Groups ($)||Single Group ($)|
|CA Intermediate Registration Fees||₹ 15000||₹ 11000||$ 1000||$ 600|
|Student’s Activity Fees for CA Intermediate||₹ 2000||₹ 2000*|
|CA Intermediate Registration Fees (as article assistant)||₹ 1000|
|CA Intermediate Exam Form||₹ 2700||₹ 1500||$ 500||$ 325|
|Total CA Intermediate Fees||₹ 20700||₹ 14500||$ 1500||$ 925|
* to be paid once*
Students can register for the CA Intermediate Course through Foundation or Direct entry route. Students registered through the Foundation route can apply for single or both groups at a time. However, graduate students who have directly registered for CA Intermediate must opt for both groups.
What is the CA Intermediate Registration Fee?
The CA Intermediate registration fee for a single group is Rs. 13,000 and for both groups is Rs. 18,000. Students have to pay the fees online at the time of registration. Students applying through the direct entry route must enrol for both groups.
CA Intermediate Exam Form Fee
The CA Intermediate exam form fees is ₹ 2700 for both groups and ₹ 1500 for a single group. For international students, the ICAI charges $500 for both groups and $325 for a single group. Students who can’t fill out the form by the due date have to pay the late fees of ₹ 600.
Journal Fee for Intermediate level
The journal fee of Rs. 200 has to be paid by the students enrolled through the direct entry route. Furthermore, it is free for the Foundation route students.
Student’s Activity Fees for CA Intermediate
The student’s activity fee for the Intermediate level is ₹ 2000. This fee is paid by the students to get access to the various seminars and workshops that ICAI conducts.
ICITSS Fees at the CA Intermediate Level
Before the commencement of articleship training and after registration into the CA Intermediate course, students have to undergo the ICITSS training. It consists of Information Technology training and Orientation Program.
The cost for such courses are as follows –
- Information Technology Program – ₹ 6500/-
- Orientation Program – ₹ 7000/-
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CA Final Course Fee Structure
The total CA Final course fee is Rs. 39800 for both groups and Rs. 38300 for a single group. It includes the CA Final registration fees of Rs. 22,000 and the exam form fees of Rs. 3300 for both groups and Rs. 1800 for a single group. Furthermore, the total CA Final Fees for overseas students is $1650.
Check the table to know the complete CA fees structure for the CA Final level:
|CA Final Fees||Both Group||Single Group||Overseas Students|
|CA Final Registration fees||₹ 22000||₹ 22000||$ 1100|
|CA Final Exam Form fees||₹ 3300||₹ 1800||$ 550|
|Total||₹ 39800||₹ 38300||$ 1650|
CA Final Registration Fees
Students who have cleared the CA Inter both groups and articleship training can register for the CA Final exams. For the CA Final registration, ICAI charges ₹ 22000 from the Indian students and $1100 from the foreign students.
CA Final Exam Form
Candidates have the option to apply for single or both groups at once. So, the CA Final exam form fee for both groups is ₹ 3300 and for a single group is ₹ 1800. Moreover, overseas students have to pay $550 as the CA Final examination fee. The late fee for filing the CA Final application form is ₹ 600.
AICITSS Fees at the Final Level
Candidates have to complete AICITSS in their last two years of Articleship training which consists of the Advance Information Training program and Management and Communication Skills program.
The CA Course fee for such training are as follows –
- Advanced Information Technology Program – ₹ 7500/-
- Management and Communication Skills – ₹ 7000/-
Important Announcement for Students:
ICAI has decided to exempt the CA Course Fee for students who lost any of their parents in the Covid-19 Pandemic. This scheme is applicable for three years, i.e., from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2023.
Check the official notification here.
Fees for the CA Articleship Training
Besides the above courses, students also have to complete 3 years of Articleship training. Candidates can get themselves register for articleship training on completion of either single or both groups of CA Intermediate.
To register for the articleship training, students have to pay Rs. 2000.
How Much Fee Does a CA Coaching Charge for All Levels?
A good CA coaching charge Rs. 2.3 lakhs for the total Chartered Accountancy course. Here, the cost for the CA Foundation course is Rs 53,000, the CA Intermediate course is Rs 1,00,000, and the CA Final course is Rs 100,000. Students who take more attempts to clear the exams have to pay additional fees.
Check the complete fee structure of a CA coaching institute explained in the table below:
|CA Course Level||CA Coaching Fees|
|CA Foundation||Rs. 53,000|
|CA Intermediate(First group)||Rs. 55,000|
|CA Intermediate(Second group)||Rs. 50,000|
|CA Intermediate (Both groups)||Rs. 1,00,000 (In Lumbsum)|
Rs. 1,05,000 (In Installment)
|CA Final (Single Group)||Rs. 50,000|
|CA Final (Both Groups)||Rs. 100,000|
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Hope this article helped you know the total CA Course fees in India in 2023 at every step, starting from the CA Foundation registration.
The CA Course fees and duration will vary at all levels for students. Some clear the CA exams on the first attempt while others will take 3-4 attempts. This will not only increase the duration but also the fees of tuition classes, study material and exam forms.
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References & Sources
This article is written by the VSI Jaipur Team taking into account these sources;
- ICAI official course fees pdf
- ICAI 75% Concession announcement.
- Restoration of course fees for the classes of IT and Soft Skills Training.
FAQs about CA Course Fee Structure
Q 1. What is the total fee for the CA Course in India?
The total Chartered Accountancy course fees for 5 years are approximately INR 3.5 to 4 lakhs. It includes the cost of filing registration & exam forms, study materials and the tuition fee for all levels. However, if we also consider the stipend received during three years of articleship, then the total fees can be reduced by at least 90,000.
Q 2. What is the entry fee for the Chartered Accountancy course?
The entry fee for the CA course is Rs. 9200, which is the fee for the CA Foundation registration.
Q 3. Is studying CA costly?
No, CA is one of the most affordable professional courses in India. The cost incurred in pursuing this course is less than other courses such as MBA, Engineering, etc.
Q 4. How many years are required to become a CA?
Q 5. How much does a fresher CA earn?
A fresher CA earns around ₹ 6 to 8 lakhs per annum.
Q 6. What is the total amount I have to pay for the CA Foundation Course?
For the CA Foundation course, the total amount you have to pay is Rs. 11,300. It includes the fees for registration and the exam form.
Q 7. What are the CA registration fees for direct entry routes in intermediate?
You need to pay registration fees of ₹ 15000 for both groups along with ₹ 200 for the registration form and student.
Q 8. Do I need to pay journal subscription fees every year?
No, subscription charges for the journal are optional. The total free eligibility period is 42 months during the entire course. The Foundation level students have to subscribe to the Journal by paying an annual subscription of Rs. 200/-
Q 9. Is my registration fee refundable?
No, examination fees and registration fees are not refundable. The provision to refund is only available when there is a technological glitch