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CA Foundation Application Form / Exam Form May 2021

Alert CA Foundation Students!! Students who are going to appear in the CA Foundation Exam to be held in May 2021, students have to fill the CA foundation application forms for the May attempt this year. The application fee paid earlier will be carried forward to the next attempt along with other exemptions.

In this pandemic situation of COVID-19, VSI helps students to know how to prepare for the CA foundation during the lockdown. It is even possible that students can complete their CA course in just four months.

Check Out the Important Dates for the CA Foundation May 2021 Examinations

The most important dates related to the CA Foundation application form are discussed below. Students can check the CA Foundation Exam Dates.

Opening of the online examination form windowTo be Announced
Last date for submission of online examination form (without late fee)To be Announced
Last date for submission of online examination form (with late fee)To be Announced
Start of CA Foundation December 2020 ExamTo be Announced
Last date to fill the CA Foundation application form for Dec 2020 attemptTo be Announced
Opening date of Correction Window To be Announced
Closing date of Correction Window To be Announced

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Eligibility Criteria for CA Foundation Exams 2021

To get eligible for CA Foundation Exams 2021, students need to fulfill the below-mentioned conditions-

  1. Students must have cleared his/her 12th board examination from the recognized board.
  2. Students must have registered themselves with ICAI for CA Foundation Examination 2021.

How To Fill CA Foundation Exam Form May 2021

The candidate has to login to the ICAI exam website icaiexam.icai.org. In case, if you have created your login account after November 2016, you don’t need to create a new account. You can log in using your single sign-in credential (ICAI provides every user unique login ID and password which is used everywhere while transacting through various facilities provided by ICAI ). After logging in, follow the below steps to fill CA Foundation Exam Form.

  • Step – 1: Start Applying for Exam

Click on “Apply Now” to apply for the exam. Note that once you clicked on “Apply Now” no changes made to your profile will reflect in your application form

CA Foundation application form

  • Step 2: Fill up the form

Make sure all the necessary details are accurately provided. Click on “Save & Preview” to proceed.

CA Foundation application form step 2

  • Step 3 – Preview

Verify all your details. Click on “Back to Form” to make corrections.

CA Foundation application form step 3 

  • Step 4: Make Payment

Until the payment is completed and the application PDF is generated, your application is not complete. Click on “Make Payment” to initiate payment. In case, if the payment is not complete, you can click on “Pay” in the dashboard to retry.

CA Foundation application form step 4

  • Step 5 – Payment Success & PDF

Once your payment is successful, you will be notified of the details of the payment. You can download your CA Foundation Application Form Dec 2020 PDF by clicking “Download PDF”. If your payment was deducted from the bank, but the success message is not provided in the ICAI site, your payment is not successful.

CA Foundation application form step 5

After submission, a  Pdf file will be generated which needs to be saved in soft copy or hard copy, only if it has all correct details along with photograph and signature.

If the form doesn’t contain a scanned photograph and signature than the exam form of CA Foundation is physically submitted along with photograph and signature at the designated place and get the form attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Gazetted Officer or Head of an Educational Institution and submit the same at the designated office/s of ICAI. 

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    Documents Required for CA Foundation Exam Form 2021

    While Filling CA Foundation Exam form, students must have these documents ready-

    1. Scanned Copy of their Signature or Photograph.
    2. Master/Visa/Maestro Credit/Debit/ Card for making payment online.

    CA Foundation 2021 Exam Form Fees

    Below are the Exam fees which is to be paid while filling CA Foundation Application Form May 2021-

    For Indian CentreRs 1500/-
    For Overseas Centre(s) – Excluding Kathmandu CentreUS$ 325
    For Kathmandu (Nepal) CentreRs 2200

    What After CA Foundation Application Form 2021

    There is always a possibility of making errors and choosing the wrong options while filling the CA Foundation Application form. In that case, when you have already submitted your CA Foundation Application Form, you can still rectify your errors. The online facility of CORRECTION WINDOW is opened by ICAI for this purpose. 

    You can apply for changes in the Examination Centre, Group Selected, Medium of Study, Syllabus, etc.

    To apply for corrections in your CA Foundation Application Form, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Open the website icaiexam.icai.org and login to your dashboard
    2. Click on the ‘Changes’ button and edit the details.
    3. Type or write an application for the changes requested by you. Sign in and upload a scanned copy of the application on the website.
    4. Click Submit.

    This facility of correction window is available only once. You cannot make corrections after making changes in the Correction Window. Submitting the application doesn’t mean that your request is accepted.

    After filling CA Foundation Examination Form, ICAI will release CA Foundation Admit Card which is important for students to appear in the CA Foundation Exam hall. If your correction request of the application form is approved, you can see the changed status on your admit card.

    When is the Correction Window Opened for the Exam Form?

    The correction window for CA Application Form usually opens after 4-5 days from the last date of application form submission with the late fee. 

    (Stay tuned to our website. We will update the latest information from ICAI here.)

    As less time remains for CA Foundation Exams students are required to make a good strategy to complete their CA Foundation Course along with 2-3 times of revision and solve Past year CA Foundation Question Papers, Mock Test Papers, etc so that you can achieve good marks. I hope you guys qualify for your upcoming CA Foundation Exams with flying colors.


    Q1. When does the online registration for the CA Foundation Application Form close?

    The last date (with late fees) for filling CA Foundation Application Form is not announced yet. The new user ID registration or creation closes at 5:30 PM (IST) and the filling of the exam form can be done till 11:59 PM (IST) on the last date.

    Q2.  Can I use the previous login credentials, as I am already registered with ICAI?

    Yes, if you have registered from Nov/Dec 2016 onwards, then you can use the same user ID.

    Q3. How to pay the CA Foundation Application Form fee payment if I do not have credit cards/ debit card/net banking?

    You have to make the payment online only. If you do not have any facility for online payment, take help from someone else. There is no offline mode of payment of fees for the CA Foundation Application Form.