CA Foundation Fees Structure 2022 – Complete Guide

The CA Foundation course is the first step to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Before registering for the course, a CA aspirant has many questions in their mind. The most common question is about the CA Foundation fees. Further, how to pay the fees online, what to do in case of payment errors, etc.

So, this article will let you know the complete CA Foundation fee structure 2022, including fees of registration, exam form and coaching. You’ll also know the recent notifications of ICAI regarding the fees.

CA Foundation Fees Structure 2022

CA Foundation Fees Structure 2022

Check the table below to know the total CA Foundation course fees:

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Fee DescriptionRupees (Indian Students)US$ (Foreign Students)
CA Foundation ProspectusRs. 200$ 20
Fee for CA Foundation RegistrationRs. 9000$ 700
Subscription Fees for Student’s Journal (Optional)Rs. 200$ 20
Subscription Fees for Member’s Journal (Optional)Rs. 400$ 40
Examination feesRs. 1500$ 325
TotalRs. 11300$ 1105

So, the total CA Foundation fees that you have to pay is Rs. 11,300. Registration, prospectus and journal fees will be paid at the time of registering for the course while the examination fees will be paid while filling out the exam form.

Furthermore, the CA Foundation coaching fee of VSI Jaipur is Rs. 48,000. The tuition fee will range between 40,000 – 50,000.

ICAI CA Foundation Course Fees

Check the official ICAI pdf for the CA Foundation fees.


CA Foundation Registration Fees 2022

To register for the CA Foundation course 2022, students have to pay the fees of Rs. 9000. The CA Foundation registration must be done 4 months prior to the examination month. After registration, you can participate in many informative and useful co-curricular activities sponsored by ICAI

Journal Membership Fees for CA Foundation

The journal membership fee of Rs. 200 is optional for the Foundation students. After subscribing to the e-magazine you will regularly receive a newsletter from the ICAI. These newsletters have updated information about the CA industry

CA Foundation Exam Form Fees 2022

The CA Foundation exam form fee is Rs 1500 for the 2022 exams. ICAI organize the exams at various centres across India. Students who have made the payment will receive the admit card. The CA Foundation examination fee is mentioned below:

  • Rs. 1500/- Centre in India.
  • INR 2200/- For  Kathmandu Centre
  • US dollar  325/- For  Dubai, Muscat Centres, Doha or  Abu Dhabi.

Moreover, if the student cannot clear their Foundation exams on the first attempt then they will directly enrol for the exam application form for the second attempt which means they will only pay examination fees and not the registration fees.

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Revalidation Fee for CA Foundation

After completion of the validity of the registration period; which is for 3 years, students can again revalidate the registration by paying Rs 500.

Check out the total CA Course fees for CA Foundation, Intermediate and Final.


What to do In Case of Payment Error?

Sometimes, the payment is not completed successfully due to several reasons. If this happens, then you should immediately contact the ICAI officials or use its e-sahayta service. In case of electronic transmission, double payments, or lost transactions, your fees can be refunded to you within 21 days.

ICAI Contact Details for CA Foundation –

Email id – [email protected]

Telephone Number (STD Code: 0120) – 3894815


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    Latest Announcement by ICAI regarding CA Course Fee (15/9/21):

    ICAI in its latest notification announced that they will exempt the CA Course fees of students who lost their parents during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This scheme is applicable from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2023.

    Exemption in the CA Fees by ICAI

    The eligibility to register for CA Foundation course is after getting results from the 12th board exams or senior secondary level exams from any board like:

    1. Mizoram Board of School Education
    2. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
    3. H. P. Board of School Education
    4. Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education
    5. Tripura Board of Secondary Education
    6. Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
    7. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
    8. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
    9. Board of School Education, Haryana
    10. Board of School Education, Uttarakhand
    11. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
    12. Bihar School Examination Board
    13. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur
    14. J & K State Board of School Education
    15. Jharkhand Academic Council
    16. Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
    17. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa
    18. Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education
    19. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
    20. Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh
    21. Punjab School Education Board
    22. Meghalaya Board of School Education
    23. Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations
    24. Nagaland Board of School Education
    25. Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh
    26. The government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education
    27. U.P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education
    28. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
    29. NIOS

    VSI CA Foundation Coaching Fees

    The registration fees for CA coaching classes offered by VSI is Rs. 20,000. The CA foundation coaching fees for the Dec 2022 batch is Rs 48,000. The students aspiring to join CA classes after the 12th result can contact us and enrol for the December batch now.

    CA Foundation syllabus lays down the basic and strong understanding of the subjects. It is vital for the student to know the complete CA Foundation study material in Hindi or English and plan their studies accordingly. VSI helps you in CA foundation preparation. Know some simple and amazing tricks to get a timely and accurate calculation.

    VSI provides the Best CA Foundation Coaching in India

    VSI provide CA Foundation coaching with various options like face-to-face classes, video classes, and online classes for their students in Jaipur and across India. They also conduct mock test papers at regular intervals after completion of a specific syllabus. The teachers and R.C Sharma himself provide personal guidance to their students on the telephone whenever it’s required.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q 1. Is the CA Foundation registration fee of Rs. 9200 a one-time payment or need to pay for each attempt?

    Ans: The CA Foundation registration fee of Rs. 9200 is a one-time payment. Thus, you don’t need to pay it again in the next attempt. However, you have to pay the exam form fee of Rs. 1500 again in every attempt.

    Q 2. What is the fee structure of CA foundation courses in India?

    Ans: The CA foundation fee is Rs. 11,300. It includes registration, exam form, prospectus and membership fees.  

    Q 3. Is it important to clear the CA foundation exams?

    Ans: Yes, the CA Foundation is the first level of CA. Candidates have to clear the CA foundation exam then only they will be eligible for the second level of the CA, which is CA Intermediate.

    Q 4. How many attempts are there for CA Foundation candidates?

    Ans: CA Foundation candidates have 6 attempts for the exams. But candidates should try to clear the exam in just one attempt. 

    Q 5. Can CA candidates clear their CA foundation exams without CA institutes?

    Ans: CA institutes provide complete guidance for the preparations of the CA foundation courses. This helps candidates to easily clear the CA foundation exams in the first attempt.

    Q 6. What are the minimum marks required to pass the CA foundation exams?

    Ans: To clear CA foundation exams, candidates have to score 40 per cent marks on each paper, and must score a total of 50 per cent marks all over.