CA Foundation Fees Structure 2021- Complete Guide


The CA Foundation Course is the first level of the CA Course and is for 4 months.  The CA Foundation fee is Rs 10900 for Indian students and $1065 for foreign students. The fees is to paid online by the students at the time of registration and filing the exam form. To get the complete details about the CA Foundation fees, scroll down and check out the complete blog.

CA Foundation Fee Structure 2021

The total CA Foundation fees that you have to pay is  RS 10900. Registration fees, prospectus fee and journal fee will be paid at the time of registering for the course while examination fees will be paid while filling the application form and getting admit card to appear for exams.

Sr. No.Details of FeesRupees (For Indian Students)US$ (For Foreign Students)
1.Cost of Foundation Prospectus20020
2.CA Foundation Registration Fees9000700
3.Subscription Fees for Student’s Journal (Optional)20020
4.Examination fees1500325

CA Foundation Registration Fees 2021

The CA Foundation registration must be done 4 months prior to the examination month. The registration fee of the CA Foundation course is levied when you register for the course.  After registration, you can participate in many informative and useful co-curricular activities sponsored by ICAI.

The Total Registration Fee for CA  Foundation 2021 is Rs 9000/-

CA Foundation Fees for Journal Membership

This is optional for Rs 200. After paying for the subscription of e-magazine you will regularly receive a newsletter from ICAI. These newsletters carry updated information about the CA industry

CA Foundation Exam Form Fees for 2021

The total payment made while filling the CA Foundation exam form is Rs 1500/-. ICAI organize the examination at various centers across India. Only after submitting the application form along with fees, students receive an admit card, a gate pass to enter the examination hall. The students can fill the application form till 30th September, 2021 for the Dec 2021 examination.  The CA Foundation Fee for the exam forms are mentioned below:

(i) Rs. 1500/- Centre in India).
(ii) INR 2200/- For  Kathmandu Centre)
(iii) US dollar  325/-For  Dubai, Muscat Centres, Doha or  Abu Dhabi.

Important things to consider for CA Foundation fees structure 2021:

After completion of the validity of the registration period; which is for 3 years, you can again revalidate the registration with a fee of Rs 500 for the course.

If the student cannot clear their Foundation exams in the first attempt then they will directly enroll for the exam application form for the second attempt which means they will only pay examination fees and no registrations fees.

Student Changing from Old CPT to the New Foundation Course will pay only Rs 500 for new registration.

Important Update regarding Registration Fee:

ICAI has made an exception in the Fee structure of all 3 levels i.e. CA Foundation, CA Intermediate, CA Final. Through a recent announcement on their official website, ICAI has allowed 75% fee concession. The important point is that this relaxation is made ONLY for the newly formed Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and the 8 North-Eastern states of India- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura. 

As per this change, the New CA Foundation Fee Structure for students from the above-mentioned areas is given below.

Details of FeeFor Indian Nationals (Rs)
Registration Fee – Concession (75%)

New Registration Fee

9000 – 6750


Cost of Foundation Prospectus200
Subscription for student’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)200
Subscription for member’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)400

Students can enroll for CA Foundation and get the concession in their CA Foundation fee till 31st March 2022. They will have to upload the following documents to avail of this benefit.

  • Domicile Certificate/Permanent Resident Certificate
  • Identity Proof (Aadhar Card/Passport/Voter ID/Driving License/Ration Card)

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 Covid-19 Pandemic. This scheme is applicable from 1st April, 2020 to 31st March, 2023.

ICAI Announcement regarding course fee

Read the official announcement here: ICAI Notification

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 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.

Hindi Medium students should also know where to do Ca foundation coaching for best results.

VSI Study Pattern For CA Foundation

Sr. No.Jaipur CentreOther than Jaipur CentreOnline Classes(Study at your Home)Expected Role in CA Results
(i) CA Foundation ClassesFace to faceVideo ClassesVideo Classes10%
(ii) VSI Mock Test PaperConductedConductedConducted40%
(iii) Personalized GuidanceProvided TelephonicallyProvided TelephonicallyProvided Telephonically50%

VSI CA Foundation Coaching fees for 2021

The registration fees for  CA coaching classes offered by VSI are best and competitive. The CA foundation coaching fees for Dec 2021 CA foundation batch is only Rs 45,000. The students aspiring to join CA classes after 12th result can enroll for the November batch now.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. 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. 

Q2. 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.

Q3. What is the fee structure of CA foundation courses in India?

Ans: The CA foundation fees structure in India has mentioned above on this page. 

Q4. 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. 

Q5. What are the minimum marks required to pass the CA foundation exams?

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

Q6. How much and what to study for the CA foundation exams in the first attempt?

Ans: To clear the CA foundation exams in the first attempt, candidates have to cover the entire syllabus, and should not miss out on any topic for preparation.