ICAI CA Foundation Registration May 2022 – Apply Now


CA Foundation Registration May 2022 – The ICAI has started the online registration for the CA Foundation on the official website, i.e., icai.org. CA foundation course is the ICAI entry level exam, therefore along with the CA Foundation registration, candidates also have to register with BOS, i.e., Board of Studies. The eligibility for CA Foundation registration is to appear in the 1oth class or higher but you need to clear your 12th class in order to sit in the exams. The last date to register for the CA foundation course for May 2022 is January 1, 2022, and for Nov 2022 is July 1, 2022.

To register for CA Foundation, you need to visit the ICAI’s official website, register and login with an email id, fill the required details, attest photo & signature, and made the payment. The CA Foundation registration fees 2022 is Rs. 9200 for Indian students and $720 for foreign students. Exams for the Foundation course are held twice in the year , in the month of May and Nov.

In this guide for CA Foundation Registration, you’ll be getting details about how to fill CA Foundation registration form, eligibility, dates,  documents required, registration fees, what after filing the registration form, and more. 

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CA Foundation Registration 2022 – Important Dates

The filing of CA Foundation registration form can be done any time in a year but must be 6 months before of the examination month. Therefore, the CA Foundation Registration last date is January 1, 2022 for the May session and for December session, it is July 1, 2022.

Registration date for May Sessiontill Jan 1, 2022
Registration date for November Sessiontill July 1, 2022

The CA Foundation exam dates for May 2022 exams will be declared by ICAI soon. According to CA Foundation time table for Dec 2021, the exams will be conducted from 13 Dec to 19 Dec, 2021.

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Eligibility for CA Foundation Registration May 2022

To register the CA Foundation exams, students first need to pass the eligibility criteria. Students appeared or appearing in the 12th examinations constituted by Law or conducted by an examining body recognized by the Central Government. However, they will be eligible to sit for the exam only after passing the 12th Examination.

ICAI has started the provisional registrations for students, who have cleared their 10th class. So in place of the 12th Marksheet, students will have to submit a scanned copy of their admit card. After the results are announced, students will have to submit their Marksheet as well.

Students who have given their exams but results are awaited can also register under Provisional registration. You can also check the CA Course duration and the time taken to become CA.

Documents You Require for ICAI CA Foundation Registration May 2022

You should arrange a scanned copy of the below documents for the online registration of the CA Foundation Exam. After the online CA registration is complete, you need to send the physical documents (printouts) of the CA Foundation registration form along with the documents.

  1. Attested copy of the Admit Card/ Marksheet of class 12th Examination issued by the respective board.
  2. One latest colored photograph should be affixed on the hard copy of the CA Foundation registration form.
  3. Attested copy of the proof of Nationality, if the student is a foreigner.
  4. Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e. ST/ SC/ OBC or differently-abled.
  5. Attested copy of the 10th Marksheet/ Admit card of 10th class indicating the Name and Date of Birth.

On completion of the registration process, study material will be sent to the students at their registered address through the CDS (Centralized Dispatch System).

CA Foundation Registration Process

Many students don’t know how to register for CA Foundation course. So, in this section, you’ll get the CA foundation registration process to fill the form correctly in the first time.

Step 1- New students who want to register for CA for the first time, click here. The following screen will open. Please enter your details as shown on the screen: salutation, name, gender, DOB, email id, mobile number, country. Now click Generate OTP. The OTP will be sent to your mobile number and the verification link will be sent to your email ID.

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Step 2- Enter the captcha text. And click on the “Generate OTP” button to receive your OTP.

Step 3- Enter OTP received to complete the validation and complete the Login process.

Step 4- After OTP Validations, the applicant will receive login credentials on Email/SMS for login and completion of the Course Registration Process. You can log in by clicking  here. The following screen will open.

The ICAI Login Page for CA Foundation registration


Step 6- After logging in, candidates will see 2 options. Select ‘Student Cycle’ on the left side.

Step 7- Click ‘Apply for Foundation’ on the new screen.

On the next window, some of the details will be already filled as you have entered them initially. The other details to be provided in the CA Foundation BOS Registration 2021 are:

  1. Marital Status
  2. Father’s Name
  3. Mother’s Name
  4. Aadhar Number (optional)
  5. Pan Number (optional)
  6. Your correspondence and permanent address
  7. City
  8. Pin code
  9. Category
  10. Nationality
  11. and other more details

Step 8- After filling in all the details, click on ‘Save and Next’.

Step 9- Next window will require details about your 10th and 12th qualification like Roll no, Board name, Year and month, Result details (Marks, Percentage/CGPA). You also have to upload the scanned copies of the original documents- 10th and 12th Marksheets. (12th Admit card in case of provisional registration.)

Step 10- Select the medium of study- English or Hindi. Click Save and Next to proceed further.

Step11 Now upload your photograph and a specimen of scanned signature (should be on a blank white paper with blue ink.) The maximum aspect ratio of the image is width: 21 centimeters and length:27 centimeters. The file size of every scanned document should be less than 1 MB and in a pdf or jpeg file format. Satisfy the given condition to avoid rejection of the application. Click on Generate OTP and enter the OTP you received.

Step 12- The last step involves the payment of the CA Foundation registration fees. You will be redirected to the payment gateway. You can make the payment through Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card. On successful payment of the fee, the system will automatically generate the form along with a successful transaction message.

Step 13- Take a print of the automatically generated and filled CA Foundation form. Attach the required documents. Finally, you will have to post them to the postal address of ICAI.

Students can follow the CA foundation registration process to fill the form. On completion of the registration process, the CA Foundation study material will be sent to the candidates through the Centralized Dispatch System (CDS).

CA Foundation Registration Fees May 2022

Registration fees for the CA Foundation course 2021 are given below in the table –

Details of FeeFor Indian Nationals (Rs)For Foreign Students (USD)
Cost of Foundation Prospectus20020
Registration Fee9000700
Subscription for student’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)20020
Subscription for member’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)40040

Important Update regarding Registration Fee: 

ICAI has made an exception in the CA foundation Fees. Through a recent announcement on their official website, ICAI has allowed a 75% fee concession for newly formed Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and the 8 North-Eastern states.

How to Check the CA Foundation Registration 2022 Status Online

To ensure your CA Foundation May 2022 registration, you need to check your registration status. By these two methods, check and confirm your registration.

  1. At the end of your CA Foundation course registration procedure, you receive a confirmation mail including your registration number and password. It confirms your registration.
  2. You can also check your registration status here from the above login link. If you can successfully access your registration letter, it confirms your registration.

CA Foundation Registration Validity

The registration for the CA Foundation course will be valid for three years i.e. up to six attempts. Even after three years, you can revalidate your registration for a further three years by depositing Rs 300/- as revalidation fees.

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What after CA Foundation Registration May 2022

  1. After registering for the CA foundation course on due time, ICAI provides the study material to the students by CDS.
  2. Students take compulsory study leave for 4 months for CA Foundation preparation as scheduled by ICAI.
  3. But this doesn’t make a student eligible to appear for the CA foundation exam!!!
  4. The students are eligible to appear for an exam only after registering for the CA foundation exam. The CA foundation exam form or Application form is available on the ICAI website one and a half months prior to exams.
  5. Students can only submit the CA Foundation application form online, along with examination fees of Rs 1500, and generate their CA Foundation admit card.
  6. Admit card is also issued online, which needs to be printed and carried to the examination center. After giving exams, you will get your CA Foundation result within 2 months of the day your exams get over and you can check it from our website.

Students can also check the CA Foundation question papers which includes RTPs, MTPs, Previous year papers with the solution.

About CA Foundation Exam

CA Foundation Exam is the first exam of the CA Course. It is conducted twice a year by ICAI, in the month of May and November.

CPT is being replaced by CA Foundation. The CPT was totally Objective but in CA Foundation two subjects are Objective and two subjects are Subjective, each paper is 100 marks. Students need to attain a minimum of 40% marks in each subject and 50% aggregate of all papers to clear the CA Foundation Exams.

In this article, you have read about the CA Foundation registration process, eligibility, documents required, checking the registration status, and what after the CA Foundation registration for May 2022.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques 1- What is the CA Foundation Registration Fees 2022?

Ans: CA Foundation Registration Fees for Indian students is INR 9800 and USD 780 for Foreign students.

Ques 2- What is the last date for CA Foundation Registration May 2022?

Ans: Students can register themselves for CA Foundation May 2022 before 1st January, 2022. And for the November session, it should be before, July 2022.

Ques 3- Why You Need  CA Foundation Registration Letter Before the Exam?

Ans: In the absence of the availability of admit cards, if a student has a registration letter then he/she can appear in the examination after some procedures.

Ques 4- What if the Registration No. and Date of Birth Entered Doesn’t Match while registering as New User?

Ans: In case you are sure of your eligibility, please apply with the particulars that you have and create a provisional login by ticking against “YES. Register me as Provisional Candidate”. The registration will be provisional against a PxxxxxXXXX number due to the authentication issue. Please don’t worry. The ICAI office will try to regularize the registration with the help of particulars provided by you.

Ques 5What is the time limit for uploading the 12th mark sheet after provisional registration?

Ans: Students need to submit the signed copy of the 12th mark-sheet to the concerned regional office within 7 days of online registration with a signed online registration.

Ques 6- What is the difference between CA Foundation Registration form and CA Foundation exam form? 

Ans: The CA Foundation registration is done to register for the course. However, the exam form is submitted to enroll for the upcoming examinations. Also, the registration form is valid for 3 years, but you need to fill the exam form again, in case you are giving the exam 2nd time.