icai ca intermediate complete course guide

ICAI CA Intermediate Examination Course Guide – 2020 Announcement

Akshat Goyal AIR 1 in CA Intermediate May 2019

The Institute of Chartered Accountants has three steps for the Chartered Accountancy course. The Entrance exam CPT is replaced by the CA Foundation by the new curriculum introduced by the ICAI.

The second level after the CA Foundation or CPT will be CA Intermediate. IPC is replaced by the CA Intermediate. It has come into effect from 1st July 2017.

There is a little change in the syllabus as one new subject is introduced at the Intermediate level and two subjects are separated. Although with the introduction of a new subject there will be eight papers as per the revised syllabus. The eight papers are divided into two groups each consisting of four subjects.

ICAI has introduced certain changes in the examination pattern of CA examinations to be held in 2019 attempt and onwards: Now the following papers of CA Intermediate shall have Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s)

 CA Intermediate New Course
2Corporate and other Laws
6Auditing and Assurance
7Enterprise and Information Systems

and strategic management

 CA Intermediate (IPC)
2Business Laws, Ethics and communication
6Auditing and Assurance
7Information Technology

and strategic management

The question papers of the respective papers will have two parts, part 1st comprising MCQ’s (30 marks) and Part 2 containing the descriptive type question questions (70 marks).

Eligibility for registration in CA Intermediate course

After clearing the CPT/CA Foundation a student will become eligible to register for the CA Intermediate.

There is also a direct entry route through which a candidate can enroll for Intermediate directly without going through Either CPT or CA Foundation.

  1. Students who are Graduate/ Post Graduate in Commerce and secured a minimum of 55% can register directly for Intermediate without passing CA  Foundation or CPT.
  2. Similarly like Commerce Graduates, Non commerce Graduates/ Post Graduates can also register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks in Graduation/ Post Graduation.
  3. Apart from the above, the students who cleared the Intermediate level of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

The above students can get register directly for the Intermediate level without passing entrance level.

For complete details read CA Intermediate eligibility criteria

Eligibility for appearing in CA Intermediate Exam

The students who are appearing in the Intermediate examinations through the Foundation route are required to undergo 8 months of study period after CA Intermediate course registration.

AttemptLast date for Registration in Intermediate
November 20201st March 2020
May 202130th September 2020


The candidates who are there in the last year of their graduation can register for the Intermediate course on the Provisional basis.

However, they can commence practical training only on the successful submission of the proof that they have passed their graduation successfully with the specified percentage discussed above. During this provisional registration period, they can complete ITT (Information Technology) and O.P (Orientation Programme).  But if they failed to produce such evidence then their provisional registration shall stand canceled and fees will neither be refunded nor be adjusted. Addition to this, if he has undergone through theoretical Educational Programme then no credit shall be given of such.

ITT and OP training must be completed before commencement of practical training for the graduate students / Post Graduate students who are taking direct entry in the CA Course.

And in order to appear in the Intermediate examination, they need to successfully complete nine months of practical training.

However, the candidates who are registered directly in the CA Intermediate after clearing the Intermediate level of “The Institute of Cost Accountants of India” or “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” are eligible to appear in the Intermediate examination after undergone through 8 months of study period similar like students who are appearing through the CA Foundation route.

CA Intermediate Registration Procedure

A student can register for the CA Intermediate by filling the online registration form and by making the requisite fees. As soon as the payment is successfully done the system will automatically generate the form which is required to get print.

The printout of such online registration form is required to be submitted to the concerned regional office duly signed by the candidate along with the following documents –

Foundation Route Students –

  1. Submit the attested copy of the Marksheet of class 12th or its equivalent Central Govt. recognised examination pass Mark statement.
  2. Affix a colored and latest photograph on the hard copy of the 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. SC/ST/OBC or Differently abled.

CA Intermedaite Direct Entry Route for Students –

  1. Submit  attested copy of the Graduation / Post Graduation Marksheet  OR Marksheet or Mark statement of Intermediate level Examination of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) or ICWAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India)
  2. One colored and latest photograph should be attested on the print out of the online registration form.
  3. Attested copy of the proof of the Nationality, if student is Foreigner.
  4. Attested copy of the proof of the special category i.e. SC/ST/OBC or Differently abled.

Once the above formalities are completed Study Material will be dispatch to the students within one month through the Centralised Dispatch System.

Are you going to register for CA Intermediate May 2020? Read the CA Intermediate May 2020 Registration procedure.

Registration Fees for the CA Intermediate Examination

Foundation route students have an option to register either for both groups or for a single group at a time. However, direct entry route students are required to get register in the Intermediate for both the groups at a time along with the payment of prospectus.


Details of FeesBoth Groups (Rs)Both groups (US $)Single Group (Rs)Single Group (US $)
Registration Fee1500011000
Student’s Activity Fee20002000*
Registration Fee as article assistant1000
Total Fees18000100013000600

* To be paid once.

The students who are entering the CA Course by the direct entry route have to pay Rs 200 (US $ 20) as a cost of a prospectus in addition to the above fees.

Addition to the above fees, Direct entry students also need to register themselves for the ITT and OP training program before registering for the practical training each for the 15 days.

The fee for ITT(Information Technology Training) Program is Rs 6500/- inclusive of the Study Material and tea/refreshment provided by the  ICAI.

And the fee for the OP (Orientation Program ) is Rs 7000/- inclusive of Study Material and tea/refreshment provided by the ICAI.

However, the students from the normal route or the students who are registered after clearing the Intermediate level of the ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) or ICWAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India) can complete these training after passing either single or both the groups of Intermediate but before commencement of practical training.

Time Table for Nov 2019 CA INTERMEDIATE Examination 

Paper No.SubjectDate
2.Corporate and Other Laws
3.Cost and Management Accounting
5.Advanced Accounting
6.Auditing and Assurance
7.Enterprise Information System and Strategic Management
8.Financial Management and Economics for Finance

CA Intermediate Application Form

You have to fill the application form before the exams to appear in the Examination. The application form can be filled from the ICAI portal by making the requisite payment.

Schedule for the Intermediate Application form –

The start date for filing the Application form16th August 2019
Last date for filing the Application form (without late fees)7th September 2019
Last date for filing the Application form (with late fees)10th September 2019
Last date of receipt of PDF by ICAI (without late fees, In case your photo or signature is not appearing)
Last Date of receipt of PDF by ICAI (with late fees, In case your photo or signature is not appearing)
Admit cardsGenerally issues before 21 days of examination.

Source – CA Intermediate date sheet

CA Intermediate Examination Fee

Single Group1500
Both Groups 2700

Candidates can apply either for a single group or for both the groups at a time. They can fill their application form through the ICAI website. If the candidate is registered then he can directly login to their account and fill their application form. However, if he is a new user then will have to register first.

CA Intermediate Admit Card

ICAI generally issues admit card 21 days before the exams. Students can download the CA intermediate admit card through the website. Admit card will not be sent through offline mode. The only way is downloading the admit cards through the ICAI website.

After downloading, in case you found there an error in Center/Medium (resulting from wrong details submitted in the application form), then you have an opportunity to rectify such error related to the Center/Medium.

The Correction facility has two window one of which is without fees ( called correction window) and another one is with correction fees (called “corrections with fees-window”) of Rs 1000/- per application.

  • Free Window Facility–  Under Free Window Facility a student can change his/her Center/Medium within one week after the last date of submission of Examination form(without late fees). The details of the form are available on  ICAI website.
  1.  Correction Window Facility (with fees)– Under this window, a student can change his/her     Center/Medium with the payment of Rs. 1000/- per application. Generally, this window is open for correction up to one week before the exam. But request made immediately before 7 days will not be entertained by the ICAI under any case.

CA Intermediate Result

ICAI declares IPCC Result 2 months after the exam and following the same trend CA Intermediate result will be declared by the ICAI two months after the exam. The result of the November examinations will get declared in the first week of February. However, results for the May attempt will get declared in the mid of July.

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