ICAI CA Intermediate Course May 2023 – Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus (Guide)

CA Intermediate is the second stage of the CA Course. After clearing the CA Foundation Course, you’ll become eligible to register for the CA Intermediate Course. The CA Inter registration is done online on the ICAI official website. The CA Intermediate registration fee is Rs. 18000 for both groups and Rs. 13000 for a single group.

The CA Intermediate syllabus consists of 2 groups, each consisting of four subjects. The paper for each subject consists of 100 marks. The syllabus for the CA Intermediate course is:

Paper-1: Accounting

Paper-2: Corporate and Other Laws

Paper-3: Cost and Management Accounting

Paper-4: Taxation

Paper-5: Advanced Accounting

Paper-6: Auditing and Assurance

Paper-7: Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management

Paper-8: Financial Management & Economics for Finance

In this guide, you’ll get complete details of the CA Intermediate course, including eligibility, registration, duration, syllabus, fees, exam form, preparation tips, books and more. You’ll also get the links to our detailed blogs on every topic, and you can find answers to all your queries through them.

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Complete CA Intermediate Course Journey of May 2023

Below is the complete CA Inter course journey you will be going through in the next few months.. You’ll get all the details from eligibility for registration to checking the results in brief. 

1. Eligibility – After clearing the CA foundation exams, students are eligible to register for the CA Intermediate exams. Through the Direct entry route, graduate students can directly enrol in the CA Intermediate Course and skip the Foundation exams.

2. Registration – Eligible students can register for the CA Inter course by filling out the form online. Your registration will be completed as you pay the registration fees. 

3. Preparation – You’ll get a study period of 8 months to prepare for the exams. You have to prepare for 8 subjects if you give both groups together. Students can also prepare for a single group.

4. Exam Form – Students can fill out the CA Intermediate exam form for May 2023 in the month of February 2023. The exam form fee for CA Intermediate is Rs. 2700 for both groups and Rs. 1500 for a single group.

5. Admit Card – ICAI releases the admit card 14 days before the examination. You can directly download your admit card from the official ICAI website.

6. Error Correction – Sometimes, students fill incorrect information on their admit card. Therefore, ICAI opens two correction windows to rectify the errors in the admit card, if any.

7. Exams – The CA Intermediate exams of May 2023 will conduct in the first half of May.  

8. Result – ICAI declares the CA Intermediate results two months after the exam. To clear the CA Intermediate exams, candidates need to get more than 40% in each subject or 50% aggregate.

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    CA Intermediate Course May 2023: Important Dates

    Check the table below to know the important dates for the CA Intermediate May 2023 exams.

    Events Dates
    Last Date for registration for May 2023 Sept 1, 2022
    May 2023 Exam Form Date Feb 2023
    CA Inter May 2023 Exam Dates May 2 to Nov 17, 2023 (Expected)
    Admit Card Release Date April 20, 2023
    CA Inter Result (May 2023) July 2023

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    CA Inter Course Nov 2023 Important Dates

    Events Dates
    Last Date for registration for Nov 2023 March 1, 2023
    Nov 2023 Exam Form Date Sept 2023
    CA Inter Nov 2023 Exam Dates First Week of Nov 2023
    Admit Card Release Date Last week of October 2023
    CA Inter Result (Nov 2023) Jan 2024

    Check all the details about the CA Inter exam dates in our comprehensive article.

    Eligibility for Registration in CA Intermediate course

    After clearing the CA Foundation exams, a candidate becomes eligible to register for the CA Intermediate course. 

    Graduated or Post graduated students can also take the Direct Entry Route. In this scheme, a candidate can directly register for the CA Intermediate exam without going through CA Foundation. To be eligible for the direct entry scheme, 

    1. Students must clear their Graduation or Post Graduation in Commerce and secure a minimum of 55%. 
    2. Non-commerce Graduates/ Post Graduates can register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks.
    3. Students who cleared the Intermediate level of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
    4. Students appearing for the final year exams of graduation can apply under the provisional scheme.

    The above students are eligible to register directly for the Intermediate level without passing the CA Foundation. 


    CA Intermediate Registration Procedure

    A student can register for the CA Intermediate course by filling out the registration form online and paying the requisite fees. After the payment, the system will automatically generate the registration form. 

    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:

    Document Required for CA Intermediate Registration:

    1. For foundation route students, submit the attested copy of the Marksheet of class 12th or its equivalent Central Govt. recognized examination pass mark statement.
    2. For direct-entry route students, submit an 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). 
    3. Affix a coloured and latest photograph on the hard copy of the registration form.
    4. Attested copy of the proof of Nationality if the student is a foreigner.
    5. Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate, i.e. SC/ST/OBC or Differently abled.

    How to fill CA Intermediate Registration Form?

    Registration for the CA Intermediate Course
    1. Visit the ICAI website, or click on the given link: www.icai.org
    2. Log in to the self-service portal through the email id and password.
    3. After authentication, go to the Student SSP portal.
    4. Then, choose the student cycle(ca foundation or direct entry).
    5. Fill in the required details and click on “save and next”.
    6. You’ll get the OTP. It will complete your login process. Now, log in and fill in the additional details. 
    7. Lastly, you have to pay the registration fees online.

    Check out the detailed version of the steps mentioned above on how to fill out the CA Intermediate registration form

    After completing the formalities mentioned above, ICAI CA Inter study material will be dispatched to the students within one month through the Centralized Dispatch System. Students can also check the CA Intermediate Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

    After completing your CA Intermediate registration, you should start preparing for the exams. Prepare a study plan for yourself and complete the CA syllabus on time. It will help you in doing three times revisions and you can also practice the CA Intermediate papers.

    Validity Period of CA Intermediate Registration

    The CA Intermediate registration is valid for 4 years. It can be revalidated any number of times for a further 4 years period by paying a revalidation fee of Rs. 400/- or as decided by the Council from time to time.

    Students can also read about the total CA Course duration and know in how many years they can become a CA. 


    CA Intermediate Exam Form

    Apart from the registration form, students also have to fill out the exam form for the CA Intermediate course. They can fill out their CA Intermediate exam form through the ICAI website. If the candidate is registered, he can directly log in to their account and fill out the application form.

    However, a new user must register first for the Intermediate course. Students can fill out the CA Inter exam form for May 2023 when the forms are released by ICAI, which are expected in Feb 2023. After filling out the CA Intermediate Exam form, you need to pay the requisite amount. 

    Hindi-medium students can check this link – CA Intermediate Exam form in Hindi.


    CA Intermediate Course Fees

    The total CA Intermediate Course fee is Rs. 20,700 for both groups and Rs. 14,500 for a single group. For Foreign students, the fee for both groups is $1500 and for a single group is $925.

    Check the table below to know the complete CA Inter Course fees:

    Details of Fees Both Groups (Rs) Single Group (Rs) Both Groups ($) Single Group ($)
    CA Intermediate Registration Fees Rs. 15000 Rs. 11000 $ 1000 $ 600
    Student’s Activity Fees for CA Intermediate Rs. 2000 Rs. 2000*
    CA Intermediate Registration Fees (as article assistant) Rs. 1000
    CA Intermediate Exam Form Rs. 2700 Rs. 1500 $500 $325
    Total CA Intermediate Fees Rs. 20700 Rs. 14500 $1500 $925

    Direct entry route students have to pay Rs. 200 as the cost of a prospectus in addition to the above fees. Moreover, foreign students have to pay registration fees of $1000 for both groups and $600 for a single group. 

    Furthermore, Direct entry students must also register for the ITT and OP training program before registering for the practical training each for 15 days. The fee for ITT(Information Technology Training) Program is Rs 6500/- and for the OP (Orientation Program ) is Rs 7000/- inclusive of the study material and tea/refreshments provided by the ICAI. 

    To know the complete details about the CA Intermediate Fee, visit the following page.

    Correction Window 

    ICAI provides 2 correction windows for rectifying errors in case of incorrect details submitted in the exam form. The first correction window is free as well as the second correction window requires a fee of Rs. 1000/- per application. 

    1. Correction Window 1– Under this, a student can change their Center/Medium for free within one week after the last date of submission of the Examination form (without late fees). 
    2. Correction Window 2 (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 requests made immediately before 7 days will not be entertained by the ICAI in any case.

    CA Intermediate Syllabus and Subjects

    There are 8 papers in the CA Intermediate syllabus, divided into 2 groups of 4 papers each. 

    Subject covered in CA Intermediate course

    1. Group: 1
      1. Paper- 1 Accounting (100 Marks)
      2. Paper-2 Corporate Laws & Other Laws (100 Marks)
        1. Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)
        2. Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)
      3. Paper -3 Cost & Management Accounting (100 Marks)
      4. Paper -4 Taxation (100 Marks)
        1. Section A: Income-tax Law (60 Marks)
        2. Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks)
    2. Group: 2
      1. Paper -5 Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
      2. Paper -6 Audit & Assurance (100 Marks)
      3. Paper -7 Enterprise Information System & Strategic Management (100 Marks)
        1. Part I: Enterprise Information System (50 Marks)
        2. Part II: Strategic Management (50 Marks)
      4. Paper -8 Financial Management & Economics for Finance (100 Marks)
        1. Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)
        2. Part II: Economics of Finance (40 marks)

    CA Intermediate Books for May 2023 Exams

    Check out the CA Intermediate Books that you should prefer for preparing for the May 2023 exams:

    1. First Lessons in Accounting by M.P.Vijay Kumar.
    2. Padhuka’s handbook on Taxation by G Sekar.
    3. Bestword’s Auditing & Assurance by Surbhi Bansal.
    4. Taxmann’s Auditing and Assurance by Pankaj Garg.
    5. Students Guide for Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management by G Sekar.

    To check more helpful books for the CA Intermediate preparation, students can check out our article.


    CA Intermediate Preparation Tips May 2023

    To prepare well for the CA Intermediate Exams, the most important thing is to dedicate yourself to your studies and follow a proper study plan. So, check these detailed articles regarding the study plan for CA Inter Group 1 and 2 subjects:

    To score good marks in your exams, you also need to prepare with the mock test papers and Intermediate previous year papers. Solving these papers will give you confidence, and you can also learn about time management. 

    The above resources will help you in exam preparation, but to become a CA Topper, you must follow these success mantras of CA Toppers and have a unique study plan.

    As you know, ICAI permits the use of a calculator in CA exams, you must learn these quick tricks to use calculators and save your exam time.


    CA Intermediate Admit Card

    ICAI generally issues admit cards 14 days before the exams. Students can download the CA Inter May 2023 admit card from the official website. Admit cards will not be sent through offline mode. The only way is to download the admit cards through the ICAI website.

    Details you should check on the CA Intermediate Admit Card are:

    1. Name of the Candidate
    2. Candidate’s Photograph and Signature
    3. Name of the Examination Centre
    4. Roll Number
    5. Groups enrolled
    6. Examination City
    7. Medium of Examination
    8. Candidate’s Address
    9. Exam day instructions for candidates

    CA Intermediate Result

    ICAI declares the CA Intermediate result 2 months after the exam. The CA Inter Nov 2022 result will be declared in Jan 2023. 

    As per the ICAI guidelines, a candidate shall be declared to have passed in CA Intermediate course, if he scores a minimum of 40% marks in each individual subject and 50% marks in aggregate of all the subjects at one sitting either in both the groups or a single group.


    CA Intermediate: Details of Training

    After clearing either one group or both of the CA Intermediate Exams, a student has to undergo some practical training in CA course as directed by ICAI. 

    1. ICITSS Training
      The training consists of an Information Technology (IT) and Orientation Course (OC) each of 15 days (6 hours each day). The fees for such IT (Information Technology) course shall be Rs 6500/- and the fee for OP (Orientation Program) is Rs 7000/- per student including course material and tea refreshments as well.
    2. ARTICLESHIP Training
      The students who are pursuing the Chartered Accountancy course must be aware of such 3 years of CA Articleship training. The motto behind such 3 years of practical training is to prepare a CA Student into an experienced, knowledgeable, and well-rounded professional.
    3. AICITSS Training
      AICITSS stands for Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills which consists of Advanced Information Technology and Management and Communication Skills each of 15 days. The fee for Advanced Information technology training is Rs 7500/- and for Management and Communication Skills is Rs 7000/- per student inclusive of course material and tea refreshments.
    4. INDUSTRIAL Training(optional)
      Industrial Training in CA Course is completely optional for the students pursuing Chartered Accountancy. The objective of Industrial Training is to provide industries, with Chartered Accountants who possess adequate knowledge and background of industrial functioning, conceived the concepts of industrial training.

    FAQs

    Ques 1. What is CA Intermediate?

    Ans. CA Intermediate is the second level of the CA course. There are 8 subjects in the CA Intermediate course that covers in-depth knowledge of Accounting, Finance, and Auditing.

    Ques 2. What is the duration of the CA Intermediate Course?

    Ans. The duration of the CA Intermediate is around 10 months, including the waiting period for the result.

    Ques 3. What is the time gap between CA Foundation and CA Intermediate?

    Ans. The time gap between CA Foundation and CA Intermediate is 8 to 10 months.

    Ques 4. When are the CA Intermediate Results announced?

    Ans. CA Intermediate Results are announced two months after the last date of the exam.

    Ques 5. What are the ICAI exemption rules in CA Exams?

    Ans. ICAI has allowed some exemption rules in the passing criteria of CA Exams. However, they apply to certain conditions only. Our article on understanding ICAI CA Exemptions explains all the conditions in detail.

    Ques 6. How many subjects are there in the CA Intermediate course? 

    Ans. There are a total of 8 subjects in CA Intermediate. The subjects are categorized into 2 groups. Students must complete these subjects in 8 months to prepare for the exams.