ICAI CA Intermediate Course (May 2022) – Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus

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CA Intermediate Course is the second stage of the CA Course organised and conducted by ICAI. After clearing the CA Foundation Course, students are eligible for CA Intermediate and can register themselves online on the ICAI website. The registration fees for both the groups of CA Intermediate is Rs. 18000 and for a single group, it is Rs. 13000 including the registration fee, student’s activity fees, and article assistant fee. The ICAI CA Intermediate syllabus consists of 2 groups and a total of 8 papers (4 in each group). Each paper consists of 100 marks. The medium of examination is English or Hindi, students can choose whichever suits them. The CA Intermediate Course syllabus by ICAI is mentioned below: 

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 article, you’ll get complete CA Intermediate course details including eligibility, registration, duration, syllabus, fees, exam form, preparation, exams tips and more. From this article, you’ll get the links to our detailed blogs on every topic, and you can find answers to all your queries through them. Register Now: CA Intermediate Coaching 

Complete CA Intermediate Course Journey of May 2022

Given below is the complete CA Inter course journey that you are 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 for registering for the CA Intermediate exams. ICAI also introduced the Direct entry route method, where they can directly enrol in the CA Intermediate Course and skip the Foundation exams.

2. Registration – If you’re eligible for the CA Inter course, then you can register by filling out the online form. Your registration will be completed as you pay the registration fees. 

3. Preparation – As you complete your registration, you’ll get a study period of 8 months to prepare. You have to prepare for 8 subjects if you are giving both groups together. Students can also register and prepare for a single group.

4. Exam Form – You also have to fill out the CA Intermediate exam form. The dates for filing the exam form for May 2022 attempt will be released by ICAI. The exam form fees 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 in their admit card. Therefore, ICAI opens 2 correction windows for rectifying the errors in the admit card, if any.

7. Exams – Students who have registered for the CA Intermediate May 2022 exams, can check the exam dates on ICAI and VSI Jaipur websites. 

8. Result – ICAI declares the CA Intermediate and IPCC results, 2 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 Dates for May 2022

    Students who are going to sit in the CA Intermediate examinations of May 2022, can check their respective dates below. The table will be updated as soon as the dates are declared by ICAI. 

    Last Date for registration for May 20221st Jan, 2022
    May 2022 Exam Form DateFeb 21 to March 20, 2022
    Intermediate May 2022 Exam DatesMay 15th to 30th, 2022
    Admit Card Release Date April 30, 2022 (Tentative)
    CA Inter ResultsJuly 2022

    Check all the details about the CA Inter exam dates for the May 2022 attempt.

    Eligibility for Registration in CA Intermediate course

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

    Other than clearing the CA Foundation exam, students can also take the Direct Entry Route. In this scheme, a candidate can directly register for the CA Intermediate or IPCC exam without going through CA Foundation. To be eligible for this scheme, 

    1. Students need to clear their Graduation or Post Graduation in Commerce and secured 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 who are 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. For complete details, read CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria

    CA Intermediate Registration Procedure

    A student can register for the CA Intermediate course by filling the online registration form and 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 –

    Document Required for CA Intermediate Course 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 rout 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 colored 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? 

    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 the required details and click on “save and next”.
    6. You’ll get the OTP. It will complete your login process. Now, login and fill the additional details. 
    7. Lastly, you have to pay the registration fees. The fees will be paid online.

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

    Once the above formalities are completed, ICAI study material for the CA Intermediate course will be dispatched to the students within one month through the Centralized Dispatch System.Students can also check –  CA Intermediate Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

    Registration Fees for the CA Intermediate Course

    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 have to register for both groups at a time along with the payment of the prospectus. Given below is the table showing the total registration fees that a student has to pay: 

    Details of FeesBoth Groups Single Group
    Registration FeeRs. 15000Rs. 11000
    Student’s Activity FeeRs. 2000Rs. 2000*
    Registration Fee as article assistantRs. 1000Rs. 1000
    TotalRs. 18000Rs. 13000

    * To be paid once.

    The students who are entering the CA Course by the direct entry route have to pay Rs. 200 as the cost of a prospectus in addition to the above fees. Moreover, foreign students have to pay the registration fees of $1000 for both groups and $600 for single group. 

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

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

    Fee Exemption

    ICAI in its announcement notified about the 75% fee concession for the students from the specific places. Now, instead of paying Rs. 18000, students from these places have to pay Rs. 4500 for both groups and Rs. 3250 for the single group for the registration of the CA Intermediate course. Students residing in union territories of J&  K, Ladakh, and North-eastern states. 

    Students will have to present a permanent residential address proof along with a valid ID.

    Now, after completing your CA Intermediate registration, you should start preparing for the exams. It will be helpful if you complete the syllabus on time. As it will help you in doing three times revisions and you can also practice with enough CA Intermediate papers.

    CA Intermediate Exam Form

    Apart from the registration form, students also have to fill out the exam form for the CA Intermediate course. As mentioned earlier, candidates can apply either for a single group or for both groups at a time. They can fill out their CA Intermediate exam form through the ICAI website. If the candidate is registered then he can directly log in to their account and fill out their application form. However, if he is a new user then will have to register first. After filling out the CA Intermediate Exam form, you need to pay the requisite amount. For Hindi-medium students, they can check this link – CA Intermediate Exam form in Hindi 

    CA Intermediate Exam Form Fee 

    The exam form fees for a single group is Rs. 1500 and for both groups together is Rs. 2700. The fees is different for students from Overseas centres. Check the complete CA Intermediate Exam form fee details in the below table.

    CountryFor Both GroupsFor Single Group
    For Indian CentresINR 2700INR 1500
    For Kathmandu (Nepal) CentreINR 3400INR 2200
    For Overseas Centres (Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat)US $500US $ 325

    Students can also check – Question Bank for CA Intermediate 

    Correction Window 

    ICAI provides 2 correction windows for the rectification of errors in case of wrong 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 his/her 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

    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. 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)

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    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 intermediate admit card through the website. Admit cards will not be sent through offline mode. The only way is to download the admit cards through the ICAI website.

    Contents you should check on the CA Intermediate Admit Card

    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 IPCC Result and CA Intermediate result 2 months after the exam. The CA Intermediate/IPCC Dec 2021 result will be declared in the month of February, 2022. 

    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 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 fee for OP (Orientation Program) is Rs 7000/- per student including of course material and tea refreshment as well.
    2. ARTICLESHIP Training
      The students who are pursuing Chartered Accountancy course must be aware of such 3 years of practical 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 of Advanced Information technology training is Rs 7500/- and Management and Communication Skills is Rs 7000/- per student inclusive of course material and tea refreshment.
    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 the industries, Chartered Accountants who possess the adequate knowledge and background of industrial functioning, conceived the concepts of industrial training.

    Validity Period of CA Intermediate Registration

    CA Intermediate Course registration is valid for 4 years and 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. 


    Ques 1. For how many years is the CA Intermediate registration valid?

    Ans. Your registration for the CA Intermediate course is valid for four years only, and you get eight attempts to appear in the exams. After the end of these four years, you have to pay a fee of Rs. 400 to renew your registration.

    Ques 2. What are the CA Intermediate exam dates for May 2022?

    Ans. The CA Intermediate exams for May 2022 are scheduled from May 15 to May 30, 2022. 

    Ques 3. When are the CA Intermediate Results announced?

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

    Ques 4. 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 5. 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 have to complete these subjects in a period of 8 months to be ready for the exams.