CA Intermediate Eligibility 2023: Registration Criteria, Documents Required, Cut-off Dates

CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria 2023

Students who want to register for the CA Intermediate 2023 exams must fulfil the eligibility criteria. The following CA Intermediate eligibility criteria are the minimum requirements set by the ICAI for Intermediate registration. It includes the candidate’s qualifications, marks and the cut-off dates.

The CA Intermediate eligibility is different for the students who are giving the CA Foundation exams or the graduate students who want to enrol directly at the Intermediate level.

So, in this article, you’ll know the CA Intermediate eligibility criteria for the 2023 exams and some frequently asked questions. You’ll also know the documents required for the CA Inter registration.


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CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria for 2023 Registration

The eligibility criteria to register for the CA Intermediate 2023 exams are as follows:

1. Through Foundation Route:

Students who have cleared the CA Foundation exams are eligible to register for the CA Intermediate course.

2. Through Direct entry route:

  • Graduates/ Post Graduate in Commerce who have secured a minimum of 55% can register directly for Intermediate.
  • Non-commerce Graduates/ Post Graduates can also register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks in Graduation/ Post Graduation.
  • 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 the entrance level.

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Last Date to Register for CA Intermediate

To be eligible to register for the 2023 exams, students have to fill out the registration form before the last date.

The table below mentions the last registration date for the 2023 exams.

CA Inter Attempt Last Date
May 2023 Sept 1, 2022
Nov 2023 March 1, 2023

Students enrolling for the CA Intermediate course must check the latest CA new scheme 2023 by ICAI. In this new scheme, ICAI has made several amendments at the Intermediate level.


CA Intermediate Registration Procedure 2023

Students who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria can register for the 2023 exams. The procedure to register for the exams are as follows:

  • Log in to the self-service portal of ICAI.
  • Select the student cycle. Choose from Foundation or Direct entry route.
  • Fill in the details and upload the required documents. Then, click on “Save & Next”.
  • Upload your Photo/ Signature.
  • Click on Generate OTP. You will receive the OTP on your registered number, or the ICAI will send a verification link to your email id.
  • Submit the OTP and pay the fees.

Click here to read the detailed CA Intermediate registration process.

After completing the registration process, ICAI will provide the CA Intermediate study material applicable for the upcoming session. You can also download the pdf of the study material from the ICAI website.

The students who are appearing in the Intermediate examinations through the Foundation route are required to undergo 8 months study period after registering for Intermediate Course.

After registering for the course, students have to fill out the CA Inter exam form. Only those students who have filled out the exam form will get the CA Inter Nov 2022 admit card.


Provision Registration for the 3rd Year Students

The candidates who are there in the last year of their graduation are also eligible to register for the Intermediate course on a 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 cancelled and fees will neither be refunded nor be adjusted. In addition to this, if he has undergone through theoretical Educational Programme then no credit shall be given for such.

ITT and OP training must be completed before the 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.


There are a total of 8 CA Intermediate papers that students need to study in the 8-9 months of the study period. Students can check out our complete CA Intermediate course guide for detailed information.

Check the latest CA Intermediate result updates for the Nov 2022 examination.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1. Can students apply for CA intermediate exams after class 12th?

    To apply for CA intermediate exams after class 12th, candidates have to first apply for the CA Foundation course and have to clear the exams. After completion of the CA foundation exam only, candidates can apply for the ca intermediate exams.

    Q2. Can I pursue CA Intermediate directly?

    Yes, students who have completed their graduation can directly register for the CA Intermediate exams through the direct entry scheme.

    Q3. Is there any age limit to register for the CA Intermediate course?

    No, there is no criteria of age limit to apply for CA Intermediate.

    Q4. How many attempts are allowed for the CA Intermediate exams?

    Students have 8 attempts to clear the CA Inter exams. Afterwards, they have to revalidate the CA Intermediate registration.

    Q5. How difficult is CA Intermediate?

    The difficulty of CA Intermediate can be determined by the passing percentage of the exam. In the May 2022 attempt, the pass percentage is just 5.46% of both groups, 13.30% for the first group and 12.45% for the second group.