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CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit and Qualification

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CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria 2024

Students who want to register for the CA Intermediate 2024 exams must fulfil the eligibility criteria. The following CA Intermediate eligibility criteria are the minimum requirements set by the ICAI for Intermediate registration. They include the candidate’s qualifications, marks, and cut-off dates.

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

This article explains the CA Intermediate eligibility criteria for the September 2024 exams, and some frequently asked questions. It also provides the documents required for the CA Inter registration.

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CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria for September 2024 Registration

The eligibility criteria to register for the CA Intermediate 2024 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/Postgraduates can also register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks in Graduation/Postgraduate.
  • 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 register directly for the Intermediate level without passing the entrance level.

Read More – How to Prepare for CA Intermediate Group 1 Papers

Last Date to Register for CA Intermediate

Students must complete the registration form before the last date to be eligible to register for the 2024 exams. The table below mentions the last registration date for the 2024 exams.

CA Inter AttemptLast Date
September 2024January 01, 2024
January 2025May 01, 2024

Students enrolling for the CA Intermediate course must check the latest CA new scheme 2024 by ICAI. In this new scheme, ICAI has made several amendments at the Intermediate level and CA exams.

Important Notice: The CA Intermediate September 2024 attempt exams will be held from 12 September to 23 September 2024. Check out the CA Inter September 2024 date sheet.

CA Intermediate Registration Procedure 2024

Students who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria can register for the 2024 exams. The procedure to register for the exams is as follows:

  • Log in to the self-service portal of ICAI.
  • Select the student cycle. Choose from a 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 to the upcoming session. You can also download the study material as a PDF from the ICAI website.

Students appearing in the Intermediate examinations through the Foundation route are required to undergo an 8-month study period after registering for the Intermediate Course. After registering for the course, students must fill out the CA Inter exam form. Only those students who have done so will receive the CA Inter May 2024 admit card.

Provision Registration for the 3rd Year Students

Candidates 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 after submitting proof that they have passed their graduation with the specified percentage discussed above.

During this provisional registration period, they can complete ITT (Information Technology) and O.P (Orientation Programme).

However, if they fail to produce such evidence, their provisional registration will be cancelled, and fees will neither be refunded nor adjusted.

In addition to this, if he has undergone a theoretical Educational Programme, then no credit shall be given for such.

For graduate students/postgraduate students taking direct entry into the CA Course, ITT and OP training must be completed before the commencement of practical training.

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 September 2024 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 for registering for the CA Intermediate course?

    No, there are no criteria or 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 must revalidate their 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 2023 attempt, the pass percentage was just 5.46% for both groups, 13.30% for the first group, and 12.45% for the second group.

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