ICAI Proposed CA New Scheme of Education and Training 2023 – All You Need to Know

ICAI CA New Scheme 2023 – Recently, the ICAI has proposed a new scheme of education and training in June 2022. The revised scheme of education has some changes in all three levels of the CA Course and the practical training of three years.

Before that, ICAI revised the CA course in 2017, where CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA CA Final new syllabus was introduced.

In the CA new syllabus 2023, some papers of all the three levels are merged, and some are removed. Moreover, in the new scheme, the CA articleship period is reduced from 3 to 2 years.

ICAI CA Course LevelNew Changes
CA Foundation4 Subjects from 6 Subjects
CA Intermediate6 Papers (3 in each Group)
CA ArticleshipPeriod Reduced from 3 to 2 years
CA Final6 Papers (3 in each Group)

There are also many changes in the eligibility, registration validity, syllabus, subjects, paper pattern, passing criteria, exemptions, training leaves, and leaving the CA course.

For now, the new scheme of education and training is in the draft and waiting for approval and amendments. And ICAI has invited suggestions by the concerned members of the society for their suggestions.

So, in this article, we’ll tell you everything about the ICAI proposed new scheme of education and training 2023 and the comparison between the old and new schemes.

To understand all the points of the CA new syllabus 2023, watch the detailed video of CA RC Sharma sir.


ICAI CA New Scheme of Education and Training 2023

Before jumping into the details of each course and training, let us first check out the CA Course duration under the new scheme.

So, in the CA new scheme, a student will now take 42 months to become a Chartered Accountant.

ICAI CA Course LevelNew ChangesNew Changes
CA Foundation Registration/ Appear 10 + 2StartStart
CA Foundation Study Period4 Months4 Months
CA Intermediate Study Period8 Months8 Months
CA Articleship36 Months24 Months
CA Final Study Period6 Months
Total CA Course Duration48 Months42 Months
Work Experience for CoP12 Months

CA Foundation New Course 2023

Currently, there are no criteria for a number of attempts in the CA Foundation course. Hence, students can give any number of attempts. The CA Foundation registration validity can also be revalidated multiple times.

But in the proposed scheme of education and training, students can register after the 10th, and the CA Foundation registration is valid for four years. Moreover, students cannot further revalidate their foundation registration after those 4 years.

Also, now there will be no cut-off dates like January 1 and July 1 for the CA Foundation registration. This will enable ICAI to conduct three exams in a year.

CA Foundation New Syllabus 2023

Currently, the CA Foundation syllabus comprises of 6 subjects and 4 papers. Now, in the new scheme, ICAI removed 2 subjects: Business Correspondence & Reporting and Business & Commercial Knowledge.

CA Foundation Syllabus under new scheme of education and training

CA Foundation Passing Criteria

The ICAI has also made some changes in the CA Foundation exam pattern. In the new scheme, students have to get 50% marks to crack the CA Foundation exams, and there will be a negative marking of .25 for every wrong MCQ answer.

CurrentProposed
Subjective and Objective bothSubjective and Objective with negative marking (.25)

These are all the changes in the new scheme of education and training for the CA Foundation course.


CA Intermediate Course under New Scheme 2023

CA Intermediate Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the CA Intermediate course are the same as before. However, to appear in the exams, the direct entry route students must undergo an 8-month study period.

CA Intermediate Registration Validity

The validity of the CA Intermediate registration is now for 5 years as against four years. And CA Intermediate students can revalidate their registration form only once with the prescribed fees.

Changes in the CA Intermediate Registration validity

Also Check: CA Course Fees

CA Intermediate New Syllabus 2023

Now, there will be only 6 papers in the CA Intermediate course and not the 8 papers. The changes proposed by the ICAI in the CA Intermediate subjects are:

  • Paper 1 and 5 are merged into one, and one paper that is – Advanced Accounting.
  • Enterprise Information Systems is removed from paper 7, and Economics for Finance is removed from paper 8. The remaining part is merged in paper 6 as Financial management and strategic management (50 marks + 50 marks).
  • Paper 2 of corporate law will cover the companies act entirely. Its portion of Business law will be covered at the CA Foundation level.
CA Intermediate papers under new scheme of education and training

Now, there will be 2 groups of 3 papers each.

CA Intermediate Passing Criteria

The passing criteria for the CA Intermediate exams will also change. So, there will be 30% MCQ-based questions in all the 6 papers. Furthermore, the negative marking of .25 will deduct for every wrong answer.

Exemption Criteria for CA Intermediate

After the new scheme, if you get an exemption in any paper, then the exemption will be permanent for that paper. That means the ICAI will treat the exempted papers as permanently passed. However, you need to clear the rest of the papers with 50% marks.

Exemption Criteria proposed by ICAI for CA New course 2023

Read More: CA Exemption Rules


CA Articleship Training

In the CA articleship Training, ICAI has proposed significant changes that will benefit the students.

Practical Training Time Period/Duration

ICAI has reduced the CA articleship duration from 3 years to 2 years. It is good news for all the CA aspirants as now they can become CA earlier than before.

However, with the reduced period of CA Articleship, there comes a condition for aspirants who want to become a practitioner.

Students who want to practice CA must have 1 year of experience in a Chartered Accountancy firm. Afterwards, they will get a certificate of practice.

For existing CAs, if they have worked for one year in a CA firm in the last 5 years, then this condition will be treated as fulfilled. This condition does not apply to aspirants who want to do a job.

CA Articleship period reduced in the ICAI New scheme 2023

Note: Students can undergo industrial training for nine months to 1 year (in the last 1 year of the articleship).

CA Articleship Eligibility

Under the CA new scheme 2023, students have to clear both the groups of CA Intermediate and completion of ICITSS training to be eligible to start the articleship training.

The move will benefit the student, as now they can focus entirely on the practical training and don’t have to worry about the exam preparation.

CA Articleship Stipend

Many students often complain that their CA articleship stipend is low. So, ICAI has decided to increase the stipend by 100%.

CA Articleship Leaves

Since students don’t have to give any exams during the practical training, ICAI has reduced the number of leaves. Students can take only 12 leaves in a year, which means 24 leaves in two years.

CA Articleship Leaves

ICAI Self-paced Modules

ICAI has introduced the self-paced modules under the new scheme of education and training. Students can study these modules at their own pace and give online exams.

The self-paced modules are divided into four sets: Set A, Set B, Set C, and Set D.

Self-paced modules under new scheme

To become eligible for the CA Final exams, students have to clear these 4 sets. To clear these modules, they have to score more than 50% marks in each module.

Among the 4 sets, Sets A and B, which are Economics Law and Strategic Cost Management, are compulsory. Also, these are the deleted subjects of the CA Final old course.

In the other two sets, students can choose the topic of their own choice. Students can study for these self-paced modules online during the articleship training and clear their exams simultaneously.


CA Final Course under New Scheme of Education and Training

CA Final Eligibility and Registration

To become eligible to register for the CA Final course, students have to pass both groups of CA Intermediate exams and complete the ICITSS training.

However, to appear in the CA Final exams, students need to:

  • Complete Advanced ICITISS Course
  • Complete 6 month study period after the practical training is over.
  • Crack all the 4 self-paced modules.

The CA Final registration is valid for 10 years. Aspirants can revalidate their registration after 10 years with the prescribed fee.

CA Final registration eligibility and validity

CA Final New Syllabus 2023

In the CA new scheme 2023, ICAI has reduced the CA Final papers from 8 to 6. Now, there are 2 groups that will include 3 papers each.

Major changes done in the CA Final Subjects are:

  • Subjects of papers 4 and 5 will be removed and included in the self-paced modules.
  • Now, there will be no options in Paper 6. It will be a Multi-disciplinary case study with Strategic Management
  • Elective subjects such as risk management, and financial services and capital markets are now part of the Set C of the self-paced modules.
CA Final subjects under new scheme of education and training

CA Final Exam Pattern

Like CA Intermediate new course 2022, all CA Final papers will also have 30% MCQ-based questions. And, there will be a negative marking of 25% on every wrong objective answer.

Talking about the CA Final exemption rules, they are the same as CA Intermediate.


Exit Route – Business Accounting Associate

The exit route will also change under the new CA Course 2023. Students generally exit the CA Course as they are not able to crack the CA Final exams.

Now, instead of Accounting Technician, ICAI will provide the certificate of Business Accounting Associate. However, they need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Cleared both groups of CA Intermediate.
  • Complete the CA Articleship Training.
  • Completed the soft skills and Information technology courses.
  • Cleared all 4 self-paced modules.

Students can check the PPT presentation made by the ICAI and the source of this article.

Conclusion

This is all about the CA New scheme of education and training proposed by ICAI recently. The new course will benefit the future Chartered Accountants as it will prepare them for the International markets.

Stay connected with this page, as we will update this page with all the ICAI announcements regarding the new scheme of the CA Course.