Eligibility Qualification to Register for CA Intermediate Examination


As we all know that ICAI has revised its syllabus and w.e.f 1st July 2017 IPCC has replaced by CA Intermediate. Registration for IPCC has ceased from 1st July 2017 and CA Intermediate registration has started from the same date. Exam for CA Intermediate will conduct twice in a year i.e. MAY and November the same as earlier. You can check the latest CA Intermediate result and IPCC result updates for the July 2021 examination.

One needs to pass the entry-level i.e. CA Foundation to be eligible to register in CA Intermediate. Apart from passing the CA Foundation, there are also other procedures or we can say other routes through which a student can enroll for Intermediate.

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CA Intermediate Eligibility –

  1. A candidate becomes eligible to register for Intermediate only after passing (10+2) examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law and also after passing CA Foundation (introduced by ICAI as per the new scheme).
  2. There is also a direct entry route through which a candidate can enroll for Intermediate directly without going through Either CA Foundation.
    • Students who are Graduate/ Post Graduate in Commerce and secured a minimum of 55% can register directly for Intermediate without passing CA  Foundation.
    • Similarly like Commerce Graduates, Non-commerce Graduates/ Post Graduates can also register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks in Graduation/ Post Graduation.
    • Apart from the above, the 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 entrance level.

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

The candidates who are there in the last year of their graduation can register for the Intermediate course on the 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. Addition to this, if he has undergone through theoretical Educational Programme then no credit shall be given of 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. To know the total CA Course duration, you can visit the given link.

As you know the eligibility criteria for the CA Intermediate course, now you have to fill the registration form and the exam form.

However, the candidates who are registered directly in the CA Intermediate after clearing the Intermediate level of “The Institute of Cost Accountants of India” or “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” are eligible to appear in the Intermediate examination after undergone through 8 months of study period similar like students who are appearing through the CA Foundation route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. For CA intermediate candidates what will be the eligibility criteria?

For commerce graduate or postgraduate students has to score at least 50% marks in their exams. And, for non-commerce graduate or postgraduate students, have to score at least 60% marks in their semesters. The candidates are eligible only if they have cleared the level of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India. 

Q2. 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 CA foundation and have to clear the exams. After completion of the CA foundation exam only, candidates can apply for the ca intermediate exams.

Q3. Do candidates feel difficulties in clearing the CA intermediate exams?

CA intermediate is not as tough as candidates think. For the preparation of the CA intermediate exams, candidates have to make a strategy to prepare well for the exams. Candidates need to join the best CA institute for CA intermediate

Q4. How can candidates crack the CA intermediate in the first attempt?

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