CA Foundation Course 2021 – Registration, Eligibility, Fee, Syllabus

Check out CA Foundation Course 2021 details – Registration, Eligibility, Fee, Syllabus. ICAI has revised CA Course which is applicable from 2019. Here we’ve provided CA Foundation Registration Procedure, Eligibility, CA Foundation Syllabus and Exam Fee details. ICAI has raised CA Foundation Exam Fee. The First attempt of CA Foundation would be May 2019. Here you can download the CA Foundation Study material also.

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About the Course

Foundation Course is the entry-level for Chartered Accountancy Course. Students after appearing in class 12th examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto can register for Foundation Course. Students can appear in the Foundation Examination after qualifying the senior secondary (10+2) examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto. Students after registration to the course are required to complete a minimum of 4 months study period from the date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on or before 30th June/ 31st December will be eligible to appear in November/ May examination, as the case may be.

CA Foundation Course Details

Eligibility for CA Foundation Course

A student who has appeared in the Class 12 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) may register for Foundation Course.

A registered student may appear in Foundation Examination after he/ she has qualified the Senior Secondary Examination* (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

A student who has got himself/ herself registered for Foundation Course and has undergone a minimum of four months study period is eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on or before 30th June/31 st December will be eligible to appear in November/May examination respectively. Foundation Examinations are held in May & November every year.

Students who are Graduates/ Post Graduates with prescribed percentage marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) or Intermediate level examination passed students of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India are exempted from passing Foundation Course. Such students on fulfilling the requirements can register directly to Intermediate Course.

Foundation Course comprises of four papers, out of which two are subjective and two are objective type. Negative marking for choosing wrong options is there in objective papers.

Due Date for CA Foundation Registration

  • Last Date for CA Foundation Registration for May 2021 attempt: January 2021
  • Last Date for CA Foundation Registration for November 2021 attempt:  June 2021

CA Foundation Exams are held twice a year in the months of May and November. Examination Department issues notifications/announcements regarding the conduct of Foundation Examination on the Institute’s website www.icai.org/Newspapers. The said notification contains the proposed Examination Centres, in India and abroad. After getting registered for Foundation Course, students are also required to fill in the separate application form for appearing in Foundation Examination.

CA Foundation Course Validity Period

Foundation Course registration is valid for 3 years and can be revalidated any number of times for a further 3 years period by paying a revalidation fee of Rs. 300/- or as decided by the Council from time to time.

Subjects covered in CA Foundation Course

  • Paper-1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)
  • Paper-2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)
    • Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)
    • Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)
  • Paper-3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)
    • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
    • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)
  • Paper-4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)
    • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
    • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

Paper-3 and Paper-4 are objective type papers with negative marking.

The Board of Studies issues comprehensive study materials covering all four subjects.

Check New CA Foundation Syllabus from 2021

Passing criteria in CA Foundation Exam

A Foundation Course candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination if he/ she obtains at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to the principle of negative marking.

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CA Foundation Registration Fee

CA Foundation Registration Fee

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102 Comments

  1. CA Foundation
    Foundation covers four basic subjects viz.
    Paper 1: Principles and Practice of Accounting
    Paper 2: Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Recording
    Paper 3: Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
    Paper 4: Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
    400 Marks exam with each paper accounting for 100 Marks. Paper 1 & 2 will be subjective type papers and 3 & 4 will be objective papers. Candidates can choose English or Hindi as the choice of language to appear in CA Foundation exam. However, Section B of paper 2 will compulsorily have to be given in English language. The objective papers, i.e. Paper 3 & 4, will have a negative marking of one-fourth, such that for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Candidates will have to score a minimum of 40 marks in each paper and 50% overall (200 marks) to pass the CA Foundation exam.

  2. Will be appearing 12th Examination (HSC) in February 2020. When shall eligible for registration for CA foundation course? and when shall eligible to appear in CA Foundation course exams?

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