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Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Exam 2022 ( ICAI Exam )

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Exam On: 23 May '22

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Updated on May 19, 2022 16:30 IST

ICAI CA 2022 exams will be conducted from May 14 to May 30 for Intermediate and Final courses. The CA Foundation exams will be conducted between June 24 to 30, 2022. The Foundation course exams were also scheduled in May but were later rescheduled in June to avoid clash with CBSE SSCE Term II (2021-22) or CISCE, Semester 2 exams. 

What is ICAI Exam?

ICAI exam, also known as the CA exam, is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for aspirants of Chartered Accountancy profession in India. As per the University Grants Commission (UGC), CA qualification is treated equivalent to a postgraduate degree. The exam is conducted at three different levels as per the CA courses. For being certified as a Chartered Accountant, candidates have to clear all the course levels. There are three levels in CA course. Given below are the names of CA course in order of first to third:

  • CA Foundation course examination (four papers) 

  • CA Intermediate examination (eight papers based on New Syllabus and eight paper based on Old Syllabus)
  • CA Final examination (eight papers based on New Syllabus and 8 paper based on Old Syllabus)

Latest updates:

May 19, 2022: ICAI CA Exams 2022: May 19, 20, 21 exams postponed in Silchar; New dates to be announced soon

May 14, 2022: ICAI CA Foundation Admit Cards for June 2022 Exam to Release by June 10

April 30, 2022: Admit cards for ICAI CA May 2022 exams for Inter and Final courses released

ICAI Exam Highlights

Given below is the table indicating key highlights of ICAI CA exams and courses:

Features

Details

Exam Name

ICAI CA Exam

Conducting Body

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Duration

Two hours

Language

English

Exam Purpose

Training and certifying Chartered Accountants in India

Course Offered

Chartered Accountancy 

No. of Test Cities

192 cities in India and 8 cities abroad

Exam Helpdesk No.

1800 419 2929

Exam Website

icaiexam.icai.org

ICAI CA exams and courses

ICAI CA process

ICAI CA Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates seeking admission to CA courses need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as under: 

CA Course

CA Eligibility Criteria

CA Foundation Course

Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from Central or State Board of Education before the examination.

In addition, candidates who have:

  • Registered with Board of Studies on or before 30 June of the examination year
  • Changed to CA Foundation Course with Board of Studies of ICAI on or before September 7 of the examination year.

CA Intermediate Course

  • Candidates have passed Foundation examination or equivalent examination
  • Candidates who have registered for previous Intermediate exam as per syllabus under paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule B or Professional Education (Course-II)
  • Professional Competence Course and converted into Intermediate (IPC) Course/ Accounting Technician Course (ATC) 
  • Candidates who have completed graduation or post-graduation in any stream from a recognized institute of India

CA Final Course

  • The candidate who have passed the Intermediate examination or Professional Education Examination – II/PCC/IPCC, are eligible to apply for the Final exam
  • They must also have completed 3 years or 3½ years or must be due to complete, as the case may be, of article training as on the date of filling the form
  • For PE-II stream student and PE-II stream students converted to IPCC – Also, they must be serving the last twelve months of articled training including excess leave, if any, and due to complete 3 years on or before October 31 of the examination year.
  • For PCC stream students – The candidate must be serving the last six months of articled training including excess leave if any, and due to complete 3½ years on or before 30th April of the examination year
  • For Intermediate IPCC students – The candidate must be serving the last six months of training including excess leave if any, and due to complete 3 years on or before 30 April of the examination year.
  • For students converted from PE-II to PCC  as well as for students converted from PE-II to PCC and then to IPCC – The candidate must be serving the last twelve months of training including excess leave if any, and due to complete 3½ years articles on or before October 31 of the examination year.
  • Candidates who have taken termination are advised to re-register for the balance period of training

ICAI CA May 2022 Exam Dates

ICAI CA May 2022 exam schedule for Foundation, Intermediate and Final Courses:

CA Papers

CA Exam Dates 2022

Foundation Course

24-Jun-2022

26-Jun-2022

28-Jun-2022

30-Jun-2022

Intermediate Course Group I

15-May-2022

18-May-2022

20-May-2022

22-May-2022

Intermediate Course Group II

24-May-2022

26-May-2022

28-May-2022

30-May-2022

Final Course Group I

14-May-2022

17-May-2022

19-May-2022

21-May-2022

Final Course Group II

23-May-2022

25-May-2022

27-May-2022

29-May-2022

ICAI CA Exam Fees

The CA exam fee can be paid at the time of application online by using VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO Credit / Debit Card / Rupay Card / Net Banking / Bhim UPI. 

Foundation Course Examination

For Indian Centre(s)

INR 1,500

For Overseas Centre(s) – Excluding Kathmandu Centre

USD 325

For Kathmandu (Nepal) Centre

INR 2,200

Intermediate Course Examination

For Indian Centre(s)

Single Group / Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)

INR 1,500

Both Groups / Unit 8A / Unit 9A

INR 2,700

For Overseas Centre(s) – Excluding Kathmandu Centre

Single Group / Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)

USD 325

Both Groups / Unit 8A / Unit 9A

USD 500

For Kathmandu Centre

Single Group / Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)

INR 2,200

Both Groups / Unit 8A / Unit 9A

INR 3,400

Final Course Examination

For Indian Centre(s)

Single Group

INR 1,800

Both Groups

INR 3,300

For Overseas Centre(s) – Excluding Kathmandu Centre

Single Group

USD 325

Both Groups

USD 550

For Kathmandu Centre

Single Group

INR 2,200

Both Groups

INR 4,000

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FAQs Related to ICAI CA Exam 2022

 

Q: What is CA exam?

A: CA exam refers to the qualifying exams during the Chartered Accountancy course. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts CA exam at three levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Final.  Candidates who clear all the three levels are certified as Chartered Accountants.

Q: How many levels one need to clear to practice CA?

A: To practice CA professionally and legally, one needs to clear all the three levels of Chartered Accountancy course – Foundation, Intermediate and Final.

Q: In how many years can I complete CA course?

A: Normally, it takes three-four years to complete CA course. Many students are unable to clear all the three levels in the first attempt so they go for second, third attempts to clear all the levels.

Q: Can I pursue CA after class 12?

A: Yes, students can pursue CA after class 12. Students after class 12 have to undergo a four-month study period after registration to appear in the ICAI CA Foundation exam.

Q: Can I pursue CA after class 10?

A: Yes, one can pursue CA after class 10. The ICAI announced provisional admission to foundation course of ICAI after class 10 exam a few years ago. The provisional admission to the foundation course will only be regularised once a candidate clears class 12 exam.

Q: Can I pursue CA after graduation?

A: Yes, a candidate can pursue CA Course after Graduation. Such candidates are exempt from CPT examination. Students with minimum 55 per cent aggregate in Graduation can directly start their articleship and appear for IPCC exams.

Q: Is Maths compulsory for CA course?

A: Maths is not compulsory for CA course, but a strong base in the subject will be required as CA course includes subjects such as statistics, taxation, accountancy, quantitative ability, etc.

Q: How many times is CA exam held in a year?

A: CA Exams and Registrations for all levels are held twice in a year. The exam are usually held in May and November. The dates for May 2022 exam have been released. Applications window is open from February 21 to March 30.  

Q: What is ICAI?

A: ICAI stands for Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. It is a statutory body established by the government for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country. The ICAI conducts CA courses and exams.

Q: What is the starting salary of CA in India?

A: The starting salary of a CA in India is minimum INR 7 lakh per annum. With experience of four-five years, the annual earning potential rises up to INR 24-25 lakh.

Q: Which are the top private companies that hire Chartered Accountants?

A: Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) and  Deloitte are the top private companies that hire CAs. They are known as The Big Four.

ICAI Exam 2022 Contact Information

http://www.icai.org.in/

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
(Set up by an Act of Parliament)
A-29, First Floor,
Administrative Block, ICAI Bhawan
Sector-62, Noida(U.P.), P.C.-201301
E-mail: ccbcaf@icai.org
Phone No. : 0120-3045994 (Direct)

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I cleared IPCC group 1 in old course. Which course is applicable for May 2022 exams - Intermediate new or ATC?

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