ICAI CA Exams 2023: Check Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers, Scorecard, Topper, Download Link

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Exam 2023 ( ICAI Exam )

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Registration: 3 Feb '23 - 24 Feb '23

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Updated on Jan 27, 2023 17:41 IST

ICAI CA exam dates 2023 of May-June have been announced and the registration process will begin from February 3. The CA exam dates 2023 were announced on January 10 for Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses. Registrations for CA Foundation, CA Intermediate and CA Final exams will be done online. Candidates who will be registering for the first time, will have to create a user ID, whereas those who are already registered can login and fill the examination form at the ICAI website. 

The CA Final and Intermediate results (November 2022) were announced on January 10. The CA Foundation result (December 2022) is expected to be announced soon.

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 CA courses 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:

January 10, 2023: ICAI CA May-June 2023 exam dates out; check full schedule here

January 10, 2023: ICAI CA Result 2022 (Nov) for Intermediate and Final courses announced; download scorecard here

ICAI Exam 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of ICAI Exam 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

3 Feb '23 -

24 Feb '23

CA May-June 2023 registrations

24 Feb '23 -

3 Mar '23

CA May-June 2023 registrations with late fee

4 Mar '23 -

10 Mar '23

CA Form Correction May-June 2023

2 May '23

CA Final Course Group I

3 May '23

CA Intermediate Course Group I

4 May '23

CA Final Course Group I

6 May '23

CA Intermediate Course Group I

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

Also Read: ICAI CA 2023 Important Dates

ICAI CA exams and courses

ICAI CA process

ICAI CA Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates seeking admission to CA programme need to fulfil the course-wise eligibility criteria mentioned below: 

CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria

  • 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

Also Read: ICAI CA eligibility criteria

ICAI CA Exam Process

The process of ICAI CA exam includes online registration, admit card download and appearing for the exam. The result is announced for candidates level wise. Given below is the brief overview of CA exam process.

Step 1: Apply for CA course

Candidates have to register for the course at the ICAI website. Freshers need to register for CA Foundation course. Those who have registered before can register for Foundation again or Intermediate and Final courses with the help of same login credentials.

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Step 2: Download ICAI CA Admit Card

The CA admit card for each course level is released online about a month before the exam schedule. Candidates have to download their ICAI CA admit cards to be able to appear in the exams.

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Step 3: Appear for CA exams

The CA exams for Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses are conducted at designated examination centres in online mode bi-annualy (May-June and November-December). The examination centres are different for all three courses. Candidates have to appear for the exam and perform well to clear the CA level.

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Step 4: Download CA result and register for the next level of the course

The CA result for Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses are released about a month after the exam. candidates clearing Foundation course have to register for Intermediate course and candidates clearing Intermediate course have to register for Final course. Those who clear the CA Final exam, are certified as a professional CA by the ICAI.

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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

FAQs Related to ICAI CA Exam 2023

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. There is no cap on the number of attempts. Candidates can take any number to attempts to clear each course level.

Q: What is the CA 2023 exam dates for May-June phase?

A: The ICAI CA 2023 exam dates for May-June phase are:
  • CA Intermediate exam dates (Group I): May 3, 6, 8, 10
  • CA Intermediate exam dates (Group II): May 12, 14, 16, 18
  • CA Final exam dates (Group I): May 2, 4, 7, 9
  • CA Final exam dates (Group II): May 11, 13, 15, 17
CA Foundation exam dates: Jun 24, 26, 28, 30

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 held twice in a year - June and November. The registration process for June phase starts in March and the registration process for November exam starts in August. 

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. One can join a financial auditing company or start their independent practice depending on their choice of career path.

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 2023 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 want to know about CA exam patter and exam.

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Shikhar Saini

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

CA exam pattern and the course structure is designed for training students in accounting and taxation. The course structure is prepared by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is divided in three levels - Foundation, Intermediate and Final. Candidates have to clear the three levels...CA exam pattern and the course structure is designed for training students in accounting and taxation. The course structure is prepared by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is divided in three levels - Foundation, Intermediate and Final. Candidates have to clear the three levels one by one to be certified as a Chartered Accountant. All the three levels of the ICAI CA course have different exam pattern and difficulty level. The CA exams are conducted bi-annually in May and November. The exams are conducted in computer-based mode for four days (1 paper each day). The duration of CA exam papers range between two to three hours. The CA question papers are available in both English and Hindi. For English medium candidates, the CA question papers are provided in English. For Hindi medium candidates, question papers are bilingual. The question papers of Accounting, Taxation and Advanced Accounting are English only but candidates can answer them in Hindi. There is no change in the CA exam pattern for 2022 sessions.

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When can I register for the ICAI exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The official ICAI website is where you can register for admission to Chartered Accountancy CA courses. For this session, the application process is now complete. Therefore, you need to apply for the next phase of the CA exam. The registration process for the next phase of ICAI is expected to begi...The official ICAI website is where you can register for admission to Chartered Accountancy CA courses. For this session, the application process is now complete. Therefore, you need to apply for the next phase of the CA exam. The registration process for the next phase of ICAI is expected to begin in April 2023. The course fee for the CA Foundation course is Rs. 300. You can keep checking this Shiksha page for updates and guidelines on the upcoming ICAI Exam registration phase: https://www.shiksha.com/accounting-commerce/accounting/icai-exam-application-form.

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