CA Inter 2024: Exam Date, May Admit Card (Out), Eligibility, Syllabus & Results

CA Intermediate 2024 ( CA Intermediate )

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Updated on May 8, 2024 12:01 IST

CA Intermediate exam May 2024 started on May 3, 2024 and question paper observation submission commenced on April 7, 2024. Candidates who wish to submit observations on their exam paper can do so until May 24, 2024. 

CA Intermediate admit card May 2024 was released on April 17, 2024 Candidate can download their CA Inter admit card 2024 by using their login credentials. The CA Intermediate May 2024 exam is being held at various test centres.  

The ICAI CA Intermediate course has two Groups consisting of four subjects each. Candidates having graduation degree can directly register of CA Intermediate course. The CA Intermediate exams are held bi-annually – May and November. However, from this year, it will be held thrice (in September also).

 

Q:   How many attempts are allowed in CA course?

A:

In the CA course, candidates can make any number of attempts until they clear a particular level. They will be eligible to register for the next level only after clearing the previous level. For example, a candidate needs to clear the CA Foundation level to be able to register for CA Intermediate. For appearing in CA Final exams, a candidate needs to clear both Foundation and Intermediate levels.

Since, the level of difficulty of this course is very high, a maximum percentage of students make multiple attempts. Candidates who decide to pursue CA course, need to make sure that they are well prepared to a marathon of studies, preparation and exams. 

 

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

A:

CA exams for all the three levels are held twice in a year. The first phase exams are held in May and June and the second phase exams are held in November and December. Registrations for the May-June exams is held in February-March and registrations for November-December exams is done in August. Candidates can register and appear for the exam as per their preparation and articleship completion. For any phase of exam, they need to fill the form and pay exam fee through registered login ID.

 

Q:   Who prescribes the CA exam pattern?

A:

The exam pattern of every CA course is prescribed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The agency is responsible for designing the CA courses and conducting the examinations as well as awarding the CA certification in India for professional practice. They also decide the exam mode, duration, timing, questions, marking scheme, passing marks and test process. Once the candidate completes the CA course from ICAI, they are ready to practice Chartered Accountancy professionally. 

The paper-wise pattern of CA course levels is different from each other. Some papers are of 2 hours duration whereas some are of 3 hours duration.

 

What is CA Intermediate Exam 2024?

CA Intermediate exam is a course level exam which is conducted in order to evaluate CA aspirants who are registered for CA Intermediate course levels. The exam is conducted for all the papers included in the CA Intermediate course and only those who score 40% in every paper qualify for CA Final level. CA Intermediate course is the second level of the Chartered Accountancy course, which is regulated and managed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). 

Latest Updates:

May 8. 2024: CA exam May 2024: Observation on questions papers invited

May 2, 2024: CA Final exam paper reportedly cirlculated on social media before exam ends

May 3, 2024: CA Final MCQ exam paper reportedly leaks online

April 29, 2024: Supreme court declines plea to postpone CA exams amid Lok Saha elections

April 27, 2024: CA Inter exams to be held thrice in a year from now

April 17, 2024: CA admit card May 2024 for Final and Inter exams releasesd, download here

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Dates May 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of CA Intermediate 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

17 May '24

CA Intermediate May 2024 Group II Paper 3

15 May '24

CA Intermediate May 2024 Group II Paper 2

11 May '24

CA Intermediate May 2024 Group II Paper 1

CA Intermediate Exam: Highlights 2024

The difficulty level of CA Intermediate is high. Check below key highlights of the CA Intermediate exam 2024.

Particulars

Details

CA Intermediate course level

Second level of ICAI’s Chartered Accountancy course

CA Inter Groups

Group I and Group II

CA Intermediate Exam Cycle

May 2024 and November 2024

Number of papers in CA Intermediate

8 (4 papers in each Group)

CA Intermediate Pass Percentage  (November 2023)

9.73 %

Also Read: CA Intermediate Syllabus 2024

Q:   What is the scope of CA?

A:

We tell you about the huge scope for Chartered Accountant professionals. As we know that there are many government and private companies that are providing jobs with a good package. The aspirants can become employed in a firm as an employee or can start their own private practice. There are many scopes or jobs for those students who are pursuing Chartered Accountant Course. The CA played an important role in the organization and duties of CA like Auditing & Assurance, Tax Consultancy, Accounting Services, Accountants & Finance Outsourcing and Financial Reporting. Every registered firm or organization under the Company Act, have a CA that manages various tasks like Finance Managers, Financial Controllers, Financial Advisers or Directors and audit their accounts. After becoming a CA, there are various job opportunities. Job opportunities in India with current package Job Scopes in Abroad with current package Job Opportunities in India Charter accountancy is a professional degree course which offers a lot of career options and opportunity with best salary in hand. Below describes career options. Chief Accountant Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chief Manager- Internal Audits Head Training Lecturer/Professor Chief Manager-Management Audits Chief Manager- System

 

Q:   What is the difficulty level of ICAI CA Intermediate exams?

A:

The difficulty level of CA Intermediate exams is high. It is considered to be one of the toughest exams to crack due to the vast syllabus and multiple subjects. The pass percentage of CA Intermediate exam is low and candidates have to make multiple attempts to clear it. CA is a course, one can complete without coaching and guidance. Even though study material, test practices and other support is provided by the ICAI, it is not really possible to study by self. The topics and chapters are vast. They require guidance and practice as well as discipline and productive study hours.

 

Q:   What is the mode of examination of CA courses?

A:

The mode of examination of CA courses was earlier offline .i.e. it was conducted in pen and paper mode. However now the exams for CA Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses are conducted in online mode, i.e. computer based test mode. Candidates have to appear for the exam at designated test centres and punch in their answer on the computer screen. Every test taker is allotted a computer system. They have to login with their registration ID and use the computer mouse to punch in their answers. The exam duration varies for different papers.

 

CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria 2024

  • Candidates who have passed CA Foundation examination or equivalent examination are eligible to register for CA Intermediate course
  • Candidates who have registered for previous CA 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) are eligible
  • Candidates who have completed graduation or post-graduation in any stream from a recognized institute of India are also eligible

Also Read: ICAI CA eligibility criteria

What is the ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Process?

The process of ICAI CA Intermediate exam includes online registration, study duration, admit card download and appearing for the exam. The CA result is announced for Group 1, Group 2 and both Groups. Given below is the brief overview of CA exam process.

Step 1: Apply for CA Intermediate course

Candidates who clear the CA Foundation exams, are eligible to register for the CA Intermediate courses. Candidates having Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university can also register for CA Intermediate. Further, candidates have to register for the CA Intermediate exams, as per their eligibility for the exam phase – May or November.

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Step 2: Download ICAI CA Admit Card

The CA Intermediate admit card for the course level exam is released online about fifteen days before the test dates. Candidates are required to carry their ICAI CA admit cards on the exam day to appear for the CA Inter papers.

Also Read: ICAI CA admit card 2024

Step 3: Appear for CA exams

The CA Intermediate exams are conducted at designated examination centres in online mode. Duration of every CA Intermediate paper is 3 hours. Candidates have to clear all the papers of their exam group.

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Step 4: Check CA result and register for CA Final

The CA result for Intermediate and Final courses are released about a month after the exam. Candidates clearing the CA Intermediate course have to register for Final course. Those who do not clear the exam, have to re-register and appear for the exam again.

Also Read: ICAI CA result 2024

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Fees 2024

The CA Intermediate exam fee is to be paid at the time of registration. Candidates need to pay the fee via VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO Credit / Debit Card / Rupay Card / Net Banking / Bhim UPI. 

CA Intermediate Exam Fees 2024

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

 

FAQs on CA Intermediate Exam and Course

Check below FAQs related to CA Intermediate exam and course:

Q:   What is the time duration of ICAI CA exams?

A:

The time duration of ICAI CA exams varies for each paper. For some papers, the duration is three hours whereas for some papers it is two hours. The time limit of CA Foundation paper 3 and 4 is 2 hours and for the rest of the papers across levels is three hours. There is no sectional time limit in the CA exams. Candidates have to solve the paper in the given time frame. They must prepare in such a way that they are able to solve maximum questions in the given time limit.

The CA exams are conducted one paper per day and there is no break in between. Candidates have to complete the paper in one go.

 

Q:   What is the mode of examination of CA courses?

A:

The mode of examination of CA courses was earlier offline .i.e. it was conducted in pen and paper mode. However now the exams for CA Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses are conducted in online mode, i.e. computer based test mode. Candidates have to appear for the exam at designated test centres and punch in their answer on the computer screen. Every test taker is allotted a computer system. They have to login with their registration ID and use the computer mouse to punch in their answers. The exam duration varies for different papers.

 
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