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CA foundation course is the first level exam in CA course. Students can register for the CA Foundation courses at the official website, i.e., The last date to register for the CA foundation course for Nov/December is July 1, 2021. The registration for the CA Foundation course will be valid for three years (i.e. up to six attempts). After three years, student can revalidate his/her registration for a further three years by depositing Rs 300/- as revalidation fees.

Documents required for CA Foundation Registration

During online registration for the CA Foundation course, a scanned copy of the following documents will be required:

  1. Self Attested copy of the Admit Card/ Marksheet of class 12th Examination issued by the respective board.
  2. One latest passport size colored photograph should be affixed on the hard copy of the CA Foundation registration form.
  3. In case the student is a foreigner, attested copy of the proof of Nationality.
  4. Self Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e. ST/ SC/ OBC or differently-abled.
  5. Self Attested copy of the 10th Marksheet/ Admit card of 10th class indicating the Name and Date of Birth.

After the online CA registration is done, you need to send the physical documents of the CA Foundation registration form along with the documents. On completion of the registration process, the study material will be sent to your postal address.

A Complete Guide to Filing your CA Foundation Registration Form

Registration fees for the CA Foundation course 2021

Details of Fee

For Indian Nationals (Rs)

For Foreign Students (USD)

Cost of Foundation Prospectus



Registration Fee



Subscription for member's Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)







Steps to register for the CA Foundation course online

Step 1- Visit and go to E-services > Student services. Then select Entry Level Entry Level forms (Foundation and Intermediate (Direct Entry)) from the list.

Step 2- A form will open up. Enter the required details like salutation, name, gender, DOB, email id, mobile number, country.

Step 3- Now click on Generate OTP. The OTP will be sent to your mobile number and the verification link will be sent to your email ID. Enter OTP to complete the validation and complete the Login process.

Step 4- Once validation is completed, the Applicant will receive login credentials on Email/SMS for login and completion of the Course Registration Process.

Step 5- Next step is to go to Self service portal and login using your credentials.

Step 6- After successfully logging in, two options will appear. Select 'Student Cycle' on the left side.

Step 7- Then click on 'Apply for Foundation' on the new screen. On the next window, some of the details will be auto populated as you have entered them initially. Some of the other details to be provided are:

  • Marital Status
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Aadhar Number (optional)
  • Your correspondence and permanent address
  • City
  • Pin code
  • Category
  • Nationality

Step 8- After filling in all the required details, click on 'Save and Next'.

Step 9- In next window fill details about your 10th and 12th like Roll no, Board name, Year and month, Result details (Marks, Percentage/CGPA). You will be required to upload the scanned copies of the original documents- 10th and 12th Marksheets. (12th Admit card in case of provisional registration.)

Step 10- In next step select the medium of study- English or Hindi. Click Save and Next to proceed further.

Step11– Then upload your photograph and your scanned signature (should be on a blank white paper with blue ink. Each scanned document should be in a pdf or jpeg file format with file size less than 1 MB. Click on Generate OTP and enter the OTP .

Step 12- In the last step, payment of the CA Foundation registration fees is to be. You will be redirected to the payment gateway. Payment can be done through Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card.

At last take a print of the automatically generated and filled CA Foundation form. Attach the required documents. You will be required to post them to the postal address of ICAI.

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