Eligibility for ca at all levels

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05 January 2014  

CPT: Eligibility


A student who has passed the Class 10 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 Common Proficiency Test.

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he has appeared in 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 registered for Common Proficiency Test 60 days prior to the first day of the month in which CPT examination is to be held i.e. on or before 1st April and 1st October, can appear in the CPT examination to be held in June and December respectively. Common Proficiency Test examinations are held in June & December every year.


* List of Examinations treated as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination:


Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh


Assam Higher Secondary Education Council


Bihar School Examination Board


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)


Chhatisgarh Board of Secondary Education


Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)


Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education


Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education


Board of School Education, Haryana


H. P. Board of School Education


J & K State Board of School Education


Jharkhand Academic Council


Government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education


Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education


Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education


Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh


Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur


Meghalaya Board of School Education


Mizoram Board of School Education


Nagaland Board of School Education


Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa


Punjab School Education Board


Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan


Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations


Tripura Board of Secondary Education


U. P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education


Board of School Education, Uttarkhand


West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education


Chhatisgarh State Open School


M.P. State Open School


National Institute of Open Schooling


Rajasthan State Open School


The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling


Banasthali Vidyapith


5 (Five) passes at GCE ‘O’ level/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE ‘Advanced’ level examination of the approved British Examining Bodies is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Body.


Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class, conducted either by Central/ State Government(s) and on passing such a course have either been admitted to first year of graduation course or have passed the graduation course conducted by any University, including Open Universities, established by law in India shall be also eligible for admission to the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).


10+2 Examination of any other recognized Board/University not covered above but recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination as recognized by Central Government.



Eligibility Requirement for Registration CA IPCC:

A student who has passed CPT and 10+2 examination or Commerce / Non Commerce Graduate as above may join the Intermediate [Integrated Professional Competence] Course.

Provisional Registration:
Students who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for provisional registration to the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course. Such students would be required to submit satisfactory proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within six months, from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination (i.e. from the day of commencement of the examination).



ITT & Orientation:

A student has to register and undergo orientation programme of 35 hours & 100 hours ITT before registering for Articleship. Both programs are conducted by ICAI branches. Registration has to be done with ICAI.



Registration Fee:

Registration fee is Rs. 11,000 for both groups of IPCC including Fee for Articleship. Fee for ITT is Rs. 4,000 and fee for Orientation is Rs. 3,000



Exam Schedule:

IPCC exam is conducted twice a year i.e. May and November.



Requirement for Appearing in Inter(IPCC) Exam:


Student Registered on the basis of passing CPT :



Student has passed CPT and 10+2 examination.


Student has registered for the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course at least 8 months before examination.


Student Registered on the basis of Graduation



Student has completed nine months of practical training i.e. Articleship and registered for the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.


Option to give both Groups:

A student may register for both groups. However he may appear for Both Groups simultaneously OR appear for Group I first, then start Articleship and then appear for Group II during the Articleship.



Registration Details of CA Final Course



In Order to register yourself for CA Final , you must

  • Clear Group 1 and Group 2 of IPCC
  • Successfully Complete Orientation Training and IT Training

Registration Procedure
1.Buy or Download Registration Form
2.Fill the Form and submit it to the nearest Branch of ICAI along with the following : 

  • Attested photocopies of IPCC Marksheet
  • Pass Certificate of IT Training 
  • Demand Draft payable to 'The Secretary, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.'


Courtesy: Journals


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