CA Foundation

CA Foundation

A student after appearing in the 12th examination can register for the CA Foundation course. The complete CA Course is of 4.5 years duration. CA Foundation is an entry-level test designed for students who want to pursue the CA Course. CA Foundation is a part of the revised scheme introduced by the ICAI. Below is the article, you get all the CA Foundation course details. CA Foundation is replacing the current entry-level test CPC (Common Proficiency Course). Exams for the ICAI CA Foundation will conduct twice a year in June and December.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has recently got the government’s approval for amending the regulations 25E, 25F and 28F of Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, which now allows candidates to preliminarily register for CA Foundation after passing Class 10th examinations. The main motive behind this is that the students will get plenty of time to gain knowledge and obtain necessary techniques while pursuing Class 11th and Class 12th, and finally clear their CA Foundation exams with good grades. The ICAI announces that this preliminary admission will only be modulated or regularized when the candidate will pass the Class 12th exams.

CA Foundation – New Entry Scheme

The ICAI executed it’s plan to make the entry-level difficult, not like IIT-JEE or PMT but better than CPT, in the form of CA Foundation. As we all know the CA Course is easy to enter and difficult to exist. CPT is considered much easier compared to its other two levels i.e. CA Intermediate and CA Final. So, in order to fill this gap, an initiative has been taken by the ICAI by replacing CPC with the CA Foundation.

As we all know the CA Course is easy to enter and difficult to exist. So, in order to fill this gap, an initiative has been taken by the ICAI by replacing CPC with the CA Foundation.
. CPT is considered much easier compared to its other two levels i.e. CA Intermediate and CA Final. The ICAI executed it’s plan to make the entry-level difficult, not like IIT-JEE or PMT but better than CPT, in the form of CA Foundation.

Your Journey to CA Foundation Examination

It is your complete journey that you will follow in CA Foundation Examination Dec this year from registration to appear in the examination
1.    Eligibility –After appearing in the 12th examination you will be eligible to get register for this course so register yourself.
2.    Preparation – Once you are registered you have to undergo a study period of four months to appear in the exam.
3.    Application Form – Apply for the Foundation exams that mean fill the application form through the ICAI portal.
4.    Admit Card – ICAI issues the admit card generally 21 days before the exams. You can download your admit card from the ICAI portal. You will not get the admit cards offline.
5.    Error Correction – If any error has occurred in filling the application form regarding the center/medium then one can apply for the correction. ICAI has provided the facility of two correction window, each has a separate time limit.
6.    One Month Preparation – Prepare well for the exams. Don’t limit yourself just to crack this exam. You should prepare for a high score.
7.    The result – It is probable that the CA Foundation result will declare within 2 months from the Exams.

 Eligibility for Registration in CA Foundation

Exams for the CA Foundation will conduct twice a year i.e. A student can register in this course after appearing in the 12th examination constituted by the law or recognized by the Central Government and appear in the Foundation examination after passing the 12th Examination.
The students are required to undergo a study period of four months after the registration in the CA Foundation course to appear in the Exams. That means if one wants to appear in the Dec examinations then he is required to get himself register in or December or if one wants to appear in December examinations then he will be required to get registered in this course before Dec.
However, due to the delay in the Class 12th Central and State Boards Results declaration, ICAI has modified the eligibility criteria and allowed provisional registration for students who have not cleared their 12th Exams. Dec and December. We have explained the other requirements in case of provisional registration in our CA Foundation Registration Guide.

 CA Foundation Registration Procedure

You can register for the CA Foundation course through the ICAI portal under the Course registration forms under the student’s tab by making the requisite payment. Once the payment is successful it will automatically generate the form which is required to get print.

 You have to deposit such form within 7 days duly signed by the candidate along with the following documents –

1.    Attested Copy of the Admit Card/ Marksheet of class 12th examination issued by the respective board.
2.    You need to affix the latest colored photograph on the hard copy of such registration form.
3.    If the student is a Resident of another country, then attested copy of proof of Nationality.
4.    Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e. ST/SC/OBC, differently-abled.
5.    Attested copy of 10th Marksheet/ Admit card indicating the Name and Date of Birth.
Although registration is not a one-time procedure. Once the registration is done for the Foundation course it will be valid for three years. In addition to that, it can be revalidated any number of times for a further three years by depositing nominal fees decided by the council from time to time.
If you are willing to appear in CA Foundation in Dec 2021. Read CA Foundation Complete Registration Procedure and Eligibility Guide.

CA Foundation Registration Fees

A student can register for the CA Foundation course with the prescribed fees –


Details of Fees


For Foreign Students (US $)


Cost of Foundation Prospectus




Foundation Registration Fees




Subscription for Students Journal (For one Year- Optional)




Once the above registration process is completed the Study Material will be dispatch to the candidates through the Centralised Dispatch System (CDS).
Exemption: ICAI has given a 75% concession in the registration fees for the CA candidates from some specific states. Read more details at CA Foundation Fee Structure.

Duration of Study Period for CA Foundation Students

Once your registration is done, open your books and prepare well for the CA Foundation exams. Dream big from the beginning so that you will not face failure in the entire journey as a CA student.
You will get four months study period after the registration which is more than enough to secure 70% marks. Don’t just think to crack the exam instead of it prepare for a high score. Select the correct coaching institute which can provide you proper guidance or you can also opt for CA Foundation online classes and study at the comfort of your home, work hard, and work smart.

CA Foundation Application Form (Exam Form)

( Affix his/her photograph, duly sign the form and get them attested. You have to fill the exam form to inform the ICAI that you are appearing in the Exam. Registration in the course is not enough to appear in the Foundation exams. Attestation can be done only by a Practicing Chartered Accountant or Head of an Educational Institution or a Gazetted Officer) and submit it to the Exam Deptt. In case your photograph and signature are not attached then you are required to attach your photograph and signature and the candidates who wish to change their photograph or signature can do so, in such a case you are required to print the PDF of the form. But the candidates whose photograph and signature are already appearing on the PDF are not required to send the hard copy/print out of such PDF to the Exam Deptt.
While filling the form candidates are also required to upload the attested and scanned declaration. in the normal course. You can fill the CA Foundation Application form from the ICAI portal after making the requisite examination fees.
Where due to any unavoidable circumstances if the registration details entered by the candidate do not match with records maintained by the ICAI, for example, your registration number and date of birth showing some error then you can be offered to register provisionally.
You are expected to check your profile before filing the application form online. The size of the scanned file should be within 100-300KB and the file should be in the JPG format.
After completion of the above formalities, you are required to send the printout of such form in an envelope (without folding) by speed post to the Joint Secretary Exam (Examination Department), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110002.

CA Foundation Syllabus and Study Material

The entire Foundation syllabus is divided into four subjects –
1.    Principles and Practices of Accounting
2.    Business Law and Business Correspondence and Reporting
3.    Business Mathematics and Logical  Reasoning and Statistics
4.    Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

CA Foundation Exam Pattern and Papers

The first two papers (accounting and law) are subjective, consisting of theory and practical questions while the latter two (mathematics and economics) are objective with MCQs. A negative marking of 0.25 will continue to remain in the objective papers as per the revised scheme.
ICAI has also given a detailed Revised Exam Pattern with marks and weightage distribution in all four subjects. You must refer to the latest Exam Pattern before starting your preparations for the Foundation Exams.
You can also download the new CA foundation question paper, mock test papers, and revision test papers as per the latest scheme of the CA Foundation for practice.

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Start your preparation by going through the CA Intermediate study materials and recommended books. provided by the ICAI. Also, by solving the previous year’s question papers, MTPs and RTPs. After passing the CA Foundation examination, now you have to prepare and register yourself for the next step i.e CA Intermediate.