A Complete Guide for CA Foundation Registration

CA foundation is an entrance-level examination to join Chartered Accountancy course. The registration for the CA foundation will open before May 1st and November 1st. Students have to register before the last date. If not, they can attend their exam only on the next attempt. 

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Minimum eligibility to appear in the CA Foundation examination.

Only students who have cleared their higher secondary examinations i.e.12 examinations. Hence, recognized by the central or state board of school education are eligible.

However, a provisional registration is being provided for students in special cases.

  1. Students who have an admit card but have not attended their board examinations.
  2. Students who have an admit card and are attending their improvement examinations. 

A Chartered Accountancy course can be pursued by anyone besides there is no age limit to pursue CA as a Profession. The minimum requirement is 12th pass to pursue CA. Furthermore there is no limit in the attempts to clear CA thus you can try as much time till you clear your exam.

Registration for CA foundation closes on 1st January for May/June batch. Registration for Nov/Dec batch closes on 1st July.

Students should remember the dates for exam registration or else they have to wait for another 6 months.

DetailsFor Indian Nationals (₹)For Foreign Students ($)
Cost of Foundation Prospectus20020
Registration Fee9000700
Subscription for member’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)40040
  1. Admit Card with attestation/Mark sheet issued by the board of school education.
  2. Passport size photograph of the candidate.
  3. Proof of Nationality for NRI students.
  4. For special category attested certificate of proof of special certificate.
  5. 10th mark sheet.

Above mentioned documents are needed to be submitted by the candidates

After the registration, you will receive your registration letter. Carry your registration letter to your exam. If your admit card is lost, then you can use your registration letter to attend your exam under special procedures, likewise ICAI has also advised the candidates to bring their registration letter for the CA foundation exam for the same. You can download your registration letter on link.

Moreover the registration for the current exam will be valid for up to 3 years, so they can attend 6 times without validating their registration. After 6 attempts they have to re-validate their registration by paying a fee of rupees 300.

Step by Step Process for Registration

  1. Register with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India in Student Services
  2. Enter your details and all other necessary information
  3. After entering your details click Generate OTP
  4. Enter your OTP received on your registered mobile number
  5. After entering your OTP, you will receive your login credentials as an SMS to your registered mobile number
  6. This will successfully register you
  7. Use these details to log in to ICAI for further process
  8. After logging in click to register for CA Foundation
  9. Fill in the application with all the details
  10. Submit all your scanned documents and click Next
  11. You will be guided to the payment portal
  12. After paying your registration fees, your registration will be successful
  13. Take a printout of your invoice
  14. CA Study material will be sent to your registered address once the completion of Registration

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