CA Intermediate Course – Eligibility, Registration, Fees & Syllabus

Hello Students, Planning to Register for CA Intermediate Examination? Have the following Questions in your mind :

- How Can I Register for CA Intermediate?
- When Can I Register for CA Intermediate?
- What is the Registration Mode in CA Intermediate?
- Can I Directly Apply for CA Intermediate after Graduation?
- What are the Subjects in CA Intermediate Examinations? 
- Do we need to pass CA Foundation in order to Appear for CA Intermediate Exams?

All your Questions have been answered below :

Eligibility Criteria for CA Intermediate Registration

1. Any student or candidate looking to pursue CA Intermediate should have cleared their high school (10+2) examination conducted by the relevant examination body and they should have also cleared Common Proficiency Test (CPT) or CA Foundation (as per the new scheme).

[ Passed Class 12 Exams + CA Foundation/CPT ] 

2. Candidates can choose a DIRECT ENTRY without going through CA Foundation if they possess the following:

  • Commerce graduation or post-graduation with a minimum cut off of 55%
  • Non-commerce graduation or post-graduation with a minimum cut off of 60%
  • Intermediate level from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

[ Graduate or Passed ICSI/ICMAI Intermediate ]

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A Few Guidelines After Clearing the CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria

"Note- It is important to remember that students who go through the Foundation Route are required to go through 8 months of study after registering for the Intermediate course."

For Graduates & Post Graduates (Direct Entry)

  • Students who are in the last years of their graduation can register for the CA Intermediate course by passing all the traditional requirements. 

[ Can Register in the Last Year of Graduation ]

  • Nevertheless, a student choosing that route can start their CA practical training only upon clearing their graduation. They have to submit their certificates as a proof of accomplishment with the required percentage. Only then will they be eligible to start the course. 

[ Can Appear for Exams only After Completing Graduation ]

  • During this period of waiting, they can pursue other programs such as the orientation program or the ITT (information technology) program to prepare themselves. These courses should be completed before the start of practical training.

[ Can Pursue Orientation/ITT Programs After Registering  and Before Completing Graduation ]

  • However, if these students fail to produce the evidence required by the ICAI then their registration will be cancelled and the fees will not be refunded. 

[ Registration can be Cancelled without Fees Refund ] 

  • And another critical aspect, is that they need to successfully complete nine months of practical training in order to appear in the Intermediate examination.

[ Need to Complete 9 Months of Practical Training ]

For ICSI/ICMAI Inter Passed Students:

However, the candidates in the CA Intermediate who are registered directly after clearing the Intermediate level of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India or The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, gain the eligibility similar to students who’ve chosen the CA Foundation route. This means they have to go through only 8 months of study.

[ Have to go through only 8 Months of Study ]

It is important to remember these guidelines as they are essential for the overall program.

CA Intermediate Registration Online:

Candidates must register for the CA Intermediate Course under both routes by filling out the Online CA Intermediate Registration Form available on ICAI website (

Documents Needed for CA Intermediate Registration

Now that we know the CA intermediate eligibility criteria and a few guidelines to remember, let’s look at the documents you as a student would need during the registration:

Foundation Route:

  • A student choosing the CA Foundation path should submit an attested copy of their 10+2 mark sheet and a copy of the CA foundation main exam paper

[ Attested Mark Sheet (10+2) + CA Foundation Main Exam Paper ]

Direct Entry Route:

For Graduates/Post Graduates:

  • Students choosing the direct entry must submit attested copies of their graduation or post-graduation certificates.

[ Attested Copies of Graduation/Post Graduation Certificates ]

For ICSI/ICMAI Inter Passed Students:

  • Professionals who graduated from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India should provide the relevant attested mark sheet

[ Attested Copies of ICSI/ICMAI Intermediate Mark Sheet ]

  • A color photograph which was recently taken affixed to the form.

[ A Recent Colored Photograph ]

  • Proof of identity and nationality (Aadhar Card for eg.). An attested copy will suffice.

[ Attested Proof of Identity & Nationality ]

  • Proof of special category such as SC/ST/BC or disabled. An attested copy of the same.

[ Attested Proof of Special Category- SC/ST/BC/Disabled ]

Do ensure that you have all the above documents for a smooth registration process.

Registration Process

The procedure for registration is actually simple and straightforward. Here’s what you need to do:

    • Step 1- Enter the ICAI website and under the “student tab” click on course registration or Click Here for Direct Link.
    • Step 2- The students need to register online by entering the details such as the name, gender, date of birth, email ID, mobile number, and all the required details.
    • Step 3- Once all the necessary details are given, click on the submit button, and an OTP will be sent to your number, which is your registered mobile number.
    • Step 4- After submitting the OTP, you need to log in with your credentials (your email ID and password)
    • Step 5- Fill in all the necessary details given below the registration requirements which are mandatory.
    • Step 6- After filling in the mandatory details, the candidate has to upload the images of scanned copies of all the original documents.
    • Step 7- The last step is to pay for the registration, through an online payment gateway. It is important to register with the right details to the board of studies for the CA inter examination, and hence after this, they can proceed to complete the application.
    • Step 8- You have to print out the details, paste the color photograph, and sign the form.
    • Step 9- Now you need to attach all these documents and send it to the regional office within 7 days of registration. After a month’s time, you will get your registration certificate. 

To check your registration status, follow these simple steps:

  • Open the ICAI website and click on E-services in the top right corner. 
  • You will find an option called Reprint Letter. Choose that option and fill in all the details.
  • The system will then generate a letter showing your registration status. 

You have to continuously check the site after doing this process as it takes more than 30-40 days to get an update

If the problem continues to persist after all these steps, then you need to contact the ICAI support team or any local body that takes care of these issues. However, in most cases, it goes through successfully. So, there is no need to panic.

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CA Intermediate Registration Fees

The CA Intermediate Registration Fees structure is as follows:


Both Groups

Group I/ II

Registration Fee



Students’ Activities Fee



Registration Fee as Articled Assistant






Examination fees




Note: Direct entry students will need to pay an additional ₹200 for the Cost of Prospectus.

Validity of CA Intermediate Registration

CA Intermediate course registration is valid for four (4) years and can be revalidated any number of times for further four (4) years. Once the initial registration is over, candidates can revalidate their registrations by paying a revalidation fee of ₹400/- or as decided by the council from time to time.

CA Intermediate Registration 2022 (Cutoff Dates)

CA Intermediate 2022

May 2022

November 2022

Availability of CA Inter application form


November 2, 2021

Last date to register

November 1, 2021

March 1, 2022


Note- The registration cutoff dates are for both direct entry route and after qualifying CA Foundation exam.

CA Intermediate Syllabus and Subjects:

CA Intermediate Subjects

For Group I:

Paper-1: Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-2: Corporate Laws and Other Laws (100 Marks)

    • Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)
    • Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)

Paper-3: Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-4: Taxation (100 Marks)

    • Section A: Income-Tax Law (60 Marks)
    • Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks)

For Group II:

Paper-5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)
Paper-7: Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management (100 Marks)

    • Part I: Enterprise Information System (50 Marks)
    • Part II: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

Paper-8: Financial Management and Economics for Finance (100)

    • Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)
    • Part II: Economics of Finance (40 marks)

CA Intermediate Syllabus - Download PDF.


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