Requirements for Applying for November 2022 Exams

Candidates who are planning to appear in the November 2022 exams are advised to check their status at the Self Service Portal (SSP) and be assured that they meet the eligibility criteria to be able to effortlessly fill the exam forms at SSP.

Before filling the exam form please check following:
1. Candidates are required to have valid login credentials on SSP. If not, please visit https://eservices.icai.org/ to create the login.
2. Candidates are required to have valid course registration. In case of lapsed course registration, please make sure to revalidate/convert on SSP.
Revalidation: The registration to the Final is valid for 5 years /Intermediate is valid for 4 years and Foundation Course is valid for a period of 3 years and the student is required to revalidate the same from the Self Service Portal on expiry of the said period by paying INR 500/ 400 / 300 respectively. . To Revalidate, use your login credentials of SSP and Go to Student Functions--> Student Mode--> Course Registration--> Revalidation.
Conversion: Candidate registered under Old Scheme compulsorily have to convert on Self Service Portal from Final Old Course to Final New Course, Intermediate(IPCE) to Intermediate by paying INR 1000 and from CPT to Foundation by paying INR 500. For Conversion, use your login credentials of SSP and Go to Student Functions-- > Student Mode--> Course Registration--> Apply for Conversion Convert Old to New Course.
3. Candidates whose latest photograph and signature are not available or are not of acceptable quality to be printed on marksheets are required to upload/ change the same on the Self Service Portal before filling up the exam form. The photograph/signatures must be as per the details given under “Photo Requirements” and “Signature Requirements” in this announcement.
4. Candidates whose articleship status (final/Intermediate Direct Entry ) is in pending mode for want of documentation are required to get the status updated on SSP. For Articleship Status, use your login credentials of SSP and Go to Article Functions--> Articleship/Audit--> Articleship--> Articleship Application (Form 102/103)
5. Intermediate Candidates are required to ensure that they are registered for the group(s) they intend to appear. You may check your group wise registration details under you SSP login.
6. Intermediate Candidates whose Registration Mode ( i.e. route through which you have registered for Intermediate course like CPT/Foundation/Graduate/ICSI etc) is not appearing on their Student function dashboard are required to raise a ticket in SSP so that it is resolved before commencement of examination forms.
7. For any other correction required please raise a ticket in SSP for necessary status/flags updation or send mail to - 
Foundation : foundation_examhelpline@icai.in
Intermediate : intermediate_examhelpline@icai.in
Final : final_examhelpline@icai.in
Detailed Course Wise Specific Eligibility conditions for November 2022 exams are as under. The candidates are advised to check that the data on SSP is updated to meet these additional requirements. 

Foundation Course:

A. Candidate should be registered in Foundation Course on or before 14th August 2022.

B. Candidate is converted to from CPT to Foundation as on the date of filling the exam form

C. Candidate must have either

1. Passed 12th Standard from a recognized Board and his/her 12th Class Mark Sheet must be uploaded in SSP

OR

2. Appeared in 12th Standard Board Exam from a recognized Board and his/her 12th Class Admit Card must be uploaded in SSP

Intermediate Course:

Eligibility criteria for the Intermediate Examination to be held in Nov 2022

Broadly, eligibility for Intermediate is categorized into two parts:

1. Through CPT/PE-I/Entrance/ Foundation

If you have registered for Intermediate based on having passed CPT/PE-I/Entrance/Foundation - Eligibility requirement is 8 months study course as on first day of the month in which examination to be held(November 1st, 2022) i.e.registered on or before Cut off date, 1st March, 2022.

OR

If you have converted to Intermediate from IPCE/Intermediate(IPC)/Intermediate(Erstwhile)/PE-II/PCE - Eligibility requirement is 8 months study course as on first day of the month in which examination to be held(November 1st, 2022) i.e. registered on or before Cut off date, 1st March, 2022.

2(a).Through Direct Entry(Graduates/Post Graduates) -

  • If you have registered for or converted to Intermediate through Direct Entry(Graduates/Post Graduates) – Eligibility requirement is 9 months of articleship as on first day of the month in which examination is to be held (November 1st, 2022) i.e. commenced articleship on or before the cut off date, 1st February, 2022.
  • If you have registered for Intermediate(IPC) course through CPT route and appeared in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination in one or both groups but did not qualify both the group or either of groups and converted to Intermediate(IPC) under the Direct Entry Scheme and now converted to Intermediate – Eligiblity requirement is commencement of articleship on or before the Cut off date, 31st October, 2022.
OR
Candidate who registered for Intermediate course through CPT/FOUNDATION route and appeared in the Intermediate Examination in one or both groups but did not qualify both the group or either of groups and now converted to Direct Entry Scheme - Eligiblity requirement is commencement of articleship on or before the Cut off date, 31st October, 2022.
2(b). Through Direct Entry(Inter level pass of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India) -
If you have registered for or converted to Intermediate by passing Inter level of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India – Eligiblity requirement is 8 months study course as on first day of the month in which examination to be held(November 1st, 2022) i.e. registered on or before Cut off date, 1st March, 2022.

Final Course

A. Eligibility criteria for the Final (New Course) Examination to be held in Nov 2022 - 

a) Candidates should have registered/Converted for Final New Course.

b) The candidate must have completed prescribed period of 3 years or 3½ years, as the case may be, of articled training as on the date of filling the exam application form

Or

The candidate must be due to complete the prescribed period of 3 years or 3½ years, as the case may be, of articled training including excess leave, if any, on or before 31st October, 2022

Or

The candidate must be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and serving the last twelve months of articled training including excess leave, if any, and due to complete 3 years on or before 31st October, 2023. (for PE-II stream student and PE-II stream students converted to IPCC/IIPCC)

Or

The candidate must be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and serving the last six months of articled training including excess leave, If any, and due to complete 3½ years on or before 30th April, 2023 (for PCC stream student)

Or

The candidate must be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and serving the last six months of training including excess leave, If any, and due to complete 3 years on or before 30th April, 2023. (for Intermediate/IPCC/IIPCE student).

As per the announcement dated 21st May, 2020 regarding Extension of time period for commencement of Practical Training on or before 31st May, 2020 to 31st July, 2020 for appearing in Final examination to be held in November, 2022. For further details please refer announcement hosted on https://www.icai.org/post/16526.

Eligibility criteria for these candidates will be, “The candidate must be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and serving the balance period of training including excess leave, If any, and due to complete 3 years on or before 31st July, 2023. (for Intermediate/IPCC/IIPCE student)

Or,

The candidate must be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and serving the last twelve months of training including excess leave, if any, and due to complete 3½ years articleship on or before 31st October, 2023. (for students converted from PE-II to PCC as well as students converted from PE-II to PCC and then to IPCC/IIPCE)

 

Candidates who have taken termination are advised to re register for the balance period of training so as to be in service as on 01st Nov 2022 and due to complete 3 years or 3½ years of training, as applicable (including excess leave taken, if any) on or before 30th April, 2023, 31st July, 2023 and 31st October, 2023 as the case maybe.

c) Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS):

In terms of Regulation 29D(1)(iii) read with 51E/72E of the CA Regulations 1988, students under the New Scheme of Education and Training ( implemented with effect from 1st July 2017) are required to complete the Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (Advanced ICITSS) successfully for being eligible to appear in the Final (New) Course Examination held under the syllabus approved by the Council under Regulation 31(iv) of the CA Regulations 1988, the next examination of which is to be held in Nov 2022.

In other words the students should have completed Advanced ICITSS on or before 31st October 2022 for being eligible to appear in Nov 2022examinations.

Advanced ICITSS is a combination of Management & Communication Skills and Advanced IT Course, which is effective from 1st July, 2017 with the implementation of New Scheme of Education and Training. Candidates are required to undergo the Advanced ICITSS Advanced IT test, conducted by the Exam Dept. of ICAI, after completing the Advanced Information Technology component of the above mentioned course.

Further, it is hereby clarified that students who have undergone only one, i.e. either GMCS II or Advanced ITT under the Final (Old) course have to undergo the remaining component, i.e. Advanced ICITSS (IT) or Advanced ICITSS(GMCS-II). They are not required to undergo Advanced ICITSS (IT and MCS) in its entirety.

Candidates who have converted from Final Old Course to Final New Course and have already appeared under Final Old Course, are not required to Complete Advanced ICITSS before appearing in Final Examination to be held in Nov 2022 but in any case they are required to complete the Advanced ICITSS course before applying for the membership of the Institute.

Candidates may also visit announcement dated 18-01-2018 in the Students -> Examination section -> Board of Studies Announcement -> Important Announcements on the Institute website www.icai.org for more details on the subject.

Photo Requirements

The requirements of the photograph are:

• The photo should be coloured or black/white with 80% face (without face mask) visible including ears against a white background.
• Must have a clear contrast of the image.
• Do not wear goggles and caps while having the photo. However, they can wear spectacles.
• The background of the photograph must be in white and must be clearly visible.
• A straight-looking relaxed face should be there.
• If flash is used while taking the picture then make sure that there is no “red-eye”.
• No caps, goggles are allowed, however, religious headwear is allowed but it should not cover the face.
• No selfies are allowed
• The photograph be scanned as jpg/jpeg having size 20-50 KB

Signature Requirements

The requirement of the scanned signature are:

• Signature should be done on a white sheet with a black pen.
• The file size of the image must be between 10-20 KB (clearly visible)
• The scanned signature should be well cropped so that there are no extra/white spaces and the image is stored as jpg/jpeg
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