CA course Full details

CA course duration after 12th result

“CA course” is more than enough for giving goosebumps to the students. CA course is an initiative of ICAI, ICAI conducts CA exams all over India.  If a student is from a non-commerce background then the student needs to clear 12th with a minimum of 50%  marks for registration in the CA course, where students with a commerce background don’t need any minimum marks on the 12th.

After registering, the CA course students have to go through three levels of exams, each level of exams has its own syllabus, exam pattern and passing criteria. CA foundation is the first exam of CA course after 12th, after clearing CA foundation students can proceed for the CA intermediate and after clearing CA intermediate both groups students can step into the CA final exam.

CA course duration

Without knowing the registration dates and exams dates CA students aren’t able to start their preparations for the CA course. So for all CA students, we share registration dates and exam dates for CA courses to know the exact duration of the CA courses after the 12th results.

Name of Process Months schedule
Registration dates for CA Foundation course 31 December  2020
Appearing 12th std examination dates February 2021
Enrollment date for CA Foundation exam April 2021
Appearing date  for CA Foundation exams May 2021
Date of Result declared July 2021 7  months
Registration date  for CA Intermediate level (both groups) 31st August 2021
Appearing date for Intermediate exams May 2022
The date for Results declared for Intermediate levels July 2022 1.7 years
Registration dates for 3 years Articleship program July 2022
Registration dates for final level after 2.5 years of completion of Articleship December 2025 4 years
Appearing dates for CA Final exams May 2025
Result declared July 2025 4.7 years

CA course Full details

Duration of CA course after 10-

Before 2007 students were eligible for registration in CPT, but after forming the CA foundation exam students only can register themself after the 12th. But if some students want to register in the CA course after the 10th then they have to wait for 6.5 years. 

Below I will share details of the CA course after 10th- 

Steps  Details 
First step Clear 10 and 12th- 2 years 
Second step CA foundation after 12th- four-month 
Third step CA intermediate after CA foundation- eight months 
Fourth step CA final after CA intermediate- 3.5 years
Fifth step Total timing for the CA course-  6.5 years.

Duration of CA course after 12th-

Most of the 12th students want to pursue their career as professional chartered accountants after the 12th. For clearing the entire CA course students have to invest 4.5 years after the 12th. 

Details of years for the CA course are as follows.

  • If a student enrolled in CA foundation after then it will take four months from registration to the CA foundation exam. 
  • After clearing the CA foundation exam ICAI will give eight-month to CA students.
  • After clearing the CA foundation and CA intermediate both groups of students have to take three years of practical training in any registered CA firm. 
  • The duration of the CA course after the 12th is four years and five months. 

How to became CA after 12th

Duration of CA course after graduation-

ICAI has a direct entry scheme for students who register themself in the CA course after graduation or post-graduation. Means of ICAI direct entry scheme that students of graduation and post-graduation don’t need to clear the CA foundation exam for registration in CA intermediate exam, they can directly enrol themself in CA intermediate. But ICAI has only one condition for a direct entry scheme for graduate and postgraduate students that students should clear graduation or post-graduation with a minimum of 50% marks. The total duration of the CA course after graduation is three years and five months. 

Duration of Details of CA course after graduation- 

  • After clearing graduation or post-graduation students have to invest ten months. Students have to go through one-month training of ICITSS after registering themself in ICAI direct scheme. After completing one-month training students need to register themself for nine months’ training of articleship. So this is the calculation of students 10 months in which they are invested in the CA course after graduation or post-graduation. 
  • After clearing CA intermediate exam students have to wait for two years and eight months. In two years and eight months, students have to complete two years and three months in the articleship program and the remaining eight months have to wait for CA final exams.  
  • Above I have provided details of  three years and six months, which is divided is in( (10 months+ 2 years+8 months) 

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Fees for CA course-

There are three exams in the entire CA course. First is CA foundation, second CA intermediate and third is CA final, apart from the exams students have to enrol themself in some practical training and these trainings are paid training.

Below in this article, I will share complete details of fees of the CA course including practical training fees.   

CA course fees in India

-Fees for CA foundation –

Every year in the months of June and December ICAI opens registration for the CA foundation. 9,800 is total fees for the CA foundation including registration fees, journal membership fees, and exam fees.

Fees for CA foundation is as follows- Particulars  Fees for Indian students  Fees for students outside of India. 
1 Fees of prospectus  200 $ 20
2 Fees for CA foundation registration  9000 $ 700
3 Journal fees 


200 $ 20
4 Fees for membership  400 $ 40
5 Total fees  9800 $ 780

-Fees for CA intermediate-

CA intermediate has two groups of exams and each group of the exam has its own fees and fees structure. Below I will share details of fees of CA intermediate. 

Particulars  Fees for both groups (Indian) Fees for both groups (non-Indian) Fees for group 1st or 2nd (Indian)  Fees for group 1st or 2nd (non-Indian)
Registration fees   15,000 11,000
Activity fees 2,000 2,000*
Registration fees for articleship 1,000
Total fees  18,000 US$1000  13,000 US$ 600

-Fees for CA final-

 According to the name “CA final” is the final exam of the CA course. After clearing all the exams CA students appear in the CA final.

Fees for the CA final is as follows-

Details  Fees for Indian students  Fees for non- Indian students 
Registration fees for CA final  22,000 1,100 US$


Question-What are the fees for rechecking?  

Answer-students need to pay 100 RS per answer sheet and 500 for making any changes in the mark sheet.

Question-CA foundation registration fees are refundable? 

Answer- No, the fees of the CA foundation are not refundable.

Question- registration fees of the CA foundation? 

Answer- ICAI will charge 9,000 RS for CA foundation registration.

Question- fees for CA intermediate? 

Answer- 15,000 for both groups and 11,000 for a single group i.e it’s first group or second.

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