CA Course Details 2023: Registration, Fees, Duration, Syllabus

by Anvika aryaDecember 29, 2022
CA Course Details 2023

Chartered Accountant is one of the most sought professions in India. Every year, thousands of students enrol in the CA course. The course has three levels- Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. ICAI conducts CA exams twice a year, in May and November, for all three levels. 

Furthermore, ICAI is planning to implement the CA new scheme of education and training. In the new scheme, there are lots of changes in the syllabus, exam pattern, study material and passing criteria for all the levels. To check all the details of the CA new scheme 2023, check out this detailed blog of VSI Jaipur.

If you also want to opt for this field after your 12th or graduation and need to know CA course details, then this complete guide on the CA New Scheme will help you. It covers complete details like CA fees, duration, syllabus, eligibility criteria, and more.

Table Of Contents

Complete CA Course Details-

ParticularCA Course Details
CA Full FormChartered Accountant
Conducted ByInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
CA Course FeesINR 4 Lakhs
CA Duration05 years
CA Levels03 Levels- CA foundation, intermediate, and Final
CA eligibility criteria10+2 with 50%
Job RolesBanker, Accountant, Consultant, Auditor, Financial Manager, and more.

CA Course Duration

Students who aim to become CA are excited when they can add CA prefixes to their names. The Chartered Accountancy course has three levels. The CA course duration is of 05 years after class 12th, whereas after graduation, it is of 4.5 years. Below we have mentioned the CA course duration for each level-

CA Foundation – The CA foundation course duration is 06 months, where the study period for the exam is of 04 months, and 02 months is the waiting period for the result.

CA Intermediate – The duration for the Intermediate course is ten months, where the study period is of 08 months and 02 months is the waiting period for the CA intermediate result.

Articleship Duration – The total CA course duration also includes the articleship period. The total duration for an articleship is 03 years.

CA Final – The CA Final duration is of 08 months, where the study period for CA final exam is 06 months and 02 months is waiting period. Students can also prepare for CA Final exam during their articleship period.

The duration of the Chartered Accountancy also depends upon the mode of entering the course and the number of attempts to clear the exam of each level.

Chartered Accountant Course Fees

The fee for the CA course after class 12th is INR 87,300. The total CA course fees for graduate students will be INR 76,200. The total course fees include examination registration and form fees, which are the same for every student.

CA Course FeesFor Indian StudentsFor Foreign Students
CA foundation courseINR10,900$1065
CA Intermediate (Single Group)INR28,200$925
CA Intermediate (Both Groups)INR33,400$1500
CA Intermediate (Direct Entry)INR33,600$1500
CA FinalINR39,800$1550

Registration Fees for the Chartered Accountancy

CA CourseRegistration Fee (India centres)Registration Fee (Overseas)
CA foundation courseINR 9800$780
CA intermediate courseINR 15000 (single group)INR 11000 (Both groups)$600 (Single group)$1000 (for both groups)
CA Final CourseINR 22000$1100

Exam Form Fees

CA courseFor Indian StudentsFor Foreign Students
CA Foundation ExamsINR 1500$325
CA Intermediate ExamINR 1500 (For single group)INR 3400 (for both groups)$325 (for the single group)$500 (for both groups)
CA Final examINR 1800 (for the single group)INR 3300 (for both groups)$325 (for the single group)$550 (for both groups)

CA Course Registration

Candidates can apply for the ICAI Exam by following the processes outlined below.

  • Visit ICAI’s official website at icai.org.
  • If you are a first-time user, you need to add all the details.
  • You will get an OTP to complete the further steps.
  • Complete the application form and submit the application fee.
  • Once complete, click submit.
  • Download the confirmation paper and print it off for future reference.

CA Registration Validity Period

The validity of Chartered Accountancy registration is different for each level. Below, we have mentioned the validity period for each CA level.

CA levelRegistration Validity Period
CA Foundation04 years
CA intermediate05 years
CA Final10 years.

CA Syllabus Old and New Scheme

The ICAI has recently introduced a new scheme for CA courses. There are no changes in CA examination levels, but the number of subjects in the entire CA curriculum is somewhat the same. In the CA New scheme, the deduction is for several subjects in the CA intermediate, and the final level is balanced by 04 self-paced learning modules, which can be qualified after clearing CA intermediate exams.

CA LevelNumber of Subjects (CA Old Scheme)Number of Subjects (CA New Scheme)
CA Foundation0404
CA Intermediate0806
CA Final0806

CA Syllabus

Foundation Course-

  • Paper1- Accounting
  • Paper2-Business Laws
  • Paper3- Quantitative Aptitude
  • Paper4- Business Economics

Intermediate Course-

Group1 papers-

  • Paper1- Advanced Accounting
  • Paper2- Corporate Laws
  • Paper3- Cost and Management Accounting

Group2 papers-

  • Paper4- Taxation
  • Paper5- Auditing and Code of Ethics
  • Paper6A- Financial Management
  • Paper6B- Strategic Management

CA Final Syllabus-

Group1 papers-

  • Paper1- Financial Reporting
  • Paper2- Advanced Financial Management
  • Paper3- Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

Group2 papers-

  • Paper4- Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation
  • Paper5- Indirect Tax Laws
  • Paper6- Integrated Business Solutions

Self-paced Learning Modules-

Set A – Economic Law (Compulsory module)

B – Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation (Compulsory module)

Set C – (Optional module- Elective)

  • Risk management
  • Government Accounting and Public finance
  • Integrated and Sustainability Reporting
  • International Taxation
  • Introduction to Digital Ecosystem and Transformation
  • Forensic Audit
  • Valuation
  • Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation
  • Financial Services and Capital Markets
  • Forex and Treasury Management

Set D- Choose Any 1-

  • Constitution of India
  • Entrepreneurship (to include MSMEs & Start-ups)
  • Psychology (including self-awareness)
  • Philosophy
  • Communication


So this is all about the CA process. For more updates on the CA examination and to join the best CA coaching in India, visit VSI Jaipur for more details. 

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