CA direct entry scheme

CA Direct Entry

CA direct entry scheme

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Complete Details on Direct Entry Scheme to CA Course

The ICAI allows the following candidates to enter directly to its Intermediate Course

  • A. Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks) and
  • B. Intermediate level passed candidates of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India

Candidates who are Graduates/ Post Graduates in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of 55% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognized University (including open University) by studying any three papers carrying a minimum of 50 marks in a semester/year and cumulatively 100 or more marks over the entire duration of the concerned course out of Accounting, Auditing, Mercantile Laws, Corporate Laws, Economics, Management (including Financial Management), Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws), Costing, Business Administration or Management Accounting or similar to the title of these papers with different nomenclatures or 

other than those falling under Commerce stream having secured in aggregate a minimum of 60% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) or Candidates who have passed the Intermediate level examination conducted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India are exempted from qualifying Foundation and can register directly to Intermediate Course.

CA Direct Entry

Provisional Registration

Candidates who are pursuing the Final Year of Graduation Course can also register for the Intermediate Course on provisional basis and their registration would be regularized only on submission of satisfactory proof of having passed the Graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within six months from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination then they can commence practical training and on completion of ICITSS (Information Technology (IT) and Orientation Course (OC)). 

During the provisional registration period, a student can undergo and complete ICITSS (IT and OC). If such candidate fails to produce the proof within the aforesaid period then his provisional registration shall stand cancelled and the registration and other fees paid by him shall not be refunded/ adjusted and no credit shall be given for the theoretical education undergone.

Steps under Direct Entry Scheme for…

a. Eligible Graduates and Post Graduates…

  • Register with the BOS for the Intermediate course (provisional registration allowed to the students doing Final year of graduation).
  • Successfully complete Four Weeks ICITSS before commencement of the Practical Training.
  • Register for Three Years Practical Training.
  • Appear in Intermediate Examination after Nine months of Practical Training.
  • Qualify Intermediate Course.
  • Register for the Final Course after qualifying both Groups of Intermediate Course.
  • Successfully complete Four Weeks AICITSS during the last two years of Practical Training but before appearing for Final Examination.
  • Appear in Final examination during last six months of practical training.
  • Complete Practical Training.
  • Qualify both groups of Final Course.
  • Become Member

b. Students who have passed during Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India…

  • Register with the BoS for the Intermediate Course.
  • After that Complete 8 months of study course.
  • Afterward Appear and Pass in either or both Groups of Intermediate Course
  • Successfully complete Four Weeks ICITSS anytime after registering for Intermediate Course but before commencement of the Practical Training.
  • Then Register for Three Years Practical Training on passing either or both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
  • Then Register for the Final Course after qualifying both the Groups of Intermediate Course.
  • Then Successfully complete Four Weeks AICITSS during the last two years of Practical Training but before appearing for Final Examination.
  • Then Appear in Final Examination during last six months of Practical Training.
  • Then Complete Practical Training Qualify both groups of Final Course.
  • Finally Become Member

Conversion to Direct Entry Route

Existing Students of Common Proficiency Course / Foundation Course on being eligible to join Intermediate Course through Direct Entry can any time register for Intermediate Course through Direct route by paying the Intermediate Registration fees only

Students of Intermediate Course through CPT / Foundation Course on being eligible to join Intermediate Course through Direct Entry can convert to Intermediate through Direct Entry route by paying Rs. 500/- as conversion charges (study material will not be provided as has already been issued at the time of registration) and register for the balance group of Intermediate if any.

Existing Students of Intermediate Course through CPT / Foundation Course on being eligible to join Intermediate Course through Direct Entry can convert to Intermediate through Direct route by paying Rs 1000 as conversion charges and study material will be provided free of cost but have to register for the balance group of Intermediate, if any

Registration Procedure

Finally Candidates have to register for the Intermediate Course under both routes by filling the Online Registration Form available on ICAI website(www.icai.org) in “Course Registration Forms” under the “Students tab”.

Candidates while filling the online form should take care of the following

  • After filling the Online Form pay, the required fees online using the payment gateway.
  • Then On successful payment, system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.

Following documents are to be submitted to concerned Regional Office within 7 days of the date of online registration along with the print out of the online registration form, duly signed by the student…

  • Foundation Route students have to submit attested copy of marksheet of Class 12th or its equivalent Central Government recognised examination pass marks statement.
  • Direct Entry Route students have to submit attested copy of Graduation / Post Graduation mark statements/marksheet of Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  • Then One recent color photograph (affixed on the printout of the online successful registration form)
  • Then Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student, is foreigner.
  • Then Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.

On completion of the registration process, the study material will be sent to the students through Centralized Dispatch System (CDS).

Registration Fees

Candidates through Foundation Route can opt for registration for Group I or Group II or Both Groups of Intermediate while Direct Entry Route candidates have to register for both the groups only. Payment of the fees is to be made as per the below chart

OptionsBoth GroupsBoth GroupsGroup I / IIGroup I / II
Rs.US$Rs.US$
Registration fee15,00011,000
Students’ Activities Fee2,0002,000*
Registration fee as articledassistant1,000
FINALLY TOTAL FEES18,0001,00013,000600

Source: https://caknowledge.com/complete-details-on-direct-entry-scheme-to-ca-course/

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  1. I am bba student . can I apply for direct entry route ?

  2. Hello ma’am good evening. My name is akash and I’m in third year of bcom. I want to pursue CA through direct entry scheme. Is there any specific date or month for the registration of direct entry scheme . Or I can register in any month and I also want to know that will I get good firm without cafc.

    1. Once your all required documents are ready you can register. Yes you will get firm. Articles now a days are most valuable assets.

  3. I’m direct entry student. I haven’t had my B.Com final year exams. But I have been register for Intermediate in Feb. ?And have also taken ICITSS classes. Can I start article training for 9 months before final year results?

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