How to Become A Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountancy is one of the most demanding course in commerce as it can be started right after 12th. Anyone who is desirous to acquire in depth knowledge & practical exposure in Accountancy, Income Tax, GST, Audit, Corporate Law, Finance should definitely Enroll herself in this course.

After completing the course  -- student not only acquires the prestigious CA Certificate but also becomes member of the worlds second largest accounting body - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. A CA can then setup her own firm/business or can do job in India or Abroad


First of all any student irrespective of her stream (Commerce, Science, Humanities) can become a Chartered Accountant. There are 2 routes to become CA , After - 

1) 12th - Clear CA Foundation > Appear for Intermediate examination after 8 months and Clear either 1 or both groups  > Complete 3 years of practical training > Appear for CA Final examinations (after completing 3 years of training and clearing both groups of CA Intermediate) > Clear CA Final exams and get CA Degree. Best part is that it can be done along with graduation -- students can pursue any graduation course and side by side appear for CA exams.

2) Graduation - Start 3 years of practical training > Appear for Intermediate examination after 9 months > Clear both groups of CA Intermediate and complete 3 years of training > Clear CA Final Exams > Get CA Degree. Eligibility [Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (55%) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (60%)] - Read More

Note - Before starting practical training students need to complete ICITSS (Information Technology & Communication Skills) Training from ICAI centers - Register here 

Fee Structure For Chartered Accountancy Course

Approximate fee:
₹ 9000 - CA Foundation (On starting the CA Course)
18000 - CA Intermediate (After clearing CA Foundation or Registration through Direct Entry)
22000 - CA Final (After clearing CA Intermediate)
15000 - Additional Courses Information Technology and Communication Skills
64000  = Total Fee

However in Practical Training students can earn stipend @ ₹3000 per month to 10000 per month depending on the firm in which he/she is registered. In the last year of practical training student can also work as an industrial trainee in a company where stipend ranges from 15000 p.m. to 50000 p.m.

Kindly note that CA is a distance learning course and students are required to study on their own -- though they can take private coaching classes at their own expense.
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