CA Intermediate is the second stage of the CA certification process. Candidates who successfully completed the CA foundation level are qualified for the CA Intermediate Course and can enrol on the ICAI’s official website. CA intermediate exams are held twice a year, in May and November, by the ICAI. Candidates have to clear eligibility criteria and other academic requirements to appear in CA intermediate exam. Read the article below to know more about CA intermediate course details such as eligibility criteria, fees, syllabus, CA Inter Exam Form, and more.
CA Intermediate Course detail-
Intermediate exams are conducted twice a year, and candidates willing to appear in November 2023 session should check important dates. Below are important dates for November 2023-07-18
|Registration Last date||March 1, 2023|
|CA exam form availability||August 2, 2023|
|Exam dates||Group I- Nov 2, 4, 6, and 8|
Group II- Nov 10, 13, 15, and 17
|Admit Card Releasing Date||October Last Week|
CA Intermediate eligibility criteria-
Students can register for CA intermediate course in two ways. The first way is to appear at the CA foundation level, and the second is a direct entry route after graduation. Below are details of both entry routes-
Through CA foundation level-
Students who have cleared the CA foundation exam or CPT level are eligible to register for CA intercourse for any group. They can register for the CA inter-level by paying intermediate registration fees. Candidates appearing for CA intermediate exam through CPT entry have to complete a mandatory study period before the first day of the CA intermediate exam month is scheduled to be conducted.
Through Direct Entry Route-
Candidates who have graduation and PG degree are eligible to appear in CA inter exam directly. For direct entry, they must fulfil the eligibility criteria mentioned below-
Candidates with a commerce graduate or PG degree and a minimum of 55% marks are eligible to apply for CA intermediate course directly.
Candidates who do not hold a commerce degree or a postgraduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks are qualified to apply directly for the CA intermediate course.
Direct entry route candidates are required to complete 09 months of the mandatory study period on or before the first day of the month in which the exam is to be conducted.
CA Intermediate fees-
The total fee for the CA intermediate course for both groups of Indian students is INR 20,700. Fees for the single group if INR 14,500. For foreign students, the total fee for both groups is $1500 and for a single group is $925. Below is a complete table for CA intermediate course-
|Fees||Both Groups (INR)||Single group (INR)||Both Groups (USD)||Single Group (USD)|
|Student’s activity fees||2000||2000|
|Article Assistant fees||1000|
|Exam for fees||2700||1500||500||325|
Direct entry students have to under compulsory ITT and OP training before CA intermediate course registration. Each training if for 15 days, and the fee for ITT training is INR 6500, and OP training is INR 7000, including study material.
CA exam form fees-
Candidates who have registered for the CA inter-course are needed to fill examination form released on the official website by ICAI. Below are the CA Intermediate fees for the exam form-
|Both Groups||Single Group|
|Indian Centre||INR 2700||INR 1500|
|Overseas (Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Muscat)||$500||$325|
|Kathmandu Centre||INR 3400||INR 2200|
CA Inter Syllabus-
The intermediate level consists of two groups, each having 04 subjects in the old scheme. The ICAI released the CA Inter syllabus under the new scheme on July 1, 2023, which will be implemented from May 2024 exams. Let’s take a look into the new scheme syllabus-
CA inter new syllabus-
Paper1- Advanced Accounting
Paper2- Corporate and Other Laws
Part1- Company Law and Limited Liability Partnership Law
Part2- Other Laws
SectionA- Income Tax Law
SectionB- Goods and Services Tax
Paper4- Cost and Management Accounting
Paper5- Auditing and Ethics
Paper6- Financial Management and Strategic Management
SectionA- Financial Management
SectionB- Strategic Management
CA inter old syllabus-
The exam conducted in November 2023 is based on the old syllabus. There are eight subjects, 4 subjects in each group. Below is the old syllabus for CA intermediate course-
- Paper1- Accounting
- Paper2- Corporate and other laws
- Paper3- Cost and Management Accounting
- Paper4- Taxation
- Paper5- Advanced Accounting
- Paper6- Auditing and Assurance
- Paper7- Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management
- Paper8- Financial Management & Economics for Finance
Important Tips For CA Intermediate Course Preparation
- It is important that CA Inter aspirants must join proper CA Inter coaching to kickstart their preparation. Since the November attempt dates are out, it is important that you shouldn’t waste your time and start the preparation.
- Make a point that you decide which group to attempt and start your preparation accordingly.
- Also, students must try to cover the entire syllabus of the CA Intermediate Course 2-3 months before the actual exam date so that they have time for preparation and revision.
- Always solve enough mock tests so that you have practice, get familiar with the exam pattern and also learn time management.
Hope this article provides you with all the relevant details about the CA Intermediate course for November 2023 attempt. Good coaching like VSI Jaipur can help you complete the course on time. So, start your preparation with us and clear the exams on the first attempt.