12th + CA Foundation

  • Duration: 60 weeks

CA Foundation Examination Complete Course Guide

CA Foundation is an entry-level exam designed for students who want to pursue the CA Course. CA Foundation is a part of the revised scheme introduced by the ICAI. Exams for the CA Foundation will be conducted twice in a year i.e. in May and November.  A student after passing the 10th examination can register for the CA Foundation course but can appear only after 12th exam. There are overall 4 subjects in CA FOUNDATION exam out of which 2 are subjective and 2 are objective-based. The complete CA Course is of 4.5 years duration and after clearing CA FOUNDATION exam, CA INTERMEDIATE, ARTICLESHIP AND CA FINAL is to be completed.

Eligibility for Registration in CA Foundation

Exams for the CA Foundation will conduct twice in a year i.e. MAY and November. A student can register in this course after passing 10th examination constituted by the law or recognized by the Central Government and appear in the Foundation examination after passing 12th Examination.

The students are required to undergo through a study period of four months after the registration in the CA Foundation course to appear in the Exams. That means if one wants to appear in the May 2021 examinations then he is required to get himself register on or 31st December 2020 or if one wants to appear in November 2021 examinations then he will be required to get registered in this course before 30th June 2021.

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CA Foundation Registration Procedure

You can register for the CA Foundation course through the ICAI portal under the Course registration forms under the student’s tab by making the requisite payment. Once the payment is successful it will automatically generate the form which is required to get print.


    1. Attested Copy of the Marksheet of class 10th examination issued by the respective board.
    2. You need to affix a latest coloured photograph on the hard copy of such registration form.
    3. If the student is Resident of another country, then attested copy of proof of Nationality.
    4. Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e. ST/SC/OBC, differently-abled.

Once the registration is done for the Foundation course it will be valid for three years. In addition to that, it can be revalidated any number of times for further three years by depositing a nominal fees decided by the ICAI from time to time.

CA Foundation Registration Fees

A student can register for the CA Foundation course with the prescribed fees –

  S.No. Details of Fees Rupees For Foreign Students (US $)
    1. Cost of Foundation Prospectus 200 20
    2. Foundation Registration Fees 9000 700
    3. Subscription for Students Journal (For one Year- Optional) 200 20

Once the above registration process is completed the Study Material will be dispatch to the candidates through the Centralised Dispatch System (CDS).


Duration of Study Period for CA Foundation.

Once your registration is done start preparing rigorously for the CA Foundation exams. Don’t just think to crack the exam instead of it prepare to achieve AIR. Work hard with strong determination and passion from the beginning so that you can crack every level of CA exam in the first attempt.

If you are appearing class 12th on March 21, you can appear CA foundation in May/June 2021 and if you are appearing class 12th in March 2022, you can appear for CA foundation in May 2022. Different batches are planned to keep in mind the student’s preparation efficiently as per their requirement.

 11th 11TH + 12TH + CA FOUNDATION

A student can join any of the above batches for preparation of CA foundation exam. It is suggested for a student to start the preparation at the earliest so that a strong foundation can be built up which is much needed for CA course and to crack the CA exams with good marks.

CA Foundation Exam Pattern and Papers

The first two papers (accounting and law) are subjective, consisting of theory and practical questions while the latter two (mathematics and economics) are objective with MCQs. Negative marking of 0.25 will continue to remain in the objective papers as per the revised scheme.

ICAI has also given a detailed Revised Exam Pattern with marks and weightage distribution in all four subjects. You must refer to the latest Exam Pattern before starting your preparations for the Foundation Exams.