Course Overview

Chartered Accountants are recognized and respected leading professionals working across a vast array of business activities and sectors. A Chartered accountant is trained by ICAI (the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament. A Chartered Accountant is qualified to offer advisory services to clients including companies and individuals. A CA can also choose to do independent practice. They can also apply for the job of Chartered Accountant in an existing firm. A qualified CA can apply for a government job, public or private sectors both. CA plays an important role in the firm in taking quick decision and making profits for the firm.

Body

ICAI

Country

India

Stages

  1. CA Foundation
  2. CA Intermediate
  3. Articleship
  4. CA Final

CA FOUNDATION
CA Foundation is the entrance exam to Chartered Accountancy course. Students from any stream can apply for CA foundation. Graduates and Post graduates are exempted from CA foundation and are directly eligible for CA intermediate.

  • Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
  • Paper 2 - Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
  • Paper 3 - Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics
  • Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

CA INTERMEDIATE
Students who qualified CA foundation or graduates/post graduates can pursue CA intermediate. Graduates/Post graduates will have to complete 9 months of articleship before applying for exams.

GROUP I

  • Paper 1 - Accounting 
  • Paper 2 - Corporate laws and other law 
    • Part I - Corporate laws 
    • Part 2 - Other Laws 
  • Paper 3 - Cost and management accounting 
  • Paper4 - Taxation 
    • Paper I -Direct tax laws 
    • Paper II - Indirect tax laws 

GROUP - II

  • Paper 5 - Advanced accounting 
  • Paper 6 - Auditing and assurance 
  • Paper 7 - Enterprise information system & strategic management 
    • Section A: Enterprise information systems 
    • Section B: Strategic management 
  • Paper 8 - Financial management & economics for finance 
    • Section A - Financial management
    • Section B - Economics for finance

CA FINAL
Students who qualified CA intermediate can register for CA final. CA final students have to complete 3 years of articleship.

 

Various job opportunities for Chartered accountants exist in India and abroad with the best salary package. Chartered Accountants can either do independent practise or get hired in financial departments of firms or companies. With the industrialization and modernization, the scope of CA has become broader. Chartered accountants play an important role in making financial strategies and decisions. The ICAI has tied up with some of foreign countries to allow Indian professionals to work there.

Students who have cleared the 12th exams are eligible for CA foundation. Students who have successfully completed CA foundation can appear for CA intermediate exams. Graduates and Post graduate need not have to write CA foundation exams. Commerce graduates with 55% and other graduates with 60% are eligible for CA intermediate exams. Students who have successfully cleared intermediate exams and completed the required period of artcileship can appear for CA Final exams.

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