CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who want to register for the Chartered Accountancy course have to clear the CA Foundation exam, a national level exam. The test is conducted twice a year by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The purpose of the exam is to train and certify the candidates who want to become Chartered Accountants.
Before applying for the CA Foundation exam, the candidate must know the eligibility criteria, to avoid rejection of the application form. Let’s look at the eligibility criteria for CA Foundation in detail.
Eligibility Criteria for CA Foundation
There are no age limit restrictions for candidates who want to apply for the CA Foundation exam.
The educational qualifications guidelines set by ICAI are:
- Candidates who have passed the Class 10 examination from the state or central government board or an equivalent examination can apply for the CA Foundation exam. However, these candidates can only take provisional admission that will be regularized after clearing Class 12 exams.
- Candidates appearing in Class 12 or have already passed the exams can register for the CA Foundation exam.
- Candidates who have passed Class 12 with a minimum of 50 percent marks can register for the CA Foundation exam.
CA Foundation Exemptions
ICAI has laid certain exemptions for certain candidates and they don’t need to appear in the CA Foundation exam. Instead, they can register themselves for the second-level CA Intermediate course.
UG & PG Candidates
Candidates with an aggregate of 55% marks in Graduation or PG in Commerce stream or equivalent from a recognized university
Undergraduate or PG candidates who have passed out from Open University
Candidates with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in a discipline other than commerce. They must have secured a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks from a recognized University
Examination Treated as Equivalent to Class 12
Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh
Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
Bihar School Examination Board
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education
Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
Board of School Education, Haryana
H. P. Board of School Education
J & K State Board of School Education
Jharkhand Academic Council
The government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education
Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education
Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur
Meghalaya Board of School Education
Mizoram Board of School Education
Nagaland Board of School Education
Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa
Punjab School Education Board
Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations
Tripura Board of Secondary Education
U.P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education
Board of School Education, Uttarakhand
West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education