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Why become a Chartered Accountant?

The Chartered Accountancy Profession opens the door to a vast range of exciting career opportunities, in every sector of business and finance, both nationally and internationally. Chartered Accountants are in constant demand both at home and abroad, being recognized for their technical competence, professional standards, specialized skills and veracity. 

Becoming a Chartered Accountant combines innovative education with mentored work experience, to produce accountants who possess a greater ability to analyse and interpret business problems and develop dynamic solutions. Perhaps that’s why Chartered Accountants have the edge over their counterparts, they rise further and faster into more diverse and important roles in organisations.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT –

1. THROUGH CPT ROUTE:-

  1. Enrol with the Institute for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) after passing class 10th examination.
  2. Appear in Common Proficiency Test (CPT) after appearing in the senior secondary examination (10+2 examination).
  3. Join Intermediate (IPC) Course /ATC after passing CPT and 10+2 examination.
  4. Undergo 100 hours ITT (100 hours ITT is a 40 days programme @ 3-5 hours per day) either before appearing in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination but compulsorily before commencement of practical training.
  5. Undergo Orientation Course for 90 hours either before appearing in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination but compulsorily before joining for practical training.
  6. Appear in Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination or Accounting Technician Examination (ATE) on completion of 8 months Study Course as on the 1st day of the month in which examination is to the held.
  7. Join practical training after passing either Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination. Pass Group-II of Intermediate (IPC) Examination, if not passed earlier.
  8. Undergo General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) of 15 days before applying for membership of the Institute.
  9. Complete a Course on Advanced Information Technology Training before applying for the membership of the Institute.
  10. Join CA Final Course: After passing Intermediate (IPC) Examination (Group I & II) register for final course.
  11. Appear in final examination on completion of practical training or while serving last 6 months of practical training.
  12. Complete practical training of 3 years.
  13. Pass final examination and complete GMCS and course on Advanced ITT, if not completed earlier.
  14. Enrol for membership.

2. THROUGH DIRECT ENTRY:

I. Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (55%) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (60%)∗

  1. Enrol with the Institute for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course for Both Groups with or without the option of Accounting Technician Course (ATC).
  2. Undergo 100 Hours Information Technology Training (ITT) and 90 hours Orientation Course.
  3. Appear in Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination after nine months of practical training and Study Course of eight months concurrently from the date of registration for the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.
  4. Appear and pass in both groups of Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.
  5. Register for CA Final Course and prepare for CA Final Examination. 
  6. Undergo General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) of 15 days before applying for membership of the Institute.
  7. Complete a Course on Advanced Information Technology Training before applying for the membership of the Institute.
  8. Complete three years period of articled training.
  9. Appear in the Final Examination while serving last six months of articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be held.
  10. Pass Final examination.
  11. Enrol as a member of ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”.
*(Provisional Registration: Students who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for provisional registration to the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course. Such students would be required to submit satisfactory proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within such period not exceeding six months as from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination. During the period of provisional registration, a student can undergo and complete ITT or Computer Training and Orientation course. It is clarified that in their case, the practical training will commence only on becoming a graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such students shall be eligible for appearing in the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination on completion of nine months of practical training. If such students fail to produce the proof within the aforesaid period, his provisional registration shall be cancelled and the registration fee or the tuition fee, as the case may be, paid by him shall not be refunded and no credit shall be given for the theoretical education undergone.)

II. Candidates who have passed Intermediate level examination of ICSI or ICWAI can also join under Direct Entry System.

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