CA – Foundation

  1. Registration dates: May attempt – Last date is 1st January attempt- Last date is 1st July
  2. Registration is valid for 3 years i.e. 6 attempts
  3.  Registration Fee- Rs. 9200/-
  4. Pass Criteria: 50% in aggregate of maximum marks, subject to a minimum of 40% in each subject.

CA Foundation Subjects

Paper No. Subject Name Pattern Marks
1 Principles and Practice of Accounting Descriptive 100
2 A.  Business Law Descriptive 60
B.  Business Correspondence and Reporting Descriptive 40
 TOTAL 100
3 A. Business Mathematics Objective 40
B.  Logical Reasoning Objective 20
C. Statistics Objective 40
 TOTAL 100
4 A. Business Economics Objective 60
B. Business and Commercial Knowledge Objective 40
 TOTAL 100

Steps in CA Foundation Course

To clear the CA Foundation candidates have to go through –

  • 1st Step: Pass 10+2 and then register with the Board of Studies (BOS). Do registration by December 31 for CA Foundation May Session and by June 30 for the November session.
  • 2nd Step: Finish the four-month study period for CA Foundation
  • 3rd Step: Qualify Foundation Course and then register for the Intermediate Course.

The Registration Process for CA Foundation

The registration process is online, and one-time successful registration will be valid for three years. The candidate can apply and appear for a maximum of six attempts. CA Foundation Online Registration apply through the ICAI Exam official website –

CA Foundation Registration Fee

Registration is open throughout the year, and the candidate can register with BOS, and the fee detail for registration is – For Indian Nationals Rs – 9800/- For Foreign Students USD – 780$

CA Foundation Exam Application Fee

CA Foundation exam which is conducted in May or November every year and application windows gets open for a time period. The Application fee details are provided below. For Indian Centers – Rs. 1500 for Katmandu (Nepal) – Rs. 2200 For Oversea Centers – US$ 325

CA Foundation Exam Pattern

  • There is a set of 4 papers.
  • Paper 1 & Paper 2 will have subjective type questions.
  • Paper 3 & Paper 4 will have objective type questions.
  • Each paper will carry 100 marks.
  • The maximum Time duration will be 3 hours.
  • There will be no negative marking in Paper 1 & Paper 2.
  • Paper 3 and paper 4 will have a negative marking scheme. 1/4th of the marks will be subtracted for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates have to get a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of  50% marks in aggregate in all papers to pass the CA Foundation exam.
  • Exams will be conducted through Offline Mode.
  • Papers will be available in Hindi and English but Section B of Paper 2will be conducted in English Medium only.