Career Prospects of CMAs

  • Independent practice such as Cost Auditor, Surveyor, and Loss Assessor.
  • Consultancy Services, Cost Management Planning & Policy, Budgeting, and Budgetary Control.
  • Finance Director, Cost Controller can also be a good career.
  • It also includes auditing, internal control, implementing business systems, ERP implementation etc.
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CMA Inter Eligibility Criteria

  • The aspirant should have passed the Foundation Course of the ICMAI and should have cleared 10+2
  • Candidates must have qualified the Foundation (Entry Level) Part 1 Examination of Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  • Degree from any recognized University or must be pursuing Engineering Course or Qualified Engineers or equivalent in any subject other than music, dancing, photography, painting, and sculpture.

CMA Inter Syllabus

CMA Inter Syllabus Group 1
  • Paper 5- Financial Accounting
  • Paper 6- Laws & Ethics
  • Paper 7- Direct Taxation
  • Paper 8- Cost & Management Accounting
CMA Inter Syllabus Group 2
  • Paper 9- Operating Management & Strategic Management
  • Paper 10- Cost & Management Accounting & Financial Management
  • Paper 11- Indirect Taxation
  • Paper 12- Company Accounts & Audit

CMA Inter Exam Pattern:

  • Duration of Examination: 3 hours
  • Mode of Examination: 60% objective, 40% subjective


Weight age

Financial Accounting


Laws & ethics


Direct Taxation


Cost Accounting


Operations and strategic management


Indirect taxation


Company accounts and audit



CMA Inter Application Form:

The application form for CMA Inter has been released. Applicants are supposed to fill and submit the application form on online mode only. Firstly, candidates need to login by entering their Registration number. Then the candidates can proceed by filling all the necessary information in the CMA application form. Finally, each candidate was supposed to pay the requisite fee in online mode as per the group the candidate has chosen to appear for.

Application Fee

The aspirants need to pay the following amount of application fee.


Groups Fee
One Group Rs. 1200
Overseas US 90
Two groups Rs. 2400
Overseas US 90