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ICAI CA Foundation Registration and Eligibility Dec 2021 Examination


CA Foundation Registration dates for the 2021 Examination are out.  The last date to register for the CA Foundation 2021 examination is 1st January 2021 for May 2021 attempt and July 1st for December 2021 attempt.

CA Foundation Registration and Eligibility Criteria: CA Foundation Course is the entry-level exam for pursuing a Chartered Accountancy Course in India. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is responsible to conduct CA Examination in India.  After Passing CBSE Class 12th examination or equivalent examination recognized by the Government or Government body, Students can register with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the CA Foundation Course. Students who want to appear in the CA Foundation course have to go through a systematic process filling CA Foundation Registration and Application Form. CA Foundation Registration process held twice a year in the month of December and June. Today this we are going to give you all the details regarding the ICAI CA Foundation registration and eligibility criteria.

Today in this article we are going to give you full details regarding ICAI CA Foundation Registration Dec 2021, Eligibility for CA Foundation, CA Foundation Important Dates, Steps to fill CA Foundation registration form, process to check CA Foundation Registration Form status, CA Foundation Registration Fee and Document required for the CA Foundation Registration Process. 

New CA Foundation Registration Forms are issued by the ICAI after the declaration of the CA Foundation Result of the current session.

Important Update 2021:

ICAI has finally announced CA Foundation Dec 2021 Examination dates. CA Foundation Dec 2021 Examination is going to start from Dec 13th to Dec 19th 2021.

CA Exam Cancelled/Postponed:  In the year 2020, the ICAI on 3rd July issued the notification for the cancellation of the CA Dec 2020 Examination. ICAI said that due to the spreading and severity of COVID-19, we have decided to Cancel CA Foundation/Intermediate/ Final examination and merge with CA Nov 2020 Examination. In the year 2021, ICAI CA exams will be conducted on the respective exam dates.

CA Foundation Eligibility

Below is the CA Foundation Dec 2021 eligibility.

Students are eligible to appear in the CA Foundation Examination only after qualifying for the senior secondary (10+2) examination conducted by an examining body. After registration with ICAI,  Students are required to complete a minimum of 4 months study period starting from the date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on or before 31st Dec will be eligible to appear in May examination and on or before 30th June for Dec examination, as the case Dec be.

As per the revised CA Foundation Course of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, the aspirant of CA shall be required to pass the CA Foundation Examination instead of Common Proficiency Test to enter in CA Course.

Consequently, the registration for the Common Proficiency Course (CPC) shall discontinue effect from July 1 2017 though exams of students enrolled before July 2017 for the Common Proficiency Test will be conducted till June 2019.

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    CA Foundation Registration 2021 Important Dates

    The table below shows the important datasheet of the CA Foundation Examination Important Dates of Dec 2021 Examination.

    CA Foundation 2021 EventsDec 2021 examination dates
    Last date of registration in CA Foundation Course16th August 2021
    Application Form Starting date(Expected)20th April 2021
    Last date of Submission of Application Form4 May 2021
    Last Date for Submission of Application with late fee of Rs 6007 May 2021

    CA Foundation Online Registration Process

    The process of CA Foundation registration starts with filling the Online Registration Form for Dec 2021 Examination. You can start filling your online registration form from below online registration process.

    Steps for filling CA Foundation Registration Form Online Dec 2021 Examination. ( Latest)

    Step 1- Students who are registering for the very first time for CA Foundation Examination, should click here

    You will be taken to this screen. Please fill in your required details and click on Generate OTP. You will receive OTP on your mobile phone and the verification link will be sent to your concerned mail ID. 

    CA Foundation Registration

    Step 2- Now Students are required to enter the captcha text and submit it for receiving OTP.

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    Step 3- For validation, an OTP will be sent

    Step 4- Fill the OTP and by validating complete the login process  

    Step 5- Once you complete the OTP Validations, you will receive the login details on Email/SMS so that you can log in. You can log in here

    CA Foundation Registeration

    Step 6- After you log in, you have to provide the necessary credentials in the registration form. There you also have to upload the scanned copies of your original documents.

     Details mentioned in the CA Foundation BOS Registration 2021 are:

    • Name of the Father
    • Name of the mother
    • Your Complete address
    • City
    • Pin code
    • Category
    • Nationality

    Step 7- Now you need to upload your scanned photograph and signature. The maximum image ratio should be width: 21 cm and length: 27 cm.

    Step 8- After you complete your above-mentioned process, you have to pay the required CA Foundation registration fees. 

    On successful payment, the system will automatically generate a successful transaction message along with the form automatically.

    Here you complete your CA Foundation Registration process, now ICAI will send you the CA Foundation course Study Material through CDS(Centralized Dispatch System).

    Documents required for CA Foundation Registration Process

    Below are the documents which are required for the ICAI CA Foundation Registration Process- 

    • Appearing students are required to an attested copy of the mark sheet/ Admit card of their 12th Class.
    • For international students, they required a copy of proof for their citizenship. 
    • For the SC/ST/OBC special category students, they are required to submit the certificate of proof. 
    • The Latest photo of appearing students to affix on the registration form. 
    • A copy of the 10th mark sheet, which shows the student’s name and date of birth.

    While filling the CA Foundation Registration form, candidates should take into consideration the following points

    Follow the below points to avoid errors in the CA Foundation registration form.

    • After filling the Online Form, a candidate has to pay the required fees online using the payment gateway.
    • On successful payment, the system will automatically generate the Form. Then take the print of the form.
    • Along with print out of the online registration form, the following documents are to be submitted to the concerned Regional Office of ICAI within 7 days of the date of online registration
      • The duly signed printout of the online successful registration form in hard copy
      • One recent color photograph (affixed on the printout of the online successful registration form)
      • Attested copy of the 10th Marksheet/ Admit Card of 10th class indicating the Name & Date of Birth
      • Attested copy of Admit Card / Mark sheet of Class 12 examination issued by the respective Board
      • If a student is a foreigner, then an attested copy of proof of Nationality should also be submitted,
      • For students of reserved category and disabled students, attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC and Differently abled should be provided.

    Why Do Students Need CA Foundation Registration Letter Before Exam?

    Students are always advised by ICAI to bring their CA Foundation registration letter along with the admit card. In the absence of the availability of admit cards, If a student has a registration letter then he/she can appear in the examination after some procedures. If students lost their registration number, the registration letter helps in claiming your registration number.

    What If The Registration Number and Date of Birth Entered Doesn’t Match While Registering As A New Member?

    Due to technical issues, data does not get validated and candidates face this issue. For more details, you can click here and get to know how to resolve this issue. 

    Steps to Check CA foundation Registration Form Status Online

    Students who are concern about their CA Foundation registration can check their CA Foundation Registration Process status online, whether they fill the form correctly or not. Below are the two steps which will make sure that your registration has made successful. 

    • After the complete process of the CA foundation registration process, students will receive a confirmation mail including CA Foundation Registration Number and password. 
    • Students can also check the CA Foundation Registration Form Status by visiting the official website of ICAI.

    What After CA Foundation Registration

    After successful completion of CA Foundation Registration, students are also required to fill the CA Foundation application form for appearing in Foundation Examination. The registration in Foundation Course is valid for 3 years. It can be revalidated any number of times for a further 3 years period by paying a revalidation fee of Rs. 300/-.

    The subject in the CA Foundation Course

    Below are the subjects of the CA Foundation examination. Students can start working on the CA Foundation subject and study plan. A proper Preparation strategy is necessary to clear the CA Foundation examination with excellent marks.

    Paper-1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)

    Paper-2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks) Section A: Business Law (60 Marks) Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

    Paper-3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks) Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks) Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

    Paper-4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks) Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks) Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks) Paper-3 and Paper-4 are objective type papers with negative markings.

    For the above-mentioned papers, The Board of Studies issues its comprehensive study materials covering all four subjects.

    Passing Criteria for Foundation Examination

    A Foundation Course candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination if he/ she obtains at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to negative marking.

    Here’s How to Clear CA Foundation with 100% Certainty

    Also Read: Download the Latest CA Foundation Mock Test Paper Nov 2021 Exam

    Offices of Registration for CA Foundation

    Candidates wishing to enroll in any one of the mentioned states- Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand –should submit the form and documents at the following Regional Office:

    Northern India Regional Council of

    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

    ICAI BHAWAN, 52-54, Institutional Area,

    Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Near,

    Karkardooma Courts, Delhi – 110 032

    Phone: 011-39893990, 30210601, Fax: 011-



    CA Foundation Registration Fees 2021

    Below is the latest ICAI CA Foundation Registration Fee Structure for Dec 2021. 

    Serial NumberFee detailsOptional or CompulsoryFee for Indian Students (in Rs)Fee for Foreign Students (in US Dollars)
    1Prospectus of Foundation CourseCompulsory20020$
    2Registration feeCompulsory9,000700$
    3Subscription for Students’ Journal (For One Year)Optional20020$
    4Subscription for Members’ Journal (For One Year) (Optional)Optional40040$

    ICAI CA Foundation Registration and eligibility 2021 Frequently Asked a Question.

    Q. No-1  After successful registration I have not received my registration NO. and Password? 

    Answers- ICAI will send you a mail after the filling of the CA Foundation Application Form.  In case if you have received kindly check the mail in the spam section with the name “Application Registration for ICAI Exam Portal”. Else if you don’t find it kindly contact the ICAI helpdesk no.  18004192929 or 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754 or send an email to 

    Question No-2 When can I register for the CA Foundation Examination? 

    Answers- The Registration Process for CA Foundation Examination held twice a year by the ICAI. 

    For the Dec 2021 Session- 1st January 2021 ( last date)

    For Nov 2021 Session- 1st July 2021 (last date)

    Question No-3 What is the Next Steps After CA Foundation Registration Process?

    Answer- After successful completion of the CA Foundation Registration Process students are eligible for the CA Foundation Examination Application Form

    Question No-4  What is CA Foundation Registration Form Fee for the 2021 Examination? 

    Answers- For the Indian National students the registration Fee is 9800 Rupees and for the Foreign student, the fee is 780$. 

    Also Read: CA Foundation Examination tips and tricks to score Meritous marks in Dec 2021 Examination.

    Question No-5 When will the CA Foundation Dec 2021 Admit Card will be released?

    Answer- As of now, ICAI has not issued any dates regarding this CA Foundation Admit Card Release 14 days before the start of the Examination.

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