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What is the Total CA Foundation Course Fees 2024?

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Did you know the complete CA Foundation Course Fees include more than the Registration Fee and Application Form Fee? If you didn’t, then CA Wizard is giving you all the details on CA Foundation Fees here! You will get information that most websites don’t provide, and it is difficult to find on the official ICAI website.

(Don’t skip any parts or skim through the content, or else you may miss out on the concessions in CA Foundation Fees. You would want to read that, right?)

Also, Check the CA Course Guide and CA Salary in India


CA Foundation Fees Overview

CA is considered a highly professional course. However, the fee for this is relatively reasonable compared to any other high-standard professional course in India.

CA Foundation is the first step in becoming a certified Chartered Accountant after passing the class 12th exams or graduating. The CA Foundation Fees are much less than the CA Intermediate and CA Final fees.

The fee structure for the CA Foundation includes the mandatory Registration fee and exam form fee charged by ICAI. The other important part is the tuition fee for CA coaching classes.

ICAI also charges a fee for the various facilities it provides and late fees whenever applicable.

Also know How to Become CA In India

CA Foundation Registration Fees

During the CA Foundation registration process, students are required to submit the fees as per the ICAI guidelines. The registration fee is divided into the following components:

  • Prospectus: ICAI charges a nominal fee for the prospectus given to students at the beginning of the CA Foundation. It is a mandatory option for students.
  • Registration Fee: CA Foundation Registration fee charged by ICAI is Rs. 9,000.
  • Student’s Journal: Students can choose to pay for the one-year subscription to Student’s Journal.
  • Member’s Journal: The payment of a one-year subscription fee for a member’s journal is optional.

CA Foundation Fees for registration for Indian and Foreign students are shown below in the table.

ParticularsFoundation ProspectusRegistration FeeStudent’s Journal (optional)Member’s Journal (optional)

Indian Students

Rs 200

Rs. 9,000

Rs. 200

Rs. 400

Foreign Students

US $ 20

US $ 700

US $ 20

US $ 40

The Registration Fee for the CA Foundation Course is Rs. 9,200 (Rs. 9,800 is optional).

Important Update regarding CA Foundation Registration

The last date of Registration for the CA Foundation January 2025 Exam is 1 May 2024 ICAI.

So, if you haven’t registered yet and wish to enrol in the CA Foundation Course, here is your chance again to register for the Jan 2025 attempt!

Don’t miss out on this chance due to your 12th Exams and Results; you can use the provisional registration option until you pass your 12th class.

If you are worried about doing the exam preparation in less time, use our CA Foundation Preparation Tips; download the previous year’s CA Foundation Question Papers and Plan to cover your complete syllabus and ICAI study material.

Exclusive Update: CA Foundation Registration Fee 75% Concession

ICAI has declared a 75% concession in the Registration Fee for students of all CA Levels. For the CA Foundation level, the new registration amount is given below:

CA Foundation Registration Fee

Rs. 9,000

Reduced 75& Concession Amount

Rs. 6,750

Amount to be paid

Rs. 2,250

As per the announcement, this facility is available only for students who are residents of these states and areas: the newly formed territories of J&K, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.

According to this provision, students can register for CA levels and benefit from fee concession until 31st March 2022.

CA Foundation Exam Form Fees/Application Form Fees

As per the norms of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, students who have completed the registration process for the CA Foundation are required to fill out and submit the online Application Form along with the CA Foundation Exam Form Fees.

The CA Foundation Fees for Application Form/Exam Form is based on the exam centre selected by a student.

ICAI gives two last dates for filling out the online CA Foundation Exam Form—the last date without a late fee and the last date with a late fee. If students are unable to submit the form by the last (without a late fee), they have to pay the additional sum with the application form fee.

Centre SelectedFee PayableLate Fee Payable

Indian Centre

Rs. 1500

Rs. 600

Kathmandu Centre

Rs. 2200

Rs. 600

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, and Muscat Centre

US$ 325

US$ 10

Note:- The CA Foundation Exam Form Fee can be paid through a Credit Card/Debit Card/Rupay Card/BHIM UPI/Net Banking. Bank charges for such facilities are also added to the candidate’s payable fee amount.

Rates of bank charges: 

  • Credit Cards:-

Domestic: 0.50% + GST

  • Domestic Debit/Rupay Cards:- 
  • Upto Rs. 2000: No Charge

Greater than Rs. 2000: 0.9+ GST

  • International Card:- 

International Card: 0.5% +GST

  • Net Banking:- NIL
  • BHIM UPI:- 
    • Upto Rs. 2000: Nil
    • Greater than Rs. 2000: 0.65% + GST

* Excluding Bank Commission and Service Tax 

Other CA Foundation Fees & Charges

CA Foundation Registration Renewal Fee

The validity period of CA Foundation registration is three years giving you two attempts each year. If you want to appear in the CA Foundation Exam after this, then you have to pay a registration renewal fee of Rs. 300.

Converting from CPT to CA Foundation 

The fee charged for converting your CPT Course registration to CA Foundation Course registration is Rs. 500. This is applicable only if your CPT Registration is still valid.

Paper Verification Fee

After the CA Foundation Results are declared, you can apply for the verification of your answer sheets. A fee of Rs. 100 will be charged for verification of each CA Foundation paper. The maximum number of applications for verification allowed is four papers.

Supply of certified copies of evaluated answer books

You can also request to get certified copies of your CA Foundation Exams evaluated answer books from ICAI. For this purpose, you will have to submit a fee of Rs. 500 per paper. You must send the application within 30 days from the result declaration date.

Issue of Duplicate Mark Sheet

ICAI provides your original CA Foundation mark sheet free of cost. But if you have lost your original mark sheet, you can get a duplicate mark sheet from ICAI after a payment of Rs.100 plus Rs. 40 as postal charges.

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Fees for Issuing Duplicate Pass Certificates/Rank Certificates

You can also request a duplicate pass certificate/rank certificate by making a payment of Rs. 200 along with Rs. 40 for postal charges.

CA Foundation Coaching Fees

It is an important part of the CA Foundation Fee Structure. Even if ICAI does not charge for this, students do need coaching classes from experts. Enrolling in the CA Coaching Institute provides an exceptional learning experience that is extremely beneficial for students. After all, ICAI study material and self-study are not sufficient for most students.

Faculties in a CA Coaching Institute teach concepts in the simplest ways, pay attention to each student’s learning progress, and provide the right method for studying well for CA Foundation Exams.

If you haven’t considered it or are still confused, decide soon. The CA Foundations Exam Dates have been released.

You also have alternatives, such as CA Foundation Online Classes or CA Foundation Pendrive Classes from an excellent Chartered Accountancy Institute.

The fees for CA Foundation coaching classes, online classes, and Pendrive classes are, on average, around Rs. 40,000. That is if you are taking classes from a good and professional CA Institute.

You must think, why not take free classes available online or anything else?

Well, because you won’t get lessons from CA Professors who are subject experts in such classes that claim to be right for you. You wouldn’t want to waste your time and money just to realize this simple fact, right?

Take classes from a good CA Coaching Institute with a proven record of creating CA Foundation Toppers and Rankers.


Q1. Are there any fees for the CA Foundation exam?

Ans. Yes, there is an examination and Registration fee for the CA Foundation Exam.

Q2. What are the total fees for the CA Foundation Examination?

Ans. The total fee for the CA Foundation exam is RS 9800.

Q3. What is the total CA Foundation Course Fees?

Ans. Summing up the CA Foundation Registration Fee, Exam Form Fee, and Coaching Classes Fee, plus the additional charges wherever applicable, the total CA Foundation Fees would be around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 55,000 for a single attempt. (This is minus the stationery and resource books you would need for preparation.)

Q4. Is the CA Foundation Fee refundable?

Ans. There is no provision for refunding the CA Foundation fees. However, if the payment is made twice due to any failure in electronic transmission, or other technical issues, then you will receive the refund within 21 days after the last date of form submission. If you do not receive any refund, send an email at with proper evidence of paying fees more than once. You are required to send the email request within 45 days after the last date of form submission.

Q5. What are the total CA Course Fees?

Ans. Click on the link if you are looking for the CA Course’s complete fee structure (all three levels).

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