Aspiring CA candidates have to clear the first level of examination- CA Foundation to become a CA. Thousands of students appear in the exam but not can make it to the next level in the first attempt. To clear this examination, students must give a dedicated study time of 4 months (as per ICAI).

Have a look at the pass percentage of last year below.

CA Foundation Pass Percentage Analysis

Here is the pass percentage analysis of the last three CA Foundations exam.

Exam June 2022 Dec 2021 July 2021
No. of students appeared 93,729  11,0662 71,967
No. of students passed 23,693  33,510 19,158
Pass Percentage 25.28% 30.28% 26.62%

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CA Foundation Pass Percentage- June 2022

Number of male students appeared: 51,111

Number of male students passed: 13,043

Pass Percentage of male students: 25.52

Number of female students appeared: 42,618

Number of female students passed: 10,650

Pass Percentage of female students: 24.99

CA Foundation Pass Percentage- Dec 2021

Number of male students appeared: 60,097

Number of male students passed: 18,151

Pass Percentage of male students: 30.20%

Number of female students appeared: 50,565

Number of female students passed: 15,359

Pass Percentage of female students: 30.37%

CA Foundation Pass Percentage and Result Highlights

Even though the number of female candidates is less than the number of male candidates in all the years, the CA Foundation Pass Percentage for females has been higher than that of the males.

There was a substantial increase in the number of students who appeared in the Dec 2022 Exam.

The overall CA Foundation Pass Percentage for the exam held in May 2019 was 18.58%, which is almost half of the total pass percentage in Nov 2020.

How to check the results of the Dec 2022 CA Foundation Exam?

You can check the results through the following methods:

  • Official website of ICAI
  • Receive SMS on the registered mobile number with ICAI.
  • Email id registered with ICAI.

If you find difficulty in viewing your result, you can see the step-by-step process CA Foundation result. You will also find the toppers list of Dec 2022 exam.

About CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2023

A look at the detailed CA Foundation Exam Pattern will help you plan your time table and cover the whole CA Foundation syllabus methodically. The CA Foundation exam pattern distinguishes the type of questions in subjective and objective type and based on skills and sections. How much importance ICAI gives to a specific unit or chapter of a subject in the marking scheme gives you an idea on the depth of knowledge you should go into while preparing for the exam. There are no ends to the scope of learning, but while preparing for such an important exam- how much attention you give to each topic in limited time has more value.

The expectation for CA Foundation Pass Percentage 2022

The CA Foundation Paper is expected to be relatively easier in the upcoming November and August Exams as compared to last year’s exams. The overall CA Foundation Pass Percentage is likely to be above 30% and possibly increase from the previous year’s pass percentage.

Since the exams May 2020 Exams have been rescheduled in Aug, students have more time to prepare for the exam. Due to the online learning atmosphere and conditions, students are taking up online classes for CA Foundation and continuing regular practice from Mock Test Papers.


Q1. Who is eligible to get a Rank Certificate from ICAI?

The students who score above 60% and are in the list of top 50th All India Rank are awarded a rank certificate by ICAI.

Q2. When are results announced for CA Foundation Exams?

The result announcement is made within 2-3 months after the CA exams are over. ICAI announced the results for CA Foundation Dec 2020 edition on 3rd February this year.

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