CA Intermediate

ICAI CA Intermediate Registration and Eligibility-2020( Update)

The whole Chartered accountant syllabus is divided into three levels. The basic entrance test in the CA Course is CA Foundation and the next level after that is CA Intermediate and the last step is CA Final.

ICAI provided the registration facility for CA Intermediate Examination throughout the year. Appearing students just have to make sure to fill the registration form of CA Intermediate before a particular session.

One needs to pass the entry-level i.e. CA Foundation to be eligible to register in CA Intermediate. Apart from passing CA Foundation, there are also other procedures or we can say other routes through which a student can enroll for Intermediate.

The ICAI has revised scheme for ca course w.e.f  1/ 07/ 2017. CPC (Common Proficiency Test ) is replaced by CA Foundation Course and IPC is replaced by CA Intermediate Course.

In this article, we are going to give a brief description about the CA Intermediate Registration and Eligibility of 2020, CA Intermediate Registration dates along with the CA Intermediate registration process, fee structure, Documents required along with How to Check CA Intermediate Registration Form Status.

To check CA Final registration status follow the link.

Let’s understand it in detail –

CA Intermediate Registration 2020: Important Dates 

Below are the important dates of ICAI CA Intermediate Registration 2020. 

CA Intermediate Registration Dates CA Intermediate Registration Events. 
Issue of CA Intermediate Registration Form Open Throughout the Year
Last date to fill CA Intermediate Registration Form for Nov 2020 Attempt March 1, 2020
Last date for CA Intermediate Registration Form September 2020 To be announced by ICAI

CA Intermediate Registration Fee 2020

If you are registering into the Intermediate level through the CA Foundation route then you have an option that you can register for either both groups or for a single group.

But if you are registering through the CA Foundation direct entry scheme then you don’t have the above option and you have to register for both the groups at a time.

Below the full details of ICAI CA Intermediate Registration Fee 2020.

CA Intermediate fee detailsBoth Groups (Rs)Both groups (US $)Single Group (Rs)Single Group (US $)
CA Intermediate Registration Fee15000 –11000 
CA Inter Student’s Activity Fee2000 –2000* 
Registration Fee as article assistant1000 –  
Total Fees18000100013000600

* To be paid once.

The students who are entering in the CA Course by the direct entry route have to pay Rs 200 (US $ 20) as a cost of prospectus in addition to the above fees.

In addition to the above fees, Direct entry students also need to register themselves for the ITT and OP training program before registering for the practical training each for the 15 days.

CA Intermediate fee for ITT(Information Technology Training) Program is Rs 6500/- inclusive of the CA Intermediate Study Material and tea/refreshment provided by the  ICAI.

And the fee for the OP (Orientation Program ) is Rs 7000/- inclusive of Study Material and tea/refreshment provided by the ICAI.

However, the students from the normal route or the students who are registered after clearing the Intermediate level of the ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) or ICWAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India) can complete these training after passing either single or both the groups of Intermediate but before the commencement of practical training.

CA Intermediate Eligibility (Updated) 

A Student can apply for the CA Intermediate examination through CA Foundation Route method or CA Direct Entry Route Method.

Below are the eligibility criteria of CA Intermediate applying through the various streams.

For Foundation Route Method: 

  • Students have to  Clear the 10+2 from the recognized board along with the ICAI CA Foundation examination to appear in CA Intermediate examination.

For Direct Entry Route Method: 

  • There is also a direct entry route through which a candidate can enroll for Intermediate directly without going through Either CPT or CA Foundation.
  • Students who are Graduate/ Post Graduate in Commerce and secured a minimum of 55% can register directly for Intermediate without passing CA  Foundation or CPT.
  • Similarly like Commerce Graduates, Non-commerce Graduates/ Post Graduates can also register for Intermediate by securing 60% marks in Graduation/ Post Graduation.
  • Apart from the above, the students who cleared the Intermediate level of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

CA Intermediate Direct Entry Route Method students can get register directly for an Intermediate level without passing the entrance level.

The students who are appearing in the Intermediate examinations through the Foundation route are required to undergo 8 months of study period after registering for the Intermediate Course.

CA Intermediate Examination AttemptLast date for Registration in Intermediate
MAY1st September of the previous year
NOVEMBER1st March

The candidates who are there in the last year of their graduation and planning for direct entry in ca intermediate can register for the Intermediate course on the Provisional basis.

And in order to appear in the Intermediate examination, they need to successfully complete nine months of practical training.

However, they can commence practical training only on the successful submission of the proof that they have passed their graduation successfully with the specified percentage discussed above. During this provisional registration period, they can complete ITT (Information Technology) and O.P (Orientation Programme).  But if they failed to produce such evidence then their provisional registration shall stand canceled and fees will neither be refunded nor be adjusted. In addition to this, if he has undergone through theoretical Educational Programme then no credit shall be given of such.

ITT and OP training must be completed before the commencement of practical training for the graduate students / Post Graduate students who are taking direct entry in the CA Course.

However, the candidates who are registered directly in the CA Intermediate after clearing the Intermediate level of “The Institute of Cost Accountants of India” or “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” are eligible to appear in the Intermediate examination after undergone through 8 months of study period similar like students who are appearing through the CA Foundation route.

CA Intermediate Registration Procedure Online 2020

Students can register themselves for the Intermediate course by filling the online CA Intermediate registration form available on the ICAI website under the students tab in course registration forms.

You are required to make the payment of the prescribed fees while filling the CA Intermediate registration form through the payment gateway.

Below are the steps by steps procedure of How to Fill CA Intermediate Registration Form Online.

Step 1. Visit ICAI.org, there you will find a Service Portal Link on the Top Right corner or you can visit another URL which is https://eservices.icai.org. You will have to log in to your service portal of ICAI by entering your username and password. In case if one has not created the account they have to visit https://eservices.icai.org

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 1

Step 2. Once the authentication process is done you will be redirected to the other screen, tap on click here to access the student ssp portal. 

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 2

Step 3. Click on the student cycle in the blue box. 

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 3

Step 4. Following the next page, students who are coming through the CA Foundation route have to click on “Intermediate through PE1/CPT/Foundation”. And other students who have completed their graduation or coming through CS and CMA Executive route should click on “Intermediate ( Direct entry) for the existing student”.

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 4

Step 5. Over the next page, your personal detail would be filled automatically. Check the details thoroughly, verify and click on the next. Now you have to enter the exact details of your Qualification as given over there. You will have to attach the scan copy of the Class X and Class XII document and with the attested copy. 

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 5

Step 6.  After uploading the copies and verifying it you will have to fill up the below details.

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 6

Step 7. Over the blue highlighted box, click on Save and next.

CA Intermediate Registration Form- Step 7
CA Inter Registration- Step 8

Step 8.  Now students have to upload their picture and signature. Students can upload their picture and signature by click here to upload. The Image must be size below 100kb. All the uploaded documents should be in jpg/jpeg format.

Step 9. Recheck all the details which you have provided and click on generate OTP to Confirm. 

CA Inter Registration Step -9

Step 10. Your verification link will be sent to the registered email address along with it you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. 

CA Foundation Registration- Step 10

Step 11. Enter your OTP and complete the process of validation and login. Fill up the captcha carefully.

CA Inter Registration- step 11

After filling the CA Intermediate registration form and making the payment, the ICAI system will generate a form. You are required to take its print and submit this to the concerned regional office within 7 days after duly signed by the candidate along with the following documents.

Documents required by Foundation Route Students –

  1. Submit an attested copy of the Marksheet of class 12th or its equivalent Central Govt. recognized examination pass Mark statement.
  2. Affix a colored and latest photograph on the hard copy of the registration form.
  3. Attested copy of the proof of Nationality, if the student is a foreigner.
  4. Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e. SC/ST/OBC or Differently abled.

Documents required by Direct Entry Route Students –

  1. Submit an attested copy of the Graduation / Post Graduation Marksheet  OR
    Marksheet or Mark statement of Intermediate level Examination of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) or ICWAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India)
  2. One colored and latest photograph should be attested to the print out of the online registration form.
  3. Attested copy of the proof of the Nationality, if the student is Foreigner.
  4. Attested copy of the proof of the special category i.e. SC/ST/OBC or Differently abled.

Validity of CA Intermediate Registration Form 2020. 

ICAI gives a Validity of 4 years for a CA Intermediate Student. In case if the students are not able to clear the CA Foundation Examination within four years they have to again register for the CA Intermediate register form. 

CA Intermediate Registration Form Submission Address:-

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar HaveliWestern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN 27, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005, Phone: 022-39893989 Fax: 022- 39802953, E-mail: wro@icai.org
Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep IslandsSouthern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, 122, M.G. Road, Post Box No. 3314 Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034, Phone: 044 – 39893989,Fax: 044-30210355, E-mail: sro@icai.org
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Andaman-Nicobar IslandsEastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, 7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani (Russell Street) Kolkata – 700 071, Phone: 033-39893989, Fax: 033-30211145, E-mail: ero@icai.org
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh and JharkhandCentral India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN Post Box No. 314, 16/77B, Civil Lines, Behind Reserve Bank of India, Kanpur – 208 001 Phone: 0512-3989398, Fax: 0512-3011173 E-mail: cro@icai.org
Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of ChandigarhNorthern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, 52-54,Institutional Area, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Delhi 110032, Phone: 011-39893990, 30210601, Fax: 011-30210680, E-mail: nro@icai.org

Once the above formalities are completed Study Material will be dispatch to the students within one month through the Centralised Dispatch System.

How to check the CA Intermediate Registration Status

Once the registration is completed, students generally get bothered whether their CA Intermediate registration is done or not. You need not bother friends.

By following these simple steps you can check your registration status-

  1. Go to the ICAI website.
  2. Then on the upper right corner you will find E- services. Click on the E- services.
  3. This will take you to the page where you will find “Reprint Letter”. Click on it.
  4. This will look like this –
    ca intermediate registration status window
  5. Fill the required details.
  6. This will generate letter showing your registration status.
  7. This process may take 30 – 40 days to get updated. So, you have to visit the site regularly.
  8. However, if the above time has passed and your registration status is not updated then you should enquire with your concerned  regional office on any working day.

What After CA Intermediate Registration Form.

After successful completion of CA intermediate Registration Form, ICAI will start sending the CA Intermediate Intermediate Study Material to the students. Student will receive their CA intermediate books on their Registered address so that they can start their preparation for the examination. 

There are various criteria issued by the ICAI for the students who are opting for the different stream. 

Students who are coming after completion of their CS Intermediate Foundation examination have to complete their 8 Months of Articleship training then after they are eligible to appear in CA Intermediate one or both group examination. 

Students who are coming from Direct entry route method have to complete their 9 months of Articleship training after that they are eligible to appear in the CA Intermediate Examination.

After completion of the CA Intermediate Registration Form, students have to fill CA Intermediate Application Form if they want to appear in the examination. Appearing students can give either both group or a single group of CA Intermediate Examination. 

But, if you are facing difficulty in studying with the study material of the Institute then you may also refer the other author’s books.

As the course is very vast, don’t take it light friends. Intermediate is not easy like CPT or CA Foundation. Level is five times high. You really need to work hard.

And if you are looking for its syllabus then we have already uploaded the CA Intermediate syllabus  topic wise and CA Intermediate Study Material.

CA Intermediate Registration Form 2020 Frequently asked questions. 

Question No-1 When will the CA Intermediate Registration Process for May 2021 Exam will start? 

Answer- ICAI open the Registration panel for CA Intermediate whole year. For May 2021 the registration process will start in the month of September 2020.

Question No-2 Can a CS Executive students can fill the CA Intermediate Registration form on the provisional basis? 

Answers- No, CS Students are not able eligible to fill CA Intermediate registration form on a provisional basis. They are required to clear the Company secretary exam in order then only they can apply the registration form. 

Question No-3 What is the minimum time duration after the CA Intermediate registration?

 Answers- The duration given by the ICAI after the CA Intermediate registration about 8 Months. After completing the 8 Month they are eligible to fill the CA Intermediate application form. 

Keep in touch friends. We will upload more articles time to time as per your requirements.

Till that enjoy your studies.

And All the Best.

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