Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - CA Exam
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - CA Exam
Exam Date On20th - 26th Jun 2024

ICAI CA Exam 2024: Foundation & Inter Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Highlights

ICAI CA Exam 2024: Check the examination dates for CA foundation, intermediate, and final exams. The foundation exam will begin on June 20. The exam dates for CA foundation and inter September exams are also out.
ICAI CA Exam 2024

ICAI CA Exam 2024

ICAI CA Exam 2024: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts the CA examinations for candidates in India. The 2024 exam calendar for ICAI CA exam has been released on the official website, In order to appear for the examination, candidates are required to download their ICAI CA admit card. Candidates must know that the CA exams have three levels - CA Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. Candidates are required to clear all three levels in order to be eligible to get the certificate. 

Candidates who will register for the first time for the examination will be required to create a separate user ID, whereas those candidates who already have registered can log in and fill out the ICAI application form from the official website of ICAI. ICAI CA Exams are conducted by the ICAI twice a year. The examination is for those candidates who wish to become chartered accountants. 

Latest Updates:

  • ICAI has released the exam dates for CA foundation and intermediate exams (September session). 
  • The CA foundation exams for September session will be held on September 13, 15, 18, and 24. Meanwhile, the CA intermediate exams will be held in two groups. Group 1 will be held on September 12, 14, 17, and Group 2 will be held on September 19, 21, and 23. 
  • Dates for ICAI CA foundation exam mock tests for 2nd and 3rd series are out. Mock test II will be held from May 22 to May 29, 2024. Mock test III will take place from June 5 to June 12, 2024. 
  • As per the latest update by ICAI, the CA foundation and CA inter examinations will be held thrice in one year from now on. Further information regarding the exams will be updated by ICAI soon. 
  • As per the calendar, the CA foundation exam will take place on June 20, 22, 24, and 26, 2024. 

Since the exam is conducted in three different levels according to the course and in order to be certified as a Chartered Accountant, candidates have to clear all the course levels. The three levels are - the CA Foundation course examination (four papers), the CA Intermediate examination (eight papers based on New Syllabus and eight papers based on Old Syllabus), CA Final examination (eight papers based on New Syllabus and 8 papers based on Old Syllabus). 

ICAI CA Exam 2024 

Candidates who are aspiring to become CA professionals appear for the ICAI CA exams. The accountancy exam is conducted by the ICAI. The exam has three levels - CA Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. Candidates are required to clear all three levels to get the CA certification. The ICAI has released all the important dates for the examination. Candidates should know that the exam will be conducted in groups. In order to appear for the examination, candidates have to register themselves first. 

ICAI CA Exam Results 2024 

ICAI released the results for the CA intermediate and final groups on January 9, 2024. Candidates can check the result notification available at ICAI CA Inter Group I examination took place on November 2, 4, 6 and 8, 2023. Meanwhile, Group II was held on November 10, 13, 15 and 17, 2023. ICAI also conducted  the CA final course Group I examination on November 1, 3, 5 and 7, 2023 and Group II took place on November 9, 11, 14 and 16, 2023.

  • The ICAI CA Foundation result was released on February 7, 2024 at The foundation exam was held in December, 2023. 
  • A total of 29.99% candidates have passed the foundation exam 2023. 
  • 21,728 male candidates, and 19,404 female candidates have successfully cleared the CA foundation examination.

The CA results are important to document as it contains a candidate's necessary information including the candidate's name, roll number, address, date of birth, scores, and percentage. While the ICAI has declared all the important dates for the CA exam including the application registration form and result declaration form, the result declaration date is yet to be announced by the agency.

ICAI CA List of Toppers November 2023

ICAI has released the list of toppers for the CA intermediate and final exams held in November 2023. Candidates can find the toppers information below:

CA Final November 2023 Toppers

Name of the Topper All India Rank Marks secured Percentage City
Madhur Jain 1 619/800 77.38% Jaipur
Sanskruti Atul Parolia 2 599/800 74.88% Mumbai
Rishi Malhotra 3 590/800 73.75% Jaipur

CA Intermediate November 2023 Toppers

Name of the Topper All India Rank Marks secured Percentage City
Jay Devang Jimulia 1 691/800 86.38% Mumbai
Bhageria Tanay 2 688/800 86% Ahmedabad
Rishi Himanshukumar Mevawala 3 668/800 83.5% Surat

ICAI CA Exam 2024: Highlights

Take a look below at all the important details of the CA examination here : 



Exam Name


Conducting Body

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Frequency of Exam

Twice a year

Exam Duration

Two hours

Language of Exam


Mode of Exam


Level of Exam


Course Offered

Chartered Accountancy 

No. of Test Cities

192 cities in India and 8 cities abroad

Exam Website

ICAI CA Eligibility Criteria 2024

CA eligibility criteria is an important aspect for candidates as it will determine whether they are eligible to appear for the examination or not. Further, candidates should know that since the exam has three levels, the eligibility criteria are also different for all three levels. Take a look here : 

CA Foundation Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have completed their class 2 or equivalent exam from the Central or State Board of Education before the examination.

In addition, 

  • Candidates who have registered themselves with the Board of Studies on or before 30 June of the examination year 
  • Candidates who have changed to the CA Foundation Course with the Board of Studies of ICAI on or before September 7 of the CA exam year are also eligible.

CA Intermediate Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have cleared the Foundation examination or equivalent examination
  • Candidates who applied for the before Intermediate test in accordance with the curriculum under Schedule B, Paragraph 2 or 2A (Course-II)
  • Candidates who have finished their undergraduate or graduate studies in any field from an accredited Indian institution

CA Final Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates may register for the Final Examination if they have completed the Intermediate Examination or the Professional Education Examination - II/PCC/IPCC.
  • Candidates are also required to finish 3 years or 3½ years or be due to complete article training as of the date they filled out the application, as applicable.
  • For Intermediate IPCC students, candidates must complete their third year of education by 30 April of the exam year, including any extra leave that may have accrued.
  • Those candidates who have taken the termination are required to once again register for the balance period of training
  • For students in the PE-II stream and PE-II stream who have been converted to the IPCC, they are also required to complete their last twelve months of articled training, including any excess leave that may have accrued, and must have three years left to go by October 31 of the examination year.

ICAI CA Application Process 2024

There are four main steps for the CA exam process which include online registration, admit card download, and appearing for the exam. The result is announced for candidates level-wise. Take a look at the CA exam process. 

Step 1: Fill the Application Form

On the ICAI website, candidates should register for the course. Freshers need to sign up for the CA Foundation course. Those who have already registered can use their previous login information to register for Foundation, Inter, and Final courses.

Step 2: Download ICAI CA Hall Ticket

Candidates who will successfully register for the examination will be eligible to get their ICAI CA admit card which will be issued by the ICAI itself. Candidates who will appear for all three stages of the examination will get their admit card separately.  All these admit cards will be issued on different dates on the official website.  

The ICAI CA admit card is issued by the ICAI. The hall tickets are an essential document, and candidates have to carry them with them while appearing for the exam. If in case, a candidate forgets to bring their admit card to the examination hall, then he or she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. The release dates of ICAI CA hall tickets are yet to be notified by the exam conducting body. 

Step 3: Download CA Result After Declaration  

The CA results for all three levels will be released about a month after the examination. Candidates who clear the foundation exam will have to register for the Intermediate course, and candidates clearing the Intermediate course have to register for the Final course. Candidates who clear all three levels will be certified as professional CA by the ICAI

ICAI CA Exam Fees 2024

Candidates can pay the exam fee online by using VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO Credit / Debit Card / Rupay Card / Net Banking / Bhim UPI. 

CA Foundation Course Examination

  • Indian Nationals: INR 1,500
  • Overseas students Excluding Kathmandu Centre: USD 325 (Approx INR 26,744)
  • For Students form Kathmandu: INR 2,200

CA Intermediate Course Examination

Indian Nationals 

  • Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)/ Single Group  : INR 1,500
  • Unit 8A / Unit 9A/ Both Groups  : INR 2,700

Overseas Students (Excluding Kathmandu) 

  • Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)/ Single Group: USD 325 
  • Unit 8A / Unit 9A/ Both Groups : USD 500 

For Kathmandu Centre 

  • Unit 4A to 10 (except Unit 8A & 9A)/ Single Group  : INR 2,200
  • Unit 8A / Unit 9A / Both Groups : INR 3,400

CA Final Course Examination

For Indian Nationals 

  • Single Group : INR 1,800
  • Both Group : INR 3,300

For Overseas Centre(s) – Excluding Kathmandu Centre

  • Single Group : USD 325
  • Both Groups : USD 550

For Kathmandu Centre

  • Single Group : INR 2,200
  • Both Groups : INR 4,000

ICAI CA Exam Syllabus 2024

The ICAI CA exam syllabus is based on the syllabus prescribed by the ICAI. With in-depth knowledge of the ICAI CA syllabus, candidates can easily prepare for the accountancy exam, and there are also chances for the candidate to score well.  

ICAI CA Syllabus: Highlights

Check the table below for key highlights of the ICAI CA exam syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate and Final courses.



Exam Name

Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam

Exam Conducting body


Exam Mode

Computer based test mode

Exam Levels

  • CA Foundation
  • CA Intermediate
  • CA Final

Number of papers 

  • CA Foundation: 4 
  • CA Intermediate: 8
  • CA Final: 8


Twice in a year:

  • May
  • November

Level of Difficulty

Moderate to tough

Number of attempts


ICAI CA Exam Pattern 2024

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India lays out the CA exam pattern for students who are willing to appear for the accountancy exam. The exam is conducted by ICAI and takes place twice a year. Candidates who are preparing for the accountancy exam are advised to go through the exam pattern in order to do proper time management for the topics which contain higher weightage. 

As per the ICAI, the final paper 6 of Integrated Business Solutions will be an open book and case study based exam, under the New Scheme of Education and Training. 40% of the paper will carry MCQs, while 60% of the paper will consist of descriptive questions (case study). The paper will be of the duration of four hours. There will be five case studies of 25 marks each. Candidates will have to attempt any four out of them. 

Candidates who belong to the English medium school are provided with the English syllabus, whereas candidates who have studied in the Hindi medium get CA question papers in a bilingual language. Though the question paper for the following subjects Accounting, Taxation and Advanced Accounting is in English. However, candidates are allowed to attempt them in Hindi as well.

Candidates must know that there are four papers in the CA foundation exam. While papers 1 and 2 are subjective types, papers 3 and 4 are objective types. The total mark for the CA exam is 400 where each paper is for 100 marks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the CA exam?

CA exam refers to the Chartered Accountancy course. The exam is for those candidates who wish to pursue their careers in the field of accountancy.

How many levels does the candidate need to clear in order to practise CA?

To practise CA professionally, the candidates need to clear all three levels of the Chartered Accountancy course – Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. If in case the candidate is unable to clear any one level, then he or she will not be able to practise the profession.

Can a candidate pursue their CA exam once they completed their class 12?

Yes, candidates are allowed to pursue their career in CA after completing class 12. However, candidates first need to have a 4-month study time once they have registered for the CA exam. 



How can candidates download their CA Foundation score card?

 Using the CA login information, candidates can get their CA Foundation scorecards from the ICAI exams' official website. For all three courses, the downloading procedure is the same.

When will the ICAI CA foundation exam be held?

The CA foundation level exam will be held on June 20, 22, 24, and 26, 2024.

When will the CA intermediate exam be held in 2024?

The CA inter group 1 will be held on May 3, 5, and 7, 2024. The group 2 papers will take place on May 9, 11, and 13, 2024. 

When will CA final exam be held in 2024?

The CA final group 1 will be held on May 2, 4, and 6, while group 2 will be held on May 8, 10, and 12, 2024. 

What difficulty level can a candidate expect for CA foundation papers?

Given that Foundation is the first level of the Chartered Accountancy course, the difficulty level of CA Foundation papers is often easy to moderate in comparison to the Intermediate and Final levels.

When were the ICAI CA results released?

ICAI CA result 2023 for inter and final groups were released on January 9, 2024.

Where will ICAI CA result 2023 release?

ICAI CA result 2023 will release on Candidates need to visit the ICAI login page to check the results.

When will CA Inter result 2023 release?

CA inter result for November 2023 session will be declared on January 9, 2024.

Which other websites can I check the CA results at?

The ICAI CA results will be released at and

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