About the Course


Foundation Course is the entry level for Chartered Accountancy Course. Students after appearing in class 12th examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto, can register for Foundation Course.Students after registration to the course are required to complete a minimum of 4 months study period from the date of registration in order to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on or before 30th June/ 31st December will be eligible to appear in November/ May examination, as the case may be.


Foundation Course comprises of four papers, out of which two are subjective and two are objective type. Negative marking for choosing wrong options is there in objective papers.


Due Date for CA Foundation Registration

  • Last Date for CA Foundation Registration for May 2018 attempt : 31st December 2017

  • Last Date for CA Foundation Registration for November 2018 attempt : 30th June 2018

Examination Department issues notifications/announcements regarding conduct of Foundation Examination on Institute’s website www.icai.org/Newspapers. The said notification contains the proposed Examination Centres, in India and abroad. After getting registered for Foundation Course, students are also required to fill in separate application form for appearing in Foundation Examination.

CA Foundation Registration Fee 2018

Under new revised scheme of education – CA Foundation Registration Fee for 2018 is as follows













CA Foundation Registration Process


The applicant who wish to register himself/herself  for  CA Foundation Course by filling an Online Registration Form available on ICAI website.

(www.icai.org) in “Course Registration Forms” under “Students tab”


While filling the online form, candidates should take care of the following

  • After filling the Online Form pay the required fees online using the payment gateway.

  • On successful payment, system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.


Following documents are to be submitted to concerned Regional Office within 7 days of the date of online registration along with the print out of the online registration form, duly signed by the candidate.

  • A printout of a duly authorized/signed online successful registration form in hard copy.

  • An Attested copy of Admit Card / Mark sheet of Class 12th examination issued by the respective Board.

  • An updated color photograph (attached on the printout of the online successful registration form)

  • An Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner.

  • An Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.

  • An Attested copy of the 10th Marksheet / Admit Card of 10th class indicating the Name & Date of Birth.


Foundation Course registration is valid for 3 years. You can revalidate your   registration any number of times for another 3 years by paying a revalidation fee as decided by the Council (latest fee is Rs 300)