CA Foundation Registration 2024 - Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CA Foundation Registration 2024 - Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CA Foundation Registration


The ICAI holds the CA Foundation Exams two times a year. The recent unprecedented year saw several changes in the various schedules of the examination. The ICAI went to great lengths to make it safer for the students by postponing exams during the spread of Covid 19 in India. After multiple postponements, the ICAI has rescheduled the same and announced the date of the examination.

Here below are the detailed instructions for ICAI CA-Foundation Registration for Jan 2024.

Foundation Route - About CA Foundation Exam

Candidates can join the Chartered Accountancy Course either after the 12th or after the completion of graduation. The entry to the course after the 12th is the foundation route, and after graduation, it is the Intermediate route.

The aspirants who enter through the CA- Foundation route need to clear the exams to apply for CA-Intermediate.

CA-Foundation syllabus is the same as the 11th and 12th. Continue reading to known the ICAI CA- Foundation syllabus and the exam pattern.

The First route to becoming a Chartered Accountant


Know how to register for CA-Foundation scroll down.

CA Foundation 2024 Registration June (Open) – Register Online at the official website-

The CA aspirants can register for the CA Foundation 2022 Course online. Click on the link of the official website ( to register.

Scroll down for the registration procedure.

Registration procedure

Dates for ICAI CA-Foundation 2024 Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

CA- Foundation 2024 Examination - Registration Dates

After the innumerable delays because of Coronavirus, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India(ICAI) has finally announced the date for CA-Foundation 2024 Exam.

Check the official website for last-minute changes, and fill in details and complete the 2024 registration process before the last date.


CA-Foundation Course Online Exams July22 - Dates to Remember, *the dates are subject to change given the present Covid situation.


To be eligible for CA-Foundation Registration, the aspirant must fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by the ICAI. The same is listed below. Any individual may register for Foundation Course after passing the 12th from a State or national board. The candidate may register for ICAI CA-Foundation when he is still studying his 12th, provided that he completes his 12th before appearing for the exams.

The candidate should register for the CA-Foundation course with the BOS before the last date. The student may appear for the exams only after four months after CA-Foundation Registration.

Syllabus and Exam Pattern of CA-Foundation 2024

The students who have done CA-Foundation registration must keep an eye on the time to time announcement of the ICAI on the official website. For detailed information on the CA-Foundation 2024 syllabus, continue reading.




The CA-Foundation Exam has four papers of 3 hours duration. The candidates who have to appear in the exams in 2024 must know the exam syllabus and Exam pattern to get through the exams.

The Syllabus of CA-Foundation ICAI will provide an overview of the subjects. The exam pattern provides the required preparation for the CA-Foundation exams.

Please find the CA-Foundation Syllabus and Exam pattern below.

CA- Foundation 2024 Exam - Subjects

For the entire syllabus of CA-Foundation with the marks weightage, scroll down. Get acquainted with it before you appear for the Exams.


CA- Foundation Syllabus




Paper 1 Accounting                            (100 Marks) 
Paper 2Business Laws                         (100 Marks) 
Paper 3Quantitative Aptitude         (100 Marks)

Part A: Business Mathematics (40 Marks)

Part B: Logical Reasoning         (20 Marks)

Part C: Statistics                         (40 Marks)

Paper 4Business Economics                    (100 Marks) 

CA- Foundation Syllabus

The number of papers for CA-Foundation - 4  type questions.- Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the CA-Foundation course type questions for the Foundation course - Paper 3 and Paper 4marks per subject - 100 marks the maximum time for each paper - 3 hours marking - ¼ mark -Paper 3 and Paper 4, only. pass candidates must score a minimum of 40% marks on each paper of the Foundation course and a minimum aggregate of 50% of Examination in CA-Foundation - Offline (pen & paper)of Exam - English or Hindi. Section B of Paper 2 is to be answered only in English. The student must score a minimum of 40% in all the subjects and an aggregate score of 50% to clear CA-Foundation. You cannot apply for CA-Intermediate without passing the CA-Foundation Course.

Exam Pattern of CA-Foundation

The CA-Foundation exam pattern is as follows.

In the CA-Foundation Exam, the syllabus is what the candidates have studied in the 11th and 12th. However, in the CA-Foundation Exam, the candidates need to answer it as per ICAI requirements.


Check Dates & How to Apply for Dec 2024 CA-Foundation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has opened the ICAI CA Foundation registration for Dec 2024 CA-Foundation, on its official website. That is where you will find the form for registration. You can register online. Click on the link to fill the form. Scroll down for the links to complete the registration process.

CA- Foundation Registration Online Links

CA-Foundation Online Registration Link

ICAI Login Window

Candidates have to pass their 12th or will appear in the 12th exams in the current academic year. The candidate must pass the same to appear in the CA-Foundation Exam.

For a comprehensive guide to Foundation Registration, read on.

Registration for 2024- CA-Foundation Course

The candidates have to fill the form to register with the Board of Studies (BOS) four months before appearing for the CA-Foundation Exams. Continue reading to know the dates. You will find the same above in a figure under the subheading CA- Foundation Examination - 2022 Registration Dates.

The entire process of CA Foundation 2024 Registration may look intimidating for new entrants. The steps to register for CA-Foundation make it easy.

Six Steps for CA-Foundation Course 2024 Registration

Register for the CA-Foundation 2024 in six easy steps.

Step 1

(i) To register for the CA-Foundation Course, new users must visit the official website of CA-Foundation. Click on the link for the screen given below will display.

Official Website- Registration link

(ii) You will have to fill in the registration form, click on the Generate OTP icon, and fill in the captcha text. The OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number, and an email will be sent to your registered email ID for the email verification.

(iii) Use the OTP to validate the mobile number and complete the Login process. When the process is complete, your username and password will be sent in a message (SMS) or email. Click on the link to log in and complete the registration process by filling the form.

The screen will open to show a registration form.

Continue reading to know how to fill Foundation registration form.

Step 2:

You will have two options. Click on the Student Cycle icon on the left side of the screen. A new screen will open up where you must click on the Apply for Foundation icon. A window with a partially filled application form will appear- fill the application form with personal details such as date of birth, etc.

Scroll down for the details to be filled in the application form of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

All details to be lodged with the Board of Studies are listed below:

(I) Marital Status

(II) Fathers Name

(III) Mothers Name

(IV) Aadhar Number (optional)

(V) Pan Number (optional)

(VI) Your correspondence and permanent address

(VII) City

(VIII) Pin code

(IX) Category

(X) Nationality

Fill up all the blank details with the relevant information and click on the - Save & Next icon to save the details.

Step 3:

The window of the application form opens to input education details.

Scroll down for details for CA -Foundation Registration 2022 -application form- education details:

(i) Details relating to the 12th standard - Roll Number, Board of Studies, Academic year of completion, and result inclusive of marks and percentage or CGPA.

(ii) The relevant document will have to be scanned and submitted. Scroll down for the list of documents to subheading Documents for CA- Foundation registration 2022.

(iii) Select the medium of the Exam as English or Hindi. Click on the Save & next icon.

Step 4:

You can upload a scanned (most recent) photograph of 21 cms width and 27 cms length. Your specimen signature on a blank paper and signed in only blue ink also should be scanned and uploaded. The entire file should either be in pdf or jpeg format - the size should not exceed 1 MB. If not, the Board of Studies will reject the application form.

Click on the Generate OPT icon and enter the same on the window that requests it.

Step 5:

Pay the registration fee through an online mode. The payment gateway will open up. You could choose to pay through a credit or debit card, VISA, MASTER, AND MAESTRO CARD as accepted. You may also choose to pay through online payment platforms like Razorpay and BHIM UPI or use the net banking facility.

Step 6:

The message that the payment is successful will display on the screen. The application form that was you just filled in is displayed.

The application form thus displayed is automatically generated. Print out two copies, one for your file and the other to be sent, with the documents to ICAI.

The ICAI will reciprocate by dispatching the study material through Centralized Dispatch System (CDS) to the registered candidates.

Documents to register for CA-Foundation Course

To register for CA-Foundation, organize the documents, scan them, and save them from retrieving, conveniently when required. You have to upload your scanned photograph and your specimen signature in the final stages of online registration.

Required Documents for registration of CA-Foundation

The required documents are listed below:

(i) Candidates need to submit the 10th Marks Card or Admit card that clearly states the date of birth and name of the candidate

(ii) There is a need to submit the Admit Card or Marksheet(attested) of the 12th of a recognized board of studies. You will need to attest it first.

(iii) Your latest photograph(colored) is to be affixed on the application form (hard copy) before posting the same to ICAI. Use the one which was scanned and uploaded during online registration

(iv) Foreign and Indian students must submit an attested copy of the proof of nationality

(v) If the student is from the SC/ST OBC or a differently-abled category, submit an attested copy of the proof of special category certificate

(vi) Post the hard copy of the duly filled-in registration form and the attested copy of the documents listed above to the ICAI.

ICAI CA-Foundation Registration 2024 Correction Window

The priority of ICAI is to hold the Foundation Exams with utmost caution for the safety of the candidates appearing for the CA Foundation 2021 exam. The provision is for the students who are appearing for CA- Foundation 2024 scheduled in February. The facility is to change the preferred city of their test center from the one stated on the online application form.

CA-Foundation Registration Fees

The CA- Foundation registration fees include the cost of Foundation prospectus, Foundation Registration Fee, Subscription for students Journal for one year (Optional), and Subscription for members Journal for One Year (Optional).  Details of registration Fee for Indian nationals differs from international students. The fee for Indian nationals is 9800 (Rs), for foreign students USD 780.

The candidates have to register for the Foundation course before the last day. If you miss the registration date, you can register by paying the late fee.


CA - Foundation 2024 Registration Fees

 Fee DetailsFor Indian Nationals (Rs)For Foreign Students (USD)
Foundation Prospectus20020
Foundation Registration Fee9000700
Subscription for students Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)20020
Subscription for members Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)40040

CA-Foundation 2021 Exams Registration fees for Indian and Foreign students


CA-Foundation Registration 2024 for May Session (Started) - Dates, Fees, Procedure, Eligibility

The procedure of registration for CA-Foundation and Fees for CA-Foundation 2024 May  Session is as mentioned above for dec 2024.

Provisional Registration- CA-Foundation 2024 May Session

The ICAI has permitted the students Provisional Registration for those who have not completed the 12th in 2024. That is owing to the unprecedented situation due to the widespread CoronaVirus in India.

The provisional registration for CA-Foundation 2024(May ) is permitted, only if,



(i) the student has a valid admit card and have appeared for at least one board exam.

(ii) Candidates who have not appeared for any board exam may produce an admit card issued by either the state or central board of exams in India.

(iii) The student will have to submit the scanned and attested copy of the admit card instead of the 12th mark sheet. Nevertheless, on the announcement of the results, the student must submit the 12th mark sheet.

(iv) age is not a barrier for aspirants to apply for the CA-Foundation course.


Important Dates for the Foundation 2024 May Session

Candidates have to register for the November CA Foundation exam before the deadline. The deadline for the CA-Foundation course is Jan  1, 2024.

 CA-Foundation Registration -May (2024) Session - Dates

Registration form for CA- Foundation course


CA foundation registration         last date

Jan 1, 2024


CA-Foundation Registration - may  2024 session


Check Registration Status Online

You can check your CA-Foundation may 2024 registration by:

(i) the confirmation email at the end of the procedure.

(ii) check the status using the link - registration letter. The fact that you have access to the CA-Foundation registration letter confirms the registration.

Troubleshoot - Registration No. and Date of Birth you have entered do not match with our records.

Due to technical reasons, you may see the error message on the screen. Continue to register by opting - use a provisional registration number.

The ICAI will soon authenticate the same.

After Registration

four months of study leave and prepare for the foundation exam with the ICAI study material. Foundation Exam form is available on the official portal- one and a half months before the exam. The duly filled form online and pay exam fees of Rs 1500 to generate the admit card. The same and take it with you to the exam hall.

You will find the results on the official portal within two months of exams.

What is the Foundation Exam?

The entry-level of the CA-Foundation course is CA-Foundation. It was formerly CPT.

The syllabus is the same that the student studied in 11th and 12th in the commerce stream.

What is the last date for the registration of CA-Foundation?

The Last date for CA-Foundation in Dec 2024 was May 4, 2022, and May 7, 2022, with a late fee. For November 2022 exam, it was July 1, 2022.

What are the registration fees for CA-Foundation?

For Indian students, it is Rs 9800 and $780 for foreign students.

How do I register for Foundation?

You can register online through the ICAI online portal. Read the article for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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