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Its good to hear that you have been planning to go for CA course and make a career in the CA after your B.com. And Congrats for completing your B.com.
CA is the best career option for the Commerce students and hence many students after their commerce plan to make a career in the CA. Students who have an interest in the Accounting and Auditing they can make a good career in the CA field.
In order to make a career in the CA students were needed to register with the ICAI and then were supposed to give a CPT exam. This was the way for the student who has completed a Graudation degree was also supposed to give a CPT exam which consumed a lot of time of the student and so many of the Graduate students they didn't go for the CA option and preferred to make a career in MBA.
But ICAI institute from August 2012 introduced a direct entry scheme for the students who have completed their Graduation or who are going to complete can apply for the CA course through the Direct Entry Scheme. Under this scheme a student who has completed Graduation from Commerce need to have at least 55% marks in the graduation and should have studied any 3 subjects of 100 marks each - Accounting,Auditing,Costing, Taxation, Management Accounting, Business Administration.
Through Direct Entry Scheme student do not need to give a CPT exam and gets directly admitted for the IPCC group.
After taking an admission under the Direct Entry Scheme a student can complete the CA course in 3 to 4 years. Whereas you also consider the 3 years of Internship. If we count together it will take around 5 - 6 years to complete the CA course.
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After BCOM, you can directly enroll for CA-Inter(as per new sylabuss), without doing CA-CPT, through direct entry Scheme.
Through Direct Entry route:
I. Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (55%) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (60%):
(i) Enrol with the Institute for Intermediate Course.
(ii) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills (ICITSS) consisting of
Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course before commencement of their articleship.
(iii) Register for Practical Training of three years.
(iv) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 9 months of Practical Training on first day of the month
in which the examination is to be held.
(v)Appear and pass in both groups of Intermediate Examination.
(vi) Register for CA Final Course.
(vii) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills
(AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced Information Technology and Management Communication Skills
during the last two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination
(viii) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or while serving last 6 months of
articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be held
after successful completion of AICITSS.
(ix) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(x) Pass Final Examination.
(xi) Enrol as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”.
Provisional Registration: Candidates who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for
provisional registration to the Intermediate Course. Such candidates would be required to submit satisfactory
proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within such period not
exceeding six months as from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination. During the period
of provisional registration, the candidate can undergo and complete ICITSS. It is clarified that in their case, the
practical training will commence only on becoming a graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such
candidates shall be eligible for appearing in the Intermediate Examination on completion of nine months of
practical training. If such candidates fail to produce the proof within the aforesaid period, his provisional
registration shall be cancelled and the registration fee or the tuition fee, as the case may be, paid by him shall not
be refunded and no credit shall be given for the theoretical education undergone.
II. Candidates who have passed Intermediate level examination of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course at the earliest but these are to be completed
compulsorily before commencement of their articleship.
(iii) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 8 months of study course as on first day of the month in
which the examination is to be held.
(iv) Join articled training after passing either of the Group or Both Groups of Intermediate Course and after
successfully undergoing ICITSS.
(v) Clear the balance Group (if any) of Intermediate Examination.
(vi) Register for Final Course.
during the last two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
For more information on the direct entry Scheme visit www.icai.org
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