Ravtej Singh

What is the elgibility criteria to be a Chartered Accountant?

Need eligibility criteria information to become one


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RE: What is the elgibility criteria to be a Chartered Accountant?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
Verified Career Expert
Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra




1. A Candidate who has passed the 10th 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 the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) of the CA programme . But they can write the examination only after passing the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or waiting for the 10+2 exam results.




2.There are no restrictions in terms of the age of the candidate or marks secured in Senior Secondary Examination.




3. Commerce graduates with 50% marks, non-commerce graduates with subjects other than Mathematics with an aggregate of 55% marks and non-commerce graduates with Maths with an aggregate of 60% marks are exempted from the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) and are permitted to register for Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC).




4. Candidates who have passed the Final Examination conducted by the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) or the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) can register for Professional Competency Course.








5. After passing Integrated Professional Competence Course, the candidates can register as Articled clerks for practical training and for admission to the Final course of the Chartered Accountant Every graduate above 18 years of age is eligible to register as an articled clerk/ Audit Clerks for Chartered Accountancy. Computer Training Programme is compulsory for the candidates who wish to register themselves as auditor clerk. They should under go 100 hours training in Information Technology along with IPCC.




Other Requirements:




Candidates aspiring for this career should have a pleasing personality, practical approach and a natural instinct to deal with figures to do well in this profession.




Wish you good luck and success in this career.


RE: What is the elgibility criteria to be a Chartered Accountant?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Dy. Manager Education & Counselling, Welspun India Limited
  • Chandigarh

Under the present scheme of chartered accountancy education , training and esxanination , the process of becoming a CA woulds iunvolve the following procedure.
After passing class 10th , astudent has to enrol himself with the Institute of Chareted Accountants of India for CPT ( Common Proficiency Test). After appearing for the 12th exmaination , thestudent can appear for CPT after completuon of 60 days from the date of registration . Students registered on or before 1st April/ 1st Octobver will be eligible for June/ December examination as the situation be. However candidates have to clear both CPT and class 12 before registering for Integrated Professional Competency Course ( IPCC) THe IPCC consists of two groups. Students have to pass both Group 1 and 2 of Integrated Professional Competence Course to become CA. It is necessary to successfully complete 9 months of study course from the date of IPCC registration,completion of orientation course of 35 hours covering topics such as personality development , communication skills, office procedure , general commercial knowledge, business environment etc, before commencement of article training. Student is also required to complete 100 hours information technology training before commencement of article training. Group 1 is composed of four papers and group 2 is composed of three papers. Students also have work as article assistant for a period of 3 years.

RE: What is the elgibility criteria to be a Chartered Accountant?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

As already mentioned by other experts about the eligibility criteria, I would like to make you aware that in the industry today, just being eligible by qualification is not enough, but you should have the employability aspects in you to get a good job.

Qualification is just a ticket to take you to the interview desk, but how and what you perform on the interview desk, is much more important.

So CA qualification will not just get you a good job, but skills of a Chartered Accountant will. so dont be behind getting just qualified, become employable.

Best wishes!

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