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Eligibility Criteria One Needs To Satisfy For Becoming CA In India

Eligibility Criteria One Needs To Fulfill For Becoming CA In India

Before appearing in the CA exam, you must first be eligible for this exam. ICAI has set the CA course eligibility criteria that candidates must follow in the CA exam. Candidates who pursue a career in CA will clear the 12th class from any stream. Eligible aspirants can enroll for CA course registration.

Therefore students must start preparation from class 10th for the CA course. Here we discuss the CA eligibility criteria after the 12th and after graduation. What is the difference between them, what do we have to choose, etc.?

What are the Eligibility Criteria of CA After 12th?

CA Foundation

Candidates who clear the 10th or 12th level from the designated board can appear in the CA Foundation. The examination is conducted by ICAI. Therefore in CA Foundation, you have no criteria to score high marks on 12 boards or any age restriction.

The CA Common Proficiency Test now changes in the CA Foundation. Click here to see the detailed syllabus of CA Foundation.

These are the CA eligibility criteria that must be followed after completing class 12th?

1). Candidates are eligible for CA after completing the 12th level of the designated board, and the common proficiency test conducted by ICAI.

2). You can be eligible for articleship after the first group of IPCC.

3). Students who have completed the two-year diploma course after passing the 10th examination of the State/Central Government Examination are also eligible to give the Common Proficiency Test.

What are the CA eligibility criteria that must follow after completing graduation?

1). Graduates must pass 55% in commerce but 60% in arts and science.

2). Candidates can apply for IPCC directly after graduation.

3). After graduating, you can be eligible for articleship by registering.

4). Those candidates who passed the CS Executive Examination and the CWA internal examination are also eligible for direct postgraduate admission.

Direct Entry Route for CA?

1). The student with the lowest score in graduation, 55% or above in commerce, 60% in science and art, can enter CA directly.

2). Therefore, if candidates have passed the graduation, they can choose the direct enrollment plan without clearing the CPT exam.

3). IPCC is the first-level CA course for graduate admission; even in the final year, those who pursue their graduation can apply for transitional registration.


In the above article, we discussed the CA eligibility criteria after graduation or the class 12th. After that, we can register in the CA and enter directly. These are the basic information that everyone knows before going to CA.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is the age limit for CA?

Ans. No, CA has no eligibility criteria. If you are academically qualified or graduated from any stream, you can appear on the CA exam.

Q. Which stream does CA need?

Ans. Anyone after grade 12 can appear for the CA exam. There is no criteria for streaming. But mainly commerce students appear in the CA exam because you must have a basic knowledge. So if you come from a commercial stream then, CA is the best choice.

Q. How many CA attempts are allowed in India?

Ans. You can attempt CA for 5 years, of which you can appear for the exam twice a year. Aspirants are not allowed to enroll in exams after 5 years.

Q. What is the good score for the CA foundation?

Ans. It would be best if you got a score of 40% in each subject to pass, and also the overall percentage must reach 40% to clear the CA exam.

Q. Can we clear the CA on the first attempt?

Ans. If you practice more and study strategically, you can pass the CA exam in the first attempt.CA exam requires a lot of practice But it is not impossible to conquer it in one take.

Q. Is CA easy for science students?

Ans. Science students can appear for the CA exam. But for science students, the first attempt to clear CA is very difficult because you must have a basic understanding of this course before appearing CA.

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