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Chartered Accountant (CA)
A Chartered Accountant is a person who has aced the examinations and attended the 3 years practical training held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which was founded in 1949 under the act of Parliament. The individual who pursues CA will be well-versed in accounting, auditing, costing, taxation and other areas of commerce.
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CA Degree: Opening Doors to a Journey of Excellence
As a Chartered Accountant, one carries numerous responsibilities, including maintaining the books of accounts, conducting audits and assurance for corporates, and handling taxation matters for individuals and entities. They act as strategic thinkers, problem solvers, and go-to consultants for their clients, providing solutions for various issues they encounter. A Chartered Accountant is a versatile professional who can effectively handle diverse financial and business challenges.
Why Study CA ?
The course should serve as your entrance pass into the corporate world. When you join the company, you will be assigned full responsibility for the company's financial and accounting operations.
A CA can pursue a variety of employment paths. After earning an ICAI degree, you can work in either the private or government sectors and even as an Entrepreneur you shall have a bright future.
A chartered accountant can also work as a business consultant.
One of the main reasons you would want to become a CA is to get global exposure. There is an opportunity to develop yourself and seek a career with large multinational companies.
Chartered accountants are frequently appointed as faculty members at top colleges and universities. As a result, a chartered accountant with a degree has an additional potential for revenue.
A CA can always go up the corporate ladder in their later years. There have been instances of chartered accountants holding key roles on corporate boards.
A CA has the opportunity to pursue advanced courses, which should help them to pursue career growth.
CA Exam Syllabus
A CA Course comes with 3 Levels and they are,
1. Foundation Course
This is the first step which you need to take for your CA Career and that is CA Foundation. You shall appear for 4 papers and each paper will be of 100 Marks each. Paper 1 and 2 are subjective, while Paper 3 and 4 are objective. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in objective papers.
Qualifying Marks will be the same in all the 3 levels, to qualify for the foundation examination, an aspirant must get at least 40% in each subject and an overall score of 50% in aggregate.
Yearly, there will be 2 Attempts for CA Foundation Exams and they will be conducted in the month of June and December.
2. Intermediate Examination
CA Intermediate is the 2nd level of your CA Course and once you pass your CA Foundation then you shall be eligible for the Intermediate Exam.
CA Inter course will consist of 6 papers divided into 2 groups of 3 papers each.
To qualify for the Intermediate examination, an aspirant must get at least 40% in each subject and an overall score of 50% in aggregate.
Every year, in May and November, exams are held for the Intermediate Level of the Chartered Accountancy.
To pass the Intermediate examination, a candidate must score a minimum of 40% in each subject and an aggregate of 50% in all courses. In the situation in which a candidate takes the examination for both groups and achieves the minimum qualifying marks in all topics in one group or both groups but does not achieve the aggregate in either group, the same may be deducted from the additional marks from the other group. However, if the marks are still insufficient to achieve the aggregate marks in the relevant group, he is considered to have failed the group for which he was unable to secure the needed aggregate and must reappear.
3. Final Examination
The final exam for chartered accountants consists of eight examinations, each of 100 marks, divided into two groups of four subjects. Each subject's examination lasts 3 hours. The elective paper lasts 4 hours.
Chartered Accountancy Final Level examinations are held every year in May and November.
A candidate may choose to attempt one or both groups in the exam, but he or she may only aspire for an All India Rank if they attend and clear both groups at a time, and rank among the top 50 candidates nationally who are also taking the examination.
To pass the final exam, a candidate requires a minimum of 40% in each subject and an aggregate of 50% in all courses. In the event that a candidate takes the examination for both groups and achieves the minimum qualifying marks in all topics in one group or both groups but does not achieve the aggregate in either group, the same may be deducted from the extra marks from the other group. However, if the marks are still insufficient to meet the aggregate criteria in the needed group, he is considered a fail for the group in which he is unable to secure the aggregate and must attend again.
CA Exam Eligibility Criteria in India
Source from ICAI website
CA Job Roles
Chief Financial Officer
Advisor to the Government
GST Service Providers
CA Corporate career and BIG 4's
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many attempts are candidates allowed for the CA course?
Ans: As a candidate, your first registration in the final course remains valid for 5 years, providing you with ten opportunities to pass the course as two examinations are conducted each year.