Process to become a Chartered Accountant
Stage 1: CA- CPT
Enroll with the ICAI for CA CPT Course after passing class 10th examination. However exam for CA CPT can be given only when student has either cleared Class 12th or has at least appeared in Class 12th Exams. Students registered on or before 1st April/1st October will be eligible to appear in June/December examination, as the case may be.
Stage 2: CA- IPCC
Enroll with ICAI for CA IPCC after passing CA CPT exam. However direct entry to IPCC can also be done if student is a graduate (any stream).
Undergo two class room trainings conducted by ICAI, 1. one week Orientation Programme 2. ITT Course of 100 hours Students are advised to undergo Orientation Programme and complete 100 hours ITT at the earliest but these are to be completed compulsorily before commencement of article ship.
Appear in CA IPCC exam on completion of 8 months of study course as on first day of the month in which the examination is to be held. Join articled training after passing either Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Course.
Undergo First General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) course (15 days) during the first year of articled training.
Undergo Second General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) course (15 days) after completion of 18 months of articled training but before completion of articled training.
Clear Group II of Intermediate (IPC) Examination if not done earlier.
Stage 3: CA- Final
After passing both groups of CA IPCC register for Final course with ICAI
Complete Advance Information Technology Training during the third year of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination Complete articled training of 3 years. 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.
Pass final examination and complete GMCS II, if not completed earlier.
Enroll as a member of the ICAI and be designate as a Chartered Accountant.