CA course is one of the most in-demand professional course. If you are looking for details about complete CA course fees 2023 then this article is for you. Here you will get all the fees details regarding all three levels of the course. Read on to know more about registration fees, membership fees, examination fees and training fees.
The duration of the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course in India is about 4.5 years. The course is divided into three stages:
Apart from the above duration, there is also a mandatory practical training of 3 years which must be completed before appearing for the CA Final exam. So, the total duration of the CA course is around 4.5 years plus the duration of the practical training.
Let’s deep dive in all the details regarding the course fees.
CA Foundation is the entry-level course for the Chartered Accountancy program in India. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting, business laws, economics, and business communication.
The CA Foundation course comprises four papers, which are:
Principles and Practices of Accounting
Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
The exam for the CA Foundation course is held twice a year in May and November, and students must pass all four papers to be eligible to appear for the CA Intermediate exam.
The CA Foundation course is open to students who have completed their 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized board. The course can be pursued through self-study or through coaching from a recognized institute.
|S. No.||Fee Details||Indian Students||Foreign Students|
|1||Registration Fees||Rs 9,000||$700|
|2||Cost of Foundation Prospectus||Rs 200||$20|
|3||Subscription for Member’s Journal (Optional)||Rs 400||$40|
|4||Examination Fees||Rs 1500||$325||Total||Rs 11,100||$1,085|
The total CA foundation course fees is Rs 11,100(optional subscription for member’s journal also included) for Indian students and $1085 for foreign students. The CA foundation registration is valid only for 3 years, post which a student needs to pay Rs. 500 more if they have to continue further and revalidate their registration.
The examination form fees for the CA Foundation course in India for 2023 are as follows:
Late Fees of ₹ 600/- for Centers in India and Nepal ($10 for Overseas Centers) is applicable.
The validity of the CA course registration fees for the CA foundation course is 3 years. After finishing of the registration period, you can re-validate it again by paying Rs. 500. All those students who are not able to pass their Foundation exams can only pay the examination fees again and get a new admit card for the next exam without paying the registration fees again.
The CA Intermediate course is the second level of the Chartered Accountancy program in India. The course builds on the foundational knowledge gained in the CA Foundation course and covers topics such as accounting, taxation, auditing, and financial management.
The CA Intermediate course comprises two groups, each consisting of four papers. The papers are:
The exam for the CA Intermediate course is held two times a year in May and November. Candidates must pass both groups of the exam to be eligible for the CA Final course.
To be eligible for the CA Intermediate course, candidates must have completed the CA Foundation course or have a relevant graduation/post-graduation degree. They must also complete a minimum of 8 months of study period for each group before appearing for the exam.
|S. No.||Fees Details||Intermediate single
group (Foundation entry)
group (Foundation entry)
|1||Journal Membership||Rs 200|
|2||Registration Fees||Rs 13,000||Rs 18,000||Rs 18,000|
|3||Examination Fees||Rs 1,500||Rs 2,700||Rs 2,700|
|4||Online Form Fees||Rs 200||Rs 200||Rs 200|
|5||Student Activity Fees||Rs 2,000||Rs 2,000||Rs 2,000|
|6||Practical Training Fees||Rs 6,500+ Rs 7,000||Rs 6,500+ Rs 7,000 ICITSS||Rs 6,500+ Rs 7,000|
|Total||Rs 28,200||Rs 36,400||Rs 36,600|
A late fee of Rs 600 is applicable in India and Nepal Centres.
The registration fee for CA Intermediate in India is Rs 13,000 for Indian students and $600 for Foreign students if opting for single group, and it is Rs 18,000 for Indian students and $1,000 for Foreign students if opting for both the groups.
There is another option of registering for CA Intermediate through direct route where students can register post completing their graduation. In this case, it is mandatory for students to opt for both the groups. The registration fees for direct entry students is Rs 18,000 for Indian students and $1,000 for Foreign students.
In addition to the registration fee, there are other charges such as the examination fee and the study material fee that a candidate needs to pay to appear for the CA Intermediate exam.
|S. No.||Fees Details||Single group||Both Groups|
The examination fees for CA Intermediate for Indian students are as follows:
The examination fees for CA Intermediate for Foreign students are as follows:
The examination fees are separate from the registration fees and are payable at the time of applying for the exam. Additionally, there is a late fee of Rs 600 for submitting the examination form after the deadline.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) charge a students' activity fee of INR 2,000 for CA Intermediate students.
This fee is charged to cover the cost of various student activities such as sports, cultural events, and other extracurricular activities. The students' activity fee is paid separately from the registration and examination fees.
The ICITSS (Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills) fees for CA Intermediate level in India are as follows:
It's important to note that these strategies are not a guarantee of a high salary, but they can help increase your chances of success in the field of accounting and finance.
The CA Intermediate registration is valid for only 4 years. After expiration of registration, you can authorize it again by paying ₹ 400/-.
The CA Final Course is the last level of the Chartered Accountancy program conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). To become a qualified Chartered Accountant, a candidate must complete and pass the CA Final examination, which comprises of two groups.
The CA Final course covers advanced topics related to financial reporting, strategic financial management, advanced auditing and professional ethics, and corporate and economic laws. Additionally, it includes elective subjects that allow candidates to specialize in a particular area of interest.
The registration for the CA Final course requires the candidate to have passed the CA Intermediate examination and completed the required practical training.
|S. No.||Fees Details||Articleship||Finals – Indian Student||Finals – Foreign Student|
|2||Registration Fees||Rs 22,000||$1100|
|3||Examination Fees||Rs 1,800/Rs 3,300||$550|
|4||Practical Training Fees||Rs 2,000||Rs 14,500|
|Total||Rs 2,000||Rs 38,300/ Rs 39,800||$1,650|
The registration fee for CA Final is Rs 22,000 for Indian students and $1,100 for overseas students.
The examination fees for the CA Final course are separate from the registration fees and are payable at the time of applying for the exam.
The examination fee for both groups of CA Final is Rs 3,300 and for one group, it is Rs 1,800 for Indian students. It is $550 for foreign students.
Late Fee of Rs 600/- for Centers in India and Nepal ($10 for Foreign Centers) is applicable.
The AICITSS (Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills) fees for CA Final level in India are as follows:
The AICITSS is a mandatory training program for CA Final students that focuses on developing their advanced IT and soft skills knowledge. The fees for AICITSS are payable separately from the registration, examination, and Articleship training fees.
Articleship training is a mandatory practical training program for Chartered Accountancy (CA) students that provides them with real-world exposure to various aspects of accounting, auditing, and taxation. The duration of the Articleship training is three years for CA students in India.
Articleship fees of Rs 2000 is paid during the time of registration, or on the inauguration of the training
One may opt for a CA coaching to help them guide through the student’s journey. The fees charged by CA coaching centers in India vary based on factors such as the location, reputation, experience of the faculty, teaching methodology, study material, etc. However, the average fees for CA coaching classes in India are as follows:
This total comes around Rs 2.2 Lacs to Rs 4 Lacs for the total time period of CA journey.
It's important to note that the fees for CA coaching classes are subject to change, and the above figures are only indicative. Additionally, some coaching centers may charge a separate fee for study material, mock tests, and other supplementary material.
Please note that the re-attempt of the exam may incur extra cost as well. Hope this article helped you in clearing your doubts regarding the fees structure.