CA - IPCC IPCE : Course Structure Pattern

ICAICA (2006)IPCCCourse Structure • Course Structure Pattern
The CA course at the IPCC level (Integrated Professional Competence Course)) consists of theoretical examinations as well as practical training in the form of compulsory computer course. There are 11 subjects to be studied arranged into 2 groups of 4 papers of 100 marks each in Group I and 3 papers of 100 marks each in Group II.

To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of both the groups together if attempting both the groups or all the papers of a single group, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers of that group/groups again.

A student has to get through both the groups either at once or separately to be eligible to go for the next level i.e. Final.

However there are certain exemptions in cases where the student has obtained high marks in one or more papers and has failed the group.

After 12th


Common Proficiency Test (CPT)


Integrated Professional Competence Course/Examination (IPCC/IPCE)

[13 subjects arranged into
two groups of 3 papers
of 100 marks each.]

Practical Training (Articleship)

Students are required to undergo 3½ years training (As an articled clerk with a practicing chartered accountant or as an audit clerk within the auditing department of an approved organisation).

Orientation Programme

A one week programme of 35 hours to be completed before appearing for the IPCC examination.

ITT - Information Technology Training

A course of 100 hour duration to be completed before joining the final course.