CA - IPCC IPCE : Examinations

When are the Main/Final Examinations Conducted?

The main/final examinations for the course are conducted twice every year generally on specified dates which do not change except under extraordinary circumstances.

  • May Examination – [ 2 pm. to 5 pm]
    Group I – 4th, 8th , 10th, 12th of May ;
    Group II – 6th, 14th , 16th of May
  • November Examination – [ 2 pm to 5 pm]
    Group I – 6th, 10th, 12th, 14th of November;
    Group II – 8th, 16th, 18th of November

When can a student appear for his/her first examination?

A student's eligibility to appear at an examination is dependent on the date of registration. A student to appear at a certain examination should have registered before the cut off date in relation to that examination

Students registering

  • On or before January 31st can appear for one/both groups in the November Examination the same Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    31st January 2011 November 2011 exam
    31st January 2012 November 2012 exam
  • Between February 1st and June 30th can appear for one/both groups in the May Examination next Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    30th June 2010 May 2011 exam
    30th June 2011 May 2012 exam

Which Group should a student appear in first?

A student can appear in any one group or both the groups provided that he/she has completed 9 months of study course.

The group in which he appears first is his choice and there is no rule that the first group should be attempted first.

However it should be clear that you can pursue the final course only on completing both the groups i.e. IPCC level

Medium for Writing the Examinations

Examinations can be written either in ENGLISH or HINDI medium. A student has to mention the preference of medium at the time of making the application for examination.

The option to answer papers in HINDI should be exercised in total. Paper wise option is not available. The papers of a candidate who has not exercised his/her option to answer papers in Hindi, but answers them in Hindi, would not be valued.

In the absence of clear indication of preference at the time of making the application for examination, English will be taken as the preferred medium.

Maximum attempts allowed. Failing to get through within those

Register Afresh

If a candidate fails to get through within the prescribed number of attempts his/her registration gets canceled. Since there is no provision for renewal of registration the candidte has to get registered as a student afresh.

Examination Application - Where to Obtain/Submit?

Where to Obtain

The examination applications are sold at the institutes head quarters, regional offices, branches, chapters etc. You can obtain the same from those places.

Examination Applications Download

The examination applications are not provided on the web sites of the respective institutions throughout the year.

Please check the respective web sites [CA] during the time of the examinations.

Delayed Submission

The institutes provide for delayed submission of the examination application with a late fee for a certain number of days after the last date for submission of the application.

Where to Submit

Though the student activities are all administered by the Regional councils, all the aspects relating to the examinations are handled by the Head offices of the institutes.

You can submit the applications at any of the above locations where the applications are available. Even if you submit the examination applications at any of the institutes branches, chapters etc., they will be ultimately sent to the Head office of the institutes.

You can verify/note the location where the applications are destined by referring the address printed on the cover that you are given along with the application. An understanding on this would be helpful if at all you need to contact the institute regarding any problem in relation to the examination application.

Submitting Within Time

If submitting within time, the examination application can be submitted by hand at any of the offices of the institute especially the places from where the applications have been bought.

Delayed Submission with late fee

Care should be taken when you are required to send the application along with late fee. The application should be destined to the address on the cover of the examination application and not to the nearest branch or regional office of the institute.

Examination Application Cost and Fee, Last Dates, Late Fees

  • Cost of Application - Rs. 100 /-
  • Examination Fee:
    1. One Group
      1. Regular Fee - Rs. 1000/$350
      2. Late Fee - Rs. 500/$10
    2. Both Groups
      1. Regular Fee - Rs. 1600/$350
      2. Late Fee - Rs. 500/$10
  • Last Date for Submission of Examination Application
    1. May Examination
      1. Without Late Fee: 26th February
      2. With Late Fee 4/5th March
        [A delay of 7 days is allowed after the last date]
        Non-Leap Year 5th and Leap Year 4th
    2. November Examination
      1. Without Late Fee: 7thSeptember
      2. With Late Fee 14th September
        [A delay of 7 days is allowed after the last date]

Change of Examination Center!

There is no provision for change of examination center for the examinations conducted by ICAI . Therefore care should be taken to ensure that you chose a center with due diligence.

Refund/Appropriation of the Examination fee

The examination fee would not be refunded under any circumstance.

Institute's lapse/fault

Where the reason for the examination fee having to be refunded is the student getting through the examination after verification of marks etc., the institutes are obliged to appropriate the fee already paid by the student to the subsequent examinations or to other dues payable by the student.

The respective offices of the institutes may be contacted for details regarding the same.

Travel Concessions - At the time of Examinations or otherwise

ICAI does not provide for any travel concessions for students for travel either during the time of and for the purpose of examination or travel at other times.

Facilities for Physically/Visually Challenged Candidates in Examinations