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FAQs on Direct Entry to Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Direct Entry to Chartered Accountancy Course

1. Who is eligible to register directly for Chartered Accountancy Course without passing Common Proficiency Test (CPT)?

The   following   categories   of   students   are   eligible   to   register   directly   for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course without passing the Common Proficiency Test (CPT):-

1.  Graduates  or  Post  Graduates  from  Commerce  stream  having  secured  in   aggregate a minimum of 55% of the total marks or its equivalent grade or other   Graduates or Post Graduates having secured in aggregate a minimum of 60% of  the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any   recognised University (including Open University).

2.  Candidates  who  have  passed  the  Intermediate  level  examination  or  its   equivalent examination by whatever name called conducted by The Institute of  Cost Accountants of India or by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

2. Who is considered to be a Commerce stream student?

A student shall be deemed to be of Commerce stream, if he has passd Graduation/ Post Graduation examination by studying any three papers of 100 marks each out of Accounting,   Auditing,   Mercantile   Laws,   Corporate   Laws,   Economics,   Management (including Financial Management), Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws), Costing, Business Administration or Management Accounting.

3. If a Graduate/ Post Graduate student studies subjects which are not considered for  awarding grades and only required to pass such examination, whether such subjects/ papers marks shall be considered in calculating the aggregate percentage of marks?

As per the scheme of education in any University, if a student is required to secure only pass marks and for which no special credit is given, such marks shall be ignored while  calculating prescribed percentage of marks for determining the prescribed percentage of  marks for admission to the chartered accountancy course under Direct Entry scheme.

4. Will a Graduate/ Post Graduate student who has secured in aggregate a minimum of 54.4% of the total marks in Commerce Stream or 59.4% in other stream be eligible to register under direct entry scheme of chartered accountancy course?

No. As per the rounding off provision, any fraction of half or more shall be rounded up to the next whole number. Accordingly, if a student secures a minimum 54.4% or 59.4% of the total marks in Commerce stream or in other stream respectively shall not be eligible to register under direct entry scheme of chartered accountancy course.

5. Whether students who are pursuing Graduation Course can register for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course?

Yes, students who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course are eligible for provisional registration to the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.  Such students would be required to submit satisfactory proof of having passed the  graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within six months, from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination (i.e. from the day of
commencement of the examination). During the period of provisional registration, a  student can undergo and complete Information Technology Training (ITT) and Orientation  Course.  It is clarified that in such cases the practical training shall commence only on  becoming a Graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such students shall be eligible  for appearing in the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination on  completion of nine months of practical training. If such students fail to produce the proof  within  the  aforesaid  period,  provisional  registration  shall  stand  cancelled  and  the  registration and other fees, as the case may be, paid shall not be refunded/ adjusted and
no credit shall also be given for the theoretical education undergone.

6. When can directly registered student be eligible to join for practical training?

Graduates or Post Graduates from Commerce or other streams,  with specified percentage of marks shall be eligible for admission to three years articled training, on completion of –

(a)      Information Technology Training; and

(b)      Orientation Course

Students who have passed Intermediate level examination of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or The Institute of Company Secretaries of India shall be eligible for admission to three years articled training on –

(a)      Passing of Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination; or Accounting Technician level Examination;

(b)      Completion of Information Technology Training; and

(c)      Completion of Orientation Course

However, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course upto 30th September, 2012 has relaxed the requirement of completion of ITT and Orientation Course upto 31st March, 2013, as a one-time dispensation.

7. Whether a student who registers during August/ September 2012 will be eligible to appear in the May, 2013 Intermediate (IPC) Examination?

As per the requirement of the Regulations, a student registered under Graduate/ Post Graduate scheme can appear in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination on completion of nine months of practical training (including study course for a period of eight months commening from the date of registration to the Course) and student registered for the Intermediate (IPC) Course after passing Intermediate level examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India/ the Institute of Company Secretaries of India can appear in the examination after undergoing a study course for a period of eight months commencing from the date of registration to the Course.

However, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by  the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course  upto 30th  September, 2012,  has  relaxed  the  eligibility  criteria  as  a  one-time dispensation, as under, so as to be eligible to appear in the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination to be held in May, 2013.

  Students registered for the articled training till 30th September, 2012 are required      to complete Orientation Course and Information Technology Training (ITT) latest by      31st March, 2013 instead of before registration for practical training.

  Such students shall be eligible to appear in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination to       be held in May, 2013 by completing 7 months of articled training and study course       concurrently, instead of 9 months of articled training and 8 months of study course       respectively.

  Students registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course by passing Intermediate level      examination  of  The  Institute  of  Cost  Accountants  of  India/    The  Institute  of       Company Secretaries of India  shall have to undergo 7 months of study course       instead of 8 months as prescribed under Regulations, so as to become eligible to       appear in the May, 2013 Examination”.

Accordingly,  students  who  register  under  Direct  Entry  Scheme  to  Chartered Accountancy  Course  upto 30th  September, 2012  shall  be  eligible  to  appear  in  the Intermediate (IPC) Examination to be held in May, 2013 as per the above decision of the Council, as a one-time dispensation.

8. Whether students who are registered for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) are also Graduates/  Post  Graduates  can  register  for  Intermediate (Integrated  Professional Competence) Course and commence practical training?

Yes, existing CPT students who have secured either 55% or 60% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in Graduation/ Post Graduation either in Commerce stream or in other streams can commence articled training on converting to Intermediate (IPC) Course by paying the following fees:

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Source- ICAI


43 Responses to “FAQs on Direct Entry to Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course”

  1. poornima says:

    respected sir,
    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)all 6 sem marks card
    3.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation.

  2. Shaikh says:

    respected sir,

    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation

  3. Shaikh says:

    respected sir,

    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation.

  4. Shaikh says:

    respected sir,

    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation.

  5. Shaikh says:

    respected sir,

    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation.

  6. Shaikh says:

    respected sir,

    i m a graduate under B.com (accounting and finance)i have a query.which marks does icai consider for direct entry scheme,
    1.)only final year graduation marks.
    2.)aggregate of all the 3 years of graduation.

  7. raghvendra thakur says:

    Sir i wanted to know that i am graduated in b.com with 59.25% but original mark sheet is not yet come in college but i have a printout copy of mark sheet so can i register my self as provisional or graduate plz reply me soon on my email id

  8. Raj Verma says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have taken admission in IPCC under Direct Scheme in Sep-12, i have completed my ITT programe and doing article ship but i didn’t complete my OT programe which last date was 31st Dec-2013, Now i want to appear in Nov-14 exam, My ques is
    1.Is it possible to get appear in IPCC exam without OT,
    2.Can i do it anytime before exam.

    Please suggest me what should i do.

    Thanks
    Raj.

  9. swapnil devi says:

    sir
    i have registered for ipçc in aug 2011 i.e in f.y.b
    com.now i have completed b
    b.com this year by 57%. now i want convert into direct entry, wen will be my next attempt and wat are procedure

  10. wajhie says:

    sir i have a doubt that i’m a commerce student i had 3 back logs remaining in my course(BBM) which i wrote dis time and waiting for my results. And my current percentage excluding those 3 subjects is 56.83%. Sir my question is will i be able to get direct entry??? Will a repeater will get a direct entry to ipcc. And before i have even given cpt exams also… Pls sir its a request pls reply to my email id pls i will b very thankfull to u. I’m worried verymuch

  11. dheeraj singh says:

    dear sir/madam,

    i m a student of ipcc registered for both groups and i have given exam of nov 2012 and now i want to convert into ipc as i want to start my articleship.. i have also cmpleted my itt training and orientation-programme .. can i be able to convert it? and what is the processor for that?? and also can i give xam of may 2013..?? plz rply………..

  12. Sheetal says:

    Sir,
    I am a graduate and have passed my IPCC-group2. If I apply for conversion into Direct entry scheme so as to start my articleship, will my passing of IPCC-group2 be considered or whether I will have to reappear for the same under the new scheme??

  13. padmashree says:

    Sir i have completed my b.com degree with 77 percent and i have registered under provisonal registration since i didnt get my final semester marksheet yet and i will be getting my marksheet in 10 days.I want to give my ipcc exams on may 2014.Since there is no vacancies i could not complete the orientation and itt course before july can i proceed with articleship
    or should i complete the course and then proceed with articleship. please reply soon sir to my mail id
    THANK YOU

  14. kalpana says:

    sir, i have completed my baf…
    i want to give ippc exams in may 2014..
    so is it necesaary to complete itt n orientation course before starting articles .. since there is no vacancies, am finding difficult to complete itt before june… i want to start my articles in june…. plz hlp me

  15. INDRAJIT says:

    sir,
    I am previously registered for cpt in the year 2010. but i came to know about the direct entry in CA. I am in my final year of graduatn and will complete it on july 2013. so can i go for the provisional registration or will i have to wait for my graduatn result, because when i am trying to fill the for its showing two optins like provisional regisstration or conversion. since i am an existing student of cpt and yet not graduate do i have to wait for graduatn result or can i do the provisinal registration”?

  16. rakeshkumar maurya says:

    Sir, i have registered for IPCC exam direct entry scheme before 30th sept 2012. Still i have not completed the ITT & Oriental programme.
    Can i continue the course and will be able to appear the nov 2013 exam.

    Is it possible?, Please reply to my email id.

  17. Reshika says:

    sir, i’m doing my b.com final year. pls explain about articleship training.and when i will be eligible for IPCC. Pls guide me sir… Thankyou.

  18. geetha says:

    Hi Sir,

    Due to my grandmother health concern, my sister was unable to appear the course in the month of March 2013.Would request you to help us is it possible to attempt the course in the month of November 2013 with the same registration of September 2012(Direct Entry Fill graduates). She did not completed ITT and orientation course.

    Need your suggestion asap.

    Thank you

  19. rani babanrao shinde says:

    dear sir,
    i am gratuate student and i got 60%.i passed this exam as repeater .can u give me suggestion that can i apply dirrectly for ipcc without cpt. u can reply me @ my email id.

  20. Sujeesh says:

    Sir!!! May I know what is “study course”?

  21. Vallinayagam says:

    Sir, i have registered for IPCC exam direct entry scheme before 30th sept 2012. Still i have not completed the ITT & Oriental programme.
    Can i continue the course and will be able to appear the nov 2013 exam.

    Is it possible?, Please reply to my email id.

  22. Nibaron garg says:

    Sir,

    i will complete my B. Com in july, 2013.can I registered in ipcc direct entry for may 2014 exam.please reply to my email id.

  23. Niddhi Shah says:

    sir/madam,
    I have filled my form for conversion from IPCC to IPC under direct entry scheme on 7th feb.2013.Hence I have started my articleship from 7th feb 2013.So am I eligible for November 2013 attempt.I have not received any letter in this regard.Please reply me as early as possible on my E-mail ID.

  24. Monica says:

    Dear sir,
    I have been registered to IIPCC under direct entry scheme, and i have already completed my ITT and orientation program and joined my articles from 31st of January but i have taken DD for the registration of articles on 18th of Feb, will the DD date effect me to appear in examination of IPCC Nov 2013.

  25. abhas says:

    dear sir/madam,

    i m a student of ipcc registered for both groups and i have given exam of nov 2012 and now i want to convert into ipc as i want to start my articleship.. i have also cmpleted my itt training.. can i be able to convert it? and what is the processor for that?? and also can i give xam of may 2013..?? plz rply

  26. priyal says:

    sir/madam,
    I fill form for conversion from IPCC to direct entry to CA on 7th feb.2013.so can i give november 2013 attemt.i had not received convertion letter & not started articelship.plse reply my email.id at erliar.

  27. kuldeep singh says:

    sir i have 55 percentage in b.com.but full paper not 100 marks but 50 marks paper.icai said this is pending for approval so when it will come into force i converted from ipcc and registered before 30 sept and also giveup november 2012 attempt just because of direct entry what i will do wh ile in b.com i studits atleast all 10 paper in 3 years of 50 marks which are notified by icai.

  28. nikhil thakur says:

    i had appeared for nov12 ipcc exam but didn’t succeed… So i wanted to know about convertion scheme… And what is 8month study course whether it provided by icai or self study???

  29. piyush jain says:

    sir, if I register for direct entry into CA in February,2013 then will I be able to appear for Ipcc exams in November,2013 or I have to wait till May,2014 for appearing in Ipcc exams?Please reply..

  30. anjali das says:

    Can I appear ippc exam if I join articleship first to complete 9 months n in duration if I join information technology n orientation program den cn I appear my ipcc exam diz nov

  31. suraj says:

    PLEASE ANYBODY EXPLAIN THIS ….

    3. If a Graduate/ Post Graduate student studies subjects which are not considered for awarding grades and only required to pass such examination, whether such subjects/ papers marks shall be considered in calculating the aggregate percentage of marks?
    As per the scheme of education in any University, if a student is required to secure only pass marks and for which no special credit is given, such marks shall be ignored while calculating prescribed percentage of marks for determining the prescribed percentage of marks for admission to the chartered accountancy course under Direct Entry scheme.

  32. Mamatha K says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have one comment on the following issues.
    When the registration will begin for IPCC? How the IPCC students who have appeared on May 2012 or before should complete Nine months Practical training. Under the Old Syllabus the student have completed the Nine months Study course before writing the Exam. From the very beginning the rules of the ICAI is that before writing Intermediate or PE-II or PCC or IPCC, the study course needs to be fulfilled.
    Hence there might be a drafting error in the new regulations.
    Regards,

    Mamatha

  33. Anita says:

    Mere B.com final year ke exam deceber me hai. CA me registration karwane ke liye mujhe kab apply karna padega?

  34. vikas says:

    sir,
    i have completed my graduation with 58%.but as per required of icai any three papers of 100 marks each out of Accounting, Auditing, Mercantile Laws, Corporate Laws, Economics, Management (including Financial Management), Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws), Costing, Business Administration or Management Accounting.
    our institute conduct exam with group system like taxation =(including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws)direct tax=75 marks and indirct tax 75 marks total 150 marks and cost and corporate =150 audit and management=150 ….so can i eligible to register directly for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course….

  35. geeta says:

    i got 55.05% in b.com , may i go for direct entry in article

  36. Lakshyajit Shyam says:

    sir, i have completed BCOM with 45.2% and MCOM(marketing) with 74.8%. Am I eligible for  Direct CA?? Please sir reply me soon…thank you

  37. Lakshyajit Shyam says:

    sir, i have completed BCOM with 45.2% and MCOM(marketing) with 74.8%. Am I eligible for  Direct CA?? Please sir reply me soon…thank you

  38. dinesh babu says:

    sir, i have completed b.com with 47% and mba with 54.8%. May i know i’m eligible for ca ipcc direct entry? Plz reply me soon..

  39. srikanth says:

    sir, 
           i have applied for cpt examination this year. but recently i have known that direct scheme has been confirmed. but am yet to take cpt test and i did even received my registration number.
     now i have a problem in filling the application form for ipcc direct entry scheme. do i need to pay the conversion fee 500 ?. kindly give reply in 24 hours as last date for registration is 31st september 

  40. srikanth says:

    sir, 

  41. vidya prasad says:

    dear sir, i completed B B M in Bangalore university securing of 59% and i have studied income tax, costing, fundamental accounting, economics ,financial management, business(mercantile)law, management accounting, can i legible for direct entry scheme in CA. plz rep me sir

  42. S. Ramkumar says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have one comment on the following issues.
    How the IPCC students who have appeared on May 2012 or before should complete Nine months Practical training. Under the Old Syllabus the student have completed the Nine months Study course before writing the Exam. From the very beginning the rules of the ICAI is that before writing Intermediate or PE-II or PCC or IPCC, the study course needs to be fulfilled.
    Hence there might be a drafting error in the new regulations.
    Regards,
    S. Ramkumar

  43. vikrant jain says:

    sir, i’am a physically disabled studen. My queri is, under this scheme am i exempted from payment of fees, ITT, Orientation program. When i contacted helpline numbers they just keep on ringing. I am very much upset. And can u also plz tell any relaxtion in articleship training. Plz sir, its very urgent. Concerned regional centers also nt giving proper answer. Plz help me!

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