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In the non-technical sector, chartered accountants are among the highest-paid professionals in India. It is regarded as one of the most promising career options for those seeking employment in the field of commerce. Education and exams in the fields of finance, taxation, and accounting are required for the CA qualification. 

  • Eligibility Criteria for Chartered Accountancy (CA)

       10+2 is the minimum requirement.

        Minimum Necessary Marks (Aggregate): 55%


  • CA Qualification Levels and Structure: 

        The three levels of CA certification are as follows:

  •  CPT (Common Proficiency Test)
  • IPCC (Integrated Professional Competence Course)
  • FC (Final course)

    1. The Accounting Technician Course (ATC) has the following requirements:
    • The Chartered Accountant CPT is the first step in a CA’s career path, followed by enrollment in the ATC. After clearing 10+2, you can do this.
    • Candidates who have passed the Entrance Examination, Professional Education (Examination-I), or Foundation Examination are eligible to register for ATC directly. 
    • Candidates who had previously qualified for Intermediate/ Intermediate (Professional Competence)/ Professional Education (Course-II) may now apply for ATC.

    1. Submit an application to the IPCC:
    • If they choose to enrol in the IPCC programme, candidates must have a CPT score of at least 100 out of 200 after graduating from high school.
    • The IPCC exam must be registered for nine months prior to the first day of the month in which it will be taken.
    • There are seven subjects in the course, each worth 100 points. To pass the course, students must receive at least 40 percent in each subject and an overall grade of 50 percent or higher.
    • If you receive 60 or more in any subject, you would not be required to retake the subject if you fail the course and expect to retake the exams.

    1. Articleship in CA:
    • All applicants must complete a three-year internship under the supervision of a licenced CA after passing the IPCC. The aim of the articleship is to gain experience in the field of accounting.

    1. Final Course:
    • Candidates will take the final course exams within the last six months of their three-year articleship. Candidates earn the title of Chartered Accountant after passing the final course.
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