CA Foundation Exam Dates & Result

CA Foundation Result, Exam Dates and Exam Form

CA Foundation exam is conducted twice a year - June and December.

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Upcoming CA Foundation Exam Dates

CA Foundation Dec 2023 exams will be starting from 24th Dec 2023. Date sheet is announced by ICAI on their website, the dates for CA Foundation exams are as follows

CA Foundation Exam Dates Exam Time Exam Duration
Paper 1 : Principles and Practice of Accounting 31st Dec 2023 2pm - 5pm EST 3 Hours
Paper 2 : Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting 2nd Jan 2024 2pm - 5pm EST 3 Hours
Paper 3 : Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics 4th Jan 2024 2pm - 4pm EST 2 Hours
Paper 4 : Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge 6th Jan 2024 2pm - 4pm EST 2 Hours

(updated on 17th August 2023)

CA Foundation Online Exam Form Filling Process

CA Foundation exam form-filling up is a completely online process. The link for the exam form is Registration Link, this link can be found on the ICAI website also-

  • ICAI Website
  • E-Services tab (if you are browsing through mobile this would be inside the options tab on the top right)
  • Examination Services
  • Steps for filling Exam Application at Self Service Portal (SSP) (CA Foundation).

Once you open this link you can easily enter the fields required and continue your form filling up step by step.

Step by Step CA Foundation examination form fill up process

  • Step 1 - Open Examination Form
  • Step 2 - Log in using your credentials
  • Step 3 - Click on exam functions in the ca student life cycle section
  • Step 4 - Open the CA Foundation exam form and fill up all the details asked on the webpage
  • Step 5 - Select the exam center, and medium of the exam very carefully
  • Step 6 - Make the payment

And after this, your registration for the foundation exam with ICAI would be complete. You will receive an email from ICAI about the same, later you will have to download your admit card.

CA Foundation Exam Form Fees

Every CA student after their registration with ICAI just before exams has to fill up the CA exam form. Once a ca student fills up the exam form only then he would be eligible to attempt for the upcoming ca foundation exam attempt.

CA Foundation exam form fees
For Indian Centre(s) ₹1500
For Overseas Centre(s) - Excluding Bhutan & Kathmandu Centre(s) $ 325
For Bhutan & Kathmandu Centre(s) ₹2200

The late fee for online submission of examination application form after the scheduled last date would be ₹ 600/- (for Indian / Kathmandu Centres) and $ 10 (for Overseas Centres) as decided by the Council.

CA Foundation Exam Passing Criteria

CA Foundation Exam Passing Criteria Exam Marks Pass Criteria 1 Pass Criteria 2
Min. Marks Overall score
Paper 1 : Principles and Practice of Accounting 100 40 CA Student's total score for all the 4 papers should be more than 200 marks
Paper 2 : Business Laws and Business Reporting 100 40
Paper 3 : Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics 100 40
Paper 4 : Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge 100 40

Where paper 3 and paper 4 also have a negative marking of (0.25 Marks) for every incorrectly answered question

For a student to pass in CA Foundation exam they need to fulfill both the passing criteria

CA Foundation Result Passing Percentage

Results of CA Foundation June 2023 result announced. Only 24.98% of the ca foundation students were successful.

Gender Total Cleared CA Foundation Pass %
Male 55573 14448 25.99
Female 47944 11412 23.8
Total 103517 25860 24.98

CA Foundation topper list is not declared by ICAI. Earlier ICAI used to issue merit to the 50 top students of CA Foundation exam attempt, but 2019 onwards ICAI has decided not to issue merit list of CA Foundation students.

CA Foundation Paper rechecking

Re-evaluation of evaluated answer books is not permitted as per CA Regulations 1988. This means that once an answer sheet is checked and marks are awarded to the ca foundation student, ICAI will not recheck the paper. This seems very unfair and a lot of ca students protested against this rule. However, instead of re-checking ICAI has provided students with 2 options -

Option 1: CA Foundation paper verification

Verification of answer sheet: CA Foundation students can go for verification of their answer sheets. Verification means

  • Whether the answer book(s) compilation is complete
  • Whether any question or part thereof has remained unvalued
  • Whether there is any totaling error in any question or total marks on the cover page
  • Whether there is any discrepancy between the marks for each question and or/part thereof and marks for each question indicated on the cover page of the answer book
  • Whether the handwriting of the candidate in all the answer books is the same.

So if you feel after looking at your ca result that there might be an error where some question you answered would not be evaluated, there would be some totaling error then you may go for this option

The procedure for verification is to apply online on ICAI Verification Procedure within a month from the date of declaration of results and also pay the applicable fee. It takes about 6-8 weeks for the verification process to complete and at the end there can be 4 outcomes

  • No change of marks
  • Increase of marks, impacting result or exemption in one or more paper(s)
  • Increase of marks, which does not have an impact on result or exemption in one or more paper(s)
  • Decrease of marks

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Option 2: CA Foundation Certified copies

Certified copies means that you will be provided with your checked answer book. Certified copies of evaluated answer book can be obtained by ca students.

However at CA Foundation level certified copies of paper 3 and paper 4 (these are the OMR based papers) only your OMR sheet would be provided and not the question paper.

When you apply for certified copies verification of answer books, is also carried out by the office, suo motu, in respect of all applications for certified copy of evaluated answer book and in case of any discrepancy leading to increase in total marks, a revised statement of marks is also sent to you.

I applied for certified copies of my evaluated answer books and received them. I am not satisfied with the evaluation of my answers and the marks awarded. I want to apply for re-evaluation of my answer book. Can I do so?

Answer: No as re-checking is not permitted by ICAI.

I applied for certified copies of my evaluated answer books and received them. I notice that some part of the answers are not evaluated by the examiner or there is a totaling error or marks awarded have not been carried forward to the cover page or such other matters that fall within the scope of verification covered under Regulation 39(4). What should I do now?

Answer: You can write to the office about the same, within 30 days from the date of the letter.

The procedure for certified copies is to apply online on Certified Copies within a month from the date of declaration of results and also pay the applicable fee

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