CA programme is of two years apart from the training period. It has three sections, Professional Education (PE-I), Professional Education (PE-II) and Final examination.
Professional Education Course -I and Subjects
Anyone who has a 10 + 2 can enroll for the Professional Education Course I. Duration of the course is 10months. Graduates who doesn't have the request percentage of marks have to do the Professional Course I. The registration for Professional Education Course I is open throughout the year. A student may register at any time during the year. The exam will be held twice a year in May and November. Students have to ensure their registration at least 10 months before the examination. The application for registration should reach the office of the institute on or before 30th of June and for November Examination on or before 31st December of the preceding year. A candidate is declared successful in Professional course I, if he/she secures an aggregate of 50% of the total marks in all the papers subject to a minimum of 40% marks in each paper.
Subjects for Professional course I
Paper 1- Fundamentals of Accounting
Registration for Professional Education course-I
Paper 2 - Mathematics & Statistics
Paper 3 - Economics
Paper 4 - Business Communication and Organization and Management
Eligible candidates have to forward their application for registration along with a crossed demand draft for the requisite amount (registration and tuition fee) drawn in favour of Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India payable at the respective places where the Offices of the Institute are located.
Professional Education Course-II & Final Course
The CA Programme is mainly divided into Professional Education Course II and Final course. After completing the Professional Education Course I or graduation with required marks can go for Professional Education Course II .The registration for Professional Education (Course-II) is open throughout the year. A student may register at any time during the year. The exam will be held twice a year in May and November, it is necessary that a student must register at least ten months before the examinations.
Professional Education course-II
After passing the Professional Education Examination-II, and computer training programme as specified by the council, the candidate can register as an articled clerk with a firm of chartered accountants for undergoing practical training and simultaneously as a student with the Board of Studies for theoretical education. The candidate is a trainee for a period of three years. During this period he gets thorough knowledge of the various fields in which a Chartered Accountant can render services. During this period the articled clerk will also need to continue studies for the CA exam. On successful completion of the Final examination one becomes the member of the Institute. Member of the Institute may either practice as a Chartered Accountant on his own or go for employment.
Subjects for study:
Paper 1 - Accounting
Paper 2 - Auditing
Paper 3 - Business and Corporate Laws
Paper 4 - Cost Accounting and Financial Management
Paper 5 - Income Tax & Central Sales Tax
Paper 6 - Information Technology
Paper 1 - Advanced Accounting
Paper 2 - Management Accounting & Financial Analysis
Paper 3 - Advanced Auditing
Paper 4 - Corporate Laws & Secretarial
Paper 5 - Cost Management
Paper 6 - Management Information and Control Systems
Paper 7 - Direct Taxes
Paper 8 - Indirect Taxes
Note : Various paper wise exemptions are available.