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Ca Intermediate Complete Course Guide

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So, you want to become a Chartered Accountant? It is one of the most prestigious careers for Commerce students. But, the sea of Chartered Accountancy is not easy to cross and one has to sail through its three layers to reach the shore. 

And, IPC, the Level- 2 of CA exams has now become CA Intermediate under the same scheme. But, before we move further into the syllabus, let us take a quick look at the eligibility criteria for CA Intermediate. 

CA Intermediate Eligibility

There are two routes to become eligible for CA Intermediate.

Route 1: By clearing the CA CPT or CA Foundation exam

Route 2: Through direct entry

To become eligible for CA Intermediate through direct entry a student has to be:

-          A commerce graduate/post-graduate with minimum 55% marks

-          Or, a non-commerce graduate/post-graduate with minimum 60% marks

A student can gain direct entry to CA Intermediate also if he or she has cleared the intermediate level of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

It is mandatory to observe a study period of 8 months, after registering for CA Intermediate. So, students who, for instance, are to appear for CA Intermediate May 2019 had to register themselves before 1st September, 2018.

To know more about the eligibility criteria of CA Intermediate, CLICK HERE

CA Intermediate Subjects (Group 1 & Group 2)

Under the new scheme of education, introduced by ICAI, there are 8 subjects CA Intermediate exam.

Old Scheme (IPCC)

New Scheme (CA Intermediate)

700 Marks and 7 papers

800 Marks and 8 papers

Group 1

Accounting (100 Marks)

Accounting (100 Marks)

Business Laws, Company Law(30 + 30 Marks),Ethics and Communication (20 + 20 Marks)

Corporate (60 Marks)and Other Laws (40 Marks)

Cost Accounting (50 Marks)Financial Management (50 Marks)

Cost Accounting (100 Marks)

Taxation (DT 50 Marks | IDT 50 Marks)

Direct Tax Laws (60 Marks) and Indirect Tax Laws (40 Marks)

Group 2

Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

Financial Management (60 Marks) Business Economic Environment (40 Marks)

Information Technology (50 Marks) Strategic Management (50 Marks)

Information Technology (60 Marks) Strategic Management (40 Marks)

CA Intermediate Registration

Registration for CA Intermediate happens twice a year. For the May attempt, the registration takes place in September, the previous year. And, for the November attempt, the registration takes place before 1st March, the same year. To begin the registration process, students need to visit the official website of ICAI (www.icai.org). For a step by step guide to the registration process, CLICK HERE

CA Intermediate Application form

After registering with ICAI, students will be able to fill the application form. The application form will require the students to fill personal details. Given below are the details about the application form, relevant to your attempt:

Start date for filing the Application form

Last date for filing the Application form (without late fees)

  16th march 2019 

Last date for filing the Application form (with late fees)

 23rd  march 2019

Last date of receipt of PDF by ICAI (without late fees, In case your photo or signature is not appearing)


Last Date of receipt of PDF by ICAI (with late fees, In case your photo or signature is not appearing)


Admit cards

Generally issues before 21 days of examination.

Please note that the dates for a particular attempt will be updated as and when released by ICAI.

For a step by step guide on how to fill up the CA Intermediate application form.

CA Intermediate Exam Dates

The time table for CA Intermediate May 2019 is mentioned below:

Paper No.






Corporate and Other Laws


Cost and Management Accounting




Advance Accounting


Auditing and Assurance


Enterprise Information System and Strategic Management


Financial Management and Economics for Finance

Please note that the dates for a particular attempt will be updated as and when released by ICAI.

CA Intermediate Admit Card

The CA Intermediate admit card will be made available online, some 20 days before the exam. To download the admit card, students need to visit the official ICAI website. Please note that the CA Intermediate admit cards will not be available offline.

After receiving the admit cards, students are requested to go through the details. In case of any discrepancy regarding medium/center, students must notify the exam conducting body immediately. Students will get a chance to rectify the errors.

CA Intermediate Results

ICAI will declare results two months after the conduction of the exam. Students who appeared for November 2018 will get to know their results in the 1st week of February. However, Students appearing for May 2019 attempt may expect the results to be declared by the mid of July. For more details, keep an eye out blog section.

CA Intermediate Study Plan

An ideal study plan for CA Intermediate should be divided into 3 phases:

-          Learning Phase- 180 Days

-          Review Phase- 45 Days

-          Revision Phase- 15 Days

Tips to Effectively Crack CA Intermediate:

-          Go for limited but daily self-study with set targets for the day

-          Daily review your previous study before starting something fresh next day

-          Increase your hours of study on weekends and holidays

-          Go for qualitative study with a healthy mind

-          Refer only one course material (preferably ICAI’s modules) + RTPs+ practice manual

-          Set your daily schedule

CA Intermediate RTP's

Revision Test Papers or RTPs, drafted by ICAI, are an excellent resource when preparing for a particular subject for CA Intermediate. These papers provide students give them detailed insight on what is expected in the CA Intermediate examination. Practicing with Revision Test Papers will definitely help you to fetch good marks in the examination.

CLICK HERE to download the RTPs for May 2019 CA Intermediate:

CA Intermediate Exam Papers

Preparation for CA Intermediate is incomplete without solving the exam papers. The past year papers will give you an idea about the type and the difficulty level of the questions that actually come for the CA Intermediate exam. And, mock test papers help you gauge exam preparedness.  

All said and done, CA Intermediate exam papers provide students with a platform to familiarize themselves with the experience of the actual examination and help them understand how much effort is required to be the best.

CLICK HERE to download CA Exam papers for all subjects

CA Intermediate Study Material

The study material for CA Intermediate is published by the ICAI, and it is one of the most important study resources for the Level 2 CA exams. The study material published by ICAI is designed, keeping in mind the needs of home study and distance learning. Since the syllabus for CA Intermediate has been largely altered, the CA Intermediate study material will serve to provide the most authentic guidance that the students can bank on to sail through the unknown.

CA Intermediate Online Videos

Cracking CA Intermediate all by yourself can be quite a challenge. CA Intermediate is a tad more difficult to crack than CA Intermediate, and you need someone who can guide you well.  Study for CA Intermediate with the most sought after faculties. Join CA Intermediate Online Classes with the faculty of JK Shah Classes.

And, what happens if you miss a class? When it comes to CA online Classes with CAprep18, there is no such thing as a missed class. If you couldn’t attend class for some reason, you can always catch the recorded version HERE.

Still have more questions about CA Intermediate? Don’t let them go answered. Check out the CA Intermediate FAQ section here.


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