CA Intermediate May'18 Exam Eligibility (Admission Requirement)
No candidate shall be admitted to Intermediate Examination/ Accounting Technician Examination unless:
(i) he is enrolled for the relevant level(s) of the Intermediate Course; and
(ii) his registration to the Intermediate course is valid. Registration to the Intermediate course is valid for 4 years.A candidate has to ensure that his registration to the course is valid, before applying for the exam. and
(iii) he produces a certificate to the effect that he has undergone a study course, for a period not less than eight months, as may be specified by the Council for the relevant level(s), as on the first day of the month in which the examination is held, in the manner as may be specified by the Council from time to time; and
Provided that a candidate who has been exempted from passing Common Proficiency Test (CPT) under the category of graduates/post graduates( with the prescribed percentage of marks) and enrolled for the Intermediate Course shall be eligible to appear in the examination on completion of nine months of practical training and 8 months for those registering/converting between 1st July, 2017 to 31st July, 2017 (Refer to BoS announcement dated July 1st, 2017
The implications of above paragraphs are clarified below for general information of candidates to appear in Intermediate Examination/Accounting Technician Examination to be held in May 2018.
The eligibility requirements for appearing in Intermediate Examination to be held in May 2018 are as under:
Category I : Candidates registered for the Intermediate course/ATC on or before 1st September 2017 based on having passed CPT and 10+2/PE I/ Foundation/Entrance Examination.
Category 2 : Candidates who were already registered for erstwhile Intermediate Examination as per syllabus under paragraph 2 or 2A of Schedule B or Professional Education (Course-II) or Professional Competence Course or Intermediate(IPC) and converted into Intermediate Course/ Accounting Technician Course (ATC). The cut off date for conversion is 1st February, 2018 to appear in May, 2018 exam( Refer BoS Announcement dated 16/1/2018)
Category 3 : Direct Entry Scheme
a) Graduates/Post graduates:
(i) Candidates registered for the Intermediate Course /ATC between 1st July and 31st July 2017, under this category and completed or would be completing 7 months of practical training( including 8 months of study course), as on 1st May 2018
(ii) Candidates registered for the Intermediate course /ATC after 31ST July 2017, under this category and completed or would be completing 9 months of practical training(including 8 months study course), as on 1st May 2018
(iii) Candidates who have converted from erstwhile Intermediate/PE II/PCC/IPCE/Intermediate(IPC) to Intermediate course/ATC under this category and completed or would be completing 9 months of practical training ( including study course of 8 months), as on 1st May 2018.
(iv) Candidates who registered for Intermediate(IPC) course through CPT route and appeared in the Intermediate(IPC) Examination in one or both groups but did not qualify both groups or either of the groups, and converted to Intermediate(IPC) under the Direct Entry Scheme and now further converted to Intermediate course and commenced practical training on or before 30th April, 2018.
b) Intermediate level examination passed students of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India/The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Candidates registered for the Intermediate Course/ATC, under this category and have completed or would be completing 8 months of study course (commencing from the date of registration to the course), as on 1st May, 2018.
Candidates converted from erstwhile Intermediate/PE II/PCC/IPCC/Intermediate(IPC) into the Intermediate Course/ATC under this category and have completed or would be completing 8 months of study course (commencing from the date of registration to the course) as on 1st May, 2018.
Validity of Registration :
Registration for Intermediate course is valid for 4 years from the date of initial registration / conversion. Renewal of registration can be done for further period of 4 years by paying Rs. 400/- to concerned Regional office. Students should have valid registration before applying for Intermediate Examination to be held in May, 2018.
Note : Further conditions, if any, applicable will be hosted on the website.
Procedure for providing assistance of a writer/extra time to candidates with permanent disabilities
Candidates with permanent disabilities who wish to apply for grant of extra time/writer’s help, on account of permanent physical/neurological/visual or such other disabilities a specified in the schedule to Rights of persons with Disabilities Act 2017, may apply to the Institute, in own hand writing for issue of a Permanent Concession Card entitling them for extra time / a writer. Where a candidate cannot write, on his behalf, his/her representative may write the application.
The application should be accompanied by the following:
- Certified true copy of the certificate issued by a Doctor of the level of not less than Civil Surgeon of a Government Hospital to the effect that the disability is of permanent nature and specifying clearly the nature and extent( i.e. %) of permanent disability.
- Certified true copies of permission, if any, granted by the State Higher Secondary Board/University/ICAI in candidate’s 10+2 or degree examination or earlier examination of ICAI in which he/she had earlier appeared .
- Attested full sized (post card size) latest photograph indicating the name of the candidate on the photograph itself.
- Two copies of colour passport sized photographs (4.5*3.5 cm) for issuing Photo Identity Card.
- Any other document in support of request for grant of the facility of a writer and/or extra time.
Cases of injuries or disablement of a temporary nature such as fracture of the right or left arm, forearm, or dislocation of a shoulder, elbow or wrist etc., are not eligible for extension of the facility of writer/extra time.
Please note that the application in this regard along with the enclosures should be sent at the following address:
The Joint Secretary (Exams)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Post Box No. 7112
New Delhi 110 002.
Please refer to students>examination section of www.icai.org for more details.
Please note that the application for any facility of extra time writer in this regard along with the enclosures should be sent separately and not along with the exam application form. Differently abled candidates who are holding Photo Identity Card issued by the Exam Dept. of ICAI, need not apply separately for assistance of writer/extra time, during the validity of the card.
How the application should reach the Institute?
The Candidate may fill up the examination form online at http://icaiexam.icai.org from 05th February, 2018 to 05th March, 2018 and remit the fee and late fee as applicable online by using Visa/Master/Maestro Credit/Debit Card/Rupay. After successful online submission of the application, candidates are required to take print of the form (PDF) for sending to Examination dept. The last Dates for receipt are as under:
Last Date for Receipt of Printout of Exam Application form (PDF) filled Online after affixing photograph and specimen signature (if the same are not appearing in the pdf ) and signing the declaration duly countersigned by a member of the Institute/Principal/Gazetted Officer : 1st March, 2018.
Last Date for Receipt of Printout of Exam Application form (PDF) filled Online With Late Fee after affixing photograph (if the same are not appearing in the pdf) and signing the declaration duly countersigned by a member of the Institute/Principal/Gazetted Officer : 9th March, 2018.
Applicants whose photograph / signature are not appearing on the PDF have to affix their photograph & sign the PDF before necessary attestation and dispatch/submit the same to Exam Section
Those candidates whose photographs and signatures are appearing on the PDF, need not send the printout of the PDF to Exam Dept.
MPORTANT : Candidates are advised NOT to paste the photographs over the photographs already appearing in the PDF from the system (based on the respective candidates photograph and signatures appearing in the previous Exam forms submitted by him) or sign over the signature already appearing in the PDF from the system as NO cognizance of the same will be taken of and such changes will be summarily ignored.
Printout of Exam Application form (PDF) received after 9th March, 2018 will not be entertained under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are advised to fill up the exam forms online at an early date to avoid last minute technical glitches and send the PDF form generated at least 3-4 days in advance of the last date.
By Hand: The Head Office of the Institute at New Delhi and its Regional Offices at Mumbai, Kanpur, Kolkata and Chennai and Branch Offices at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, Surat, Thane, Vadodara and Northern Region office at 52-54, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Delhi - 110032 will receive applications within the dates as given above on all working days between 10am to 5:00pm.