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Step by Step Guide to CA Foundation May 2019 Application Process

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CA Foundation Examination is a gateway to enter into the profession of Chartered Accountancy. As the name Foundation suggests, it is the Level -1 of CA entrance exams; the first of three hurdles that you need to cross to become a Chartered Accountant. 

CA Foundation exams are conducted twice a year in May and November. You can register for CA Foundation after clearing your 10+2 Board or an equivalent exam. 

If you are about to appear for CA Foundation May 2019, you must have already registered yourself before 31st December, 2018. Students who are converting from CPT to Foundation should register themselves on or before 28th February 2019. 

CA Foundation is an exam 400 marks and consists of 4 papers. Unlike CA CPT, CA Foundation will have both subjected and objective papers. 

Given below are the important dates pertaining to CA Foundation Exam Form 2019.


Last date for registration to Foundation Course with BOS

31st December, 2018

Commencement of Online filling of Foundation Examination application Form

20th February, 2019 (10:00 A.M. IST)

Last date & time for Login Creation/New User Registration

19th March, 2019 up to 5:30 P.M. (IST)

Last date & time for submitting online examination application form and making payment without Late Fee through already created Login

12th March 2019 up to 23:59 HOURS (IST)

Last date & time for filling online examination application form and making payment with Late Fee through already created Login

19th March, 2019 up to 5:30 P.M. (IST)

Last date for receipt of print out of online examination application form duly filled up(PDF)

25th March, 2019

Hosting of Correction Window -I [(without fee) will be available for one week from the date of hosting]

22nd March, 2019 (for one week)

Hosting of Correction Window -II [(with fee)

16th April, 2019 to 24th April, 2019  

Students may note that the last date for filling up CA Foundation exam form (with late fee) 19th March, 2019 (5:30 pm). There is no provision for filling up the CA application after that.

Dates and Timings of the CA Foundation May 2019 Exam:


Paper No. 






Principles and Practice of Accounting

Friday -10/05/2019

2.00 PM to 5.00 PM (IST)

3 Hours


Section A :Business Laws

Section B : Business Correspondence and Reporting

Sunday -12/05/2019

2.00 PM to 5.00 PM (IST)

3 Hours


Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics

Tuesday - 14/05/2019

2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (IST)

2 Hours


Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

Thursday - 16/05/2019

2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (IST)

2 Hours

Examination Fee for CA Foundation May 2019

  • Rs. 1500/- (For opting a Centre in India).
  • INR 2200/- (For opting Kathmandu Centre)
  • US$ 325/- (For opting Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha or Muscat Centers)

Late Fee of INR 600/- for Centres in India and Kathmandu (US$10 for Overseas Centres) is applicable from 13th March, 2019 to 19th March, 2019. 

Method of payment of CA Foundation May 2019 Admission Fee 

Since the application procedure will be carried out online. The payment has to be made online using Master, Visa, Maestro Credit, Debit card, Rupay Card or Net Banking. The status of payment can be verified by following the path: http://icaiexam.icai.org “May 2019 > Exam Details → Check Your Payment/Exam Application Status” 

In Addition To CA Foundation May 2019 Exam Fee:

In addition to the application fee, there may be bank charges/online payment processing charges, applicable as follows:  

Credit Cards

Domestic: 0.50% + GST Domestic

Debit/Rupay Cards

Domestic Debit Card upto Rs. 2000/- : No Charge

Domestic Debit Card greater than Rs. 2000: 0.9+ GST

International Card

International Card: 0.5% +GST

Net Banking: NIL *

*Excluding Bank Commission and Service Tax

Step by Step Guide to CA Foundation Application Process

Step 1: Creation of Account - Visit the http://icaiexam.icai.org and do the one-time registration. Keep the following details handy: Registration no. , DOB, E-mail id and Phone No.



The registration number and the password will be mailed to you on your registered id. 

Step 2: Proceed to application process. Click on the “Apply now” button.

Step 3: Enter all your relevant personal details. After entering the details, scan for any error you may made in the entries. Once you are satisfied, click on “Save Details” and complete the registration process. 

Step 3: Submit your declaration by clicking on the “I Agree” button. Click on the “Back to Form” button in blue (down left-hand corner) to verify details. Click on the “Final Submit” button in green (down right-hand corner) to submit the application form, and proceed to make payment.

Step 4: Proceed to the payment gateway to pay the exam fee. Refer to the table given above for more information on exam fees. 

Step 5: Once your payment is successful, proceed to download PDF of the application form.

A Note on Sending PDF of Application Form to ICAI (as per official guidelines):

 Please note that the PDF of the application form is required to be submitted to ICAI only and only if “the candidates photograph and signature are not displayed on the screen while filling his exam application. Such applicants are required to take a print out of their exam form, affix their photograph and signature at the designated place and get the form attested by a Chartered Accountant or a Gazetted Officer or Head of an Educational Institution and submit the same at the designated office/s of ICAI.”

Those candidates whose photograph and signatures are appearing in the PDF, while filling their exam application, need NOT submit a print out of their exam form at the office/s of ICAI.


Contact details:

The Joint Secretary (Exams)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI Bhawan


New Delhi 110 002

Helpline Telephone Numbers: 0120-3054 851, 3054 852, 3054 853, 3054 854, 3054 835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754.

E-mail address: foundation_examhelpline@icai.in

Helpdesk services will be available on all working days between 10am to 5pm.


Students appearing for CA Foundation 2019 may note that print outs of exam application form received after 25th March, 2019 will not be entertained by the ICAI. So, to be on the safe side, students are advised to finish the online application process and send the pdf to ICAI (if required) at least 3-4 days in advance of the last date. 

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