How to become a CA for 12th Commerce Students With/Without Maths

The highly reputed course in the commerce field is Chartered Accountancy Course. It is a dream to be a Chartered Accountant to most of the commerce students. And, why not? It is the profession which has Fame, Untold challenges and Financial rewards too.

This article is about the roadmap for becoming a CA for Commerce Students with or without Maths background.

The entire CA curriculum is divided into 4 stages-

  1. CA foundation
  2. CA Intermediate
  3. Practical training for 3 years
  4. CA final

Chartered Accountant Course after 12th Commerce with Maths

Students from the Math background would definitely get the benefit of studying Maths in their senior secondary classes to crack the entrance level of Chartered Accountancy course i.e. CA Foundation. As the course has Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Business statistics, which are almost similar to what you have studied in your senior secondary classes. So, you will get an advantage while preparing for one subject.

Chartered Accountant Course after 12th Commerce without Maths

Even if you are a Non Maths student, you can still pursue this course. Though the students with Math background will have upper hand in clearing the CA Foundation in comparison to the Non-Math students, the Non-Math background students can bridge this gap by putting in a little extra effort to clear CA Foundation. But, the further journey will have the same challenges for both Maths and Non-Maths students.

Two Routes to be a Chartered Accountant

There are two routes for pursuing CA course-

  1. Through Foundation Course Route
  2. Through Direct Entry Route

Through Foundation Course route

(i) Enrol for the Foundation Course after passing Class 10th Examination conducted
by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized
by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.
(ii) Register for the Foundation Course on or before the 1st day of January or the 1st
day of July for the examination to be held in the months of May/June or November/December respectively. Appear in Foundation Examination after
appearing in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by
an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by
the Central Government as equivalent thereto and on complying with (ii) above.
(iii) Join Intermediate Course after passing class 12th and Foundation Examination.
(iv) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft
skills (ICITSS) consisting of Courses on Information Technology and Orientation
Course at the earliest but these are to be completed compulsorily before
commencement of their articleship.
(v) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 8 months of study course
as on first day of the month in which the examination is to be held.
(vi) Join articled training after passing either of the Group or Both Groups of
Intermediate Course and after successfully undergoing ICITSS.
(vii) Clear the balance Group (if any) of Intermediate Examination.
(viii) Register for Final Course.
(ix) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information
Technology and Soft skills (AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced
Information Technology and Management Communication Skills during the last
two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
(x) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or while
serving last 6 months of articled training on or before the last day of the month
preceding the month in which the examination is to be held after successful
completion of AICITSS.
(xi) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(xii) Pass Final Examination.
(xiii) Enrol as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”

Through Direct Entry route

There is a big relief given by the ICAI to the Graduate and Postgraduate students to register directly with the CA Intermediate without passing CA Foundation. Graduate or Post Graduate students can begin with the CA Intermediate after the graduation by the direct entry scheme securing minimum 55% marks in graduation (Commerce students 55% and Non-commerce students – 60%).

(i) Enrol with the Institute for Intermediate Course.
(ii) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills
(ICITSS) consisting of Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course
before commencement of their articleship.
(iii) Register for Practical Training of three years.
(iv) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 9 months of Practical Training
on first day of the month in which the examination is to be held.

(v) Appear and pass in both groups of Intermediate Examination.
(vi) Register for CA Final Course.
(vii) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information
Technology and Soft skills (AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced Information
Technology and Management Communication Skills during the last two years of
practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
(viii) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or
while serving last 6 months of articled training on or before the last day of the month
proceeding the month in which the examination is to be held after successful
completion of AICITSS.
(ix) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(x) Pass Final Examination.
(xi) Enrol as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”.

Provisional Registration: Candidates who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for provisional registration to the Intermediate Course. Such candidates would be required to submit satisfactory proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within such period not exceeding six months as from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination. During the period of provisional registration, the candidate can undergo and complete ICITSS. It is clarified that in their case, the practical training will commence only on becoming a graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such candidates shall be eligible for appearing in the Intermediate Examination on completion of nine months of practical training. If such candidates fail to produce the proof within the aforesaid period, his provisional registration shall be cancelled and the registration fee or the tuition fee, as the case may be, paid by him shall not be refunded and no credit shall be given for the theoretical education undergone.

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