Friday, February 16

CA Intermediate course: Registration, Eligibility & Syllabus

After passing your CA Foundation exams, the next step should be registering for your CA Intermediate course. To register successfully in this process, log onto the Student Support Portal (SSP), choose your student cycle, fill out the necessary information, upload relevant files and pay associated fees. The Last date to register for CA Intermediate November 2023 attempt is March 1, 2023; those students who have cleared Foundation level exams are eligible. The CA Inter exam has two levels – Group 1 and Group 2 with each group having eight subjects. 

Are you planning to sit for the CA Inter exam 2023? Then in this post, we mention the CA Intermediate Course duration, registration process, eligibility, last date, documents required and fees.

About The CA New Scheme

The CA New Scheme will be introduced in May 2024, when there are a few major changes to the syllabus and overall CA Course. For CA Inter and CA Finals, the papers have been reduced from 6 to 8 and the articleship period from 3 years to 2 years. Also, there are a few changes to the marking scheme, question pattern, and registration validity. We will discuss these changes in the CA Intermediate Course in the following sections. 

CA Intermediate Exam Eligibility

There are two different criteria for the CA Intermediate exam. So, if you are coming from the CA Foundation route, then you need to clear the CA Foundation exams then you must complete the CA Inter registration process. 

If you are choosing the Direct Route, or planning to pursue the CA Intermediate Course after your graduation or post-graduation, then you must clear the exams with at least 55%. Now that you know the eligibility criteria, it is important that you must prepare well for the CA Inter exams to score a good CA Intermediate result.

Students who want to register for the CA Intermediate through the Foundation route can register either of the groups or both groups. Yet, students registering themselves from the Direct route, must register for both groups together. 

CA Intermediate Fees For Registration

Fees DetailsBoth Groups (Rs)Single Group (Rs)
Registration Fee1500011000
Student’s Activity Fee20002000*
Registration Fee as article assistant1000
Total Fees1800013000

*Only one-time payment.

Documents Required for CA Intermediate Registration

When you will start the registration process, you need a few documents. The list of documents for CA Intermediate Course registration is as follows:

  • Class 12th marksheet 
  • Copy of the Graduation / Post Graduation Marksheet (for direct route students)
  • Your latest colour photo
  • Nationality Proof for International Students
  • Special category certificate proof in case of SC/ST/OBC or differently-abled certificate proof 

CA Intermediate Registration Process

  • Go to the ICAI website and select the Service Portal Link or access ICAI portal, enter your username and password to log into the self-service portal and log in.
  • After verification click “Click Here to Access Student SSP Portal.”
  • Select the student cycle. Foundation route students should select “Intermediate through Foundation”, while direct entry route students must click on Intermediate through Direct entry.
  • Direct entry route students must enter their personal details. CA Foundation students’ personal details will be automatically filled out. Once verified, click “Save and Next”.Next, you will enter the Qualification details. Upload all necessary documents, fill in all details, and click “Save and Next”.Next, upload your Photo/Signature image (the maximum file size for these photos should not exceed 100 KB).Now go to “Generate OTP”, which will generate an OTP and you will receive it on either your registered mobile number or via an email from ICAI to verify it.Now enter the OTP and Captcha code before clicking Submit. Finally, pay your CA Inter registration fees; your application will then be reviewed by ICAI and approved accordingly.Once payment is complete, the system will generate a CA Intermediate registration form. Students need to save and print out. Then, after signing it, submit it within seven days to the respective regional office along with relevant documents.The CA Intermediate Registration is valid for four years. Also, you can validate it after four years with the necessary fees. However, as per the CA New scheme, the registration for the CA Intermediate Course is valid for five years. There is only one opportunity to revalidate your registration

CA Intermediate Syllabus

As per the old scheme, CA CA Intermediate Course has two groups each with four subjects. 

Group 1 Subjects:

Paper-2Corporate and Other Laws
Paper-3Cost and Management Accounting

Group 2 Subjects: 

Paper-5Advanced Accounting
Paper-6Auditing and Assurance
Paper-7Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management
Paper-8Financial Management & Economics for Finance

As per the new scheme, the CA Intermediate Course has two groups with each group having 6 subjects. 

Group 1 Subjects:

Paper-1Advanced Accounting
Paper-2Corporate Laws
Paper-3Cost and Management Accounting

Group 2 Subjects:

Paper-5Auditing and Code of Ethics
Paper-66A: Financial Management6B: Strategic management


This is all information about the CA Intermediate Course. It is important to keep yourself updated about the new CA scheme while also being aware of the dates for registration and the CA Inter exam for a fill-up. VSI Jaipur, the best CA Coaching in India has limited seats for CA Inter coaching. Hence, if you are planning to join coaching, then VSI Jaipur can be a great option. For more details, the VSI Jaipur team is there to assist.

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