CA Direct entry route as the name suggests refers to the straight entry to the Chartered Accountancy course without having to appear for the entrance test i.e. CA Foundation. Direct Entry Scheme was implemented by the ICAI w.e.f 1st August 2012 which allows students to enroll directly for CA Intermediate Course.
However, students who have originally registered for CA Foundation or Intermediate Course under CA Foundation Route can later convert into the Direct entry scheme. Read on below to know about the complete procedure for conversion to the CA Direct Entry Scheme.
Eligibility for Direct Entry Scheme
Procedure for Direct Entry Scheme
After having registered for the direct entry scheme of the Chartered Accountancy course, a student has to undergo the following two pieces of training before appearing for the CA Intermediate exams:
Procedure to convert to Direct Entry Scheme
If a student originally registers for CA Foundation Course or CA Intermediate Course through the CA Foundation route, he/ she can later convert into Direct Entry Scheme by following the simple procedure elucidated below:
Fees for Conversion to Direct Entry Scheme
Students can convert to the Direct Entry scheme from their existing scheme by paying a fee of Rs.500/- on the SSP Portal.
Documents required for Conversion to Direct Entry Scheme
The following documents are required for converting into the Direct Entry Scheme on the SSP Portal:
Relaxation by ICAI in the eligibility criteria of completion of nine months of practical training
Students who originally registered for Intermediate (IPC) Course through CPT Route and appeared in Intermediate (IPC) Examination (s) but unable to pass the said examination (s) and later on after graduation shifted to direct entry scheme, be exempted from the eligibility criteria of completion of 9 months of Practical Training (which include study course for a period of eight months concurrently commences from the date of registration to the Course) for appearing in Intermediate (IPC) Examinations.
Further, such students having secured exemption in any of the paper(s) of Intermediate (IPC), be given the benefit of availing the exemption by appearing in immediately next three following examinations excluding the examination which he could not avail of due to shifting to direct entry scheme.”
Procedure for availing benefit of the above relaxation
(i) An eligible student with valid registration needs to convert into the Direct Entry Scheme. At the time of conversion, a self-declaration is to be enclosed stating that the student has already appeared in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination(s) through CPT Route but could not qualify for the same.
(ii) Such student, after completion of the ITT and Orientation Programme, should commence their Practical Training on or before 31st Oct. / 30th Apr. for being eligible to appear in the Nov. / May Intermediate (IPC) Examinations respectively.