CA Final Registration
With the CA Final level, you’ve reached the last leg of your Chartered Accountancy journey. The ICAI CA Final Registration officially starts you on the final and intense lap towards the finishing line of becoming a certified Chartered Accountant.
At this level, you will have to study for a total of eight papers, split into two groups. In Group 1, there are four core papers, while Group 2 has one elective and three core papers. You will have to select your elective among six subjects at the time of CA Final registration.
The registration is valid for five years, during which you need to complete your Articleship training of a minimum of 2.5 years. You can renew your registration at the end of its validity by paying a renewal fee as specified by ICAI from time to time.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the CA Final new course registration process.
The primary eligibility criterion to register for the CA Final Registration is to complete the preceding IPCC or Intermediate level. You will have to clear both groups of CA Intermediate with 40% marks in each subject and 50% aggregate in either group or both.
The CA program has three levels: the Foundation, IPCC/ Intermediate, and the Finals. Students need to progress through each level to be considered eligible for the next. However, there are provisions to exempt candidates from qualifying the Foundation level to enter the Intermediate level, provided they fulfill certain conditions set by ICAI.
To be eligible to appear for the CA Final examination, you must have registered for the course and completed Articleship training under a practicing Chartered Accountant.
The process for the CA Final Registration is online through the official ICAI portal. You can access the Registration form in the centralized self-service Student Service Portal of the website (https://www.icai.org/post/students-services).
For the May and November schedules of the CA Final examination, ICAI accepts registration till the 1st day of January and July of the same calendar year, respectively. The entire process from creating an account to filling the form, paying the fees, and submitting documents is done online.
The registration form requires you to fill up your personal and eligibility details including CA IPCC/ Intermediate results. Let us see how to register for CA final new course.
Step 1: Open the Students tab on the ICAI official website, click ‘Examination’ and then ‘Examination Portal’.
Step 3: Your CA final online registration form appears on the screen. Select CA Final in the examination tab and enter your CA program registration number. Fill in the rest of the mandatory personal details like date of birth, email ID, mobile phone number. Check the declaration box and click the ‘Register’ button to proceed to the next step of the process.
If you find that your registration number or date of birth does not match with the ICAI system data, you can register as a Provisional candidate and report the issue to the Helpline.
Step 4: A screen appears with your registration number and password details confirming the completion of the first level of the process. Click on the ‘Complete your Profile’ tab to proceed next.
Step 5: Enter correct personal details as specified to complete your profile, save and proceed.
Step 6: A screen appears confirming the completion of your CA Final registration online.
Step 7: The next screen that appears is your Student Dashboard. Verify your email ID and mobile phone number if not verified yet. After the verification process, you can check the status of your application through this dashboard.
Step 8: Proceed to upload all scanned copies of self-attested documents specified by ICAI and click save.
Step 9: Next appears is the Payment portal through which you can pay your fees for CA Final Registration.
Step 10: After the payment is processed successfully, you will receive a confirmation email to your registered email ID. Please take a print of the email for your records.
Points to note:
In case of technical or other issues, while registering for the CA Final, you can email the ICAI helpdesk at:
email@example.com (for technical issues in online registration)
firstname.lastname@example.org (specifically for CA Final registration)
You can pay the fees for CA Final Registration online using credit/ debit cards or net banking services. The registration fees schedule of the CA final is tabulated below:
ICAI has slashed the CA final registration fees to INR 5,500 only for students belonging to the UTs of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh, and the northeastern states of India. Such candidates will have to apply within March 31, 2022, with self-attested copies of the domicile certificate and ID.
ICAI does not specify any last date for CA Final registration. You can register before starting your Articleship or during the final six months of the training. So, if you are targeting to appear for CA Finals in May 2022, you will have to register by January 1 of the same year. Likewise, to appear for the exams in November 2022, your CA final registration last date will be July 1 of the same calendar year.
At the time of registration ICAI CA final registration, you will need to upload scanned self-attested copies of the following documents:
Once you successfully register for the CA Final course, ICAI sends a confirmatory email to your registered email ID. Alternatively, you can also check your CA Final Registration Status online through the ICAI website. Log in to your Student Dashboard and track the status of your registration.
What is the last date for CA Final registration?
You can register for CA Final all around the year. However, if you wish to appear for the May and November exam terms, you will have to register by the first days of January and July of the same calendar year, respectively.
How can I register for the CA final?
You can register for the CA Final course online through the centralized self-service student portal of ICAI.
What is the CA Final registration fee?
The CA Final registration fee for Indian students is INR 22000 only.
Can CA Final registration be done online?
Yes, you can register for CA Final online.
Can I check my CA Final registration status?
Yes, you can check your CA Final registration status through ICAI’s self-service student portal.