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CA Inter Exam Dates - Time Table With Exam Pattern

A Comprehensive Guide for The Upcoming July 2021 Exams

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Overview

A lot of waiting has taken place before ICAI updated the students with the latest CA Inter Exam dates and its related schedule. Due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, students across the country have been anxious for a while but now they can put the anxiety aside and concentrate on the upcoming exams.

The upcoming CA intermediate exams for July 2021 will happen from July 6th to July 20th for both old and new schemes.

For this set of exams, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has started the opt-out option for CA intermediate 2021 (July). It helps any candidates affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to appear in the next session of CA 2021 intermediate exam without forfeiting any of the benefits.

This opt-out option is currently open and you should take advantage of it, if you are suffering with covid.

It is a great move by the ICAI because a lot of students have been affected by the pandemic. We have personally witnessed it among our students at Indigo Learn and the pain they had to go through was indeed very severe. ICAI has definitely made the right decision on the front.

In the meanwhile, if you do have any issues in preparing for the exam or struggling to do so while recovering from covid-19 then reach out to our team at Indigo Learn. We will ensure you get all the help needed to clear the upcoming exams.

Exam Time Table

July 2021 CA Inter Exam Schedule for Each Paper

It is important to know the dates of each paper. Below are the dates for both the old course and the new course.

Dates for May 2021 CA Intermediate Exam (Old Scheme)

Paper

Group

Date

Paper 1: Accounting

Group I

6-Jul-21

Paper 2: Corporate Laws and Other Laws

8-Jul-21

Paper 3: Cost Accounting & Financial Management

10-Jul-21

Paper 4: Taxation

12-Jul-21

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting

Group II

14-Jul-21

Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance

16-Jul-21

Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management

18-Jul-21

 

Dates for May 2021 CA Intermediate Exam (New Scheme)

Paper

Group

Date

Paper 1: Accounting

Group I

6-Jul-21

Paper 2: Corporate Laws and Other Laws

8-Jul-21

Paper 3: Cost Accounting & Financial Management

10-Jul-21

Paper 4: Taxation

12-Jul-21

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting

Group II

14-Jul-21

Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance

16-Jul-21

Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management

18-Jul-21

Paper 8: Financial Management and Economics for Finance

20-Jul-21

While there is a change for the exam dates, there is no change in the examination centers and timing of the exam; which is 2 PM to 5 PM IST. The exam website will also remain the same as icaiexam.icai.org.

As we know, the CA inter exam is the second level exam taken by the students, as part of the 3-level ICAI CA exam. It takes them one step further to their goal of becoming a CA as so it is crucial. The exam is also a mixture of objective and subjective questions, making it as challenging as the CA final exam.

So, here’s some quick information on the exam pattern, the study material, and the passing criteria that you should carefully consider.

CA Intermediate Exam Pattern

Here’s a quick look at the exam pattern for the upcoming exam.

CA Intermediate Exam pattern

Level of exam

National

Frequency of exam

Twice a year in May and November

Mode of exam

Offline

Type of questions

Subjective and Objective

Exam duration

3 hours

Medium of exam

English/Hindi

Number of papers

8

Number of marks

100 per paper

CA Inter marking scheme

Paper 3 and 4 - 1/4th mark deducted

Passing Criteria for July 2021 CA Intermediate Exam

Passing criteria is very important to know. If you don’t know, you might end up losing a precious year of hard work. Below is the list of passing criteria for both sections. It covers the section-wise cut-off and overall marks for each group of the CA intermediate July 2021 exam.

CA Intermediate Papers

Paper-wise Qualifying Percentage

Overall Passing Percentage

Appearing in One Group

Appearing in Both Groups

Paper 1

40%

50%

50%

Paper 2

40%

Paper 3

40%

Paper 4

40%

Paper 5

40%

50%

Paper 6

40%

Paper 7

40%

Paper 8

40%

Study Material for July 2021 CA Inter Exams

As usual, ICAI has released an official set of study material based on the CA intermediate subjects for the upcoming exams. The official study material is the best way to prepare for the exams. It helps the students in checking their strengths and weaknesses.

You can find the material on the official site. Here’s the link: https://www.icai.org/post/intermediate-integrated-professional-competence-course.

You can also go through the practice questions in an exam-like environment where time management is a critical challenge. The material also gives insightful information on the subjects, frequently asked questions, the difficulty of the paper, and an in-depth marking scheme.

Access the official material today and start preparing for the upcoming exams. You may also access it from ICAI’s knowledge portal if you wish to navigate through the site for a better experience.

Sample Papers for July 2021 Exam

If you haven’t practiced the sample papers that come along with study material in the ICAI knowledge center, then you better get started immediately. Go through MTPs, RTPs, and other questions so you will get good practice for the exam and be ready to ace it. You can also check out the previous years’ question papers from the same place

How to check July 2021 CA Intermediate Results?

Eventually you would need to know where to go and check your results. Of course, once you write the exam, you will have to wait for ICAI to declare the date. But it’s good to know about how to do it.

On the day of the results:

  • Open the results page on the official site.
  • Choose the CA inter exam option.
  • Type your registration number and PIN number along with the roll number in the fields given.
  • Enter the Captcha text and click on the submit button.
  • Your results will get displayed on the screen.

A simple and useful process for you to remember.

In Conclusion

The upcoming exams are very critical for your future, it is important that you concentrate and study as hard as possible to clear them.  Clearing your CA exams in the first attempt will give you a lot of credibilities after you complete the course and it will boost your career opportunities. So, we encourage you to start preparing for your exam right now.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Is the CA Inter exam postponed?

  • Yes, the CA exam has been postponed to July 6th - July 20th 2021. It happened due to the covid pandemic.

Are 2 months enough for CA Inter preparation?

  • If you have studied well prior then 2 months should be good enough to remember and solidify all the concepts. If you are having a hard time, then reach out to us, we can help.

Is CA Inter easy?

  • No, it is not. So, start studying now.

How many attempts are required for CA Intermediate?

  • You get eight attempts in a span of four years. But if you really want a good CA career then try to clear it in 1 or 2 attempts.

Are CA exams Cancelled?

  • No, they are not cancelled.