A complete guide
With CA Inter registration, you’re officially on the second lap of your race to build the career of your dreams. As a level that requires you to study a vast syllabus of 8 papers, CA intermediate delves deep into various aspects of finance and accounting and equips you with the knowledge of the same.
This resource guide will take you through the process of CA intermediate course registration
There are two ways a student can register for the CA intermediate course.
Registered students who have cleared the CA Foundation Exams conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Candidates are allowed to skip the CA Foundation level and the CA Foundation Exams to gain a direct place in the CA intermediate level, given that they satisfy the following criteria:
To read the full CA intermediate eligibility criteria issued by the ICAI, click here.
In this section, we’ll chart out the step-by-step process of registering for the CA Intermediate course.
Step 1: Login to SSP
You need to have your account created on the ICAI SSP to get started with the CA inter registration process. If you have created the login to SSP, sign in using your login credentials. If you don’t have the login ID yet, click on the link for “First Time User (New Student) ” (see image below)
Once your login credentials are created, you will receive them in your registered email ID.
Step 2: Student cycle
Enter your user ID and password and click on “Login”. It will take you to the page below, where you need to click on “Student Cycle”.
Click “Intermediate through PE1/CPT/Foundation. If you’re eligible for Direct Entry, then click on “Intermediate (Direct Entry) for existing student”
For those students who are new applicants and are eligible for direct entry, ICAI has introduced a new Direct Entry form. You can find the link on SSP (as shown below) and click to proceed.
You’ll need to create your login credentials as explained in the previous step. Once you have received your login details in your email, sign in. Click on the “Apply for Direct Entry for New Applicants” (as shown below).
Step 3: Filling the form
If you’re an existing student, your details will be auto-filled.
Click on “Save and Next”.
For new applicants in the direct entry category, fill out the details such as your full name, gender, marital status, DOB, mobile number, email address and other details.
Step 4: Educational qualifications
You’ll need to furnish your qualification details. Please note that Class 10 and 12 details are mandatory and it’s also compulsory to attach self-attested documents for the same. So make sure to sign and scan the photocopies of all required original documents and upload them.
Step 5: Specify preferences
Now you’ll be asked to provide your choice of medium for your study material and whether you wish to join for single or both groups of CA intermediate exams. Your CA inter study materials will be dispatched accordingly.
Your route of joining will be shown as PE1/CPT/FOUNDATION. Click on “Save and Next”.
Step 6: Upload photo and signature
You’ll need to upload your latest photo with an image size of up to 100 KB. Bear in mind that only jpg and jpeg image formats are accepted.
Please note: The maximum size of the photo to be submitted should be 21 cm wide X 27 cm in length. If these conditions are not met, your application could be rejected.
Step 7: Generate OTP
After you’ve completed all the above steps, click on “Generate OTP”.
You’ll receive the OTP in your registered mobile number and a verification link in your registered email ID.
Step 7: Complete the application process
After entering the OTP, enter the CAPTCHA text and click “Submit”.
This concludes your application submission process. Successful submission will be approved and verified by ICAI.
The CA intermediate registration fees structure is as follows:
Description of Fees
Both Groups (Rs)
Both Groups (US$)
Group 1 or 2 (Rs)
Group 1 or 2 (US$)
Intermediate Registration Fee
Students Activities Fees
Registration Fees as Articled Assistant
Note: Direct entry students will need to pay an additional Rs. 200 (US $ 20) for the Cost of Prospectus.
Special note for students from the newly-formed Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh, and North-East States
Students from the above-specified regions are eligible for a concession on their CA inter registration fees.
They will need to pay only Rs. 4500/- for both groups and Rs. 3250/- for the single group if they register between 20th September 2019 and 31st March 2022.
To avail the concession, students need to upload the following self-attested documents at the time of registration in addition to the other documents required:
Accepted mode of payment
Students will be required to pay the requisite fees during the online registration process. The payment is accepted via online mode through: Net banking/ debit card/ RUPAY card/ VISA or MASTER or MAESTRO credit card/ BHIM UPI.
If the payment is successful, the system will automatically generate the form along with a successful transaction message. You should save it for future reference.
The validity of registration for CA Intermediate Course is up to 4 years. If you wish to renew it, you can do so unlimited times for 4 more years by depositing a revalidation fee of Rs.400/- (subject to change by the Council’s decision)
The CA inter registration process involves submitting scanned copies of your original documents. Be ready with these ahead of time to prevent any last-minute errors.
Here are the documents required for CA Intermediate course registration:
Attested copy of proof of special category certificate, i.e., SC/ST, OBC, disabled.
The last date for CA intermediate registration for May/July 2022 is November 1, 2021.
ICAI has announced the rescheduled dates of the CA Intermediate 2021 exams from 6th to 20th December.
When can I register for CA Inter?
You can do so any time of the year because the CA inter registration remains open all through the year. But, every exam has a last date for registration, which you must keep in mind while applying.
How can I register for CA Inter?
For CA intermediate course registration, you’ll need to log into the Self Service Portal (SSP) on the ICAI official website and proceed with filling out the forms, uploading required documents, and fee submission. For a detailed, step-by-step process, follow our guide above.
How long is CA Inter registration valid?
Your registration for CA Intermediate Course is valid for up to 4 years. You can renew it for unlimited times for 4 more years by depositing a revalidation fee of Rs.400/- (this can change from time to time as per the Council’s decision).