Eligibility Criteria

A student who has passed Class 12 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India may register for Foundation Course.

A registered student may appear in Foundation Examination after he/ she has qualified the Senior Secondary Examination* (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination acknowledged by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

A student who has got himself/ herself registered for Foundation Course and has undergone a minimum of four months study period is eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination, i.e., students registered on or before 30th June/31 st December will be eligible to appear in November/May examination respectively. Foundation Examinations are held in May & November every year.


Registration Procedure

Candidate has to register for Foundation Course by filling Online Registration Form available on ICAI website (www.icai.org) in “Course Registration Forms” under “Students tab”. While filling the online form, candidates should take care of the following.

After filling the Online Form pay the required fees online using the payment gateway. On successful payment, system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.

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Following documents are to be submitted to concerned Regional Office within 7 days of the date of online registration along with the print out of the online registration form, duly signed by the candidate.

  1. The duly signed printout of online successful registration form in hard copy.
  2. Attested copy of Admit Card / Mark sheet of Class 12 examination issued by the respective Board.
  3. One recent color photograph (affixed on the printout of the online successful registration form)
  4. Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner.
  5. Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.
  6. Attested copy of the 10 Marksheet / Admit Card of 10 class indicating the Name & Date of Birth.

On completion of the registration process, the study material will be sent to the candidates through Centralized Dispatch System (CDS).

Registration Fees

Sr. No. Details of Fee Rupees For Foreign Student (US$)
1 Cost of Foundation Prospectus 200 20
2 Foundation Registration Fee 9,000 700
3 Subscription for Students’ Journal (For one Year) (Optional) 200 20
4 Subscription for Members’ Journal (For one Year) (Optional) 400 40
Total 9,800 780

Exam Structure

Paper Exam
1 Principles and Practice of Accounting
2 Business Laws & Business Correspondence and Reporting
Section A: Business Laws
Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting
3 Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics
Section A: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning
Section B: Statistics
4 Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge
Section A: Business Economics
Section B: Business and Commercial Knowledge