Becoming CA through FOUNDATION Route

Eligibility for Registration  for Foundation Course  : 12th examination appeared / passed

Minimum period of study before Foundation Examination: Four months

Eligibility for appearing in Foundation Examination : 12th Pass and Four months study.

For appearing in November Examination: Registration before 30th June is a must

For appearing in May Examination: Registration before 31st December is a must.

Registration for Foundation course to be done online through ICAI website.

Documents to be sent after  online registration to the ICAI Regional Office in Chennai (for this region students)


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

Registration Fees:

                Cost of Prospectus                                                                                     Rs.200

                Foundation Registration Fees                                                                     Rs.9000

                                Total                                                                                       Rs.9200

Papers for Foundation Course:

Paper 1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks) {Subjective Examination}

Paper 2: Business Laws & Business Correspondence and Reporting {Subjective Examination}

Section A: Business Laws (60 Marks)

Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

Paper 3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics {Objective type with negative marking)                                                     

Part I: Business Mathematics (40 Marks)

and Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)

Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper 4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge  {Objective type with negative marking)


Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)

Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)


A candidate is declared to have passed the Foundation examination, if he obtains at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers.