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ca foundation paper pattern


ICAI ca foundation paper pattern applicable from may 2018.

CA Foundation contains 4 papers.

2 papers are objective type and

2 papers are subjective type

CA Foundation

Subjective type papers

Paper-1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper-2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)

  • Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)
  • Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

Objective type papers

Paper-3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper-4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

fundamentals of accounting 

general economics 

Mercantile Law

Quantitative aptitude  

CA Foundation Passing Criteria

Student has to obtain minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers.
Minimum 40 marks for each paper and 200 marks for all papers.

Marks for objective type papers (200 Marks)

Objective type similar to MH-CET examination, conducted for Engineering and Medical Profession
Negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer
Blank answer will fetch Zero marks

When CA Foundation Exams?

CA Foundation Examination is now conducted two times a year, in May and November only

CA foundation registration fees

Here find out CA foundation course fees details

In Indian Rupees (Rs.)

  • Cost of Prospectus                              Rs.200
  • Foundation Registration Fee             Rs.9,000
  • Subscription for Students’ Journal    Rs.200
    (For one Year) (Optional)
  • Subscription for Members’ Journal  Rs.400
    (For one Year) (Optional)

For Foreign Student US$

  • Cost of Prospectus                                   20
  • Foundation Registration Fee                    700
  • Subscription for Students’ Journal             20
    (For one Year) (Optional)
  • Subscription for Members’ Journal             40
    (For one Year) (Optional)
Documents Required for CA Foundation Registration

To pursue the Chartered Accountancy course, one has to register himself with the ICAI into the CA Foundation which is the entrance test to become a Chartered Accountant.


The students can register themselves in this course after appearing in the 12th examination and take the exam once they passed the above exam.


They can get themselves register through the ICAI official website under the CA Foundation registration section


After filling the online registration form and making the required payment, the system will automatically generate the form. Candidates are required to get a print of such online registration form and deposit it to the concerned regional office within 7 days along with the prescribed documents.