CA Foundation Course is the entry-level test for Chartered Accountancy (CA) course by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). In order to reduce such vulnerabilities, ICAI has introduced the CA foundation instead of CPT. Below are some queries:


What are the papers in CA Foundation?

CA Foundation has the following four papers-

Paper 1: Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)

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

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


What is the exam pattern of the CA Foundation?

CA Foundation has two subjective types i.e. paper 1 and paper 2 while the other papers are objective i.e. paper 3 and paper 4.

Does CA Foundation have a negative marking?

Yes, there is negative marking in the CA Foundation paper but only in objective papers i.e. paper 3 and paper 4.


How a candidate can qualify the CA Foundation paper?

Candidate can qualify the CA Foundation paper by securing 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject (individually).


Where to register for the CA Foundation exam 2020?

A candidate can register by filing an online registration form available on the ICAI website in “Course Registrations Forms” under the- Students tabs.


What is the registration process of the CA Foundation paper?

  1. First candidate should fulfill the eligibility
  2. Fill the registration form
  3. Pay the registration fees to ICAI
  4. Download and print the CA Foundation registration letter


What are the registration fees of the CA Foundation?

Below are the details of CA Foundation exam registration fees is according to November 2019-

Fees detailAmount
Cost of CA Foundation Prospectus200
CA Foundation registration fee9000


How many times a candidate can appear for the CA Foundation exam in a year?

A candidate can appear twice in a year i.e. during the month of June and December for the CA Foundation exam.


What is the validity of the CA Foundation exam registration?

CA Foundation registration validity is of 3 years and it can be revalidated any number of times for a further 3 years. It can be done by paying Rs 300/-


What is the eligibility for the CA Foundation paper?

Candidates who wish to appear for CA Foundation exam should have passed class 12, if she/he has not passed class 12th then they are not eligible. 


What is the passing criteria of the CA Foundation exam?

Candidate can secure at least 40 marks in each paper while they have to secure an aggregate of 50% marks in all the subjects (Total 200).