CA - Final: Course Registration

ICAICA (2006)Final • Course Registration

Registration - Methodology, Certificates to be furnished

Use the "Application for Registering as a student for Final Course ", enclosing support for educational qualifications and the prescribed fee. The application may be sent to the regional council/office directly or handed over to the nearest branch of the institute.

Online Application

Candidates can also register for CA Final by filling up an online application and paying the requisite fee online through the web form provided on the institutes website.

Even in this case, a printed copy of the filled in application along with the documents in support of the requisite qualifications has to be forwarded the institute.

Certificates to be Furnished

Following certificates need to be sent along with the registration application

  • Attested photocopies (Original Certificates need not be sent) of IPCC mark sheet
  • Pass certificate of 100 hours Information Technology Training

Prospectus/Application - Cost, Where to obtain/submit?

The institute has regional offices in all the five geographical regions (North, South, East, West, Central) of India for the purpose of handling the administrative tasks. All the aspects relating to students except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any details in relation to the student/candidate one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is initially registered.

Where to Obtain the prospectus/application for registration

You can obtain the prospectus containing the registration application,

If you intend to register for

Postal Coaching conducted by the Institute

  1. at the offices which work directly under the institute i.e. the Head Office or Regional Offices
  2. at the Branches of the institute which are managed by the respective professionals of a locality

Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

  1. At the coaching center itself.

The coaching center may have an additional application (relevant to that center only), to be submitted along with the application for registration.

Addresses of Regional Councils, Branches, Chapters, ...

Cost of Registration Application/Prospectus

The cost of the prospectus (which contains the Application for Registering) for the CA Final course:

  • By Hand - Rs. 100 or USD 10
  • By Post or courier - Rs. 125

Downloading Applications

The institute has provided applications online which you can download, print and use.

You can download the Registration Applications from Final Registration Application from the Forms Download Page of the ICAI.

Candidates using a downloaded application for registration have to have to pay the cost of the application (Rs. 100) along with the registration fee.

Where to submit the registration application?

You can submit the Registration Application,

If you are registering for

Postal Coaching conducted by the institute

At the Regional office relevant to the location you specify as the address for communication (generally your place of residence)

Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

at the coaching center itself.

All the applications, wherever they are submitted, would be sent to the relevant regional office/council wherein the data relating to the student is maintained.

Online Application

Candidates can also register for CA Final by filling up an online application and paying the requisite fee online through the web form provided on the institutes website.

Even in this case, a printed copy of the filled in application along with the documents in support of the requisite qualifications has to be forwarded the institute.

Registration Fee - How much, How/Where to pay, Installments

The registration fee is the total fee payable to the institute and it includes the fee for registration as well as the fee for imparting coaching (generally POSTAL Coaching).

  • Admission to Final through PCE/PEII -

    With Articles – Rs. 9000
    Registration fee with Board of Studies – Rs.500 (if not paid earlier)
    Students Association Fee – Rs. 500 (if not paid earlier)
    Total – Rs. 10,000 (without articles Rs. 8,500)

  • Admission to Final through IPCC – Rs. 10,000 + 2000 for article registration fee if not paid earlier
  • Conversion to Final (old) Course to Final (New) Course – Rs. 1100 towards cost of study material.

Joining an oral coaching center !!

The fee for imparting Oral coaching is decided by the coaching center. This fee is distinct from the fee to be paid to get registered as a student for the course.

The coaching center may provide the registration service for students in which case, the fee that the student would be paying at the center would be including the registration fee as well as the oral coaching fee.

The fee may vary from one coaching center to another. Please verify from the respective center.

This information is for the student to get an idea of the fee particulars. Students are requested to confirm the figures before making the actual payment.


  1. We try to maintain the up to date information. This information is given to enable you to have an idea of the cost that you may have to incur for doing the course. Since the fee is subject to revision frequently, it is in the interest of the student that the actual figures may be verified before paying the fee or taking the D.D. or drawing any other instrument towards payment of fee, from the application or the source from which the application is being acquired.
  2. The fee given above is the one that is charged at the oral coaching centers run directly by the institutes at their head office/regional office/branch. The actual fee which generally varies from coaching center to coaching center may be verified with the actual oral coaching center that the student intends to join.

Installment Facility

There is no provision for payment of CA Final registration fee in installments.

Joining an oral coaching center !!

The coaching center imparting coaching, may provide installment facilities at its own discretion.

Please verify this from the coaching center you wish to get admitted to.

Where to pay

The registration fee may be paid in the form of a D.D. or a challan as per the details provided in the application/prospectus and be submitted along with the application for registration.

Registering through an oral coaching center

If you are registering at/through any of the centers authorised to impart ORAL coaching for the course, then the fee should be paid at that coaching center where you are getting admitted.

Registration Fee - Exemptions/Concessions, Refund

The following exemptions from payment of registration fees are available:

  • Students who are physically handicapped

    Full Fee exemption [100% of Fee] is available to Physically handicapped students who are suffering from a permanent physical disability (including blindness) which has the effect of reducing such person's capacity for normal work considerably or physically handicapped students who are suffering from more than 50% disability as per the definition of disability .

    Definition Disability

    (i)Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:
    • Total absence of sight:
    • Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
    • Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
    (ii)Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
    (iii)Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering form
    • Loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
    • Manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
    • Extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.
    (iv)Hearing impairment “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better car in the conversational range of frequencies.
    (v)Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
    (vi)Permanent and total loss of voice – a disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician/surgeon/oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.
    Disabled students, who are suffering from more than 50% disability as stated above, are eligible for full exemption from payment of registration and tuition fees at Final levels.
  • Other Fees Concessions

    Full Fee exemption [100% of Fee] is available to

    • Children of military and para-military forces who are studying Chartered accountancy course
    • Children whose either of the parents have lost their lives in action

Refund of Registration Fee

Once an application for registration is sent, no cancellation is possible. However if the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for being registered for the course, the institutes would reject the application. Only in such cases you would receive the instrument (D.D/Challan) you have used to pay the fee back. You can cancel the instrument and get the money on it back.

Refund of fee paid is not possible under any other circumstances

Registration - Last/Cut-off dates

Registration for these courses can be done all throughout the year. There is no such thing as a last date for registration. The only requirement is that the course duration should have elapsed for a student to be able to appear at a certain examination. This implies that you can appear for an examination that would fall after the minimum course duration has elapsed from the date of your registration.

Based on this, you can take the following as the cut off dates for registration to make you eligible for appearing at the noted examination. You have to register before the cut off date to be eligible for the relevant examination. An example is given in [ ]

Students registering

  • On or before January 31st can appear for one/both groups in the November Examination the same Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    31st January 2011 November 2011 exam
    31st January 2012 November 2012 exam
  • Between February 1st and June 30th can appear for one/both groups in the May Examination next Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    30th June 2010 May 2011 exam
    30th June 2011 May 2012 exam

Registration - Validity Period, Revalidation

Minimum - 5 years from the date of initial registration.

Extends automatically as long as the student does not fail to appear at two consecutive attempts.

Registration will lapse immediately after 5 years if the student has failed to appear in at least one of the last two examinations conducted just before the end of five years.


A student whose registration gets lapsed will be eligible for re registration. Such students can re-register himself/herself by paying a revalidation fee, which at present is Rs.500/-.

Application for Re-registration can be downloaded from the ICAI web site.

Change of place of residence subsequent to registration

Data relating to the student with regard to academics is maintained at the regional offices. Therefore, once a student registers himself as a student for a particular level, he/she has to stick to the same and correspond with the same for all purposes, either academic or otherwise.

Only the aspects relating to examinations are centralised i.e. processing examination applications, evaluation, verification of answer papers, issue of marks sheets, hall tickets, etc.

Shift to a place within the regional council

Where the student changes his/her place of living in such a way that he/she has shifted to a place which falls within the purview of the same regional council with which he/she has registered earlier, then there is nothing to worry.

Shift to a place outside the regional council

Even if a student moves from a place under a certain regional council to another place under a different regional council, he/she is needed to deal with the same regional council under which he/she has earlier registered.

Intimate the Change in address

The student needs to get his/her address changed in the records of the institute so that he/she would be receiving the student news letter and other communications from the institute properly. These students are also advised to intimate the post master of the earlier place of the change of address, so that any mail received at the earlier place would be redirected by the post master automatically.

Eligibility to appear at the main exam - Is registration in time enough?

Registering before the cut off date is one and not the only requirement to enable a student to appear at a particular examination.

In addition to this, a student also has to complete the compulsory coaching requirements as well as the other compulsory practical trainings (2 ½ years of article training) he/she has to undergo before being made eligible for appearing at the examination. A student has to complete the procedure involved in the coaching scheme to be eligible to appear at the exam.