Being one of the respectful and challenging career fields, CA is a good option for the candidates belonging to commerce background. A Chartered Accountant is responsible for working in various areas of Banking, Financial Accounting, Cost accounting, Tax management, Auditing & Consultancy etc. Candidates who are aiming to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) must be aware of the fact that there is a detailed procedure that needs to be followed for becoming a CA. Take a look at the steps given below to know how you can become a Chartered Accountant (CA):
Step 1: After clearing class 10th examination, candidates will first have to enroll themselves for Common Proficiency course (CPC).
Step 2: Candidates will have to appear and pass Common Proficiency test after appearing in class 12 examination. However, one must clear both CPT and class 12 examination before registering for Intermediate course.
Step 3: After this, candidates will have to enroll themselves for Group 1 and Group 2 or both the Groups of Intermediate course.
Step 4: Candidates will have to complete 8 months of the study course from the date of Intermediate course registration.
Step 5: Candidates will have to complete 15 days of orientation course that covers various topics such as personality development, communicational skills, before starting the practical training.
Step 6: Candidates will also have to successfully complete their 100 hours Information Technology Training (ITT) before beginning the practical training.
Step 7: Candidates will also have to appear and pass Group I as well as Group II of Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination.
Step 8: As per the paper pattern, Group I is composed of four papers, whereas Group II is composed of three papers.
Step 9: By passing either Group I or both the Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination, candidates will have to register as Articled Assistant for a period of 3 years.
Step 10: On passing both the Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination, candidates will be awarded Intermediate (IPC) Examination Certificate.
Step 11: Candidates will have to successfully complete the Course on General Management and Communication Skills (15 days) before applying for membership of the Institute.
Step 12: Before applying for membership of the Institute, candidates will have to complete an advanced course on Information Technology Training.
Step 13: Now, candidates can appear in CA Final Examination during the last 6 months of 3 years of practical training.
Step 14: Candidates will have to clear Group I as well as Group II of CA Final Examination and complete their 3 years period of practical training.