How to Become a CA After the 12th?

The controller of financials of a company and other segments, a Chartered Accountant’s (CA) job is full of challenges. However, it is a fascinating career option for many students for the financial gains and popularity it brings. Most Commerce students aspire to take up this career option. Here, we take you through the basics of how to become a CA after the 12th.

The positionsChartered Accountant Career options

Let’s begin with a brief of what position a CA holds in an organisation. Every company and industry need a CA to keep track of their finances. This makes it quite a coveted and reputed career option. As a CA, you have immense control over the financials of a company, along with other sectors. The positions can be several – a Tax Accountant, Budget Analyst, a Financial Analyst, Financial Accountant, or a Management Accountant, or an Auditor. These are only some of the positions held by a CA.

The eligibility and process eligibility criteria and the process to become a CA

Here’s the eligibility criteria and the process therein to become a CA

  • You must have cleared the 10+2 or senior secondary examination
  • You can appear for the CA Foundation exam after you clear your 12th
  • You can now enroll in the CA Foundation course
  • This course spans 4 months of study, which you must complete
  • After you clear the CA Foundation exam, you must enroll in the CA Intermediate course
  • You must complete a 4-week Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) before you start your articleship
  • Next, you must complete the 8-month study period for the CA Intermediate course and then give your CA Intermediate exam
  • There are two exams in the CA Intermediate, and you have to clear at least one of them to move to the next level
  • Now, after you pass the CA Intermediate exam and complete ICITSS, you have to join a 3-year articleship training
  • After you complete this successfully, you have to clear the pending group of the CA Intermediate exam
  • Once you clear both groups, you have to complete a 4-week Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (AICITSS)
  • Next, you appear for your CA final exam
  • After you clear this final exam, you have to enroll at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Enrolling at the ICAI is important to be designated to be a CA. Hence, this is your last and final step to attain your goal.

But do remember that you are given only four months to prepare for your CA Foundation exam. We strongly recommend joining a coaching class for the Foundation course. You will not only get expert tutoring and proper guidance, but will have access to CA Foundation mock test papers. Moreover, you will be assessed by experts and will learn about your strengths and weaknesses. You will learn what to focus on more based on this. Plus, you can get any doubts cleared by your tutor and will also get CA Foundation question papers. The right mentorship will boost your confidence about clearing the exam and scoring high marks as well. This entrance test will pave the path for the future process of being a CA.

Becoming a CA is no mean feat, but with proper planning, diligent and smart study, it is possible to achieve this dream. Now we believe we have given you enough tips to help you crack the CA Foundation test. We wish you all the best in your efforts and your goal.

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