CA Foundation Training: Exam Pattern & Preparation

Learn more about the exam pattern, subjects to study, and structure of the CA Foundation Course

About the CA Foundation Course

CA Foundation: Eligibility

  • You must have passed 10+ 2 examination or class XII examination from a recognized institution.
  • In case the result of class XII has not been declared at the time of registering for CA Foundation, the students can apply for provisional registration.
  • Must complete 4 months of study period before appearing for Foundation examination. Therefore a student must register before 30th June/31st December of the respective year to be eligible to appear for November/May examinations respectively.
  • Passed XII- No restriction on minimum percentage required for eligibility


Registration process

Visit ICAI website to know about the registration process.

Exam Details

The objective is to test the basic knowledge in the respective subject areas. 2 Objective type papers and 2 Subjective type papers of 100 marks each.

The objective type papers will have negative marking.

Passing criteria - 40 marks in each paper & 50% in total



Three Hours -100 Marks

Paper 1: Fundamentals of Accounting (100 Marks).


Three Hours -100 Marks

Paper 2: Business Laws (60) & Business Correspondence and Reporting (40)  Total 100 Marks.


Three Hours -100 Marks

Paper 3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60) & Statistics (40) Total 100 Marks.


Three Hours -100 Marks

Paper 4: Business Economics (60) & Business and Commercial Knowledge (40) Total 100 Marks.