ICAI CA foundation course exam dates announced – May 2019

ICAI CA foundation course exam – Good news arrives from the Institute of Character Accountancy of India as the exams date for CA foundation course, intermediate and Finals.  The exams will be held from May 2019 as per the schedules announced. Furthermore, the CA foundation course will be under the new scheme, while the intermediate and the final courses will be held both under the old and the new scheme.

Candidates who are looking to enrol themselves in the exam can do so on the official website or click on the following link – – icaiexam.icai.org. This would guide them to same. The applications for the exams would be made available from February 20th and will remain open to the interested candidates up until March 12th. Considering the exams to be an event all over the country, the exams will be conducted in 139 centres spread across the Indian landscape.  Apart from this, there would be an additional 5 foreign centres that have identified for the exam as well.

There are a couple of important dates to be noted down by interested candidates. The official last date for submitting applications for the exams would be on March 12, 2019, and a grace period of 4 days is to be provided but a substantial fee of Rs.600 would be applied for any application submitted after March 12 up to March 16, 2019. All applications submitted after that would not be accepted.

We are here to help any aspiring candidates with their careers, so this is something of a little help we could to help you get started. Here are the complete details of the examinations to cadre your doubts. Hope you find it useful.

Examinations Paper(s) Timings (IST) Duration
Foundation Paper 1& 2

Paper 3&4

2pm – 5pm

2 pm – 4 pm

3 hours

2 hours

Intermediate (Old) Paper 1 to 7


2pm – 5pm


3 hours
Intermediate (New) Paper 1 to 8 2pm – 5pm 3 hours
Final (Old) All Papers 2pm – 5pm 3 hours
Final (New) Paper 1 – 5

Paper 7 & 8

Paper 6 (Elective)

2pm – 5pm

2pm – 5pm

2 pm – 6 pm

3 hours

3 hours

4 hours

International Taxation  Assessment test Paper 1 & 2 2pm – 5pm


3 hours


As per the finalized schedules, the CA foundation courses will be held on the 10, 12, 14 and the 15 of May. Furthermore, the IPC exams would be conducted in groups of two – Group 1 scheduled for May 3, 5, 7 and 9, while the group 2 exams would be on 11, 13, and the 15 of May 2019.

In regards to the IPSC, it has been officially announced that the exams would be conducted in two groups too, in the same manner as the foundation exams.

Group 1 – May 3, 5, 7 and 9
Group 2 – May 11, 13, 15 and 17

No surprise with the finals, as the Group 1 exams would be held on May 2, 4, 6, and 8 while Group 2 exams have been scheduled on May 10, 12, 14, and 16.  That is a lot of dates to by heart, isn’t it?

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