Exam Date : 4th June 2019 To 11th June 2019
Result Date : 27th June 2019

CA Foundation 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Results

Introduction to CA Foundation 2019

  • About: CA Foundation, earlier known as the CA Common Proficiency Test (CA-CPT) is a National Level Entrance Examination for the candidates aspiring for the career as Chartered Accountant in India.

  • Conducting Body: CA Foundation is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in compliance with the Chartered Accountants Regulations 1988.

  • Frequency: CA Foundation is held twice a year, in the month of June and December.

  • Courses Offered: CA Foundation 2019 is conducted for candidates who wish to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy in India. 

  • Exemption from CA Foundation: Candidates who are postgraduates, commerce graduates or have an equivalent qualification aspiring for a career in Chartered Accountancy are exempted from writing the CA Foundation examination.

  • Results: The CA Foundation 2019 Results will be tentatively published within 3-4 weeks after the exam is completed.

  • Validity of Score: Your score is considered valid for a period of 3 years. The results can be checked through various methods.

  • Correction Window: You can change the details filled in the application form in case of a mistake. The details can be changed within a certain period of time.

CA Foundation 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

CA Foundation

 (earlier known as Common Proficiency Test)


CA Foundation

(earlier known as CA CPT)

Conducting Authority

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Level of Exam


Exam Category

Undergraduate (UG)

Course Offered

Chartered Accountancy in India

 Exam Date

4th June 2019

Mode of Exam

Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PPT)

Exam Medium


Duration of Exam

4 Hours

(2 Hours each for exam Sessions)

Official Website



1800 419 2929 

 0120-3054 851, 3054 852, 3054 853, 3054 854, 3054 835, 4953 751, 4953 752, 4953 753, 4953 754


CA Foundation 2019 Updates

  • ICAI CA Foundation & IPCC Exam Schedule 2019: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the CA Foundation 2019 Important dates for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).

  • CA Foundation Candidates: Last year, 1,28,853 candidates had appeared in the CA Final Examination June 2017 and about 63,035 candidates had appeared in CA Foundation December 2017 examination which was organized in 327 exam centers in India and in abroad.

  • Results: The results for CA Foundation 2018 June has been declared by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on 25th July 2018 around 2 pm. The results for the exam conducted in November is expected to be released on the 3rd week of January 2019.

  • Merit List: ICAI has prepared an All-India Merit list for the candidates who secured a minimum 55% marks and above, up to the 50th rank, in their CA Final Examination November 2017 Result.

CA Foundation 2019 Important Dates:

  • Application Form: The application form for the CA Foundation 2019 June will be available from 20th February 2019 and the last date to submit the application form will be on 16th March 2019.

  • Admit Card: The Admit Card will be released by the conducting authority i.e. ICAI on 27th April 2019.

  • Exam: ICAI is scheduled to conduct the ICAI CA Foundation 2019 June will be conducted on 4th June 2019 in two sessions viz. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

  • Result: The CA Foundation 2019 June results will be announced on 27th June 2019.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Important Dates.

Important Events of CA Foundation


Application Form Start Date

20th February 2019 

Application Form Last Date

16th March 2019

Submission of Application with Late Fees

23rd March 2019

Correction Window for CA Foundation

First Week of May 2019

Admit Card Availability

27th April 2019

CA Foundation Exam Date

4th June 2019

Results Date

27th June 2019 

CA Foundation 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Qualification: The aspirants must have passed 10+2 level (Senior Secondary) qualifying examination from a national or state recognized Board of Secondary Education in India.

  • Registration: The aspirants are required to register/ switch over to Common Proficiency Course with Board of Studies of ICAI before October 2, 2019. 

  • Re-validation: The aspirants must get his /her registration to Common Proficiency Course re-validated in case it has been three years since their CA Foundation registration. Candidates must note that CA Foundation course registration is valid only for three years

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Eligibility Criteria.


10+2 (Senior Secondary) or equivalent

Age Limit

No Age Limit

CA Foundation 2019 Syllabus

  • Subject-wise Syllabus: Candidates preparing for CA Foundation 2019 should refer to the detailed syllabus for each subject as this gives them a better understanding of the type and content of questions to expect in the exam. 

  • Topics: The 200 questions to be asked in CA Foundation 2019 will be based on topics like Fundamental of Accounting, General Economics, Mercantile Laws, and Quantitative Aptitude that are divided into separate sections.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Syllabus

CA Foundation 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: CA Foundation 2019 is an offline test (Pen and Paper Based) which requires the physical presence of the student in the Examination Hall.

  • Language: CA Foundation 2019 Examination can be taken up in either English or Hindi, as preferred by the student. 

  • There will be two papers, each consisting of 100 objective type questions, totaling 200 Marks. One paper per session and session break up is as follows:

    • Session 1: Accounting and Mercantile Law.

    • Session 2: General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Exam Pattern.


Offline i.e. Pen and paper-based Test (PBT)

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)


Paper 1 - 2 hour, Paper 2 - 2 hours

Total Marks

Paper 1 - 100, Paper 2 - 100

Marking Scheme

 +1 Marks for Correct Answers

-0.25 for Incorrect Answers




Minimum 30% in each Section and

Minimum 50% in aggregate 

CA Foundation 2019 Application Form

  • Application Mode: The application form is only available online. 

  • Format: The CA Foundation December 2019 application form will be available in a PDF format which needs to be printed by the candidates on A4 size sheets.

  • Correction Window: In the Application correction window, the candidate can edit/ modify details such as the medium of exam and exam center.

  • Application Fee: The CA foundation application fee amount depends on the location of your test center. There is no fee exemption provided.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Application Form.

Exam Center Location

Application Fee 

Late Fee

Within India 

INR 1000/- + GST


INR 600/-

In Kathmandu (Nepal)

INR 1700/- + GST

 In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat (UAE)

USD 300/- + GST 

USD 10/-


In Doha (Qatar)

USD 300/- + GST 

CA Foundation 2019 Exam Centers

  • The details of the Exam Center will be given in the candidates Admit Card.

  • No. of Centres: A total of 191 Exam Centres in India and 5 overseas exam centers for CA Foundation 2019 have been assigned and they are as mentioned below:

  • Overseas Exam Centres: Abu Dabi (UAE), Doha (Qatar), Dubai (Dubai), Kathmandu (Nepal), Muscat (Oman).

  • Get more information about Exam Centres CA Foundation 2019  Exam Centres.

CA Foundation 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: The applicants must download the admit card from the official website by entering their login details. The CA Foundation Admit card for December 2019 will be available for download from 27th April 2019. 

  • Online copy: No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidates, the admit card will only be available online which needs to be printed.

  • Requirement: All the candidates will have to carry the printed copy of the admit card for admission to the examination hall during CA Foundation 2019.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Admit Card.

CA Foundation 2019 Results

  • Announcement: The CA Foundation 2019 results will be announced by the ICAI on 27th June 2019 and candidates can check their qualifying status for Chartered Accountancy Common Proficiency Test online on the official website.

  • Format: It will be published in a PDF format, which will have roll numbers and names of the qualified candidates. The published result also mentions the qualifying status of candidates, individual subject marks and minimum qualifying marks for CA Foundation 2019.

  • Certification: In addition, candidates who obtain a minimum of 70% marks in the CA Foundation 2019, will receive a “Pass with Distinction” certificate from the ICAI.

  • Get more information about CA Foundation 2019 Results

CA Foundation 2019 Cut-off

  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to score the minimum marks set by the ICAI to get shortlisted for Common Proficiency Course (CPC).

  • Minimum Marks in Both Sections: The candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% average in both the sections together and a minimum of 30% marks in each section.

CA Foundation 2019 Question Papers

  • Comprehensive Material: The ICAI provides a comprehensive reading material including a large question bank.

  • Model Test Papers: Candidates are advised to take benefit of the Model Test Papers and question banks.

  • Mock Exam: It is essential for candidates to take up the mock exam and go through CA Foundation 2019 Previous Year Question Papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked in the exam.  

No. of Students Appeared and Passed in the CA Foundation for the past 6 Years





































Graph of total students who have taken up the CA Foundation from June 2011 to June 2016

CA Foundation 2019

  • Inference: The above graph depicts the trend in the last 6 years; students who appeared for the exam and passed in the same.

  • Red and green bar: The red bar denotes students who have appeared for the exam and green bar shows the students who passed the CA Foundation exam.

June 2016 CA Foundation Exam Trends

CA Foundation 2019

  • Demographic information: The above graph shows the demographic distribution of the candidates who have appeared for the exam in June 2016.

  • Pass %: The pass percentage for CA Foundation June 2016 was 40.5%.

December 2016 CA Foundation Exam Trends

CA Foundation 2019

  • Demographic information: The above graph shows the demographic distribution of the candidates who have appeared for the exam in December 2016 and qualified in the same.

  • Pass %: The pass percentage for CA Foundation December 2016 was 46%.

CA Foundation 2019 Examination Guidelines

CA Foundation 2019

  • Time of the registration: The candidate has to reach the allotted examination centre 30 minutes before the start of the examination to complete the registration formalities well before the time.

  • Stationery products: Ensure carrying 2 black ball pens, 3-4 HB pencils and other requirements for examination. The candidate has to mark the responses with an HB pencil and write details with a black ball pen.

  • Carefully fill the circles in OMR sheet: Aspirants need to check twice after filling the circles in the OMR sheet and other details in the examination.

CA Foundation 2019

  • Use rough page for calculations: All calculations should only be done in the rough pages of the question paper. Avoid calculations at any other place.

  • Response & marks: CA Foundation exam is more about confidence and spontaneous decisions. Attempt only those questions in which you are confident. Your every wrong attempt will reduce your marks.

CA Foundation 2019

  • Test conducted as per schedule: No candidate will be allowed to leave his/her seat or the examination hall until the test concludes as per schedule.

  • Scribble pads: Scribble pads will be provided to the candidates in the examination hall by the invigilators. The same should be used for all rough work.

  • Minimum attempting Qns: It's better for the candidate to attempt 160 questions with full confidence than attempting 200 questions with 40 wrong attempts.

CA Foundation 2019

  • Avoid carrying expensive products: Except for the CA Foundation 2019 Admit Card and identity proof, candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Electronic Watches, printed or a bit of paper, mobile phone, pager or any other device inside the Examination Room/Hall.

CA FOUNDATION 2019 Eligibility

  • To be eligible for the CA Foundation exam, you have to pass the 12th standard from a recognised university of India.

  • The candidate must have achieved atleast 60% marks in the Class 12.

  • The CA Foundation course is related to finance, so the students should bear in mind that they should have a good knowledge of commerce field.

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