CA Foundation 2022 (For May) – Dates (Revised Out), Cut Off, Registration, Syllabus Pattern

CA Foundation 2022 – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is conducting the CA Foundation exam on June 24, 26, 28, and 30, 2022. ICAI has started the correction window for Foundation May 2022 exam. The last date to submit corrections in ICAI CA Foundation 2022 Form is March 27, 2022. CA Foundation is the entry level exam to become Chartered Accountant (CA). Students studying in class 12 can apply for the CA Foundation course. It is held annually at the national level. Through this article, candidates will get more information on CA Foundation exam 2022 like important dates, eligibility criteria, registration process, application fee, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

CA Foundation 2022

The CA Foundation exam is conducted twice a year. The registration for the CA foundation is open throughout the year. However, candidates must keep an eye on the registration cutoff dates. Students must not get confused and follow the table provided below for important dates.

CA Foundation 2022 examImportant Dates
Online application form releases on21 Feb 2022
Last date to submit the ICAI application form 202213 Mar 2022
Correction window opens on 21 Mar 2022
Last date to edit details in the CA Foundation 2022 form27 Mar 2022
Release of CA Foundation 2022 admit cardMay 2022
CA Foundation 2022 exam date24, 26, 28, and 30 Jun 2022
Release of CA Foundation 2022 resultJuly 2022

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CA Foundation 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to apply for admission in CA Foundation is as follows –

  • A students who has passed Class 10th can register for the Foundation (or as it was earlier known as CPT) can apply for admission.
  • Those who have passed higher qualifications than the 10th class such as B.Com/ M.Com/ LLB/ ICWA/ CS/ MBA are also eligibile to apply.
  • Students must have registered with the Board of Studies of the Institute (BoS) to appear for the Foundation course and must have passed the Class 12th exam or already appeared in the 12th Class Examination of a recognized Board.
  • After the registration, it is important that a candidate should have gone through a minimum of 4 months of study period before appearing for the exam.

CA Foundation 2022 Registration Process

The registration process for CA Foundation is done by online mode and one-time successful registration is valid for three years. Candidates who register for CA Foundation can apply and appear for a maximum of six attempts.

Steps for CA Foundation Online Registration Process

  1. Go to the official website of ICAI –
  2. Register for the exam and then apply online by entering the necessary details.
  3. Verify with the OTP as sent on your registered email id and mobile number. Submit the OTP after which your Login credentials are generated.
  4. Using the Login credentials – Login ID and Password, log in to your account. Fill in all the necessary information and upload the required documents.
  5. Submit the application form.
  6. Pay the required amount of application fee.
  7. Lastly, you can also take a printout of the filled application form for reference prupose.

CA Foundation 2022 Registration Fee

It is to be noted that the registration with BOS is open throughout the year. Students can check the fee details for CA Foundation registration from the table below.

Details of FeeFor Indian Nationals (Rs)For Foreign Students (USD)
Cost of Foundation Prospectus20020
Foundation Registration Fee9000700
Subscription for student’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)20020
Subscription for member’s Journal (For One Year ) (Optional)40040

CA Foundation 2022 Application Form

ICAI conducts the CA Foundation exam twice a year – May or November. The application window is provided for a limited time period only. Thus, students should ensure that they submit the application form as per the deadline. Check the Application fee details for the CA Foundation course from the table below.

Exam CentreApplication Fee
For Indian CentresRs. 1500/-
For Katmandu (Nepal) CentreRs. 2200/-
For Overseas Centres (Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat)US$ 325

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the above given amount of application fee by online mode.

CA Foundation 2022 Exam Pattern

In the section below, we have provided ample information on the CA Foundation exam pattern.

Mode of examOffline (Pen-paper based test)
Question paper (s)
Paper 1 – Principles and Practice of Accounting
Paper 2 – Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
Paper 3 – Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
Paper 4 – Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
Duration of the Exam (question papers)Paper 1 and 2- 3 hours
Paper 3 and 4- 2 hours
Question TypePaper 1 and 2 – Subjective
Paper 3 and 4 – Objective
Total marks400 marks (Each paper will be of 100 marks)
Marking schemeSubjective paper- NO negative marking
Objective- ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Medium of instructionEnglish/Hindi except for Paper 2 (section b which will be in English only)

CA Foundation Syllabus 2022

To succeed in the examination, it is vital for candidates to be aware of the topics and subtopics covered under the CA Foundation 2022 syllabus. ICAI releases the CA Foundation syllabus on its official website. The table below has the subject-wise division of important topics.

Paper 1Principles and Practice of Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 2Business Laws and Business Correspondence and ReportingPart A: Business Laws (60 Marks)
Part B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)
Paper 3Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and StatisticsPart A: Business Mathematics (40 Marks)
Part B: Logical Reasoning(20 Marks)
Part C: Statistics (40 Marks)
Paper 4Business Economics and Business and Commercial KnowledgePart A: Business Economics (60 Marks)
Part B: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

CA Foundation 2022 Admit Card

CA Foundation admit card 2022 is released for the registered candidates by online mode. To download it, aspirants need to log in using their Login ID, and Password. It is issued by ICAI for the candidates who have completed the registration process, filled and submitted the application, and paid the application fee. It is a mandatory document to be carried on the exam day in the form of a hard copy. In addition to the CA Foundation admit card, candidates also need to carry original ID proof.

CA Foundation 2022 Result

CA Foundation exam result 2022 is released by ICAI online at the official websites –,, Besides the official website, candidates are also given a chance to register online to receive their results via SMS or email.

To check CA Foundation May 2022 result, candidates need to login using their roll number and PIN. Along with it, ICAI also releases the merit list in pdf format which consists of details of the top 50 qualified candidates.

FAQs on CA Foundation 2022

Ques. When can I register for CA Foundation 2022?

Ans. The last date to register for CA Foundation May/June 2022 is January 1, 2022.

Ques. Is the CA Foundation exam postponed for May 2022?

Ans. Yes, ICAI has postponed CA Foundation May 2022 exam due to clash with CBSE term 2 and CISCE semester 2 board exams. The CA Foundation 2022 May exam will now be held on June 24, 26, 28, and 30.

Ques. Are 3 months enough for CA Foundation?

Ans. Experts have said that 3 months time is sufficient to prepare for the CA Foundation exam. A minimum of 8 hours per day [Excluding break time] shall be utilized for the preparation of the exam. Take mock tests as provided by ICAI and solve revision test papers regularly.

Ques. Can 12th appearing apply for CA Foundation May 2022?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for CA Foundation May 2022

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