ICAI- CMA Exam: Important Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

CMA Exam

The ICAI (Institute of Cost Accountants of India) leads the Cost Accountancy in India. It is a licensing body for the practice of Cost Accountancy in India. It prescribes the various standards of Cost Accountancy to be followed by companies while auditing their financial matters. The ICAI works closely with other premier institutions, like RBI (Reserve Bank of India), SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India), IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) and numerous other government departments to devise the best auditing standards.

Stages in ICAI- CMA exam

The ICAI is being renamed as the CMA (Cost and Management Accounting). The CMA course consists of three stages, namely, Foundation, Intermediate and Final. One can do this course online also.

The ICAI holds the CMA foundation course four times a year. The foundation exam is conducted in March, June, September and December. Students who qualify the foundation course become eligible to get enrolled in the Intermediate course. If a student is Graduate, then he/she can directly get registered for the Intermediate course.



Available Application Forms

CMA Exam 2018 Important Dates

Students should get registered as per the following dates for the Foundation Course -

Month of Foundation Registration

Date of Registration

March

31st October

June

31st January

September

30th April

December

31st July

The registration for the Intermediate and Final course can be done as follows –

Month of Intermediate/ Final Registration

Date of Registration

For June Examination

31st January

For December Examination

31st July


CMA Exam 2018 Eligibility

Foundation Course

Candidates should have passed class 12th. A candidate can get enrolled in the foundation course after class 10th also, but his/her status would be termed provisional. Only after submitting the class 12th mark sheet or certificate, a candidate’s enrollment would be converted into the ‘Regular’ one.

Period allotted for the Provisional status of the course 

Course Name

Period of the Course

Foundation Course

36 months

Intermediate Course

18 months

Intermediate Course

A candidate who completes the Foundation course becomes eligible for the enrollment in the Intermediate course even if, he/she has not completed Graduation.

But a candidate would be required to submit his/her graduate degree to get enrolled as a regular student.


CMA Exam 2018 Application Process

Registration Fee Details 

Stage of Course

Fee required (in ₹)

Foundation

4000

Intermediate

20,000

Final

17,000

Registration Process for the Foundation Course

  • A candidate should have done class 10th or equivalent to become eligible for enrollment on the provisional basis.
  • For enrollment on a Regular basis, a candidate should have done class 12thfrom a recognised University/ Board in India.

How To Apply

  • A candidate can apply for registration by visiting the official website of the ICAI.
  • Here a candidate will get the application form.
  • A candidate should attach the attested copies of the 10th or 12th mark sheet along with the application form.
  • He/ she should also paste the recent Photograph on the application form.
  • The application form should get attested by the member of ICAI/ Institute of Chartered Accountant of India/ Institute of Company Secretary/ State Legislative Assembly.

Registration Process for the Intermediate Course

  • A candidate should have done standard 12th or passed the ICAI Foundation course.
  • A candidate who is Graduate in any discipline, except in Fine Arts is eligible to apply for the Intermediate course.

How To Apply

  • A candidate can apply for registration by getting application form for the Foundation Course.
  • A candidate should submit the application form, attested copy of the 10th certificate, 12th certificate and mark sheet or attested copy of the Graduation.
  • He/ She should also give his/her recent photograph along with the application form.

Registration Process for the Final Course

  • A candidate who has completed the Intermediate course, become eligible for registration in the Final Course.
  • A candidate should submit theClass 10th and 12th mark sheet and certificate, photograph, age proof, signature specimen and ICAI or CMA Intermediate Pass certificate along with the application form.
  • The duly filled in application form should be sent at the Postal address of the Regional Centres of ICAI.

Other Details

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. If ICAI and CMA are different?

They are the same.

Q. Who is eligible to apply for the enrollment in the Foundation course?

Candidates after passing their 10th exams are eligible to get enrolled for the Foundation Course but on a provisional basis. A candidate should convert his status into Regular only after passing the 12th standard.

Q. Who is eligible to apply for the Intermediate course of CMA?

A candidate who has completed the CMA foundation course or has passed the 12th exams or has done graduation is eligible to get enrolled in the Intermediate Course.

Q. What is the registration fee for the Foundation course of CMA?

The Registration fee is ₹4000.

Q. What is the registration fee for the Intermediate Course of CMA?

The registration fee is ₹ 20,000.

Q. What is the provisional period for conversion of status to Regular for Foundation Course?

The given period of conversion is 36 months.

Q. What is the provisional period for conversion of status to Regular for Intermediate Course?

The given period of conversion is 18 months.


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