The next level after having cleared the CPT Exams is Intermediate Professional Course and students have to apply for Intermediate Registration to be eligible to undergo the IPCC Level. Out of all the Students who appear for CPT, only 30% Students (approx.) clear the CPT Examination in the CPT Results as declared by ICAI.

Graduates with more than 55% marks have been exempted from appearing for CPT and can directly appear for Intermediate Exams by registering for the same. Refer: CPT Exemption for Graduates

Thus, the basic eligibility requirement for applying for IPCC Registration is:-

  1. Either the Student should have cleared CPT, or
  2. The Student should be a Graduate with more than the minimum prescribed marks

1. IPCC Registration after Clearing CPT

After having cleared the CPT Exams, the CA Student has to apply for IPCC Registration. The IPCC Registration is not automatic and students interested in appearing for the next level after clearing CPT have to submit the IPCC Registration Form.

  • Download: IPCC Registration Form

The Fees for IPCC Registration is payable by way of a Demand Draft/Pay Order drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India” payable at Mumbai/Chennai/New Delhi/Kolkatta/Kanpur in accordance with the address of the Student. The Fee Structure for IPCC Registration is as follows

Documents to be submitted

  1. Demand Draft/Pay Order towards IPCC Registration Fees
  2. Attested Copies of 12th Class Pass Certificate
  3. Attested Copy of CPT Pass Marks Statement

Last Date of Submission of IPCC Registration Form

A Student can appear for CA IPCC Exams after 8 Months of having submitted the IPCC Registration Form (earlier the duration was 9 Months but was reduced to 8 Months on 30th Jan 2012 by ICAI) Although the IPCC Registration Forms are accepted by ICAI throughout the year – the IPCC Exams are held only twice every year – i.e. in the month of May and November every year.

A reverse calculation reveals that to be eligible to appear for November Exams – a student has to submit the IPCC Registration Form on or before

Attempt DueLast Date for IPCC Registration
May Attempt1st September of the previous year
November Attempt1st March of the same year

2. IPCC Registration after Completing Graduation

Students joining the CA Curriculum after Graduation have been exempted from appearing for CPT and can directly enroll for IPCC. Students who’ve joined the CA Curriculum after Graduation through the Direct Entry Scheme can start their Articleship immediately without appearing for CA Inter Exams. Such Candidates would who have joined CA after Graduation first have to complete 9 months of articleship and then only would they be eligible to appear for CA Inter Exams.

The Fee payable for Students enrolling for IPCC after Graduation is as follows:-

Registration Fee for both Groups9000
Articleship Registration Fees2000
ATC (Optional) Fee1000

Documents to be enclosed

  1. Demand Draft/Pay Order towards IPCC Registration Fees
  2. Attested Copies of Marksheet of Graduation/Post Graduation/ CS Executive/ CWA Inter
  3. SSC/10th Class Certificate as a Proof of SSC
  • Download: Registration Form for IPCC after Graduation

IPCC Syllabus

The CA IPCC Syllabus consists of 7 Papers which are divided into 2 groups as under

Group I

Paper 1: Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Law, Ethics and Communication

Part I: Law (60 Marks)

Business Law (30 Marks)

Company Law (30 Marks)

Part II: Business Ethics (20 Marks)

Part III: Business Communication (20 Marks)

Paper 3: Cost Accounting and Financial Management

Part I: Cost Accounting (50 Marks)

Part II: Financial Management (50 Marks)

Paper 4: Taxation

Part I: Income Tax (50 Marks)

Part II: Service Tax (25 Marks) & VAT (25 Marks)

Group II

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 6: Auditing & Assurance (100 Marks)

Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management

Part I: Information Technology (50 Marks)

Part II: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

A Student can appear for IPCC Examinations either group wise or appear for both the groups at the same time. To clear the IPCC Level, a Student has to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each individual paper of a group in one sitting and a minimum of 50% Marks in Aggregate of a Group to be declared as Passed. Refer Diagram below for a clear understanding of the same

In case a Student secures more than 60% marks in any individual paper of a group but fails to clear that group, the Student can avail exemption from appearing in that paper for the next 3 Consecutive Attempts. However, there are some norms for availing exemption and exemption is granted only when a student has complied with all these norms. You can read these norms here – Exemption above 60 Marks in IPCC

The IPCC Syllabus framed by ICAI has been formulated in such a way that students appearing for this level gain working knowledge of various subjects and detailed knowledge is expected from the students of CA Final.