CA Final 2022: Online Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

ICAIThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the authority responsible for managing and conducting the CA Final examination 2022. The ICAI works in collaboration with the Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India. CA Final is the last stage of becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA). The exam is conducted twice a year. Those candidates who have cleared both groups of CA intermediate exams are eligible to apply for this exam. In this post, we are going to provide all the necessary information related to CA Final 2022.

CA Final 2022 Key Notes

The general highlights of the CA Final 2022 examination are given in the following table.

Examination NameCA Final
Full FormChartered Accountant Final Exam
Authorities that will conduct the examInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India
CA Examination Final DateJuly 2022
Level of the examinationNational level examination
Official Websitewww.icai.org or icaiexam.icai.org

CA Final 2022 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to the CA Final 2022 examination are given in the table below.

Main EventsTentative Dates
Starting date of online application formLast week of March 2022
Last date to submit application form in online modeJune 2022
CA Final Registration Form 2022 correction2nd week of June 2022
CA Final Admit Card 2022To be announced later
Date of examinationGroup – I – 1st week of July 2022

Group – II – 2nd week of July 2022

CA Final Result 2022To be announced later

CA Final 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CA Final are set by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Candidates must ensure that they meet all of them before filling the application form. The eligibility criteria for CA Final 2022 are as follows.

Age Limit

  • There is no maximum age limit to apply for the CA Final 2022 exam.

Educational Qualification

  • Aspirants must have passed both groups of CA intermediate examination or
  • Candidates must have passed Professional Education Examination – II./ PCE/ IPCE/ Intermediate(IPC) Examination along with CA foundation.

CA Final Registration 

  • Applicant should have registered for CA Final with the Board of Studies (BoS)

ICAI CA Final Articleship

  • Aspirants must have completed or should be due to complete the prescribed period of 3 or 3 and a half years of articleship.
  • It is also important for candidates to complete 4 weeks of Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and soft skills (AICITSS) during the last two years of practical training.

CA Final 2022 Application Form

Candidates are advised to fill the CA Final application form only if they are eligible. The application forms of all ineligible candidates will be summarily rejected. Given below is the step by step process to fill and submit the application form for CA Final 2022.

  • First and foremost, aspirants have to visit the official website of ICAI.
  • On the official website, you need to click on the “New User Registration” button.
  • In order to register, aspirants have to provide their complete academic, personal, and contact details.
  • Make sure the details you enter in the application form are correct. Otherwise, the application form can get rejected.
  • At the time of entering details in the application form, aspirants must upload scanned images of their photograph and signature.
  • Apart from the photograph and signature, aspirants are also required to upload copies of the following documents.
    • CA/ PCC/ Intermediate exam mark sheet
    • Special Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD)
    • Nationality Certificate
  • Size and format of the images should be as per the details mentioned on the official website.
  • It is also compulsory for all candidates to pay the necessary application fee.
  • You should note that candidates should keep the user ID and password generated during registration safe for future reference.
  • Finally, take a printout of the application form submitted and receipt of application fee submission for future references.

Application Fee

The application fee or registration fee is different for Group 1 and Group 2. Apart from this, the application fee also depends upon the examination centre city in which you are looking to take the examination.

CA Final Examination CenterFees for Group 1Fees for Group 2
Centres in IndiaRs. 3300/-Rs. 1800/-
Kathmandu Examination CentreRs. 4000/-Rs. 2200/-
Centres outside India$ 500$325

Mode of payment – The application fees can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or Internet banking.

Admit Card

  • The exam conducting body will release the admit cards of CA Final 2022 around 15 days before the examination date.
  • The admit card will release online through the official website of ICAI.
  • To download an admit card, candidates have to provide their registration details.
  • The admit card is a very important document. It contains information like date, time, and venue of the examination.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without an admit card. Candidates must carry the following documents on the examination date.
    • Identity card of CA Final Exam 2022
    • Id Proof of the candidate
    • CA Final Admit card 2022
    • Stationery required during the exam
    • Calculators (only if permitted)
    • 2 passport size photographs of the candidate (Similar to one  uploaded on the CA Final Exam registration form)

CA Final 2022 Exam Pattern

The pattern of CA Final Examination 2022 is given below.

  • Mode of examination – Offline (Pen and Paper based examination)
  • Type of questions – Both objective and descriptive type of questions will be asked
  • Medium of examination – English/ Hindi
  • Total Marks – 800
  • Marking Scheme – No negative marking

Paper wise distribution of marks

GroupPaper NamesMarks per paperMaximum Marks
Group 1Financial Reporting

Strategic Financial Management

Corporate & Allied Laws

Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics

100400
Group 2Elective Paper

Direct Tax Laws

Indirect Tax Laws

Advanced Management Accounting

100

CA Final 2022 Syllabus

It is essential for all candidates to know and understand CA Final Syllabus in order to do well in the examination. The subject wise syllabus of CA Final 2022 examination is given below.

  • Financial Reporting – Accounting for Corporate Restructuring, Consolidated Financial Statements of Group Companies, Concept of Groups, purposes of consolidated financial statements, minority interest, Goodwill, Consolidation procedures- Minority Interests, Goodwill, Treatment of pre-acquisition and post-acquisition profit, Accounting Standards and Guidance, Corporate Financial Accounting, Accounting Reporting, Share-based payments, Valuation, Development in Financial Reporting, Financial Reporting by mutual funds, Non-banking, Finance Companies, Merchant Bankers, Stock and Commodity market intermediaries
  • Strategic Financial Management – Financial Policy and Corporate, Project Planning and Capital Budgeting, Divided Decisions, Financial Services in India, Money Market operations, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring, Security Analysis, Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing
  • Corporate & Allied Laws – The companies Act 2013 Rules and Format, Insolvency and Bankruptcy code 2016, Corporate Secretarial practice, Interpretation of Statutes, Deeds, and Documents
  • Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics – Transfer Pricing, Cost Management in the service sector, Uniform Costing and Inter-Firm Comparison, Financial Decision Modelling, Cost Management, Pricing Decision, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Budget and Budgetary control.
  • Information System Control and Audit – Information System Concepts, Concepts of Governance and Management of Information Systems, Auditing & Information System, Protection of Information systems, Information Technology and Regulatory issues, Emerging Technology.

Result and Merit List

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will declare the CA Final result in online mode.
  • To check the result, aspirants have to visit the official website.
  • It is compulsory for all candidates to provide their roll numbers in order to check the result.
  • The CA Final 2022 merit list contains the name of the candidate, registration number, roll number, and marks secured by the candidate.
  • The minimum cut-off mark to clear CA Final examination is 40 in each paper. However, candidates also need to have at least 50 marks in aggregate of all subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: Can you please suggest to me some reference books for CA Final examination preparation?

Answer: Some good books for the preparation of CA Final Examination are as follows.

  • Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics – Pankaj Garg
  • Quick Revision charts for Advanced Auditing Professional – Pankaj Garg
  • Best words Auditing and Assurance for CA Intern – By CA Surabhi Bansal
  • Financial Reporting – By CA Praveen Sharma and CA Kapileshwar Bhalla
  • MCQ on Corporating and Economics/Allied Laws – Pankaj Garg

Question – 2: In which cities in India the CA examination will be held?

Answer: The examination will be held in the following Indian Cities – Mumbai, Salem, Pune, Muzaffarpur, Sambalpur, Rewa, Muzaffarnagar, Sangli, Rewar, Mysore, Sangrur, Rohtak, Nagpur, Satara, Rourkela, Nanded, Satna, Tripura, Nasik, Ranchi, Shimla, Navi Mumbai, Raniganj, Shimoga, Navsari, Ratlam ,Sikar, Neemuch, Ratnagiri, Siliguri, Nellore, Hubli, Sirohi, Nizamabad, Jamnagar, Sirsa, Patiala, Jammu, Sivakasi, Pimpri, Jalna, Solapur, Pondicherry, Jalgaon, Sonepat, Port Blair, Jalandhar, Dhanbad, Saharanagar, Kantilal, Balotra, Yavatmal, Kadapa, Banswara, Varanasi, Junagadh, Bareilly, Varanasi, Jind, Bathinda, Vapi, Jhunjhunu, Beawar, Vadodara, Jharsuguda, Beed, Ujjain, Hisar, Coimbatore, Gurugram, Kannur, Churu, Bharatpur, Kancheepuram, Gandhidham, Kanpur, Kalaburgi, Sri Gangapur, Tuticorin

Question – 3: Will I get the admit card by post?

Answer: No, all candidates need to download their admit cards from the official website

Question – 4: Is there any maximum age limit for CA Final 2022? 

Answer: No, there is no upper age limit in order to appear for the CA Final Examination 2022.

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