The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has relaxed the eligibility conditions for CA Foundation Course. Institute has stated that Class 12 students who have appeared for the board exams can apply for Chartered Accountant (CA) Foundation course exam 2020.
The official sources suggest that candidates who have not appeared for all the papers of Class 12 can also register for ICAI CA Foundation Course 2020. Aspirants can register for CA Foundation until June 30, 2020. ICAI has relaxed the eligibility for CA Foundation due to ongoing lockdown in the country caused by Novel Coronavirus (COVID 2019).
The official announcement reads, Due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic, the CBSE/ICSE/State Boards have postponed Class 12th Board examinations that were to be held from 19th March 2020 and onwards. In view of above, such candidates who are not able to register themselves in the Foundation due to non-appearance in all papers of class 12th Examination, the Competent Authority has decided to relax the eligibility criteria for registering in Foundation Course, as a one-time measure."
It also reads, "Candidate may provisionally register in the Foundation Course on or before 30th June 2020 if he has been either allotted the admit card and/or appeared in one or more papers in the months of February/March 2020 in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government or the State Government as equivalent thereto for the purpose of admission to graduation course and; appear in November 2020 Foundation examination after passing the Senior Secondary (10+2) examination conducted by an examining body as mentioned above."
Interested candidates should visit the official website of ICAI - www.icai.org to register online.