The much-awaited Date Sheet for CA Foundation exams is now out. ICAI has made the official announcement regarding it on their website. The Nov 2020 exams were scheduled in two batches—Dec 2020 and Jan 2021.
ICAI has postponed and rescheduled the exams many times since last year. It is important that you check the Revised CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020-21. The complete details are available here. You can also check the best online news portal for the latest CA related news, i.e., CA Wizard.
CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020
|Paper||Subject||Old Exam Dates|
|Paper 1||Principles and Practices of Accounting||9th Nov 2020|
|Paper 2||Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting||11th Nov 2020|
|Paper 3||Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics||15th Nov 2020|
|Paper 4||Business Economics and Business Commercial Knowledge||17th Nov 2020|
Postponed CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020-21
|Paper||Subject||Postponed Exam Dates||Opt-Out Scheme Exam Dates|
|Paper 1||Principles and Practices of Accounting||21st Jan 2021|
|Paper 2||Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting||10th Dec 2020||23rd Jan 2021|
|Paper 3||Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics||12th Dec 2020||25th Jan 2021|
|Paper 4||Business Economics and Business Commercial Knowledge||14th Dec 2020||28th Jan 2021|
The CA Foundation Time Table Nov 2020 was postponed to Dec 2020. Even the first paper of the Dec 2020 exams was rescheduled. All the dates are given above.
ICAI has also given an opt-out scheme for the students. The CA Foundation Date Sheet of the opt-out exams is given above. For more details, read the next section.
Opt-Out Scheme for Nov 2020 Exams
This opt-out scheme is special as you can decide to appear in the Jan 2021 exams or the next attempt, i.e., CA Foundation May 2021. Students who are affected by COVID-19 or any other reasons read the following instructions.
- If a student is COVID-19 or shows the symptoms of COVID-19.
- If a student’s family members with whom he/she is staying is COVID-19 positive.
- If a student is currently residing in a containment zone.
Your attempt will be canceled if you take the opt-out option after you have already given a few exams. In this case you need to give all papers again.
CA Foundation Exam Timings
As per the CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020-21, the timings of CA Foundation exams are as follows:
As Paper 1 and 2 of CA Foundation are of the subjective type, ICAI gives you three hours and fifteen minutes for the paper. While Paper 3 and 4 are of objective type, so you get only two hours for the paper.
|Paper 1 and 2||3 hours + 15 minutes reading time||2 PM to 5 PM(1:45 PM to 2 PM is reading time)|
|Paper 3 and 4||2 hours||2 PM to 4 PM|
CA Foundation Application Form, Exam Fee, and Exam Center
Before you appear in the exams, you have to fill the exam application forms and submit the exam fee. ICAI releases the CA Foundation application forms on your dashboards.
No exam forms will be filled for Jan 2021 opt-out exams as their forms have already been filled earlier. However, ICAI has announced students who need to fill application forms for May 2021 will need to fill the forms. If you are an opt-out student, you will also need to fill the form, but your exam fee will be adjusted.
ICAI has shifted many exam centers recently. All the details of the changed exam centers are given on icia.org Announcements page.
CA Foundation Admit Card
Admit cards are important in CA exams. ICAI releases them around 14 days before the exams commence. You can download them from your dashboard. If there is an error in your CA Foundation admit card, you should contact ICAI.
But if your admit card has the old exam center, which was shifted recently, then you can use the old admit card at your new exam center. It will be approved.
Exam Preparation After CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020-21 Releases
After the CA Foundation Date Sheet 2020-21 is released, you have very limited time left for your revisions and exam preparation. The first thing you need is a print out of the date sheet near your study table and then a study plan aligned to it.
The last months after the release of CA Foundation Exam Date 2020 Time Table should be only for revisions. You should not study any new topics. Just revise the topics you have studied and solve the mock test papers and last year’s papers.
What is the postponed date of CA Foundation Exam 2020?
The postponed exam started in Dec 2020. Complete CA Foundation Exam Time Table 2020 is given above.
Can I take back the opt-out application for CA Foundation Exams?
No. Once you have submitted your self-declaration for the opt-out scheme, you cannot take it back. You will have to give exams in the next attempt.
What is the late fee for CA Foundation Exam Form?
Rs. 600 is the late fee for the CA Foundation exam form.
Can I change my study medium for the CA Foundation exams?
ICAI has allowed students to change their medium of study from English to Hindi.