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Full-Time Scheme


This scheme caters to the students who want to join the profession after completing their 12 year education, namely, Higher School Certificate, A Level and other equivalent qualifications.

However, there is no bar for graduates to choose this stream.


  • Higher Secondary School Certificate with minimum 50% marks.
  • ‘A’ Levels with minimum two passes, or equivalent qualification.
  • Graduates with minimum 45% marks.

Assessment of fundamental competencies (AFC)

Before entering into the professional exams candidates pass or obtain exemption from Assessment of Fundamental Competencies (AFC). A candidate may be provisionally registered for AFC exams as Full-time student even if result of pre-requisite qualification is awaited.

Education prior to Training

The candidates pass or obtain exemption from the papers of Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF) prior to training.

Training and education

On successful completion of CAF, it is mandatory for the student to join an authorized training organization of the Institute for a prescribed period. Training includes specific learning hours for each field of specialization through practical experience. These standard working hours are mentioned in detail in the Training Regulations and Guidelines of the Institute.

To become a chartered accountant, the candidates are required to qualify the following stages:

  • Certified Finance and Accounting Professional (CFAP)
  • Multi Subject Assessments (MSA)
    • Financial Reporting and Assurance – Professional Competence
    • Management  – Professional competence.

Steps to Follow

S. No. Steps Links
1 Submit your student registration form to any office of the institute. The institute will send you a registration card as a proof of your registration. Full Time Student Registration Form (RE)
2 Start your studies according to the prescribed syllabus of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies.You may attend classes of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies in any of the RAETs (our preferred tuition centers). However, these classes are not compulsory.
3 Examination & papers exemption fee Examination & Exemption Fees
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