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OMR examination application forms in respect of Common Proficiency Test, Intermediate (IPC) and Final examinations have been discontinued with effect from May/June 2017 examination onwards. There is no provision for submission of OMR exam forms with demand draft henceforth. Consequently, there would be no sale of OMR exam forms across the counters of ICAI offices. Henceforth, all candidates in respect of the said examinations will be required to submit the examination application forms online only at https://icaiexam.icai.org and also pay the exam fee and applicable bank charges on-line. Online exam forms are free.

You can access the portal https://icaiexam.icai.org using your Student Registration number as your User ID and password chosen by you.

You can carry out the following transactions on the students portal:

  • Apply for the exam and pay the exam fee online, during the specified period.
  • Apply for change of centre, medium, group or syllabus through the Correction Window/s during the specified period
  • View, download and print admit cards, relevant for a specific exam.
  • View the status of exemptions in a paper/s valid for the forthcoming exams, during the specified period.
  • View examination results on or after the date of declaration of results.
  • View, download and print your mark sheets ( applicable only to CPT, Foundation and Intermediate candidates) in respect of the immediately preceding examination.
  • Apply for verification of marks or certified copies of answer books, after the declaration of results, during the specified period and also pay the applicable fee online (applicable only to Intermediate(IPC) / Final candidates)
  • Check the status of your application forms in respect of verification/certified copies (applicable only to Intermediate(IPC) / Final candidates)
  • Apply for issue of duplicate mark sheets and pass certificates and also pay the applicable fee online.
  • Login related queries
    The steps involved in on-line registration are detailed on the menu on the portal under "FAQ >> Help on Registrations & Help on applying for exam".
    In case you had created login at icaiexam.icai.org from November 2016 onwards there is no need to create the login again. You may just login using your SingleSignOn credentials (ie; LoginId & Password) and access all the activities under one umbrella.
    Do take care of the following:

    DO NOT OPEN MORE THAN ONE SESSION AT THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME COMPUTER WHILE FILLING THE ONLINE FORM. ie; do not fill more than one form at the same time on the same computer even if you are filling the two applications using different browsers or different tabs of the same browser.

    Clear the temporary internet files and cookies before filling up each form.

    Fill up the form at a suitable time and from a location where you have a good bandwidth available using browsers Internet Explorer versions (9.0 onwards), Mozilla Firefox(5.0 onwards), Google Chrome(41.0 onwards) or Safari(3.4 onwards). Do NOT fill the form using mobile phones.

    Yes, since the same is required for informing your user-id and password to you for filling up the online examination application form. It will also be useful for receiving e-mail updates/alerts relating to the exams from the Exam Department of ICAI. Make sure that you fill the correct and active e-mail ID(without any typographical errors), as all communications from ICAI including your user ID and password will be sent to the email ID that you enter.
    Yes, you can do so, until you make successful payment, after which stage you cannot make changes.
    Please check the bulk/spam mail folder for a recent mail with the subject “Application Registration for ICAI Exam Portal”. Else you can contact the Help Desk at 18004192929 or 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754 or send an email to onlineexamforms@icai.in. Do quote your Student Registration number, Name, Fathers Name and Date of Birth while seeking these details. As per new TRAI regulations SMS will not be delivered on the same day to those candidate who register after 7 PM. SMS related to their User ID / Password will be delivered to the mobile number next day morning after 7 AM.
    Yes. In case you have created login under this site https://icaiexam.icai.org from November / December 2016 Exam onwards, there is no need to recreate the login even if you have converted to New Course. You may just login using your SingleSignOn credentials (ie; Login ID & Password) and avail of all the services under one umbrella. However, The login particulars are displayed on the screen when login is created.
    Click on the “Forgot/ password” on the login screen and opt for any one out of three options to retrieve the same. If you continue to experience difficulties, you may contact the Help Desk at 18004192929 or 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754 or send an email to onlineexamforms@icai.in sufficiently well in time. Do quote your Student Registration number, Name, Fathers Name and Date of Birth while seeking these details.
    We encourage you to change and remember the password once you log in and take control of your Log in for the exam related activities. The email should be sent through the same email ID that is registered under this site.
  • Check the opening page to see if there are messages or alerts that inform you that the on-line system is temporarily unavailable.
  • Check that you are using the correct login-ID and password to access your account.
  • Check your acknowledgement e-mail for your login-id and password to ensure that you are using the correct one.
  • Your identity as a student of ICAI is validated through your ten digit registration number ( like NRO0123456) , name of the course and your date of birth that you had entered while creating the User ID. If these fields do not match with those in the Institute’s database, the system would not provide you User ID and password against the student registration number entered by you. Instead the system will allot a login against a system generated Pxxxxxxxx number for submitting your on-line exam form.

    Hence, please ensure that you fill in your student registration number as per the registration letter sent to you. You are advised to keep a copy of the letter from Board of Studies, ICAI registering you as a student of ICAI ready on hand so that you can fill your registration number correctly.

    Also ensure that you fill in your date of birth, as per the documents submitted by you to the Institute at the time of registration.

    In case your details do not match with our records, we shall still issue the User ID and password, you will be permitted to submit a provisional application, subject to verification of documentary evidence.

    Some of the errors committed by candidates while filling the on-line forms are as follows:

  • Your unique registration number typed on the on-line form may be different from the one that is communicated to you by the Board of Studies of the Institute.
  • The date of birth you enter in the form may be different from the date of birth on the records of the Institute.

  • Those whose registration is under process and have not been allotted the registration number OR those who are still using the old registration numbers such as BB0123456,DD0123456,etc., may select OTHERS in the “Select Prefix”. The submission will again be provisional in such cases.
    If you have successfully logged into the on-line application and need technical support, you can contact the Help Desk numbers mentioned on the home page or send an email to onlineexamforms@icai.in. They will respond via email as soon as possible ( and within one business day). Please note that the Technical Help Desk can only answer technical questions; they cannot answer questions related to the exam, eligibility etc. Do quote your Student Registration number, Name, Fathers Name and Date of Birth while seeking these details.
    Candidates who have cleared Intermediate and want to fill up the Final Exam form exam but in their dashboard the Exam is appearing as "Intermediate (IPC) / ATE" OR candidates who had registered for Intermediate(IPC) and are eligible to apply for the November 2019 Intermediate(IPC) exam but in their dashboard the Exam is appearing as "CPT" may immediately write to edpexam@icai.in quoting their Registration Number and Intermediate Passing particulars at least two working days prior to the last date of the exam form. Alternately, you create a provisional login for the relevant exam and apply. Please read “In my Dashboard, under my registration number, the level of the Exam is not appearing correctly. What should I do ?” on the home page of https://icaiexam.icai.org

    In case you have converted to the New/Revised scheme of education as per cut off dates given in respective Guidance Notes ie; from CPT to Foundation, Intermediate(IPC)(Old) to Intermediate(New) or Final(Old) to Final(New) and find that the exam form of the Old scheme is appearing, you may create a provisional login under the desired exam and apply. To do so, you may correctly select examination as Final-New/ Final-Old/Intermediate-New/Intermediate(IPC)-Old/Foundation, as applicable to you, enter your ICAI Registration Number and Date of Birth. The system will prompt that "Registration No. and Date of Birth you have entered do not match with our records. However you may submit the details as Provisional Candidate". Please tick the checkbox "YES. Register me as Provisional Candidate". Please tick the checkbox "YES. Register me as Provisional Candidate". Enter ICAI Registration Number in the field "Registration Number as per your Records".

    The office will try to regularise the registration with the help of particulars provided by you and will bother you only in case it remains unresolved at our end. Please ensure that you are eligible to apply for the said exam.
    No. You will have to ensure that you have made all changes in the profile before you apply for the exam. Once you clicked on “Apply Now”, your profile information will be updated against your application form. Hence any change done to your profile, after you started applying for an exam will not be reflected in the application.
    Yes. You can change your photograph and signature, if you so wish and opt for the same while you fill the exam application form. If you choose to change your photograph and signature, you will be required to print the PDF of your application form, affix your photograph and signature at the specified place on the physical print out, get them attested by a Chartered Accountant or Head of an Educational Institution or a Gazetted Officer and submit it in the normal course, as specified.
    Yes. There is a declaration in the “Apply & Track Your Application” section for email ID and mobile number. You can agree to it and proceed to apply for the exam by clicking “Not Now”. But we strongly recommend that you verify both your primary email ID and mobile number against your registration before you proceed. This will ensure that all electronic communications from ICAI exams reach you.
    Payment related queries
    The fee details are given in the Guidance Notes and also at Fee Structure
    Yes. In addition to the applicable fee payable to the Institute by the candidate towards exam related services, they will be required to pay bank charges at the following rates, while paying the said fee, online through the payment gateway. These are charges payable by the candidate to the bank and will be recovered along with the applicable fee payable to the Institute:-
    Domestic Credit Cards: 0.50% + GST

    Domestic Debit Cards / Rupay Cards:-
    Upto Rs. 2000 : Nil
    Greater than Rs. 2000 : 0.9% + GST

    International Cards: 0.5% + GST

    Net Banking: Nil

    BHIM UPI : Upto RS.2000 : Nil
    Greater than Rs.2000 : 0.65% + GST
    Someone else can pay your exam fees, as long as you have their permission to do so.

    Take care to give your details when filling in the on-line form. When paying for your exam, we will ask you for the cardholder's details.

    Yes. You can make payment of exam fees by using master/visa/maestro/Rupay credit/debit cards or Net Banking or BHIM UPI.
    No. Payment of exam fees by DD is not permitted along with on-line forms. You have to make on-line payment by using master/visa/maestro/Rupay credit/debit cards only. Payment through Net Banking or BHIM UPI are accepted.
    In addition to the exam fee as mentioned above, you will have to pay a late fee of Rs 600/-(USD 10/- as the case may be), if the form is submitted during the period from 08-09-2019 to 10-09-2019.
    Multiple payments received by us, if any, for a single student (with same registration number), will be identified by the system and are refunded for the credit of the respective accounts from where they originated, by the office, within 21 days of the last date for submission of forms.

    In case you have made payment of exam fees more than once and that is received by us for the same student registration number and you do not get a refund within 30 days from the last date for submission of forms, you can claim a refund of the excess amount paid by you, by writing to us within 45 days from the last date for submission of forms, along with documentary evidence, such as bank/credit card statement, of having paid the exam fees more than once. ICAI will verify the same and refund the excess amount, if any, paid by you.

    Important dates

    Last date for receipt of the on-line PDF document - 14-09-2019

    It may be noted that candidates whose photographs and signatures are printed on the PDF form need NOT submit physical copies of their exam forms(PDF) at the office/s of ICAI . However it is advised that they keep a printout or softcopy of the form for their records

    Before submission of the PDF, candidates are advised to check that the BarCode is appearing on the PDF. In some cases, it may not get printed.This may arise due to low bandwidth etc at that point in time. Hence candidates should login later to download and print the PDF. Please note that your on-line application is recognized and processed through the bar code. Hence, if the bar code does not get printed on the PDF, your application will not be processed.

    On-line registration closes at 5.30 P.M. 10th September,2019 for the November, 2019 exams. Hence, take care to see that you fill in your on-line form early enough and do not rush at the last minute.
    Generation of PDF
    The word provisional is appearing because while creating your login-id the date of birth did not match with particulars in our database. for now, you just need to attach the copy of latest registration letter with the PDF for us to verify your registration number. Do get in touch with your regional office to confirm and get your particulars corrected in the database so that you do not face this issue next time
    Upon successful completion of on-line registration, a message appears on the computer screen stating that your transaction is successful and giving further instructions on how to take a print out of your on-line application and send us. You can take a print out of the same and keep on your record. You can also check the status of your application on-line.

    Submission of examination application forms online is complete when you:

  • Fill the profile form;
  • Fill the examination application form;
  • Upload the scanned copy of the certificate of service, wherever applicable; and
  • Make payment of exam fee through Master/Visa/Maestro/Rupay debit/credit cards/ Net Banking / BHIM UPI.

  • and check that it is successfully captured through link on https://icaiexam.icai.org "November 2019 > Exam Details > Check Your Payment/Exam Application Status”.

    Final candidates and Direct Entry through graduate/post graduate route candidates of Intermediate (IPC) are required to upload a scanned copy of their certificate of service, duly signed by their Principals.

    Foundation Course candidates are required to upload the scanned copy of declaration

    Unless scanned copy of the certificate of service (wherever applicable) is uploaded, the examination form will be deemed to be incomplete.

    Formats of the certificate of service are available on the said portal. You are advised to get the same duly signed by your Principals (if applicable) and keep it handy, before you start filling the examination application form online.

    Those candidates whose photographs and signatures are printed on the PDF form need NOT submit physical copies of their exam forms(PDF) at the office/s of ICAI .

    Candidates whose photographs and signatures are not in examination data base, i.e. those whose photographs and signatures are not displayed on the screen, are REQUIRED to take a print out of the exam form, affix their photographs and signatures at the designated place, get the form attested by a Chartered Accountant or Gazetted officer or Head of an Educational Institution and send the same to Examination Department at the following address, by Speed Post or Registered Post only, on or before the last date for submission of exam forms with late fees stated above in Q26.

    Submission by Hand : You may submit the print out of the application (PDF) within the given dates as above at any of the following offices on working days between 10am to 5:00pm.

    Reception Counter,
    Annexe Building,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    Indraprastha Marg,
    New Delhi - 110002
    (Telephone-011-3989 3989).

    Reception Counter,
    Northern Regional Office,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    52-54 Institutional Area,
    Vishwas Nagar,
    Shahdara,
    Near Karkardooma Court Complex,
    Delhi – 110032
    (Telephone-011-3989 3990).

    Reception Counter,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Tower,
    Plot No. C-40, G-Block,
    Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Bandra East,
    Mumbai – 400051
    (Telephone-022-33671400, 33671500).

    Reception Counter,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    122, Mahatma Gandhi Road,
    Nungambakkam,
    Chennai - 600034
    (Telephone-044-3989 3989).

    Reception Counter,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    382/A, Prantik Pally, Rajdanga, Kasba
    (Near Acropolis Mall and Garden High School),
    Kolkata - 700107
    (Telephone- 033- 30840203 / 30840210).

    Reception Counter,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    16/77-B, Civil Lines (Behind Reserve Bank of India),
    Kanpur - 208001
    (Telephone-0512-3989 398).

    Reception Counter,
    Ahmedabad DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,v ICAI Bhawan,
    123, Sardar Patel Colony,
    Near Usmanpura Under Bridge,
    Navjivan PO,
    Naranpura,
    Ahmedabad - 380014
    (Telephone-079-2768 0946, 2768 0537, 39893989).

    Reception Counter,
    Bangalore DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan,
    No. 16/0, Millers Tank Bed Area,
    Vasanthnagar,
    Bangalore - 560 052
    (Telephone-080-30563500).

    Reception Counter,
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan,
    11-5-398/C Red Hills,
    Hyderabad - 500 004
    (Telephone-040-233 17026, 233 17027, 233 17028, 23393182, 30638600).

    Reception Counter,
    Jaipur DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    D-1, Institutional Area,
    Jhalana Doongri,
    Jaipur - 302004
    (Telephone-0141-3044200, 3044214, 3989398).

    Reception Counter,
    Pune DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    ‘ICAI Bhawan’,
    Plot No. 8, Parshwanath Nagar,
    CTS No. 333, Sr. No. 573,
    Munjeri, Opp. Kale Hospital,
    Near Mahavir Electronics,
    Bibawewadi,
    PUNE - 411 037
    (Telephone-020-24212251/52,32335306).

    Reception Counter,
    Nagpur DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    'ICAI Bhawan',
    20/1, Dhantoli,
    NAGPUR - 440 012
    (Telephone – 0712-2443 968, 2441 196)

    Reception Counter,
    Surat DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    2nd Floor,
    Saifee Building,
    Dutch Garden Road,
    Near Makkaipul,
    Nanpura,
    SURAT - 395 001
    (Telephone – 0261- 2472 932, 2464413).

    Reception Counter,
    Baroda DCO * of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    'ICAI Bhawan',
    Kalali-Tandalja Road,
    Atladara,
    VADODARA - 390 012
    (Telephone- 0265- 2681 115,2680593).

    Reception Counter,
    Thane DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    A-4,
    Laxmi Mahal Coop. Hsg. Soc.,
    2nd Floor,
    LBS Marg,
    Near Hotel Parimala,
    Above Amar Chemist,
    Charai Naka Signal,
    THANE (W) - 400 602
    (Telephone- (22) 2538 2451/53/54/56).

    Reception Counter,
    Ernakulam DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    'ICAI Bhawan',
    Diwan's Road,
    Ernakulam,
    KOCHI - 682 016
    (Telephone- 0484 -2369 238, 2372 953, 2369 258).

    Reception Counter,
    Indore DCO* of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
    'ICAI Bhawan',
    Plot No. 19-B, Scheme No. 78,
    Part-II, (Near M. P. Pollution Control Board),
    INDORE - 452 010
    (Telephone- 0731- 2570 052,2570 053,4298 198).

    Reception Counter,
    ICAI Bhawan,
    Opp. Community Centre,
    Sector 35 B,
    Near Gurudwara,
    CHANDIGARH - 160 036
    (Telephone- 0172- 5067 756)

    * Decentralised Office

    Submission by Post : You may send printout of the form by SpeedPost/Registered Post (not courier) without folding and Superscribing the envelope as "Exam Application Form for Final/Intermediate / Foundation - November 2019" so as to reach us before the cut-off dates given above. The address for posting is as under:

    Additional Secretary (Exams)
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
    New Delhi - 110 002.

    The PDF reflects what is filled up. We request you to be careful while filling and saving the form. If you have made the successful payment you can seek correction of the same. You can highlight the area wrongly entered/appearing in the PDF and mark the correction without disturbing any other area. Also SEPARATELY send a signed application quoting the registration number and control number intimating the correction required. Superscribe the envelope with as "Request for Correction Final-May, 2019" / "Request for Correction Intermediate Exam- November, 2019" / "Request for Correction Foundation Exam-November, 2019" ) this is only for such case where centre/group/medium/syllabus are not wrongly entered hence please do not take is as general correction procedure. The corrections/changes in Centre/Medium/Group/Syllabus can be applied online thru the Correction Window(s).
    You have been advised on the portal, in the registration email and in the guidance notes to not to open more than one session at the same time on the same computer. Though abundant precaution is taken to avoid such mishaps, you will now have to get in touch at 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754 to have this resolved before you send the corrected and signed PDFs to the Institute.
    In the internet payment channel loss of payment happens for a small number of cases due to many issues like bandwidth, response time from bank, students refreshing the page frequently etc. Eventhough the amount may have got deducted from your account, due to above reasons it has not got reflected in our account.


    Please pay again and successfully get the PDF. You can send the email for the refund of fees. However, any multiple payments received by us for the same student (applying more than once with the same Registration Number) will be refunded by the office on its own at the end of the online forms process.


    You can check the status of your application on the link given on https://icaiexam.icai.org Mere deduction of fee from your account does not mean successful form submission.

    In case you have submitted a provisional form, you will still be permitted to sit for the exam, provided you are eligible otherwise to write the exam. In case you are ineligible, ICAI will send you a separate communication.

    Absence of your photograph and signature, will create difficulties in issue of your admit card, statement of marks and pass certificates.

    In case, your photo & signature are not appearing in your PDF, you are advised to send us the PDF affixing your photograph & signature duly attested. This will help us to create your full profile with photo & signature.

    No. Change of centre, medium, group or syllabus is not permitted at this stage. Hence, it is suggested that you may check carefully in the preview page whether the details filled in by you are correct, before you proceed to make online payment and submit the on-line form. You are also advised to keep a copy of the on-line form submitted by you, for your record, in your own interest. Please refer Guidance Notes and Institute's web site www.icai.org for announcements regarding 'Correction Window' available under your singleSignOn at stipulated time where you can apply for such changes.
    Your photo and signature and data on the on-line form submitted by you have to be attested by a member of the Institute or your Principal in the case of Final candidates. However in the case of Intermediate (IPC) Exam candidates, it may be got attested by a Gazetted Officer or Head of an Educational Institution also.
    General questions
    “Unit scheme” refers to different combinations of papers of Intermediate (IPC) Examination which are required to be passed in one sitting (like a Group), meant for the candidates who have passed one of the groups in Intermediate Examination under the syllabus specified under Paragraph 2A of Schedule B of Chartered Accountants Regulations 1988 ( i.e. Nov. 1994 or later) /PE II/ PCE in order to complete either one or both the groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination. For more details visit www.icai.org in the students-examination section or the Guidance Notes for Intermediate (IPC)/ Intermediate candidates on the home page (https://icaiexam.icai.org).
    You may refer to the announcement in this regard in the Students/Examination section of our website www.icai.org or the Guidance Notes on this site, for complete details.
    Admit cards with photographs and signatures of all the eligible candidates will be hosted on icaiexam.icai.org generally 14 days prior to the commencement of the examination. Candidates may print their admit cards from the website, which will be valid for admission to the examination. No physical admit card will be sent to any candidate.
    On downloading of admit card, please do verify your name, registration number, photograph, signature, centre, medium, group etc. In case of any discrepancy, you can contact us at following phone numbers / email-ids :

    Helpline Numbers: 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054835, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754

    For Intermediate (IPC)E/ATE/Units : intermediate_examhelpline@icai.in
    For Final: final_examhelpline@icai.in
    For Foundation: foundation_examhelpline@icai.in

    You may refer to the announcement in this regard in the Students/Examination section of our website www.icai.org or the Guidance Notes on this site, for complete details.
    You may refer to the announcement in this regard in the Students/Examination section of our website www.icai.org or the Guidance Note on this site, for complete details.
    You may refer to the announcement in this regard in the Students/Examination section of our website www.icai.org or the Guidance Notes on this site, for complete details.
    No. You are required to apply for the same, in the prescribed format, in physical form and send the same separately along with the requisite annexures at the following address:

    The Additional Secretary(Examinations)
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    ICAI Bhawan
    Indraprastha Marg
    New Delhi 110 002.

    Details in this regard along with the requisite formats are available on the portal for your use.

    You are exempt from payment of exam fee. You will be allowed to submit your exam application form online without paying the exam fee. However, in case you are a candidate with disability and are not holding a permanent concession card issued by ICAI, you will be required to apply for issue of the permanent concession card, by following the prescribed procedures, hosted on www.icai.org. Meanwhile, you will be required to pay exam fee online while applying for the exam. In case, you are eligible for issue of permanent concession card, exam fee paid by you will be refunded.

    Please raise your queries sufficiently well in time. The helpdesk services will be available on all working days between 9:30am to 5:30pm

    a) E-mail:

    onlineexamforms@icai.in (Only for technical queries about on-line forms)
    intermediate_examhelpline@icai.in
    final_examhelpline@icai.in
    foundation_examhelpline@icai.in

    b) Phone:

    18004192929
    0120-3054 851
    0120-3054 852
    0120-3054 853
    0120-3054 835
    0120-4953 751
    0120-4953 752
    0120-4953 753
    0120-4953 754

    c) By post:

    The Additional Secretary (Exams)
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    ICAI Bhawan
    Indraprastha Marg
    New Delhi 110 002