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Frequently Asked Questions
About Chartered Accountancy Courses

1. Who is a Chartered Accountant?
CA is an internationally recognised professional designation. A chartered accountant can practice or handle job opportunities in the areas of;
  • Accounting
  • Auditing & Taxation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Project Evaluation
  • Company and Business Laws
2. Who regulates CA’s in India?
In India, the profession of chartered accountancy is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) which was established by an Act of Parliament under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949

3. What are the procedures for getting registered for CA
Collect the registration form worth Rs.100/- from ICAI study centers or Pearl CA College. Submit the filled form along with the following documents;
  • Attested copy of 10th pass marks statement.
  • One passport size photograph.
  • demand draft for Rs.6,200/- to be drawn in favor of The secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India payable at Chennai (Rs.6,000 for registration +Rs 200 for student’s journal
  • For those belonging to special category: SC/ST/ OBC /differently abled, the proof also needs to be submitted.
  • Note: Students can register online too. For future reference keeps a Photostat of all the documents before sending to the institute.
4. What is the pattern of CA Course?
CPT + IPCC + Article ship + Final Exam

5. What are the courses offered by Pearl CA College?
  • CPT + IPCC Coahcing classes– 13 months ( April to April Batch)
  • CPT + IPCC Coaching Classes– 15 months ( Aug to Oct Batch)
  • IPCC Coahcing Classes– 9 months
  • CPT Advanced course for +2 pursuing students – 8 months
  • PPAC Package (Pearl Practical Accountants Package Course) – B com with Practical Accounting : 3 years
  • We provide the best CPT,IPCC and CA coahing classes in Kochi,Kerala and India. We offer with practical accounting course in Kochi,Kerala and India.
6. What is the basic qualification required to do the CPT+ IPCC course in Pearl CA College?
+ 2 pass

7. How to get admission to Pearl CA College?
The student needs to attend an online test from our website. Afterwards the student needs to attend a personal interview and counseling at our center. Selection is also based on the marks of +1/ +2 and the online test.

8. What are the class timings?
9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday

9. How does Pearl CA College differ in the industry?
  • Pearl CA College is a regular college for CA in India with digitalized learning methods in an international ambience.
  • Permanent faculties who are best in the education sector including rank holders from India and abroad.
  • Minimum 200 hours of classes per subject.
  • Pass guarantee scheme
  • Daily extra tuition for Maths and Accounts
  • Online exam portal with more than 20,000 questions
  • Unique test series similar to CA real exam to ensure guaranteed success
  • Communication, confidence building sessions to enable students to appear for interviews and work in big CA firms India and Abroad.
  • Motivational classes by business leaders to encourage students and boost their confidence.
  • 100% placement assistance for Article ship through campus interviews
  • Facility and support for acquiring CA’s of UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Newzeland etc. after doing Indian CA
  • Hostel facilities for Girls and boys provided separately
10. Do you provide placement for Articleship?
Yes, we provide 100% placement assistance to our students in good chartered accountancy firms through campus interviews. We offer palcement assistance for CA articleship in Kochi and India.

11. Who is giving certificate?
ICAI will give all the mark lists and certificates.

12. I heard that it is very difficult to pass CA; is it true?
It is a myth. A lot of changes have taken place in the pattern of CA course in the last 10 years. CA is like any other professional course. Our CPT+IPCC course is a regular course unlike an ordinary coaching or tuition center. Classes are delivered by faculties who are rank holders in National and International level. And a student gets up to 300 hours of classes in each subject. Model test papers and unique test series gives utmost practice on exams. Individual attention and extra tuitions also ensure 100% success. However, effort from the student’s side also is highly required to get through any exam.

13. I was advised to take CA after by my teacher. Please advise.
We do not suggest you to do CA after B com. Since CPT is introduced, as an entry level exam to CA, a student need not wait for 3 years to start doing the course. Moreover, students who have passed the Intermediate/ IPCC shall be eligible for exemption in 10 or more papers of B. com depending upon the university. After doing CA, a student can get exemptions to courses like M com, MBA and even can opt for IAS and PHD. A student who wants to do CA after B com can do it only along with article ship, which can divert the student’s attention from studies to the job aspect of this course. This was believed to be one of the reasons why CA was considered to be a course with less pass percentage. So focusing more on CA is advisable as CA being a professional course. We offer CPT,IPCC,CA and coaching classes in Kochi, Trivandrum, Calicut, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Malappuram, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, delhi, Hyderabad, Bihar, Assam and Gujarat.
We suggest you to do our 13 months CPT+ IPCC course , which is a full time course, to ensure 100% success.

14. I want to do together with CA. Is it Possible?
Yes, B com can be done along with CA. But we do not suggest you to take up two courses together. Please refer FAQ# 13. In Pearl CA College we suggest the students, who are very particular about doing B Com together with CA, that they can do it as a private registration. And we are providing them B com classes as well.

15. How is CA internationally recognized ?
After 2009 ICAI has exchanged membership with other countries through entering into Memorandum of Understanding. So now it is easy for Indian Chartered Accountants to get membership of other countries like UK, Canada, Ireland, Newzealand etc. The MOU’s and the detailed information are available on ICAI’s website.

16. I have taken science stream in +2. Can I do CA ? If it is possible for me to do CA will it be tough for me as I do not have any commerce background?
Science stream students can also do CA. Since you have a Maths background up to your 10th standard, Maths paper will be easy for you. The commerce for CPT is based on the +1/ +2 level commerce. Those who want to have a thorough practice for CPT can opt for December exam or our CPT Advanced course during their +2 to have a complete grip on accounts.

17. What are the job opportunities after doing CA?
  • Start your own chartered accountancy practice and render services as a chartered Accountant.
  • Work with blue chip companies in India and abroad as a Financial Controller, Accounts Manager or Finance Director
  • Start your own business. C.A. is a very good course for running your own business.
  • Start an international consultancy firm and offer services like Business and investment advice.
18. How do you provide other nations’ CA ?
A student who has completed Indian CA can take the CA of Canada/ UK/Newzealand/ Ireland/ Australia by getting exemptions on most of the subjects. This can be done from India by remitting the subscribed fee by these countries. This facility is provided by Pearl CA College only to our students, after them completing Indian CA. If they want to take the CA of any of these countries, we will be helping them in the required paper work and coaching for the exam.

19. What is the income I can expect after CA?
A qualified CA can earn upto 14 lakhs per annum for National posting and upto 25 lakhs per annum for International posting.

20. What is CPT ?
CPT stands for Common Proficiency Test. It is the entry level test for CA.

21. Who can register for CPT ?
10th passed students can register for CPT Coaching. Qualification to write exam is +2 pass. We provide cpt coaching classes in Kochi,kerala and India.

22. What is IPCC ?
It is Integrated Professional Competence Course. It is the first stage of the theoretical education of the two staged CA course. We offer IPCC coaching in Kochi,kerala and India.

23. What is Article ship?
It is the ‘On the Job Training’ compulsory for CA students to qualify for the final exam. Artcle ship can be started after completing IPCC 1st group. The duration of Articleship is 3 years and it has to be done with any practicing Chartered accountant or Chartered Accountancy firms. A student is entitled to receive a minimum monthly stipend as per the rules specified under the Chartered Accountants Regulations, from time to time during article ship.

24. How many subjects are there for CA in total?
19 subjects (CPT - 4 + IPCC – 7 + Final - 8)

25. What are the subjects for CPT?
  • Fundamentals of Accountancy (60 marks)
  • Mercantile Law (40 marks)
  • General Economics ( 50 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)
26. What are the subjects for IPCC ?
IPCC contains total 7 subjects in two groups – Group 1 consists of 4 papers;
  • Accounts
  • Auditing
  • Law
  • Costing & Financial Management
Group 2 Consists of 3 papers ;
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Income Tax
  • Information Technology
27. What are the subjects for final exam?
Group 1:
  • Paper1 - Financial Reporting (100 marks)
  • Paper 2- Strategic Financial Management (100 marks)
  • Paper 3 – Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics (100 marks)
  • Paper 4 – Corporate and Allied Laws (100 marks)
    • Section A: Company Law (70 marks)
    • Section B: Allied Laws (30 marks)
Group 2:
  • Paper 5: Advanced Management Accounting (100 marks)
  • Paper 6: Information System Control and Audit (100 marks)
  • Paper 7 : Direct Tax Laws (100 marks)
  • Paper 8 : Indirect Tax Laws ( 100 marks)
    • Section A : Central Excise ( 40 marks)
    • Section B : Service Tax & VAT ( 40 marks)
    • Section C : customs (20 marks)
28. In how many years can I pass CA ?
4 years. We offer CA Coaching classes and CA training classes in Kochi, Kerala, Ernakulam, Trivandurm, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and India.

29. How much is the registration fee for each exam?
  • CPT : Rs.6000
  • IPCC : 10,000
  • Final Exam : 12000 (It is a one time registration fee irrespective of the number of attempts.)
30. When are the exams conducted for CPT ?
June and December

31. What is the duration and timing of CPT exam?
It is for 4 hours usually conducted on Sundays. Morning session from 10.30- 12.30 and afternoon session from 1.30 to 3.30. We offer cpt Coaching classes and cpt training classes in Kochi, Kerala, Ernakulam, Trivandurm, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and India.

32. When will the result of CPT be announced?
CPT result will be announced one month after the exam.

33. What is the minimum mark required to pass through CPT?
There should be an aggregate mark of 50% to pass CPT. However, only 30% mark is required to pass each subject. The minimum marks required for each subject are ;
  • Accounts – 18 marks
  • Law – 12 marks
  • Economics – 15 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 15 marks
34. What if I fail in CPT?
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a student can make at the CA CPT examination.

35. When are the exams conducted for IPCC?
November and May

36. What is the duration and timing of IPCC exam?
The exams are conducted generally on specified dates which do not change except under extraordinary circumstances.
  • May Examination [2:00 pm to 5:00 pm]
    Group-I - 4th,8th,10th,12th of May;
    Group-II - 6th,14th,16th of May;
  • November Examination [2:00 pm to 5:00 pm]
    Group-I - 6th,10th,12th,14th of November;
    Group-II - 8th,16th,18th of November;
37. When will the result of IPCC be announced?
Two months after the exams. We offer IPCC Coaching classes and IPCC training classes in Kochi, Kerala, Ernakulam, Trivandurm, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and India.

38. What is the minimum mark required to pass through IPCC?
  • If Student appears for Both Groups simultaneously: A student will be declared to have passed if he secures in one sitting Minimum 40% marks in each paper of Both Groups AND Minimum 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers of both Groups taken together
  • If Student appears for only one Group: A student will be declared to have passed if he secures in one sitting Minimum 40% marks in each paper of the Group AND Minimum 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers of that Group.
  • Exemption: If student fails in Group but gets 60 or more marks in any of the subject, he will be declared as passed in that subject.
  • In case of failure in any one subject he has to reappear for all subjects of that group which are not exempted.
39. Who is an Accounting Technician?
A student who has cleared IPCC 1st group and completed 1 year of article ship will get the certificate of Accounting Technician from ICAI. An accounting technician can take up mid-level accounting profession and support the requirement of CAs in Industry & Service sectors.
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