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Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Qualification

Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Qualification

In view of heavy demand of Accountants at Junior level in India and also with the approval of Administrative Ministry, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) has introduced a Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course of one year duration for 12th (10+2) passed students. It comprises of two parts- Foundation Course (Entry Level) and Competency Level. Also this course comprise of Examinations, Computer Training (60 Hours), Practical Training (6 Months) and Orientation Training Programme (15 Days). It will be in English and Hindi language. Study materials will also be available in English & Hindi as per choice of students. The papers covered under CAT Course are:-

A) Foundation Course (Entry Level) – Part-I
Paper 1: Organization and Management Fundamentals.
Paper 2: Accounting
Paper 3: Economics and Business Fundamentals
Paper 4: Business Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals

B) Competency Level – Part-II
Paper 5: Financial Accounting
Paper 6: Applied Statutory Compliance

The Student who have passed/appearing 12th Class (10+2) examination are eligible to take admission in Foundation (Entry Level) Part-I of CAT Course. Graduates and Foundation Passed students of ICAI & CAT are eligible to take direct admission in Competency Level (Part-II). It may please be noted that simultaneous appearing in Entry Level and Competency Level is not allowed for a CAT Course.

Course Fee
Fee for the complete Course is Rs. 8,600/-. Fee for ICAI Foundation passed students and Graduates is Rs. 6,500/-. However, these students are required to pay exemption fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 500 per paper). Course Fee includes Registration Fee, Tuition Fee, Computer Training Fee, Training Registration Fee and Study Material Cost.

It has been decided that there will be no postal coaching for CAT student. Only Oral Coaching mode will be followed, students eligibility for examination will be based on attendance (more than 70% of Classes attended).
Further, there will be no coaching completion Certificate for CAT Course.

Examination : Examination for CAT Course will be similar to ICAI main Course with respect to date of Registration, validity of Registration, date of submission of Examination form, Examination date, Examination centres and passing marks etc.

Computer Training:- The Computer Training will be for sixty hours. The training will be in Accounting software, windows etc.

Practical Training:- The Practical Training will be for six months. The training can be taken from organizations prescribed under training scheme of CAT Course.

Orientation Training:- The Orientation Training will be for 15 days. After completion of Accounting Technicians course of both Part-I and Part-II and requisite practical Training of 6 months and Computer Training, a student needs to undergo Orientation Training Programme for 15 days at a Regional Council/ Chapter/ Oral Coaching Centre.

Last Date for Admission

For June Term Examination

18th December of previous year

For December Term Examination

26th June of same year


Click to view the Recognised Oral Coaching Center (ROCC) for CAT Course.

For any further queries related to CAT course, please mail to catdelhi@icwai.org.