Certificate in Accounting Technicians
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
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 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
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
For December Term
26th June of same year
view the Recognised Oral Coaching Center (ROCC) for CAT Course.
For any further queries related to CAT course, please mail to