CA Direct Entry Articleship: New Syllabus, new Rules I StudyByTech


CA Direct Entry Articleship: New Syllabus, new Rules With StudyByTech

For CA aspirants across India, the recent changes for direct entry students into Articleshipships after CA Inter have opened new doors and sparked a flurry of questions. Stepping straight into practical training might seem daunting, but fear not, future CAs! This blog is your guide to navigating this exciting change and clearing any doubts you might have.

Embracing the New Landscape:

  • Faster Track to Success: Direct entry allows you to start articles immediately after CA Inter, potentially completing the CA course significantly faster. Before taking this new course, students with direct entry need to first complete the articles to appear for exams.
  • Practical Edge: Early exposure to the professional world gives you a head start in developing your skills, gaining valuable experience, & helping you understand your field of interest.
  • Enhanced Skillset: Articleship often involves diverse projects and client interactions, broadening your knowledge and skill set.

    Watch our video by Parag Gupta sir for further insights about the new syllabus and some changes for CA direct entry students regarding CA Articleship.

Tips for Success:

  • Be Proactive: Take initiative, ask questions, and show your eagerness to learn.
  • Network Extensively: Build relationships with colleagues, seniors, and industry professionals. Their connections and advice can be invaluable.
  • Time management: With Articleship, you can manage your time to start studying for the CA final exams.
  • Focus on Soft Skills: Communication, teamwork, and problem-solving are essential for success in the CA profession.


  • Direct entry is an opportunity to gain a competitive edge and accelerate your CA journey.
  • Embrace the challenges, seek support, and stay focused on your goals.
  • With dedication and hard work, you can excel in your studies as well as in articles and become a successful chartered accountant.

This blog is just the beginning of your direct-entry adventure. Share your questions, experiences, and anxieties in the comments below. Let’s build a community of future CAs, conquering new horizons together! P.S. Don’t forget to spread the word and share this blog with your fellow CA aspirants!


Q 1: What is the eligibility criteria for registering for the Intermediate Course through the Direct Entry Route?

Candidates who have passed the intermediate level of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India are eligible to register for the Intermediate Course through the Direct Entry Route if they are graduates or post-graduates in commerce (with a minimum of 55% marks), graduates or post-graduates in other fields (with a minimum of 60% marks), or both.

Q 2: I am pursuing my last year of graduation. How can I join the CA course?

The CA Intermediate Course is available for provisional registration through the Direct Entry Route. You can take the Intermediate Examination once you have completed the required coursework in the Intermediate Course and graduated with the necessary grades, which is eight months from the date of your provisional registration.

Q 3: I have not secured the requisite marks for graduation, and I am pursuing post-graduation. How can I join the CA course?

In the final year of post-graduation, you may register provisionally for the Intermediate Course via the Direct Entry Route. You would be able to stand in the Intermediate Examination after completing the Post-Graduation with the required marks and completing an eight-month study period in the Intermediate Course from the date of provisional enrollment.

Q 4: I have registered provisionally for the Intermediate Course through the Direct Entry Route. When will my registration be confirmed?

If you registered for the final year of graduation, your provisional registration for the Intermediate Course will be verified upon receipt of the graduation examination marksheet containing the necessary scores. The marksheet must be turned in within six months of the graduation exam results being announced. Alternatively, if you enrolled during the last year of post-graduation, your registration will be verified provisionally upon receipt of the marksheet with the necessary scores from the post-graduation examination. The marksheet must be turned in within six months of the post-graduation exam results being announced.

Q 5: When are the intermediate examinations held, and what is the cutoff date for registration in the intermediate course for appearing in the intermediate examination?

Answer: Twice a year, between May and November, the Intermediate Examinations are conducted. The candidate must be enrolled in the Intermediate Course for at least eight months by the first day of the month in which the exam is held. For instance, in order to appear in the Intermediate May 2024 Examination, a candidate must be registered in the Intermediate Course by September 1st, 2023, at the latest.

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