ICWA Course Details – Duration, Eligibility, Fees, Registration etc

Many students are searching for icwa course details. That’s why here we are giving full details of the course structure and other information like ICWA full form etc. Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India is the ICWAI full form.

The course offered by the ICWAI is known as “CWA Course” later name changed into CMA. There are three different stages in the icwai course. The stages are CMA Foundation, intermediate and final

Note:- ICWA Course name was changed as CMA course. So dont confuse with that.

How many Stages?3 (Foundation, Intermediate & Final)
Registration FeesRs. 4,000 /- (Foundation Course)
 ICWAI Full FormInstitute of Cost and Works Accountants of India
ICWA Course Details. Fee, duration, registration, eligibility etc

According to the notification released CMA intermediate name Changed to CMA Executive and CMA Final name changed to CMA Professional.

After completion of the 12th class, a candidate can apply for the foundation course. ICWAI has changed its name to The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and also ICWA course name is changed into CMA course.

Full form of CMA is Cost Management Accounting. There is no difference between CMA and ICWAI Course. These two names are describing the same thing. Students searching for CMA course details can find the answer to their doubts from this post.

More About ICWA Course Details

At present ICWA course has been renamed to CMA Course (Cost and Management Accounting). ICWAI, ICWA, CMA is the same Institution. ICWA or CMA Exam is the Post Graduate Entrance Exam which is conducted by Institute of Cost Accounts of India and it is One Year Post Graduate Course. The exam for the entrance is held twice every year in the months of June and December respectively. See all the three stages of icwaCourseDetails. They are Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. See the full icwa course structure in this post.

Note:- Examination is conducted twice a year.

ICWA Course Eligibility


  1. The candidate has to pass 10th class or equivalent from a recognized board.
  2. 10+2 from a recognized board or an examination equivalent to 10+2 which is recognized by the central government. Or diploma in commerce examination held by all India council of technical education. Also Check Other Courses After 12th Commerce.

ICWA Course Duration After Graduation

Graduate candidates can apply directly for the intermediate course. So foundation course duration is saved for graduate applicants.

Check ICWA Syllabus Here

icwa syllabus
icwa syllabus

See the subjects of the course below in a stage-wise manner. You can see the Latest changes in the CMA course syllabus at our another post – ICWAI Syllabus 2016 for complete details. Current ICWAI Examinations are conducting on the basis of “ICWAI Syllabus 2012” but there is a change in the ICWAI Syllabus. Notification is released about ICWAI Syllabus change. According to that notification, CMA Inter and CMA Final courses will be called as CMA executive and CMA Professional Courses. Examinations from 2016 will be conducted based on “ICWAI Syllabus 2016”.

Quick Remainder:- This course contains 3 stages. Foundation, Inter & Final. Minimum Qualification required is 10+2.

ICWAI Foundation Syllabus (Subjects in Foundation)
  • Paper 1: Fundamentals of Economics & Management
  • Paper 2: Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Paper 3: Fundamentals of Laws & Ethics
  • Paper 4: Fundamentals of Business Mathematics & Statistics.
ICWAI Intermediate Syllabus (Subjects in Inter)
  • Paper 5: Financial Accounting
  • Paper 6: Laws, Ethics & Governance
  • Paper 7: Direct Taxation
  • Paper 8: Cost Accounting and Financial Management
  • Paper 9: Operations Management $ Information Systems
  • Paper 10: Cost & Management Accountancy
  • Paper 11: Indirect Taxation
  • Paper 12: Company Accounts & Audit
ICWAI Final Syllabus (Subjects in Final)
  • Paper 13: Corporate Laws & Compliance
  • Paper 14: Advanced Financial Management
  • Paper 15: Business Strategy & Strategic Cost Management
  • Paper 16: Tax Management & Practice
  • Paper 17: Strategic Performance Management
  • Paper 18: Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Paper 19: Cost & Management Audit
  • Paper 20: Financial Analysis and Business Valuation

Also see:

ICWA Course Duration:

Entire course consists of three stages foundation, intermediate and final.

  1. Foundation: Minimum duration of the course is eight months.  
  2. Intermediate: Minimum duration of the course is Ten months.
  3. Final: Minimum duration of the course is Eighteen months.  

Also see: CA Course DetailsCS Course DetailsCA VS ICWAICWAI Syllabus 2016

ICWA Registration Details

See complete details about registration procedure, fee, regional offices and more below.

icwa registration
icwa registration
CourseDocuments to be enclosed with application form
ICWA Foundation Registration
  1. Matriculation Certificate. (Attested Copy)
  2. 10+2 Certificate or Marks Statement. (Attested Copy)
  3. 3 Passport size photographs.
ICWA Intermediate Registration
  1. Matriculation Certificate. (Attested Copy)
  2. 10+2 Certificate or Marks Statement. (Attested Copy)
  3. Degree. (Attested Copy)
  4. 3 Passport size photographs.
ICWA Final Registration
  1. Passport Photo.
  2. Specimen Signature.
  3. Age Proof.
  4. 10th Pass Marks sheet.
  5. 12th Pass Marks Sheet.
  6. CMA Inter Pass Marks sheet / Certificate.

ICWA Registration Fee Details

Students who registered at least 4 months before the ICWA Registration Last date are eligible to write the examination.

Foundation Course
EligibilityPassed 10th Class
Fees (Oral)Rs.4000 /-
Fees (Postal)Rs.4000 /-
Intermediate Course
EligibilityPassed Foundation or Graduation
Fees (Oral)Rs.20000 /-
Fees (Postal)Rs.20000 /-
Final Course
EligibilityPassed Intermediate
Fees (Oral)Rs.17000 /-
Fees (Postal)Rs.17000 /-


Uniform Fee Structure for pursuing CMA Courses is notified and shall be made effective for all registrations/enrollment to the Intermediate/ Final Course with effective from 01.02.2015. It may be noted that CMA Foundation Course Fee structure is uniform – irrespective of either Oral or Postal mode of coaching.

ICWA Registration Last Date

The candidate has to apply 4 months before the examination. Then only he/she will be eligible to write the exam. See the last dates below.

ICWA Foundation Registration Last Date
June Examination31st January
September Examination30th April
December Examination31st July
March Examination31st October
ICWA Registration Last Date For Intermediate and Final
June Exam31st January
December Exam31st July

Regional Offices For ICWA Admission

Apply to the following Regional Councils with duly filled in application together with relevant documents.

Covering Areas
Covering areas: Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra.union territories: Nagar haveli, Dadra, Daman Diu.
Western India Regional Council, “Rohit Chambers”, 4th floor, Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, Mumbai – 400001.Website: www.icwai-wirc.org
Covering Areas
Covering areas: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry. Union territory: Lakshadweep.
Southern India Regional Council, 4, Montieth Lane, Egmore, Chennai – 600008.Website: www.sircoficwai.com
Covering Areas
Covering areas: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Sikkim, The Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Foreign Countries.
Eastern India Regional Council, 84, Harish Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700025.
New Delhi
Covering Areas
Covering areas:  Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal. Union Territory: Chandigarh.
Northern India Regional Council, 3, Institutional ares, lodi road, New delhi – 110003.

ICWA Registration Status Checking Online For Foundation, Inter, Final

You can check the ICWAI Registration status online for Foundation, Executive, and professional courses. You can check the status of your application with different combinations of Application/Registration number with Date of Birth, Email ID with DOB and Mobile number with DOB.


Registering Online:

Make sure that you have the following before you fill the application form. They are Contact details like Address, mobile number, and Email ID.

Documents Required:

  1. Passport size photo (Scanned copy) in jpg or jpeg format.
  2. Certificate of Age proof in PDF format not exceeding 600 kb.
  3. Scanned copy of Signature in jpg or jpeg format.
  4. Certificates of Educational Qualification in PDF Format not exceeding the size of 600 kb.

Registration Procedure

  1. Upload all the documents and Make payment.
  2. Registration or Identification number will be generated after verification from the director of studies.
  3. After Registration or Identification is generated Study materials will be dispatched.
  4. Incomplete applications are available for 30 days for completion from the date of original registration. In the case of not applied properly and After 30 days to the original application date no data will be available and the applicant needs to apply for a fresh application.


    • Me b.com 2nd year student hu Hindi midium se kya aap muje bata sakte he ki is course ke sath icwa course ho sakta he kya

    • It is depends on your interest and ur willingness or upto ur dreams.
      what do u want to become it is upto u. Both streams are best.

  1. I am Jasbir, want to know that can i do registration online for Sept, 2016 examination in this month Please anybody tell me.

  2. I have Completed B.com Degree And Direct Entry ICAI, IPCC join Articelship, but new addmisson in a Cost and Management Accoutancy Course give details please.

    • Sure brother. But u have to put efforts. Withou lending more time on ur mobile. Make a mind and do it. And go to tutions for ICWA.

  3. I passed cpt and I want to convert my course in cma. am I eligible for intermediate directly or I have to do foundation?

  4. I have done my B.Com in 1997. Can I opt for the intermediate course directly or need to clear foundation course first. is there any age limit? and what are the documents required as I am married woman?

  5. R/Sir,
    I have passed B.com (Pass) in 1999 and 8-year experience in accounting. I want something related with accounting for good opportunities. Pls. suggest me.

  6. How i can apply as per new syllabus if i am a student of syllabus 2008 and already pay the fees for intermediate

  7. ‘m doing my mba in finance. but my bchlr degree was not in commerce or any related stream. so could I do this?

  8. I have completed my b.com I want to pursue ICWAI what is the procedure for taking admission in this course. Please give the full detail of admission from registration to admission as soon as possible.

  9. I am Vadivu I complete post graudate@54% in Madras university I can join icwai in intermediate course please tell him

  10. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have completed I.C.W.A. (Inter) in 1999, i have also got registration in final but never appear in Exam.
    So may you pl. tell me whether i may appear in Final exam with new registration.
    pl. leave comment .

  11. I had completed BBA. Now, can I do icwa? Tell me the scope of icwa for me or is it good for me or not.

  12. Dear Sir, I’m Joining the CMA 2009 (course syllabus 2012) but not entering the exam.
    now prepared the exam Can you advise syllabus details and others

  13. sir/madam i did 10+2 , after that i finished my 3 year degree(BBA) corresponce in madaras university.
    Then i did my MCA in IGNOU. Now am P.graduate. Can i do intermediate,directly ?

  14. If i am CMA holder from USA and i would like to know if I need to have ICWA certification from India so How much should I pay? And How long will it take?

  15. I have done Mcom. In 2013 can I do icwa course or I want to know That I can do this correspondence and after doing correspondence can I get job


  17. Sir I am Student of B.com so I Want to Know That How many Percentage Required in B.Com to join ICWA course?

  18. I am a Graduate. I understand that I can do ICWAI Intermediate directly… But, I want to complete ICWAI Foundation and then i want to do ICWAI Intermediate… Is this possible? Or Since I am Graduate I should not write ICWAI Foundation?? Please advise. Thanks, Mohan Raj

  19. sir, i completed BBA in open university , am i eligible for this course . pls provide details for me , kindly thanking you.

  20. Hello sir I have completed b.com ( computer application)in 2012. Now I HV interested in icwa course. So pls I got a basic details sir pls send me soon sir thank u

  21. Dear sir,

    I have query regarding documents, please suggest.

    I have lost my all original mark sheets but zerox copy of mark sheets are available.

    so can i upload pdf file of zerox copy of mark sheets?

    Best Regards,

  22. I am a b.com student and applied MBA in distance education thru Madras university but I am not attending the exams shall I do icwa?

  23. Dear Sir, I am pursuing B.com at this time. After Complete B.com, I wanna join CMA Intermediate for which how many percentage i will have to obtain in B.com.

  24. what is the validity period for ICWA Inter? Can one register for ICWA Final 3 years after passing ICWA Inter?

  25. Hi I m Anand I m a b.com final year student .if I join ICWA course should I must complete intermediate and final stages or intermediate is enough.

  26. hiiiii I m nivedita n I passed 10+1 student and I want to join icwa foundation can I apply for icwa plz….give me suggestions

  27. I’m have recently clear my 12th…
    Would i be able to do icwa..
    I also want to know the scope as well as criteria for this course….

  28. Hi!

    I did my 10th in state board that was from a private institution. I got my 12th completed from state board this was from a regular school. Am I eligible for applying this course?

  29. Hi sir I am completed b.com degree in 1999 with 50% and M.com completed in 2011 with 50% so please tell me Am I eligible or not this course applying

  30. I am still studying B.COM (G) now I am in third year…so I want to know that can I give exam…i am not a hons candidate

  31. is this possible for me also i have M.Com Not yet (2011 batch) and i want to know what stage 1.fundamental Syllabus 2. ICWAI Intermediate Syllabus 3.ICWAI Final Syllabus (Subjects in Final) which one to select

  32. Hello Sir,
    I am graduate from b.com in vbu hazaribag and i am working in private company as a jr. accountant, so can i know that can i do the icwa course without training (because my financial position is very poor so i want complete the course with part time job) only tution.

    i am waiting your correct appreciate answer.

  33. Being a bio student will it be tough for me to pass icwa exams ………..wat if I appear for icwa exams?

  34. Hello,
    Please let me know how can I shift my registration from 2012 syllabus to 2016 syllabus.

  35. I have completed my bcom cs . I wish to join CMA course can I know what are the available time schedules for the course to do it in regular as well as in correspondence.may I know the answers pls

  36. I have completed M.com 2006 (B.com and M.Com studied by Distance Education) I want to pursue ICWAI what is the procedure for taking admission in this course. Please give the full detail of admission from registration to admission as soon as possible.

  37. This information you provided in the blog that was really unique ,Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  38. Respected Sir, you are provided this information very useful i am complete B.Com in 2003.currently working in accounts dept in pvt.ltd co. can i registration under ICWA Intermediate Registration.please guide me.
    Thanks & regards

  39. I finished my MB A MSC maths B A hindi B ED hindi. Now I want to do ICWA . What is the future for this course. Basically iam doing buisness as well as tutor for all subjects

  40. फाऊंडेशन कोर्से के अन्दर 4000 रजिस्टर फीस के अलावा भी कोई फीस है क्या ।

  41. Hi my name is Isha my brothet in law completed +2 commerce in 2008.Post that he did B.com from EĹLIM university. Right now he is persuing MBA from KR Manglam University. He is not getting job as no one is considering bcom valid. Really confused what to do?

  42. Hi I have done my Bsc Information Technology and tally course & MBA Finance correspondence as well i have 9 years work experience in accounts i wants to do ICWA Inter is possible i can do ? and schooling 10th & +2 ( Biology Group) ?

  43. I have Completed in B.Com(Computer Application), I have 3 Years of experience in a private manufacturing company can i apply CMA in Inter level without Articleship training, pls clarify

  44. Good Morning,
    I am ex-student of CMA Inter Syllabus for batch 2012. and again i want to continuous my study for CMA.
    I need the information about the criteria for re-joining the Intermediate syllabus.


  45. I completed my Graduation..Can I apply for ICWA…If I apply for it will the fund…& From what satge I want to join…?

  46. I am completed my b.com finance and i am interested to do this course. please provide me proper detail about this course.

  47. Hi,

    I have completed my Graduation in 2015, want to do this course (CMA), How much time it will take, what is the total amount of this and scope. when would i apply and Which institue is best for this course.
    Please help me.

  48. Hi,
    i completed my b.com graduation in 1989, want to do ICWA course. let me confirm WHETHER i am eligible to do this course. I would also like to inform you that I completed MBA both Marketing & HR through distance mode. Thanks and regards,


  49. I’m a bcom students but my intrested icwa course.but best institute in near by trichy plz tell me and any other suggestions plz plz and mainly i know syllabus and all those thinks but i don’t know best institute so plz tell me the best near by trichy

  50. HI I have completed the and BA English in Distance education. Am i eligible for Intermediate in ICWA. Please advise Me.

  51. Sir I am 39 years old how can I do icwa course I had completed my 12th Am I eligible to do icwa course please advise me


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