IPCC Exam under Direct Entry Scheme

By | January 8, 2015
for ca ipcc under direct entry scheme if we register this mnth and appear for ipcc i.e nov 2015 exam both grp then later on after passing grp 1 or both can she go for articleship or else she wll be able to give ipcc exam only after undergoing 9 months articleship after graduation?

Whether students who are registered for Integrated Professional Competence
Course (IPCC) and have not passed any of the Groups but fulfill the requirement of
prescribed percentage of marks can commence practical training?
Yes. Graduates or Post Graduates with specified percentage of marks shall be
eligible for admission to three years articled training, on completion of –
(a) Information Technology Training;
and
(b) Orientation CourseHowever, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by
the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course
upto 30th September, 2012, has relaxed the requirement of completion of ITT and
Orientation Course upto 31st March, 2013, as a one-time dispensation.
Such students are required to pay the following fee for converting to Direct Entry
Scheme of Chartered Accountancy Course:
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee 500 30
Registration fee for remaining Group, if not registered for Both Groups
1
st Group 7000 430
2
nd Group 6000 370
Articled Registration Fee, if not paid earlier 2000 120
ATC (Optional ) Fee, if not opted earlier 1000 60
Payable for undergoing the course:
Orientation Course fee 3000 180
IT Training Course Fee 4000 250

1. Whether a student who is registered for Integrated Professional Competence
Course (IPCC) and has passed Group II and fulfills the requirement of prescribed
percentage of marks can commence practical training?
Yes. Existing students of IPCC who have passed Group II, can convert under direct
entry scheme of chartered accountancy course and commence articled training on
registration for Group I, if not registered earlier and complete –
(a) Information Technology Training;
and
(b) Orientation Course
However, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by
the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course
upto 30th September, 2012 relaxed the requirement of completion of ITT and
Orientation Course upto 31st March, 2013, as a one-time dispensation.
Students who have not registered for both groups earlier shall be required to
register for Group I by paying the following fee:
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee 500 30
Registration fee for 1st Group, if not paid earlier
1
st Group 7000 430
Articled Registration Fee, if not paid earlier 2000 120
ATC (Optional ) Fee 1000 60
Payable for undergoing the course:Orientation Course fee 3000 180
IT Training Course Fee 4000 250
11. Whether students of erstwhile Intermediate/ Professional Education (Course-II)
who have not passed either of the groups can switch over to Intermediate (Integrated
Professional Competence) Course and commence practical training?
Yes. Students who have registered earlier for Intermediate/ Professional Education
(Course – II) and have not yet switched over to Integrated Professional Competence Course
(IPCC) as per announcement dated 27th July, 2010 can switch over either to Direct Entry
Scheme of Chartered Accountancy Course if they fulfill prescribed percentage of marks or
to the existing route of Intermediate (IPC) Course by paying the applicable fee:
Student, who opts for direct entry scheme shall be eligible to appear in the
Intermediate (IPC) examination on completion of nine months of articled training
(including study course for a period of eight months which shall commence from the date
of registration to the Course). Such student shall be required to pay the following fee:
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee (including Study Material) 500 30
ATC (Optional ) Fee 1000 60
Articled Registration Fee 2000 120
Payable for undergoing the IT Training, if not completed earlier:
IT Training Course Fee 4000 250
However, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by
the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course
upto 30th September, 2012 as a one-time dispensation, has relaxed the requirement of
completing of 9 months articled training (including concurrent 8 months study course)
or 8 months study course period to 7 months so as to appear such students in May,
2013 Intermediate (IPC) Examination.
If a student opts for the existing route of Intermediate (IPC) Course, he shall be
eligible to appear in the next available attempt of Intermediate (IPC) Examination on
conversion to the Intermediate (IPC) Course and shall be eligible to commence articled
training on passing either Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination. As
per the decision of the Council, these students are exempted from undergoing study
course.
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee (including Study Material) 500 30
ATC (Optional ) Fee 1000 60
Payable for undergoing the IT Training, if not completed earlier:
IT Training Fee 4000 250

2. Whether a student is required to fill separate form for undergoing Orientation
Course and Information Technology Training (ITT)?
Yes. Students, who wish to commence practical training, may register for
undergoing Orientation Course and Information Technology Training by submitting the
prescribed form(s) which can be obtained from the concerned Regional Office or its
Branches or a copy of the form can be downloaded from www.icai.org as well.
The Orientation Course is organized by the Regional Councils, Branches and
Chapters of ICAI which would charge a separate fee of Rs. 3,000/-.
The 100 hours Information Technology Training can be undergone through Regional
Councils and Branches of the ICAI which would charge a separate fee of Rs. 4,000/-.

3. Whether a student can opt for Accounting Technician Course (ATC) alongwith
registration for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course?
Yes. It is advisable to opt for Accounting Technician Course (ATC) alongwith
registration for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.

4. Whether a student, who has completed 7 months of articled training in PCC and
converted to IPCC but not passed any of the groups, can appear in the November, 2012
Intermediate (IPC) Examination on switching over to Intermediate (IPC) Course?
The eligibility requirement to appear in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination under
Direct Entry Scheme is completion of 9 months of practical training. If a student, on
converting to Intermediate (IPC) Course and re-joining for the remaining period of articled
training under direct entry scheme, completes prescribed period of 9 months articled
training on or before the last day of the month (i.e. 31st October, 2012) preceding the
month in which the examination is to be held, such students can appear in the
Intermediate (IPC) Examination to be held in November, 2012.
Such students shall have to serve balance period of practical training. It may be
noted that total period of articled training for PCC student is three and half years.
Such students shall be required to pay the following fee for converting from PCC to
Intermediate (IPC) Course:
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee (including Study Material) 500 30
ATC (Optional ) Fee 1000 60
Payable for undergoing the IT Training, if not completed earlier:
IT Training Course Fee 4000 250

5. Whether a student who has appeared in IPC Examination held in May, 2012 or
earlier can convert and appear in the November, 2012 Intermediate (IPC)
Examination?
No. such students, on conversion to direct entry scheme, shall be eligible to appear
in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination only on completion of 9 months of practical training
on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to
be held.However, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by
the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course
upto 30th September, 2012 as a one-time dispensation, has relaxed the requirement of
completing of 9 months articled training (including concurrent 8 months study course)
to 7 months so as to appear such students in May, 2013 Intermediate (IPC)
Examination.

6. Whether exiting CPT student instead of paying Conversion fee Rs. 500/-, can
register afresh for Intermediate (IPC) Course on fulfilling the prescribed percentage of
marks?
No, existing CPT students are mandatorily required to pay Rs. 500/- as conversion
fee alongwith other prescribed fees applicable for converting to direct entry scheme of
chartered accountancy course. The Conversion fee is levied to maintain and shift the data
from CPT to Intermediate (IPC) Course. If existing CPT student applies as a fresh candidate
under the direct entry scheme, such candidate’s registration may lead to delay in
registration to the course and on identification of such instances, conversion fee will be
recovered in due course from such candidate.

7. Whether a student who has registered for the CPT course by paying Rs.6000/- for
appearing in the December, 2012 examination, can get any concession/ adjustment in
conversion fee payable for Intermediate (IPC) Course?
No. Students who wish to shift from existing CPT to Intermediate (IPC) Course on
fulfilling the prescribed percentage of marks shall be required to pay the following fee and
no concession/ adjustment shall be allowed:
Particulars Fee in
(Rs.)
Fee in
(US$)
Conversion Fee 500 30
Registration fee for Both Groups 9000 550
Articled Registration Fee 2000 120
ATC (Optional ) Fee 1000 60
Payable for undergoing the course:
Orientation Course fee 3000 180
IT Training Course Fee 4000 250

8. Can existing IPCC students who have applied for Intermediate (IPC) Examination to
be held in November, 2012 convert to Intermediate (IPC) Course and commence
articled training and also appear in the November, 2012 examination?
No. Students, who have applied for Intermediate (IPC) Examination to be held in
November, 2012 can opt either to appear in the November, 2012 examination or
commence articled training on converting to Intermediate (IPC) Course.
Students, who opt for joining articled training, shall be eligible to appear in the
Intermediate (IPC) Examination only on completion of 9 months of practical training.
Further, the Council, in order to mitigate the hardships that might be faced by
the students registering under Direct Entry Scheme to Chartered Accountancy Course
upto 30th September, 2012, as a one-time dispensation, has relaxed the requirement
of completing of 9 months articled training (including concurrent 8 months studycourse) to 7 months so as to appear such students in May, 2013 Intermediate (IPC)
Examination.

9. In case student undergoes Information Technology Training (ITT) during the
articled training period whether the same is treated as period actually served under
articled training or is treated as leave period?
Student who undergo Information Technology Training (ITT) with the consent of the
Principal during the articled training period is treated as period actually served under
articled training as per Regulation 59(7) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.
20. In case student undergoes Orientation Course during the articled training period
whether the same is treated as period actually served under articled training or is
treated as leave period?
Students who undergoes Orientation Course during the articled training period is
treated as leave period.

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