The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body under an Act of Parliament with 4 Regional Councils, 95 Chapters, 84 CMA support centers, 70000+ qualified professionals and more than 500000 students pursuing ICMAI Course. The main function of CMA Institute is to develop and regulate the Cost and Management Accountancy profession in India.
To become Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), you have to clear three level of examinations conducted by ICMAI Institute. Foundation course is the first stage or starting level of examination for becoming Cost and Management Accountant in India. Here you will find details about the CMA Foundation admission eligibility, registration form submission last date and fees etc.
CMA Foundation Course Admission – New Syllabus 2016
Today, we shall be able to know about student registration for CMA Foundation Course under New Syllabus-2016. The first examination under New syllabus 2016 shall be conducted in June 2017 term of examination. However, the candidates who have already registered under old syllabus-2012 may however eligible to appear up to Dec 2017 term of examination under Syllabus-2012.
Eligibility for Admission to CMA Foundation Course:
If you are in Class X, you may plan for get admission to foundation course but not eligible for registration in CMA Foundation Course. After appearing in 10+2 examination, you may register yourself for CMA Foundation course of ICMAI Institute.
In other words, those students who have passed Class 10 or equivalent from a recognized Board or Institution and appear for his/her Higher Secondary examination (10+2) shall be eligible for Oral/Postal admission to CMA Foundation Course.
However, if you are waiting for the result of/or not passed SSE/HS/10+2 examination then your registration shall be provisional. That means the minimum qualification for registration as a student of CMA Institute is Class XII.
Additionally, the following examination Passed Students shall also be eligible for admission in CMA Foundation Course under New Syllabus 2016:
- Senior Secondary Examination (SSE) under 10+2 scheme of a recognized Board; or
- An Examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent to 10+2; or
- Passed National Diploma in Commerce Examination held by the All India Council for Technical Education or any State Board of Technical Education under the authority of the said All India Council; or
- The Diploma in Rural Service Examination conducted by the National Council of Higher Education.
Fee for Registration in CMA Foundation Course:
You are required to pay fee of ₹4,000 for CMA Foundation Course registration. If you want to buy prospectus of Foundation Course, then you have to pay ₹250/- additionally.
Required Documents for CMA Foundation Course:
Following documents are required for taking admission in ICMAI Foundation Course under New Syllabus 2016:
- Attested Copy of Matriculation Certificate
- Attested copy of 10+2 Certificate or Marks Statement
- Three Passport size photographs – (One pasted on application form, one pasted on identity card and one to be attached with application)
(Attestation should be by any member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India /The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/ The Institute of Company Secretaries of India/Parliament/State Legislative Assembly or a Gazetted Officer or a Principal of a college)
CMA Foundation Course Registration for Dec 2017 Exams
Admission to CMA Foundation course for the ICAI course is open throughout the year. However, the CMA Institute has set cut-off dates or last date for registration for appearing in June/December term of examinations.
Accordingly, you have to take admission in CMA Foundation Course at least 4 months prior to the month of Examination to be eligible to appear in the Foundation Examination. Accordingly, students desirous to appear for June Term Examination should apply before 31st January of that year and for December Term Examination should apply before 31st July of that year.
To appear in December 2017 Exams:
If you want to appear for CMA Foundation December 2017 term examination then, you should have to apply for admission before 31st July 2017. In other words, the last date of registration for CMA Foundation Course is 31-07-2017 for appearing in December 2017 term of examinations.
To appear in June 2018 Exams:
Students desirous to appear for June 2018 term examination of CMA Foundation Course then, they should apply before 31st January 2018. In other words, the last date of registration for CMA Foundation Course is 31-01-2018 for appearing in June 2018 term of examinations.
Procedure for CMA Foundation Course Registration
You may either buy physical registration form or apply online for admission to CMA foundation course under New Syllabus 2016.
A) Apply in Physical Application Form:
Just visit your nearest chapter of CMA Institute and buy physical form for admission in CMA Foundation course. All students shall submit their Postal Application form, duly filled in together with relevant documents and remittances to their respective Regional Councils / Chapters only.
Following are the address of respective Regional Councils / Chapters:
Eastern India Regional Council,
84 Harish Mukherjee Road,
Kolkatta – 700 025
Ph: 033 -24553418 /24555957
Fax: 91 033-2455-7920
The States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Maghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Sikkim, the Union Territories: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Foreign Countries.
Western India Regional Council,
“Rohit Chambers” 4th Floor,
Fort Mumbai – 400 001
Ph: 022-22872010/ 22841138/ 22043406/ 22043416
Fax: 91- 022- 22870763
The State of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pardesh, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories: Daman Diu., Dadra, and Nagar Heveli.
Northern India Regional Council 3,
Institutional Area, Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110 003
Ph: 011 – 24626678 / 24615788
The States of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajastan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttraanchal and the Union Territory: Chandigarh.
Southern India Regional Council 4,
Montieth Lane, Egmore,
Chennai – 600 008
Fax: 91- 044- 28554651
The State of Andhra Pradesh, Karnatka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Pondicherry and the Unition Terrritory: the Lakshadweep.
B) Submit Online Admission Application Form:
You may use ICMAI Online Student Registration System for admission to CMA foundation course under New Syllabus 2016. However, you have to keep some compulsory required documents before applying online for admission in CMA Foundation Course. Make sure you have the following details at hand before you start the registration process: –
1) Your contact details:
b) Mobile Number
c) Email id
2) Attachment details:
a) Coloured Scanned copy of Passport Size Photo in (JPG OR JPEG format)
b) Age proof Certificate in (PDF format) size not exceeding 300 KB.
c) Scan copy of Signature in (JPG OR JPEG format)
d) Educational Qualification Certificates in (PDF format) size not exceeding 300 KB in each file.
How to apply online for CMA Foundation Admission
Here is the step-by-step online process for registration for CMA Foundations course under New syllabus 2016. The first examination under the New Syllabus 2016 shall be conducted in June 2017. Note that students admitted / registered / enrolled to Foundation / Intermediate / Final course at least 4 months prior to the month of Examination shall be eligible to appear in the Foundation / Intermediate / Final Examination.
Step-1 (Online Portal):
Log on to Online Student Registration System www.cmaicmai.in/students/Home.aspx developed by ICMAI for the benefit of students. You may click directly on the below text link which land you on registration webpage.
Online Students Admission Form
(Apply for CMA Foundation Dec 2017)
Step-2 (Online Application Form):
Now, you may proceed for online application and click on foundation text link shown in the middle of that webpage. You will be asked to select either oral coaching or postal coaching.
- Oral Coaching: If you opt for Oral Coaching mode, you have to attend oral coaching classes at Chapter/Regional Councils of the institute selected by you. You need to collect Study Materials from concerned Regional Council / Chapter / CMA Support Centre after receipt intimation from HQ by SMS/email.
- Postal Coaching: Students opting Postal Coaching mode shall have to submit answer to Postal test papers only.
|Enrollment Type for Foundation||Minimum documents must be uploaded|
|1) 10th Pass||a) Passport Photo
b) Specimen Signature
c) Age Proof
d) 10th Pass Marksheet
|2) Provisional (Yet to complete 10+2)||a) Passport Photo
b) Specimen Signature
c) Age Proof
d) 10th pass Marksheet.
e) 12th Appeared Admit Card.
|3) Regular (10+2 passed)||a) Passport Photo
b) Specimen Signature
c) Age Proof
d) 10th Pass Marksheet.
e) 12th Pass Marksheet.
Step-3 (Submit Online Form):
Thereafter, you have to fill-up online admission form for CMA foundation course by providing following details:
a) Personal Details:
i) Course Information: Enrollment Type, Course Type, Region/Chapter and Coaching Type.
ii) General Information: Your Name, Father/Husband Name, Mother’s Maiden Name, Nationality, Religion, Date of Birth, Caste, Gender, Marital Status and Occupation.
b) Address Details: Permanent and present Address.
c) Qualification Details: CLASS X or SSC or CLASS XII
d) Payment: You may make payment using your Debit/Credit card or net banking.
e) Attachment: Upload the required documents viz. Passport Photo, Specimen Signature, Age Proof, Pass Marksheet etc.
Some other Important Information:
1) Welcome Message:
Once you successfully upload all the required scanned documents and make payment online, you will receive a welcome message.
2) Reg. Number:
Identification/ Registration Number will be generated only after completion of document verification and authentication from the Directorate of studies.
3) Study Materials:
Study Material will be dispatched after generation of Identification/ Registration Number.
Applicants are advised to ensure proper compliance and documentation.
5) Incomplete Application Form:
Incomplete applications will be available in the system for further completion for a period of 30 days from the date of original application. During this period, an applicant may complete the remaining procedures. Beyond 30 days, no previous information will be available in the system and an applicant shall have to proceed for making fresh application.
For more information regarding online registration, please comment below or visit official website of ICMAI.