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ICMAI CAT January 2019 Exam Time Table and Programme Announced

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India has announced ICMAI CAT January 2019 Exam timetable and programme for interested and eligible candidates. Next exam for ICMAI CAT (Certificate in Accounting Technicians) course, a Foundation Course (Entry Level) to be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in two sessions for the eligible candidates. Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) is a short-term Course for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates students.

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The Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course is of one-year duration. Application Forms for ICMAI CAT January 2019 Examination is available on Institute’s website and can be filled online.

In the morning session (10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M ) of CMA CAT January 2019 exam, candidates will appear for Paper I and then afternoon session (02:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M ) they will appear for Paper-II.

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Objective of ICMAI CAT Course

Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course is introduced to meet the huge demand for entry-level Accountants in India, ICAI has launched a short-term Course – Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates. This Course has been introduced in consultation with Ministry of Corporates Affairs, Government of India.


CAT equip students to become well versed with the maintenance of accounts, preparation of Tax Returns, Filling of Returns under Companies Act, Filling of Returns under Income Tax, GST, Customs Act, Export & Import documentation etc.

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Eligibility Criteria for ICMAI CAT Course

The students who have passed/appearing 12th (10+2) examination are eligible to take admission in Foundation (Entry Level) Part-I of ICMAI CAT Course.

Eligibility Criteria for ICMAI CAT January 2019

For admission to Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examinations, the following conditions are to be fulfilled by a candidate:

  • He/She has valid Registration Number.
  • He/She is not debarred from appearing in the Examination.
  • He /She has submitted the examination form duly filled in within the specified time along with the requisite fees to the Directorate of CAT and has a minimum of 70% attendance in the Oral Coaching.

Important Dates for ICMAI CAT January 2019 Exam

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form without Late Fee: November 30, 2018

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form with Late Fee of Rs.100/-: December 10, 2018

Availability of ICMAI CAT Admit Card Jan 2019: To be announced

Declaration of ICMAI CAT Result Jan 2019: To be announced

Date of Exam ICMAI CAT January 2019: January 12, 2019

Paper-I: 12th January 2019 [Saturday, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm Morning Session]

Paper-II: 12th January 2019 [Saturday, 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm After Noon Session]

ICMAI CAT January 2019 Exam Fees

ICMAI CAT Jan 2019 Exam Fees (without late fees) – Rs. 730/- (Seven Hundred Thirty Only),

with late fees (till December 10, 2018)– Rs. 830/- (Eight Hundred Thirty Only)

Examination Fees to be paid through payment gateway by using Credit/Debit Card or Bank Draft of requisite fees drawn in favour of “The Institute of Cost Accountants of India” payable at New Delhi.

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ICMAI CAT January 2019 Examination Centres

Ajmer, Alleppey, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Erode, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Idukki, Indore, Jaipur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kasaragod, Kolkata, Kollam, Kota, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Madurai, Malappuram, Muzaffarpur, Nellore, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Patna, Pudukkottai (TN), Raipur, Rajahmundry, Sri Ganganagar, Surat, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Wayanad.

(If no examination centre is available at a particular location, examinees will be accommodated at the nearest Centre available).

How to Fill ICMAI CAT January 2019 Exam Form?

Examination form for CAT Examination is available on the Institute’s website and can be filled online only. After submitting the online form, students will send their printed filled examination Forms along with the fees in DD to the Directorate of CAT, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India “CMA Bhawan”, 3, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003.

A candidate who is fulfilling all conditions will only be allowed to appear for the exam.

Exam Pattern for CAT Foundation Courses

The examination will be computer-based (online) and there would be Multiple Choice Questions in the examination paper. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Paper I (100 Marks)

Section A:- Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (60 Marks)

Section B:- Applied Business and Industrial Laws (40 Marks)

Total Questions:- 100 (Multiple Choice Questions)

Maximum Marks:- 100 (Each Question will carry 1 Mark)

Paper II (100 Marks)

Section A: Financial Accounting – 2 (50 Marks)

Section B:- Statutory Compliance (50 Marks)

Total Questions:- 100 (Multiple Choice Questions)

Maximum Marks:- 100 (Each Question will carry 1 Mark)

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Admit Card

Admit Card will be issued by the ICAI for the examination, which will be held on to be announced. Candidates can download their admit card from the “Admit Card” link from official website before two weeks of examination.

Standard of Pass

A Candidate of Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examination shall be declared to have passed in the Examination if he secures minimum 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% of total marks.

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