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ICMAI CAT January-2020 Exam Time Table Announced, Apply Now

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced the Certificate in Accounting Technicians DirectorateICMAI CAT Course January-2020 Exam timetable for Foundation Course (Entry Level)The Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) exam is to be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in 2 sessions for the eligible candidates.

In the morning session (10:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M ) on January 18, 2020, candidates will appear for Paper I and then in the afternoon session (02:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M), they will appear for Paper-II of CMA CAT January 2020 exam.


The ICAI (ICMAI) had introduced a Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course, which is a short term Foundation level course of one-year duration for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates students to meet the huge demand for entry-level Accountants in India. This Course has been introduced in consultation with Ministry of Corporates Affairs, Government of India.

The CAT Foundation Course Examination application form is available on the Institute’s website and can be filled online.

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Important Dates for ICMAI CAT January-2020 Exam

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form without Late Fee: November 30, 2019

Date of Exam ICMAI CAT January 2020: January 18, 2020 (Saturday)


Paper-I: 18th January 2020 [Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Morning Session]

Paper-II: 18th January 2020 [Saturday, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm, After Noon Session]

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Eligibility Criteria CAT Foundation Course Examination

The eligibility conditions of the candidates to appear the Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examinations are

  • Has a valid CAT Registration Number.
  • Has not debarred from appearing in the Examination.
  • Candidate has a minimum of 70% attendance in Oral Coaching.
  • A candidate submitted the examination form duly filled along with the requisite application fees to the Directorate of CAT within the specified time.

ICMAI CAT January-2020 Exam Centres

Examinees will be accommodated to their preferred centre or at the nearest Centre available. Below are the available ICMAI Test Cities

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

ICMAI CAT Jan 2020 Exam Application Fees

ICMAI CAT January 2020 Exam application Fees (without late fees) – Rs. 730/- (Seven Hundred Thirty Only),

Examination Fees to be paid through payment gateway by using Net-banking/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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How to Fill ICMAI CAT Jan 2020 Examination Form?

The Application form for Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examination is available on Institute’s website and can be filled online only. After successfully submitting the online examination form, students need to send their printed filled examination Forms along with the application fees (if not paid through the payment gateway) to the Directorate of CAT, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, CMA Bhawan, 3 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003 before the last date

CAT Foundation Course Exam Pattern

The examination will be held in computer-based (online) mode and there would be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in the paper. For the correct response, marks will be awarded but for any wrong answers, there will be no negative marking. There are two papers in 2 sessions in a day –

Paper I – (100 Marks)

Paper 1 exam having 2 sections will be conducted in the morning session –

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

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

Total Questions:- There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions.

Maximum Marks:- Each Question will carry 1 Mark, so Maximum Marks is 100.

Paper II – (100 Marks)

Section A: Financial Accounting – 2 (50 Marks)

Section B:- Statutory Compliance (50 Marks)

Total Questions and Maximum marks:- There will be a total of 100 Multiple Choice Questions, carry one mark each

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Standard of Pass

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

Admit Card

ICAI will issue the Admit Card for all the eligible applicants. Candidates can download their admit card from the “Admit Card” link from official ICMAI (ICAI) website before two weeks of examination.

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