ICMAI CAT January 2021 Exam to be Conducted Online from Home, Time Table and Application Form Released, Certificate in Accounting Technicians Directorate
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ICMAI CAT January 2021 Exam to be Conducted Online from Home, Time Table and Application Form Released

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) has released the Certificate in Accounting Technicians DirectorateICMAI CAT Course January 2021 Exam timetable and application form for Foundation Course (Entry Level)The Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) exam is to be held on Saturday, January 17, 2021, in 2 sessions for the eligible candidates.

In the morning session, candidates will appear for Paper I, and then in the afternoon session, they will appear for Paper-II of the CMA CAT January 2021 exam. The CAT Foundation Course Examination application form is available on the Institute’s website and can be filled online.



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 the Ministry of Corporates Affairs, Government of India.

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Important Dates for ICMAI CAT January 2021 Exam

Last Date for Receipt of Application Form without Late Fee: December 30, 2020

ICMAI CAT January 2021Exam Date: January 17, 2021 (Saturday)

Paper-I: 17th January 2021 [Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Morning Session]

Paper-II: 17th January 2021 [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 in the Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examinations are

  • Has a valid CAT Registration Number.
  • Has not debarred from appearing in the Examination.
  • The 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 2021 Exam Centres

The Institute has decided to conduct CAT Course- Foundation (Entry Level) Part – I Examination in January 2021 through online mode using mobile/laptop/desktop/tab from their home only.

ICMAI CAT Jan 2021 Exam Application Fees

ICMAI CAT January 2020 Exam application Fees – Rs. 730/- (Seven Hundred Thirty Only),

Examination Fees to be paid through the online payment gateway by using Net-banking/Credit/Debit Card.

How to Fill ICMAI CAT Jan 2020 Examination Form?

The Application form for Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I Examination is available on the Institute’s website and can be filled online only.

Candidates/Students are instructed to provide their own current in-use correct and updated contact details like mobile number and Email Id with all other required credentials. Candidates will receive Examination Link along with login user ID and passkey on their REGISTERED email id and mobile number only.

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. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. 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 (MCQs).

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 (MCQs), carry one mark each

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/she secures a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% of total marks in the examination.

AfterGraduation Wishes the very best to all ICMAI CAT course aspirants. Please post your feedback or queries regarding the ‘ICMAI CAT Course January 2021 Examination‘ in the below comment box. The Candidates/students are advised to keep regularly in touch with the Institute’s website for further notifications and announcements relating to CAT Course- Foundation (Entry Level) Part-I Examination January 2021.

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