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Certificate In Accounting Technicians

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Certificate In Accounting Technicians


Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course is a specialization study of the fundamentals of Financing Accounting and its principles. Its curriculum is geared to enable the students to prepare accounts for various entities under different situations in legal compliance with laws, ethics, practices and procedures. It attempts to enable the students to have application oriented learning and enhance their skill sets in managing their functions of entry level accounting and other related areas..


To meet the huge demand for entry level Accountants in India, ICAI has launched a Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) Course of one year for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates. This Course has been introduced in consultation with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. CAT course equips students to become well versed in the handling and maintenance of accounts, preparation of Income Tax Returns, Service Tax Returns, Filing of Returns under Companies Act, Filing of Returns under Income Tax, VAT, Service Tax, Central Excise Customs Act, Export & Import documentation etc.


Students, after successfully completing the CAT Course will acquire necessary skills to take up employment in entry accounting functions in the industry. Some of the potential sectors for employment are

1. Small & Medium Enterprises

2. Business Processes Outsourcing (BPO)/Knowledge Processes Outsourcing

3. Retail/Hospitality Sector

4. Income Tax/Service Tax Return Prepares

5. Filing of Returns under Companies Act;

6. Filing of Returns under Income Tax, VAT, Service Tax, Central Excise and Custom Act etc;

7. Export & Import documentation etc;



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

Last Date for Admission

For June Term Examination 31st January

For December Term Examination 31st July

Medium Standard of Passing

A Candidate of Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part 1 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 in the foundation Course (Entry Level) Part -1 Examination.

Publication of Examination Results

List of successful candidates in an examination will be published in such manner as the council may direct. Mark sheet can be downloaded from the institute website. Candidate passing foundation course (Entry Level)-Part 1 Examination will not be issued with a pass Certificate. Candidate Passing Complete Course in Accounting Technicians will be given Pass certificate subject to completion of required and Orientation Programme. Eligibility to Direct Registration - CMA Intermediate Course

Qualified the Foundation (Entry Level) Part 1 Examination of CAT eligible to get direct admission to Level – 2 (Intermediate Course).


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The course is offered in English

Summary of the Course.

A) Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-I

Paper 1: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting.

Paper 2: Applied Business and Industrial

Paper 3: Financial Accounting-2

Paper 4: Statutory Compliance

B) Competency Level – Part-II

(A) Fundamentals of Computers

(B) Filling of Statutory Returns

(C) Introduction to Costing Principles and Preparation of Cost Statements

(D) 5-days Orientation Programme


An Internship of 3 months. The Internship can be taken from organizations prescribed under Internship scheme of CAT Course. Mode of Examination

Multiple choice questions (MCQ) to be answered on-line. Each Question Carry 1 Mark. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. The Examination of Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part-1 shall be held on a single day in two sessions, Forenoon and Afternoon. The details of the papers covered in both the session would be:

Paper I (100 Marks)

Section A: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (60 Marks)

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

Paper II (100 Marks)

Section A: Financial Accounting-2 (50 Marks)

Section B: Statutory Compliance (50 Marks)