CA Foundation Course Exam Pattern 2020 - CA Foundation Course Exam Pattern 2020

Detailed analysis of CA Foundation exam pattern 2020 is discussed below. You are advised to go through Exam Pattern and Syllabus thoroughly to have an insight into the CA Foundation question paper and accordingly you can formulate your study plan.

  • CA Foundation exam is going to be conducted from December 8, 2020 to December 14, 2020. Official notification will be released by ICAI and all the candidates who are eligible will be able to apply for the exam from August 5, 2020.
  • CA Foundation exam was previously called a CA CPT exam.
  • The maximum duration is 3 hours and each paper will be of 100 marks .
  • Negative marking scheme and 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in the paper 3& paper 4.
  • Candidates must score at least 40% of marks in every paper and a minimum aggregate of 50% in all the papers to pass the CA Foundation 2020 exam.


CA Foundation Exam Pattern


CA Foundation 2020

Conducting Body

Institute Of Chartered Accountant Of India (ICAI)

Level of Exam

National Level


Twice a Year (May/June and December)

Mode Of Exam


Mode of Registration


Number of Papers



3 hours for each paper

Negative marks

Only for Paper 3 and 4 (0.25), i.e is 1/4th of marks


Class 12 Passed or Appearing for Class 12 in Current Year


Graduates and Post Graduates or Candidates with Equivalent Qualification

Official Website


Difficulty level