CA Course Duration After 12th B.Com Graduation MBA

CA Course Duration After 12th, Course Duration after B.Com and MBA are specified below. The Duration of CA Course after 12th is not Fixed. The CA Course Duration after 12th can vary between 4.5 years to 5 years. The Course Duration if everything goes well after 12th will be Three and Half Years. In this article, we will take different probabilities that you face after 12th Standard and what will be the Maximum CA Course Duration in each of these cases. Students can also find information on CA Course Duration after Graduation. This Article on CA Course Duration after 12th was written by CA Harleen.

CA Course Duration after 12thThru CPT

If you have chosen CPT Path after 12th Standard, the the Maximum Course Duration will be as follows.

Course Stage Duration
Time to Complete CPT 11 Months
CA IPCC 12 Months
Articleship 2.5 Years
Clearing CA Final Exam 6 Months
Total Duration 5 Years


For Example. A Student has Cleared 12th Standard in March 2016. Your CPT Attempt will be in December 2016. The Results of Dec 2016 exam will come out in January 2017.

After the results, you need to register for CA IPCC. Your CA IPCC Attempt will be in November 2017. The Results of CA IPCC Nov 2017 exam will release in February 2018.

After clearing the IPCC Exam, you need to Register for Articleship Training under a Practising Chartered Accountant. The Training will be for two and half years, that is some where until Oct 2020.

You can Give your CA Final exam in November 2020, which is highly unlikely. Lets say you appeared for May 2021 CA Final Exam. The results will come out in July 2021.

By September 2021. you will get your Membership Certificate.

So, the total duration of CA Course from clearing 12th Standard to getting your Membership certificate is 5 Years 6 Months approx.

Course Duration thru Direct Entry

Even through Direct Entry, the CA Course Duration after 12th Standard will not change much. Its more or like the same.

CA Eligibility After 12th:

You need not clear 12th Exam to register for CA CPT Course. You can apply for CA CPT registration after clearing 10th Standard itself.

However, in order to appear for exam, you need to clear the 12th Exam