CMA Registration: Foundation, Intermediate and Final 

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CMA Course consists of three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Final. To complete all these levels, you have to register, study and take exams. So, the first step here is to Register for these courses before you can sit for your examination. In this article I will provide you all the necessary information including CMA registration dates, process for registration, where and how to register, fee, documents to upload and more, so you have everything you need.

Where Can You Register?

CMA registration for all three levels namely foundation, intermediate and final can be done in two modes: online or offline. For online mode of registration, you can visit ICMAI’S (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) official website and register. For offline mode of registration, you can download the form or get a physical copy from a reginal office of ICMAI. The Institute of Cost Accountants of India urges you to complete you CMA registration through online mode to avoid fraudulently. 

Eligibility Criteria 

Before you register for your CMA course, you should first make sure you are eligible for it. 

Edibility for CMA Foundation

  • Candidate must have pass class 10th or equivalent from a recognized board or institution; or
  • Passed the Senior Secondary School Examination under the 10+2 scheme of a recognized Board or an Examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto or has passed the National Diploma in Commerce Examination held by the All India Council for Technical Education or any State Board of Technical Education under the authority of the said All India Council, or the Diploma in Rural Service Examination conducted by the National Council of Rural Higher Education. 

Edibility for CMA Intermediate

  • Successfully passing CMA foundation Course
  • Successful completion of 100hrs of computer training

Edibility for CMA Final

  • Successful completion of CMA intermediate course (both groups)
  • Successful completion of 10 months of Practical Training 

CMA Registration – Important Dates

ICMAI holds foundation, intermediate and final levels of examination twice in a year, in the month of June and in the month of December.

CMA registration is open throughout the year. Students who wish to take examination in the month of June, must register on or before 31st January of that year. Similarly, students who wish to take examination in the month of December should register before 31st July of that year.

Last Date for registration for June term 31st January
Last Date for registration for December term 31st July

If a candidate missed the above mentioned last dates to register, a week’s extension is available to register but an additional late fee will be charged.

How to Register (Online) – Step by Step Instruction

Follow these steps for an easy and simple online registration:

Step 1 – Visit official website of ICMAI

Step 2 – Click on ‘Students’ tab

Step 3 – Click on ‘Admissions’ tab

Step 4 – Click on red coloured link ‘Online admission’ on the left side of the page

Step 5 – Choose which course to apply for – foundation, intermediate or final

Step 6 – Fill out the information asked. You will also have to select which type of coaching will you be taking for the respective course, oral or postal coaching. After filling all the details, it will generate an OTP. After which Login credential will be sent to your registered email id. 

Step 7 – Now you can start filling the admission form, fill in your details, verify them once again and save. 

Step 8 – After filling the information, you will be required to upload the requested documents. 

Step 9 – Pay the registration fee. 

After you pay the fee for your CMA registration, a receipt will be generated. Download it. Following these steps you can register for any of the three levels, just keep in mind the dates.

How to Register (Offline) 

To register offline, all you have to do is download the application form from ICMAI’s website (you can follow the steps mentioned above to get to the form) fill it out and mail it along with the required documents to the nearest regional council. You can also get a physical copy of the application form from the regional council and fill it. 

Documents to Upload/Send for CMA Registration

These are the documents you will have to upload during CMA registration procedure:

  1. Passport size photo
  2. Specimen signature
  3. 10th & 12th marksheets
  4. Age proof
  5. CMA Foundation marksheet (in case of Intermediate course)
  6. CMA Intermediate marksheet for both groups (in case of final course)

Fee Structure for CMA Registration

You can pay the fee for intermediate and final course at once or in two instalments. 

For offline mode of registration, student can pay the fee by sending the challan to the regional council. 





CMA Foundation



CMA Intermediate





CMA Final





CMA Registration – Admit Card

A candidate must carry their admit card to the exam, without it they won’t be allowed to give the examination. Admit card is not sent to students on email or phone number. It has to be downloaded from ICMAI’s website portal. 

To download your Admit Card follow these instruction:

  1. Visit ICMAI’s official website and click on ‘Students’ tab –
  2. Click on ‘Examination’ tab
  3. Click on ‘Admit card’
  4. Enter your registration number
  5. Download

After CMA Registration

The Institute of Cost and Accountants (ICMAI) will release an exam form soon after registration period, it has to be filled by every registered candidate. If you fail to fill out the exam form, you will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

After registration begin your preparation right away to ace your exam. Start looking through syllabus and subjects to be covered and plan your time with proper management and strategy. Best way to prepare for your exams is to enrol in a coaching institute. They will provide you with all the study material and notes you need and you can attend classes and understand all concepts perfectly. Coaching institutes also take practice tests and give you mock test papers to prepare you even better. They are your best shot at acing your exams.

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