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How many times you can attempt CPT, IPCC & Final Exams?


So many friends asked me this question “How many times I can attempt CPT, IPCC and Final Exams?” Of course, I also raised  this question myself when I was failed my 4th attempt of IPCC. I asked my seniors ,then someone said 5 attempts and another one said 5 years that means 10 attempts. Above all are wrong. Here I’m giving clarification for above question.

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Number of Attempts – CA CPT, IPCC & Final

Common Proficiency Course students:

  • Initial registration for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) is valid for 3 years.
  • That means 6 attempts. (yearly two)
  • After 3 years you should revalidate it for another 3 years.
  • Fee for revalidation is Rs. 300/- for each revalidation.
  • Each Revalidation shall be valid for 3 years.

Intermediate Course students – IPCC:

  • Initial registration for then IPCC, now Intermediate (IPC) Course is valid for 4 years.
  • That means 8 attempts. (yearly two)
  • After 4 years you should revalidate it for another 4 years.
  • Fee for revalidation is Rs. 400/- for each revalidation.
  • Each Revalidation shall be valid for 4 years.

Final Course Students:

  • Initial registration for Final Course is valid for 5 years.
  • That means 10 attempts. (yearly two)
  • After 5 years you should revalidate it for another 5 years.
  • Fee for revalidation is Rs. 500/- for each revalidation.
  • Each Revalidation shall be valid for 5 years.
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  1. priya says

    thank you..very useful and important information to all ca students..

  2. Neha Singh says

    This is Neha, i was registered in 24/01/2010 & my IPCC II group not yet cleared . I had attemp 7 time .
    so should i apply for revalidation of registration

  3. Saleem ansari says

    I have passed ca ipcc G1 In may 12 And G2 In nov 12
    and also itt and orientation
    due to some problem i could not
    join articleship
    and registration in ca final
    but now
    i want to complete ca final
    is there any problem regarding
    articleship and
    registration in ca final

  4. hitesh says

    my son has redistered ipcc in july 2011 . when should I revalidate it?. pls guide me .

  5. Saan De says

    ipcc registration valid for 4 years i;e 8 attempts. you should register after july 2015

  6. aniket zankat says

    I hed ragisterd 4 cpt in april 2013, so when it will be over and 4 apply 4 new 1

  7. Saan De says

    did u complete cpt ? your registration period will be end in April 2016.

  8. swati says

    i was registered in 2013june and passed in 2013 dec so if I want to recontinue in 2016nov attempt of ipcc then I can or I cant??????

  9. Saan De says

    did u register for ipcc ?

  10. Nikhila says

    I have registered for ipcc in may 2015.
    How many attempts can i give….???
    will the new syllabus be applicable for students who registered for ipcc in may 2015….???

  11. ASHA says

    I attempted PE2 in 2009. After that I didnt revalidate. Is it possible to revalidate or I need to re-register?

  12. Murthy says

    For NOV 2015 u have to revalidate

  13. gopika says

    I am a BTech graduate and got selection in one of the bank. I would like to crack CA. But I am not from commerce background. I don’t have any basic idea in accountancy and marketing. Can I crack CA with out any coaching.Please guide me…ID–

  14. DIVYA says

    Sir, we will be eligible to write exams only after 9 months from the date of registration of IPCC. should we count 4years from the date of registration or no. attempts eligible for? I registered in august 2012,completed group1 ipcc in nov 2013 (2nd attempt),yet not completed group 2 (this nov 2015 is my 6th attempt) should I revalidate?

  15. Narendra Talluri says

    Hai brother,I have registered Feb-2012 for ipcc,So I have attempt to be writing in May-2016 ipcc exams?

  16. divya bhavana says

    please reply this fast

  17. Jayasree says

    Sir I had registered for IPCC on Feb 2012 when can I revalidate my registration again

  18. jai says

    IPCC registration valid for 8 attempts. You have revalidate for May 2016 exams.

  19. Abhiram says

    sir i gave my first attempt in nov 2012 when i must revalidate my registration

  20. indu says

    Sir know I shaved failed in cpt and it is my second attempt. So, to not waste my time I want to join ipcc group 1without registration and write the cpt exam in this cmng June and there after I want to register for ipcc and can I attempt it in this November?

  21. indu says

    Sorry wrong text on the above mssg I have failed in cpt

  22. NAG says

    If we registered in feb 2012,then our first attempt will be in Nov 2012. NOV 2012 TO NOV 2015 only 7 attempts completed….why should we revalidate for may 2016 exams………

  23. mohammad bilal bhati says

    bilal bhati i have failed ipcc group 2 only 8mark pleas solution

  24. Love says

    How can one come to know whether it’s his second or third attempt. Does marksheet give any indication ?

  25. Chiranjeev M Desai says

    One of my friend has passed Group-I of IPCC in November 2013 and has been writing Group – II alone for 4 attempts (till Nov – 15). How many attempts is the Group – I result valid for?

  26. M. k jha says

    Please Suggest him…….Also same problem.

  27. noori says

    i had registered in feb 2012 but i have dropped last two attempt so its also countable in 8 attempts or not?..

  28. ashu says

    sir i gave my first attempt in nov 2012 when i must revalidate my registration. plz rply

  29. guru ch says

    may 16 is 8th attem revaluation is required

  30. mekapothula ashok says

    Sir i have registered ca ipcc in september 13,2012 nov i want to attempt nov 2016 exams pls suggest me i have revalid my registration or not

  31. yash tyagi says

    Yes neha you required to re registration for next attempt

  32. Suryakant Singh says

    Sir I had registered my self for cpt exam June attempt 2014 and I got failed continously 4time till December 2015 so is I am eligible for june attempt 2016 with old registration plz guide me

  33. Ashwin pathak says

    I had registered for CPT in april 2013, but was eligible to appear for in june 2014 attempt…now do i need to revalidate my registration also let me know when my registration will expire

  34. md arif says

    sir i am passed cpt in december 2013 and registration in ipcc 2013 and my first ipcc exam november2014 due to some problem i had not given exam but i had given exam in may2015 but not cleared . and last i may 2016 fillup exam form but not given exam. plz tell me what effect for my study when i am fill the exam form but not given exam.

  35. Vikas says

    Hi – I cleared my second group of final in Nov 2000 …. since then I have not been able to look back. I could get through the discussion here that I will have to get re registered however the primary question is will I have to attempt only group I was left with or will have to clear the second group of final again which I cleared in Nov 2000

  36. meer sameer says

    I just want to say that how many examinations r their not attempts in total Ca

  37. krishna says



  38. Sri raksha says

    I have registered with IPCC in Feb 2016 but I will not be able to attend exam for 2 years ,so will I get 4 years to attend or only for next 2 years and this rule applies only if I give the attempts or applies even if I don’t give attempts.

  39. Shalini Surana says

    i have a doubt actually i did not knew about examination fee for cpt so i didn’t pay. now pls tell me what can i do now as i hav done my registration but not paid examination fee. pls giude me

  40. Shikha says

    i have given first CPT exam and after that i dint clear PCC exams so quit C.A. Now i want to join C.A again , so tell me what is the procedure. As my training is complete in all respect with a C.A Firm.

  41. nikhil says

    thank uuh, very useful information for ca student

  42. UBAID says


  43. Chetna Chaudhary says

    Dear Ubaid,

    Thanks for writing to us!
    In order to check for CPT certificate, visit your nearest ICAI branch .

    Team SuperProfs

  44. Chetna Chaudhary says

    Dear Shikha,
    Please share some more information on followings
    Attempt year
    No. of attempts etc. for both CA-CPT and IPCC
    so, that we can guide you further.

    Team SuperProfs

  45. Kanchana says

    I gave ipcc first attempt at November 2014. Due to some problems I didn’t attempt the remaining times. So when should I do revalidate sir.

  46. SUNDER_ADS says

    Now only i am completed 12th standard HOW I CAN PREPAER FOR CA

  47. jaina says

    Sir, I have cleared CA PCC 5 Years back and gave CA final attempt 4 times thereafter. And since 5 years has elapsed I need to register again and fees will b rs 500/- for the same. M I right?

  48. saloni mehta says

    I have registered in july 2014 for ipcc. Do i need to revalidate as i have given 7 attempts

  49. Bijay Gautam says

    Dear Sir,
    I had registered under ipcc in 4th feb 2014 and my first attempt of exam was in nov 2014. I cleared my ipcc first group in may 16 and second group in may 2018. But till date i hadnot been applied for renew of my ipcc registration. Please sir suggest me i am actually in confusion regarding final renewal date.
    I heard somewhere that we can give exam for continuous 8 attempts and somewhere 4 years from the date of registration. Whether should i renew my ipcc registration after clearing my exam or there is no need to renew of registration for 8 attempts.please sir help me . Thanks in advance sir.

  50. Jithin says

    Sir i had revalidated ipcc on may 4 years are completed..and if i revalidated now is it automatically change to new syllabus or continue in existing old syllabus??

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