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CA Foundation Course

About the course

  • Entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course
  • Test comprises six subjects:
    • Accounting
    • Mercantile Laws
    • English
    • Economics
    • Business Commercial Knowledge and
    • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Test is of 400 marks
  • Held twice a year in the months of May and November

Who can join the course?
Appear in Foundation examination after completing the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.

How to apply for admission to the Foundation Course?
A student is required to apply in the prescribed form.
A student may buy the Prospectus from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The application form is available in the Prospectus.

Or alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from ICAI website.


Coaching fees at Prime Academy
Total Rs.22,000/-

Complimentary: Access to online Test containing about 5000 Questions for 6 months

Mode of Payment for online Registration
DD/Pay Order favouring “Prime Academy P Ltd” payable at Chennai

Class Commencement
5th of February, 1st of April and 1st of October every year.
For Registration contact Ms. K Mahalakshmi at 9444926738 and Office: 044 - 24671478, 24671298
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INTERMEDIATE (Integrated Professional Competence) COURSE (IPC)

About the course
•    Two routes to IPC:
     Join Intermediate (IPC) Course/ATC after passing CPT and 10+2 examination
     After Commerce Graduation/Post-Graduation (55%) or Other Graduation/Post-Graduation (60%)

•    Covers seven papers comprising of two groups

Group I
Paper 1: Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 2: Business Laws, Ethics and Communication (100 Marks)
               Part I:     Business Laws (60 Marks) comprising
                              Business Laws (30 Marks)
                              Company Law (30 Marks)
               Part II:    Ethics (20 Marks)
               Part III:   Communication (20 Marks)

Paper 3:  Cost Accounting and Financial Management
               Part I:     Cost Accounting (50 Marks)
               Part II:    Financial Management (50 Marks)

Paper 4: Taxation
               Part I:     Income-tax (60 Marks)
               Part II:    GST & Customs(40 Marks)
Group II
Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)
Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management
               Section A: Information Technology (50 Marks)
                Section B: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

The subjects of Intermediate (IPC) Course are classified into two groups which a student can study and appear in the examination group-wise or both the groups together.

  • After registration undergo Orientation Programme
  • Complete 100 hours ITT
  • Appear in Intermediate (IPC) Examination on completion of 8 months of study course as on first day of the month in which the examination is to be held
  • Join articled training after passing either Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Course
  • Undergo First General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) course (15 days) during the first year of articled training.
  • Undergo Second General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) course (15 days) after completion of 18 months of articled training but before completion of articled training. Alternatively, attend Four Week’s Residential Programme on Professional Skills Development.
  • Clear Group II of Intermediate (IPC) Examination if not done earlier.
  • After passing Intermediate (IPC) Examination register for Final course with the Board of Studies
    For more details http://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=3924
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Join CA Final Course:

  • After passing Intermediate (IPC) Examination register for Final course with the Board of Studies
  • Complete Advance Information Technology Training during the third year of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination
  • Complete articled training of 3 years
    This is the penultimate stage of the course where a person who has passed in accordance with the pass rates is declared a qualified Chartered Accountant. A qualified student can either opt to practice or get into industry. There are totally eight subjects in this course.

Group I
Paper 1: Financial Reporting (100 Marks)
Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management (100 Marks)
Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics (100 Marks)
Paper 4: Corporate and Allied Laws (100 Marks)
              Section A: Company Law (70 Marks)
              Section B: Allied Laws (30 Marks)

Group II
Paper 5: Advanced Management Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 6: Information Systems Control and Audit (100 Marks)
Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws (100 Marks)
Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws (100 Marks)
              Section A: GST(75 Marks)
              Section B: Customs (25 Marks)

Pass final examination and complete GMCS II, if not completed earlier.

Enrol as a member of the ICAI and be designate as “Chartered Accountant”.
For more details http://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=6535
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Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 

About CISA

  • The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals.
  • Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to manage vulnerabilities, ensure compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.
  • Rapid automation of business operations has lead to the need for having Information Systems Audit.
  • CISA has been recognised as one of the top 10 security certifications worldwide.
  • It has also recently been accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Department of Defence (DoD)

In this electronic era there is an urgent need for Auditors/Chartered Accountants to understand answers to various questions like:

  • What is systems audit?
  • How to audit various aspects of information systems>?
  • How to check the existence and reliability of internal controls on computer based systems?
  • What would be impact of computer failure on business continuity?

This course is intended for:

  • Chartered Accountants in practice with clients in the financial and manufacturing sector.
  • Chartered Accountants in Industry who are looking for a shift in carrier/upward mobility
  • Students of Chartered Accountancy as this would be an added advantage when they apply for positions in industry
  • Compliance officers
  • Aspirants in the field of information security and assurance
  • Bankers in the Computer Service Department (CSD) / Computer Policy and Planning Departments (CPPD) who are/i the process of implementing CBS and members of the Inspection and Audit Department.
  • The exams are held twice a year: June and December at various centres (Most of the metros in India covered).


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CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA is the world's largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant finance qualification for business. By becoming a member you will be able to use the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and be part of a truly global network.

In arrangement with CIMA, Prime Academy conducts Revision Classes every year for CIMA Gateway (January and June)

For enquiries contact Vaidyanathan S (Mobile: 98409 18013)

For more details www.cimaglobal.com

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts. The broad-based curriculum of the CFA program compels you to build a working knowledge of principles across core areas of the investment industry, from quantitative analysis and economics to portfolio management and asset valuation. Awarded as a CFA Charterholder - to Employers, you will become a more viable candidate to assume senior-level positions with wider ranges of responsibility; to the global investment community, you are recognized as a symbol of professional excellence with respect and credibility.
Work areas:

  • Buy-side trader (investment management) or other buy-side professional positions
  • Sell-side analyst (investment banking), associate, or other sell-side professional positions
  • Business school professor
  • Economist
  • Financial advisor or financial planner

 For further details login to http://www.cfainstitute.org

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Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination

Certified Public Accounting is the premier Accounting certification in the US. CPAs typically begin their careers in public accounting because it provides the fastest and broadest exposure to a variety of businesses. Opportunities will be best for professionals who chose to obtain global certification. There is currently a huge demand for CPAs with the renewed focus on business ethics, the global economy and new technology. Earning your designation will not only open a variety of doors in all sectors of the business world; public, private, governmental and not-for-profit, but it can enhance your salary potential as well.

Learn about this exciting career opportunity. You may be surprised by how diverse the career opportunities for CPAs can be.

Work Areas: US GAAP, SEC reporting, audit of US stock exchange listed Indian Companies, M&A, Consulting firms, Indian subsidiaries of US companies, KPOs doing US Tax, US Accounting and CA firms.

For further details login to http://www.aicpa.org, http://www.nasba.org

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