Becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA) really means a lot in Pakistan when the question is about a lush future full of lucrative opportunities along with attractive perks and benefits. Chartered Accountants are the highest paid professionals in Pakistan.

Being a Chartered Accountant is not an easy game at all. It is highly different from the other commerce, accounting and finance fields alike MBA, M.Com etc.

The Chartered Accountancy profession in Pakistan is regulated by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). In this article, we are going to give you full detail regarding how you can become Chartered Accountant in Pakistan.

CA Entry Routes in Pakistan

Minimum intermediate with following conditions

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate with minimum 50% marks
  • ‘A’ Levels with minimum two passes or equivalent qualification
  • Candidates who want to pursue career in CA after Graduation must have 45% marks

CA Stages or Modules

CA Pakistan has four stages. Module system has been replaced with stages or level system

  • AFC- Assessment of Fundamental Competencies
  • CFA – Certificate in Accounting and Finance
  • CFAP – Certified Finance and Accounting Professional
  • MSA – Multi-Subject Assessments

CA Articleship Requirement

CA Articleship is like training but different from normal internships and apprenticeships. To move into the Final Stage, the student must enter in the Articleship.

Requirements for Articleship are:

  • For Intermediate Students – CAF Stage Passed
  • For Graduation or Post Qualification Students – 45% marks regardless of the number of AFCS or CAF paper passed.

How to Get Admission in CA Pakistan?

S. No. Steps Links
1 Submit your student registration form to any office of the institute. The institute will send you a registration card as a proof of your registration. Full-Time Student Registration Form
2 Start your studies according to the prescribed syllabus of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies. You may attend classes of Assessment of Fundamental Competencies in any of the RAETs (our preferred tuition centres). However, these classes are not compulsory. Syllabus
List of RAETs
3 Examination & papers exemption fee Examination & Exemption

CA Examination and Exemption Fee


Candidates appearing from: Dubai Saudi Arabia Pakistan
AED SR Pak Rupees
1 paper of CFAP* 1000 1020 7,400
For each additional paper 125 130 2,900
Multi Subject Assessment (One paper only) 1,375 1,400 10,500
Multi Subject Assessment (Two papers) 1,570 1,600 15,800
Annual subscription fee 60 60 1,150
* (or Management Accounting only or Information Technology Management, Audit & Control only.)


5 papers of the same stage 12,900
4 papers of the same stage 10,700
3 papers of the same stage 8,300
2 papers of the same stage 5,900
1 paper 3,500
Computer Based Examination (Additional charges per paper) 1,200
Annual Subscription Fee 1,150

EXEMPTION FEE w.e.f. July 01, 2017

Registration Fees Rupees
Registration as Student only 14,900
Registration as Training on Probation 19,300
Exemption Fees
Assessment of Fundamental Competencies (AFC) – Per Paper 3,300
Certificate in Accounting and Finance (CAF) – Per Paper 4,000
Certificate Finance and Accounting Professional (CFAP) – Per Paper 6,200
For PIPFA qualified candidates 25,200
For ICAEW/ICAI/ICAS/ICAA/CICA qualified candidates 86,400
For ICMAP qualified candidates 49,200
For CIMA qualified candidates 41,200
For ACCA qualified candidates
Exemption from six papers 22,600
Exemption from seven papers 26,600
Exemption from eight papers 30,600
Fees for issuance of duplicate documents

Duplicate examination certificate 3,450
Duplicate passing letter/grade sheet 420
CAF equivalence certificate 2,300

Other services

Verification letter 525
Attested syllabus 900
Attestation of certificates/passing letter/grade sheet (each copy) 90
Dispatching charges of documents to outside Pakistan through courier 3,400
Re-checking of answer script (per subject) 1,250
Letter of equivalence / Examinee Registration Confirmation Letter / other letters 370
Medium of instruction letter 420
Any correction of name in passing letter/grade sheet on request 950
Verification letter to different embassies (per letter) 370

ICAP CA Exemptions

Donwload CA Pakistan complete Exemption Scheme from here

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