Methodology, Certificates to be furnished
Registration for the course requires the student to apply in the prescribed form [Application for Registering as a student for Final] enclosing the details relating to passing the Intermediate level, (marks sheets, student registration number, ...) as required in the application.
The prescribed fee as relevant to the course registering for should also be sent along with the application.
The application may be sent to the regional council/office directly or handed over to the nearest branch/chapter of the institute.
Those students who are registering for the course taking up the oral coaching mode may hand over the applications to the oral coaching center where they are getting admitted.
Certificates to be Furnished
Original Certificates need not be furnished along with the registration application.
Photocopies of the ICWA CWA inter marks sheet / certificate duly attested should be sent along with the application for registration
There is no provision for getting registered provisionally for the final level.
Minimum Requirements » Age Educational Qualifications
There already exists a minimum of 18 year age restriction for registration to Intermediate. No additional restriction for Final is mentioned.
Minimum Academic Qualifications
There is only one way you can get to the Final level, i.e. by passing the Intermediate level. No one is exempt from appearing at the Inter level in total. However exemption in individual subjects is available to CS passed candidates.
Application/Prospectus » Cost, Where to Obtain and Submit
The institute has regional offices in all the four geographical regions (North, South, East, West) of India for the purpose of handling the administrative tasks. All the aspects relating to students except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any details in relation to the student/candidate one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is initially registered.
Where to Obtain the prospectus/application for registration
You can obtain the prospectus [Registration Application], If you are intending to register for:
Postal Coaching conducted by the respective institutes:
- At The offices which work directly under the institute i.e. the Head Office or Regional Offices
- At The Branches, Chapters of the institutes which are managed by the respective professionals of a locality
Oral Coaching imparted by any of the Centers authorised by the institutes :
- At the coaching center itself. The coaching center may have an additional application to be submitted along with the application for registration [which would be relevant to that center only]
- You can obtain the applications from the Institutes Head Quarters, Regional Offices, Branches, Chapters etc.
Addresses of Regional Councils, Branches, Chapters, ...
All the institutes have provided the applications online which you can download, print and use. You can download the Registration Applications from:
Cost of Registration Application/Prospectus
The prospectus of the institutes' contain application for registration along with it. The cost of Application or Prospectus for Registering for the Final Course:
- By Hand - Rs. 300
- By Post - Rs. 350
Where to Submit
You can submit the Registration Application, If you are intending to register for:
Postal Coaching conducted by the respective institutes:
At the Regional office relevant to the area which you give as the address for communication (generally your place of residence)
Oral Coaching imparted by any of the Centers authorised by the institutes :
At the coaching center itself.
Even if a student submits his/her application for registration at an office/chapter of the institute near his town/city/village (if they accept it as a service for students), it would ultimately be sent to the relevant regional office/council where the data relating to the student is maintained.
Course Registration Fee » How much, Where to Pay, Installments
The total fee payable to the institutes includes fee for registration as well as for imparting coaching (generally POSTAL Coaching).
Whenever we say registration fees, we mean the total fee that is to be paid to the Institutes at the time of registration, by whatever name it is called and into how many ever parts it is divided.
The fee that is given here includes all that should be paid to the institute for being registered as a student at this level.
- Postal Coaching: Rs. 9000/-
- Oral Coaching: Rs. 14,000/-
Joining in an ORAL Coaching Center!!
The Oral coaching fee is decided by the coaching center. The coaching center itself retains the fee and only a part of it is to be sent to the institute. They charge you the fee which includes your registration fee for the course. Therefore the fee may vary from coaching center to coaching center.
- The fee may vary from one coaching center to another.
- We try to maintain update information. However, in your own interest, please verify before making the actual payment.
There is no provision for payment of the registration fee for CWA/ICWA final courses by installments.
In an ORAL Coaching
The coaching center conducting coaching, may provide such a facility, which should be verified from the coaching center into which the student wishes to get admitted.
Where to pay
The registration fee should be paid in the form of a Demand Draft only on any scheduled bank favouring ICWAI, payable at Kolkata and be submitted along with the application for registration
If you are registering through any of the centers authorised to impart ORAL coaching for the course, then the fee should be paid at that coaching center where they are getting admitted, rather than to the institutes directly.
Registration Fee » Exemptions and Refund
Exemption of Registration Fee
Exemption from Registration Fee is not available.
Refund of Registration Fee
Once an application for registration is sent, no cancellation is possible. However if the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for being registered for the course, the institutes would reject the application. Only in such cases you would receive the instrument (D.D/Challan) you have used to pay the fee back. You can cancel the instrument and get the money on it back.
Refund of fee paid is not possible under any other circumstances
Registration for final can be done all throughout the year. The only requirement is that the course duration should have elapsed for a student to be able to appear at a certain examination.
This implies that you can appear for an examination that would fall after the minimum course duration has elapsed from the date of your registration.
Based on this, you can take the following as the cut off dates for registration to make you eligible for appearing at the noted examination. You have to Register before the cut off date to be eligible for the relevant examination. An example is given in [ ]
- Before Dec 15th can appear
- for One group - in the June Examination Next Year
[Register before 15th December 2009 – To attempt June 2010 Exam in One Group]
- Both groups - in the December Examination Next Year
[Register before 15th December 2009 – To attempt December 2010 Exam in Both Groups]
- Before June 15th can appear
- for One group - in the December Examination In the Same Year
[Register before 15th June 2010 – To attempt December 2010 Exam in One Group]
- Both groups - in the June Examination Next Year
[Register before 15th June 2010 – To attempt June 2011 Exam in Both Groups]
Being eligible for both groups implies that the student can attempt the first/second/both groups as per his/her choice. Where the student is eligible for attempting one group, he/she can choose any one of the two groups. However, he/she should be completing the coaching requirements for the group that he/she intends to attempt.
Registration Validity Period, Revalidation
The validity period of registration can be assumed to have expired on account of a number of reasons:
- The maximum number of attempts allowed getting exhausted and the student being required to re-register for continuing the course.
- The registration itself getting expired where there is a validity period specifically mentioned for registration.
- The validity period of the CC getting expired and the student being required to re-register to revalidate the CC.
Maximum Number of Attempts:
There is no specific mention regarding the maximum number of attempts
Expiry of Registration
- 5 years from the date of registration for Inter.
- 3 years from the date of registration if the student does not appear in any examination till then.
The candidate has to get his/her registration renewed by a process called Denovo Registration. The candidate after registering denovo would be in the same position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled.
Expiry of CC
3 years from the date of issue (covering 6 attempts)
Failing to get through within the Validity Period
A student whose registration has expired might have completed the coaching process and also might have cleared one group and/or might have got exemptions in one or more papers of one/both groups.
Since registration denovo would place the student in a position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled, it amounts to the student retaining all the exemptions obtained till then.
Any group that the student has cleared would be treated as such and any exemptions gained would stay.
Possibility for Registration renewal
The students registration is valid for a period of five years from the date of registration from intermediate. On the expiry of the five year period, it automatically gets cancelled.
Renewing the registration where it has expired is done through a process called “de novo registration”.
de novo [Latin] » From the beginning
A student whose registration is canceled on the expiry of the 5 year period has to apply for denovo registration.
The fee at present is Rs. 2,000.
Any arrears of the postal tuition fee during the original registration period should also be paid along with this.
Exemptions earned in earlier examinations
The paper wise exemption fee is for those papers in which the student has already passed or has claimed exemption on account of getting high marks in earlier examinations or has claimed exemption on account of having other academic qualifications and which the student wishes to carry through the renewed registration period also.
Application for Denovo/Re-Registration
The student has to apply in the prescribed form available with the institutes office.
It can be downloaded in PDF Format or Word Document Format from the institutes web site.
A student registering denovo shall not be supplied with the study material afresh.
Validity Period of Denovo Registration
The Registration De-Novo will be valid for a period of five years from the month in which the student has been registered De-Novo.
Subsequent Change of Place of Residence
Data relating to the student with regard to academics is maintained at the regional offices.Therefore, once a student registers himself as a student for a particular level, he/she has to stick to the same and correspond with the same for all purposes, either academic or otherwise.
Only the aspects relating to examinations are centralised i.e. processing examination applications, evaluation, verification of answer papers, issue of marks sheets, hall tickets, .. etc.
Shift to a place within the regional council
Where the student changes his/her place of living in such a way that he/she has shifted to a place which falls within the purview of the same regional council with which he/she has registered earlier, then there is nothing to worry.
Shift to a place outside the regional council
Even if a student moves from a place under a certain regional council to another place under a different regional council, he/she is needed to deal with the same regional council under which he/she has earlier registered.
Intimate the Change in address
The student needs to get his/her address changed in the records of the institute so that he/she would be receiving the student news letter and other communications from the institute properly. These students are also advised to intimate the post master of the earlier place of the change of address, so that any mail received at the earlier place would be redirected by the post master automatically.
Students moving abroad
Subsequent to his/her initial Registration with any Regional Council of the Institute, if a Student changes his/her address to outside India, he/she shall be required to enroll for Postal Tuition under the same Regional Council so that appropriate track record of the Student's progress can be maintained in the Regional Council itself. Such category of registered students shall also be required to remit additional postal charges to the extent of Rs.960/- per group or equivalent thereto for sending Study Materials and return of assessed Answer Scripts to them.
The Foreign Based Students Of Indian Nation and Foreign National Students should send their applications for Admission as Registered Students of the Institute to the Eastern Indian Regional Council only.
Eligibility for the main exam. Is Registration in time Enough?
Registering before the cut off date is one and not the only requirement to enable a student to appear at a particular examination.
In addition to this, a student also has to complete the compulsory coaching requirements (either ORAL or POSTAL) as well as the other compulsory practical trainings he/she has to undergo before being made eligible for appearing at the examination. A student has to complete the procedure involved in the coaching scheme to be eligible to appear at the exam.
A student has to complete the procedure involved in the coaching scheme to be eligible to appear at the exam. Thus, mere registering in time would not suffice.