Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT)


To meet the huge demand for entry level Accountants in India, ICAI has launched a short term Course - Certificate in Accounting Technicians (CAT) for 12th (10+2) passed and Under Graduates. This Course has been introduced in consultation with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. CAT equip students become well versed with the maintenance of accounts, preparation of Tax Returns, Filling of Returns under Companies Act, Filling of Returns under Income Tax, GST, Custom Act, Export & Import documentation etc .

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Job Opportunities:

Students, after successfully completing the CAT Course will acquire necessary skills to take up employment in entry accounting functions in the industry. Some of the potential sectors for employment are:

  • Small & Medium Enterprises;
  • Business Processes Outsourcing (BPO)/Knowledge Processes Outsourcing (KPO);
  • Retail Sector;
  • Panchayats Accounting and Book-keeping;
  • Tax Return Prepares;
  • Filing of Returns under Companies Act;
  • Filing of Returns under Income Tax, GST and Custom Act etc;
  • Export & Import documentation etc;

Linkage with main course:

A student after passing Foundation Course (Entry Level) Part I and Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) is eligible to register for Intermediate course of the ICMAI.


The Students who have passed/appearing 12th (10+2) examination are eligible to take admission in Foundation (Entry Level) Part-I of CAT Course.

Course Details:

A).Foundation Course (EntryLevel) Part-I

Paper2: Applied Business and Industrial Laws.

Paper3:Financial Accounting-2.

Paper 4: Statutory Compliance.

B) Competency Level–Part-II

(A) Fundamentals of Computers

(B) Filling of Statutory Returns.

(C) Introduction to Costing Principles and Preparation of Cost Statements.

(D) 5-days Orientation Programme.


The Internship will be for 45 days. The Internship can be taken from organizations prescribed under Internship scheme of CAT Course.

Course Fees:-

Rs. 9800/-

Mode of Examination:

Multiple choice question to be answered on-line.

Last Date for Admission:-

For June Term Examination: 31st January.

For December Term Examination: 31st July.