Why Articleship
Since an academic degree holder has no practical training on professional accounting so an academic degree holder in any discipline and even on accountancy cannot perform the above jobs professionally.
Due to the difference of qualification between a Chartered Accountant and an academic degree holder, the Chartered Accountant has vast scope in the field of employment and engagement. A Chartered Accountant can practise, but a normal degree holder even in accountancy cannot practice as a practicing accountant. A Chartered Accountant can be self employed as he is a professional accountant and can create job opportunities for others.
Who can become an Articled Student
Students having the requisite qualifications (as declared by the Council of ICAB time to time) are eligible for Articleship.
Period of Articleship
(a). Candidates securing A+ (CGPA 5.00) in SSC and A+ (CGPA 4.0) in HSC OR A+ (CGPA 4.00) in SSC with A+ (CGPA 5.0) in HSC Examinations held under any recognized Education Board of the Country or Minimum Grade 2As and 3Bs(total 5 subjects) in ‘O’ Level Examinations from University of London or equivalent bodies/ Institute; and Minimum Grade 2B or 3Cs in‘A’ Level Examination from University of London or equivalent bodies/Institute will have a period of Article-ship of 04(four)years.
Provided that candidates securing minimum 3As in A level will have a period of Articleship of
3 ½ years.
(b). Graduates or Post-graduates in any discipline having minimum 07 points with no third division or equivalent from any recognized Boards/Public Universities/National University and Private Universities/Institutions of Bangladesh (as approved by ICAB) will have a period of Article-ship of 3 (three) years.
(c ). Qualified Members of ICMAB either ACMA or FCMA and ACCA or FCCA (with no consideration for Divisions/Classes/CGPA) will be exempted from Professional Examination-I. Period of Article-ship for these candidates will be 02(two) years.
How can be a Chartered Accountancy Student
A Chartered Accountant is a professionally qualified accountant. Before qualification a person seeking Chartered Accountancy course has to take article-ship with a Chartered Accountancy Firm and undergo extensive training on the profession of accountancy having been attached with a principal who is member of the ICAB and is permitted to train articled students. The articled student will be registered with the ICAB as a Chartered Accountancy student. When a student can qualify in all the professional examinations within the article-ship period or after the article-ship period an articled student becomes a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Registration Fees for Article-ship
Registration fees for Article-ship is Taka 30,000/- with following breakup with effect from 01 July 2011:
Sl. No.
Particulars of Fees
Pr-Examination Coaching Class (for 01 session of/ Professional Stage-Knowledge Level only)
Cost of Study Manual (PS - Knowledge Level)
Cost of Suggested Answer (PS - Knowledge Level)
Students’ Association Fee
Registration Fee & Administrative Cost
Library Card
Total =



The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh(ICAB) in a meeting held on 27 June, 2011 approved enhancement of monthly allowance of Articled Students as under effective from 01 July 2011:

1st year Tk. 3,000/-

2nd year Tk. 3,500/-

3rd year Tk. 4,000/-

4th year Tk. 4,500/-

Update Date : 09/05/2017

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