ICAB Entry Criteria

 

 

CIRCULAR: REVISED ENTRY CRITERIA

 

In supersession of all previous circulars/instructions issued in this regard, to make equal requirements for both the National Curriculum and English medium students to study Chartered Accountancy education in Bangladesh, the Council-ICAB in its 675th Meeting (11th Meeting for the year 2020) held on 10th September 2020 has decided to revise criteria for entry into CA Articleship:

 

1. Under Graduates:

     a) SSC & HSC/Equivalent Examinations:

            GPA 4 in SSC with GPA 5 in HSC

                                   or

           GPA 5 in SSC with GPA 4 in HSC

 

Period of Articleship: Four (4) years

       

       b) “O” and “A” Levels:

 Minimum 38 points in ‘O’ Level in minimum 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects

                             AND

 

Minimum 12 points in ‘A’ Level in maximum 3 subjects

 

          Points to be considered as per the Marks mentioned below:

Marks

Points

70-100

10

60-69

6

50-59

4

 

          Period of Articleship: Four (4) years

 

Provided that Candidates securing minimum 70% in 3 subjects in ‘A’ Level with the necessary requirement in ‘O’ Level will have a period of Articleship of three years and six months.

 

 

      c) O Level and HSC:

  Minimum 38 points in ‘O’ Level in minimum 5 subjects and maximum 7 subjects and Minimum GPA-4 in HSC

 

             Period of Articleship: Four (4) years

 

2. Graduates and Post Graduates:

 

Graduates or Post-graduates in any discipline having minimum 07 points and securing at least 2 points at each level (upto graduation) from any Recognized Board/Public University/National University/Private University/Institute (as approved by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh)

 

 

POINTS will be determined as Under

Level

Grade/Division

Points

“O Level”        (No points will be considered for Marks less than “50%”)

Grade Points 24 or above(minimum 5 subjects and maximum  7 subjects) as per Point scale mentioned in (b) above

3

Grade Points 20 to less than 24 (minimum 5 subjects) as per Point scale mentioned in (b) above

2

“A Level”       (No points will be considered for Marks less than “50%”)

Grade Points 10 or above(minimum 2 subjects and maximum  3 subjects) as per Point scale mentioned in (b) above

3

Grade Points 8 (minimum 2 subjects) as per Point scale mentioned in (b) above

2

SSC

GPA 3 or above/First Division

3

GPA 2 to less than 3/ Second Division

2

HSC

 

GPA 3 or above/First Division

3

GPA 2 to less than 3/ Second Division

2

Graduation

CGPA 3 or above (out of 4) & CGPA 4 or above (out of 5)/First Class 

3

CGPA 2.5 to less than 3 (out of 4) & CGPA 3 to less than 4 (out of 5)/Second Class 

2

Post-Graduation

CGPA 3 or above (out of 4) & CGPA 4 or above (out of 5)/First Class 

3

CGPA 2.5 to less than 3 (out of 4) & CGPA 3 to less than 4 (out of 5)/Second Class 

2

Period of Articleship: Three (3) years

 

  • In case of any candidate has passed both the examinations, either ‘O’ Level or SSC examination result (whichever earns more points) will be considered.

 

  • In case of any candidate has passed both the examinations, either ‘A’ Level or HSC examination result (whichever earns more points) will be considered.

3.  ACMA/FCMA and ACCA/FCCA

 

ACMA or FCMA of ICMAB and ACCA or FCCA (with no consideration of Division/ Class/CGPA in any Level of academic qualification/examination) are exempted from the following papers:

 

Certificate Level:

 

Principles of Taxation

Business Law

Information Technology

 

Professional Level:

 

IT Governance

 

Period of Articleship: 02 (Two) years.

 

The Circular will come into effect from 10 September 2020.

 

By the Order of the Council

 

 

Mahbub Ahmed Siddique FCA

Secretary & CEO (In Charge)-ICAB

 

To:     All Members of ICAB

          All CA Firms

          All Notice Boards of ICAB

Update Date : 10/01/2017

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