CMA Final Registration Procedure | CMA Final Registration ICMAI

CMA Final Registration Procedure | CMA Final Registration ICMAI

Ready to take the Final CMA step?

Get ready to register.

You’ve completed your CMA Foundation and CMA Intermediate courses, and now, it’s time to take the final leap. Let’s understand everything about the CMA Final Registration procedure.

How to Register and Appear for the CMA Final Exam

A few important things to remember before we proceed:

  • The CMA Final exam is held twice yearly: once in December and once in June
  • The CMA Final Registration last date for the June term is 31st January and for the December term it is 31st July. If you miss the date, you will have a week’s extension but a late fee will be applicable
  • The CMA Final Registration fee is Rs 17,000
  • The CMA Final exam (December 2019 term) will be held in the 1st or 2nd week of December, tentatively. We will keep you updated on the dates
  • The CMA Final exam results for the June exam will be declared on 23rd August while the results for the December exam will be announced on 21st February of the upcoming year

Now, log on to the ICMAI website and get access to all the things you require for a successful registration. Before you can go any further, you must check your eligibility to appear for the exam.

CMA Final Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible:

The chart below gives you a quick overview of the eligibility criteria:

If you are eligible, you can register for the exam in one of two ways:

  • Offline Registration
  • Online Registration

Now, for both methods of registration, you’ll need to have a few documents handy. Let us now look at what these are.

Documents Required for CMA Final Registration

You must keep the following documents ready in order to register.

  • Passport Photo
  • Your Signature Specimen
  • Age Proof (Aadhaar card, Birth Certificate, Voter ID)
  • 10th Pass Mark sheet
  • 12th Pass Mark sheet
  • CMA Intermediate Pass (both Group-I & Group-II) Mark sheet/Certificate

Note that all documents need to be duly attested. Attestations are valid only if they are made by a member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India /The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/ The Institute of Company Secretaries of India / Parliament/State Legislative Assembly, a Gazetted Officer or Principal of a recognised college.

To register for the exam, you must know a little bit about the syllabus. Let us get a brief overview.

Overview of the Syllabus of CMA Final Exam

The CMA Final papers are divided into two groups of four papers each. Each paper is worth 100 marks and is of 3 hours duration. It is a pen and paper exam. You can choose to appear for one or both groups. But when registering, you will have to register for both groups. The groups are named 3 and 4 and the papers are numbered from 13 on. This is because the papers in CMA Foundation are numbered from 1 to 4, and the papers in CMA Intermediate are numbered from 5 to 12 which are split into groups 1 and 2.

These are the papers of Group 3 –

  • Paper 13: Corporate Laws and Compliance
  • Paper 14: Strategic Financial Management
  • Paper 15: Strategic Cost Management – Decision Making
  • Paper 16: Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation

And these are the papers of Group 4 –

  • Paper 17: Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Paper 18: Indirect Tax Laws and Practice
  • Paper 19: Cost and Management Audit
  • Paper 20: Strategic Performance Management and Business Valuation

If you want more details about the syllabus, you can look at our post on “What’s in the CMA Final exam?”

Now, let’s look at the CMA FInal registration fee structure.

CMA Final Registration Fee Structure

This is the CMA FInal Registration Fee:

  • Rs. 17,000 to be payable at once on or before 31st July for the December term, or before 31st January for the June term

You can choose to make your payment in the following ways:

  • Pay Fee module of IDBI Bank
  • Through Internet banking, debit or credit card
  • Overseas students can send a demand draft

Keep note of your transaction details. They will come in useful later or in case of any dispute regarding payment.

Now, let’s move on to the CMA Final online registration procedure. As mentioned you can register either online or offline.

Procedure to Register Offline

If you want to register offline, you will first need to make payment by one of the means indicated above. Keep your transaction details handy and hard attested copies of the necessary documents.

Download, fill up this form and mail it along with your documents to the regional council/chapter of ICMAI nearest you. Alternately, you can visit the nearest regional council and buy the physical form.

Note that ICMAI offers two modes of coaching:

  • Oral Coaching Mode: This means that students can attend oral coaching classes at the Chapter/Regional Council chosen by them
  • Postal Coaching Mode: You will receive the study materials in the post.

You will need to indicate which mode of coaching you are opting for in the form.

Here is the list of regional councils of ICMAI:

List of Regional Councils of ICMAI
Regional Councils (Name & Address) Area Covered Country-wide
Western India Regional Council: Rohit Chambers, 4th Floor, Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort Mumbai – 400 001.

Ph: 022-22872010 / 22841138 / 22043406 / 22043416; Fax: 91- 022- 22870763; Email:; Website:

The states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories: Daman Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Southern India Regional Council: 4, Montieth Lane, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008.

Ph: 044-28554443 / 28554326/28528219; Fax : 91- 044- 28554651; Website:; Email:

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and the Union Territory: The Lakshadweep
Eastern India Regional Council: 84, Harish Mukherjee Road, Kolkata – 700 025.

Ph: 033 -24553418 /24555957; Fax: 91 033-2455-7920;  Email:

The states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal, Sikkim, the Union Territories: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands and foreign countries
Northern India Regional Council: 3, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003

Ph: 011 – 24626678; 24615788; Fax: 24622156; Email:

The States of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and the Union Territory: Chandigarh

Along with the regional chapters, you also have to pick the exam centre closest to you or in your city. The following are the exam centres for the CMA Final Exam.

In India:

Adipur  – Kachchh(Gujarat), Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Akurdi, Allahabad, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhilai, Bhilwara, Bhopal, Bewar City(Rajasthan), Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur, Bokaro, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Duliajan (Assam),Durgapur, Ernakulam, Erode, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guntur, Guwahati, Haridwar, Hazaribagh, Howrah, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kalyan, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottakkal (Malappuram), Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Naihati, Nasik, Nellore, Neyveli, Noida, Palakkad, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur,Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sambalpur, Shillong, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thrissur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vapi, Vashi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Vindhyanagar, Waltair.


Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat

Upon verification of your documents, ICMAI will send you a unique identification or registration number along with study material. Use this number to check the status of your registration details. You must do this online on the ICMAI website itself. We will talk about how to do this later on in the post.

Let us move on to the procedure to register online.

Procedure to Register Online

First, go to the online student registration system portal:

Click on the button as shown below to begin your registration process:


You will be then taken to the CMA Online Student Registration System page where the various fee structures for all courses are outlined including eligibility criteria. There are also instructions on how to register online. The information is the same as outlined in this blog post. But we suggest that you read them again. When you are ready to begin the registration process, click on CMA Final as shown below.

You will now be taken to the CMA Final registration page where you will be given detailed information about the documents required to begin the registration.

As in the case of postal registration, you can receive your study material by opting for either:

  • Oral Coaching Mode: This means that students can attend oral coaching classes at the Chapter/Regional Council chosen by them
  • Postal Coaching Mode: You will receive the study materials in the post.

For illustrative purposes, the example below shows a student opting for oral coaching:


Then, fill up the form all your details and make your payment. All the steps are mentioned clearly on the form and the process is simple. The list of examination centres and regional councils is the same as mentioned in the offline registration section.

After your transaction is successful, you will receive a ‘welcome’ message.  All your information will be sent to the Directorate of Studies for verification of your documents. Once this is done, your Registration Number will be generated. Keep it with you until you receive your admit card and have taken the examination.

Check and recheck your application multiple times to ensure you have filled up everything. You will have a grace period of 30 days within which you can to complete your form, if incomplete. Filling up more than one form is more likely to be rejected. Do it once, do it right.

Your study material will be dispatched only once the Registration Number is generated.

Once your registration and verification is successful, you can download your Admit Card on the ICMAI website. In case you do not receive you Admit Card 10 days prior to the exam date, you can contact ICMAI HQ Examination Directorate regarding the issue.

Conditions to Appear for the CMA Final Exam

If you want to appear for the exam, your registration must be valid. You should also have completed oral or postal coaching by ICMAI and gotten a certificate of completion.

Postal Coaching Completion Requirements

To complete postal coaching, you’ll need to download and answer the test paper uploaded in the student section of the website. Mail your answers to the nearest Regional Office. You’ll need to obtain a minimum of 40% to get your coaching completion certification. Only then will you be able to appear for your examination. The table below shows you the last date of submission for answer sheets for postal coaching clearance:

Last Date to Submit Answer Sheets for Postal Coaching
Examination Last Date to Submit Answer Sheet
CMA Final June Term Exam 31st March
CMA Final December Term Exam 30th September
Oral Coaching Completion Requirements

If you have opted for oral coaching, you’ll need to get admitted to a regional council/chapter/recognised coaching centre. The duration of coaching lasts 4 months and has a minimum of 240 lecture hours for Lectures and Tutorials per group. After the coaching period ends, you’ll need to appear for a 3 hours written exam for each subject and secure a minimum of 40% marks each. If you fulfill this requirement, you are then eligible to appear for the CMA Final Exam.

If you fulfill all these requirements, you can appear for the CMA Final exam. We suggest that you go over the ‘Conditions for appearing in Examination’  issued by the directorate of studies and students thoroughly, to ensure you fit all the criteria to appear.

Revalidation of Coaching

If you want to appear for the exam 3 years after completing coaching, you should undergo what is known as revalidation of coaching. The fee is Rs. 1,000 per group but there is no need to answer the coaching papers again.

Practical Training

As mentioned earlier, in order to appear for the CMA Final exam, you’ll need to undergo at least 6 months of the mandatory 3 year practical training. You’ll need to submit documents that you have indeed undergone this training. The table below shows the last dates to submit these documents.

Last Date to Submit Practical Training Documents
Particulars Last Date
June Term Exam 30th November
December Term Exam 31st May

For more information on the Practical Training requirement, we encourage you to visit the relevant section of the ICMAI website.

Once you have fulfilled all these requirements and submitted the necessary documents, you can now appear for the CMA Final exam. But please go over the ‘Conditions for appearing in Examination’ issued by the directorate of studies and students thoroughly, to ensure you haven’t missed out on anything.

Checking Status of CMA Final Registration

You can check your CMA Final registration status by going to the student portal on the ICMAI website and clicking on the ‘Admission’ tab followed by ‘Online Admission Status’

These, in a nutshell, are all the details you need to know about the CMA Final Registration process.

CMA Final Study Material

Now, although the Institute’s study material is quite good for a first revision, it is always a good idea to consult multiple sources for information. As such, if you want a new approach to learning and studying, you can sign up with LearnCab and gain access to hours of HD quality video lectures by qualified CMA professionals who have vast knowledge of the subject.

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