All About CMA Course

Index of Content

1.Eligibility Criteria


3.Fees Structure

4.Syllabus and Exam Levels

5.How to Apply

6.Career Options


1.Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the CMA course is as follows:

Foundation Course

  • A candidate should have passed Class 10 or equivalent from a recognized Board or Institution.
  • Passed Senior Secondary Examination under 10+2 scheme of a recognized Board or an Examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto or has passed National Diploma in Commerce Examination held by the All India Council for Technical Education or any State Board of Technical Education under the authority of the said All India Council, or the Diploma in Rural Service Examination conducted by the National Council of Higher Education.

Intermediate Course

  • Passed Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) and Foundation Course of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India/ Graduation in any discipline other than Fine Arts/ Foundation (Entry Level) Part I Examination of CAT of the Institute/ Foundation (Entry Level) Part I Examination and Competency Level Part II Examination of CAT of the Institute.
  • Passed Foundation of ICSI/Intermediate of ICAI by what ever name called along with 10+2.

Final Course

  • Passed Intermediate course of the Institute and completed 15 months of practical training.


  • The duration of the CMA course is flexible. Which means that the time taken to complete the CMA programme depends on a candidate’s level of focus and dedication.

  • Usually in India, students take at least 3-4 years to complete the course.

3.Fees Structure

The level-wise registration fee for the course is mentioned below.


Registration Fee (in INR)

CMA Foundation


CMA Intermediate


CMA Final


Complete Pdf File to know About Installment Scheme and Due dates of Fees

4.Syllabus and Exam Levels

5.How to Apply

Documents required for registration:

  • Passport-sized photo
  • Specimen signature
  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Graduation degree and Certificates (if applicable)
  • CMA Intermediate Pass (both Group-I & Group-II) Marksheet/Certificate (For candidates applying for CMA Final Course)

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6.Career Options

  • Cost Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer

The average salary for a fresher CMA in India is 7 lakhs rupees per annum. However, this number can go up to rupees 20 lakhs too based on your skills.


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