Become a professional accountant in Pakistan:

If you want to pursue a career in accounting in Pakistan than you have two options available. Either you can go for a degree from any recognized university or get professional accounting certifications like C.A, CMA , Public Accountant (PIPFA).

If you chose to go for degree than you will have to compete with many candidates in order to get a job let alone your dream job. So if you want to get financial stability with respect and honor you should go for professional accounting certifications.

These certification though very difficult and some times time consuming but they are worth every moment of it.

So if you want to Become a professional accountant in Pakistan you have three choices;

Chartered Accountant

Cost and Management Accountant

Public Financial Accountant

We have gathered all the relevant information regarding admissions in these certifications. Just click on the link you desire to find the latest and updated information.

ICAP admissions:

New Registration

If you want to become a chartered Accountant than you have two entry routes;

  • Full Time Student
  • Trainee Student

Full Time Student

This education scheme is for Intermediate/ A-Level and graduate students. A student must fulfill at least the below mentioned pre requisite for registration.

  • Minimum of 50 % marks in Intermediate.
  • Minimum of two passes for A level Students
  • 45% marks in graduation.

Education prior to training

Students needs to clear Four Papers in Assessment of Fundamental competencies and Nine Papers in Certificate in Accounting and Finance Level.

Education after training

On successful completion of CAF, it is mandatory for the student to join an authorized training organization of the Institute for a prescribed period. During training candidates are required to pass the following stages.

  • Certified Finance and Accounting Professional.
  • Multi Subject Assessment.

Steps for registration

  • Submit your registration form to any office of the institute. You can download the registration form from here.
  • Start your studies according to the syllabi of subjects.
  • Attempt your exams after paying the examination fee.

Trainee Student

The trainee scheme is for graduates. The graduate students must have at least 45 % marks and they must be minimum of 16 years of age.

Steps to follow

  • Apply for registration as training-on-probation after joining training organization.
  • Complete the probation period of two months.
  • Get registered as a trainee student for prescribed time.


The number of exemptions available depends on the educational background of the candidates. Depending on the education exemptions are divided into three categories.

Examination Fee(s)

AFC Examination Fee

AFC EXAMINATION (including CBE charges)Pak Rupees
1 paper5,600
2 papers of same stage9,800
3 papers of same stage14,000
4 papers of same stage18,200

CAF Examination Fee

1 paper4,200
2 papers of same stage7,000
3 papers of same stage9,800
4 papers of same stage12,600
5 papers of same stage15,400
Writing Skill Test1,900

CFAP & MSA Examination Fee

1 paper of CFAP8,700
For each additional paper3,400
Multi Subject Assessment (One paper only)12,300
Multi Subject Assessment (Two papers)18,600


There are two scholarship programs;

EDHI CA Pakistan Talent Program


  • Applicants should be amongst the top 20 position holders.
  • Current session student only.
  • Permanent resident of Pakistan/Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.
  • Motivated to join the profession of Chartered Accountancy (CA).

Student Endowment Fund

AFC Level

  • Minimum of 80% marks in intermediate of A- Level Examination
  • Minimum of 65 % marks in graduation.
  • Minimum of 2 B grades in A level certification.

ICMAP admissions:

New Registration

Students who have qualified their intermediate examination are eligible for admission in CMA certification.

documents required

Depending on the qualification of the candidate , students needs to provide the following documents for registration.

Documents Required Quantity
Matriculation certificate2
Graduation Transcript2
Masters Transcript2

You can download the registration form from here.


The number of exemptions available depends on the educational background of the candidates.


your total fees depends on your previous qualification level and the number of exemptions which are available. Since there are many academic qualifications it becomes really difficult for us to give an exact amount of fees for particular cases. As a general rule, higher the education level lower the number of papers to study hence lower payment of fees and vice versa.

These fee(s) are for updated regularly. If you find that below mentioned fee(s) as out dated l do let us know. We will update it as soon as possible.

Study LevelNumber of SubjectsFee Per subjectTotal Fee(s)
Operational Level
Level 131050031500
Level 231250037500
Total Fee69000
Managerial Level
Level 131500045000
Level 231550046500
Total Fee91500
Strategic Level
Level 131700051000
Level 231750052500
Total Fee103500
Level 13900027000
Level 23900027000
Grand Total318000


Scholarships or financial assistance is provided to those students who are either in need of financial assistance or they have have performed brilliantly in their last academic qualifications. If you want detailed information about scholarships you can find it here.

PIPFA admissions:

New Registration

Students looking to get admission in either corporate or public sector can register using the link.


Looking for exemptions???? Find all the details here.


Fee Structure for Coaching

SubjectCoaching Fee/
Coaching Exemption Fee
Quantitative MethodsRs. 5,000
Basic AccountingRs. 5,000
Business English & Behavioral StudiesRs. 5,000
TotalRs. 15,000
Business EconomicsRs. 7,500
Business LawsRs. 7,500
Cost AccountingRs. 7,500
TotalRs. 22,500
Financial AccountingRs. 7,500
TaxationRs. 7,500
Business Communication & Report WritingRs. 7,500
Management StrategyRs. 7,500
TotalRs. 30,000
Financial ReportingRs. 8,750
Management AccountingRs. 8,750
Audit, Assurance & EthicsRs. 8,750
Business OrganizationRs. 8,750
TotalRs. 35,000

Fee Structure for Examinations

LevelExamination Fee
All Sectors
Level-1Rs. 3,000 Per Subject (Computer Based Exams)
Rs. 1,250 Per Subject (Written Exams)
Level-2Rs. 3,000 Per Subject (Computer Based Exams)
Rs. 1,250 Per Subject (Written Exams)
Level-3Rs. 1,250 Per Subject (Written Exams)
Level-4Rs. 1,500 Per Subject (Written Exams)
Gateway (Corporate Sector)Rs. 6,250 (Written Exams)

Fee Structure for Exemption

LevelExemption Fee
All SectorPublic Sectors
Level-1Rs. 1,875 Per SubjectRs. 1,875 Per Subject
Level-2 & Level-3Rs. 2,500 Per SubjectRs. 2,500 Per Subject
Level-4Rs. 3,125 Per SubjectRs. 3,125 Per Subject
GatewayRs. 18,750N/A