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What is the difference between CA and ACCA and which course is better?

If you’re also looking for which career path yields the best results? Then, you are not alone, as most aspirants have difficulty figuring out what will be the best  course for a secure future most trending question asked by students these days is what is the difference between CA and ACCA  and which course is a better and tougher option in India Let’s discuss the differences between the two – 🌟

What is CA?

  • CA stands for Chartered Accountancy while ACCA stands for Association of Certified Chartered Accountant and is globally recognized.
  • The CA course mainly focuses on Finance and Financial Accounting. At the same time, the ACCA course focuses on Taxation, Auditing, Accounts Handling, Management Accounting, etc. There are countless career options after CA. Ca is the one of the most rewarding Career option among commerce students. 
  But Ca is not easy it is treated as one of the toughest exam in India 

What is ACCA?

    • Full Form of ACCA  is Association of Chartered Certified Accountants which was set up in London  in 1904, ACCA is a global accounting body that offers “Certified Chartered Accountant” certification.
    • ACCA course duration varies as per the level of education of the students. The course duration of ACCA course is 3 years for students who have completed 12th, 2-2.5 years for commerce graduates, 2 years for IPCC groups, 1-year for BCom and CA graduates.
    As per the ACCA eligibility criteria, student age must be at least 18 years, and should have completed 10+2 with an aggregate score of 65% in mathematics/accounts and English, and a minimum of 50% aggregate in all other subjects. Among other, students pursuing BCom, BBA, BMS and other commerce or business-related disciplines can also apply for ACCA course alongside graduation. All colleges and institutes accept and follow the same ACCA eligibility criteria.

Eligibility of CA aspirants??

Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class, conducted either by Central/ State Government(s) and on passing such a course have either been admitted to first year of graduation course or have passed the graduation course conducted by any University,

Eligibility of ACCA aspirants??

IPCC/ CA Inter ( Both Groups )

08 papers, Exemptions:  F1, F2, F3, F6, F8


2 Years

10th & 12th

13 papers, Exemptions: None


3 to 3.5 Years

Commerce Graduates

09 papers, Exemptions: F1, F2, F3, F4


3 to 3.5 Years

Current Qualification Papers need to Attempt Duration Exemptions
IPCC/ CA Inter (both groups)
8 papers
2 Years
F1, F2, F3, F6, F8
B. Com + IPCC
7 papers
1 to 1.5 Years
F1, F2, F3, F4, F6, F8
4 papers
1 Years
F1 to F9
MBA Finance
10 papers
2 to 2.5 Years
F1, F2, F3
5 papers
1 Year
F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F8, F9


1. Course Structure –

ACCA Course consists of three levels –
  • Knowledge Level
  • Skills level
  • Professional Level
Whereas CA Course include –
  • CA Foundation
  • CA intern
  • CA Final

2. Duration –

ACCA – 6 to 24 Months CA – 5-6 Years  

3.Eligibilty  –

ACCA– 10 +2 Examination with 65 % aggregate in Maths/ Accounts and English and a minimum of 50% in other subjects

CA– 10 +2 Examination
CA Course in India
ACCA Course in India
Difference Between CA & ACCA