CHARTERED ACCOUNTANCY (CA) COURSE 

How to Study CHARTERED ACCOUNTANCY (CA) COURSE 

Under the Scheme of Education and Training, a candidate can pursue Chartered Accountancy Course either through
(i) Foundation Course Route

 or

(ii) Direct Entry Route.

I. Foundation Course

This is an entry to the CA Course for the candidates who have appeared for class XII examinations.

Steps under Foundation Route…

Requirements to become a Chartered Accountant: Through Foundation Course route:

(i) Enroll for Foundation Course after appearing in Class 12th Examination conducted by an examining body
constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.
(ii) Complete four months Study Period. Register till 30th June/ 31st December for being eligible to appear in
November/ May Foundation Course Examination.
(ii) Appear in Foundation Examination after passing in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination)
conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central
Government as equivalent thereto and on complying with (ii) above.
(iii) Join Intermediate Course after passing Foundation Examination.
(iv) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills (ICITSS) consisting of
Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course at the earliest but these are to be completed
compulsorily before commencement of their articleship.
(v) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 8 months of study course as on first day of the month in
which the examination is to be held.
(vi) Join articled training after passing either of the Group or Both Groups of Intermediate Course and after
successfully undergoing ICITSS.
(vii) Clear the balance Group (if any) of Intermediate Examination.
(viii) Register for Final Course.
(ix) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills
(AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced Information Technology and Management Communication Skills
during the last two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
(x) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or while serving last 6 months of
articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be
held after successful completion of AICITSS.
(xi) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(xii) Pass Final Examination.
(xiii) Enrol as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”.

II. Direct Entry Route

The ICAI allows the following candidates to enter directly to its Intermediate Course:
A. Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks)

and


B. Intermediate level passed candidates of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India

(i) Enroll with the Institute for Intermediate Course.
(ii) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills (ICITSS) consisting of
Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course before commencement of their articleship.
(iii) Register for Practical Training of three years.
(iv) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 9 months of Practical Training on first day of the month
in which the examination is to be held.
(v)Appear and pass in both groups of Intermediate Examination.
(vi) Register for CA Final Course.
(vii) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills
(AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced Information Technology and Management Communication Skills
during the last two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination

(viii) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or while serving last 6 months of
articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be held
after successful completion of AICITSS.
(ix) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(x) Pass Final Examination.
(xi) Enroll as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant”.

Provisional Registration: Candidates who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for
provisional registration to the Intermediate Course. Such candidates would be required to submit satisfactory
proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within such period not
exceeding six months as from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination. During the period
of provisional registration, the candidate can undergo and complete ICITSS. It is clarified that in their case, the
practical training will commence only on becoming a graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such
candidates shall be eligible for appearing in the Intermediate Examination on completion of nine months of
practical training. If such candidates fail to produce the proof within the aforesaid period, his provisional
registration shall be cancelled and the registration fee or the tuition fee, as the case may be, paid by him shall not
be refunded and no credit shall be given for the theoretical education undergone.

II. Candidates who have passed Intermediate level examination of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
(i) Enrol with the Institute for Intermediate Course.
(ii) Undergo Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills (ICITSS) consisting of
Courses on Information Technology and Orientation Course at the earliest but these are to be completed
compulsorily before commencement of their articleship.
(iii) Appear in Intermediate Examination on completion of 8 months of study course as on first day of the month in
which the examination is to be held.
(iv) Join articled training after passing either of the Group or Both Groups of Intermediate Course and after
successfully undergoing ICITSS.
(v) Clear the balance Group (if any) of Intermediate Examination.
(vi) Register for Final Course.
(vii) Successfully undergo Four Weeks Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft skills
(AICITSS) consisting of Courses on Advanced Information Technology and Management Communication Skills
during the last two years of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
(viii) Appear in the Final Examination on completion of the practical training or while serving last 6 months of
articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be held
after successful completion of AICITSS.
(ix) Complete articled training of 3 years.
(x) Pass Final Examination.
(xi) Enroll as a member of the ICAI and be designated as “Chartered Accountant

CA Study Full Level Material Download Link 

Papers of Foundation Course

Paper-3 and Paper-4 are objective type papers with negative marking.

The Board of Studies issues comprehensive study materials covering all four subjects.

Passing criteria in Foundation Examination

A Foundation Course candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination if he/ she obtains at one sitting
a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to
the principle of negative marking.

CA Foundation Study Material Download Link

CA Foundation Registration

A candidate has to register for Foundation Course by filling Online Registration Form available on ICAI website
(www.icai.org) in “Course Registration Forms” under “Students tab”.

                                        https://www.icai.org/new_post.html?post_id=721&c_id=120

                                                                            CA Registration form

While filling the online form, candidates should take care of the following:

After filling the Online Form pay the required fees online using the payment gateway.
 On successful payment, system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.
Following documents are to be submitted to concerned Regional Office within 7 days of the date of online registration
along with the print out of the online registration form, duly signed by the candidate.
 The duly signed printout of online successful registration form in hard copy
 Attested copy of Admit Card / Mark sheet of Class 12 examination issued by the respective Board
 One recent colour photograph (affixed on the printout of the online successful registration form)
 Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner
 Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled
 Attested copy of the 10th Marksheet/ Admit Card of 10th class indicating the Name & Date of Birth

The form and documents are to be submitted in consonance with the address at the following Regional Offices:

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and the Union Territories of

Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Islands 

 

Southern India Regional Council of

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI BHAWAN, 122, M.G. Road, Post Box No. 3314,

Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034

Phone: 044-39893989 Fax: 044-30210355

E-mail: sro@icai.in

 

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli    

 

Western India Regional Council of

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI BHAWAN, 27, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005, Phone: 022 -39893989 Fax: 022-39802953

ICAI Tower, C-40, G Block, Opp. MCA Ground, Beside Standard Chartered Bank,

Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051

E-mail: wro@icai.in

Rajasthan Vidyarthi GRUH, Lallubhai Park, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400 058

 

Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh,

Mizoram, Andaman -Nicobar Islands         

 

Eastern India Regional Council of

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI BHAWAN, 7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani (Russell Street), Kolkata – 700 071

Phone: 033-39893989, Fax: 033-30211145

E-mail: ero@icai.in

  

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand   

 

Central India Regional Council of

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI BHAWAN, Post Box No. 314,

16/77 B, Civil Lines, Behind Reserve Bank of India, Kanpur – 208 001

Phone: 0512-3989398, Fax: 0512-3011173

E-mail: cro@icai.in

  

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh

 

Northern India Regional Council of

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI BHAWAN, 52-54, Institutional Area,

Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, Near,  Karkardooma Courts, Delhi – 110 032

Phone: 011-39893990, 30210601, Fax: 011- 30210680

E-mail: nro@icai.in

 

Contact Details of SIRC Branches

Sr. No. Branch Ex-Officio Members Address 

1 Alleppey CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’, ICAI Lane, Athithara Temple Road, Pazhaveedu. (P.O.),
Alleppey-688009.
: 0477 – 2261 458
: alleppey@icai.org
: alleppeyicai.org
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2 Anantapur CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari S.No. 433/1, Plot No.14, Sree Manjunatha Nilayam, Opp. Jntu Electrical Substation,
JNTU Road,
Anantapur – 515002
: 08554 – 233 344, 233 333
: anantapur@icai.org
: www.ananthapuramu-icai.org/
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3 Bangalore CA. Geetha A B;
CA. Pampanna B E;
CA. Panna Raj S ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 16/0, Millers Tank Bed Area,
Bangalore-560052
: 080 – 3056 3500, 3056 3541, 3056 3543
: bangalore@icai.org
: bangaloreicai.org
: Google map Link
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4 Belgaum CA. Pampanna B E ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Swaroop Plaza,
II Floor, Tilakwadi,
Belgaum-590006
: 0831 – 242 5018
: belgaum@icai.org
: icaibelgaum.org
: Google map Link
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5 Bellary CA. Panna Raj S ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Ayyappa Swamy Temple Road, Raghavendra Colony, 2nd Stage,
Bellary-583101
: 08392 – 260 523, 260 622
: bellary@icai.org
: icaibellary.org
: Google map Link
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6 Calicut CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Cherootty Nagar, Near Planetarium, Eranhipalam P.O.
Kozhikode-673006
: 0495 – 2770 124, 2771 008
: calicut@icai.org
: Google map Link
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7 Coimbatore CA. Jalapathi K. ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No. 44 & 45, Opp. Union Bank of India, Mettupalayam Road, Thudiyalur
Coimbatore – 641034
: 0422 – 4270056
: coimbatore@icai.org
: coimbatoreicai.org
: Google map Link
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8 Ernakulam CA. Jomon K George;
CA. Babu Abraham Kallivayalil
‘ICAI Bhawan’ 57/3146,
Diwan’s Road, Ernakulam,
Kochi-682016
: 0484 – 2369 238,
2369 258
: ernakulam@icai.org
: ernakulam-icai.org
: Google map Link

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9 Erode CA. Jalapathi K. ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 122-A,
Pushpa Nagar, Perundurai Road, Thindal Post,
Erode-638012
: 0424 – 243 0776
: erode@icai.org
: icaierode.org
: Google map Link
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10 Guntur CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari ‘ICAI Bhawan’ D.No.25-17-123, (60 Feet Road) Srinivasaraothota 11th Line, Guntur-522004
: 0863 – 221 8915,
222 8915
: guntur@icai.org
: Google map Link
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11 Hubli CA. Geetha A B ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Madhura Chetana Colony, Keshwapur, Kusugal Road,
Hubli-580023
: 0836 – 228 8337
: hubli@icai.org
: icaihubli.org
: Google map Link
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12 Hyderabad CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari
CA. China Masthan Talakayala;
CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli;
CA. Dayaniwas Sharma ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 11-5-398/C,
Red Hills,
Hyderabad-500004
: 040 -29700924
: hyderabad@icai.org
: hydicai.org
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13 Kadapa​ CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli C-26-108, Jaya Nagar Colony, Kadapa-516002
: kadapa@icai.org
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14 Kakinada​ CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Door No.70-10-7/A, Beside Satya Bhaskar Public School, Near Nagamallithota Junction, NFCL Road, East Godavari
Kakinada – 533003
: 0884 – 2364 402, 2364 404
: kakinada@icai.org
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15 Kalaburagi​ CA. Pampanna B E 2nd Floor, GK Complex, Opposite Mohan Lodge MSK Mill Road Kalaburagi – 585102
: kalaburgi@icai.org
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16 Kanchipuram District​ CA. Sundararajan R Flat No.402, Fourth Floor, ‘Natha Kamalam’, No.1A, Periyalwar Street, Sundaram Colony, East Tambaram,
Chennai – 600059
: 044-22390098
: kanchipuram@icai.org
: Google map Link
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17 Kannur​ CA. Jomon K George Brigade Centre, Fort Road, Kannur – 670001
: 044-22390098
: kannur@icai.org
: kannuricai.org
: Google map Link
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18 Karimnagar​ CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli 2-10-1068, Shiva Theatre Complex, Jyothinagar, Karimnagar – 505001
karimnagar@icai.org
: icaiknr.org/
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19 Kottayam CA. Jomon K George ÍCAI Bhawan’, Kollad P.O. Kottayam – 686004
: 0481 – 2343 057, 2341407
: kottayam@icai.org
: kottayamicai.org
: Google map Link
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20 Kumbakonam CA. Abhishek M ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No.11/5, Pachayappa Street, Kumbakonam-612001
: 0435 – 242 5329
: kumbakonam@icai.org
: Google map Link
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21 Kurnool CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari Kurnool Branch of SIRC of ICAI, 43-213,Near Naidu Apartments, Sankal bhag, N.R.Peta, Kurnool-518004 Andhra Pradesh
: 08518 – 241299
: kurnool@icai.org
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22 Madurai CA. Dungar Chand Jain ICAI Bhawan’ Old Natham Road, Opp: Bala Mandiram School, Visalakshipuram, Madurai-625014
: 0452 – 264 0968
: madurai@icai.org
: madurai-icai.org
: Google map Link
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23. Mangalore CA. Geetha A B ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Padil, Next to Kanchana Hyundai Showroom, Mangalore – 575007
: 0824 – 2439 722
: mangalore@icai.org
: icaimangalore.org
: Google map Link
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24 Mysore CA. Pampanna B E ‘ICAI Bhawan’ CA Site No.2, Bank Employees Colony, Bagadi, Mysore-570026
: 0821 – 259 8000
: mysore@icai.org
: Google map Link
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25 Nellore CA. China Masthan T ‘ICAI Bhawan’ NH 5, Near Toll Plaza, Oddepalem Village, Venkatachalam (M), SPSR Nellore – 524320
: 0861 – 2164 355, 85000 84499
: nellore@icai.org
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26 Ongole CA. China Masthan T 6-212 (3A), 2nd Floor, Ushodaya Complex, Upstairs of SBI Regional Office, Kurnool Road, Ongole – 523002
: 08374 973 456
: ongole@icai.org
: Google map Link
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27 Palghat CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Indrani Nagar, Chunnambuthara,
Palakkad – 678012
: 0491 – 257 6450, 257 6676
: palghat@icai.org
: Google map Link
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28 Pondicherry CA. Dungar Chand Jain ‘ICAI Bhawan’No.8, Second Main Road, Ilango Nagar, Puducherry-605011
: 0413 – 430 8081
: pondicherry@icai.org
: Google map Link
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29 Quilon CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Near Pallithottam P.O.
Kollam – 691006
: 0474 – 275 0583, 276 3506
: quilon@icai.org
: Google map Link
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30 Rajamahendravaram CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari Door No.29-2-3, Sommina Building, Opp.: State Bank of India, Pushkar Ghatt Branch, Near Gokavaram Bus stand, Rajamahendravaram-533104
: 0883 – 2472 488
: rajamahendravaram@icai.
org
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31 Salem CA. Jalapathi K. ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No.65, ICAI Street, Ramakrishna Road, Salem-636007
: 0427 – 2318 813, 2316 638
: salem@icai.org
: icaisalem.org
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32 Sivakasi CA. Dungar Chand Jain ‘ICAI Bhawan’, 128, Velayutham Road, Sivakasi – 626123
: 04562 – 221 488, 8695802468
: sivakasi@icai.org
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33 Tiruchirapalli CA. Sundararajan R ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No. 24, SBI Officers Colony, Lawsons Road, Tiruchirapalli-620001
: 0431 – 246 3166
: tiruchirapalli@icai.org
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34 Tirunelveli CA. Revathi S Raghunathan ‘ICAI Bhawan’ A-72, Fifth Cross Street, NGO A Colony, Tirunelveli – 627007
: 0462 – 2554 959, 2554 969
: tirunelveli@icai.org
: Google map Link
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35 Tirupati CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 590, Bodhi Enclave, Balaji Colony,
Tirupati-517502
: 0877 – 2231 308
: tirupathi@icai.org
: Google map Link
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36 Tirupur CA. Jalapathi K. ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No.46, Pethichetti Puram, First Street, Rayapuram,
Tirupur-641601
: 0421-4342 732
: tirupur@icai.org
: www.tiruicai.org
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37 Trichur CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Alum Vettu Vazhi, Chiyyaram,
Thrissur – 680026
: 0487 – 225 3400; 225 3800
: trichur@icai.org
: icaitrichur.org
: Google map Link
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38 Trivandrum CA. Jomon K George ‘ICAI Bhawan’, P.B.No.416 T.C. 41/401, Pound Road, Thycaud, Trivandrum-695014
: 0471 – 2323 789, 2328 590
: trivandrum@icai.org
: tvmicai.org
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39 Tuticorin CA. Revathi S Raghunathan ‘ICAI Bhawan’, ICAI Salai, 4/26G/2, Athiparasakthi Nagar, Near SRRA Hospital, Opp. Ettayapuram Road,
Tuticorin-628002
: 0461 – 234 7720, 234 5220
: tuticorin@icai.org
: icaituticorin.org
: Google map Link
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40 Udupi CA. Geetha A B ‘ICAI Bhawan’, I Floor, Sri Mahalasa Damodar Towers, Kunjibettu, Udupi-576102
: 0820 – 2536 603
: udupi@icai.org
: udupi-icai.org
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41 Vellore CA. Abhishek M ‘ICAI Bhawan’, No. 16, Honnegar Street (Behind Venus Theatre), Krishna Nagar, Vellore-632001
: 0416 – 2232 165
: vellore@icai.org
: velloreicai.org
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42 Vijayawada CA. China Masthan T ‘ICAI Bhawan’ D.No.27-12-63,64,65, Ali Baig Street, Governorpet, Vijayawada-520002
: 0866 – 2576 666, 2578 505, 2578 506, 2578 507
: vijayawada@icai.org
: vijayawada-icai.org
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43 Visakhapatnam CA. D. Prasanna Kumar ‘ICAI Bhawan’ D.No.9-36-22/2, Opp. Andhra Bank, Pithapuram Colony, Visakhapatnam-530003
: Contact : 0891 – 275 5019, 279 3196
: visakhapatnam@icai.org
: icaivisakhapatnam.org
: Google map Link
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44 Warangal CA. Chengal Reddy Ramireddygari H.No. 14-1-124, Venurao Colony, Warangal – 506002
: 0870 – 2441 888, 88013 18888
: warangal@icai.org
: icaiwgl.org
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45 West Godavari District CA. Naresh Chandra Gelli 22B-6-14/1, Korrapati Street, Powerpet, Eluru – 534002
: 08812-252618
: eluru@icai.org
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