How to Order CA Foundation Study Material from CDS Portal?

CA Foundation is the first level in the journey of becoming a CA, and to clear the Foundation exam in the first go, students must refer to the latest and right study material. Students can download ICAI Foundation Study Material for November/December 2023 ICAI foundation exams from the official website of ICAI- in PDF form. It can be found under the Board of Studies (BoS) knowledge portal on the website, or order it through the CDS portal to receive it at their doorstep for free.

ICAI Study Material ICAI Foundation covers all the subjects, topics, and subtopics that fall under the syllabus. The issued study material by ICAI plays an important role in ICAI foundation exam preparation and helps students to prepare for exams. Here, you will read ways to order ICAI foundation study material from the CDS portal.

CA Foundation Study Material November/December 2023 exam-

Paper1- Principles and Practice of Accounting (Modules 1 and 2)

Paper2- Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting

Section A- Business law

Section B- Business Correspondence and Reporting

Paper3- Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics

Paper4- Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

Part1- Business Economics

Part2- Business and Commercial Knowledge

What is the CDS portal?

Before we begin further, let’s discuss what a CDS portal is. To improve efficiency and modernise itself, ICAI has introduced a portal that provides students with study and related materials. It is a Centralised Distribution System and can be accessed at The CDS portal was developed to ensure that every enrolled study receives the latest and right study material at their doorstep, which helps to save time and effort.

Furthermore, ICAI has also released the CA Foundation, Inter & CA Final exam dates. So you can check the CA Final Exam Dates with this link.

CDS feature for Foundation course students-

Students registered for the Foundation course will get one coupon to place their order for Study Material CA Foundation against registration. The coupon provided to order CA foundation study material issued by ICAI will be valid only for four months from registration.

Students can redeem the coupon to order ICAI Study Material CA Foundation by visiting Students do not have to pay extra fees or charges for study materials or couriers. The coupon allotted is valid for one-time only; if they want to place another order, they must pay courier charges. It is advisable to order a complete set of CA Foundation Study Materials. Once a student has placed their study material order on the portal, they will receive it in 12 working days from the dispatch date.

How to login in CDS portal?

Students must complete their registration to download CA foundation study material through the CDS portal. Once they have completed the registration process and received their ID and password via SMS or email, they can log in to the CDS portal to order ICAI ICAI Foundation Study Material by applying coupons.

How to order CA Foundation Study Material through the CDS portal?

Visit to get access to the ICAI CDA portal.

Now, click on the “Students” tab on the top. It will provide access to respective courses.

Select the CA foundation kit and add the item to the cart.

Click the “Basket” icon in the top right corner to view your cart. Now, click on checkout to buy the CA Foundation study material. When you checkout, it will ask you to log in; use SRN and DOB or mobile number and DOB to log in.

The last step is to make a payment. Click on the pre-activated coupon shown on the page to apply it and pay. You don’t have to pay any amount if you are a new student, though if you are an old student, you might have to pay the amount asked by ICAI. The coupon allotted for the foundation course is for one-time use.

How to download CA CA Foundation study material?

Students can start their preparation instantly after completing their registration for the foundation level. They can download ICAI Foundation Study Material 2023 from the BoS portal through the following steps.

Visit the official website of ICAI. Upon page loading, bring the cursor to the “Students” tab and click “Bo’s knowledge portal” from the drop-down list.

Click “Study Material” under the New Scheme of Education and Training.

On a new page, you will see a list of CA courses. Click on “Foundation Course.” A new page will appear with 04 papers listed. Select the paper you want CA Foundation Study Material for. You will see chapter-wise topics. Click on any topic to download the study material.


So this is how you can order CA Foundation Study Material from the CDS portal. For more updates on the CA course, CA Coaching, and other details, visit the official website of VSI Jaipur.

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