The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) emphasizes timely registration for the CA Intermediate exam. To be eligible, aspiring candidates must initiate the intermediate registration process well before the designated CA intermediate registration last date. This deadline is crucial and varies depending on the chosen exam session. For instance, the May 1, 2024 deadline has already passed for the January 2025 exam, and the January 1, 2024 deadline applied to those targeting September 2024.