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CA Foundation (CPT) New Syllabus – June’18


CA CPT  Changes To CA Foundation


Written Papers For English , Accounts And Law

CA Foundation to be first conducted from May 2018 in partly descriptive and partly objective manner.  CPT examinations are proposed to held till May 2019 for those students who register by 30th June 2017. As per the recent  ICAI circulars the CA Foundation (CPT) New Syllabus would be of 400 marks with the following subjects:

  •  Principles and Practices of Accounting -100 marks (subjective)
  •  Mercantile Law and General English
    •  (Part I) : Mercantile Laws-60 marks  (subjective)
    •  (Part II) : General English-40 marks (subjective)
  •  Business Mathematics,Logical Reasoning and Business Statistics
    •  (Section A) : Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning-60 marks (objective)
    •  (Section B) : Business Statistics-40 marks (objective)
  •  Business Economics and  Business and Commercial Knowledge
    •  (Part I) : Business Economics-60 marks (objective)
    •  (Part II) : Business and Commercial Knowledge-40 marks (objective)

Changes shall include the insertion of following topics subject wise:

Paper 1 : Principles and Practices of Accounting

Following few topics have been added

  1. Average due date and account current.
  2. Departmental Accounts.

Paper 2 (Part I) : Mercantile Laws

Following few topics have been added (15 Marks)

  1. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008: Introduction- covering nature and scope, Essential features, characteristics of LLP, Incorporation and differences with other forms of organizations.
  2. The Companies Act, 2013 [section 1 to 22]: Important definitions, Introduction of company & corporate veil theory, Classes of companies, Conversion of company, Incorporation of company, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Alteration of Memorandum and Articles, Doctrine of Indoor Management, Conversion of companies already registered, Promoters, Service of documents.

Paper 2 (Part II) : General English

Section A Section B Section C
Comprehension Passages and Note Making Developing Writing Skills Basic English Grammar
  • Comprehension Passages
  • Note Making
  • Article Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Writing Formal Letters
  • Writing Mails
  • Resume Writing
  • Introduction to Basic Writing
  • Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs
  • Articles, Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections
  • Direct Indirect, Active – Passive Speech
  • Vocabulary, Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal verbs, Collocations and Idioms


Paper 3 (Section A) : Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

Following few topics added in Business Mathematics

  1. Algebra of Matrices, Inverse of a Matrix and determinants, solving system of equations using matrix method (Cramer’s rule) involving not more than 3 variables.
  2. Nominal rate of return
  3. Compound Annual growth rate (CAGR)

Logical reasoning is new paper carrying 20 Marks

  1. Number series coding and decoding and odd man outBlood relations
  2. Seating arrangements
  3. Direct Tests
  4. Syllogism

Paper 3 (Section B) : Business Statistics

No Change

Paper 4 (Part I) : Business Economics

Following few topics have been added

  • Introduction to Business Economics
  • Meaning of Business Economics
  • Objectives of Business Firm- Profit Maximization, Sales Maximization, Growth Maximization.
  • Business Cycles
    • Meaning of Business Cycles
    • Phases of  Business Cycles
    • Features of Business Cycles.
    • Causes behind these Cycles.

Following topics have been deleted and shifted to Intermediate level in detailed basis

  1. Macro Economics
  2. Indian Economy

Paper 4 (Part II) : Business and Commercial Knowledge

It is new paper.

  1. Introduction to Business

Nature of Business, Profession and Employment. Objectives of Business. Business and Commercial Knowledge. Economic and Non-Economic Activities.

  1. Business Environment

Micro and Macro Environment, Elements of Micro Environment  – Consumers/Customers, Competitors, Organization, Market, suppliers, Intermediaries, Elements of Macro Environment – Demographic, Economic, Political-legal, Socio-cultural, Technological, Global Environment.

  1. Business organizations

 Top Indian and Global Companies.

  1. Government Policies for Business Growth

Policies creating conducive business environment – Startups,E-commerce.  Liberalization, Privatization, Foreign Direct Investment.

  1. Organizations facilitating Business

Indian regulatory bodies – SEBI, RBI, IRDA, CCI, FMC, CBDT, CBEC Indian Development Banks – IFCI, IDBI, SIDBI, EXIM Bank,NABARD.

Global organizations and world trade bodies – IMF, ADB, WTO, OECD, SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC.

Accounting Bodies – IFAC,IASB, IESB, CAPA, SAFA, AOSSG.

  1. Common Business and Commercial Terminologies

Finance, Marketing and other business terms. Stock Market Terminology.

ICAI has given a notification about CA new syllabus 2017 & CA Inter Syllabus of New Scheme. In the given notification, ICAI has given details about CA New Course, Foundation Route, CA New Course, Direct Entry Route, Changes in CPT, IPCC and CA Final syllabus from 2017 and other training programmes.

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