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What is CA Foundation Course?

CA Foundation course or exam is an entry-level for students interested to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy (CA). CA Foundation course is conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Earlier it was known as the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).

What is the eligibility criteria to do  CA Foundation Course?

Candidates who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course can register for CA Foundation Course after appearing in the 12std or HSC (State Board or CBSE) examination but the candidates are only eligible to write the CA Foundation exams once you clear your 12th Std. or HSC (State Board or CBSE) .

What are the subjects and their syllabus in CA Foundation Course?

CA Foundation Course consist of Four subjects which are listed below. Click on the papers to  know about their chapters.

Paper 1: Principles and Practice of Accounting

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Chapters
Topics
Unit 2: Accounting Concepts, Principles And Conventions
Unit 1: Meaning and Scope of Accounting
Unit 3: Accounting Terminology – Glossary
Chapter 1 - Theoretical Framework
Unit 5: Contingent Assets and Contingent Liabilities
Unit 6: Accounting Policies
Unit 7: Accounting as a Measurement Discipline – Valuation Principles, Accounting Estimates
Unit 8: Accounting Standards
Unit 9: Indian Accounting Standards
Unit 4: Capital And Revenue Expenditures and Receipts
Unit 2: Ledgers
Chapter 2 - Accounting Process
Unit 1: Basic Accounting Procedures - Journal Entries
Unit 3: Trial Balance
Unit 4: Subsidiary Books
Unit 5: Cash Book
Unit 6: Rectification of Errors
Chapter 3: Bank Reconciliation Statement
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Chapter 4: Inventories
Inventories
Chapter 5: Concept and Accounting of Depreciation
Concept and Accounting of Depreciation
Unit 3: Consignment
Chapter 6
Accounting for Special Transactions
Unit 4: Joint Ventures
Unit 5: Royalty Accounts
Unit 6: Average Due Date
Unit 7: Account Current
Unit 1: Bill Of Exchange and Promissory Notes
Unit 2: Sale of Goods on Approval or Return Basis
Chapter 7
Preparation of Final Accounts of Sole Proprietors
Unit 1: Final Accounts of Non-Manufacturing Entities
Unit 2: Final Accounts of Manufacturing Entities
Chapter 8: Partnership Accounts
Unit 4: Retirement of a Partner
Unit 5: Death of a Partner
Unit 1: Introduction to Partnership Accounts
Unit 3: Admission of a New Partner
Unit 2: Treatment of Goodwill in Partnership Accounts
Chapter 9: Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations
Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations
Chapter 10
Company Accounts
Unit 1: Introduction to Company Accounts
Unit 3: Issue of Debentures
Unit 2: Issue, Forfeiture and Re-Issue of Shares
Paper 2: Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting (100 Marks)

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Section A: Business Law (60 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Unit 2: Consideration
Unit 1: Nature of Contracts
Unit 3: Other Essential Elements of a Contract
Unit 4: Performance of Contract
Unit 5: Breach of Contract and its Remedies
Unit 6: Contingent and Quasi Contracts
Chapter 1: The Indian Contract Act, 1872
Unit 2: Conditions & Warranties
Chapter 2: The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
Unit 1: Formation of the Contract of Sale
Unit 3: Transfer of Ownership and Delivery of Goods
Unit 4: Unpaid Seller
Chapter 3: The Indian Partnership Act, 1932
Unit 1: General Nature of a Partnership
Unit 2: Relations of Partners
Unit 3: Registration and Dissolution of a Firm
Chapter 4: The Limited Liability Partnership
The Limited Liability Partnership
Chapter 5: The Companies Act, 2013
The Companies Act, 2013

Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 1: Communication
Communication
Chapter 2: Sentence Types and Direct-Indirect, Active-Passive Speech
Sentence Types and Direct-Indirect, Active-Passive Speech
Chapter 3: Vocabulary
Vocabulary
Chapter 4: Comprehension Passages
Comprehension Passages
Chapter 5: Note Making
Note Making
Chapter 6: Introduction to Basics of Writing
Introduction to Basics of Writing
Chapter 7: Precis Writing
Precis Writing
Chapter 8: Article Writing
Article Writing
Chapter 9: Report Writing
Report Writing
Chapter 10: Writing Formal Letters and Official Communication
Part I: Formal Letters
Part II: Official Communication
Chapter 11: Writing Formal Mails
Writing Formal Mails
Chapter 12: Resume Writing
Resume Writing
Chapter 13: Meetings
Meetings
Paper 3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)

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Part A: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (40 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 1: Ratio and Proportion, Indices, Logarithms
Ratio
Proportions
Logarithms
Indices
Chapter 2: Equations and Matrices
Unit I: Equations
Unit II: Matrices
Chapter 3: Linear Inequalities
Linear Inequalities
Chapter 4: Time Value of Money
Time Value of Money

Chapter 5: Basic Concepts of Permutations and Combinations
Basic Concepts of Permutations and Combinations


Chapter 6: Sequence and Series - Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions
Sequence and Series - Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions
Chapter 7: Sets, Functions and Relations
Sets, Functions and Relations
Chapter 8: Basic Concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus
(A) Differential Calculus
(B) Integral Calculus

Part B: Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 9: Number Series, Coding and Decoding and Odd Man Out
Number Series, Coding and Decoding and Odd Man Out
Chapter 10: Direction Tests
Direction Tests
Chapter 11: Seating Arrangements
Seating Arrangements
Chapter 12: Blood Relations
Blood Relations
Chapter 13: Syllogism
Syllogism
Chapter 14: Statistical description of Data
Statistical description of Data

Part C: Statistics (40 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 15: Measures of Central tendency and Dispersion
Unit I: Measures of Central Tendency
Unit II: Dispersion
Chapter 16 : Probability
Probability
Chapter 17: Theoretical Distributions
Theoretical Distributions
Chapter 18: Correlation and Regression
Correlation and Regression
Chapter 19: Index Number and Time Series
Unit I: Index Numbers
Unit II: Time Series
Paper 4: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

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Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 1: Nature & Scope of Business Economics
Unit I: Introduction
Unit II: Basic Problems of an Economy & Role of Price Mechanism
Chapter 2: Theory of Demand and Supply
Unit I: Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand
Unit II: Theory of Consumer Behaviour
Unit III: Supply
Chapter 3: Theory of Production and Cost
Unit I: Theory of Production
Unit II: Theory of Cost
Chapter 4: Meaning and Types of Markets
Unit I: Meaning and Types of Markets
Unit II: Determination of Prices
Unit III: Price Output Determination under Different Market Forms
Chapter 5: Business Cycles
Business Cycles

Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

Chapters
Topics
Chapter 1: Business and Commercial Knowledge - An Introduction
Business and Commercial Knowledge - An Introduction
Chapter 2: Business Environment
Business Environment
Chapter 3: Business Organisations
Business Organisations
Chapter 4: Government Policies for Business Growth
Government Policies for Business Growth
Chapter 5: Organizations Facilitating Business
Organizations Facilitating Business
Chapter 6: Common Business Terminologies
Common Business Terminologies

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

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CA Foundation Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the CA Foundation exam should know about the exam pattern to understand what to expect on the exam day. CA Foundation exam was previously called a CA CPT exam.

  • CA Foundation Exams are conducted twice in a year May and November.
  • Exam Medium - Hindi and English
  • Candidates must score at least 40% of marks in every paper and minimum aggregate of 50% in all the papers to pass the CA Foundation
  • Negative mark applies in objective papers and 1/4 or 0.25 of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in the Paper 3 & Paper 4.
  • The maximum duration is 3 hours and each paper will be of 100 marks
  • Only one Examination for a day
  • CA Foundation Exam has to be written manually

CA Foundation Question Papers

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Subjects
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Principles and Practice of Accounting
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Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting
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Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
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Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge
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What is the Registration procedure for CA Foundation?

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”.

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.

CA Foundation Course Registration Date?

Chartered Accountancy (CA) Registration date and examination date. The dates are applicable for all three levels CA Foundation, CA Inter and CA Final.

Event
May Exam Batch
November Exam Batch
Exam
1st or 2nd week of May
1st or 2nd week of November
Registration form available
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Last Date for Registration
December 31st
June 31st
Issue of online Examination Form
1st Week of February
1st Week of August
Last date to submit the Examination form
1st Week of March
1st Week of September
Issue of Admit Card in online mode
1st Week of May
1st Week of November
Exam Results
In the month of July
In the month of January

The dates mentioned above are subject to change. For more details about the cut off date visit www.icai.org.

What are the documents required for registration of CA Foundation Course?

The below mentioned documents are to be scanned and upload at the time of registration. You can register for CA at www.icai.org. All documents has to be scanned and uploaded in this website.

CA Foundation Registration Documents

These are the documents required for CA foundation Registration

  • Passport Photo
  • Specimen Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Attested copy of 10th & 12th Pass Mark sheet - For 12th Passed Students
  • Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is a foreigner.
  • Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled.

What is the Registration Fees for CA Foundation Course?

The Fees mentioned below is the registration fees, not coaching fees. The registration fees has to be paid to "The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India" (ICAI).

CA Foundation Registration Fees

Candidate has to register by payment of the fees as per the below chart.

Details of Fee
Cost of Foundation Prospectus (Compulsory)
CA Foundation Registration Fees(Compulsory)
S.No.
1
2
Rupees
200
9,000
3
CA Foundation Subscription fees for Student’s Journal(Optional)
200
4
CA Foundation subscription fees for Member’s Journal(Optional)
400
Total
9,800

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Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

What is the CA Foundation?

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It is the First level of CA course

What is the process for the CA Foundation Exam?

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You can register CA Foundation course through online in icai.org. You will get study materials via post once you register

How to get my SRO number for my CA foundation?

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Once you register online your registration number will be created and displayed. Which will start with ”SRO”

How many subjects are there in CA Foundation?

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There are a total of 4 subjects in CA Foundation

What are the subjects in CA Foundation?

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The 4 subjects in CA Foundation are,
Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
Paper 2 - Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting
Paper 3 - Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
Paper 4 - Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

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

What is the difference between CA CPT and CA Foundation?

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CA CPT is the old syllabus and CA Foundation is the new syllabus

What is the syllabus for CA Foundation?

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The CA Foundation subject and mark details are given above. You can find the latest syllabus in BOS portal in icai.org

What documents are required for CA foundation registration?

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The documents required for CA Foundation are,
Student Photo
Student Sign
Address Proof
10th and 12th Marksheet

Is CA Foundation Mandatory?

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CA Foundation is mandatory for students who want to study CA after completing 12th. Students who have completed degree can skip CA Foundation and take up CA Inter directly.

How could I order the ICAI CA foundation study material online?

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Once you have registered in ICAI, the books will be sent to you through post.

When the exams are conducted for CA?

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ICAI conducts the exams in May and November every year. The exams in 2020 might be delayed due to corono virus lockdown.

When is the last date to submit the registration?

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For May exams, 31st Dec of the previous year is the last date for registration
For Nov exams, 30th June is the last date for registration.

Does CA Foundation have negative marking?

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Yes. Two papers of the 4 papers in CA Foundation are objective type papers and have negative marking. For every wrong answer 0.25 negative marks apply. The two papers are,
- Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
- Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

What is the eligibility for CA Foundation?

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+2 (State board or CBSE) completion is the eligibility for CA Foundation

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Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ

What is the CA Foundation?

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It is the First level of CA course

What is the process for the CA Foundation Exam?

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You can register CA Foundation course through online in icai.org. You will get study materials via post once you register

How to get my SRO number for my CA foundation?

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Once you register online your registration number will be created and displayed. Which will start with ”SRO”

How many subjects are there in CA Foundation?

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There are a total of 4 subjects in CA Foundation

What are the subjects in CA Foundation?

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The 4 subjects in CA Foundation are,
Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
Paper 2 - Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting
Paper 3 - Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
Paper 4 - Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

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

What is the difference between CA CPT and CA Foundation?

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CA CPT is the old syllabus and CA Foundation is the new syllabus

What is the syllabus for CA Foundation?

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The CA Foundation subject and mark details are given above. You can find the latest syllabus in BOS portal in icai.org

What documents are required for CA foundation registration?

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The documents required for CA Foundation are,
Student Photo
Student Sign
Address Proof
10th and 12th Marksheet

Is CA Foundation Mandatory?

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CA Foundation is mandatory for students who want to study CA after completing 12th. Students who have completed degree can skip CA Foundation and take up CA Inter directly.

How could I order the ICAI CA foundation study material online?

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Once you have registered in ICAI, the books will be sent to you through post.

When the exams are conducted for CA?

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ICAI conducts the exams in May and November every year. The exams in 2020 might be delayed due to corono virus lockdown.

When is the last date to submit the registration?

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For May exams, 31st Dec of the previous year is the last date for registration
For Nov exams, 30th June is the last date for registration.

Does CA Foundation have negative marking?

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Yes. Two papers of the 4 papers in CA Foundation are objective type papers and have negative marking. For every wrong answer 0.25 negative marks apply. The two papers are,
- Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics
- Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

What is the eligibility for CA Foundation?

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+2 (State board or CBSE) completion is the eligibility for CA Foundation

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