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What is CMA Foundation Course?

CMA Foundation course or exam is the First Level for students interested to pursue a career in Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA). CMA Foundation course is conducted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) also know as ICMA or ICWA.

What is the eligibility criteria to do the CMA Foundation Course?

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

What are the subjects in the CMA Foundation Course?

CMA Foundation Course consists of four subjects which are listed below. Click on the papers to know about their chapters.

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Section A: Fundamental of Economics (50 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of Economics
  • 1.1 Definition and Scope of Economics
  • 1.2 Few Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2. Theory of Demand and Supply
  • 2.1 Demand
  • 2.2 Supply
  • 2.3 Equilibrium
Chapter 3. Theory of Production
  • 3.1 Meaning of Production
  • 3.2 Factors of Production and its Classification
  • 3.3 Production Functions
  • 3.4 Law of Variable Proportion
  • 3.5 Law of Return to Scale
Chapter 4 : Theory of Cost
  • 4.1 Meaning of Cost
  • 4.2 Cost Function
  • 4.3 Cost Curves
  • 4.4 Economies of Scale
Chapter 5 : Market
  • 5.1 Meaning of Market
  • 5.2 Perfect Competition
  • 5.3 Imperfect Competition
Chapter 6 : Money
  • 6.1 Definition of Money
  • 6.2 Functions of Money
  • 6.3 Components of Money Supply
  • 6.4 Quantity Theory of Money
Chapter 7 : Bank
  • 7.1 Meaning of Banking
  • 7.2 Commercial Banks
  • 7.3 Central Bank
  • 7.4 Financial Institution
Chapter 8 : Money Market
  • 8.1 Meaning of Money Market
  • 8.2 Structure and Functions of Indian Money Market

Section B: Fundamental of Management (50 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 9 : Management Process
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Definition of Management
  • 9.3 Management – Science, Art, Profession
  • 9.4 Management Principles
  • 9.5 Management Process
  • 9.6 Planning
  • 9.7 Organising
  • 9.8 Staffing
  • 9.9 Leading
  • 9.10 Contro
  • 9.11 Communication
  • 9.12 Co-ordination
  • 9.13 Directing
Chapter 10 : Management – Concepts
  • 10.1 Concept of Authority
  • 10.2 Concept of Power
  • 10.3 Delegation of Authority
  • 10.4 Concept of Responsibility
  • 10.5 Authority, Responsibility and Accountability
Chapter 11 : Leadership and Motivation
  • 11.1 Leadership
  • 11.2 Motivation
Chapter 12 : Decision Making
  • 12.1 Concept and Definition
  • 12.2 Types of Decision
  • 12.3 Decision – Making Process
  • 12.4 Techniques of Decision Making
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Part I: Securities Laws (70 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
  • 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
Chapter 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
  • 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
Chapter 3. Depositories Act, 1996
  • 3. Depositories Act, 1996
Chapter 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
  • 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
  • 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
  • 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
Chapter 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
  • 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
Chapter 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
  • 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
  • 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
Chapter 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
  • 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
Chapter 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
  • 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 12. Mutual Funds
  • 12. Mutual Funds
Chapter 13. Collective Investment Schemes
  • 13. Collective Investment Schemes
Chapter 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003
  • 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003

Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries (30 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 15. Structure of Capital Market
  • 15. Structure of Capital Market
Chapter 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
  • 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
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Part I Foreign Exchange Management & NBFCs (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  • 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Chapter 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
  • 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
Chapter 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
  • 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
Chapter 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  • 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
Chapter 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
  • 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
Chapter 6. Overseas Direct Investment
  • 6. Overseas Direct Investment
Chapter 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
  • 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
Chapter 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
  • 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
Chapter 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
  • 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
Chapter 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
  • 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
Chapter 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005
  • 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005

Part II Competition Law (25 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 12. Competition Act, 2002
  • 12. Competition Act, 2002

Part III Business & Commercial Laws (35 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Chapter 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
  • 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
Chapter 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  • 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
Chapter 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Chapter 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
  • 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
Chapter 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
  • 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
Chapter 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
  • 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
Chapter 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
Chapter 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
Chapter 22. Partnership Act, 1932
  • 22. Partnership Act, 1932
Chapter 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  • 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
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Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 2. Capital Budgeting
  • 2. Capital Budgeting
Chapter 3. Capital Structure
  • 3. Capital Structure
Chapter 4. Sources of raising long-term finance and Cost of Capital
  • 3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income
Chapter 5. Project Finance
  • 5. Project Finance
Chapter 6. Dividend Policy
  • 6. Dividend Policy
Chapter 7. Working Capital
  • 7. Working Capital
Chapter 8. Security Analysis
  • 8. Security Analysis

Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 9. Portfolio Management
  • 9. Portfolio Management
Chapter 10. Introduction to Management
  • 10. Introduction to Management
Chapter 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
  • 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
Chapter 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
  • 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
Chapter 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
  • 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
Chapter 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
  • 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
Chapter 15. Analysing Strategic Edge
  • 15. Analysing Strategic Edge

CMA Foundation Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the CMA Foundation exam should know about the exam pattern to understand what to expect on the exam day.

  • CMA Foundation Exams are conducted twice in a year June and December.
  • Exam Medium – Hindi and English
  • Candidates must score at least 40% of marks in every paper and a minimum aggregate of 50% in all the papers to pass the CMA Foundation
  • No Negative marks
  • The maximum duration is 3 hours and each paper will be of 100 marks
  • Only one Examination for a day
  • CMA Foundation Exam has to be written manually

How much is the Registration Fees for CMA Foundation Course?

The Fees mentioned below is the registration fees both oral and postal, not coaching fees. The registration fees have to be paid through online to “The Institute of Cost Accountants of India” (ICAI). For more details about the fees visit www.icmai.in.

CMA Foundation Registration Fees
Sl. No.
Details of Fee
Rupees
1
CMA Foundation Registration Fees
4,000
2
CMA Inter Registration Fees (Option 1)
20,000
3
CMA Inter Registration Fees (Option 2) Installment 1 Note: Fees can be paid in two instalment.
12,000
4
CMA Inter Registration Fees (Option 2) Installment 2 Note: Fees can be paid in two instalment.
8,000
5
CMA Final Registration Fees
17,000

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What is the Registration procedure for CMA Foundation?

Candidate has to register for Foundation Course by filling Online Registration Form available on ICMAI website www.icmai.in.

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, the system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.

CMA Foundation Course Registration Date?

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

Event
June Exam Batch
December Exam Batch
Exam
1st or 2nd week of June
1st or 2nd week December
CMA Registration Form Available
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Last Date for CMA Registration
January 31st
July 31st
Revalidation of coaching for CMA Intermediate / CMA Final Course
2nd Week of March
2nd Week of September
Last Date to Submit the CMA Examination Form
1st Week of April
1st Week of October
Apply for Paper-wise Exemption
Before filling Examination form
Before filling Examination form
Announcement of CMA Exam Result
In the month of August
In the month of February

The dates mentioned above are subject to change. For more details about the cut-off date visit www.icmai.in

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

The below-mentioned documents are to be scanned and upload at the time of registration. You can register for CMA in www.icmai.in. All documents have to be scanned and uploaded in their site.

CMA Foundation Registration Documents Details

These are the documents required for CMA foundation Registration

  • Passport Photo
  • Specimen Signature
  • Age Proof
  • 10th & 12th Pass Mark sheet – For 12th Passed Students
  • 10th Pass Mark sheet –  For 10th Passed Students. Where the students have to submit 12th marks sheet after passing 12th std.

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CMA Foundation - FAQ

It is the First level of CMA course

You can register CMA Foundation course through online in icmai.in

There are a total of 4 subjects in CMA Foundation

The 4 subjects in CMA Foundation are,


Paper 1 - Fundamentals of Economics and Management
Paper 2 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Paper 3 - Fundamentals of Laws and Ethics
Paper 4 - Fundamentals of Business Mathematics and Statistics

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

Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts the exams in June and December every year. The exams in 2020 might be delayed due to coronavirus lockdown.

For June exams, 31st Jan is the last date for registration
For Dec exams, 30th July is the last date for registration

No. All 4 papers don't have any negative marks.