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CA Foundation Exam Pattern | Paper Structure for 2019 exam

CA Foundation Exam Pattern | Paper Structure for 2019 exam

ICAI  foundation exam pattern : Foundation Course is the entry level for Chartered Accountancy (CA) Course. CA Foundation exam is held twice every year i.e May and November.

As per the revised Scheme of Education and Training the students shall be required to pass the CA Foundation Examination instead of CA CPT to enter into the CA Course.

The New CA Course will be applicable from 1st July 2017. Candidates who registered on or after 1st July 2017, are eligible for this New revised CA Foundation Course.

CA foundation Exam Pattern 2019

There are 4 papers in CA Foundation examination. CA foundation exam is of 400 marks,where each paper is of 100 marks. Paper-1 and Paper-2 are subjective types, Paper-3 and Paper-4 are objective types. Negative marking is there for choosing wrong options in objective papers.

CA Foundation marks weightage for each paper is as following:

Paper 1 Principles and Practices of Accounting100 Marks
Paper 2 Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting100 Marks
Section A: Business Law – 60 Marks
Section B: Business Correspondence and Reporting – 40 Marks
Paper 3 Business Mathematics Logical Reasoning and Statistics100 Marks
Paper 3 – Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
Paper 3 – Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)
Paper 4 Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge100 Marks
Paper 4 – Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
Paper 4 – Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

Passing criteria in CA Foundation Examination

CA Foundation exam pattern 2019 : A Foundation Course candidate shall be declared to have passed the examination if he/ she obtains at one sitting

  • Minimum of 40% marks in each paper.
  • Minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to the principle of negative marking

CA Foundation Paper 1 Syllabus chapter wise weightage :

Principles and Practice of Accounting

Chapter 1Theoretical Framework5%-10%
Chapter 2Accounting Process20%-25%
Chapter 3Bank Reconciliation Statement
Chapter 4Inventories
Chapter 5Concept and Accounting of Depreciation
Chapter 6Accounting for Special Transactions15%-20%
Chapter 7Final Accounts of Sole Proprietors25%-30%
Chapter 8Partnership Accounts
Chapter 9Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations
Chapter 10Introduction to Company Accounts10%-15%
Chapter 11Basic Accounting Ratios10%-15%

CA Foundation Paper 2 Syllabus chapter wise weightage :

Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting

Business Law  
Chapter 1The Indian Contract Act, 187225%-30%
Chapter 2The Sale of Goods Act, 193020%-25%
Chapter 3The Indian Partnership Act, 193220%-25%
Chapter 4The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 20085%-10%
Chapter 5The Companies Act, 201315%-20%
Business Correspondence and Reporting 
Chapter 1Communication10%-15%
Chapter 2Sentence Types and Vocabulary20%-30%
Chapter 3Vocabulary Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal verbs,
Collocations and Idioms.
Chapter 4Comprehension Passages and Note Making20%-30%
Chapter 5Comprehension Passages and Note-Making20%-30%
Chapter 6Developing Writing Skills35%-40%

CA Foundation Paper 3 Syllabus chapter wise weightage :

Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning &Statistics

Business Mathematics 
Chapter 1Ratio and Proportion, Indices and Logarithms20%-30%
Chapter 2Equations and Matrices
Chapter 3Linear Inequalities with Objective Functions and Optimization w.r.t. objective
Chapter 4Time value of Money30%-40%
Chapter 5Permutations and Combinations30%-50%
Chapter 6Sequence and Series
Chapter 7Sets, Relations and Functions
Chapter 8Basic applications of Differential and Integral calculus
Logical Reasoning 
Chapter 1Number series, Coding and Decoding and odd man out.60%-70%
Chapter 2Direction Tests
Chapter 3Seating Arrangements
Chapter 4Blood Relations30%-40%
Chapter 5Syllogism
Chapter 1Statistical description of Data45%-50%
Chapter 2Measures of Central tendency and Dispersion
Chapter 3Probability25%-30%
Chapter 4Theoretical Distributions
Chapter 5Correlation and Regression10%-15%
Chapter 6Index Numbers and Time Series10%-15%

CA Foundation Paper 4 Syllabus chapter wise weightage :

Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge

Business Economics 
Chapter 1Introduction to Business Economics15%-20%
Chapter 2Theory of Demand and Supply35%-40%
Chapter 3Theory of Production and Cost
Chapter 4Price Determination in Different Markets25%-30%
Chapter 5Business Cycles15%-20%
Business and Commercial Knowledge 
Chapter 1Introduction to Business15%-18%
Chapter 2Business Environment15%-18%
Chapter 3Business organizations15%-18%
Chapter 4Government Policies for Business Growth15%-18%
Chapter 5Organizations facilitating Business15%-18%
Chapter 6Common Business Terminologies15%-18%

Conclusion on CA Foundation exam pattern

Here in this article we have covered the following points

  • CA Foundation exam pattern for 2019
  • CA foundation Weightage of marks for 2019
  • Passing criteria in CA Foundation Examination

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One Comment

  1. ARUN ARUN October 19, 2018

    In maths 4 Mark question can be asked?? In Nov exam

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