CA Foundation Syllabus

CA Foundation Syllabus is designed by ICAI Board of Studies(Bos). There are 4 Papers covering 8 subjects and approximately 60 Chapters. Generally a ca foundation student finds the syllabus to be on the lengthy side.

Syllabus and exam are designed in such a way that students with a conceptual learning approach would succeed over students with rote learning approach.

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CA Foundation Syllabus - Papers, Subjects, Exam pattern

FOUNDATION PAPERS EXAM PATTERN MARKS
Paper 1
Principles and Practice of Accounting
100% Descriptive 100
Paper 2
Business Laws & Business Correspondence & Reporting

Part A - Business Laws (60 Marks)
Part B - Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)
100% Descriptive 100
Paper 3
Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics

Part A - Business Mathematics (40 Marks)
Part B - Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)
Part C - Statistics (40 Marks)
100% Objective 100
Paper 4
Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

Part A - Business Economics (60 Marks)
Part B - Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)
100% Objective 100

CA Foundation Syllabus - Chapters & Section-wise exam weightage

1
Principles and Practice of Accounting

(100 Marks, Three Hours exam, 100% Descriptive Paper)

There are 10 Chapters in the CA Foundation Accounts Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below.

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Accounts subject Chapters
5 - 10%

Chp 1: Theoretical Framework

25 - 30%

Chp 2: Accounting Process

Chp 3: Bank Reconciliation Statement

Chp 4: Inventories

Chp 5: Concept and Accounting of Depreciation

15 - 20%

Chp 6: Accounting for Special Transactions

(i) Bills of exchange and promissory notes

(ii) Sale of goods on approval or return basis

(iii) Consignments

(iv) Average Due Date

(v) Account Current

30 - 40%

Chp 7: Final Accounts of Sole Proprietors

Chp 8: Partnership Accounts

Chp 9: Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organisations

10 - 15%

Chp 10: Introduction to Company Accounts

2
Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting

(100 Marks, Three Hours exam, 100% Descriptive Paper)

There are 2 subjects in this paper.

Subject 1 - Business Laws (60 Marks)

There are 5 Chapters in the CA Foundation Law Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below.

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Law subject Chapters
25 - 35%

Chp 1: The Indian Contract Act, 1872

20 - 25%

Chp 2: The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

20 - 25%

Chp 3: The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

5 - 10%

Chp 4: The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

15 - 20%

Chp 5: The Companies Act, 2013

Subject 2 - Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

There are 13 Chapters in the CA Foundation Business Correspondence and Reporting Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below.

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Business Correspondence and Reporting subject Chapters
10 - 15%

Chp 1: Communication

20 - 30%

Chp 2: Sentence Types, Active-Passive Voice

Chp 3: Vocabulary

20 - 30%

Chp 4: Comprehension Passages

Chp 5: Note Making

35 - 40%

Chp 6: Introduction to Basic Writings

Chp 7: Precis Writing

Chp 8: Article Writing

Chp 9: Report Writing

Chp 10: Formal Letters

Chp 11: Writing Formal Mails

Chp 12: Resume Writing

Chp 13: Meetings

3
Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning & Statistics

(100 Marks, Two Hours exam, 100% MCQs)

There are 3 sections in this subject.

Subject 1 - Business Mathematics (40 Marks)

There are 8 Chapters in the CA Foundation Maths Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Math's subject Chapters
20 - 30%

Chp 1: Ratio and Proportion, Indices and Logarithms

Chp 2: Equations

Chp 3: Linear Inequalities

30 - 40%

Chp 4: Time value of Money

30 - 50%

Chp 5: Permutations and Combinations

Chp 6: Sequence and Series

Chp 7: Sets, Relations and Functions

Chp 8: Differential and Integral calculus

Subject 2 - Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)

There are 4 Chapters in the CA Foundation Logical Reasoning Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Logical Reasoning's subject Chapters
60 - 70%

Chp 1: Number series coding and Decoding and odd man out.

Chp 2: Direction Tests

Chp 3: Seating Arrangements

30 - 40%

Chp 4: Blood Relations

Subject 3 - Statistics (40 Marks)

There are 6 Chapters in the CA Foundation Statistics Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Statistics's subject Chapters
40 - 50%

Chp 1: Statistical Representation of Data

Chp 2: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

25 - 30%

Chp 3: Probability

Chp 4: Theoretical Distribution

20 - 25%

Chp 5: Correlation and Regression

Chp 6: Index Numbers

4
Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

(100 Marks, Two Hours exam, 100% MCQs)

There are 2 sections in this subject.

Subject 1 - Business Economics (60 Marks)

There are 5 Chapters in the CA Foundation Economics Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Economics subject Chapters
15 - 20%

Chp 1: Introduction to Business Economics

35 - 40%

Chp 2: Theory of Demand and Supply

Chp 3: Theory of Production and Cost

25 - 30%

Chp 4: Price Determination in Different Markets

15 - 20%

Chp 5: Business cycles

Subject 2 - Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

There are 6 Chapters in the CA Foundation Business and Commercial Knowledge Book. The chapters and their weightage are mentioned below

Exam Weightage CA Foundation Business and Commercial Knowledge subject Chapters
15 - 18%

Chp 1: Introduction to Business

15 - 18%

Chp 2: Business Environment

15 - 20%

Chp 3: Business Organizations

15 - 18%

Chp 4: Government Policies for Business Growth

15 - 18%

Chp 5: Organizations Facilitating Business

15 - 18%

Chp 6: Common Business Terminologies

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