25 May 2015

New CA Course applicable from 2016 ( drafted by ICAI )

FYI - ICAI Notifications
New CA Course applicable from 2016 ( drafted by ICAI ) :
1. Change in CA Foundation :-
- Name changed from CPT to CA Foundation
- Duration increased to 9 months
- Number of Papers 4
Paper 1 - Fundamentals of Accounting (100
Marks)
Paper 2- Quantitative Aptitude (100 Marks)
Paper 3A - Mercantile Law (60 Marks)
Paper 3B - General Economics (40 Marks)
Paper 4A - General English (50 Marks)
Paper 4B - Business Communication (50 Marks)
- Partly descriptive & partly MCQ paper.
2. Change in CA Intermediate :-
- Cost Accounting & FM to be 2 different subject.
- Duration increased from 9 months to 12 months.
- ITSM removed
- Number of Papers 8
Paper 1 - Accounting ( 100 Marks)
Paper 2 - Company Law, Other law and Ethics
Part I : Company Law (60 Marks)
Part II: Other Law (20 Marks)
Part III: Ethics (20 Marks)
Paper 3 - Cost Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 4 - Direct Taxes (100 Marks)
Paper 5 - Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 6 - Auditing & Assurance (100 Marks)
Paper 7 - Financial Management (100 Marks)
Paper 8 - Indirect Taxes (100 Marks)
3. Change in CA Final :-
- New subject added Capital Markets & Financial Services.
- ISCA removed.
- Eligibility to appear to CA Final only after
completion of articleship.
- Number of Papers 8
Paper 1 - Financial Reporting (100 Marks)
Paper 2 - SFM (100 Marks)
Paper 3 - Advance Auditing & Professional Ethics (100 Marks)
Paper 4 - Corporate & other economic law (100 Marks)
Paper 5 - Advance Management Accounting (100 Marks)
Paper 6 - Financial Services & Capital Market (100 Marks)
Paper 7 - Advance tax management (60 Marks) & International Taxation (40 Marks)
Paper 8 - Indirect Taxation (100 Marks)
Note : New course is expected to be introduced somewhere in 2016, ICAI has also previously announced that both the existing as well as new course will continue for the next few years after which ICAI will gradually shift to the new course.
The existing students need not to worry as they would be given ample time to clear their exams.

Forwarded as received

CA. Ashwin Nagar

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