CA Foundation Course 2018 New Syllabus & Exam Pattern


The ICAI has announced the amendments or changes in CA Final/CPT/IPCC as on 1st June 2016. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India changes in CA Foundation Course is applicable from 1st July 2018. The New CPT, CA Final & CA IPCC Syllabus 2018 is revised by the Officially announced by the ICAI Regulations Act 1949. The new syllabus of CA CPT / Final & CA IPCC will not be applicable to for other students immediately. Students can choose the Old syllabus or New syllabus of CA Final/CPT or CA IPCC as per their will. If Silent in the matter of the changes CA CPT old syllabus other procedures will be applicable. Students who are eligible for the Old register in the CPT/IPCC/Final under the existing scheme on or before 1st July 2018. The CA CPT New syllabus will be applicable from the 1 st July 2018.

Candidates can get CA Foundation New Scheme Syllabus Changes and comparison between CA Foundation old scheme with a New scheme of CA Foundation Course. As we know every year ICAI making changes in the CA CPT Course rapid in order to provide the well qualified and certified chartered accountants to the society.

CPT Old Syllabus Vs CA Foundation New Syllabus 

Aspirants can raise many questions about the CA New Course, Foundation Course, Direct Entry Scheme, Changes in CPT, IPCC, and CA Final Syllabus as on the 1st July 2018 can be provided below with Revised and Amended Syllabus for CA CPT, IPCC & Final. Students can get the subject updates for changes in syllabus for Ca foundation New Scheme Course. As per the ICAI New CA Foundation Course applicable from the June attempt of 2018. Various schemes or stages are introduced in the CA Course such as CA CPT, CA IPCC and at the end CA Final.

CA Course New Syllabus and Old Syllabus

CA Old Course nameCA New Courses name
Common Proficiency Test CPTCA Foundation
Integrated Proficiency Common Course IPCCCA Intermediate
Chartered Accountant CA———-


New CA Foundation Course Applicable for 2018

Students can check the changes in the CA CPT Foundation Course with latest revised schedule syllabus for the CA Foundation course which is applicable from the 1st July 2018. In past CA CPT Examinations are going to held in the month of June and December. But Now CA CPT Exams are going to held in May and November. The below is the brief descriptions of the changes in the CA CPT Syllabus.

S.No.PaperName of the SubjectMarks
11Principles and Practices of Accounting100 Marks
22Business Law & Business Correspondence and Reporting 100 Marks
33Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning & Statistics100 Marks
44Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge 100 Marks


CA Foundation New Exam Pattern

S.No.Old Pattern CA CPTMarks & typeNew Pattern CA FoundationMarks & type
1Fundamentals of Accounting60 Marks ( Objective Type)Principles and Practices of Accounting100 Marks ( Subjective)
2Mercantile Law40 Marks (Objective)Mercantile Law & General English100 Marks ( Subjective)
3General Economics50 Marks (Objective )Business Economics & Business Commercial Knowledge100 Marks ( Objective)
4Quantitative Aptitude50 Marks ( Objective )Business Mathematics, Statistics & Logical Reasoning100 Marks( Objective )


CA Foundation Subjects Wise New Syllabus

Paper 1: Principles and Practices of Accounting

  • Average Due Date and Account Current.
  • Departmental Accounts.

Paper 2: Mercantile Laws (Part 1)

  • The Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008.
  • The Companies Act 2013.

Paper 2: General English ( Part 2)

Section A:

  • Comprehension Passages
  • Note Making.

Section B:

  • Articles Writing.
  • Report Writing.
  • Writing Formal.
  • Writing Mails.
  • Resume Writing.

Section C:

  • Introduction to Basic Writing.
  • Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs.
  • Articles, Adjectives, and Adverbs.
  • Direct and Indirect Active and Passive Speech

Paper 3: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

  • Algebra of Matrices, Inverse of a Matrix and Determinants, Solving System of Equations using Matrix.
  • Nominal Rat of Return.
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR).

Logical Reasoning id New paper Carrying 20 Marks

  • Number Series Coding and Decoding and Odd Man Out.
  • Blood relations.
  • Seating Arrangements.
  • direct Tests.
  • Syllogism.

Paper 3: Business Statistics

No Change in the Subject.

Paper 4: Business Economics

  • Introduction to Business Economics.
  • Meaning of Business Economics.
  • Objectives of Business Firm – Profit Maximization, Sales Maximization, Growth Maximization.
  • Business Cycles.
  • Meaning of Business Cycles.
  • Phases of Business Cycles.
  • Features of Business Cycles.
  • Causes Behind this Cycles.
  • Macro Economics.
  • Indian Economics.

Paper 4: Business and Commercial Knowledge.

  • Introduction to Business.
  • Business Environmental.
  • Business Organizations.
  • Government Policies for Business Growth.
  • Organizations Facilitating Business.
  • Common Business and Commercial Terminologies.

The CA Foundation course exam going to be held in the month of may and November every year. The CA Foundation exam will depend upon the negative marking for Paper 3 and Paper 4. CA Foundation exam going to be held on Objective and Subjective Type. There is no negative marking for the Paper 1 & Paper 2. Candidates need to score at least 40 percentage and Aggregate 50 Percentage marks in the overall subjects.

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Amendments in CA IPCC ( CA Intermediate )

Changes in the CA IPCC will be eligible as per the ICAI. Students need to attempt the exam from the date of registration to 8 months time. Now total subjects of the CA IPCC is increased to 7 to 8 subjects and each group consists of 4 subjects. For better guidelines of the CA IPCC Changes in the syllabus follow the below given table.

Revised CA IPCC Group 1 Syllabus 

S.No.Paper 1Name of the SubjectMarks
11Accounting100 Marks
22Corporate Laws and Other Laws100 Marks
33Cost and Management Accounting100 Marks
44taxation100 Marks


New IPCC CA Group 2 Syllabus 

S.No.PaperName of the SubjectMarks
15Advanced Accounting100 Marks
26Auditing & Assurance100 Marks
37Enterprise Information System and Strategic Management100 Marks
48Financial Management & Economics For Finance100 Marks.


A CA Students can start article ship at any time after qualifying the CA IPCC but he/she should undergo with the process of 4 months of Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) Before it is called as ITI Course.

Amended in CA Final Course

After completing the three years of the article ship candidates need to pursue the CA Final Course. Aspirants have an opportunities to appear for the CA Final Exam before 6 months of the article ship.

New CA Final Group 1 Course 

S.No.PapersName of the SubjectTotal Marks
11Financial Reporting100 Marks
22Strategic Financial Management100 Marks
33Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics100 Marks
44Corporate Laws and Other Economic Laws100 Marks


Changes in CA Final Group 2 Course

S.No.PapersName of the SubjectTotal Marks
15Strategic Cost Management & Performance Evaluation100 Marks
26Elective Paper100 Marks
37Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation100 Marks
48Advanced Indirect Tax Laws100 Marks


Date of Implementation of the New CA Course

As we know After registration of the CA Course there will be 6 attempts. The Chartered Accountant course is applicable as on the date of the July 2018.

CA CPT Syllabus Applicable Dates

1Last Date for CPT Registration30th June 2018
2Date of Commencement of Registration for CA Foundation Course1st July 2018
3First CA Foundation Exam Held OnMay 2018
4Last Date of CA Foundation Exam Held in


Three parallel Attempts For CA Foundation & CPT Course:-

S.No.CA Foundation CourseCA CPT Course
1May 18June 18
2November 18December 18
3May 19December 19


CA Intermediate Course Applicable Dates

1Last Date for Registration of CA IPCC30th June 2018
2Date of Registration of CA Intermediate Course1st July 2018
3First Exam to be Held on CA IntermediateMay 2018
4Ending Date of the IPCC ExamMay 2019

Three Parallel Attempts for CA Intermediate Course 

S.No.CA IntermediateCA IPCC
1May 18May 18
2November 18November 18
3May 19May 19


CA Final Course Applicable dates

1Ending date for Registration of CA Final Course ( Existing One )30th June 2018
2Date of Registration for CA Final Course New One1st July 2018
3First Exam of CA Final ( New Course ) to Be Held inMay 2018
4Last Exam of CA Final ( Existing Course ) to be Held inNov 2020

Six Parallel Attempts for the CA Final Course

S.No.Final NewFinal Existing
1May 18May 18
2Nov 18Nov 18
3May 19May 19
4Nov 19Nov 19
5May 20May 20
6Nov 20Nov 20


Here we update the latest information about the CA Foundation, ACCA and other related topics like Accounting Standards, Amendments in Syllabus, Applicability of Sections, Financial Acts, CA CPT Course Details ..etc.


    • actually official last date is not mentioned but those who are going to appear for the CA Foundation June attempt exam need to register on end of the April 2018 month

      • Sir, CA Foundation attempt will be held in May and students have to register before December to enroll themselves as a student of Foundation Course of ICAI, then they will get examination notification before May 2017.After submitting the examination form they will become eligible to appear in the exam of CA Foundation in the month of May not June.

  1. Sir Please proivde paper pattern i’m waiting for your team to do so please and when will be CA Foundation book will be available at your site sir?


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