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CA IPCC Syllabus and Subjects pdf for November 2018 by ICAI

CA IPCC Syllabus and Subjects pdf for November 2018 exam by ICAI

CA IPCC Syllabus and Subjects : Through this article you will get the November 2018 CA IPCC  syllabus details.

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CA IPCC Syllabus and subjects

CA IPCC Syllabus and subjects

CA IPCC Syllabus for  2018 exam

There are total 7 Papers in CA IPCC Syllabus.

Group I

Paper 1: Accounting (100 marks)

Paper 2: Business Laws, Ethics and Communication (100 marks)

  • Part I: Business Laws (60 marks) comprising
  1. Business Laws (30 marks)
  2. Company Law (30 marks)
  • Part II: Ethics (20 marks)
  • Part III: Communication (20 marks)

Paper 3: Cost Accounting and Financial Management (100 marks)

  • Part I: Cost Accounting (50 marks)
  • Part II: Financial Management (50 marks)

Paper 4: Taxation (100 marks)

  • Part I: Income-tax (50 marks)
  • Part II: Indirect Taxes (50 marks)

Group II

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 marks)

Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 marks)

Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management (100 marks)

  • Section A: Information Technology (50 marks)
  • Section B: Strategic Management (50 marks)

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CA IPCC Old Scheme Vs CA Inter New Scheme Syllabus

Old SchemeNew Scheme
CA IPCCCA Intermediate
700 Marks and 7 papers800 Marks and 8 papers
Group 1
Accounting (100 Marks)Accounting (100 Marks)
Business Laws, Company Law(30 + 30 Marks),

Ethics and Communication (20 + 20 Marks)

Corporate (60 Marks)and

Other Laws (40 Marks)

Cost Accounting (50 Marks)Financial Management (50 Marks)Cost Accounting (100 Marks)
Taxation (DT 50 Marks | IDT 50 Marks)Direct Tax Laws (60 Marks) andIndirect Tax Laws (40 Marks)
Group 2
Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)
Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)
Financial Management (60 MarksBusiness Economic Environment (40 Marks)
Information Technology (50 Marks)Strategic Management (50 Marks)Information Technology (60 Marks)Strategic Management (40 Marks)

CA IPCC syllabus for Nov 2018 pdf

Group – I

Group – II

Paper – 1 : accountingPaper – 5 : advanced-accounting
Paper – 2 : business-laws-ethics-and-communicationPaper – 6 : auditing-and-assurance
Paper – 3 : cost-accounting-and-financial-managementPaper – 7 : information-technology-and-strategic-management
Paper – 4 : taxation

Complete Details of CA IPCC Syllabus and Subjects – nov 2018

CA IPCC Syllabus : It has the full ca ipcc Syllabus specified by the Council under Regulation 28E(3) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations for November 2018  CA IPCC Examination.

IPCC Syllabus of both group



(One paper – Three hours – 100  Marks)

Level of Knowledge:  Working  Knowledge


  • To lay a foundation for the preparation and presentation of financial  statements,
  • To gain working knowledge of the principles and procedures of accounting and their application to different practical situations,
  • To gain the ability to solve simple problems and cases relating to sole proprietorship, partnership and companies and
  • To familiarize students with the fundamentals of computerized system of


  1. A General Knowledge of the framing of the accounting standards, national and international accounting authorities, adoption of  international  financial  reporting  standards.
  2. Accounting Standards

Working Knowledge of:

AS1Disclosure of Accounting Policies
AS2Valuation of Inventories
AS3Cash Flow Statements
AS6Depreciation Accounting
AS7Construction Contracts (Revised 2002)
AS9Revenue Recognition
AS10Accounting for Fixed Assets
AS13Accounting for Investments
AS14Accounting for Amalgamations
  1. Company Accounts
    • Preparation of financial statements – Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement, Statement of changes in Equity and Explanatory Notes
    • Profit (Loss) prior to incorporation
    • Alteration of share capital, Conversion of fully paid shares into stock and stock into shares, Accounting for bonus issue
    • Simple problems on Accounting for business acquisition, Amalgamation and reconstruction (excluding problems of amalgamation on inter-company holding)
  2. Average Due Date, Account Current, Self-Balancing Ledgers
  3. Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organisations
  4. Accounts from Incomplete Records
  5. Accounting for Special Transactions
    • Hire purchase and installment sale transactions
    • Investment accounts
    • Insurance claims for loss of stock and loss of profit
  6. Issues in Partnership Accounts

Final accounts of partnership firms – Admission, retirement and death of a partner including treatment of goodwill.

  1. Accounting in Computerized Environment

An overview of computerized accounting system–Salient features and significance, Concept of grouping of accounts, Codification of accounts, Maintaining the hierarchy of ledger, Accounting packages and consideration for their  selection, Generating Accounting Reports.

Note : If either old Accounting Standards (ASs),  Announcements  and Limited  Revisions to  ASs are withdrawn or new ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs are issued by  the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in place of existing ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs, the syllabus will  accordingly  exclude/include  such  new developments in place of the existing ones with effect from the date to be  notified by  the Institute.

ICAI Announcement on Implementation of Revised Scheme of Education and Training for CA Course

Important Announcement

Sub: Implementation of Revised Scheme of Education and Training for CA Course w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.

All concerned are hereby informed that the Revised Scheme of Education and Training for CA course will come into effect from 1st July, 2017. Students who are eligible to register in the CPT/IIPCC/Final under the existing scheme, may register on or before 30th June, 2017. With effect from 1st July, 2017, the registration in the CPT/IIPCC/Final under the existing scheme will discontinue.

The Revised Scheme will be made available shortly at


(One paper – Three hours – 100 Marks)

 Level of Knowledge: Working  knowledge

ICAI IPCC Syllabus:



To test working knowledge of Business Law and Company Law and their practical application    in commercial situations.


Business Law (30 Marks)

  1. The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  2. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  3. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965
  4. The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act,  1952
  5. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

Company Law (30 Marks)

The Companies Act, 2013 – Sections 1 to  122

  • Preliminary
  • Incorporation of Company and Matters Incidental thereto
  • Prospectus and Allotment of Securities
  • Share Capital and Debentures
  • Acceptance of Deposits by companies
  • Registration of Charges
  • Management and Administration
  • Company Law in a computerized Environment – E-filing.


  • The provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 which are still in force would form part of the syllabus till the time their corresponding or new  provisions  of  the  Companies Act, 2013 are enforced.
  • If new legislations are enacted in  place of  the existing legislation, the syllabus  would include the corresponding provisions of such new legislation with effect from a date notified by the  Institute.



To have an understanding of ethical issues in  business.


  1. Introduction to Business Ethics

The nature, purpose of ethics and morals for organizational  interests;  Ethics  and  Conflicts of Interests; Ethical and Social Implications of business policies and decisions; Corporate Social Responsibility; Ethical issues in Corporate  Governance.

2.         Environment issues

Protecting the Natural Environment – Prevention of Pollution and Depletion of Natural Resources; Conservation of Natural  Resources.

3.         Ethics in Workplace

Individual in the organisation, discrimination, harassment, gender  equality.

4.         Ethics in Marketing and Consumer  Protection

Healthy competition and protecting consumer’s interest.

5.         Ethics in Accounting and Finance

Importance, issues and common  problems.



To nurture and develop the communication and behavioural skills relating to business


  1. Elements of Communication
    • Forms of Communication: Formal and Informal, Interdepartmental, Verbal and non- verbal; Active listening and critical thinking
    • Presentation skills including conducting meeting, press conference
    • Planning and Composing Business messages
    • Communication channels
    • Communicating Corporate culture, change, innovative spirits
    • Communication breakdowns
    • Communication ethics
    • Groups dynamics; handling group conflicts, consensus building; influencing and persuasion skills; Negotiating and bargaining
    • Emotional intelligence – Emotional Quotient
    • Soft skills – personality traits; Interpersonal skills ; leadership

2.         Communication in Business Environment

  • Business Meetings – Notice, Agenda, Minutes, Chairperson’s speech
  • Press releases
  • Corporate announcements by stock exchanges
  • Reporting of proceedings of a meeting

3.         Basic understanding of legal deeds and  documents

  • Partnership deed
  • Power of Attorney
  • Lease deed
  • Affidavit
  • Indemnity bond
  • Gift deed
  • Memorandum and articles of association of a company
  • Annual Report of a company

Complete Details of CA IPCC Syllabus and Subjects – nov 2017

CA IPCC Syllabus:


(One paper – three  hours-100 marks)

Level of Knowledge: Working  knowledge



  • To understand the basic concepts and processes used to determine product  costs,
  • To be able to interpret cost accounting statements,
  • To be able to analyse and evaluate information for cost ascertainment, planning, control and decision making, and
  • To be able to solve simple


  1. Introduction to Cost Accounting
    • Objectives and scope of Cost Accounting
    • Cost centres and Cost units
    • Cost classification for stock valuation, Profit measurement, Decision making and control
    • Coding systems
    • Elements of Cost
    • Cost behaviour pattern, Separating the components of semi-variable costs
    • Installation of a Costing system
    • Relationship of Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Management  Accounting  and Financial Management

2.         Cost  Ascertainment

  • Material Cost
    • Procurement procedures— Store procedures and documentation in respect of receipts and issue of stock, Stock verification
    • Inventory control — Techniques of fixing of minimum, maximum and reorder  levels,  Economic  Order Quantity, ABC classification; Stocktaking and perpetual  inventory
    • Inventory accounting
    • Consumption — Identification with products of cost centres, Basis for consumption entries in financial accounts, Monitoring Consumption

       Employee Cost

  • Attendance and   payroll   procedures,   Overview   of   statutory  requirements, Overtime, Idle time and Incentives
  • Labour turnover
  • Utilisation of labour, Direct and indirect labour, Charging of labour cost, Identifying labour hours with work orders or batches or capital  jobs
  • Efficiency rating procedures
  • Remuneration systems and incentive

       Direct  Expenses

Sub-contracting — Control on material movements, Identification with the main product or service.


  • Functional analysis — Factory, Administration, Selling, Distribution, Research and Development Behavioural analysis — Fixed, Variable, Semi variable and Step cost
  • Factory Overheads — Primary distribution and secondary distribution, Criteria for choosing suitable basis for allotment, Capacity cost adjustments, Fixed absorption rates for absorbing overheads to products or  services
  • Administration overheads — Method of allocation to cost centres or  products
  • Selling and distribution overheads — Analysis and absorption of the expenses in products/customers, impact of marketing strategies, Cost effectiveness of various methods of sales

         Cost Book-keeping

Cost Ledgers—Non-integrated accounts, Integrated accounts, Reconciliation of cost and financial accounts.

         Costing Systems

  • Job Costing

Job cost cards and databases, Collecting direct costs of each job, Attributing overhead costs to jobs, Applications of job  costing.

       Batch Costing

  • Contract Costing

Progress payments, Retention money, Escalation clause, Contract accounts, Accounting for material, Accounting for plant used in a contract, Contract profit and Balance sheet entries.

      Process Costing

Double entry book keeping, Process loss, Abnormal gains and losses, Equivalent units, Inter-process profit, Joint products and by  products.

      Operating Costing System

Introduction to Marginal Costing

Marginal costing compared with absorption costing,  Contribution,  Break-even  analysis and profit volume graph.

      Introduction to Standard Costing

Various types of standards, Setting of standards, Basic concepts of material and Labour standards and variance analysis.

      Budget and Budgetary Control

The budget manual, preparation and monitoring procedures, budget variances, flexible budget, preparation of functional budget for operating and non operating functions, cash budget, master budget, principal budget  factors.



  • To develop ability to analyse and interpret various tools of financial analysis  and  planning,
  • To gain knowledge of management and financing of working capital,
  • To understand concepts relating to financing and investment decisions,  and
  • To be able to solve simple


  1. Scope and Objectives of Financial Management
    • Meaning, Importance and Objectives
    • Conflicts in profit versus value maximisation principle
    • Role of Chief Financial

       Time Value of Money

Compounding and Discounting techniques— Concepts of Annuity and   Perpetuity

     Financial Analysis and Planning

  • Ratio Analysis for performance evaluation and financial health
  • Application of Ratio Analysis in decision making
  • Analysis of Cash Flow 

       Financing Decisions

  • Cost of Capital — Weighted average cost of capital and Marginal cost of  capital
  • Capital Structure decisions — Capital structure patterns, Designing optimum capital structure, Constraints, Various capital structure theories
  • Business Risk and Financial Risk — Operating and financial leverage, Trading on

         Types of Financing

  • Different sources of finance
  • Project financing — Intermediate and long term financing
  • Negotiating term loans with banks and financial institutions and appraisal  thereof
  • Introduction to lease financing
  • Venture capital

         Investment Decisions

  • Purpose, Objective, Process
  • Understanding different types of projects
  • Techniques of Decision making: Non-discounted and Discounted Cash flow Approaches — Payback Period method, Accounting Rate of Return, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Modified Internal Rate of Return,  Discounted  Payback Period and Profitability Index
  • Ranking of competing projects, Ranking of projects with unequal

         Management of Working Capital

  • Working capital policies
  • Funds flow analysis
  • Inventory management
  • Receivables management
  • Payables management
  • Management of cash and marketable securities
  • Financing of working capital.

CA IPCC Syllabus:


(One paper ─ Three hours – 100  Marks)

Level of Knowledge: Working  knowledge


  • To gain knowledge of the provisions of Income-tax law relating to the topics mentioned in the contents below and
  • To gain ability to solve simple problems concerning assessees with the status of ‘Individual’ covering the areas mentioned in the contents



  1. Important definitions in the Income-tax Act, 1961
  2. Basis of charge; Rates of taxes applicable for different types of  assessees
  3. Concepts of previous year and assessment year
  4. Residential status and scope of total income; Income deemed to be received / deemed to accrue or arise in India
  5. Incomes which do not form part of total income
  6. Heads of income and the provisions governing computation of income under different heads
  7. Income of other persons included in assessee’s total income
  8. Aggregation of income; Set-off or carry forward and set-off of  losses
  9. Deductions from gross total income
  10. Computation of total income and tax payable; Rebates and  reliefs
  11. Provisions concerning advance tax and tax deducted at source
  12. Provisions for filing of return of


(Revised ca ipcc Syllabus – Applicable from November 2014 Examination   onwards)

Objective: To develop an understanding of the basic concepts of  the  different  types  of  indirect taxes and to acquire the ability to analyse the significant provisions of service   tax.

1.         Introduction to excise duty, customs duty, central sales tax and VAT –  Constitutional aspects, Basic concepts relating to levy, taxable event and related provisions 

2.         Significant provisions of service tax

  • Constitutional Aspects
  • Basic Concepts and General Principles
  • Charge of service tax including negative list of services
  • Point of taxation of services
  • Exemptions and Abatements
  • Valuation of taxable services
  • Invoicing for taxable services
  • Payment of service tax
  • Registration
  • Furnishing of returns
  • CENVAT Credit [Rule 1 -9 of CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004]

Note: If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations the syllabus will accordingly include the corresponding provisions of such new legislations in the place of the  existing legislations with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute.  Students shall not   be examined with reference to any particular State VAT   Law.


(One paper – Three hours – 100  Marks)

Level of Knowledge:  Working  Knowledge


  • To have an understanding of the conceptual framework for the preparation and presentation of financial statements,
  • To gain working knowledge of the professional standards and application of accounting principles to different practical situations, and
  • To gain the ability to solve advanced problems in the case of different


  1. Framework for Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements
  2. Accounting Standards

Working knowledge of:

AS      4 :     Contingencies and Events occurring after the Balance Sheet  Date

AS      5 :     Net  Profit  or   Loss   for  the  Period,  Prior  Period  Items   and      Changes  in Accounting Policies

AS      11 :  The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (Revised   2003)

AS AS12 :16 :Accounting for Government Grants Borrowing Costs
AS19 :Leases
AS20 :Earnings Per Share
AS26 :Intangible Assets
AS29 :Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent  Assets.
  1. Advanced Issues in Partnership Accounts and Issues related to accounting in Limited Liability Partnerships

Dissolution of partnership firms including piecemeal distribution of assets; Amalgamation  of partnership firms; Conversion into a company and Sale to a   company. 

 4.         Company Accounts

  • Accounting for employee stock option plan, Buy back of securities, Equity shares with differential rights, Underwriting of shares and debentures, Redemption of debentures
  • Advanced problems for business acquisition, Amalgamation and reconstruction (excluding problems of amalgamation of inter-company holding)
  • Accounting involved in liquidation of companies, Statement of Affairs (including deficiency/surplus accounts) and Iiquidator’s statement of account of the winding  up
  • Financial Reporting of Insurance and Banking and legal and  regulatory  requirements there of

5.         Accounting for Special Transactions

Departmental and branch accounts including foreign  branches

Note – If either old Accounting Standards  (ASs), Announcements  and  Limited Revisions  to ASs are withdrawn or new ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs  are issued by  the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in place of existing ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs, the syllabus will accordingly include/exclude such  new  developments in place of the existing ones with effect from the date to be  notified by  the Institute.


(One paper – Three hours – 100  Marks)

Level of knowledge: Working  Knowledge


To understand objective and concept of auditing and gain working knowledge of generally  accepted auditing procedures and of techniques and skills needed to apply them in audit and attestation engagements.


  1. Auditing Concepts ─ Nature and limitations of Auditing, Basic Principles governing an audit, Ethical principles and concept of Auditor’s Independence, Relationship of auditing with other
  2. Standards on Auditing and Guidance Notes ─ Overview, Standard-setting process, Role of International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, Standards on Auditing issued by the ICAI; Guidance Note(s) on ─ Audit of Fixed Assets, Audit of Inventories, Audit of Investments, Audit of Debtors, Loans and Advances, Audit of Cash and Bank Balances, Audit of Miscellaneous Expenditure, Audit of Liabilities, Audit of Revenue, Audit of Expenses and provision for proposed dividends.
  1. Auditing engagement ─ Audit planning, Audit programme, Control of quality of audit work ─ Delegation and supervision of audit
  2. Documentation ─ Audit working papers, Audit files: Permanent and current audit files, Ownership and custody of working
  3. Audit evidence ─ Audit procedures for obtaining evidence, Sources of evidence, Reliability of audit evidence, Methods of obtaining audit evidence ─ Physical verification, Documentation, Direct confirmation, Re-computation, Analytical review techniques, Representation by management, Obtaining
  4. Internal Control ─ Elements of internal control, Review and documentation, Evaluation of internal control system, Internal control questionnaire, Internal control check list, Tests of control, Application of concept of materiality and audit risk, Concept of internal
  5. Internal Control and Computerized Environment, Approaches to  Auditing  in  Computerised
  6. Auditing Sampling ─ Types of sampling, Test checking, Techniques of test
  7. Analytical review procedures.
  1. Audit of payments ─ General considerations, Wages, Capital expenditure, Other payments and expenses, Petty cash payments, Bank payments, Bank
  2. Audit of receipts ─ General considerations, Cash sales, Receipts from debtors, Other
  3. Audit of Purchases ─ Vouching cash and credit purchases, Forward purchases, Purchase returns, Allowance received from
  4. Audit of Sales ─ Vouching of cash and credit sales, Goods on consignment, Sale on approval basis, Sale under hire-purchase agreement, Returnable containers, Various types of allowances given to customers, Sale
  5. Audit of suppliers’ ledger and the debtors’ ledger ─ Self-balancing and the sectional balancing system, Total or control accounts, Confirmatory statements from credit customers and suppliers, Provision for bad and doubtful debts, Writing off of bad
  6. Audit of impersonal ledger ─ Capital expenditure, deferred revenue expenditure and revenue expenditure, Outstanding expenses and income, Repairs and renewals, Distinction between reserves and provisions, Implications of change in the basis of
  7. Audit of assets and liabilities.
  8. Company Audit ─ Audit of Shares, Eligibility, Qualifications and Disqualifications of Auditors, Appointment of auditors, Removal of auditors, Remuneration of Auditors, Powers and duties of auditors, Branch audit , Joint audit , Reporting requirements  under  the  Companies Act,2013, Other Important Provisions under the Companies Act, 2013 relating to Audit and Auditors and Rules made  there under.
  1. Audit Report ─ Qualifications, Disclaimers, Adverse opinion, Disclosures, Reports and certificates.
  2. Special points in audit of different types of undertakings, i.e., Educational institutions, Hotels, Clubs, Hospitals, Hire-purchase and leasing companies (excluding banks, electricity companies, cooperative societies, and insurance companies).
  3. Features and basic principles of government audit, Local bodies and not-for-profit organizations, Comptroller and Auditor General and its constitutional


  • The provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 which are still in force would form part of the syllabus till the time their corresponding or new  provisions  of  the  Companies Act, 2013 are
  • If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations, the syllabus would include the corresponding provisions of such new legislations with effect from a date notified by the


(One paper – Three hours – 100  Marks)


 Level of Knowledge: Working  Knowledge

Objective: “To develop understanding of Information Technology as a key enabler and  facilitator of implementing Information Systems in enterprises and their impact on business  processes and controls”.


  1. Business Process Management & IT: Introduction to various Business processes – Accounting, Finances, Sale, Purchase Business Process Automation – Benefits & Risks, Approach to mapping systems: Entity Diagrams, Data Flow Diagrams,  Systems  Flow diagrams, Decision Trees/tables, Accounting systems  vs.  Value  chain  automation.  Information as a business asset, Impact of IT on  business  processes.  Business  Risks  of failure of IT, Business Process  Re-engineering
  1. Information Systems and IT Fundamentals: Understand importance of IT in business and relevance to Audit with case studies. Understand working of computers and networks in business process automation from business information Concepts of Computing (Definition provided by ACM/IEEE and overview of related terminologies). Overview  of  IS Layers – Applications, DBMS, systems software, hardware, networks & links and people. Overview of Information Systems life cycle and key phases. Computing Technologies & Hardware – Servers, end points, popular computing architectures, emerging computing architectures & delivery models – example: SaaS, Cloud Computing, Mobile computing, etc., Example: Overview of latest devices/technologies – i5, Bluetooth, Tablet, Wi-Fi, Android, Touchpad, iPad, iPod, Laptop, Notebook, Smartphone, Ultra- Mobile PC   etc.
  2. Telecommunication and Networks: Fundamentals of telecommunication, Components and functions of Telecommunication Data networks – types of architecture, LAN, WAN, Wireless, private and public networks etc., Overview of computing architectures – centralized, de-centralized, mainframe, client-server, thin-thick client etc. Network Fundamentals – Components, Standards and protocols, Network risks & controls – VPN, Encryption, Secure protocols. Network administration and management – concepts  and  issues. How information systems are facilitated through telecommunications. How Internet works, Internet architecture, key concepts, risks and controls, e-Commerce and M-commerce technologies
  3. Business Information Systems : Information Systems and their role in businesses, IT as a business enabler & driver – ERP, Core Banking System, CRM, SCM, HRMS, Payment The relationship between organizations, information systems and business processes, Accounting Information Systems and linkages to Operational systems, Business  Reporting, MIS & IT. Organization Roles & responsibilities and table or authorities, importance  of access controls, privilege controls. Specialized systems – MIS, DSS, Business Intelligence, Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Management systems   etc.
  4. Business Process  Automation  through  Application software: Business Applications

– overview and types, Business Process Automation, relevant controls and information  systems. Information Processing & Delivery channels and  their role in Information Systems.  Key types of Application Controls and their need. Emerging concepts – Virtualization, Grid Computing, Cloud delivery  model.


Level of Knowledge: Working  knowledge


  • To develop an understanding of the general and competitive business  environment,
  • To develop an understanding of strategic management concepts and  techniques,


1.          Business Environment

General Environment ─ Demographic, Socio-cultural, Macro-economic, Legal/political, Technological, and Global; Competitive Environment.

2.          Business Policy and Strategic  Management

Meaning and nature; Strategic management imperative; Vision, Mission and Objectives; Strategic levels in organizations.

3.          Strategic Analysis

Situational Analysis – SWOT Analysis, TOWS Matrix, Portfolio Analysis ─  BCG   Matrix.

4.          Strategic Planning

Meaning, stages, alternatives, strategy formulation.

5.          Formulation of Functional Strategy

Marketing strategy, Financial strategy, Production strategy, Logistics strategy, Human resource strategy.

6.          Strategy Implementation and Control

Organizational structures; Establishing strategic business units; Establishing  profit  centers by business, product or service, market segment or customer; Leadership and behavioural challenges.

7.          Reaching Strategic Edge

Business Process Reengineering, Benchmarking, Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, Contemporary Strategic Issues.

Note: The examination committee in its meeting held on 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st August, 2011 decided that the case studies should not form part of question paper. So, the objective ‘(c) To     be able to solve simple cases’ forming part of the syllabus has been  excluded.

CA IPCC  Amendments 

It contains the applicability of amendments for nov 2018 IPCC – Exams.



Applicability of Standards/Guidance Notes/Legislative Amendments etc. for November, 2018 –  (IPC)  Examination

CA IPCC Syllabus:

Paper 1: Accounting

 Accounting Standards 

AS1  :Disclosure of Accounting Policies
AS2  :Valuation of Inventories
AS3  :Cash Flow Statements
AS6  :Depreciation Accounting
AS7  :Construction Contracts (Revised 2002)
AS9  :Revenue Recognition
AS10  :Accounting for Fixed Assets
AS13  :Accounting for Investments
AS14  :Accounting for Amalgamations

CA IPCC Syllabus:

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting

Accounting Standards

AS  4 :      Contingencies and Events occurring after the Balance Sheet  Date

AS  5 :      Net Profit or Loss for the Period, Prior Period Items and Changes in Accounting Policies

AS 11 : The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (Revised 2003)  AS    12 :  Accounting for Government Grants

AS 16 : Borrowing Costs AS   19 :  Leases

AS 20 : Earnings Per Share AS   26 :  Intangible Assets

AS    29 :  Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets.

  1. Applicability of the Companies Act, 2013 and other Legislative Amendments  for Paper 1 and Paper 5 : The relevant notified Sections of the Companies Act, 2013 and  legislative amendments including relevant Notifications / Circulars / Rules /  Guidelines issued by Regulating Authority up to 30th  April,  2016  will  be  applicable  for  November, 2016 Examination
  2. Non-Applicability of Ind ASs for November, 2016 Examination for Paper 1 and Paper 5 : The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 on 16th February, 2015, for compliance by certain class of These Ind AS have not been made applicable for November,  2016  Examination.
  3. Non-applicability of Amendments made by MCA in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 and Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 for Paper 1 and Paper 5 : Amendments made by MCA on 3.2016 in the Companies (Accounting Standards) Rules, 2006 and Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules, 2015 have not been made applicable for November, 2016 examination.

CA IPCC Syllabus:

Paper 2: Business Laws, Ethics and Communication

The Companies Act, 2013:The relevant sections of the Companies Act, 2013, along with significant Rules/ Notifications/ Circulars/ Clarifications/ Orders issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs upto 30th April, 2016. For updates, see

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015:The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015 received the assent of the president on 26th December, 2015 and has been notified in the Official Gazette on 29th December, 2015 by the Ministry   of Law and Justice.

This is an Act further to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 and shall be deemed to have come into force on the 15th day of June, 2015.For detail click the following link-


The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015: An Act further to amend the  Payment of Bonus Act, 1965. The Act received the assent of the President on the31st December, 2015, and published in the Official gazette on 1st January 2016 by Ministry of Law and Justice. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of April, 2014.For detail click the following link-

Non-applicability of the following sections of the Companies Act,  2013

S.No.Section No.Section title
1.Section 48Variation of shareholders’ right
2.Section 66Reduction of share capital
3.Section 75damages for fraud
4.Section 97Power of tribunal to call AGM
5.Section  98Power of Tribunal to call meetings of members,  Etc.
6.Section 99Punishment for default in complying with provisions of sections 96 to 98

CA IPCC Syllabus:
Paper 4: Taxation

Applicability of the Finance Act, Assessment Year etc. for November, 2016   examination

The provisions of income-tax and indirect tax laws, as amended by the Finance Act, 2015, including circulars and notifications issued upto 30th April, 2016, are applicable for November, 2016 examination.  The relevant assessment year for income-tax is A.Y.  2016-17.

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Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance

1. Standards on Auditing (SAs):

S.NoSATitle of Standard on  Auditing
1SA 200Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with Standards on Auditing
2SA 210Agreeing the Terms of Audit  Engagements
3SA 220Quality Control for Audit of Financial  Statements
4SA 230Audit Documentation
5SA 240The Auditor’s responsibilities Relating to Fraud in an Audit of Financial Statements
6SA 250Consideration of Laws and Regulations in An Audit  of  Financial  Statements
7SA 260Communication with Those Charged with  Governance
8SA 265Communicating Deficiencies in Internal Control to Those Charged with Governance and Management
9SA 299Responsibility of Joint Auditors
10SA 300Planning an Audit of Financial  Statements
11SA 315Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement through Understanding the Entity and its Environment
12SA 320Materiality in Planning and Performing an  Audit
13SA 330The Auditor’s Responses to Assessed  Risks
14SA 402Audit Considerations Relating to an Entity Using a Service   Organization
15SA 450Evaluation of Misstatements Identified during the  Audits
16SA 500Audit Evidence
17SA 501Audit Evidence – Specific Considerations for Selected  Items
18SA 505External Confirmations
19SA 510Initial Audit Engagements-Opening  Balances
20SA 520Analytical Procedures
21SA 530Audit Sampling
22SA 540Auditing   Accounting     Estimates,    Including    Fair   Value   Accounting Estimates, and Related Disclosures
23SA 550Related Parties
24SA 560Subsequent Events
25SA 570Going Concern
26SA 580Written Representations
27SA 600Using the Work of Another  Auditor
28SA 610Using the Work of Internal  Auditors
29SA 620Using the Work of an Auditor’s  Expert
30SA 700Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial  Statements
31SA 705Modifications to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s  Report
32SA 706Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matter Paragraphs in the Independent Auditor’s Report
33SA 710Comparative Information – Corresponding Figures and Comparative Financial Statements
34SA 720The Auditor’s Responsibility in Relation to Other  Information  in  Documents Containing Audited Financial  Statements

2. Statements:

Statement on Reporting under Section 227(1A) of the Companies Act, 1956 (Section 143 (1) of the Companies Act,  2013).

3. Guidance Notes:

  1. Guidance Note on Audit of Inventories.
  2. Guidance Note on Audit of Debtors, Loans and Advances
  3. Guidance Note on Audit of Investments.
  4. Guidance Note on Audit of Cash and Bank Balances.
  5. Guidance Note on Audit of Liabilities.
  6. Guidance Note on Audit of Revenue.
  7. Guidance Note on Audit of Expenses.
  8. Guidance Note on Reporting under section 143 (3) (f) and (h)  of  the  Companies Act, 2013

4. Applicability of the Companies Act, 2013:

  • The relevant notified Sections of the Companies Act, 2013 and other legislative amendments including relevant Notifications / Circulars / Rules / Guidelines issued by Regulating Authorities, cut-off date will be 30th April, 2016.
  • Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2016 issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 29th March, 2016 is applicable for November, 2016 Examination.

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CA IPCC Syllabus :

  • Accounting
  • Cost Accounting and Financial Management
  • Ethics
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Information Technology and Strategic Management

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