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CMA New Syllabus 2016 (ICWAI | CMA Foundation/Inter/Final)

CMA New Syllabus 2016 (ICWAI | CMA Foundation/Inter/Final)

Applicability of CMA New Syllabus 

CMA New SyllabusAs per ICMAI Syllabus 2016 is applicable from 01/08/2016 and First examination under syllabus 2016 shall take place in June 2017 attempt

Important Notification regarding Foundation Examination

This is for the information of all concerned that effective from June 2016, the examination for Foundation course of the Institute will be held twice a year (i.e., June & December) in descriptive mode for all the four subjects, each carrying 100 marks as opposed to online examination (MCQ based) of four subjects of 50 marks each that is being conducted currently. That is, December 2015 term will be the last term for conducting MCQ based online examination and those candidates who will be unsuccessful in December 2015 will be given another opportunity in March 2016 for appearing in the MCQ based online examination.

CMA New Syllabus 2016 Notification

No. CMA (3)/2015 : In pursuance of sub-regulation (b) of Regulation 20B and Regulation 31 of the Cost and Works Accountants Regulations, 1959, it is hereby notified that in exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Cost and Works Accountants Act,1959, the Council of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India at its 293rd Meeting held on 20/5/2015 has approved the “Syllabus 2016” for introduction w.e.f. 1st February, 2016 as annexed in Annexure 1.

Students admitted to the Courses of the Institute w.e.f. 1st February,2016 shall pursue Courses under “Syllabus 2016”.

The First Examination under “Syllabus 2016” shall be conducted in December,2016.

The Last Examination under “Syllabus 2012” shall be conducted in June 2017.

Examinations under both Syllabi shall be conducted simultaneously as under:

Examination to be held inExaminations to be held under
December 2016Syllabus 2012Syllabus 2016
June 2017Syllabus 2012Syllabus 2016
December 2017 and onwards (until further notification)Syllabus 2016

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

CMA Syllabus 2016 – Foundation Course

P1Fundamentals of Economics & Management
P2Fundamentals of Accounting
P3Fundamentals of Laws and Ethics
P4Fundamentals of Business Mathematics & Statistics
Foundation Course Examination: On-line MCQ Mode.
Foundation Examinations – Four (4) times in a year in every three (3) months.
Syllabus 2016 – Intermediate Course (Modules I, II,III & IV)
Module I
P 5 – Financial Accounting
P 6 – Laws, Ethics & Governance
 Module II
P 7 – Direct Tax and International Taxation
P 8 – Cost Accounting & Financial Management
 Module III
P 9 – Operations Management
P 10 – Cost & Management Accounting
 Module IV
P 11 – Indirect Taxation
P 12 – Company Accounts & Audit
Trainings and Quality Assessment Tests during Intermediate Course

  • 100 hours Compulsory Computer Applications Training
  • Communication & Soft Skills Training (Mandatory requirement) ( 3 days)
  • On-line (24×7) Web-based Centralized Quality Assessment Test to seek eligibility (Mandatory Requirement to Qualify) with an eligibility criterion of 40% marks for appearing in Examinations
Special Features of Intermediate and Final Course / Syllabus 2016

  • Groups consisting of 4(four)papers segregated into “Module” of 2(two) papers at Intermediate Level and Final Level.
  • 7 (seven) Papers at Final Level would be compulsory, spread in Modules. 1 (one) optional paper to be chosen from amongst 5 (five) different specialization options.
  • Each student at Final Course would enjoy the option to go ahead with their respective specialization subject/area, as per choice and preference.
  • Option to appear in Module/Modules as per choice of the student.

CMA New Syllabus

(1) Detailed contents of the Syllabus to be uploaded by 18th July,2015.

(2) Option for Switchover/changeover from Syllabus 2012 to Syllabus 2016 – detailed guidelines to be uploaded by 18th July,2015.

Syllabus 2016 – Final Course (Modules V, VI, VII & VIII)

Module V
Paper 13 – Corporate Laws & Compliance
Paper 14 – Strategic Financial Management
 Module VI
Paper 15 – Strategic Cost Management & Business Strategy
Paper 16 – Advanced Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation
 Module VII
Paper 17 – Cost and Management Audit
Paper 18 – Financial Analysis and Reporting
 Module VIII
Paper 19 – Advanced Indirect Tax – Laws & Practice
Paper 20 – “Optional” to be selected from “Specialization Papers”

PAPER 20: OPTIONAL SUBJECTS – Specialization Papers ( any one to be selected/opted)

20AStrategic Performance Management and Business Valuation
20BInternational Business
20CTreasury Management, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
20DProject Management and Control
20ESupply Chain Management

Trainings and Quality Assessment Tests during Final Course (Mandatory)

  • Computer Training – SAP -FI & CO Module (50 hours)
  • Industry Oriented Training Program (7 days)
  • Advanced Managerial Skill Development Training (8 days) including Project Preparation and Presentation by Individual students.
  • On-line (24×7) Web-based Centralized Quality Assessment Test to seek eligibility (Mandatory Requirement to Qualify) with an eligibility criterion of 40% marks for appearing in Examinations.
Practical Training (Mandatory) for appearing in Final Course
For being eligible to appear in ExaminationsOut of the total period of 3-years of Practical Training, a student must complete at least 6 (six) months of Practical Training at any time before appearing for “all the modules together” or “for the remaining Module/s” (i.e. Modules when appearing jointly, having qualified in the other module/s) of the Final Course.
Recognition of Work ExperienceFor students who are already engaged in specified/recognized fields of work/activities including their past experience, would be considered for the purpose of ascertaining their period of practical training


(1) Detailed contents of the Syllabus to be uploaded by 18th July,2015.

(2) Option for Switchover/changeover from Syllabus 2012 to Syllabus 2016 – detailed guidelines to be uploaded by 18th July,2015.

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