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CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021: Download CA Foundation Paper Pattern PDF, Marking Scheme, Topic wise weightage, Syllabus Here

CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) specifies the Exam Pattern for CA foundation 2021 exam on their official website. Candidates who are preparing for the CA foundation 2021 exam should know the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 to get a clear idea about the question type and marking scheme. ICAI prescribes the CA Foundation 2021 Exam Pattern and candidates can avail it on the official website, icai.org. Candidates should know the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 to get familiar with the topics and section-wise weightage. Get more information about the CA Foundation Paper Pattern 2021, Marking Scheme, Topic-wise weightage, Syllabus and other details in this article.

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CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021: Download CA Foundation Paper Pattern PDF, Marking Scheme, Topic wise weightage, Syllabus Here

CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021: Download CA Foundation Paper Pattern PDF, Marking Scheme, Topic wise weightage, Syllabus Here

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CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021

New Update on 26-04-2021: CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) specifies the exam pattern for CA foundation 2021 exam on their official website. Students should know the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 as it will help them to get insights into the national-level exam. The CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 includes questions type, subjects and topic-wise weightage covered, marking scheme and exam duration.

The CA Foundation exam will be conducted twice a year. It will be conducted in the month of May and for the second time in November 2021. CA Foundation 2021 will be conducted on 24, 26, 28 and 30 June 2021. As per the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021, the exam will include four papers of 100 marks each and of the 4 papers, 2 papers will be subjective and the remaining papers will be objective. In order to qualify in the CA foundation 2021 exam, the candidates should secure at least 40% marks in each paper and 50% aggregate marks in the 4 papers taken together. Candidates can check the complete CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 below.

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CA Foundation Overview

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

CA Foundation (earlier known as Common Proficiency Test)

Acronym

CA Foundation (earlier known as CA CPT)

Conducting Authority

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Level of Exam

National

Exam Category

Undergraduate (UG)

Course Offered

Chartered Accountancy in India

Exam Medium

English

Frequency

CA Foundation exam is conducted TWICE a year in:

  • May (or June)

  • November (or December)

CA Foundation 2021 Important Dates

Events

Dates

Application Form Start Date

April 20, 2021

Last Date to Submit Application Form

May 4, 2021

Submission of Application with Late Fees of Rs.600 or US$10

May 7, 2021

Admit Card Availability

To be announced

CA Foundation January 2021 Exam Date

June 24 to June 30, 2021

Results Date

To be announced

CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates can check the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021 to understand the marking scheme of the CA foundation exam. As per the CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2021, the question paper details will be as follows:

Particulars

Details

Mode of exam

Online

Difficulty level

Moderate

Question paper

CA foundation has 4 papers namely:

  • Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting

  • Paper 2 - Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting

  • Paper 3 - Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics

  • Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

Duration of each Papers

3 hours

Question Type

  • Paper 1 and 2 - Subjective type

  • Paper 3 and 4 - Objective type

Marks

Each paper will be 100 marks

Total marks

400

Marking scheme

  • Paper 1 & 2: No negative marking for the subjective papers

  • Paper 3 & 4: There is negative marking for objective papers, ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer for objective-type questions (MCQs)

Medium of exam

English/Hindi except for Section (b) of paper 2 (which will be in English only)

Pass criteria

  • Candidates should secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper

  • Candidates should secure a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the four papers

Marking Scheme & Topic wise weightage

Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting

Weightage

I

Theoretical Framework

5-10%

II

Accounting Process

25-30%

Bank Reconciliation Statement

Inventories

Concept and Accounting of Depreciation

III

Accounting for Special Transactions

15-20%

IV

Final Accounts of Sole Proprietors

30-40%

Partnership Accounts

Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organisations

V

Introduction to Company Accounts

10-15%

Total

100

Paper 2: Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Recording

Section A: Business Laws (60 Marks)

I

The Indian Contract Act, 1872

25-35%

II

The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

20-25%

III

The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

20-25%

IV

The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

5-10%

V

The Companies Act, 2013

15-20%

Section B: Business Correspondence and Recording (40 Marks)

I

Communication

10-15%

II

Sentence Types and Vocabulary

20-30%

Vocabulary Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal verbs, Collocations and Idioms

III

Comprehension Passages and Note-Making

20-30%

IV

Developing Writing Skills

35-40%

Total

100

Paper 3 - Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics

Part A- Business Mathematics (40 Marks)

I

Ratio and Proportion, Indices and Logarithms

20-30%

Equations and Matrices

Linear Inequalities

II

Time Value of Money

30-40%

III

Permutations and Combinations

30-50%

Sequence and Series

Sets, Relations and Functions

Basic applications of Differential and Integral calculus

Part B- Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)

IV

Number series coding and Decoding and the odd man out

60-70%

Direction Tests

Seating Arrangements

V

Blood Relations

30-40%

Syllogism

Part C- Statistics (40 Marks)

VI

Statistical Representation of Data, Diagrammatic representation of data, Frequency distribution, Graphical representation of Frequency Distribution in the form of Histogram, Frequency, Polygon, Ogive, Pie-chart

45-50%

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion: Mean, Median and Mode, Mean Deviation, Quartiles and Quartile Deviation, Standard Deviation, Coefficient of Variation, Coefficient of Quartile Deviation

VII

Probability: Independent and dependent events; mutually exclusive events.Total and Compound Probability; Bayes’ theorem; and Mathematical Expectation

25-30%

Theoretical Distribution: Binomial Distribution, Poisson distribution–basic application and Normal Distribution – basic applications.

VIII

Correlation and Regression: Scatter diagram, Karl Pearson’s Coefficient of Correlation Rank, Correlation, Regression lines, Regression equations and Regression coefficients

10-15%

IX

Index Numbers and Time series

10-15%

Total

100

Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge

Part 4A- Business Mathematics (60 Marks)

I

Introduction to Business Economics

15-20%

II

Theory of Production and Cost

35-40%

Theory of Demand and Supply

III

Price Determination in Different Markets

25-30%

IV

Business Cycles

15-20%

Part 4B- Business & Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

V

Introduction to Business

15-18%

VI

Business Environment

15-18%

VII

Business Organizations

15-20%

VIII

Government Policies for Business Growth

15-18%

IX

Organizations Facilitating Business

15-18%

X

Common Business Terminologies

15-18%

Total

100

Syllabus For CA Foundation 2021

Candidates who are preparing for CA Foundation 2021 must know the Syllabus as it is important to go through the CA foundation syllabus to get familiar with the CA foundation subjects and section-wise weightage. All the topics will cover a certain skill and knowledge area. Candidates can check the syllabus for CA foundation on the official website, icai.org.

CA Foundation Exam 2021

The registration process for the ICAI CA foundation exam 2021 will start on 20th April 2021, and close on 4th May 2021. CA Foundation Exam 2021 has been scheduled to be conducted on 24, 26, 28, and 30 June 2021. Candidates should download the admit card before the day of the exam. Candidates should carry Admit Card along with them to the exam hall. the CA Foundation exam 2021 for paper 1 & 2 will be held from 2 pm-5 pm. Paper 3 & 4 will be held from 2 pm-4 pm.

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Exam Pattern 2021 - FAQ

1. Who conducts CA Foundation 2021 Exam?

CA Foundation 2021 Exam is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

2. What are the papers in CA Foundation 2021?
  1. Paper 1 - Principles and Practice of Accounting
  2. Paper 2 - Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting
  3. Paper 3 - Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Statistics
  4. Paper 4 - Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge
3. What is the mode of the CA Foundation 2021 Exam?

The CA Foundation 2021 examination will be conducted online.

4. What are the type of questions in the CA Foundation 2021 Exam?
  • Paper 1 and 2 - Subjective type
  • Paper 3 and 4 - Objective type
5. Is there negative marking in CA Foundation 2021 Exam?
  • Paper 1 & 2: No negative marking for the subjective papers
  • Paper 3 & 4: There is negative marking for objective papers, ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer for objective-type questions (MCQs).
6. What is the pass criteria of the CA Foundation 2021 Exam?
  • Candidates should secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper
  • Candidates should secure a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in the four papers
7. When will the CA Foundation 2021 be conducted?

CA Foundation 2021 will be conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on 24, 26, 28 and 30 June 2021. 

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