Course Details For CA-CPC (CPT)

Information about  CA-CPC (CPT)
About Common Proficiency Course

This is the entrance examination which tests whether a student has a right aptitude to become a chartered accountant. CA-CPC (CPT) tests a student in four areas viz. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each. CA-CPC (CPT) is an objective type test with negative marking for each wrong option.

Registration and Eligibility for CA-CPC (CPT) course

After passing class 10th, a student is eligible for registration for Common Proficiency Test. But a student can appear for CA-CPC (CPT) only if he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Examination). To apply for admission to the CA-CPC (CPT) course a student is required to apply in the prescribed form.

  • A student may buy Prospectus remitting Rs.100. The application form is available in the Prospectus.
  • Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from ICAI website www.icai.org .
Registration fee

The registration and tuition fee is Rs.6,000**, which is to be remitted along with filled in application form. In case a student submits downloaded application form, he should remit Rs.6,100**(Rs.100 for Prospectus). A copy of the Prospectus will be sent along with the study package.

Submission of filled-in Application Form

The application form can be obtained and / or submitted to the following Offices of the Institute in consonance with the address of the student as stated below:

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh Northern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,

ICAI BHAWAN, 52-54,
Vishwas Nagar, Delhi 110032,
Phone: 011-39893990,
Fax: 011-30210680
E-mail: nro@icai.org The student should make the draft payable accordingly to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur and New Delhi respectively.

Subject Wise Marks Division

SESSION – I (Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)

  • Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting (60 Marks)
  • Section B: Mercantile Laws (40 Marks)

SESSION – II (Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)

  • Section C: General Economics (50 Marks)
  • Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)
Study Material

The Board of Studies provides a comprehensive study package including a large question bank. The Board of Studies also provides a CD for self-assessment. Using the CD, a student can get question paper sets of different subjects and test his level of preparation. In addition, Volume I & II of the Model Test Papers are also being supplied to the students with study material.

  • Subject to change as per ICAI.
  • Applicable from Sep. 01, 2009.

Course Details For CA > IPCC > Group 1

Information about IPCC

IPCC, also known as Integrated Professional Competence Course, is the second level of CA examination. Clearing the CA-CPC (CPT) test proves your ability to excel in the field of Chartered Accountancy. This exam is divided into two groups or sections. Both these groups are can be studied for separately or combined. This level of CA education focuses on the need for practical knowledge along with theoretical aspects. A student would undergo theoretical education and 3 years of practical training after passing Group-I of IPCC/Accounting Technician (Level-1). This balanced approach will help the students to appreciate the underlying practical applications of the theoretical education scheme. A student has to register and undergo orientation program & 100 hours ITT before appearing in Integrated Professional Competence Examination/Accounting Technician Examination.

Study Subjects: -
Group I
Paper 1: Accounting (100 marks)
Paper 2: Law, Ethics and Communication
  • Part I: Law (60 marks)
    • Business Laws (30 marks)
    • Company Law (30 marks) 
  • Part II: Business Ethics (20 marks)
  • Part III: Business Communication (20 marks)
Paper 3: Cost Accounting and Financial Management
  • Part I: Cost Accounting (50 marks)
  • Part II: Financial Management (50 marks)
Paper 4: Taxation
  • Part I: Income-tax (50 marks)
  • Part II: Service Tax (25 marks) and
  • VAT (25 marks)

Course Details For CA > IPCC > Group 2

Information about IPCC

IPCC, also known as Integrated Professional Competence Course, is the second level of CA examination. Clearing the CA-CPC (CPT) test proves your ability to excel in the field of Chartered Accountancy. This exam is divided into two groups or sections. Both these groups are can be studied for separately or combined. This level of CA education focuses on the need for practical knowledge along with theoretical aspects. A student would undergo theoretical education and 3 years of practical training after passing Group-I of IPCC/Accounting Technician (Level-1). This balanced approach will help the students to appreciate the underlying practical applications of the theoretical education scheme. A student has to register and undergo orientation program & 100 hours ITT before appearing in Integrated Professional Competence Examination/Accounting Technician Examination.

Study Subjects: - Group II
Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 marks)
Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 marks)
Paper 7: Information Technology and Strategic Management
  • Section A: Information Technology (50 marks)
  • Section B: Strategic Management (50 marks)

Course Details For CA > Final > Group 1

Information about CA-Final

CA Final being the last and ultimate level of examination is considered to be the most time-consuming and difficult task. Once you have passed CA-CPC (CPT) and IPCC Group 1 & Group 2, you are eligible for appearing in CA final, along with required work experience. Clearing the first two levels confirms your ability to be a successful CA Professional. But a systematic and structured study pattern becomes necessary at this stage.
The CA final syllabus is a vast and comprehensive myriad of subjects and topics. Module-wise application of knowledge and experience makes this level of CA education a simple one. It is important to prepare well and correctly.

Study Subjects: - Group I
Paper 1: Financial Reporting

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

One Paper- Three hours - 100 marks)

Paper 4: Corporate and Allied Laws

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

  • Section A: Company Law (70 Marks)
  • Section B: Allied Laws (30 Marks)

Course Details For CA > Final > Group 2

Information about CA-Final

CA Final being the last and ultimate level of examination is considered to be the most time-consuming and difficult task. Once you have passed CA-CPC (CPT) and IPCC Group 1 & Group 2, you are eligible for appearing in CA final, along with required work experience. Clearing the first two levels confirms your ability to be a successful CA Professional. But a systematic and structured study pattern becomes necessary at this stage.
The CA final syllabus is a vast and comprehensive myriad of subjects and topics. Module-wise application of knowledge and experience makes this level of CA education a simple one. It is important to prepare well and correctly.

Study Subjects: - Group II
Paper 5: Advanced Management Accounting

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

Paper 6: Information Systems Control and Audit

(One Paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws

(One paper – Three hours – 100 marks)

  • Section A: Central Excise (40 marks)
  • Section B: Service tax & VAT (40 marks)
  • Section C: Customs (20 marks)

After passing the CA final exam, you will be a full professional Chartered Accountant! Good luck for the future ahead.

Course Details For CS > Foundation

About CS Course

Career as a Company Secretary is not only prestigious and financially rewarding but also carries with it a high level of job satisfaction. The post of a Company Secretary is considered a respectable one in the hierarchy and this is one of the most important posts a person handles. This is because, in this position, one acts as the mediator between the company and its Board of Directors, government, shareholders and regulatory authorities. The job of a company secretary is to ensure that the Board procedures are strictly followed and regularly revised. Company Secretary is the conscience seeker of a company. He or she guides the Chairman and the Directors on how to make the best use of their responsibilities under various laws.

Registration and Eligibility for CS course After 10+ 2

The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

In addition, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months which a student may opt to start after passing the Executive Programme.

After Graduation

The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.

  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Besides, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months.To apply for admission to the CS Course and Submission of filled-in application form:

Admission to the CS Course is open throughout the year

CS Prospectus can be obtained from any of the offices of the Institute across India
Cost of Prospectus for Foundation

Programme :

Rs. 200/- by cash payment       Rs. 250/- by Post or courier

Cost of Prospectus for the Executive

Programme :

Rs. 300/- by cash payment while       Rs.350/- by Post or courier

To apply for admission to the CS Course and Submission of filled-in application form:

Admission to the CS Course is open throughout the year

CS Prospectus can be obtained from any of the offices of the Institute across India
Cost of Prospectus for Foundation

Programme :

Rs. 200/- by cash payment   Rs. 250/- by Post or courier

Cost of Prospectus for the Executive

Programme :

Rs. 300/- by cash payment while      Rs.350/- by Post or courier

Payment Option : The payment can be sent to the Headquarters by demand draft drawn in favour of 'The Institute of Company Secretaries of India' payable at New Delhi OR by cash across the counter from the Headquarters, Regional Offices & a few of the Chapters.

Head Office

 ICSI House 22 Institutional Area Lodhi Road New Delhi.

Regional Office

ICSI-NIRC building Plot No. 4, Prasad Nagar Institutional area, Near Rajendra Place,New Delhi-110005

  • Cut-off Dates for Enrolment
  • For Foundation Programme
  • 31st March for appearing in December Examination  in the same year
  • 30th September for June Examination next year
  • For  Executive Programme
  • 28th February for December Exams in the  same Year
  • 31st August  for June Exam next year
  • Study Material
  • ICSI provides a comprehensive study package.
  • Examination Form and Fee
  • Cost of Examination Form: Rs.30/- Examination Fee: Rs.700/- (Per stage/group)
  • Qualifying Mark
  • The qualifying mark is atleast 40% in each subject and 50% in aggregate of all subjects.
  • Exam Dates
Examinations are held twice a year in June & December.

After CS-Foundation

After qualifying Professional Examination and on successful completion of training a candidate is admitted as an Associate Member of the ICSI and can use the letters ACS after his/her name i.e. Associate Company Secretary and can also practice the career of CS in the corporate sector.


Course Details For CS > EXECUTIVE > GROUP-1

CS Executive Group 1
Exam pattern:

The course of CS Executive Group 1 is widely pursued and has tremendous future too if qualified. One of the important papers of this course is the paper of General & Commercial Laws. This paper is absolutely relevant and required for this course. This paper carries total marks of 100. This paper has only one section. The first question is compulsory and a candidate has to attempt this one and any other five questions. The total number of questions in this paper is eight.

Exam Duration:

The allotted duration for this paper is three hours. Time management must be done efficiently to score well in this paper.

Scoring pattern:

Answers with required logic and good information content fetch a good score. Illogical concepts should not be applied while answering.

Previous year question papers of General & Commercial Laws:
Read: Download CS Executive Group 1 from the download section

Course Details For CS > EXECUTIVE > GROUP-2

CS Executive Group2

Download CS Executive Group2 Economics & Labour Laws Exam Previous Years Question Papers

ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary (CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute.

Exam pattern:

The course of CS Executive Group 2 is widely pursued and has tremendous future too if qualified. One of the important papers of this course is the paper of Economics & Labour Laws. This paper is absolutely relevant and required for this course. This paper carries total marks of 100. This paper is divided into Part A and Part B. From Part A, a total of four questions need to be answered including the 1st question which is compulsory. From Part B, a total of two questions need to be answered. The total number of questions in this paper is eight. Duration of Economics & Labour Laws paper in CS Executive Group2 exam: The allotted duration for this paper is three hours. Time management must be done efficiently to score well in this paper.

Scoring pattern:

Answers with required logic and good information content fetch a good score. Illogical concepts should not be applied while answering.

Previous year question papers of Economics & Labour Laws:
Candidates can find previous year question papers of Economics & Labour Laws of CS Executive Group2 exam in the provided attachment
Download CS Executive Group2  from download sectoin.

Course Details For CS > FINAL > GROUP-I

CS Final Group 1

ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary (CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute.

Exam pattern:

The stage of CS Final Group 1 is widely pursued by candidates who have completed their intermediate level and has tremendous future too if qualified. One of the important papers of this course is the paper of Advanced Company Law and Practice. This paper is absolutely relevant and required for this course. This paper carries total marks of 100. This paper has only one section. The first question is compulsory and a candidate has to attempt this one and any other five questions. The total number of questions in this paper is eight.

Duration of the exam:

The allotted duration for this paper is three hours. Time management must be done efficiently to score well in this paper.

Scoring pattern:

Answers with required logic and good information content fetch a good score. Illogical concepts should not be applied while answering.

Previous year question papers of Advanced Company Law and Practice Exam:
Candidates can find previous year question papers of Advanced Company Law and Practice paper of CS Final Group1 exam in the provided attachment.
Read: Download CS Final Group 1 material from download section by registering.

Course Details For CS > FINAL > GROUP-II

CS Final Group 2

Company Secretaryship course conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India is shortly called as CS course and it is one of the professional courses in the field of commerce and accountancy.

Subjects in the CS final exam:

CS examination has different groups like foundation, intermediate and final, the final group is further divided into Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 and the names of subjects offered under Group 2 of the these group in the final CS course are given below:

Group 2:
  • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  • Corporate Restructuring– Law and Practice
  • Banking and Insurance- Law & Practice
Syllabus of Banking & Insurance– Law and Practice Paper:

The Banking and Insurance– Law and Practice is offered in group 2 of the final CS examination is further divided into parts namely Part A and Part B and Part A is called as Banking Law and Practice, while Part B is called as Insurance Law and Practice.

  • Part A: Banking Law and Practice – 50 marks
  • Part B: Insurance Law and Practice – 50 marks
Pattern of paper:

The Banking & Insurance - Law and Practice paper is conducted for a duration of three hours for 100 marks with totally 8 questions. The first Part of 4 questions will have questions from Banking Law and Practice and second Part B will have questions from Insurance Law and practice. In Part A and Part B students will have to answer first question compulsory and any two out of remaining 3 questions.

Previous year question papers:
Candidates can download previous year question papers of The Banking & Insurance – Law and Practice.  
Read: Download CS Final Group 2 can be downloaded from Download section by regisgtering for the course.

Course Details For CS > FINAL > GROUP-III

Group 3 of CS final exam

Company Secretaryship or CS is a professional course that is being offered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Subjects in Group 3 of CS final exam:

CS examination is divided into different groups like foundation, intermediate and final and of these the final group has subgroups 1, 2 and 3. The names of the three subjects taught in the group 3 of the CS final examination are given below:

1.World Trade Organization – International Trade, Joint Ventures and Foreign Collaborations
2. Direct and Indirect Taxation – Law and Practice
3. Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations

Syllabus Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations Exam in CS Final Group 3:

Chapters in the Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations paper is divided under two categories namely Part A for Human Resource Management and Part B for Industrial Relations.
The chapters covered under each of these parts are given below:

 Part A – Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Structure and Role of Human Resource management
  • Human Resource Planning and Procurement
  • Human Resource Training and Development
  • Compensation Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Human Resource Organisation
 Part B - Industrial Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Anatomy of Industrial Relations
  • Industrial Relations Policy
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Dispute Settlement Mechanism
  • Industrial Adjudication
  • Industrial Relations Related Laws
  • Union Negotiations
  • Voluntary Retirement Schemes
Question Paper pattern of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations exam:

The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations paper is conducted for a duration of three hours for 100 marks with totally 8 questions. Two sections will be there with four questions in Part A and four questions in part B. Any two questions and question number 1 should be answered from Part A and any two questions and question number 5 should be answered from Part B.

Previous year question papers:

Candidates can download previous year question papers of CS Final Group 3 Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations paper from the attachment.

Course Details For CMA > FOUNDATION

About CMA Course

It has been felt beyond doubt that there has been an increasing awareness amongst the business entrepreneurs of the most vital contribution made by cost and management accountancy services in the business houses to the attainment of business objectives. This has accentuated the demand for cost and management accounting services in all the sectors of economy. Many members of the Institute are holding top management positions, viz., Managing Director, Finance Director, Financial Controller, Chief Accountant, Cost Controller, Marketing Manager, Chief Internal Auditor. Those managing their own business have found in themselves a Manager and an Accountant to control and flourish their business. 

The ICWAI examinations are held in three stages

  • Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Final

Registration and Eligibility for CMA course After 10+ 2 
The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 has to undergo three stages to pursue the Cost and works Accountant Course i.e.

  • Foundation Examination
  • Intermediate Examination
  • Final Examination  
 After Graduation 

  The student who would like to join the course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Cost and Works Accountant i.e.

  • Intermediate Examination
  • Final Examination  

Application & Submission to the CWA Course Head Office : 
The Institute Of Cost and Works Accounts of India 12, Sudder Street, Kolkata-700 016

Cut-off Dates for Enrolment 

Admission to Intermediate/Foundation course is open throughout the year. However, enrolment at least six months prior to the examination is necessary. Cut-off dates for enrolment are : For December Examination 15th June For June Examination 15th December of the preceding year.  

Registration Fee - Foundation Course 

Cost of Prospectus: Rs. 200/- Tuition fee : Rs.3,500/- (One time) 

Study Material 
  • ICSI provides a comprehensive study package. 
  • Examination Form and Fee 
  • Cost of Examination Form: Rs.30/- Examination Fee: Rs.700/- (Per stage/group) 
  • Qualifying Mark 
  • Atleast 40% in each subject and 50% aggregate of all subjects. 
  • Exam Dates  
  • June and December 

Course Details For CWA > INTER >GROUP-I

CWA: Inter - Stage I

The CWA ICWA course at the Intermediate level (ICWAI: Intermediate Examination) consists of theoretical examinations as well as comulsory practical trainings. The theoretical examinations consists of 12 subjects to be studied arranged into 2 stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.  
To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of a stage together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again. Even if the student appears in both the stages together each stage will be considered separately for assessing the result.  
A student has to get through these and complete the compulsory practical trainings to be eligible to go for the next level i.e. FINAL.

From

Foundation (Or) After Graduation/(10 + 2 + 3) Intermediate Academic [8 subjects arranged into two 

stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.] Practical Training

1) Computer Course
2) Group Discussion
3) Business Communication Seminar

Final 
Subjects
Each paper 3 hours-100 Marks

CWA: Inter - Stage I

  • Paper 5: Cost and Management Accountancy (CMA) [100 marks] 
  • Paper 6: Information Systems and Technology (IST) [100 marks] 
  • Paper 7: Business Laws and Communication Skill (BLC) [100 marks] 
  • Section I: Business Laws (70 Marks) 
  • Section II: Communication Skill (30 Marks) 
  • Paper 8: Business Taxation (BT) [100 marks] 
  • Section I: Direct Tax (50 Marks) 
  • Section II: Indirect Tax (50 Marks)
  • Course Details For CWA > INTER >GROUP-II

    CWA: Inter - Stage II

    The CWA ICWA course at the Intermediate level (ICWAI: Intermediate Examination) consists of theoretical examinations as well as comulsory practical trainings. The theoretical examinations consists of 12 subjects to be studied arranged into 2 stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.  
    To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of a stage together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again. Even if the student appears in both the stages together each stage will be considered separately for assessing the result.  
    A student has to get through these and complete the compulsory practical trainings to be eligible to go for the next level i.e. FINAL.

    From

    Foundation (Or) After Graduation/(10 + 2 + 3) Intermediate Academic[8 subjects arranged into two 

    stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.] Practical Training

    1) Computer Course 2) Group Discussion 3) Business Communication Seminar

    Final 
    Subjects
    Each paper 3 hours-100 Marks

    CWA ICWA: Inter - Stage II

  • Paper 9: Management Accounting - Performance Management [100 marks] 
  • Paper 10: Advanced Financial Accounting [100 marks] 
  • Paper 11: Auditing [100 marks] 
  • Paper 12: Quantitative Methods [100 marks] 
  • Mathematical Techniques (40 Marks) 
  • Statistical Techniques (30 Marks) 
  • Economic Techniques (30 Marks)
  • Course Details For CWA > FINAL >GROUP-III

    CWA/ICWA: Final STAGE III

    The CWA ICWA course at the Final level (ICWAI: Final Examination) consists of theoretical examinations as well as comulsory practical trainings. The theoretical examinations consists of 15 subjects to be studied arranged into 2 stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.
    To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of a stage together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again. Even if the student appears in both the stages together each stage will be considered separately for assessing the result.
    A student has to get through these and complete the compulsory practical trainings to be eligible for MEMBERSHIP of the institution.

    From Intermediate Final Academic subjects arranged into two 

    stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.] Practical Training

    1) Computer Course 2) Dissertation 3) Modular Training 4) Audit/Industrial Training

    Grad. ICWAI 

    Temporary Status till membership is acquired. (This is not a kind of membership)   
    Practical Experience/Training [3 Years] Can be acquired either before or after or during the course period. 

    Associate Membership 

    Post Qualification Courses [Optional] ca, icwa, cs, cima, icma, acca, cpa, accounting, profession

    Subjects

    Each paper 3 hours-100 Marks

    CWA/ICWA: Final STAGE III
    Paper 13: Operations and Project Management and Control [100 marks]

    Section I: Operations Management (50 Marks)  
    Section II: Project Management (50 Marks)

    Paper 14: Advanced Financial Management and International Finance[100 marks]
    Paper 15: Strategic Management and Marketing [100 marks]
    Paper 16: Strategic Tax Management [100 marks] 

    Course Details For CWA > FINAL >GROUP-IV

    CWA/ICWA: Final STAGE III

    The CWA ICWA course at the Final level (ICWAI: Final Examination) consists of theoretical examinations as well as comulsory practical trainings. The theoretical examinations consists of 15 subjects to be studied arranged into 2 stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each. 
    To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of a stage together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again. Even if the student appears in both the stages together each stage will be considered separately for assessing the result.
    A student has to get through these and complete the compulsory practical trainings to be eligible for MEMBERSHIP of the institution.

    From Intermediate 

    Final Academic [8 subjects arranged into two stages of 4 papers of 100 marks each.

    Practical Training

    1) Computer Course 2) Dissertation 3) Modular Training 4) Audit/Industrial Training

    Grad. ICWAI 

    Temporary Status till membership is acquired. (This is not a kind of membership) 

    Practical Experience/Training [3 Years] Can be acquired either before or after or during the course period. 

    Associate Membership 

    Post Qualification Courses [Optional] ca,icwa,cs,cima,icma,acca,cpa,accounting,profession

    Subjects

    Each paper 3 hours-100 Marks

    CWA/ICWA: Final STAGE IV
    Paper 17: Management Accounting - Decision Making [100 marks]
    Paper 18: Management Accounting - Financial Strategy and Reporting [100 marks]
    Paper 19: Cost Audit and Management Audit [100 marks]

    Section I: Cost Audit (50 Marks)
    Section II: Management Audit leading to other services (50 Marks)

    Paper 12: Valuation Management and Case Study [100 marks] 

    Section I: Valuations Management (70 Marks)
    Section II: Case Study (30 Marks)