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Hi CA FINAL Students,

You must be wondering how to choose the Elective subject in Group 2 under the new scheme.

I will not overwhelm you with loads of not so important data but come right to the point.

I have classified each subject(except for the Multi disciplinary case studies paper) under xx categories and made remarks accordingly.

Go through them and decide for yourselves which one is the best suited for you.

But remember, the most important aspect is your own Personal interest. You should never opt for a subject if you are not particularly interested or just because your friend/cousin has opted a specific subject. The final decision should be yours.

I have also created a TELEGRAM group exclusively for CA FINAL NEW Scheme students. You can discuss and deliberate about the subjects, Faculty, notes and most importantly the elective subject choice. You will also have the further benefit of getting important ADVICE from me, CA NARAYANA MURTHY PUPPALA about the best elective subject based on your personal preferences and career choices. I will be more than willing to answer your queries.

Please click on the link below to join the group

CA Elective Subject Comparison

Elective Paper 1)Risk Management 2)Financial Services & Capital Markets 3)International Taxation 4)Economic Laws 5)Global Financial Reporting Standards
No. Of Jobs in the Market Decent Very High Low Very low(Unless you are a CS) Very High
Useful for Job/Practice Job Job Job & Practice Practice(If you are a CS also) Job & Practice
Flexibility in Jobs/Career Very low Very High Very low Least High
Difficulty level of paper Difficult Easy Moderate Easiest Very Difficult
Area of Specialization Finance Finance Taxation Regulatory Reporting & Accounting
Related subjects in CA FINAL SFM SFM Direct Taxation Corporate & Economic Laws Financial Reporting
Job Profiles Risk Analyst/Derivatives Analyst/Treasury Manager  etc. Equity Research Analyst/Valuation Expert/Stock Trader/Investment Banking Analyst/Treasury Manager etc. International Tax Associate/Consultant No specific jobs unless you are a CS also Auditor/Accounts Officer/Reporting Analyst
Industry Banks/Mutual Funds Investment Banking/Stock Broking/Banks/VC Funds/Mutual Funds etc. Practice/MNCs(for  Related party transactions with Sister Concerns) Only for Practice Any Industry

I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

The author is a CA (Rank holder in CA Final) and chartered holder of CFA institute. He has worked as a Sell Side Equity Research Analyst and SWAPs dealer for leading US Investment Banks


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