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MCQs for the Direct Tax Paper: CA Final May 2019 / Nov 2019

CA Mehul Thakker 
on 19 March 2019


Being a student of CA Final, you are aware that pattern of assessment in select subjects has been changed from May 2019 examination. Under the revised pattern of assessment, specific weightage for objective type of questions has been given. Such objective type of questions would be in the nature of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

In this context, we are going to cover up:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions on new patter of assessment
  2. Source of MCQs

(a) Frequently Asked Questions on new patter of assessment

Q1. What will be the weightage of MCQs for Direct Tax subject?
Ans. 30 Marks.

Q2. Are all MCQs compulsory?
Ans. MCQs will be compulsory and there would be no internal or external choice in them.

Q3. How many options will be provided in each MCQ?
Ans. Each MCQ will have 4 options.

Q4.Is there any negative marking for wrong answers?
Ans. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers

Q5.Are students supposed to give reasoning for the selection of a particular answer to MCQs?
Ans. No reasoning is required for answers to MCQs.

Q6. How many types of MCQs will be there in examination?
Ans. Two types of MCQs : (a) Knowledge-based MCQ (b) Application-based MCQ

Q7. What will be the weightage of above two types of MCQ (in terms of Marks and in terms of no. of MCQs)?
Ans. Consider following table

Type of MCQ


No. of MCQs

Knowledge-based MCQ

1 Mark

10 to 16

Application-based MCQ

2 Marks

7 to 10

Q8. Whether this revised pattern of assessment would be applicable to Old syllabus students also?
Ans. This revised pattern of assessment is equally applicable to Old syllabus students also.

(b) Source of MCQs

Sample MCQs have been webhosted at the BOS Knowledge Portal on the ICAI's website :

To enrol Direct Tax Laws (CA Final) subject of the author: Click here
To enrol Direct Tax Laws (CA Final New) subject of the author: Click here

Apart from that, you can download handbook "Direct Tax MCQ" written by me. The downloadable link is here

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