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Discontinuance of CA Final(Old) Examination

Posted on 25 January 2011,    
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Important Announcement for students of CA Final (Old) Course


January 24, 2011


Sub: Discontinuance of CA Final Examination under the old syllabus.

As announced earlier on the Institute’s website, the Final (Old) examination stands discontinued with the culmination of November, 2010 examination.


A detailed announcement regarding administrative procedure to be followed by students of Final (Old) course regarding formalities to be completed for switching over from Final (Old) course to Final (New) course will be made in due course. In the meantime students are required to note the following.


Paper-wise Exemption:


A student of Final (Old) Course who has been granted exemption in any paper (i.e. 60% and above marks) under Regulation 38A(7) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 will be granted exemption in the corresponding paper or papers in the Final (New) Examination for the unexpired chance/s of the exemption as given below:


Final (Old) Course

Final (New) Course

Group - I

Group - I

Paper 1:

Advanced Accounting

Paper 1:

Financial Reporting

Paper 2: Management Accounting and Financial Analysis

Paper 2:

Strategic Financial Management

Paper 3: Advanced Auditing

Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

Paper 4: Corporate Laws and Secretarial Practice

Paper 4: Corporate and Allied Laws

Group - II

Group - II

Paper 5: Cost Management

Paper 5: Advanced Management Accounting

Paper 6: Management Information and Control System

Paper 6: Information Systems Control and Audit

Paper 7: Direct Taxes

Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws

Paper 8: Indirect Taxes

Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws


Group-wise pass result validity:


For the clarification of the students, it is stated that Final students who have passed in any one but not in both the groups of the Final (Old) examination held in November, 2010 are required to appear in the remaining group of Final (New) examination.


It is also clarified that students who were registered for chartered accountancy course under Chartered Accountancy Regulations, 1964 and have passed one of the groups of the Final Examination shall have to take the remaining group as per details given in the Annexure to the Announcement.


Addition/ deletion of topics in Final (New) Course:


Additional topics to be studied by Final (Old) course students in Final (New) course

Following topics need not be studied by Final (Old) course students in Final (New)course examination

Paper 1: Financial Reporting


1. Market value added, Shareholders’ value added;

2. Inflation accounting;

3. Overview of IAS, IFRS IFRIC, Significant difference vis-à-vis Indian Accounting Standards, understanding of US GAAP, Application of IFRS and US GAAP*

4. Brand valuation;

5. Valuation of liabilities.


* The topic “Comparative study of basic concepts of International Accounting Standards, US GAAPs and Standards in India” was covered in the curriculum of Final (Old) Course.

Paper 1: Financial Reporting


- Accounting for not-for-profit organizations

- Environmental Accounting - Corporate Social Reporting

Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management

1. Financial Policy and Corporate Strategy

Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management

– Special problems relating to financing and management of Small and Medium Enterprises

- Foreign Collaborations and Joint Ventures

- Special Features of Financial Management in Public Sector Undertakings

Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

1.  Consolidated Financial Statements

2.  Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)

--- NIL ---

Paper 4: Corporate  and Allied Laws

1.     Company Law:


2. Allied Laws:

Overview of the following Acts :

The Banking Regulation Act, 1949,

The Insurance Act, 1938,

The  Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999

The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002

The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

--- NIL ---

Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws

1.  Inter-relationship between accounting and taxation; and 2.  Ethics in taxation.

--- NIL ---

Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws

1.  Inter-relationship between accounting and taxation;

2.  Ethics in taxation;

3.  Value Added Tax

--- NIL ---


Announcement relating to new Study Materials for Final Course:


Students of Final Course may note that the Study Materials, including Practice Manuals, for all the subjects of the Final Course have been modified/revised/updated and the new materials would be available at all the regional offices and branches of the Institute.


As you are all well aware, revision/updation of Study Materials is a continuous process and it is very essential that you remain updated with the developments in all the subjects of your curriculum.


Therefore, it is desirable that you read the latest Study Materials.


The Study Materials on Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws have been updated based on the law as amended by the Finance Act, 2010.  Practice Manuals have also been prepared for the first time in these two subjects based on the law as amended by the Finance Act, 2010 and practical problems have been worked out based on the provisions relevant for A.Y.2011-12 (in case of Direct Tax Laws).  Therefore, these study materials, in particular, are relevant for May 2011 and November 2011 examination.  Students appearing in May 2011 and November 2011 examination are, therefore, advised to buy the latest Study Materials in these two subjects.


Director, Board of Studies


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