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CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam :  The ICAI conducts CA IPCC exams twice in a year in the months of May & November. Recently ICAI announced that they will make some changes in CA course from 2016.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam : The CA IPCC new syllabus will be applicable from May 2017. ICAI will give some fixed number of attempts to complete CA IPCC in old syllabus for old registration students. There are 8 papers in CA IPCC new syllabus. Costing and Financial Management paper in old syllabus is divided into two papers I;e Cost accounting for 100 Marks and Financial Management & Business Economic Environment for 100 Marks. Check below CA IPCC new syllabus for May 2017.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 :

Group I CA IPCC New Syllabus

Paper I : Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Corporate Laws & Other Laws (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Corporate Laws (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)

Paper 3: Cost Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 4: Direct Tax Laws & Indirect Tax Laws (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Direct Tax Laws (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Indirect Tax Laws (40 Marks)

Group II CA IPCC New Syllabus

Paper 5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

Paper 7: Financial Management & Business Economic Environment (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Financial Management (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business Economic Environment (40 Marks)

Paper 8: Information Technology & Strategic Management (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Information Technology (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Accounting

Paper 1 : Accounting CA IPCC New Syllabus

1. Process of formulation of Accounting Standards including Ind ASs and their convergence with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and various other International accounting standard setting bodies.

2. Framework for Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements as per Accounting Standards).

3. Accounting Standards:

AS 1 : Disclosure of Accounting Policies

AS 2 : valuation of Inventories

AS 3 : Cash Flow Statements

AS 4 : Contingencies and Events occurring after the Balance Sheet Date

AS 5 : Net Profit or Loss for the Period, Prior Period Items and Changes in Accounting Policies

AS 6 : Depreciation Accounting

AS 7 : Construction Contracts (Revised 2002)

AS 9 : Revenue Recognition

AS 10 : Accounting for Fixed Assets

AS 11 : The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (Revised 2003)

AS 12 : Accounting for Government Grants

AS 13 : Accounting for Investments

AS 16 : Borrowing Costs

4. Company Accounts

(a) Preparation of financial statements – Statement of Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement, Statement of changes in Equity and Explanatory Notes;

(b) Profit (Loss) prior to incorporation;

(c) Alteration of share capital, Accounting for bonus issue.

5. Cash flow Analysis.

6. Accounting for Special Transactions:

(a) Investment Accounting

(b) Insurance claims for loss of stock and loss of profit and

(c) Branch accounts including foreign branches.

7. Advanced Issues in Partnership Accounts in respect of Admission, Retirement and Death of a Partner including treatment of goodwill, Dissolution of partnership firms including piecemeal distribution of assets; Amalgamation of partnership firms; Conversion into a company and Sale to a company; Issues related to accounting in Limited Liability Partnerships.

8. Advanced Problems on Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organisations.

Note : If either a new Accounting Standards (ASs), Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs are issued or the earlier one are withdrawn or new ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs are issued in place of existing ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to AS, the syllabus will accordingly include / exclude such new developments in the place of the existing ones with effect from the date to be notified.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Corporate and Other Laws

Paper 2 : Corporate and Other Laws CA IPCC New Syllabus

Part 1 : Corporate law (60 Marks)

1. The Companies Act, 2013 – Sections 23 to 122

(a) Prospectus and Allotment of Securities

(b) Share Capital and Debentures

(c) Acceptance of Deposits by companies

(d) Registration of Charges

(e) Management and Administration

(f) Company Law in a computerized Environment – E-filing.

Note: The provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 which are still in force would form part of the syllabus till the time their corresponding or new provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 are enforced.

Part 2 : Other Laws (40 Marks)

2. The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (Specific contracts covered from section 76 onwards): Contract of Indemnity and Guarantee, Bailment, Pledge, Agency

3. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881: Meaning of Negotiable Instruments, Characteristics, Classification of Instruments, Different provisions relating to Negotiation, Negotiability, Assignability, Right and Obligation of parties, presentment of Instruments, Rules of Compensation

4. The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965: Applicability, Definitions, Entitlement of payment of bonus, Minimum and Maximum bonus, Calculation of bonus, Miscellaneous provisions

5. The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952: Introduction, Definition, Various Schemes and other provisions

6. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972: Extent & Applicability, Definitions, Payment of Gratuity, Calculation, Nominations & Miscellaneous provisions

7. Interpretation of statutes and Drafting of simple deeds and documents: Rules of Interpretation of statutes, Aids to interpretation, Rules of Interpretation/construction of Deeds and Documents, Drafting of simple deeds, Resolution, Minutes, Notices and Reports.

8. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002- Basic structure: Preliminary and Punishment for the Offence of Money laundering

9. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986: Definitions and Application of the Act, Consumer disputes redressal agencies and Miscellaneous provisions.

10. Tabular Format of major Labour Acts covering their name, preamble and basic comments

Note: If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations, the syllabus would include the corresponding provisions of such new legislations with effect from a date notified by the Institute. Similarly if any existing legislation ceases to have effect, the syllabus will accordingly exclude such legislation with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Cost Accounting

Paper 3 : Cost Accounting (Cost and Management Accounting) CA IPCC New Syllabus

A. Overview of Cost and Management Accounting

(a) Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting

(i) Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting,

(ii) The users of Cost and Management accounting information- Functions of management accounting.

(iii) Role of cost accounting department in an organisation and its relation with other departments.

(iv) Installation of Costing System

(v) Relationship of Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Financial Management.

(vi) Cost terms and Concepts

(vii) Cost Reduction and Cost Control (viii) Elements of Costs

(ix) Cost behavior pattern, Separating the components of semi-variable costs, step costs.

(x) Methods of Costing, Techniques of Costing.

(xi) Coding Systems.

(b) Elements of Cost and preparation of Cost Sheet

(i) Functional classification and ascertainment of cost

(ii) Preparation of Cost Sheet

B. Ascertainment of Cost and Cost Accounting System

(a) Material Cost

(i) Procurement procedures- Store procedures and documentation in respect of receipts and issue of stock, Stock verification,

(ii) Valuation of material receipts,

(iii) Inventory control

  • Techniques of fixing level of stocks- minimum, maximum, re-order point, safety stock, determination of optimum stock level,
  • Determination of Optimum Order quantity- Economic Order Quantity (EOQ),
  • Techniques of Inventory control- ABC Analysis, FSN, HML, VED, Just-in-Time (JIT)- Stock taking and perpetual inventory system, use of control ratios,

(iv) Inventory Accounting

(v) Consumption- Identification with products of cost centres, Basis for consumption entries in financial accounts, monitoring consumption.

(b) Employee Cost

(i) Attendance and Payroll procedures

  • Elements of wages- Basic wages, Dearness Allowance, Overtime, Bonus, Holiday and leave wages, Allowances and perquisites.

(ii) Labour Cost Control

(iii) Labour Turnover- Methods of calculating labour turnover, causes of labour turnover, effects of labour turnover.

(iv) Utilisation of labour, Direct and indirect labour, charging of labour cost, Identifying labour hours with work orders or batches or capital jobs.

(v) Remuneration systems and incentive schemes

  • Time Rate System, Piece Rate System, Differential piece rate system, Calculation of wages, Effective Wages.

(c) Direct Expenses

(i) Direct expenses and Direct Material

(ii) Nature of Direct or Chargeable expenses.

(iii) Sub-contracting- Control on material movements, Identification with the main product or service.

(d) Overheads

(i) Functional analysis- Factory, Administration, Selling, Distribution, Research and Development.

(ii) Behavioral analysis- Fixed, Variable, Semi- Variable and Step cost.

(iii) Allocation and Apportionment of overheads using Absorption Costing Method.

(iv) Factory Overheads- Primary distribution and secondary distribution,

(v) Administration Overheads- Method of allocation to cost centres or products,

(vi) Selling & Distribution Overheads- Analysis and absorption of the expenses in products/ customers, impact of marketing strategies, cost effectiveness of various methods of sales promotion.

(vii) Concepts of Activity Based Costing (ABC).

(e) Recording and Accounting of Costs

(i) Non-integrated Accounting system- Ledger under non-integral system

(ii) Integrated Accounting system- Ledgers under integral system.

(iii) Relationship and difference between the Non- integrated Accounting system and Integrated Accounting system.

(iv) Reconciliation of Cost and Financial Accounts.

C. Methods of Costing

(a) Job Costing: Job cost cards and databases, collecting direct costs of each job, attributing overheads to jobs, Application of job costing.

(b) Batch Costing: Determination of optimum batch quantity, Ascertainment of cost for a batch, Preparation of batch cost sheet, Treatment of spoiled and defective works.

(c) Contract Costing

(i) Ascertainment of cost of a contract, Progress payment, Retention money, Escalation clause, Cost plus
contract, Value of work certified, Cost of Work not certified.

(ii) Determination Value of work certified, Cost of work not certified, Notional and Estimated profit from a contact.

(d) Process/ Operation Costing

(i) Double entry book keeping, Process loss, Abnormal gains and losses, Equivalent units, Inter-process profit, Valuation of work in progress.

(ii) Joint Products- Apportionment of joint costs, Methods of apportioning joint cost over joint products,

(iii) By-Products- Methods of apportioning joint costs over by-products, treatment of By-product cost in Cost Accounting.

(e) Operating Costing System

(i) Determination of Costs, Profit and Prices of services of following sectors/ Industries:
– Transport, Hospitals, Canteen/ Restaurants, Hotels/ Lodges, Schools/ Colleges, Financial Institutions/ Banks

D. Cost Control and Analysis

(a) Marginal Costing

(i) Determination of Cost of a product/ service under marginal costing method, determination of cost of finished goods, work-in-progress,

(ii) Comparison of Marginal costing with absorption costing method- Reconciliation of profit under the both methods,

(iii) Basic concepts of marginal costing, Contribution margin, Break-even analysis, Break -even and profit volume charts, Contribution sales ratio, Margin of Safety, Angle of Incidence, Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis (CVP), Multi- product break- even analysis, Limiting factor (key factor),

(iv) Short term decision making using the above concepts (basic level).

(b) Standard Costing

(i) Setting up of Standards, Types of Standards, Standard Costing as method of performance measurement.

(ii) Calculation of Variances

  • Material Cost Variance, Labour Cost Variance, Variable Overheads Variance, Fixed Overhead Variance and Sales Variances.

(c) Budget and Budgetary Control

(i) Meaning of Budget, Essentials of Budget, Budget Manual, Budget setting process, Preparation of Budget and monitoring procedures.

(ii) The use of budget in planning and control

(iii) Flexible budget, Preparation of Functional budget for operating and non operating functions, Cash budget, Master budget,

(iv) Introduction to Principal budget factor, Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB), Performance budget, Control ratios and Budget variances.

Note: The relevant Cost Accounting Standards (CASs) as notified by MCA as per Companies Act 2013 will be complied with.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Direct Tax and Indirect Tax

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam :

Paper 4 : Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws CA IPCC New Syllabus

Part 1 : Direct Tax Laws (60 Marks)

1. Basic Concepts

  • Income-tax law: An introduction
  • Important definitions in the Income-tax Act, 1961
  • Basis of Charge and Rates of Tax
  • Concept of previous year and assessment year

2. Residential status and scope of total income

  • Residential status
  • Scope of total income
  • Deemed receipt and accrual of income in India

3. Incomes which do not form part of total income

  • Incomes not included in total income
  • Tax holiday for newly established units in Special Economic Zones
  • Charitable and religious trusts and institutions: Basic concepts

4. Heads of income and the provisions governing computation of income under different heads

  • Salaries
  • Income from house property
  • Profits and gains of business or profession
  • Capital gains
  • Income from other sources

5. Income of other persons included in assessee’s total income

  • Clubbing of income: An introduction
  • Transfer of income without transfer of assets
  • Income arising from revocable transfer of assets
  • Clubbing of income of income arising to spouse, minor child and son’s wife in certain cases
  • Cross transfers
  • Conversion of self-acquired property into property of HUF
  • Other provisions relating to clubbing of income

6. Aggregation of income; Set-off, or carry forward and set-off of losses

  • Aggregation of income
  • Concept of set-off and carry forward and set-off of losses
  • Inter-source and Inter-head adjustments
  • Provisions governing set-off and carry forward and set-off of losses under different heads of income
  • Order of set-off of losses
  • Other provisions relating to set-off and carry forward of losses

7. Deductions from gross total income

  • General provisions
  • Deductions in respect of payments
  • Specific deductions in respect of income
  • Other deductions

8. Computation of total income and tax liability of resident Individuals

  • Meaning of total income
  • Income to be considered while computing total income of resident individuals
  • Special provisions for spouses governed by Portuguese civil code
  • Procedure for computation of total income and tax liability of resident individuals

9. Provisions concerning advance tax and tax deducted at source

  • Introduction
  • Direct Payment
  • Provisions concerning deduction of tax at source
  • Certificate for deduction of tax at a lower rate
  • No deduction in certain cases
  • Miscellaneous Provisions relating to deduction of tax at source
  • Advance payment of tax
  • Interest for defaults in payment of advance tax and deferment of advance tax

10. Provisions for filing return of income

  • Return of Income
  • Compulsory filing of return of income
  • Interest for default in furnishing return of income
  • Specified class or classes of persons to be exempted from filing return of income
  • Return of loss
  • Return of income of charitable trusts and institutions, political parties, universities, colleges etc.
  • Provisions relating to belated return, revised return etc.
  • Permanent account number
  • Persons authorized to verify return of income
  • Other provisions relating to return of income

Part 2 : Indirect Tax Laws (40 Marks)

1. Concept of indirect taxes – General principles, Constitutional aspects

  • Concept and features of indirect taxes
  • Constitutional provisions of indirect taxes
  • Principal indirect taxes
  • Administration of indirect taxes

2. Introduction to Central Excise Duty and Customs Duty – Basic concepts relating to levy, classification and valuation

  • Concept of excise duty, Types of excise duties, Sources of central excise law
  • Taxable event, Charge of excise duty, Concept of goods and excisable goods, Manufacture, Collection of excise duty,
  • Classification and valuation of excisable goods
  • Small Scale Industry (SSI) exemption
  • Concept of customs duty, Types of customs duties, Sources of customs law
  • Taxable event, Charge of customs duty including exceptions thereof
  • Classification and valuation of imported/export goods
  • Date for determining the rate of duty and tariff valuation of imported and exported goods

3. Central Sales Tax

  • Basic concepts relating to inter-State sale
  • Sale outside a State
  • Sale in the course of import or export
  • Charge of central sales tax
  • Inter-State stock transfer
  • Rates of tax on inter-State sale
  • Determination of turnover
  • Levy and collection of central sales tax and goods of special importance in inter-State trade

4. Value Added Tax

  • Basic concepts relating to VAT including its variants, different methods of computation and merits and demerits
  • State-Level VAT
  • Backdrop for State-Level VAT in India
  • Concepts relating to input tax credit
  • Computation of net VAT liability
  • VAT rates
  • Composition scheme for small dealers
  • VAT in relation to incentive schemes
  • Works contract
  • Lease transactions and hire purchase transactions

5. Service tax

  • Basic concepts and general principles
  • Concept of service, charge of service tax, negative list of services, date of determination of rate of tax, value of taxable service and rate of exchange
  • Point of taxation of services
  • Exemptions and abatements
  • Valuation of taxable services
  • Registration
  • Invoicing for taxable service
  • Payment of service tax including reverse charge
  • Furnishing of returns

Note – If any new legislation(s) is enacted in place of an existing legislation(s), the syllabus will accordingly include the corresponding provisions of such new legislation(s) in place of the existing legislation(s) with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute. Similarly, if any existing legislation ceases to have effect, the syllabus will accordingly exclude such legislation with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute. Students shall not be examined with reference to any particular State VAT Law. Further, considering that Goods and Services Tax may be implemented in India in near future, the syllabus will accordingly be modified to include the same with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute.

Consequential/corresponding amendments made in the provisions of the direct and indirect tax laws covered in the syllabus of this paper which arise out of the amendments made in the provisions not covered in the syllabus will not form part of the syllabus. Further, the specific inclusions/exclusions in the various topics covered in the syllabus will be effected by way of Study Guide before each examination.

Illustrative list of Inclusions and Exclusions in the syllabus of new Intermediate Course Paper 4: Direct Tax Laws & Indirect Tax Laws

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam :

(1) In respect Part I: Direct Tax Laws, under “2. Residence and Scope of total income”, the provisions of section 9A are excluded from the syllabus.

(2) In respect of Part I:Direct Tax Laws, under “7. Deductions from gross total income” – “Specified deductions in respect of income”, only deductions under section 80JJAA,80QQB, 80RRB and 80TTA are included in the syllabus. All other deductions in respect of income are excluded from the syllabus of new Intermediate course.

(3) In respect of Part I:Direct Tax Laws, under “4.Heads of income and the provisions governing computation of income under different heads” under “Profits and gains of business or profession”, the provisions of section 44B, 44BB, 44BBA, 44BBB, 44C, 44D and 44DA relating to non-residents/foreign companies are excluded from the syllabus of new Intermediate course.

(4) In respect of Part II: Indirect Taxes “2. Introduction to Central Excise Duty and Customs Duty”, in point “Classification and valuation of excisable goods”, an overall idea of concept of classification and scheme of valuation under central excise law is covered in the syllabus. Related rules are excluded from the syllabus of new Intermediate course.

(5) In respect of Part II: Indirect Taxes “2. Introduction to Central Excise Duty and Customs Duty”, in point “Classification and valuation of imported and export goods”, an overall idea of concept of classification and scheme of valuation under customs law is covered in the syllabus. Related rules are excluded from the syllabus of new Intermediate course.

(6) In respect of Part II: Indirect Taxes “5. Service Tax”, Declared service [Section 66E], Determination of place of provision of service [Section 66C and Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012], Bundled Services [Section 66F] and related provisions covered in any of the topics mentioned in the syllabus are excluded from the syllabus of new Intermediate course.

Specific inclusions/exclusions in the syllabus may be effected by way of Study Guide, approved by the Board of Studies, before each examination. Since tax laws are dynamic in nature, the specific inclusions/exclusions in syllabus may undergo a change with the passing of the Finance Act every year. In Indirect Taxes, the changes may also be on account of notifications and circulars. Accordingly, specific inclusions/exclusions in the syllabus would be effected by way of Study Guide, which would be approved by the Board of Studies, before each examination.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Advanced Accounting

Paper 5 : Advanced Accounting (100 Marks) CA IPCC New Syllabus

1. Accounting Standards: 

  • AS 14 : Accounting for Amalgamations
  • AS 15 : Employee Benefits
  • AS 17: Segment Reporting
  • AS 18 : Related Party Disclosures
  • AS 19 : Leases
  • AS 20 : Earnings Per Share
  • AS 21 : Consolidated Financial Statements
  • AS 22 : Accounting for Taxes on Income
  • AS 23 : Accounting for Investments in Associates in Consolidated Financial Statements
  • AS 24 : Discontinuing Operations
  • AS 25 : Interim Financial Reporting
  • AS 26 : Intangible Assets
  • AS 27 : Financial Reporting of Interest in Joint Ventures
  • AS 28 : Impairment of Assets
  • AS 29 : Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets.

2. Company Accounts

(a) Accounting for employee stock option plan, Buy back of securities, Equity shares with differential rights, Underwriting of shares and debentures, Redemption of debentures;

(b) Accounting for business acquisition, Amalgamation and reconstruction;

(c) Accounting involved in liquidation of companies, Statement of Affairs (including deficiency/surplus accounts) and Iiquidator’s statement of account of the winding up;

(d) Financial Reporting of Insurance, Banking companies and Non-Banking Financial Companies and legal and regulatory requirements thereof.

3. Accounting for Hire Purchase Transactions

4. Valuation of goodwill

5. Application of Guidance Notes issued by the ICAI on various accounting aspects. (List attached for reference)

Note : If either a new Accounting Standards (ASs), Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs are issued or the earlier one are withdrawn or new ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to AS are issued in place of existing ASs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to AS, the syllabus will accordingly include / exclude such new developments in the place of the existing ones with effect from the date to be notified.

The list of Guidance Notes in Accounting applicable in this paper for a particular exam will be issued separately before the respective examination.


Guidance Notes on Accounting Aspects applicable at Intermediate level

1. Guidance Note on Accrual Basis of Accounting.

2. Guidance Note on Terms Used in Financial Statements.

3. Guidance Note on Availability of Revaluation Reserve for Issue of Bonus Shares.

4. Guidance Note on Accounting for Corporate Dividend Tax.

5. Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee Share-based Payments.

6. Guidance Note on Measurement of Income Tax for Interim Financial Reporting in the context of AS 25.

7. Guidance Note on Applicability of AS 25 to Interim Financial Results.

8. Guidance Note on Turnover in case of Contractors.

9. Guidance Note on the Revised Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 (Now Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013).

10. Guidance Note on Accounting for Depreciation in companies in the context of Schedule II to the Companies Act, 2013

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Auditing and Assurance

Paper 6 : Auditing and Assurance CA IPCC New Syllabus

1. Nature, Objective and Scope of Audit

Nature, objective and scope of Audit; Relationship of auditing with other disciplines; Overview, Standard-setting process, Role of International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board; Standards on Auditing, Guidance Note(s) issued by the ICAI; Inherent Limitations of an audit; Ethical requirements relating to an audit of financial statements; Preconditions for an audit; Audit Engagement; Agreement on Audit Engagement Terms; Terms of Engagement in Recurring Audits; Leadership Responsibilities for Quality on Audits; Concept of Auditor’s Independence; Threats to Independence; Acceptance and Continuance of Client Relationships and Audit Engagements; Responsibility for the Prevention and Detection of Fraud; Fraud Risk Factors; Risks of Material Misstatement Due to Fraud; Communication of Fraud to Management and those charged with governance.

2. Audit Documentation and Audit Evidence

Concept of Audit Documentation; Nature & Purpose of Audit Documentation; Form, Content & Extent of Audit Documentation; Completion Memorandum; Ownership and custody of Audit Documentation; Audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence; Sources of evidence; Relevance and Reliability of audit evidence; Sufficient appropriate audit evidence; Written Representations on Audit Evidence; Objective of Auditor regarding Written Representation; Management from whom Written Representations may be requested; Written Representations about Management’s Responsibilities; Obtaining evidence of inventory; Audit procedure to identify litigation & claims; External confirmation procedures; Management’s refusal to allow the auditor to send a confirmation request; Negative Confirmations; Audit evidence about opening balances; Accounting policies relating to opening balances; Reporting with regard to opening balances; Meaning of Related Party; Nature of Related Party Relationships & Transactions; Understanding the Entity’s Related Party Relationships & Transactions; Meaning of Subsequent Events; Auditor’s obligations in different situations of subsequent events; Responsibilities of the Auditor with regard to Going Concern Assumption; Objectives of the Auditor regarding Going Concern; Events or Conditions that may cast doubt about Going Concern Assumption; Audit Procedures when events or conditions are identified.

3. Audit Strategy, Planning and Programming

Audit Strategy; Audit planning; Audit programme; Control of quality of audit work – Delegation and supervision of audit work; Materiality and Audit Plan; Revision of Materiality; Documenting the Materiality; Performance Materiality; Concept of Principal Auditor and Other Auditor; Acceptance as Principal Auditor; Procedures to be performed by Principal Auditor; Co-ordination between the Principal Auditor and Other Auditor; Relationship between the Internal Audit Function and the External Auditor; Using the work of the Internal Auditor; Documenting the work of Internal Auditor; Auditor’s Expert – Meaning; Need for an Auditor’s Expert; Understanding the Auditor’s Expert; Agreement with the Auditor’s Expert; Adequacy of the Auditor’s Expert’s Work.

4. Risk Assessment and Internal Control

Risk Assessment procedures; Understanding the entity and its environment; Identifying and Assessing the Risk of Material Misstatement; Documenting the Risks; Elements of internal control; Review and documentation; Evaluation of internal control system; Internal control questionnaire; Internal control check list; Tests of control; Internal Control and IT Environment; Application of concept of materiality and audit risk; Concept of internal audit.

5. Audit Sampling and Analytical Procedure

Meaning of Audit Sampling; Designing an audit sample; Types of sampling; Sample Size and selection of items for testing; Sample selection method; Test checking; Techniques of test checks; Nature of analytical procedures; Designing and performing analytical procedures; Investing the results of analytical procedures.

6. Audit of Items of Financial Statements

Audit of various items of Financial Statements for e.g. Audit of Sales, Purchase, Receipts, Payments; Verification of Bank Balances; Vouching of items of Income & Expenses; Verification of Capital and Revenue Expenditure; Verification of Assets and Liabilities, Contingent Liabilities; etc. Audit of ledgers for e.g. supplier’s ledger, debtor’s ledger etc.

7. The Company Audit- I

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam : Eligibility, Qualifications and Disqualifications of Auditors; Appointment of auditors; Removal of auditors; Remuneration of Auditors; Powers and duties of auditors; Branch audit; Joint audit; Reporting requirements under the Companies Act, 2013; Forming an opinion on the Financial Statements; Auditor’s Report- basic elements; Types of Modified Opinion; Basis for Modification Paragraph; Opinion Paragraph; Emphasis of Matter and Other Matter Paragraph in the Auditor’s Report; Qualifications, Disclaimers, Adverse ii opinion; Disclosures; Other Important Provisions under the Companies Act, 2013 relating to Audit and Auditors and Rules made thereunder; Nature of Comparative Information; Corresponding Figure; Comparative Financial Statements.

8. The Company Audit- II

Audit of Shares, Debentures, Dividends; Verification of issue of Bonus Shares; Specific provisions as regards accounts in the Companies Act, 2013.

9. Audit of Banks and Insurance Companies

Audit of various items forming part of financial statements in case of banks and insurance companies.

10. Audit of Different Category of Entities

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 Exam : Features and basic principles of government audit; Local bodies and not-for-profit organizations; Comptroller and Auditor General and its constitutional role; Basics of Limited  Liability Partnerships (LLPs) audit; Audit of different type of undertakings, i.e., Educational institutions, Hotels, Clubs, Hospitals, Hire-purchase and leasing companies.


(i) The provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 which are still in force would form part of the syllabus till the time their corresponding or new provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 are enforced.

(ii) If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations, the syllabus would include the corresponding provisions of such new legislations with effect from a date notified by the Institute.

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | Financial Management and Business Economic Environment

Paper 7 : Financial Management and Business Economic Environment CA IPCC New Syllabus

Part 1 : Financial Management (60 Marks) CA IPCC New Syllabus

A. Financial Management and Financial Analysis

(a) Introduction to Financial Management Function

(i) Objective and scope of financial management

(ii) Role and purpose

(iii) Financial management environment

(iv) Functions of finance executives in an organization

(v) Financial distress and insolvency.

(b) Financial Analysis through Ratios

(i) Users of the financial analysis

(ii) Sources of financial data for analysis

(iii) Calculation and Interpretation of ratios:

  • Analysing liquidity
  • Analysing leverage
  • Analysing efficiency/ activity
  • Analysing profitability

(iv) Limitations of ratio analysis

B. Financing Decisions

(a) Sources of Finance

(i) Different Sources of Finance, Characteristics of different types of long term debt and equity finance, Method of raising long term finance

(ii) Different Sources of short term Finance

(iii) Internal fund as a source of finance

(iv) International sources of finance

(v) Other sources of finance- Sale and lease back, Convertible debt, Venture capital, Grants etc.

(b) Cost of Capital

(i) Significance of cost of capital

(ii) Factors of cost of capital

(iii) Measurement of costs of individual components of capital

(iv) Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)

(v) Marginal cost of capital

(c) Capital Structure Decisions

(i) Significance of capital structure

(ii) Capital structure planning and designing

(iii) Designing of optimum capital structure

(iv) Determinants of capital structure

(v) Theories of Capital Structure and value of the firm- relevancy and Irrelevancy of capital structure.

(vi) EBIT- EPS Analysis, Breakeven- EBIT Analysis.

(vii) Under/ Over Capitalisation.

(d) Leverages

(i) Types of Leverages- Operating, Financial and Combined

(ii) Analysis of leverages

C. Capital Investment and Dividend Decisions

(a) Capital Investment Decisions

(i) Objective of capital investment decisions

(ii) Methods of Investment appraisal:

  • Payback period, Discounted payback period
  • Accounting Rate of Return (ARR),
  • Net Present Value (NPV)- The meaning of NPV, Strengths and limitations of NPV method, The impact of taxation on the NPV analysis, The impact of Inflation on the NPV analysis, The working capital adjustment in an NPV analysis, Capital rationing, Equivalent Annual Costs, Adjusted present value
  • Internal Rate of return (IRR)- Limitations of the IRR method, Multiple IRRs,
  • Modified internal Rate of Return (MIRR)- Definition and explanation of MIRR, The process for calculating MIRR, Strengths of the MIRR approach.
  • Profitability Index

(b) Dividend Decisions

(i) Basics of Dividends

(ii) Forms of dividend

(iii) Determinants of dividend

(iv) Relevancy and Irrelevancy of Dividend Policies- Traditional Approach, Walter’s model, Gordon’s model, Modigliani and Miller (MM) Hypothesis.

D. Management of Working Capital

(a) Management of Working Capital

(i) The management of working capital- Liquidity and Profitability

(ii) The Working capital financing decisions- Primary and Secondary Sources of Liquidity

(iii) The working Capital Cycle (operating Cycle), Effectiveness of Working Capital based on its operating and cash conversion cycles

(iv) Assessment of working capital requirement

(v) Management of Accounts Receivables (Debtors),

(vi) Management of Accounts Payables (Creditors)

(vii) Management of Inventory

(viii) Management of Cash, Treasury management (ix) Banking norms of working capital finance

Part 2 : Business Economic Environment (40 Marks)

1. Business and Its Economic Environment

I. Introduction

II. Elements of Business Economic Environment

  • Economic Systems
  • Economic Conditions
  • Economic Policies

2. Economic Environment in India

I. Economic Planning and Economic Reforms in India

  • Objectives of Planning in India
  • Five-Year Plans
  • Economic Reforms

II. Various Sectors in India- Agriculture, Industry, Service and Infrastructure

  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Industrial Growth and Diversification
  • Industrial Policy in India : Industrial Policy Resolution 1948, Industrial Policy Resolution 1956, Industrial Policy Resolution 1991 ( Industrial Licensing Policy, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Policy and National Manufacturing Policy)
  • Service
  • Infrastructure

III. Economic Condition in India

  • Economic Growth – National Income and Per Capita Income
  • Poverty in India
  • Unemployment in India
  • Inflation
  • Balance of Payments
  • Financial Environment – Structure of Indian Financial System

3. Monetary Policy in India

  • Concept and Meaning of Monetary Policy
  • Objectives of the Monetary Policy
  • Impact of Monetary Policy on Business
  • Monetary Policy in India

4. Fiscal Policy in India

  • Concept and Meaning of Fiscal Policy
  • Objectives of the Fiscal Policy
  • Impact of Fiscal Policy on Business
  • Fiscal Policy in India

5. Global Economic Environment of Business

  • Globalization
  • Trends in Global Economy
  • Role of World Trade Organization
  • Foreign Trade Policy of India

CA IPCC New Syllabus For May 2017 | IT and SM

Paper 8 : Information Technology and Strategic Management CA IPCC New Syllabus

Paper 8A : Information Technology (60 Marks) CA IPCC New Syllabus


  • Introduction to Business Processes and related concepts, Various Business processes – Accounting, Sale, Purchase etc.;
  • Information Processing, Business Process Automation (BPA) – Benefits & Risks, BPA implementation, Business Risks of failure of IT;
  • Theories of Process Management;
  • Business Process Management (BPM) and its implementation, information as a business asset, impact of IT on business processes, Change Management Process;
  • Constructing an overview diagram of business processes with an assistance of automated design techniques; Entity Relationship Diagrams and Flowcharts.


  • Introduction to information Systems and its components;
  • Information Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and related key phases;
  • Information Systems and organizational infrastructure;
  • Define Accounting information Systems (AiS), its types, role and importance to accountants and business, interrelationship between business processes and Accounting information Systems.


  • Applying information Systems to business, Organization and Systems, Domain of Business information Systems, information Systems and their role in businesses; iT and internet as a business enabler & driver;
  • Classification of information Systems, Concepts of Business intelligence, Specialized Business information Systems
  • Business Reporting and fundamentals of XBRL (extensible Business Reporting Language).


  • Identifying information Technology Risks, relevant controls and their need;
  • Classification of Controls – Management Control Framework and Application Control Framework.


  • Fundamentals of telecommunication, Components and functions of Telecommunication Systems, Role of telecommunication in Information Systems,
  • Classification of Telecommunication Networks, Digital Data Transmission, Network Topology etc,;
  • Network Architecture, Standards and protocols;
  • Network risks, Controls and Security;
  • Network administration and management – Concepts and Issues


  • Concepts of Computing Technologies – Grid Computing, Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing: overview and architecture;
  • Emerging technological concepts and latest devices;
  • Risks, Controls and Assurance in Emerging Technologies;
  • Overview of e-Commerce and m-Commerce technologies, Payment Methods;
  • Overview of Specific sections of IT Act, 2000

Strategic Management (40 Marks) CA IPCC New Syllabus

1. Introduction to Strategic Management

  • Business Policy
  • Meaning and Nature of Strategic management
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic levels in organizations
  • Strategic Management in Government and Not-for-profit organization

2. Dynamics of Competitive Strategy

  • Competitive Landscape
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Industry and competitive Analysis
  • Core Competence
  • Competitive advantage
  • Internal and External Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Globalization

3. Strategy Making Process

  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • Strategic intent
  • Vision, Mission and Objectives
  • Strategic Management Process
  • Strategy Formulation

4. Corporate Level Strategies

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Nature, scope and concerns of corporate strategy
  • Strategic Alternatives at Corporate Level
    • Growth
    • Stability
    • Expansion
    • Retrenchment
    • Mergers
    • Acquisition
    • Strategic Alliances

5. Business Level Strategies

  • Competitive strategies at business level
  • Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies
  • Best-Cost Provider Strategy

6. Functional Level Strategies

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Financial Strategy
  • Operations Strategy
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Research and Development

7. Organisation and Strategic Leadership

  • Organisation structure
  • Strategic Business Unit
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy supportive culture
  • Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship

8. Strategy Implementation and Control

  • Strategy Implementation
  • Interrelationships between Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Strategic Change
  • Strategic Control
  • Strategic Audit
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Benchmarking
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