ICAI CA CPT/CA Foundation Syllabus – 2019

Hello Students,

Are you looking for CA CPT and CA Foundation Syllabus? Your search ends here. You can get all the information on this page. Here we are sharing all the details with you of CA CPT and Foundation Syllabus for June 2019. All the Students please also note that ICAI will conduct only two more examinations of CA CPT, Dec 2018 and June 2019. Thereafter, CPT students have to convert themselves into the New Course i.e. CA Foundation.

CA Foundation has already been conducted from 1st July 2017. ICAI has introduced so many changes in the CA Foundation as compared to CA CPT. Just have a look at these changes before moving towards the syllabus –

Here we mention Changes in ICAI CPT Syllabus

The name of CPT course has been changed to Foundation Course. A few years ago, this entrance exam was also called by its current name “Foundation course”.

The entrance exam was based on multiple choice questions that are MCQ which is now changed to partial foundation descriptive questions. It means that June 2018 candidate have to write answers just like other levels of CA examination rather than just tick mark on it.

Earlier students have to register for CPT 6 months before the examination. Now, the registration starts before 9 months so that they will have sufficient time for preparing and clarifying their first attempt with ease. Now the exam is partially descriptive, so it requires extra effort of passing, so be ready for that & read all the latest notifications carefully before starting preparation and making strategies.

Now, the CA aspirants get an additional paper which they have to solve within a specific time period. Therefore, as per the new syllabus of CPT, it is partially MCQ and partially descriptive. Student No need to take tension because those are expert in written examination can easily grasp these new alterations. If you are not comfortable in the descriptive paper so you have to work hard and understand a very smart way.

New foundation Syllabus (CPT) consists of two additional papers –

1. General English – 40 marks

2. Business and Commercial Knowledge – 40 marks

Marks distribution according to paper –

1.Fundamentals of Accounting (60 Marks)

2. Mercantile Law (40 Marks)

3. Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)

4. General Economics (50 Marks)

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Papers of Foundation Course –

1.Principles and practices of Accounting(100 Marks)

2. Business Laws and Business Correspondence and reporting (100 Marks)

o    Business Laws (60 Marks)

o    Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

3. Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

o    Business Economics(60 Marks)

o    Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

4. Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics. (100 Marks)

o    Business Mathematics(40 Marks) and Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)

o    Statistics (40 Marks)

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Important points to remember

According to the new CA, Foundation course consists of four papers, the exams of which will conduct from May 2019 and onwards. The first two papers will be subjective and the next two will be objective. Negative marking will be in the objective papers. As you can see that paper pattern has become tough so don’t waste your time start your preparation from now.

Sometimes, It may happen students are not aware of the latest updates and information which can give them lots of troubles for them during the examination. Please always check the official website of ICAI for getting the updates of new announcements and other changes in the schedule of the CA course.


I think one more important question runs in the mind of students that, what is the passing marks or cut-off of an exam, so it is the aggregate percentage is 50% and for each subject, 40% is required.

The previous CPT syllabus was completely objective whereas, this CPT 2018 Syllabus gives a golden opportunity of becoming a CA so that you can show their smartness and hard work in the foundation course.

There are lots of coaching institutes providing quality education and training in the stream of Chartered Accountant & much more. As well as, they are always updated with the current changes by the institution and other things that are very much helpful for students. Therefore, individuals can also take help from them and prepare well for the examination from institutes.


We Hope this information will help you to get the current details about the CA CPT Syllabus of May 2018. Please share this article so, it  will also reach to those aspirants who are not aware of the new scheme of the syllabus







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