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About CA- Foundation Course
Foundation course is the entry level for the CA (Chartered Accountancy) course. The candidates, once they qualify the 10+2 (senior secondary) examinations or an examination which is perceived by the central government can appear in CA-Foundation exams.
Once the candidate has registered the course, they need to complete a study period of a minimum of 4 months from the registration date to get eligibility to take the CA-Foundation exam. For, eg, the candidates can appear in November/May examination if the candidates have registered for the examination on or before 30th June/31st December.
- Below folks are exempted from appearing for CA Foundation course and can directly go in to next levels.
- Post graduates
- Graduates with recommended percentage marks
- Any degree equivalent in the examination handled by the open university or any other reliable university recognized by The Institution of Indian company Secretaries
- Those who passed the Intermediate level examination of the Institute of
- Cost Accountants In India
The foundation course contains four papers, in which two are objective type, and the other two are subjective types. There are negative marks if the candidates chooses the wrong options in the objective papers.
The CA- Foundations examinations are held in May and November. The examination department will issue the Time table of foundation examinations on the institute’s website. Once the candidate is registered with the foundation course, the candidates need to fill in an application form individually for taking the Foundation examination.
Course Syllabus in CA- Foundation course
There are four papers held in the CA-Foundation examinations, and each of the paper includes the course syllabus namely.
Paper 1 – Practices and Principles of Accounting – This holds 100 marks in total.
Paper 2 – Business law, correspondence, and Reporting – It also holds a total of 100 marks where the business law syllabus for 60 marks and the Business reporting and correspondence for 40 marks.
Paper 3 and 4 are objective type papers and holds negative marks.
Paper 3 – Logical Reasoning and Business Mathematics & Statistics – Total of 100 marks in which Statistics for 40 marks and Logical reasoning and business mathematics for 60 marks.
Paper 4- Business Commercial Knowledge & Business Economics – Total of 100 marks in which Business and Commercial Knowledge for 40 marks and Business Economics for 60 marks.
The candidates can choose Hindi or English as their language choice to appear in the examination of CA-Foundation. The Paper 2 Section B will be in English language whereas paper 3 and 4 are objective papers and will have negative marks of one fourth, 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. The candidates should score 40 marks in every paper and 50% totally to pass the CA-Foundation exam.
Job Opportunities – CA Foundation Course
CA is one of the professional courses that has never lost the demand in the Job Markets for the past seven decades. Some of the career prospects of learning CA includes.
Independent Professionals Practice
- Indirect Taxation [Customs and GST],
- Direct Taxation [Income Tax], Audit,
- Advisory services, and management consulting.
- Industry – Abroad and India:
- Audit, Mutual Funds,
- Treasury Management,
- Investment Banking,
- Portfolio Management,
- Risk Management,
- Taxation, and Accounting.
CA is preferred in both private and government sectors for the position of manager in both Abroad as well as India. More than 140+ countries recognize the CA course from India.
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