As per several reports, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released a list of topics that will be excluded from the Chartered Accountant (CA) Final exam, which is scheduled in November 2019.
Reportedly, the notification was published on June 24.
A detailed list of all the eliminated topics is available on the official website of ICAI.
Read on for details.
CA final exam has two groups with four subjects each
The curriculum for CA Final examination is divided into two groups (I and II) with four papers each. Here is the list:
Paper-1: Financial Reporting
Paper-2: Strategic Financial Management
Paper-3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics
Paper-4: Corporate and Allied Laws
Paper-5: Advanced Management Accounting
Paper-6: Information Systems Control and Audit
Paper-7: Direct Tax Laws
Paper-8: Indirect Tax Laws
Seven topics eliminated from Financial Reporting paper
A total of seven topics have been eliminated from Financial Reporting including Application of existing accounting standards, i.e., AS 15, 21, 23, 25, 27 and 28, Application of Guidance Note and Accounting for E-Commerce Business related Guidance Note.
"Topic 13 of Syllabus Contents continues to be applicable"
However, with regards to the eliminated topics from Paper 1, the notification also stated, "The Guidance Note on accounting for expenditure on Corporate Social Responsibility activities falling within the scope of topic 13 of Syllabus Contents continues to be applicable."
Paper 2, 3 and 4
Several sections excluded from Corporate and Economic Laws
While only three topics have been excluded from Strategic Financial Management, a total of 11 topics, including Special Audit Assignment, have been eliminated from Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics.
The three topics excluded from Strategic Financial Management paper are Indian Financial System, International Financial Centre and Small & Medium Enterprises.
Meanwhile, several sections from seven topics have been eliminated from Corporate and Economic Laws.
Exclusions relevant for Final (Old) Paper 8 too: ICAI's notice
Moreover, Quantitative Analysis, Banking Management and World Trade Organization (WTO) topics are deleted from Risk Management, Financial Services and Capital Markets and Economic Laws respectively.
In addition, eight topics have been eliminated from Indirect Tax Laws' Part II i.e. Customs & FTP.
"These exclusions are relevant for Final (Old) Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws as well," read the official notice of ICAI.
Code of Ethics and Several Guidelines notes also excluded
Apart from this, the other excluded topics include Code of Ethics and several Guidance Notes. To name some, Guidance Notes on Independence of Auditors, Audit of Inventories, Audit of Debtors, Loans and Advances, Audit of Investments and Audit of Cash and Bank Balances are excluded.