ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Pattern, Passing Criteria, Papers Pattern

ICAI CA intermediate exam pattern, ,marking scheme, papers pattern and passing criteria for 2019

Today we will discuss ICAI CA Intermediate Exam pattern, Marking Scheme and Passing Criteria and Papers Pattern.

CA Intermediate Exams are held twice in a year in the month of April and November. ICAI is the governing and regulatory body for the CA course. ICAI periodically update the course and syllabus to integrate with national and global standards. From June 2017, ICAI has introduced newly revised schemes of education and training. Old IPCC course is now the Intermediate course.

In the array of changes made by ICAI, one more significant changes In the CA Intermediate exam pattern was making 4 paper objective based.

  • Paper 2 Corporate and other Laws
  • Paper 4 Taxation
  • Paper 6 Auditing & Assurance
  • Paper 7 Enterprise Information System and Strategic Management

These four paper will have MCQ for 30 marks and the remaining 70 marks will be assessed on theoretical aptitude.

This article will let us know about the exam pattern of CA Intermediate Course prescribed by ICAI. Knowing of CA Intermediate exam pattern in advance will help CA aspirants, in preparing for the exam and understanding the marking pattern too.

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam Pattern 2019

1.There are 8 papers in the CA Intermediate Course.

  • paper 1 to Paper 4 are in group 1
  • paper 5 to paper 8 are in group 2

2. CA Intermediate course exam is for 800 marks where each paper is for 100 marks.

3. Negative marking is not applicable to objective papers.

4. The exam is conducted offline

5. The medium of the exam is either English or Hindi

Changes Made in Old IPCC Course

  • Old IPCC course is now Intermediate Course from June 2017
  • The student will mandatorily register under the new scheme from May 2019
  • Paper 3 of IPCC Cost Management and Financial Management is bifurcated in Two new paper, Paper 3 as Cost and Management Accounting in Intermediate Course and Introduction of Paper 8 Financial Management & Economics for Finance
  • Introduction of 30:70 assessment plan  for four paper

CA Intermediate Marks Weightage for Each Paper

There are  4 subjects in each group

Group I

Paper-1: Accounting (100 Marks)

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

Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)

Part II: Other Laws (40 Marks)

Paper-3: Cost and Management Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper-4: Taxation (100 Marks)

Section A: Income-Tax Law (60 Marks)

Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks)

Group II

Paper-5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper-6: Auditing and Assurance (100 Marks)

Paper-7: Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management (100 Marks)

Part I: Enterprise Information System(50 Marks)

Part II: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

Paper-8: Financial management and Economics for finance(100)

Part I: Financial Management( 60 marks)

Part 2: Economics of Finance(40 marks)

ICAI CA Intermediate Passing Criteria

After the CA Intermediate exam, students need to score a minimum of 40%marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers, subject to the principle of negative marking.

ICAI CA Intermediate Marking Pattern

The marking pattern for CA Intermediate is also changed with the introduction of the new educational scheme. According to the new scheme the skill is now assessed in respect of each content area. The focus is been given to enable the student to procure comprehension and knowledge skill about the course and successfully develop practical application of the knowledge by solving the problems.

Table showing CA Intermediate Marking Pattern

Theoretical PracticalSubjects
5%-15%85%-95%1)Accounting(A)
40%-55%

 

35%-55%

45%-60%

 

45%-65%

2)A)Corporate laws

 

B)other laws(A)

20%-30%70%-80%3)Cost and management accounting(A)
5%-20%

 

20%-45%

80%-95%

 

55%-50%

4)Income tax law

 

4b indirect taxes

5%-15%85%-95%5)Advance accounting(B)
30%-55%45%-70%6)Auditing and assurance (B)
40%-65%35%-60&6a)Enterprise information system(B)
50%-70%30%-50%7a)Strategic management(B)
20%-30%70%-80%7b)Financial management(B)
60%-80%20%-40%8)Economics for finance(B)

ICAI CA Intermediate Papers Pattern 2019

Group I

Paper-1: Accounting (100 Marks) assessed majorly on the theoretical grasp of the student. few more accounting standards have been added to its syllabus.
Paper-2: Corporate Laws & Other Laws (100 Marks)
Part I: Company Law (60 Marks)  is assessed 60% on a theoretical basis rest 40% is practical where 30% marks are MCQ
Part 2: Other Laws (40 Marks) has  the same implication of assessment
Paper-3: Cost And Management Accounting (100 Marks) its practical paper which needs a lot of practice
Paper-4: Taxation (100 Marks) also is assessed through a 30:70 ratio where 30% is for MCQ types question and remaining is on the old pattern
Section A: Income-tax Law (60 Marks)
Section B: Indirect Taxes (40 Marks) is more theoretical

Group II

Paper-5: Advanced Accounting (100 Marks)is objective type paper which can be scoring if concepts are clear and through practice have been done
Paper-6: Auditing And Assurance (100 Marks) also is assessed through a 30:70 ratio where 30% is for MCQ types question and remaining is on the old pattern
Paper-7: Enterprise Information Systems & Strategic Management (100 Marks)also is assessed through a 30:70 ratio where 30% is for MCQ types question and remaining is on the old pattern

Part I: Enterprise Information System(50 Marks)

Part 2: Strategic Management (50 Marks)

Paper-8: Financial Management And Economics For Finance(100)

Part I: Financial Management( 60 Marks) is a more objective type part than the other part

Part 2: Economics Of Finance(40 Marks) Exam Timetable for CA Intermediate May 2019 will be updated soon

The proper understanding of the CA Intermediate exam pattern and guidelines on appearing the exams help the student to avoid unnecessary hassle at the examination center.

Here told you CA Intermediate exam pattern for May 2019.

The Student can also read the article on how to study for Intermediate Course exam 2019 to get techniques and steps to cover the course in an effective manner.

CA aspirant can also download the sample paper and mock test paper for the CA Intermediate Course for all subjects from the link below.

Wish the student best of luck

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