What is the paper pattern for the CA Foundation exam in 2024?

The CA Foundation exam in 2024 consists of four papers, divided into two groups.

Each group comprises two papers, with a total of 200 marks for each group.

The exam is conducted in offline mode and consists of objective and subjective questions.

Paper 1 and Paper 2 are part of Group I, covering Principles and Practice of Accounting and Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting.

Group II includes Paper 3, covering Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning and Statistics, and Paper 4, covering Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge.

The exam duration for each paper is three hours, with 100 marks allotted to each paper.

Paper 1 and Paper 3 contain objective-type questions, while Paper 2 and Paper 4 consist of subjective-type questions.

The passing criteria require candidates to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers in both groups.

There is negative marking for incorrect answers in the objective-type questions.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) releases detailed exam guidelines and syllabuses for each session, which candidates must adhere to for a successful examination.