CA Foundation Course

CA Foundation Course in Coimbatore

CA Foundation Course in India is the entry-level examination for anyone interested in becoming Chartered Accountants (CA). It is organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is the professional body in charge of regulating and promoting the Chartered Accountancy profession in India.

Overview of CA Foundation Course

  1. Eligibility: Students who have passed the 10th standard (or its equivalent) can register for the CA Foundation course. There is no requirement for prior commerce education, and students from all streams can apply.

  2. Registration: To enroll for the CA Foundation course, you need to register with the ICAI. Registration is open throughout the year, and there are specific examination cycles in which you can appear after registering.

  3. Subjects: The CA Foundation course comprises four subjects:

    • Paper 1: Accounting
    • Paper 2: Business Laws
    • Paper 3: Quantitative Aptitude
    • Paper 4: Business Economics
  4. Examination: The CA Foundation examination is held twice a year, typically in May and November. The examination is conducted in a pen-and-paper format.

  5. Passing Criteria: To pass the CA Foundation examination, you need to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers combined.

  6. Study Material: ICAI provides study material for the CA Foundation course. Many students also opt for coaching from authorized coaching centers or use external reference books.

  7. Progression: Once you pass the CA Foundation examination, you can move on to the next levels of the CA course, which include the Intermediate (IPC) course and the Final course.

Syllabus for CA Foundation course


To develop an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of accounting and apply the same inpreparing financial statements and simple problem solving.

1. Theoretical Framework
    • Meaning and Scope of
    • Accounting concepts, principles and
    • Capital and revenue expenditure, capital and revenue receipts, contingent assets and
    • Accounting
    • Accounting as a measurement discipline – valuation principles, accounting Accounting Standards – concepts and objectives.
2.  Accounting Process
  • Recording accounting transactions: principles of double entry book- keeping, books of originalentry – journal, subsidiary books, cash book, ledger-format, posting from journal and subsidiary books, balancing of
  • Preparation of trial
  • Rectification of
3. Bank Reconciliation Statement

Introduction, reasons and preparation of bank reconciliation statement.

4. Inventories

Meaning, basis and technique of inventory valuation, cost of inventory, net realizable value and recordsystem.

5. Depreciation and Amortisation

Tangible and intangible  assets-Meaning and difference, concepts, methods of computation and accounting treatment of depreciation  /  amortisation, change in depreciation method.

6. Bills of exchange and Promissory notes

Meaning of bills of exchange and promissory notes and their accounting treatment; accommodationbills.

7. Preparation of Final accounts of Sole Proprietors

Elements of financial statements, closing adjustment entries, trading account, profit and loss account and balance sheet of manufacturing and non- manufacturing entities.

8. Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Significance and preparation of receipt and payment account, income and expenditure account and balance sheet, difference between profit and loss account and income and expenditure account.

9. Accounts from Incomplete Records (excluding preparation of accounts based on ratios).
10. Partnership and LLP Accounts
    • Final accounts of partnership firms and
    • Admission, retirement and death of a partner including treatment of
    • Dissolution of partnership firms and LLPs  including  piecemeal distribution of
11. Company Accounts
  • Definition of shares and
  • Issue of shares and debentures, forfeiture of shares, re-issue of forfeited
  • Redemption of preference shares and debentures (excluding purchase and redemption of owndebentures and sinking fund method).
  • Accounting for bonus issue and right

To develop general legal knowledge of the law of Contracts, Sales and understanding of various forms of businesses and their functioning to regulate business environment and to acquire the ability to address basic application-oriented issues.

1. Indian Regulatory Framework

Major Regulatory Bodies such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, SEBI, RBI, IBBI, Ministryof Law and Justice, etc.

2. The Indian Contract Act, 1872

General nature of contract, Consideration, Other essential elements of a valid contract, Performance of contract, Breach of contract, Contingent and Quasi Contract, Contract of Indemnity and Guarantee, Contract of  Bailment  and Pledge, Contract of Agency.

3. The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

Formation of the contract of sale, Conditions and Warranties, Transfer of ownership and Delivery of goods, Unpaid seller and his rights.

4. The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

General Nature of Partnership, Rights and Duties of partners, Reconstitution of firms, Registration and Dissolution of a firm.

5. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

Introduction-covering nature and scope, Essential  features,  Characteristics  of LLP, Incorporation andDifferences with other forms of organizations.

6. The Companies Act, 2013

Essential features of company, Corporate veil theory, Classes  of  companies, Types of share capital, Incorporation of company, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Doctrine of Indoor Management.

7. The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Meaning of Negotiable Instruments, Characteristics, Classification of Instruments, Different provisions relating to Negotiation, Presentment of Instruments, Rules of Compensation.

Note: If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations, the syllabus would include thecorresponding provisions of such new legislations with effect from dates notified by the Institute.

The specific inclusions/ exclusions in the various topics covered in the syllabus will be effected every year byway of Study Guidelines, if required.

  1. To develop an understanding of the basic mathematical and statistical tools and apply the same inbusiness, finance and economic situations.
  2. To develop logical reasoning

The whole syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude shall be divided into three broad areas:

  • Business Mathematics
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Statistics
1. Ratio and proportion, Indices and Logarithms:

Ratio and proportion and Time and work-relatedproblems, Laws of Indices, Exponents and Logarithms and Anti

2. Equations:

Equations: Linear Simultaneous linear equations up to three variables, Quadratic and Cubicequations in one Applications in Business related problems.

3. Linear Inequalities:

Linear Inequalities: Linear Inequalities in one and two variables and the

4. Mathematics of Finance:
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound interest
  • Nominal and Effective Rate of Interest
  • Present Value
  • Net Present Value
  • Future Value
  • Perpetuity
  • Annuities
  • Sinking Funds
  • Calculating of EMI
  • Calculations of Returns: Nominal and Effective rate of Return
  • Compound Annual growth rate (CAGR)
5. Permutations and Combinations:

Basic concepts of Permutations and combinations: Introduction, the factorial, permutations, results, circular permutations, permutations with restrictions, Combinations with standard

6. Sequence and Series:

Introduction Sequences, Series, Arithmetic and Geometric progression, Relationship between AM and GM and Sum of n terms of special series and Business

7. Sets, Relations, and Functions. Basics of Limits and Continuity functions.
8. Basic applications of Differential and Integral calculus in Business and Economics (Excluding thetrigonometric applications).
9.  Number series coding and Decoding and odd man out
10. Direction Tests
11. Seating Arrangements
12. Blood Relations
13. Unit 1: Statistical Representation of Data:

Diagrammatic representation of data, Frequency distribution, Graphical representation of Frequency Distribution – Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Ogive,Pie-chart.

Unit:2 Sampling:

Basic principles of sampling theory, comparison between sample survey and complete enumeration, some important terms associated sampling types of sampling, sampling andnon-sampling errors.

14. Measures of Central tendency and Dispersion:

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion: Mean Median, Mode, Mean Deviation, Quartiles and Quartile Deviation, Standard Deviation, Co-efficient of Variation, Coefficient of Quartile

15. Probability:

Independent and dependent events; mutually exclusive events. Total and CompoundProbability and Bayes’ theorem.

16. Theoretical Distributions:

Random variables, Discrete and Continuous Random variables, Expectation of a discrete random variable, Theoretical Distributions: Binomial Distribution, Poisson distribution – basic application and Normal Distribution – basic applications.

17. Correlation and Regression:

Scatter diagram, Karl Pearson’s Coefficient of Correlation Rank Correlation, Regression lines, Regression equations, Regression

18. Index Numbers:

Uses of Index Numbers, Problems involved in construction of Index Numbers, Methodsof construction of Index BSE SENSEX and NSE.


To develop an understanding of the concepts and theories of Economics and  to acquire the ability foraddressing application-oriented issues.

1. Introduction to Business Economics

Meaning and scope of Business Economics.

Basic Problems of an Economy and Role of Price Mechanism.

2. Theory of Demand and Supply

Meaning and Determinants of Demand, Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand – Price, Income andCross Elasticity.

Theory of Consumer’s Behaviour –Indifference Curve approach.

Meaning and Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply and Elasticity of Supply, Market Equilibrium andSocial Efficiency.

3. Theory of Production and Cost

Meaning and Factors of Production, Short Run and Long Run.

Law of Production – The Law of Variable Proportions and Laws of Returns to Scale,

Producer’s Equilibrium.

Concepts of Costs – Short-run and long-run costs, Average and  Marginal Costs, Total, Fixed andVariable Costs.

4. Price Determination in Different Markets

Market Structures: Perfect Competition, Monopoly and Monopolistic Competition. Using Game Theory tostudy Oligopoly.

Price Determination in these Markets.

Price- Output Determination under different Market Forms.

5. Determination of National Income
  1. Macro Economic Aggregates and Measurement of National
  2. Determination of National Income: Keynes’ Two Sector Basic Model, Three Sectors and Four
6. Business Cycles
  • Meaning
  • Phases
  • Features
  • Causes behind these Cycles
7. Public Finance
  1. Fiscal functions: An Overview, Centre and State
  2. Market Failure/ Government intervention to correct market
  3. Process of budget making: Sources of Revenue, Expenditure Management, and Management ofPublic
  4. Fiscal
8.  Money Market
  1. Concept of Money
  2. Important theories of Demand for
  3. Concept of Money Supply, Cryptocurrency and other new
  4. Monetary
9. International Trade
  1. Theories of International Trade including theories of intra-industry trade by
  2. Trade Policy – The Instruments of Trade
  3. Trade
  4. Exchange Rates and its economic
  5. International Capital Movements: Foreign Direct
10. Indian Economy

(Before 1950- Chanakya and Nand Vansh, OECD Paper (1950- 1991), Basic knowledge1991


Candidates may register in Foundation Course after passing Class 10th Examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government or the State Government as equivalent thereto.
Foundation Examinations are held twice a year in the months of June and December.
Paper 1 & 2 are subjective type and Paper 3 & 4 are objective type.
Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer in objective type papers.
A student is declared to have passed the Foundation examination, if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers.
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