CA CPT (CA Foundation) New Course & Syllabus 2017 & Applicability Details


Few months back ICAI had announced that CA syllabus is going to change from what it is now. CPT is also going to change at the fundamental level. The details of CA CPT new course and CPT new syllabus 2017 and it’s probably applicability is given below.

CA CPT got new name, i.e. CA Foundation.

As CA CPT has got the new name, we will take it as CA Foundation new course 2017. All updates and details about CA Foundation is given below. Read it carefully and share this article with your friends to also let them to know about these details.

CA Foundation


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CA Foundation New Course 2017

Under the Foundation Course Route, the following steps are required

1. Register with Board of Studies (BoS) after appearing in Class XII till June 30/Dec 31.

2. Be eligible to appear for Foundation examination after passing Class XII examination. The first Foundation examination can be taken in November/May, as applicable, following passing of Class XII examination.

3. Qualify Foundation Course.


4. Register with the BoS for the Intermediate Course.

5. Complete 8 months of study

6. Appear and Pass in either or both Groups of Intermediate Course

7. Successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) before commencement of the practical training

8. Register for Three years Practical Training on passing either or both the Groups of Intermediate.

9. Register for the Final Course after qualifying both the Groups of Intermediate Course.

10. Successfully complete Four Weeks Advanced ICITSS during the last two years of Practical Training.

11. Complete Practical Training.

12. Appear in Final examination after completion of practical training and Advanced ICITSS.

13. Become Member.

Note‬: ICAI has decided in principle the above mentioned Scheme. However, the scheme will be notified in the official Gazette in due course.

CA CPT (CA Foundation) New Syllabus 2017

Total number of papers – 4

Paper 1: Principles and Practices of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2*: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper 3: Mercantile Law & General English (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Mercantile Law (60 Marks)
  • Part II: General English (40 Marks)

Paper 4*: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

*Paper 2 and Paper 4 will be Objective type papers

Note :

1. Passing percentage:Aggregate- 50% and Subject-wise- 40% at one sitting.

2. Objective type question of I or more marks.

3. Examination: In the month of November and May after passing Class XII

CA Foundation 2017 New Syllabus Probable Applicability

Until it’s approved by CG, the new CA CPT/Foundation 2017 will not be applicable, and till date it is not approved, so if it is approved in 2017, then it may apply from 2017 onwards.

For All major changes, check at: 
CA IPCC New Syllabus 2017 & It’s Probable Applicability
CA Final New Syllabus 2017 & It’s Applicability Details

CA CPT Old Scheme Vs CA Foundation New Scheme Syllabus

Old Scheme New Scheme
CA CPT CA Foundation
200 Marks 400 Marks
Fundamental of Accounting(60 Marks)


Principles and Practices of Accounting(100 Marks)


Mercantile Law (40 Marks)Objective Mercantile Law (60 Marks = ICA + SOGA + PA = 45 Marks + LLP + Companies Act = 15 Marks) and General English (40 Marks)Subjective
General Economics (50 Marks)Objective Business Economics (60 Marks) and Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)Objective
Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)Objective Business Mathematics (40 Marks), Logical Reasoning (20 Marks) and Business Statistics (40 Marks)Objective

Stay tuned with us for the further updates.

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