New CA Curriculum Syllabus from 2017 or 2018

New CPT, CA Final & CA IPCC Syllabus 2017, that is being revised by the ICAI will likely come into effect this year. There has been intense speculation among students as to when will this new revised syllabus of CA IPCC & CA final will come into effect. This also led to serious confusion among students.The new Revised CA Syllabus will not made applicable to old students immediately. The new CA course syllabus has already been approved by the ministry. Get ‘FinApp’ on Android for latest Updates.

New CA Syllabus Applicability Date

It is a known fact that, the syllabus of CA Course is being radically changed. We have been receiving numerous requests regarding the applicability of this new syllabus.

It is hereby clarified that, the new syllabus will likely come into effect only from May/June 2018 exams.

Students registered under existing syllabus will likely be given 2-3 attempts chance to pass the exams, after which the new syllabus will be made applicable.

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Students who registered under old syllabus will be given at least three attempts before making the new syllabus applicable to them.

Latest Update from ICAI President (31th Aug)

As you may be aware, CA profession is undergoing a rapid transformation and CA professionals are producing excellence in a variety of professional fields and spheres challenging the stereotype.

Emerging borderless economies, surge in IT development and resulting complexities, increasing emphasis on CSR, and, above all, increasing strategic importance of CA professionals as complete business solution provider, have all contributed to this transformation.

At ICAI, we are in the final stages of implementing a new scheme of education and training with an objective to prepare more competent, better equipped and more responsible generation of chartered accountants. Nelson Mandela said: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

In line with the relevant International Education Standards of IFAC, this new course curriculum has been designed to benchmark the Indian CA education with the best in the world and make our students and future members of the CA fraternity more competent and multifarious professionals, and enablers of compliance and fiscal discipline.

CA CPT Revised Syllabus

Paper 1 Principles and Practices of Accounting 100 Marks
Paper 2 (Part I) Mercantile Laws 60 Marks
Paper-2 (Part-II) General English 40 Marks
Paper 3 Business Mathematics Logical Reasoning and Statistics 100 Marks
Paper 4 Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge 100 Marks

CA IPCC Revised New Syllabus

 Paper 1  Accounting  100 Marks
 Paper 2  Corporate and Other Laws  100 Marks
 Paper  3  Cost Accounting  100 Marks
 Paper 4A  Direct Tax Laws  60 Marks
 Paper 4B  Indirect Tax Laws  40 Marks
 Paper 5  Advanced Accounting  100 Marks
 Paper 6  Auditing and Assurance  100 Marks
 Paper 7A  Financial Management  60 Marks
 Paper 7B  Business Economic Environment  40 Marks
 Paper 8A  Information Technology  60 Marks
 Paper 8B  Strategic Management  40 Marks

CA Final New Revised Syllabus

 Paper 1 Financial Reporting  100 Marks
 Paper 2 Strategic Financial Management  100 Marks
 Paper  3 Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics  100 Marks
 Paper 4A Corporate Laws  60 Marks
 Paper 4B Other Economic Laws  40 Marks
 Paper 5 Advanced Management Accounting  100 Marks
 Paper 6A Financial Services and Capital Markets  50 Marks
 Paper 6B Information Systems Control and Audit  50 Marks
 Paper 7A Advanced Direct Tax Laws  70 Marks
 Paper 7B International Taxation  30 Marks
 Paper 8B  Advanced Indirect Laws  100 Marks

Highlights of the New Revised CA Course

  • The President of ICAI, M.Devaraja Reddy, announced that the new CA Syllabus has been approved by the Corporate Affiars ministry and yet to be approved by the Law Affairs Ministry.
  • Once approved, it is likely to be made applicable from November 2017 exams. Existing students under old syllabus will be chance for few attempts before being converted to the new curriculum.
  • Under new syllabus, many changes were brought in all three levels i.e., CPT, IPCC and Final.
  • CPT will then be for 400 marks, with two theory and two objective type papers.
  • CA IPCC will have 8 subjects. Ethics and Communication part will be removed from Law Paper. Financial Management will then be moved to second group carrying 100 marks.
  • CA Final will have a new subject named ‘Capital Markets’ in the Second Group, for 50 Marks sharing the paper with ISCA.


  1. Sir, my exam of ca final in nov 2018. Kya new syllabus mujh pr applicable hoga. Because i want to join coaching classes now. Plz help me .


  3. Sir I passed cpt Dec 2016. I will attemot for group 1 in Nov 2017. Can I attemot the 2nd group under old syllabus in may 2018?

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