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ABC Analysis for Final subjects

CA-FINAL AUDIT (old and new course)

Topic wise in order of preference (Except SAs):-

1. Professional Ethics

2. The Company Audit also covered AS too.

3. Audit Report

4. Audit of Banks

5. Audit Under Fiscal Laws

6. Special Audit Assignment

7. Audit under CIS

8. Risk Assessment and Internal Control

9. Audit of General Insurance Companies

10. Special Audit Assignments

11. Audit Strategy, Planning and Programming

12. Other Misc. topics

ABC Analysis according to trend of marks allocations

Category Topics Weightage

A Professional Ethics, The Company Audit, Audit 40-50 Marks
Report, More stress on current amendments like
Caro etc
B SAs with AS, Audit of Banks, Audit Under Fiscal 50-60 marks
Laws, Special Audit Assignment, Audit under CIS,
Risk Assessment and Internal Control

Audit of General Insurance Companies, Special

C 10-20 marks
Audit Assignments, Audit Strategy, Planning and
Programming, Other Misc. topics etc

Financial reporting (old and new

You have to decide a proper time management for each chapter and also follow
the following preference order for good preparation.

1. Value Added Statements -Economic Value Added, Market Value Added,

Shareholders’ Value Added

2. Share Based Payments – Sums on ESOP, ESPS etc

3. Miscellaneous Topics – Financial Reporting by Mutual funds, Non-banking

finance companies, Merchant bankers, Stock and commodity market
intermediaries , Human Resource Accounting
4. Valuation of Goodwill, Shares, Business, Brands etc
5. Corporate Restructuring – sums on capital reduction, demerger, buy back etc
6. Accounting for Financial Instruments+(AS 30,31,32)-Sums on forex, derivative,
call /put options etc
7. Amalgamation
8. Consolidated Financial Statements (Holding Company)

There is also a ABC analysis of Accounting Standards –

Category A AS 15,16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28

Category B AS 2, 11, 12, 13, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32
Category C AS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

CA Final SFM Chapter wise weightage (old and new
Section I (5 Marks to 10 Marks)

1. Financial Policy and Corporate Strategy

(i) Strategic decision making framework

(ii) Interface of Financial Policy and strategic management

(iii) Balancing financial goals vis-à-vis sustainable growth.

2. Indian Financial System

(i) Introduction to Financial Market

(ii) Role of Financial Market in Economic Development

3. Risk Management

(i) Identification of types of Risk faced by an organisation

(ii) Evaluation of Financial Risks

(iii) Value at Risk (VAR)

(iv) Evaluation of appropriate method for the identification and management of financial risk.

Section II (20 Marks to 30 Marks)

4. Security Analysis

(i) Fundamental Analysis

(ii) Technical Analysis

(a) Meaning

(b) Assumptions

(c) Theories and Principles

(d) Charting Techniques

(e) Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) Analysis

5. Security Valuation

(i) Theory of Valuation

(ii) Role of Financial Market in Economic Development

(iii) Return Concepts

(iv) Equity Risk Premium

(v) Required Return on Equity

(vi) Discount Rate Selection in Relation to Cash Flows

(vii) Approaches to Valuation of Equity Shares

(viii) Valuation of Preference Shares

(ix) Valuation of Debentures/ Bonds

6. Portfolio Management

(i) Portfolio Analysis

(ii) Portfolio Selection

(iii) Capital Market Theory

(iv) Portfolio Revision

(v) Portfolio Evaluation

(vi) Asset Allocation

(vii) Fixed Income Portfolio

(viii) Risk Analysis of Investment in Distressed Securities

(ix) Alternative Investment Strategies in context of Portfolio Management

Section III (20 Marks to 25 Marks)

7. Securitization

(i) Introduction

(ii) Concept and Definition

(iii) Benefits of Securitization

(iv) Participants in Securitization

(v) Mechanism of Securitization

(vi) Problems in Securitization

(vii) Securitization Instruments

(viii) Pricing of Securitization Instruments

(ix) Securitization in India

8. Mutual Funds

(i) Meaning

(ii) Evolution

(iii) Types

(iv) Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Fund

9. Derivatives Analysis and Valuation

(i) Forward/ Future Contract

(ii) Options

(iii) Swaps

(iv) Commodity Derivatives

Section IV (20 Marks to 30 Marks)

10. Foreign Exchange Exposure and Risk Management

(i) Exchange rate determination

(ii) Foreign currency market

(iii) Management of transaction, translation and economic exposures

(iv) Hedging currency risk

(v) Foreign exchange derivatives – Forward, futures, options and swaps

11. International Financial Management

(i) International Capital Budgeting

(ii) International Working Capital Management

12. Interest Rate Risk Management

(i) Interest Rate Risk

(ii) Hedging Interest Rate Risk

Section V (10 Marks to 15 Marks)

13. Corporate Valuation

(i) Conceptual Framework of Valuation

(ii) Approaches/ Methods of Valuation

14. Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

(i) Conceptual Framework

(ii) Rationale

(iii) Forms

(iv) Mergers and Acquisitions

(v) Divestitures
(vi) Ownership Restructuring

(vii) Cross Border Mergers

Section VI (5 Marks to 10 Marks)

15. International Financial Centre (IFC)

(i) Constituents of IFC

(ii) Islamic Finance

16. Startup Finance

(i) Introduction including Pitch Presentation

(ii) Sources of Funding

(iii) Start up India Initiative

17. Small & Medium Enterprises

(i) Introduction: Market Size, Employment Generation and Contribution to GDP

(ii) Financing: Expansion of SMEs

(iii) Listing SMEs

Topic wise in order of preference :

1. Dividend Policy

2. Leasing

3. Merger, Acquisitions and Restructuring

4. Forex Management

5. Financial Services

6. Mutual Fund

7. Security Analysis

8. Derivatives

9. Portfolio
10. Capital Budgeting

ABC Analysis according to trend of marks allocations

Category Topics Weightage

A Dividend, Leasing, Merger, Forex, Mutual Fund 40-50 Marks
B Financial Services, Security analysis, Theory 30-40 marks
C Derivatives, Portfolio and Capital budgeting etc 20-30 marks

Corporate and Allied Laws

Topic wise in order of preference :-

Appointment & qualification of directors and Appointment & remuneration of

managerial personnel

2 Accounts and audit

3 Meetings of board and its power

4 Dividend

5 The SEBI

6 Banking, Insurance, SRFAESI etc

7 Winding up

8 Compromises, arrangements and amalgamations

9 Prevention of oppression and mismanagement

10 FEMA, Competition Act

11 Other Miscellaneous topic

ABC Analysis according to trend of marks allocations

Category Topics Weightage

A Appointment & qualification of directors and 50-60 Marks

Appointment & remuneration of managerial
personnel,Accounts and audit, Meetings of board and
its power
B Dividend, The SEBI, Banking, Insurance, SRFAESI etc, , 40-50 marks
Compromises, arrangements and amalgamations,
Prevention of oppression and mismanagement,
Winding up,
C FEMA, Competition Act, Interpretation of Statutes, 20-30 marks
Deeds and documents, Money Laundering and Other
Miscellaneous topic

Corporate and Economic laws

PART – 1 Corporate Laws ( 70 Marks )
Section – {A} Company Law
Section – I ( 21 Marks to 25 Marks )
1. Appointments and Qualification of Directors
2. Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel
3. Meeting of Board and its Power

Section – II ( 11 Marks to 14 Marks)

4. Inspection, Inquiry and Investigation
5. Compromises, Arrangement and Amalgamations
6. Prevention of Oppression and Mismanagement

Section – III ( 3 Marks to 7 Marks )

7. Winding up
8. Producer Companies

Section – IV ( 7 Marks to 11 Marks )

9. Companies incorporated outside India
10. Miscellaneous Provisions

Section – V ( 7 Marks to 11 Marks )

11. Compounding of offence, Adjudication, Special Courts
12. National Company of Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal

Section – {B} Securities Law

Section – ( 11 Marks to 14 Marks)

1. The Securities Contract (Regulation) Act, 1956 ( SCRA ) and The Securities Contract (
Regulation) Act, 1957:
2. The Securities Exchange Boards of India Act, 1992

PART – 2 Economic Law (30 Marks )

Section – I ( 8 Marks to 11 Marks )

1. The Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA)
2. Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest
Act, 2002
Section – II ( 5 Marks to 8 Marks )
3. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA)

Section – III ( 5 Marks to 8 Marks )

4. The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
5. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Section – III ( 8 Marks to 11 Marks )

6. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy code, 2016

Advanced Management Accounting

Topic wise in order of preference :-

1. Transportation Problem

2. Linear Programming


4. Simulation

5. Learning Curve

6. Developments in the Business Environment

7. Budget & Budgetary Control

8. Pricing Decision & Transfer pricing

9. Cost Concepts in Decision making

10. CVP Analysis and Decision making

11. Standard Costing

ABC Analysis according to trend of marks allocations

Category Topics Weightage

A Transportation Problem, Liner Programming, 50-60 Marks
Network Analysis, Simulation, Learning Curve,
Developments in the Business Environment
B Budget & Budgetary Control, Pricing Decision & 30-40 marks
Transfer pricing, Theory portion
C Cost Concepts in Decision making, CVP Analysis 30-35 marks
and Decision making and Standard Costing etc

Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation(new

and old course)

S.No. Content Weight age Marks

1. Basis of Charge, Residential Status, Income which do 35%-45% 25-32 Marks
not form part of total income, heads of income,
income of other person included in assessee’s total
income, aggregation of income, set-off and carry
forward of losses, deductions from gross total
income, rebates and reliefs

2. Special Provisions Relating to companies and certain

persons other than a company.
3. Provisions Relating to Charitable and religious trusts 5%-10% 4-7 Marks
and institutions, political parties and electoral trusts.
4. Tax Planning, Tax Avoidance & Tax Evasion. 5%-10% 4-7 Marks
5. Collection & Recovery of Tax, Refunds. 15%-20% 11-14 Marks
6. Income-Tax Authorities, Procedure for assessment, 15%-25% 11-18 Marks
Appeals and Revision

7. Settlement of Tax Cases, Penalties, Offences &

8. Liability in Special Cases 5%-10% 4-7 Marks
9. Miscellaneous Provisions and Other Provisions


S.No. Content Weight Marks

1. Taxation of International Transactions and Non- 60%-70% 18-21
resident taxation Marks

(i) Provisions of the Income Tax Act 1961, including-

(a) Specific Provisions Relating to Non- Residents
(b) Double Taxation Relief
(c) Transfer Pricing and Other Anti-Avoidance Measures
(d) Advance Rulings

(ii) Equalization Levy

2. Overview of Model Tax Conventions – OECD & UN 30%-40% 9-12 Marks

3. Applications and interpretation of tax treaties

4. Fundamentals of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

CA Final ISCA Important Questions Chapters / Topics

Questions Marks

Business Governance Dimension 5 Marks

IT Steering Committee 5 Marks

COBIT 5 Enablers 6 Marks

Management Practices for Evaluating Internal Control 4 Marks

MIS and its Limitations 5 Marks

Components of an EIS 4 Marks

Transaction Processing Systems 5 Marks

Preventive Vs Boundary Controls 5 Marks

Data Integrity Policies 4 Marks

Cyber Fraud Techniques 5 Marks

Asynchronous Attacks 4 Marks

Trojan Horse, Worms and Time Bomb 4 Marks

Objectives of BCP 5 Marks

Emergency Vs Recovery Plan 4 Marks

Hot Ste Vs Warn Site 4 Marks

DRP Document Features 5 Marks

Spiral Vs Waterfall Model 5 Marks

SDLC 5 Marks

Characteristics of Good Coded Program 4 Marks

Black Box Vs White Box Testing 5 Marks

Activities involved in Successful conversion of IS 4 Marks

Types of IS Audits 5 Marks
Snapshots, Audit Hooks 4 Marks

Continuous Audit Techniques 5 Marks

Use of E-Records in Govt Organisations 5 Marks

Section 69 of IT Act 5 Marks

Vision of National Cyber Security Policy 2013 4 Marks

Service Strategy of ITIL 4 Marks

Private Cloud 5 Marks

SaaS Vs PaaS 5 Marks

BYOD, Web 3.0, Hybrid Cloud 4 Marks

Green IT 5 Marks

Security Issues in Cloud Computing 5 Marks