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Overview

CA foundation question paper and its contents have constantly remained a topic of intensive discussion among students and coaches. It happens so because everyone understands that reviewing question paper patterns and subject-wise distribution will reveal mark-scoring secrets. This will greatly improve the ability of students to give their best performance.

This is the reason why we at IndigoLearn analyze previous year's question papers extensively to create the right material and mock question papers for the CA foundation. Such analysis, combined with visual intensive classes leaves a lasting impression, enabling our students to ace the CA foundation exams with fantastic marks. 

If you want to take advantage of the benefits we offer, you can always reach out to us. You may also choose to check out some of our free materials in our app 1FIN. 

Pattern of CA Foundation Question Paper

Now let’s quickly look at the pattern of the question paper.

As mentioned earlier, understanding the pattern of CA foundation question papers will give you an advantage in scoring higher marks and a better rank. 

As we know, paper 1 and paper 2 are subjective-based questions whereas paper 3 and paper 4 are objective (MCQ) based questions. Paper 3 and paper 4 will also have a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every wrong answer. 

The exam duration for papers 1 & 2 is 3 hours and you will get 15 minutes of reading time before the start. It will be wise to read all the questions quickly before you start answering the questions. For papers 3 & 4, the exam duration is 2 hours each and you will not get any additional 15 minutes time to read through the paper. 

Now let’s look at the marks distribution of the CA foundation question paper.

CA Foundation Mark Distribution

Paper #

Paper Name

Sections

Marks Distribution

1

Principles And Practice Of Accounting

-

100

2

Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting

Section A: Business Laws

60

Section B: Business Correspondence And Reporting

40

3

Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics

Section A: Business Mathematics

40

Section B: Logical Reasoning

20

Section C: Statistics

40

4

Business Economics And Business & Commercial Knowledge

Section A: Business Economics

60

Section B: Business and Commercial Knowledge

40

Section-wise Weightage

Here’s the section-wise weightage of each section. 

CA Foundation Section-wise Weightage

Paper Name

Sections

Contents

Weightage

Paper 1: Principles And Practice Of Accounting

I

Theoretical Framework

5% - 10%

II

Accounting Process

25% - 30%

Bank Reconciliation Statement

Inventories

Concept and Accounting of Depreciation

III

Accounting for Special Transactions

15% - 20%

IV

Financial Accounts of Sole Proprietors

30% - 40%

Partnership Accounts

Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations

V

Introduction to Company Accounts

10% - 15%

Paper 2: Business Laws (Section A)

I

The Indian Contract Act, 1872

25% - 35%

II

The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

20% - 25%

III

The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

20% - 25%

IV

The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008

5% - 10%

V

The Companies Act, 2013

15% - 20%

Paper 2: Business Correspondence and Reporting (Section B)

I

Communication

10% - 15%

II

Sentence Types and Vocabulary

20% - 30%

Vocabulary, Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal Verbs, Collocations, and Idioms

III

Comprehension Passages and Note Making

20% - 30%

IV

Introduction to Basic Writing

35% - 40%

Precis Writing

Article Writing

Report Writing

Writing Formal Letters

Writing Formal Mails

Resume Writing

Meetings

Paper 3: Business Mathematics (Part A)

I

Ratio and Proportion, Indices and Logarithms

20% - 30%

Equations and Matrices

Linear Inequalities

II

Time Value of Money

30% - 40%

III

Permutations and Combinations

30% - 50%

Sequence and Series

Sets, Relations, and Functions

Basic Applications of Differential and Integral Calculus, Applications of Marginal Cost and Marginal Revenue etc.,

Paper 3: Logical Reasoning (Part B)

I

Number Series Coding and Decoding and Odd Man Out

60% - 70%

Direction Tests

Seating Arrangements

II

Blood Relations

30% - 40%

Syllogism

Paper 3: Statistics (Part C)

I

Statistical Representation of Data

45% - 50%

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

II

Probability

25% - 30%

Theoretical Distributions

III

Correlation and Regression

10% - 15%

IV

Index Numbers and Time Series

10% - 15%

Paper 4A: Business Economics

I

Introduction to Business Economics

15% - 20%

II

Theory of Demand and Supply

35% - 40%

Theory of Production and Cost

III

Price Determination in Different Markets

25% - 30%

IV

Business Cycles

15% - 20%

Paper 4B: Business & Commercial Knowledge

I

Business and Commercial Knowledge

15% - 18%

II

Business Environment

15% - 18%

III

Business Organizations

15% - 20%

IV

Government Policies for Business Growth

15% - 18%

V

Organizations Facilitating Business

15% - 18%

VI

Common Business Terminologies

15% - 18%

Sample CA Foundation Question Papers

Practicing on a sample question paper based on the above pattern and distribution will improve your problem solving skills as well as confidence. You can get access to all previous years question papers as well as mock/sample question papers at IndigoLearn’s question papers section. You can also find the keys and answers so you can practice as many times as you can. 

Practice & Attempt Question Papers in Pure Exam Conditions

You should practice and solve at least 2-3 mock tests, as well as the sample papers, in pure exam conditions. The benefit of doing so is you will gain confidence first and foremost; and then your speed of solving will increase. You will also learn the ability to handle exam pressure and stay calm.

Once you attempt these mock tests, you will realize the subjects that you may have missed. This will push you to learn all the subjects, making you all the more prepared and ready for the exam.

Do Not Be Afraid - Get The Right Help

We will not be surprised if you are scared with all this vast material and the breakdown of question papers. But the fact is you don’t have to be scared as we’re here to help you. 

Reach out to us at your earliest convenience and we will give you the right guidance. In the meanwhile, download our app 1FIN and get started on your CA journey.

FAQs

  • Is CA Foundation easy to pass?

Yes, if you get the right support, it will be a cakewalk. With our interactive and visual-based learning material, we can assure you that it will be easy. 

  • Which type of questions are asked in the CA Foundation exam?

You will have both subjective and objective questions.

  • Is CA foundation maths difficult?

If you were good in math through your schooling then you shouldn't find it that difficult. However, even if you do, we can help you get good at it.

  • What are the passing marks for CA Foundation?

Candidates must score a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of  50% marks in aggregate of all the papers to pass the CA foundation exam.

  • Is maths compulsory for CA?

Yes, it most certainly is.