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CA IPCC Important Topics Questions Nov 2015 Chapters


CA IPCC: Important questions / Chapters / Topics for Nov 2015 exams, Preparation Tips of Group 1 Accounting, Law, Costing and FM and Taxation

(Extracts of notes by previous toppers)

Accounting Important Chapters, Questions:

Group-I Accounting is all about common sense. This is one of the important subjects, because, it helps a lot in securing the required aggregate marks in the group. A few recent facts are stated below:

On a sample survey of last four IPCC exams, it was found out that, if you take 100 students who have secured exemption in Group 1, among those 100, a staggering 60-70 number of exemptions have come from the Accounting subject.

In another survey of students who failed in the Nov 2013 exam but got an exemption in one or more subject, there are 68% students who have got their exemption only in Accounting.

The trick is choosing a wise material. Recent toppers have stated that, ICAI’s practice manual is the best and that’s what makes the difference.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Partnership – Retirement
  • Single Entry
  • Insurance for loss of Profit
  • AS 6,9 and 10

Law Ethics and Communication Important Topics:

We have conducted a survey of 160 students who have secured exemption in Law. Below are a few notes they have made:

Side-headings, Side-headings and Side-headings. 56% of the students have told the same thing. The importance of sub-headings. Once you write a suitable sub-heading, the examiner will have no need to go into the matter.

70% of the students have given the credit to Ethics and Communications.  Ethics and Communications have a comparatively very much smaller syllabus. Combined reading based on sub-headings have got them the success.

For Law, most of the students have credited the need of ICAI Practice Manual.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Meetings, Incorporation
  • Workplace Ethics, Ethics in Accounting and Finance
  • Communication channels and Ethics

Download Law, Ethics Notes for Revision

Costing and FM Important Chapters:

Recent stats say that, out of the students who have failed Group-1, 72% have failed in Costing and FM along with some other subject, and 46% students failed only in Costing and FM.

This subject has two shades. It has been a boon for a set of students and for some, it has been a curse.
So we decided to go deep into the matter and have inquired 300+ students, which includes students who have been failing this subject for at least two attempts and students who have got exemptions. We also extracted much needed info from a student from Vijayawada who scored 86 in this subject.

Almost all the students who succeeded in this have noted the same point, PRACTICING WITH PEN AND A BOOK. A close analysis of the preparation style of students who have been failing revealed that, most of them were just going through the questions and not putting them on to the paper.  Not just Seeing, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and PRACTICE. By looking at the book, it looks like everything is ok, but once you put the pen on the paper, it wont move after two steps.

Second point is the presentation. Costing is all about presentation. You may bring the solution, but unless you present it in a format, you are not going to score marks. We have obtained the certified copies of a few students which revealed the same.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Material Cost
  • Contract Costing
  • Marginal Costing
  • Joint and By Products (Theory)
Financial Management:
  • Cost of Capital
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Management of Working Capital

Taxation Important topics

Exam point of view, the first thing you need to start and finish is VAT, and then Service Tax and then move on to Income Tax.

There have been plenty of amendments in Service Tax and recent Practice Manual is well updated with all the changes and very good practical questions.

Most important point you should remember while preparing for Taxation is, NEVER READ A BULK OF SYLLABUS IN A SINGLE DAY. Taxation is a tricky subject who should be prepared over a period of time. Don’t finish topics in a single stretch. For that day you may feel like you got that but after a week, everything comes to the starting point. Slow and Steady.

Killer tip: Go though Amendments made in Finance Act, 2013. A minimum of 50-55 Marks will be covered from those topics only.

Important Chapters/Topics:

  • Residential status, Clubbing, House Property
  • ST: Valuation, POT, Returns
  • VAT: Calculation  and procedures
Important Theory Questions:
  • Service Tax @ Life Insurance business
  • Benefits of Composition scheme under VAT
  • Advance Payment of Tax on Capital Gains (5M)
  • Deduction u/s 80CCG
  • Section 197A (1F)
  • Service Tax on Vocational Course offered by Govt Org

Group -2:

Advanced Accounting Important Questions:

Students are advised to prepare the Advanced Accounting paper from ICAI's Study Material. Accounting Standards are good scoring topics. Use DS.Rawat book to prepare Accounting Standards and there are 99% chances that questions will be asked from the same.

Important Topics:

  • AS 4, 11, 26 (5M and 4M Questions)
  • Revised Schedule VI 
  • ESOP
  • Financial Statements of Electricity Companies
  • Dept. Accounts
  • Amalgamation of Firms

  • Auditing and Assurance Important Chapters, Topics:

    Auditing is a very tricky subject while preparing. Students should prepare for exam with special emphasis on certain chapters. Prepare the chapters in the order as listed out below:
    • Company Audit -1
    • Verification of Investments and Loans
    • Vouching of Payment of Taxes, Investments
    • SA 240, 402, 550, 570, 610, 720

    Information Technology and Strategic Management Imporant

    The biggest advantage of these two subjects is that, questions will be asked out of the Study Material only and no way ICAI will go out of the book. While answering the paper, Special emphasis must be given on Sub-headings. Appropriate side-headings will land you in 55-65 Marks zone.

    For the overall preparation, GIST is very essential, You will know the value of Gist only on the day of exam, when you are left with only hours and syllabus to be covered is huge. If you are too lazy to note down important points, its preferred to record them in your mobile. On the day of exam, just play all the points you recorded and your revision will be completed in a hour.

    Wishing the best for your preparation!!

    • CA IPCC Law Important Questions, Chapers, Topics
    • Accounts Important Questions, Chapters, Topics for CA IPCC exams
    • CA IPCC Tax important Sections, Chapters, Topics
    • CA IPCC Costing and FM Important Topics and chapters
    • CA IPCC Auditing Important
    • CA IPCC Advanced Accounts Important chapters
    • CA IPCC IT and SM important


    1. very useful..thank you very much

      1. It gave me an idea about which topic has to give more importance while preparation.. thank you-- chaitu

    2. no tips fr 2nd grp

    3. thank you very much for the tips

    4. very useful information thanks@rockers

    5. Superb Post! I wish i could have got this for my May-12...I request you to please have one for Final students as well!!

    6. Thank u so much. it is very useful.

    7. For the last 2 tyms i'm failing in costing fm only..ur post is really helpful 4 i know where i'm lacking..

    8. oh my god.absolutely true

    9. thanks alot...u pple are jus too good..:)

    10. And what about 2nd group

    11. its may be possible

    12. thank you..very much..

    13. great info tanq for it

    14. this post has boosted a lots of morale in me..thank you. love you

    15. Mera nov 2013 attempt h both groups abi tk m blanc hu kuch ni pda dar lg ra h m kaise stat kru..??


    16. Thank you, thank you, thank you..... Thanks a lot for this post..... It is so helpfull

    17. tips for group 2..??

    18. Really useful and true !!! But plz post tips for group 2 too .....waiting for it....

    19. please giv some details for group 2 also as it is equally important

    20. Sir what abt 2nd group?????????????

    21. we request you to provide important qns for g-2

    22. pls 2nd grp imp?

    23. plz post tips for 2nd group

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    25. thank u
      please provide the same for group II....

    26. great job..its really very usefull

    27. sir tips for 2nd group?

    28. thanq u for giving useful information

    29. thanks a lot.....for giving us a good information......

    30. Please reply what is GIST????

      1. Gist means, like a summary notes that students prepare during exam preparation, for quick revision before the exam day

    31. Very useful information thank you verymuch

    32. I plan to write group 1 and IT & SM in group it possible? ? How to register? ?

    33. Sir plllllllzzzz upload imp chapters and topics for accounts nud. Sf sir I if no tm I ent studty selective..pllllzzzzzze

    34. Gud I Try MY best thx for knowledge

    35. Gud I Try MY best thx for knowledge

    36. Gud I Try MY best thx for knowledge

      very useful..thank you very much

    38. are the selected subjects sure to come in examination? or only guses? however thanks for sharing idea

    39. what about practice manual for information technology and strategic management