Download ICAI CA Foundation Study Material for May 21 Exams

About CA foundation

Students who are interested or willing to pursue CA course after +2 (class 12th) should register for CA foundation through online and appear for CA foundation exams.CA Foundation which is earlier known as CPT, is like an entrance exam to pursue CA course.CA foundation exams are held twice in a year with a gap of six months

Overview of CA foundation exams pattern

  • CA Foundation exam has four papers of which Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be of subjective type and Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be of objective type.
  • The objective type of questions will have negative marking for wrong answers. 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Students must secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers to clear the CA foundation exam(i,e; 200 out of 400 marks and min 40 marks in each paper).
  • CA Foundation exam is an offline exam and conducted twice a year. The question paper will be either in English or Hindi languages(based on medium opted by students) and the time duration of each paper will be 3 hours.
PaperMarks Distribution for paper
Principles and Practice of Accounting100
A. Business Laws 
B. Business correspondence & Reporting
60 marks
40 marks
A. Business mathematics
B. Logical reasoning 
C. Statistics
40 marks
20 marks
40 marks
A. Business Economics 
B. Business and commercial Knowledge
60 marks
40 marks

CA curriculum syllabus is designed inline with the current business environment, laws , standards, policies governing it which are dynamic in nature and undergo changes frequently, the syllabus also gets updated from attempt to attempt.The student has to go through the latest developments in th syllabus and through the materials provided by ICAIwhich are updated from time to time.The study material are web-hosted by the ICAI for ease of reading, students can download the same and prepare from exams.The below is the procedure to download the CA foundation study materials for upcoming exams, May 2021

Step 1 : Visit The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India website through the link

Step 2 : Select the BOS knowledge portal under students section as shown in the below image.

bos portal

Step 3 : On selection of “BOS knowledge Portal” the below page will be displayed.


Step 4: Click on the option “Foundation Course” from the list displayed.

bos knowledge portal

Upon selecting the Foundation course the below page is displayed.

Foundation Course

Step 5: Select paper 1 from the list displayed and the below page will appear where students can download the material for may exams.Accordingly students should select each paper separately in the previous page and download the material.Further the RTP’s, MTP,s can be downloaded therein which are useful for preparation.


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