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ICAI New Syllabus & Scheme – All You Need to Know in 2023

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ICAI NEW SYLLABUS & Scheme - All you need to know in 2023

My Dear Students,

You all know that The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI has proposed some big changes in the new syllabus and scheme for CA in 2023. In the latest update issued through their official website, ICAI has provided us a PDF that talks about all these changes. Today I am going to summarize all these changes and its impact on you as a CA student. At the end of this post, you will find a download link for the annotated PDF with all the major changes highlighted.

But before that, lets quickly go through all the important changes that you could see in the scheme and syllabus of Chartered Accountancy Course.

Good News For Students in the ICAI New Syllabus & Scheme in 2023

  • Reduction in number of Papers

    The number of papers in CA Final and CA Intermediate has been reduced from 8 to 6 respectively.

  • Validity of Registration

    The validity of registration has been amended. The entry to the course is now a bit harder while the exit has been made easier.

  • Study Period Reduced

    No need of 9 months Practical Training (Articleship) for direct entry students to CA Intermediate. Straightforward 8 months study period applicable for every CA Inter student.

  • Practical Training Time Reduced

    The tenure of practical training has been reduced from 3 years to 2 years in the new ICAI syllabus for 2023.

  • Open Book & Restricted Book Papers Introduced

    ICAI has decided to introduce open book and restricted book papers to the CA Final exams.

  • Finally the Exit Route is Here

    Once a student completes CA Intermediate and Articleship, he will be awarded a Business Accounting Associate Certificate.

  • Introduction of Mandatory Self Paced module

    ICAI has moved some papers to Self Paced Modules, which is nothing but Subjects that you can study at your own pace and choice. Just note that marks in these papers will not be added to your exams.

  • 100% Increase in Stipend

    ICAI has declared that the stipend given to students during articleship will be doubled. Well as a student, who doesn't want a little bit more in pocket money.

  • Major Changes in Exemption

    ICAI has introduced some major changes in exemption in CA Inter and CA Final. We will discuss this in detail, but rest assured there are some good news here for CA students.

Not so Good News For Students in the ICAI New Syllabus & Scheme in 2023

  • CA Foundation Passing Criteria

    The individual subject passing percentage has been increased from 40% to 50%. The aggregate passing percentage is still the same i.e. 50%.

  • Negative Marking is Back

    Negative marking has been introduced in CA Intermediate and CA Final exams.

  • Reduction in Number of Leaves

    The number of leaves a student can avail in CA Articleship has been reduced to ONLY 12 per year. So a total of 24 leaves granted in a span of 2 years.

Detailed analysis of ICAI new syllabus & Scheme in 2023 by Prof Abhijeet Tiwari

Alright. Now you have a fairly good idea about the changes that we could see in the curriculum of ICAI. To understand these changes in more detail, watch the YouTube Video below. Here Prof. Abhijeet Tiwari has discussed each and every change from a student’s point of view.

Final words

ICAI has made some really encouraging decisions under the proposed syllabus and scheme for CA curriculum. Though there are some tough calls as well, but who knows those could be blessings in disguise. So now the burning question is

Is this new Syllabus & Scheme good for you?

We always believe that a change is neither good nor bad, but our approach towards adapting to it Makes it or Break it. If you are focussed in your studies and ready to give your 100%, then every change detailed in this article will take you one step closer to become a Chartered Accountant. So, pull up your socks and welcome the changes that ICAI has proposed for the year 2023.

Thats it for today. See you soon in the next post. Do not forget to share your opinions in the comments section.

Signing Off.

Team LectureKart.


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On July 1st, 1949, an act of Parliament gave birth to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Founded a year before the Constitution of the country was formalized, the ICAI counts itself among the oldest professional institutions in the country. It is the second largest professional accounting and finance body in the world in terms of members, with a current roster of about 2.5 lakhs members.

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How To Write Amazing Answers in CA CS CMA Subjective Exam Papers

How To Write Amazing Answers in CA CS CMA Subjective Papers by CS Aditi Pant

Write flawless answers in CA CS CMA Subjective Papers

Scoring good marks in subjective papers of CA, CS and CMA is not just about knowledge, but also how you go about writing your answers. The way you present your answers on paper plays a big role in your final score. ICAI, ICSI & ICMAI expect you to write answers that not only read great but look great too.

Thorough studies fetch you marks in the range of 40-45, but good presentation takes you to 60+ marks OR EXEMPTION in your papers.

In this article I will teach you how to write knowledgeable and eye pleasing answers in your upcoming exams of CA, CS and CMA. Note that these techniques are equally relevant for OLD & NEW syllabus of ICSI, ICAI & ICMAI.

OK. Lets start.

The techniques discussed here can be divided into three sections, which I will discuss one by one:

  1. Theoretical Questions
  2. Practical Questions
  3. Case Study based Questions

8 Tips To Write Perfect answers for theoretical questions

Tip 1

First step is to mandatorily leave and draw margins on both sides of paper.

Tip 2

Answers should be written in point format with maximum 2 to 3 sentences in one point. Avoid long paragraphs and sentences.

Tip 3

Leave sufficient space between two points or paragraphs. Inculcate the habit of writing one answer in one page, even if the answer is over in half page. If your answer is broken/divided in two pages then it gives the impression of half answer to the paper checker. Your job is to make paper reading and checking easy for checker.

Tip 4

Every answer/point/paragraph has some important words or legal jargons. Underline them wherever possible. This makes paper checker’s work easier. Underlining the words or jargons shows your confidence and can lead you to fetch more marks.

Tip 5

Quote the Case Laws, whenever possible. I believe in simple funda,


Make sure that you quote correct Case Laws. Giving reference of wrong Case Laws may lead to loosing marks.

Tip 6

Quote the Act with the year. Always remember that you quote the correct and relevant Act along with correct year or else you will end up loosing marks.

Tip 7

Emphasize more on Quality rather than Quantity. Remember ICAI, ICSI & ICMAI are Professional Bodies and they expect quality and to the point answers from you.

Tip 8

Quote the Sections, Clauses, Standards (Auditing/Accounting/Secretarial) only when you are confident about them. IF you are not sure then DON’T QUOTE IT AT ALL.

4 Tips To Write Precise answers for Practical Questions

Tip 1

As suggested earlier, leave and draw margins on both sides of paper, even if it is practical subject.

Tip 2

Have clear understanding of the various measurements/units/currencies asked in the questions. Many students get confused in this and while writing answers interchange the same. Do not leave to the imagination of paper checker for what the numbers represent in your working notes and final answer. For example, if the entire question is calculated on the basis of percentages then make sure to mention percentages everywhere. Also double underline your final answer.

Tip 3

Always write the Formulas clearly if the question demands so and preferably box the formula.

Tip 4

Always try to attempt the full paper as it increases your chances of making the average. Even if you are not fully confident about the answer, try to attempt the question as much as possible. As the saying goes, “Something is better than nothing”. Same funda applies here. Never leave a question blank. Write something (obviously logical and related to the topic asked in the question) because provision of marks for step marking are there in professional papers.

Case Study based Questions


Find all the possible data and facts related to the case study and write it down in point-wise manner.


Use the facts and figures gathered in previous step to analyze the case from logical point of view. Make sure that you are not making any unwanted assumptions


Always end your answer with a Conclusion, where you explain the outcome of your analysis to the examiner. This leaves a good impression on your paper checker.

For an in-depth approach on HOW TO ATTEMPT CASE STUDY BASED QUESTIONS, click on the link at the end of this article. The link will take you to an amazing article written by CS Midhas Purohit on attempting case study based questions.

Final Words

It may seem daunting at first to keep so many things in mind while writing answers. But, all of this will come to you naturally if you practice these techniques on a daily basis. Initially you will make mistakes for sure. So just keep trying to learn from your mistakes and always read your answers twice after writing them. Highlight your shortcoming and rework on them. And a day will come when you will observe that your answers are almost PERFECT.

If you like this article then share it with your friends. If you have any doubt then leave a comment and I will try to answer them as soon as possible.

Happy learning 😊

CS Aditi Pant

P.S. The video version of this article is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below.

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Students call her "The Ocean of Knowledge" and she is a Serial Degree Grabber. As of now, she is a Practicing CS, LL.B, M.A.Eco (Gold Medal), M.Com, B.Com, M.A. English, M.A.Political Science and various diplomas from Wesleyan University, Duke University, Western Reserve University, University of Toronto & University of Melbourne. With 10+ years of teaching experience under her belt, she is among the best teachers across India for:

  • Chartered Accountancy
    • Foundation: Business Economics | Business & Commercial Knowledge
    • Inter: Economics for Finance | Auditing & Assurance
    • Final: Advanced Auditing & Professional Ethics
  • Company Secretary
    • Executive: Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws | Securities Laws and Capital Market
    • Professional: Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances | Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliance & Remedies | Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
  • Cost Management Accountancy
    • Foundation: Fundamentals of Economics & Management
    • Inter: Laws & Ethics | Company Accounts & Audit
    • Final: Corporate Laws & Compliances

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