CA FOUNDATION 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : 4th June 2019 To 11th June 2019
Result Date : 27th June 2019

CA Foundation Exam Pattern 2019

The detailed analysis of CA Foundation exam pattern 2019 is discussed below. You are advised to go through it thoroughly so as to have an insight into the CA Foundation question paper and accordingly you can formulate your study plan.

  • CA Foundation exam is going to be conducted in May 2019 (tentative). ICAI will release the official notification and all the eligible candidates will be able to apply for the exam from February 2019.

  • CA Foundation exam was previously called a CA – CPT exam.

  • Each paper carries 100 marks and the maximum duration is 3 hours.

  • Paper 3 and paper 4 have the negative marking scheme and 1/4th of the marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • 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 2019 exam.

CA Foundation 2019 Exam Pattern


CA Foundation 2019

Conducting Body

Institute Of Chartered Accountant Of India (ICAI)

Level of Exam

National Level

Frequency of Exam

Twice a Year ( May and December)

Mode Of Exam


Mode of Registration


Number of Papers



3 hours for each paper

Negative marks 

Only for Paper 3 and 4 (0.25), i.e is 1/4th of marks

Basic Eligibility

Passed Class 12 or Appearing for Class 12 in Current Year


Graduates and Post Graduates or Candidates with Equivalent Qualification

Official Website

Difficulty level


CA Foundation 2019 Marks Distribution

The papers of the exam are listed below:

  • Paper 1: Principles And Practice Of Accounting (100 Marks)

  • Paper 2: Business Laws And Business Correspondence

    Business Laws (60 Marks)

    Business Correspondence And Reporting (40 Marks)

  • Paper 3: Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning And Statistics

    Business Mathematics (40 Marks)

    Logical Reasoning(20 Marks)

    Statistics (40 Marks)

  • Paper 4: Business Economics And Business & Commercial Knowledge

    Business Economics (60 Marks)

    Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)



 Principles And Practice Of Accounting


 Business Laws And Business Correspondence

Business Laws- 60

Business correspondence -40

Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning And Statistics 

Business Mathematics- 40

 Logical Reasoning- 20

Statistics- 40 

 Business Economics And Business & Commercial Knowledge

Business Economics- 60 

 Business and Commercial Knowledge- 40



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