CA Foundation Books 2021: Best Books for CA Foundation Preparation

Exam Date

Jun 24, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Commerce


Since the new syllabus is just introduced, it is the ICAI only who best knows the level of the syllabus. Other authors are going to first study the ICAI material to launch a book of their own. Then, they will study the MTPs, etc. to improve their books. So, to get an excellent book other than Study Material for CA Foundation you have to wait for a few attempts. 

CA Foundation Reference Book and Study Material

There are some of the books that could be suggested to go through and possess relevant topics. These books can be used for practising the exercises and mock tests. These Reference Books for CA Foundation 2021 are very helpful for the aspirants who want to do perform the best in CA Foundation Exam 

The table mentioned below lists some important reference books for CA Foundation exam Recommended by ICAI, which is as per the Syllabus of CA Foundation. Candidates can take the help of these books to prepare for the CA Foundation. 

CA Foundation Reference Books 
Sections Topics Author  Cover image of Book
Section A Fundamentals of Accounting  
CPT Grewal's Accountancy by M.P Gupta & B.M Aggarwal
CPT Grewal's Accountancy by M.P Gupta & B.M Aggarwal 
Fundamentals of Accounting for CA CPT By P.C Tulsian and Bharat Tulsian
Fundamental of Accounting for CA CPT By P.C Tulsian and Bharat Tulsian 
Fundamentals of Accounting (CA CPT) by D.G. Sharma
Fundamentals of Accounting (CA CPT) by D.G. Sharma 
Section B Mercantile Laws  
Mercantile Laws for CA CPT by P C Tulsian Edition
Mercantile Laws for CA CPT by P C Tulsian Edition 
CPT Mercantile Law Study material by ICAI
CPT Mercantile Law Study material by ICAI 
Mercantile Law by M.C.Kucchal and Vivek Kucchal
Mercantile Law by M.C.Kucchal and Vivek Kucchal 
Section C General Economics  
General Economics by PM Salwan & Pranjal B Deshpande
General Economics by P M Salwan & Pranjal B Deshpande 
General Economics study material by ICAI
General Economics study material by ICAI 
General Economics by S.K.Agarwal
General Economics study material by ICAI 
Section D Quantitative Aptitude  
Quantitative Aptitude by Dr T.Padma and K.C.P Rao
Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. T.Padma and K.C.P Rao 

Best books for CA Foundation will be made available at the official website of ICAI. Registered users can get the books delivered at their place for free since the registration fees include the fees for the books. Not- Registered candidates can also purchase the books online. In case the books aren’t according to the latest syllabus, ICAI will update it and make it available as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can refer to the CA Foundation Reference books mention above in the table with the cover image of the book.

How To Download CA Foundation Study Material From ICAI?

Students can access the free CA Foundation Study Material in PDF for all the 4 papers of the CA Foundation Exam. Let’s go through the step by step process to know how to download the CA Foundation Study Material.

  • Step 1: Visit the official Website of ICAI
  • Step 2:  A page will appear with all the 4 papers listed. Click on any one of the 4 papers.
  • Step 3: A new page appears, now click on “Study Material
  • Step 4: Chapters-wise topics will be listed. Click on any topic to get the study material as PDF.

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