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New ISCA Module for Final Nov 10

July 29, 2010 4 comments

Institute has finally announced that its New ISCA module will be applicable in Final New Course Nov 10 attempt.

Check the official notification at http://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=6172&c_id=121

It reads as follows:

Revised study material on Final (New) Course, Group –II, Paper 6: Information Systems Control and Audit – (29-07-2010)

The study material of Final (New) Course, Group –II, Paper 6: Information Systems Control and Audit (ISCA) was revised and printed in March, 2010. Students are advised to go through this revised study material of ISCA which is applicable for Nov 2010 examination. The printed copy of the study material is available at the sales counter of the Decentralised Offices. For the facility of the students, the soft copy of this revised material is also available on the Institute’s website under BoS Knowledge Portal which can be downloaded free of cost. Print and view facility is also available.
Director
Board of Studies

You can also download the soft copy of the module from the following link:

http://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=5778

Standard Costing Formulae & Graphical Presentation

March 20, 2010 2 comments

We have received a file containing Standard Costing Formulas & Graphical Presentation of the same from one of our subscribers  and found it to be quite useful for sharing it with our blog readers and channel subscribers.

Please see the link below:

Standard Costing Formulae

Please feel free to mail us feedback, any queries or contributions  @ cactushelp@gmail.com

We would be publishing useful contributions on the blog and our SMS Channels.

Information about amendments for May ’10 Final Exams

March 20, 2010 2 comments

ICAI has notified the applicability of The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2009 for PCE/IPCE for May, 2010. For Final Course, it has been clarified that Companies Bill, 2009, SEBI (Disclosure and Investor Protection) Guidelines, 2000 and SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009 will not be applicable. However, the amendments in Competition Act and Money Laundering Act will be applicable for May, 2010 exams for Final course.

Please find the summary of amendments below :

Presentation on AS-30,31 & 32

Recently CACTUS organised a 6 Hour seminar (open for all CA Final students) on recently introduced Accounting Standards 30,31 & 32 (Financial Instruments). The seminar was conducted by reknowned Central-India Faculty Sarthak Jain Sir.

We would like to share with all those who were not able to attend the seminar a comprehensive and self explanatory presentation covering all the basic concepts of the vast AS which are relevant from the view point of examination

Click here to download the material. AS 30_31_32 FORMATTED

Applicability of services for May and November 2010 examinations (PCC, IPCC & Final)

November 7, 2009 10 comments

ANNOUNCEMENT BY BOARD OF STUDIES OF ICAI (06-11-09) IMP

Applicability of services for May and November 2010 examinations:-

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE EXAMINATION

It is clarified that in Part –II : Service tax and VAT of Paper 5 : Taxation, students will not be tested on specific questions covering individual taxable services

INTEGRATED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE EXAMINATION

It is clarified that in Part –II : Service tax and VAT of Paper 4 : Taxation, students will be examined only in respect of the following taxable services:

1. Legal consultancy services

2. Mandap keeper’s services

3. Commercial training or coaching services

4. Information technology software services

5. Services in respect of membership of clubs or associations

FINAL EXAMINATIONS (BOTH EXISTING AND NEW)

Paper 8 : Indirect taxes/ Paper 8 : Indirect Tax Laws

It is clarified that in respect of taxable services covered in the syllabus of Paper 8 : Indirect taxes/ Paper  8 : Indirect Tax Laws, students will be examined only in respect of the following taxable services:

  • Intellectual Property Services

1. Franchise services

2. Intellectual property services

  • Financial services

3. Banking & other financial services

4. Credit rating agency’s services

5. Stock broking services

  • Transport of goods services

6. Goods transport agency’s services

7. Courier services

8. Mailing list compilation and mailing services

9. Transport of goods by air services

10. Clearing and forwarding services

11. Cargo handling services

12. Customs house agent’s services

13. Storage and warehousing services

14. Transport of goods through pipeline or other conduit

15. Transport of goods in containers by rail by any person, other than government railway

  • Professional Services

16. Practising chartered accountant’s services

17. Management or business consultancy services

18. Consulting engineer’s services

19. Scientific and technical consultancy services

20. Technical testing and analysis services

21. Market research services

22. Opinion poll services

23. Public relations services

  • Real estate & infrastructure services

24. Construction services in respect of commercial or industrial buildings or civil structures

25. Construction services in respect of residential complexes

26. Architect’s services

27. Real estate agent’s services

28. Site preparation and clearance, excavation, earthmoving and demolition services

29. Interior decorator’s services

  • Business services

30. Business auxiliary services

31. Business support services

32. Manpower recruitment or supply agency’s services

CA. R. Devarajan

Director, Board of Studies

 

Mock Test Papers for CA Students released by ICAI

October 13, 2009 5 comments

Board of Studies has planned to bring Mock Test Papers for various examinations in order to enable the students to have practice in working out practical problems and also in answering theoretical questions on various subjects of CA examinations.

Students can send the answer on the following address for evaluation purpose.

The Director,
Board of Studies,
A-94/4, Sector-58,
Noida-201 301

 

The papers will be evaluated by appropriate faculty members as assigned by the institute. CACTUS will not be responsible in any way for delayed evaluation or any other discrepencies.

The first series of test papers are for the following examinations, click on the exam name to download the test series.

The Board of Studies has announced to release subsequent series gradually. Hope the above study material is going to help all CA students a lot.

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