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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  @

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


An Insight into IFRS 1 – First Time Adoption of IFRS

March 14, 2010 2 comments

We are happy to notice that article sent by one of our active cactus members has been published in The Chartered Accountant Student, March 2010 issue.

I’m attaching the PDF copy of the article for those who haven’t received their copies of CA Student yet.

click to read –> An Insight into IFRS 1 – First Time Adoption of IFRS


January 28, 2010 2 comments

Here is the Programme Schedule of classes for CA-CPT & PCC students at gyandarshan channel conducted by ICAI



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CACTUS successfully organises workshop on Exam Tips

December 22, 2009 1 comment

CACTUS conducted the most awaited workshop on exam tips last Sunday (20/12/09) which recieved a very good response. The workshop was attended and appraised by over 150 members and non-members comprising of CA students of all levels CPT, PCC/IPCC, Final. CACTUS had circulated a set of 3 questions in Indore amongst all classes of CA Students. Answer sheets for the said papers were evaluated and comments and tips were given in the workshop accordingly.

The workshop was headed by our talented committee members Ankit Vyas and Shubha Khandelwal. CA Final June ’09 ranker, Anshul Rastogi (31st Rank, FM-79; MICS-77) enlighted the listners by giving various tips about writing and preparing for exams based on his experience and knowledge by showing his physical presence.

CA Final rankers Ashish Agrawal(47th Rank) and Nikhil Kabra(47th Rank) sent their viedo clippings specially recorded for the purpose as they were unable to show their physical presence due to their busy schedules. The same was shown to the audience in the workshop. They gave various exam tips and specially emphasized on the importance of practical training for CA Students. We’ll soon upload the video clippings of the same.

Students were delighted to listen to CA Final rankers, Surabhi Agrawal’s(1st Rank) and Mohit Agrawal’s(Audit-80) clipping of telephonic interview taken by our CACTUS member Chitrank Jain specially for this workshop. These clippings will be uploaded to the blog shortly.

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CACTUS announces its new SMS channel “castudent”

December 15, 2009 2 comments

We are happy to announce that CACTUS has launched its new SMS Channel castudent.

All of you must already be aware of our existing SMS Channel CA_Update which has over 3000 subscribers. Through CA_Update, we shared with you our knowledge of Current Affairs of Indian economy, important ICAI updates and announcements, important notifications issued by various government bodies and other relevant information.

After success of CA_Update, we have decided to provide our subscribers important points related to various subjects included in syllabus of CA Final, PCC and IPCC.

We already know that most of our subscribers attend regular classes and are good at studies. But we for sure know that due to our busy schedules we aren’t able to revise and recall import points what we might have studied earlier. Through our new SMS channel, castudent we’ll try to deliver you all those important points which you might miss to revise. Even if you haven’t studied a particular subject yet, may be our SMSs create some kind of base in your mind which can help you understand the subject in a better way.

Moreover, we have our own forum which can be accessed through, where you can always discuss anything.

To start receiving our SMSs free of cost, send:

ON castudent

to 98-70-80-70-70

*Normal SMS charges applicable (charged for subscription message)

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

November 7, 2009 10 comments


Applicability of services for May and November 2010 examinations:-


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


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


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


List Of SAs to be refered for November 2009 Exams

October 14, 2009 7 comments

ICAI has published list of  SAs for  (PCC  & IPCC) \PE2\(Final New & Old Course)  for the purpose of November 2009 Exams.

It has also provided Detailed PDF files for all SAs for the purpose of reference.

For further Details visit the link below.

For detailed notes on SAs with all revisions contact CACTUS
To download the list of applicability of SAs in tabular format click below:
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