CA Final Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Mode, Weightage

ICAI CA Final Exam Pattern 2023

The ICAI drafts and provides the CA Final exam pattern on its official website. Before starting to prepare for the CA Final exams 2023, students must check the exam pattern.

As per the ICAI CA Final exam pattern 2023, there are 8 papers divided into two groups, and each paper consists of 100 marks. So, the total marks for the CA Final exams are 800. As per the passing criteria, students need to get 40 marks on each paper and a total of 400 marks to clear the exams. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Students will get both objective and subjective questions in the exams. Furthermore, the mode of the CA Final exams is offline, i.e., pen and paper-based and the duration are 3 hours.

In this article, you’ll know the CA Final exam pattern 2023 in detail. VSI Jaipur was the first to talk about amendments in the new exam patterns and helped students to achieve good marks. So, follow this page for future updates.



CA Final Exam Pattern 2023: Overview

The table below mentions the CA Final exam pattern for the 2023 exams:

ParticularsDetails
Mode of examPen & Paper based
Medium of examEnglish & Hindi
Duration of exam3 hours for each paper
Number of Groups2 Groups
Types of questionsBoth Objective & Subjective
Exam conducting bodyInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Total number of papersEight papers
FrequencyTwice a year (May & November)
Marking scheme100 marks on each paper
Negative markingNo negative marking for wrong answers

CA Final is the last stage of the CA course in India. After completing their 2.5 years of articleship in CA Final Level, candidates then become eligible to appear for CA final exams. Exams are held two times a year – in the month of May and November.

Students preparing for the CA Final 2023 exams must be aware of the CA New syllabus that ICAI is going to implement in the near future. In this CA new scheme, the ICAI has made changes to the eligibility,  registration, syllabus, exam pattern, exemptions and exit route.


ICAI CA Final Exam Pattern for All Subjects

The Institute of Chartered Accountants follows a distinct exam pattern for the different subjects of the CA final level. Paper 3,4,7, and 8 follow the 30:70 assessment pattern while Paper 6 is open book exam. The rest of the paper has a regular exam pattern.

CA Final Paper 1: Financial Reporting

  1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
  2. Exam duration: 3 hours
  3. Exam mode: English/Hindi
  4. Number of Questions asked: 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
  5. 30:70 assessment pattern: NA
  6. MCQ question paper pattern: NA
  7. Tips: working notes need to be part of the answers

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CA Final Paper 2: Strategic Financial Management

  1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
  2. Exam duration: 3 hours
  3. Exam mode: English/Hindi
  4. Number of Questions asked: 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
  5. 30:70 assessment pattern: NA
  6. MCQ question paper pattern: NA

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    CA Final Paper 3: Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. The question paper is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  30 marks and the 2nd part is for descriptive answers
    3. Exam duration: 3 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2, 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers

    CA Final Paper 4: Corporate and Allied Laws

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. The question paper is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  30 marks and the 2nd part is for descriptive answers
    3. Exam duration: 3 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  5 need to be answered from six-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022-2023 assessment year

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    CA Final Paper 5: Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Exam duration: 3 hours
    3. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    4. Number of Questions asked: 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
    5. 30:70 assessment pattern: NA
    6. MCQ question paper pattern: NA

    CA Final Paper 6A: Risk Management

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: candidate can use calculators

    CA Final Paper 6B: Financial Services and Capital Markets

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: candidate can use calculators

    CA Final Paper 6C: International Taxation

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: candidate can use calculators
    9. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022-2023 assessment year

    CA Final Paper 6D: Economic Laws

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022-2023 assessment year

    CA Final Paper 6E: Global Financial Reporting Standards

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022-2023 assessment year

    CA Final Paper 6F: Multidisciplinary Case Study

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. Every question is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  10 marks along with the descriptive answer for case studies.
    3. Exam duration: 4 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2,  4 need to be answered from five-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: candidate can use calculators

    CA Final Paper 7: Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. The question paper is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  30 marks and the 2nd part is for descriptive answers
    3. Exam duration: 3 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: IN MCQ pattern 30 question asked and in part 2, 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022-2023 assessment year

    CA Final Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws

    1. Maximum marks of the paper:100
    2. The question paper is in 2 parts: 1 part is MCQ for  30 marks and the 2nd part is for descriptive answers
    3. Exam duration: 3 hours
    4. Exam mode: English/Hindi
    5. Number of Questions asked: In the MCQ pattern 30 questions asked and in part 2, 5 need to be answered from six-question asked
    6. 30:70 assessment pattern: Applicable
    7. MCQ question paper pattern: 1)OMR sheets need to be filled and submitted to the invigilator.2) We should give MCQ answers only by filling the OMR sheet.3)Negative marking applies to MCQ answers,
    8. Tips: Questions will be only according to the 2022 assessment year

    Also know: सीए फाइनल कोर्स की पूरी जानकारी ( CA Final Course Guide in Hindi)


    Skills-wise Distribution in CA Final Papers

    PaperLevel I

    Comprehension and Knowledge

    Level II

    Application

    Level III

    Evaluation and Synthesis

    Paper 1 Financial Reporting5%-15%60%-85%10%-25%
    Paper 2 Strategic Financial Management10%-20%20%-40%50%-60%
    Paper 3 Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics20%-35%45%-70%10%-20%
    Paper 4 Part I: Corporate Laws10%-20%60%-70%15%-25%
    Paper 4 Part II: Economic Laws40%-60%40%-60%
    Paper 5: Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation10%-15%45%-55%35%-40%
    Paper 7 Part I: Direct Tax Laws5%-10%60%-80%15%-30%
    Paper 7: Part II: International Taxation15%-25%75%-85%
    Paper 8: Indirect Tax Laws
    Part I: Goods and Service Tax10%-30%40%-70%20%-30%
    Part II: Customs & FTP20%-40%40%-70%10%-20%

    Check Detailed Marks Distribution for all CA Final Subjects (under the new scheme)


    CA Final Paper Pattern 2023

    CA Final Marking Scheme & Passing Criteria

    According to the new ICAI exam pattern, the passing criteria and marking scheme are as follows:-

    1. Each paper in the exam will be of a maximum of 100 marks according to the new pattern of CA final 2023.
    2. For clearing the group it is mandatory for the applicants to score at least forty per cent marks in every subject.
    3. According to the CA final exam 2023, no negative marking will be there.
    4. The new pattern of the CA final exam states that at least fifty per cent of marks in aggregate are required.
    5. Applicants who score more than sixty per cent marks in any of the papers can claim the exemption in the final exam of CA.

    Check more details about the CA Final Nov 2022 results, like release date, passing criteria, topper’s list and statement of marks, through the given link.


    Medium & Mode of CA Final Exams

    According to the new pattern for the CA Final exam in all the centres, the exam will get conducted in pen-paper(offline) mode. In both English and Hindi languages, the applicants can give their exams.

    Students can choose the language while filing the CA Final exam form May 2023.


    Duration of CA Final Exam

    Applicants will be provided 3 hrs. duration for every paper in CA final 2023 according to the new exam pattern. In addition to these 15 minutes, extra are also provided to applicants for reading the paper.

    The CA Final exam dates will be released soon for the May 2023 exams. Students must check the timetable and prepare accordingly for the exams.


    CA Final Syllabus

    All the subjects are included in CA final 2023 syllabus. Applicants can prepare for CA final 2023 after referring to the syllabus which is there on its official website. According to the new syllabus for the Final CA exam 2023, May 2023 applicants can appear.


    CA Final Preparation Tips for May 2023

    All applicants must follow the essential tips when they prepare for CA Final Exam 2023. Some Preparation tips suggested by experts are listed below:-

    1. After you register for the CA final 2023 you must then refer to the institute’s study material.
    2. In the last 2 months of your preparation, you must regularly solve CA Final papers including past year papers, mock test papers and revision test papers.
    3. For understanding the new pattern for CA final 2023 exam we advise applicants to visit the official ICAI website and solve the important model test papers.
    4. Much importance to the CA final 2023 practical part must be given by the applicants.

    Students should download the CA Final May 2023 admit card early as it is released to avoid last-minute inconvenience. Also, take the photo copies of the admit card as it can be downloaded for only 3 times.

    You must read the following article if you are aspiring for the CA Final Law Paper 2023. This article mainly includes updated Mock Test series, Completely updated Syllabus, Revision Test Papers, and   ICAI Study Material. Complete lectures for making your  CA Final preparation better are provided by the Jaipur’s VSI Institute. It is the best place that one can ask for in Jaipur which provides pen drive classes too. The VSI team wishes good wishes to all the CA Final aspirants. The institute suggests that one should study hard while being at home safely.

    Also Know: How to get rank in CA Final Examination in 3 Months?


    FAQ’s

    Q 1. What are the exam dates for the CA Final May 2023 exams? 

    Ans. The CA Final exam dates for the May 2023 exams will be released soon by ICAI.

    Q 2. Is ICAI study material enough in CA Final Preparation? 

    Ans. For cracking the CA Final exam, the study material provided by ICAI is ample and sufficient. To score high marks in the exams, one must go through this material completely.

    Q 3. How many attempts do I have for the CA Final exams? 

    Ans. Students have 10 attempts or 5 years after registration to clear the CA Final exams. Afterwards, they can also re-validate their registration.