Download CA ISCA- Study Material/Papers/ Tips and More

In this article, you will get all the essential study material for CA Final ISCA, syllabus, previous year papers, scanner, practice manual, and May 2020 exams exam pattern.

As per the revised scheme the CA Final Course Paper 6 is elective. One should not get confused between the old and new courses. CA ISCA Paper 2020 is considered in the old syllabus and will be only applicable for August 2020 Exams. Later, this exam will be considered in International Taxation. The information regarding the updated syllabus and study material of Information Systems Control and Audit (ISCA) will be provided in this article. This paper’s main purpose and objective is as follows:-

  • Developing skill sets and competencies for evaluation control
  • To gather relevant gathering for IT environment
  • For effective accounting performance we use IT techniques and tools.
  • Chartered Accountants provides services such as compliance and assurance.

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Paper Pattern for Information Systems Control and Audit of CA Final

  • The total questions are 7 and only six are to be answered. And the compulsory one was the first question.
  • Three hours was the maximum time limit allowed for doing the exam.
  • The maximum or total marks are 100.
  • On the basis of reporting efficiency, comprehensive knowledge, and analytical skill each question is being assessed.
  • For solving and addressing basically 3 or 4 sections are present in each question.
  • The assessment of this paper will be done partially through the old patterns and partially through MCQ from the May 2020 exam. The assessment ratio is about 30:70 and for MCQ there are 30 marks and the rest of other patterns.

CA  ISCA  Paper Final Syllabus

Under the old scheme the CA ISCA paper final syllabus has been revised by ICAI.

CA Final ISCA Information Systems Control and Audit syllabus

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CA ISCA paper final Notes

Under the old scheme the syllabus was revised by the ICAI. The notes can be downloaded by students for both old and new schemes as per the syllabus of CA Final Information Systems Control and Audit. 

CA Final Information Systems Control and Audit Notes/Study Material for the old scheme

Initial Pages

Chapter 1 Concepts of Governance and Management of Information Systems

Chapter 2 Information Systems Concepts

Chapter 3 Protection of Information Systems

Chapter 4 Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning

Chapter 5 Acquisition, Development and Implementation of Information Systems

Chapter 6 Auditing of Information Systems

Chapter 7 Information Technology Regulatory Issues

Chapter 8 Emerging Technologies

References

Glossary

CA ISCA paper Final or CA Information Systems Control and Audit Practice Manual  

Under the old scheme the CA Final syllabus has been revised by the ICAI. For getting the old final syllabus of the Information Systems Control and Audit now the students can download.  

Soon the practice manual for CA Finals will be uploaded.

Updated Practice Manual – September 2019 Edition

Initial Pages
Chapter 1 Concepts of Governance and Management of Information Systems
Chapter 2 Information Systems Concepts
Chapter 3 Protection of Information Systems
Chapter 4 Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
Chapter 5 Acquisition, Development and Implementation of Information Systems
Chapter 6 Auditing of Information Systems
Chapter 7 Information Technology Regulatory Issues
Chapter 8 Emerging Technologies
Questions Based on The Case Studies
Multiple Choice Questions
Hindi Medium

CA Final ISCA Suggested Answer Under the Old Scheme

Under the old scheme only the syllabus was revised by the ICAI. The answers for CA Final Information Systems Control and Audit of the old syllabus can be easily downloaded here.

Old course
November 2019

May 2019 – Hindi Medium

May 2019

November 2018

May 2018 – Hindi Medium

May 2018

November 2017 – Hindi Medium

November 2017

CA Final ISCA paper  Mock Test

Under the old scheme, the syllabus has been revised by ICAI. The mock test papers for ICAI Information Systems Control and Audit of the old syllabus can get downloaded here.

Old course
Series-I

Question

Answer

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CA ISCA Paper Final Questions

To get a rough idea about the type of questions that are usually asked in exams one should practice and solve question papers. For your practice we are providing you question papers for 7 years.

For the old course
November 2019

May 2019

November 2018

May 2018

November 2017

May 2017

November 2016

May 2016

November 2015

May 2015

November 2014

May 2014

November 2013

May 2013

November 2012

May 2012

November 2011

May 2011

November 2010

May 2010

Information Systems Control and Audit RTP of the CA Final

The RTP  of CA Final Information Systems Control and Audit for the old final syllabus could be downloaded by students from here.

Old course
May 2020 – Hindi Medium

May 2020

November 2019 – Hindi Medium

November 2019

May 2019 – Hindi Medium

May 2019

November 2018-Hindi Medium

November 2018

May 2018 – Hindi Medium

May 2018

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CA Final ISCA Chapter Wise Weightage

As per the exams marks weightage the modules and chapter breakdown are done. 

Download the CA Final ISCA Session-wise and Skill-wise Weightage

SectionsUnitsWeightage
I- CONCEPTS OF GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS• Governance, Risk and compliance and relationship between governance and management;
• Role of information technology and IS Strategy in business strategy, SYSTEMS
operations and control, business value from the use of IT, the business impact of IS risks different types of Information Systems Risks
• IS Risk management overview, IT Compliance overview – Role and responsibilities of top management as regards IT-GRC. Role of Information Systems Assurance.
• Overview of Governance of Enterprise IT and COBIT
10% -20%
II. INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCEPTS• Overview of information systems in the IT environment and practical
aspects of application of information systems in enterprise processes;
• Information as a key business asset and its relation to business
objectives, business processes and relative importance of information systems from strategic and operational perspectives;
• Various types of business applications, an overview of underlying IT
technologies.• Need for protection of Information systems, types of controls, IT
general controls, logical access controls & application controls;
5% – 15%
III. PROTECTION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS• Technologies and security management features, IS Security Policies,
procedures, practices, standards, and guidelines;
• IT controls and control objectives, Role of technology systems in
control monitoring, segregation of duties;
• Impact of IT controls on Internal controls over financial reporting,
cyber frauds and control failures
10% – 20%
IV. BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING• Assessing Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis
and Business Continuity
5% – 15%
IV. BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING• Assessing Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis
and Business Continuity Plans;
The perspective of going concerned, Recovery
• Disaster recovery from
Strategies
5% – 15%
V. ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (SDLC)• Business process design (integrated systems, automated, and manual
interfaces), Software procurement, RFP process, evaluation of IT proposals, computing ROI, Computing Cost of IT implementation and cost-benefit analysis;
A systematic approach to SDLC and a review of SDLC controls at different stages.
5% – 15%
VI. AUDITING OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS•• Different types of IS audit and assurance engagements. Evaluating IT
dependencies for audit planning;
• Overview of continuous auditing. Auditing Information Systems
Approach methodology, and standards for auditing information systems;
IS Audit planning, performing an IS audit, rules of digital evidence, best practices and standards for IS audit;
• Reviewing General Controls, Application Controls, Application control
reviews: Review of controls at various levels/layers such as:
• Different types of IS audit and assurance engagements. Evaluating IT
dependencies for audit planning;
• Overview of continuous auditing. Auditing Information Systems
Approach methodology, and standards for auditing information systems;
IS Audit planning, performing an IS audit, rules of digital evidence, best practices and standards for IS audit;
• Reviewing General Controls, Application Controls, Application control
reviews: Review of controls at various levels/layers such as:
15% – 30%
VII. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REGULATORY ISSUES• Overview of Specific section of IT Act 2008 & Rules as relevant for
assurance: Electronic Contracting, digital signatures, cyber offenses, etc.
• Need for systems audit as per various regulations such as SEBI Clause
49 listing requirements and internal controls, systems control & audit requirements as per RBI, SEBI, IRDA.
• Concepts of Cyber forensics/Cyber Fraud investigation, Overview of
Information Security Standards ISO 27001, ISAE 3402/SA 402, ITIL.
5% – 15%
VIII. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES• Overview of Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Mobile
Computing & BYOD,
• Web 2.0 & social media, Green IT, and related security and audit issues.
5% – 10%

Important notes

From the May 2020 examination, this paper will be assessed partially through MCQ and old patterns. The ratio is around 30:70 for this assessment.

CA ISCA Paper Final Tips and Tricks for scoring High Marks.

A clear conceptual understanding of the syllabus is required to crack ISCA as it is among the most critical papers. By using the following quick tips and tricks more marks can be scored by the students.

  1. Don’t get confused to understand the question

In the case study, usually question one is based upon the ISCA paper. The knowledge and understanding that you have acquired from 34 chapters will get evaluated by case study questions. It is essential for the students to read carefully about the case study and identify the necessary relevant concepts.

  1. Don’t write short answers  to more marks  weighted questions:

Most students write very short and brief answers. You must write long answers if you are attempting questions that hold huge marks. It will be tough to score good marks if you write short answers to high weightage questions. So students must clearly understand the marks’ weightage before attempting any question.

  1. Don’t ignore the presence of answers: Students must include the necessary tables, rough sketches, and relevant diagrams in their answers if they can.
  2. Don’t get panic if you don’t understand the question: In the final level of the exam sometimes to evaluate your aptitude questions can also come from the generalized topic. In such a situation one must read that question with a cool mind and should not hold any kind of psychological pressure. Students in their own language can write answers as per their level of understanding.

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What is more, beneficial-To to do self-study or get enrolled in CA Coaching Classes?

The success is not at all away from that student who attentively studies the ICAI’s provided syllabus. To obtain the best outcomes one can also approach experienced teachers that can provide comprehensive knowledge. Students must try to improve their analytical and application skills before they appear for any exam. To crack the CA Final Exams self-study is the best option. But if you still think that self-study is not sufficient for you then in that case other options can be used. You can make an enrollment in the VSI Jaipur which is the best CA Final Coaching Center in India. 

If you are looking for the complete compiler of the CA ISCA Paper 2020, then this article is for you that consists of updated Mock Test series, Revision Test Papers, Complete updated Syllabus, ICAI Study Material, and many more. Get the best marks by preparing well in your examination. If you are also looking for the best CA Final Online Classes, then VSI Jaipur is the best in Jaipur to provide you with complete lectures online and also provide you Pendrive Classes. VSI Jaipur Team wishes you the best for your CA Finals and to have a bright and golden success in your CA Career. So stay home, stay safe, and study hard. 

FAQ’s 

  • When will the CA Final Exam 2020 hold?

Ans. The new revised dates states as follows:-

Group I -From July 29 to August 05, 2020,

Group II- From August 07-14, 2020.

  • Are CA Final Exams 2020 postponed?

     Ans. Yes, the CA final exams 2020 are again postponed by the ICAI. 

  • Which are the dates of the CA Final Exam 2020?

     Ans. The dates are as follows:-

Group-1: 19, 2, 23 and 25 June 29, 31 Jul and 3, 5 Aug 2020 

Group-2:  27, 29 June and 1, 3 July 2020 07, 09, 11 and 14 Aug 2020

  • Is the provided study material enough for the preparation of CA Final?

      Ans. Yes, the ICAI’s study material is enough to prepare for the CA final exams. It should be kept in mind that one must study the complete material to attain the best outcomes. One should practice much mock test papers to prepare for CA final exams as it would be sufficient.