ICAI changed the exam pattern to 70% descriptive and 30% objective type questions

ICAI has announced that from May 2019 examinations , the pattern of questions will be in 30% objective type and 70% descriptive type for the following papers of Intermediate and Final courses.


New Course- Intermediate Old course- IIPCC
Paper Subject Paper Subject
2 Corporate and Other laws 2 Business Laws, Ethics and Communication
4 Taxation 4 Taxation
6 Auditing and Assurance 6 Auditing and Assurance
7 Enterprise, Information System and Strategic Management 7 Infirmation Technology and Strategic Management

Final Course

New Course- Final Old course- Final
Paper Subject Paper Subject
3 Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics 3 Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics
4 Corporate and Economic Laws 4 Corporate and Allied Laws
7 Direct Tax Laws and International Taxation 7 Direct Tax Laws
8 Indirect Tax Laws 8 Indirect Tax Laws

The objective type questions will be of multiple choice questions and will be carrying 1 or more marks each and without negative marking. However there wont be any optional questions in objective type and all the questions are mandatory.

Students who are planning to write the exams in May 2019 may kindly note the change in pattern and prepare accordingly.