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About ICWA/CMA: The course Institute of Cost & Works Accountants (ICWA) has recently modified or renamed as Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (CMA) as there is no differences in both the courses. The professionals identified and changed the name of ICWAI to CMA where ICWA stands for Institute of Cost & Work Accountants whereas CMA stands for Cost & Management Accounting. The Cost & Management Accountant Course deals with the strategic management decisions with respect to economic activities of an organization. This field provides satisfaction to the candidates in providing good career opportunities for successful candidates in the form of receiving good remuneration.

The Cost & Management Accounting must have knowledge in cost & financial management to ensure balance between expenditures & available resources. ICWA is a job assured course that secures immediate career towards market tendencies whereas CMA Course is a profession that have a good social status and is expected to collect, assimilate, analyse and collate financial information from all areas of organization.

Governing Body:

Institute of Cost & Works Accountants (ICWA) which is recently changed as Institute of Cost & Management Accountants (ICMA) is governed by Cost & Management Accountancy in India. Now let’s go for details of CMA Course which include levels of CMA, ICWA Registration, eligibility etc.

CMA Course Levels

Cost & Management Accounting consists of three levels viz. Foundation, Intermediate & Final.

CMA Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of CMA at different levels are as follows:

CMA Foundation Course Eligibility:

The candidate who is willing to pursue the CMA Foundation Course should possess 12th under any recognized Board of Examination which is recognized by Central Government or equivalent examination by name National Diploma in Commerce Examination held by All India Council.

CMA Intermediate Course Eligibility:

Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary School Examination i.e.12th who possessed Graduation under any specialization except Fine Arts or who have completed CMA Foundation course are eligible for attaining admission into CMA Intermediate Course.

CMA Final Course Eligibility:

Candidates who completed Foundation & Intermediate levels in CMA course are eligible to attain admission into CMA Final Course.

CMA Syllabus

The Syllabus for CMA Course under various levels are furnished hereunder.

CMA Syllabus 2017 Pdf
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Foundation Level Syllabus

The CMA Syllabus for CMA under foundation level comprises of 4 papers and are mentioned below:

P1- Fundamentals of Economics & Management

P2 – Fundamentals of Accounting

P3 – Fundamentals of Laws & Ethics

P4 – Fundamentals of Business Mathematics & Statistics

Intermediate Level Syllabus

The CMA Syllabus of intermediate level is divided into two groups viz. Group 1 & Group 2 and is mentioned below:

Group 1Group 2
P5 – Financial AccountingP9 – Operations & Strategic Management
P6 – Laws & EthicsP10 – Cost & Management Accounting & Financial Management
P7 – Direct TaxationP11 – Indirect Taxation
P8 – Cost AccountingP12 – Company Accounts & Audit

Final Level Syllabus

The CMA Syllabus of Final Level comprises of two groups and are mentioned below:

Group 3Group 4
P13 – Corporate Laws & ComplianceP17 – Corporate Financial Reporting
P14 – Strategic Financial ManagementP18 – Indirect Tax Laws & Practice
P15 – Strategic Cost Management – Decision-MakingP19 – Cost & Management Audit
P16 – Direct Tax Laws and International TaxationP20 – Strategic Performance Management & Business Valuation

CMA Exam Pattern

Exam pattern for foundation, intermediate and final levels are as follows:

Foundation Level

Name of the ExamCMA Foundation Course Exam
Type of ExamPen & paper based or Offline Mode
Type of QuestionsDescriptive
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Total Marks100

Intermediate Level

Name of the ExamCMA Intermediate Course Exam
No. of GroupsGroup 1 & Group 2
Type of ExamPen & paper based or Offline Mode
Examination ShiftsMorning – Group 1

Afternoon – Group 2

Type of QuestionsDescriptive
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Total Marks100

Final Level

Name of the ExamCMA Final Course Exam
No. of GroupsGroup 1 & Group 2
Type of ExamPen & paper based or Offline Mode
Examination ShiftsMorning – Group 1

Afternoon – Group 2

Type of QuestionsDescriptive
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Total Marks100

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ICWA/CMA Foundation, Inter, Final Papers

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