GDCA Exam Details – Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Training Centres etc.

GDCA Exam is conducted by Maharashtra Public Service Commission every year at a state level.  Department Accounts, Joint Registers, and Bombay civil service Rules, Discipline Appeal Rules and Power of Registers in these particular places the training for GDCA is giving.

In this posting, we are giving you about the information like eligibility, syllabus, exam dates, question paper patterns etc.

GDCA Exam Details

GDCA Full Form is Government Diploma in Cooperation and Accountancy

Eligibility Criteria

The students who only qualify Bachelor Degree of commerce with 50% and only Maharashtra government employees can apply for this particular GDCA examination.

How to Register

  1. Interested one should visit the company website.
  2. There is an availability of the online application. Fill it.

The authorities will give you code and password and complete details regarding the registration process

GDCA Exam Syllabus

Paper 1

  1. Banking
  2. Co-operative law and other laws
  3. Theory and History of Cooperation
  4. Co-operative Audit and co-operative management


Definition and principles of cooperation, History importance relevance, and significance of co-operation Growth of Co-operative movement in India Development of Co-operative movement Role of relationship in co-operative movement Place of Co-operation in modernization and privatization of the world.

a) Main Recommendation of the following committees and study of such other committees as may be announced from time to time.

  • All India Rural Credit Survey Committee, 1954
  • AFRICA RD Committee and Agriculture credit Review Committee
  • Committee on Co-operative Credit, Mehta committee

b) Co-operative Education and Training Needs and Infrastructure

  • National Cooperative Development Corporation
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission
  • Maharashtra Co-operative Development Corporation
  • National Dairy Development Board

c) State Co-operative Union

d) Maharashtra State co-operative council

Paper 2

Accounting Principles

  1. Book-keeping principles
  2. Closing entries
  3. Bank Reconciliation Statement
  4. Rectification of Errors

Final Accounts

  1. Trial Balance
  2. Trading Account
  3. Receipt and payment account
  4. Profit and loss account
  5. Balance sheer
  6. Income and expenditure account

GDCA Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in two stages:

First Stage

GDCA exams the first stage is an Initial stage which includes questions which are based on general knowledge and this paper consists of two hundred marks.

Second Stage

It is the second stage and consists descriptive type questions some of which are based on Gujarati, English while other question will be from technical department. Two hundred marks are carried by this GDCA exam.

Important Dates

Every year in the month of May this GDCA exam is held. During December application forms are available.Usually, the exam will be conducted 24th, 25th and 26th dates of the May month every year.

After the GDSC Exam

  • This gives a candidate a better Government position in auditing field.
  • After clearing the exam you are awarded a full license for your accounting and auditing works.

The Main aim of Taking GDCA Exam

Provide training to Grade III Employees and office and Departmental Training to Gazetted and Non Gazetted employees.

The training is basically provided in co-operative department institutes, they are as follows

  • Dhananjay Gadgil Institute of Co-operative Management
  • Vaikunthbhai Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management
  • V Patil Institute of Co-operative Management
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration.



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