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How to Study & Score exemption in CA Final Financial Reporting | ABC Analysis

How to Study & Score exemption in CA Final Financial Reporting | ABC Analysis

FR is not all about consolidation and business combination.  Ind AS is provided to be quite scoring in recent attempts. You should try to attempt FR paper very well because being a first paper; it will affect performance in next papers also. Don’t get stressed after seeing new questions in Exam. As per last 2-3 attempts, you will definitely get some new questions.

For passing the exam, Ind AS and other small chapters are sufficient. Consolidation, business combination and financial instruments are there to decide your exemption or Rank (if you are targeting).

 

Step 1 should be cover Ind AS and other small chapters very well and target 85 to 90% score in this part.

Step 2 should be to target business combination (various adjustments done in past also) and try to enter in financial instrument also. (It is expected that 2 or 3 questions will come from financial instruments in that 1 will be simple, we don’t have to leave that one at any cost).

Step 3 Consolidation and other part of financial instrument. There are around 14 to 16 adjustments in consolidation. 80% adjustments are simple and common which is used in almost 75% questions. Other adjustment you need to spend some time and practice. If you know prepared for 80 to 85% of the chapter well, it is expected that in hard situation also you can score good marks in this portion.

 

Weightage and No. of Revision

FR (New)

Chapter No.

Chapter Name

Marks  weightage

Days

1.       

Framework for Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements

10

2 days

2.       

Ind AS on Presentation of Items in the Financial Statements

20

2 days

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 1: Presentation of Financial Statements

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 34: Interim Financial Reporting

·        Unit 3: Ind AS 7: Statement of Cash Flows

3.       

Ind AS 115: Revenue from Contracts with Customers

8

2nd revision

4.       

Ind AS on Measurement based on Accounting Policies

15

3 days

·  Unit 1: Ind AS 8: Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors

·  Unit 2: Ind AS 10: Events after the Reporting Period

·  Unit 3: Ind AS 113: Fair Value Measurement

5.       

Other Indian Accounting Standards

10

2nd revision

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 20: Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 102: Share Based Payment

6.       

Ind AS 101: First-time Adoption of Ind AS

7

1 day

7.       

Ind AS on Assets of the Financial Statements

12

2nd revision

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 2: Inventories

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 16: Property, Plant and Equipment

·        Unit 3: Ind AS 116: Leases

·        Unit 4: Ind AS 23: Borrowing Costs

·        Unit 5: Ind AS 36: Impairment of Assets

·        Unit 6: Ind AS 38: Intangible Assets

·        Unit 7: Ind AS 40: Investment Property

·        Unit 8: Ind AS 105: Non-Current Assets held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

8.       

Ind AS 41: Agriculture

8

1 day

9.       

Ind AS on Liabilities of the Financial Statements

10

2 days

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 19: Employee Benefits

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 37: Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

10 

Ind AS on Items impacting the Financial Statements

12

2 days

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 12: Income Taxes

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 21: The Effects of changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

 

11

Ind AS on Disclosures in the Financial Statements

14

2nd revision

·        Unit 1: Ind AS 24: Related Party Disclosures

·        Unit 2: Ind AS 33: Earnings Per Share

·        Unit 3: Ind AS 108: Operating Segments

12

Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instruments

15

4 days

·        Unit 1: Financial Instruments: Scope and Definitions

·        Unit 2: Financial Instruments: Equity and Financial Liabilities

·        Unit 3: Classification and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities

·        Unit 4: Recognition and Derecognition of Financial Instruments

·        Unit 5: Derivatives and Embedded Derivatives

·        Unit 6: Disclosure

·        Unit 7: Hedge Accounting

13

Business Combination and Corporate Restructuring

10

4 days

14

Consolidated Financial Statements

20

5 days

·        Unit 1: Introduction to Consolidated Financial Statements

·        Unit 2: Important Definitions

·        Unit 3: Separate Financial Statements

·        Unit 4: Consolidated Financial Statements

·        Unit 5: Consolidated Financial Statements: Accounting of Subsidiaries

·        Unit 6: Joint Arrangements

·        Unit 7: Investment in Associates & Joint Ventures

·        Unit 8: Disclosures

15

Analysis of Financial Statements

8

1 day

116    

Integrated Reporting

5

1 day

117    

Corporate Social Responsibility

10

2 days

         

 

 

Study Plan / ABC Analysis

 

Small and Easy

Fair

Medium

Difficult and Need more practice

Ind AS 113,2,23,38,105,41,37, 24

 

 

Framework for Financial statements, integrated reporting and CSR

 

 

Revise at last  Ind AS 1, 34,7,8,10,101

Ind AS 20,16, 36 (imp),40,19, 12,21,33,108

Ind AS 115, 102 (we noticed various mistakes in this Ind AS) , 116

 

 

Business combination

Financial Instrument

 

Consolidation

2 times Revision only

 

Take 4 to 5 days to Revise

 

3 times Revision

 

Take 5 days and practice, focus more on questions

3 times Revision

 

8 days, solve maximum questions, 80% focus on solving questions only

2 Times Revision

 

Study 4 to 6 adjustments per day, Cover all in 6 to 8 days

 

From which chapter to start preparing

 

Start your preparation from category B then category C.

After then pick the Holding Chapter and spread it over 5 days, say if you have 20-25 questions in the chapter solve only 5 questions in a day and at last complete the rest of the remaining syllabus.

Donot spend much time on Ind As theory, quickly revise from your class notes and then start attempting problems. Problems will help to shape the concepts and improve understanding. Prepare a mistake notebook and note each mistake even it is small.

Prefer to study all unique adjustments in the problems in study material, RTP, MTP and note down how to solve that, try to crack the conceptual point or treatment to adjustment within first minute for time management purpose. Write each adjustment on notebook and give sufficient attention to each. Write their treatment on notebook.

 

More scoring part

Framework of financial statement, Ind AS 20, 21, 38, 16, 10, Share based payment (Ind AS 102) are most scoring.

 

Business combination and consolidation have good weighatge but more time consuming.

 

Past trend Chapters

 

Topics

Questions in Past exams

 

Ind AS 103

16 marks

16 marks

Ind AS 20

4 marks

4 marks

Ind AS 32/107/109

14 marks

12 marks

Ind AS 105

10 marks

 

Ind AS 102

8 marks

8 marks

Ind AS 23

8 marks

8 marks

Ind AS 21

4 marks

4 marks

Ind AS 115

12 marks

5 marks

Ind AS 38

8 marks

 

Analysis of FS

12 marks

16 marks

Ind AS 16

8 marks

 

Ind AS 10

8 marks

4 marks

Ind AS 113

8 marks

8 marks

 

 

 

Around 64 marks paper was basic concept based, 28 marks fundamental and 16 marks are typical.

 

Which questions to attempt first or Correct order to attempt paper

 

Although it depends on the paper but you should try to answer short questions first (carrying 6 to 8 marks). FR paper will be lengthy, first attempt mechanical questions where you don’t have to confuse with the concepts and Invest more time. If you start attempting big questions first, it need lot of time and it will build pressure to attempt other questions.

 

So in starting 1 hour your target should be to cover maximum questions of 4 to 6 marks.

 

Attempt business combination and consolidation in last 1 hour.

 

Your understanding to the question should be very accurate so that you should answer only those parts which are required in the question. Don’t waste even single minute on un-required part, examiner is not interested in related information about the topic. You need to be very enthusiastic on exam day.

 

Important Questions/Amendments

 

Revise Ind AS 116 lease very carefully and patiently. Most important in FR is to solve problems rather than only revising the concepts.

All ICAI study mat questions, last 3 attempt RTPs and 2 MTPs. In Last 1 month, keep yourself engage in problem solving. Because the way of studying concepts is different and way of solving problems will be different.

We are providing 100 important questions of FR which cover almost all the concepts. You should try those questions.

 

Common Mistakes / Tips

 

You have to practice solving a good number of questions on each topic. Try to solve each problem on your own (by yourself), in spite of just audit solutions from a notebook or study material. So, Do practice on a regular basis. Don’t refer to a solution from your notebook or anywhere else.

Use of proper and prescribed format for presentation of accounts. Don’t try to skip, preparation of Balance Sheet in a revised schedule format with notes. State currency in subjects such as costing and accounts and draw columns with double lines when time permits.

Adequate Working Notes in supporting to your answers and State the assumption clearly

Answer the questions with due emphasis on the provisions of Accounting Standards

Go through each and every topic thoroughly and understand conceptual points supporting each topic

Try to solve as many questions as you can and also go through Practice Manual, Revision test papers, Suggested answers, Mock Test papers. (to the extent possible and available).

You should test your preparation by attempting some previous exam paper, revisions test papers, mock test papers under the ultimate exam condition or environment. Later on, check the result of your effort and make the necessary corrections/modifications to your study preparations.

Provide Total columns where applicable in accounts and costing, Similarly state narrations to journal entries in the case of accountancy.

If the balance sheet is not tallying in the case of accounts, apply the principle of double-entry by ticking off the entries. Any figure taken from a tallied statement should appear only once, and the rest, twice on opposite sides. Finally, check the totals. If still, they do not tally, write totals as they come and do try to deceive the evaluator.

 

Never forgot to Attempt Test Papers before your exams

 

Motivation – I think there is no need to teach the importance of 1attempt to CA Final Students. Start giving 100% from today, do it for your parents. You have covered a long road, now the end is very close.

 

Ok Thanks, Best of luck

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