Friday, March 27, 2009

CA PCC - Inputs for exams - Paper 4 – Cost Accounting & Financial Mgt

Hi Frenz,

I'm just putting down the points that my friend Poonam followed for the CA - PCC exams. The books referred in the note below need not necessarily be followed. You can always follow other books.

Paper 4 – Cost Accounting & Financial Mgt

1. The pattern of the question paper is as follows

a. Costing (50 marks)

i. 10 marks (5x2)
ii. 15 marks
iii. 16 marks
iv 9 marks (3x3) – 3 out of 4

b. Fin Mgt (50 marks)

i. 10 marks (5x2)
ii. 15 marks
iii. 16 marks
iv 9 marks (3x3) – 3 out of 4

2. Padhuka publications book will suffice for exams both probs & theory

3. Do not leave any topic as the paper will cover the entire syllabus and almost no choices

4. If you have attended the class, please go through the class notes first and then read the book.

5. Please go through the RTP prescribed for your attempt, as sometimes the exam problem is one of the RTP questions.

6. Your answer to the problem should include as many working notes as possible.

7. Theory questions will be very simple and straight forward and please don’t ignore theory and the misc topics. It will help in scoring and also clearing the exams.

8. Time will be a constraint so plan your time well in advance

9. Keep practising the problems during your preparations. It will give you momentum and will let you know which problem will take how much time in exams.

10. While preparing for exam note down all the formulae in a sheet and just before entering the exam revise the formulae for an hour. It will really help you in solving problems quickly and ensure that you are not stuck mid way.

11. Try to go through the past question papers and the feel of the type of questions asked in the exams.

Further Suggestions / Inputs / Comments are invited.

Thank You