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Board of Studies (Academic)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Activities of Board of Studies (Academic)

Development of quality Study Material of different subjects, continuous revision and updation of the same, preparation of Revision Test Papers (RTPs) and Mock Test Papers (MTPs), Suggested Answers, questions for practice, development of case studies are the core areas of academic work of Board of Studies (Academic).

Student friendly Study Material: Development of Study material involves presentation of concepts and provisions in a student-friendly manner with the use of learning aids like diagrams, tabular presentations, flow charts etc. Illustrations are given after each concept to explain the application of concepts and provisions. Learning Outcomes are given at the first page of each chapter of the Study Material which describe what a student would be able to understand, appreciate, apply and/or interpret after reading the chapter and questions for practice are given at the end of each chapter. Study Materials are regularly updated to incorporate changes in provisions of law, accounting standards and standards on auditing, and other developments in the respective subjects.

RTPs/ Suggested Answers: In addition to the Study Material, the BoS comes out with other inputs like Revision Test Papers (RTPs) to assist the students in revision for examination. The RTPs also contain the latest updates which are relevant for the students from the examination point of view. The BoS also brings out the Suggested Answers to questions set at CA examination to further assist the students in their learning process for their forthcoming examinations.

Development of Case Studies/ Case Scenarios/ MCQs: The assessment pattern is case study based in the six elective papers at the Final level, namely, Risk Management, Financial Services and Capital Markets, International Taxation, Economic Laws, Global Financial Reporting Standards and Multidisciplinary Case Study. Accordingly, quality case studies are being developed and hosted at the BoS Knowledge Portal which assess the higher order skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis of students at the Final level. Quality MCQs (independent and scenario-based) are developed in select core subjects of Intermediate and Final Course, where assessment is partially objective, and webhosted at the BoS Knowledge Portal as well as included in RTPs and MTPs.

Developing Subject Specific Capsules: Subject Specific Capsules are designed for each issue of Students’ Journal for all the levels to assist the students in their revision process.

Conduct of Mock Tests: Two series of Mock Tests are conducted for students prior to the May and November examinations for all levels. Earlier, it was conducted physically only by the Regional Councils and Branches. But due to COVID, it has been conducted online as well as by uploading the Mock Test Papers in the BoS Knowledge Portal on the Institute website as per the schedule. The Question Paper is uploaded on the specified day and the students are asked to attempt the paper at their respective locations within the stipulated time. After 48 hours, the Suggested Answers are uploaded so that the students can check their answers and calculate their marks.

Special Counselling Sessions: These sessions are delivered in each subject after webhosting of Mock Test Papers to guide the students in their preparation for examination.

Free Live Coaching Classes: The Board of Studies (Academic) has been proactive in adopting different methodologies to reach out to students and provide quality learning in an incremental manner. Since July 1, 2020, the Board of Studies (Academic) is imparting education by providing Free Live Coaching Classes for Foundation, Intermediate & Final Courses.

The Board is conducting regular free classes for May/ November exam attempt in each year.

Currently, Intermediate Course classes (Batch 5) and Final Course Classes (Batch 4) for November 2022 attempt are going on. Foundation Course classes (Batch 5) for November 2022 attempt will commence in the 1st week of July 2022.

Course and Timings

Course Session I Session II
Foundation 11.00 AM- 1.00 PM 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM
Intermediate 7.00 AM – 9.30 AM 6.00 PM – 8.30 PM
Final 7.00 AM– 10.00 AM 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM

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Notable Features

  • Free Live Classes
  • Accessed live or viewed later as recorded lectures through hand-held devices such as smart phones, laptops, iPads, tablets, etc. anytime anywhere
  • Recorded Lectures with Unlimited Access
  • Renowned Subject Experts Faculty
  • Separate section of Notes/ Assignment/ MCQs
  • Live chat during Live Session
  • Exam oriented focused strategy

Mobile App for CA Students: The Board of Studies (Academic), ICAI has launched mobile application “ICAI BOS”, a one stop study station for CA Students. As of now, two lakh plus (210000+) students have registered in web and mobile app and availing the learning benefits. Salient Features

  • Mobile App – “ICAI BOS” – available in android and iOS
  • Latest announcements – being sent through Push Notification
  • Live Coaching Classes – Students can ask their doubts Live
  • All Education content made available
  • Download Notes and Assignments – Students can download faculty notes and assignments for their revision.
  • Online MCQ assessment
  • Recorded Lectures
  • Student Journal – A single click allows students to access the monthly Student Journal.
  • Ask Your Query – Students' subject-specific queries will be answered. Students can track their queries vis-a-vis view their old queries also.

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e-Learning: The Board of Studies (Academic) offers e-Books for all the levels of CA Course. These e-Books contain audio enabled content for theoretical papers so that the students can listen to the text anytime anywhere. Students have the facility to highlight text and make annotations.

Practical Training Assessment: The students are being assessed with an MCQ-based test after completion of first and second year of practical training in order to create seriousness amongst students. This is an optional recommendatory test and average grade of both the levels (first and second) is given in a virtual certificate issued to the student at the time of qualifying CA Final examination.

Oral Coaching Classes: Board of Studies (Academic) grants Accreditation to Regional Councils, Branches and Institutions for conducting the oral coaching classes for Foundation, Intermediate and Final Courses.

Last updated on 5th May, 2022

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