CA Intermediate Paper-5 Weightage Sept 2024 Exams

Download revised Section-wise chapter wise weightage of marks for ICAI CA Intermediate 2024 Exams Paper-5 Auditing and Ethics.


CA Intermediate Auditing and Ethics weightage 2024: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has issued updated and revised Section-wise Weightage for CA Intermediate Paper-5 Auditing and Ethics applicable for September 2024 and subsequent exams till further changes are made.

Chapter wise marks distribution for CA Intermediate Sept 2024. Weightage of Marks for CA Intermediate Paper-5 Auditing and Ethics. ICAI published skill-wise and section wise weightage for Auditing and Ethics subject of CA Intermediate course.

The Board of Studies (BoS) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) has now assigned weightage of marks to various sections of Paper-5 subject. This facility would help students to plan their studies in a structured manner for the coming ICAI Auditing and Ethics examinations.

Accordingly, each subject has been divided into various topics and topics have been grouped into sections and weightage range has been assigned to these sections. The question paper-5 would take into consideration the weightage range assigned to different sections.

Here is the weightage of marks for CA Intermediate subject Paper 5 i.e. Auditing and Ethics. Following are the detail chapter wise and section wise weightage of marks assigned to Auditing and Ethics paper. This analysis will be applicable for CA Intermediate course examination to be held in September 2024 onwards under New Scheme of Education and Training.

CA Intermediate Paper-5 Section wise Weightage

Section No.Weightage
Section wise weightage for Paper-5 September 2024 Exams

CA Intermediate Paper-5 Chapter-wise Weightage

Chapter NameWeightage
Chapter 1: Nature, Objective and Scope of Audit4-6 Marks
Chapter 2: Audit Strategy, Audit Planning and Audit Programme8-12 Marks
Chapter 3: Risk Assessment and Internal Control8-12 Marks
Chapter 4: Audit Evidence5-10 Marks
Chapter 5: Audit of Items of Financial Statements12-20 Marks
Chapter 6: Audit Documentation5-10 Marks
Chapter 7: Completion and Review8-12 Marks
Chapter 8: Audit Report8-12 Marks
Chapter 9: Special Features of Audit of Different Type of Entities5-10 Marks
Chapter 10: Audit of Banks5-10 Marks
Chapter 11: Ethics and Terms of Audit Engagements8-10 Marks
Chapter wise weightage for Paper-5 September 2024 Exams

CA Intermediate Weightage of Marks for Auditing and Ethics

Section-I (Weightage 4%-6%) i.e. 4-6 Marks

  1. Nature, Objective and Scope of Audit Auditing Concepts: Origin of Auditing, Meaning of Audit, Need for audit, Objective of the audit, Scope of Audit, Benefits of an Audit, External Audit engagements, Qualities of Auditor, Inherent Limitations of an audit; Relationship of auditing with other disciplines. (SA 200 Overall Objectives of the Independent Auditor and the Conduct of an Audit in Accordance with Standards on Auditing)

Section-II (Weightage 8%-12%) i.e. 8-12 Marks

  1. Audit Strategy, Audit Planning and Audit Program: (SA 300 Planning an Audit of Financial statements);
    • Auditor’s responsibility to plan an audit of financial statements. Benefits of audit planning
    • Planning is a continual and iterative process
    • Discussion of elements of planning with the entity’s management. Involvement of Key Engagement Team Members in planning the audit. Preliminary engagement activities.
    • The auditor’s consideration of client continuance and ethical requirements. Planning activities
    • Establishing an overall audit strategy- Assistance for the auditor. Development of audit plan
    • Documenting the overall audit strategy and audit plan; Audit program;
    • Development of Audit Plan and Program.

Section-III (Weightage 8%-12%) i.e. 8-12 Marks

  1. Risk Assessment and Internal Control:
    • Audit Risk,
    • Risk of Material Misstatement, Inherent Risk and Control Risk. Detection Risk
    • Sampling and Non-Sampling Risk
    • Concept of Materiality, Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit
    • Auditor’s responsibility to apply the concept of materiality
    • Auditor’s determination of materiality is a matter of professional judgement. Materiality and Audit Risk
    • Application of materiality in planning and performing the audit. Concept of Performance materiality
    • Determining materiality and performance materiality when planning the audit.
    • Use of Benchmarks in determining materiality for the financial statements as a whole. Materiality level or levels for particular classes of transactions, account balances or disclosures.
    • Revision in materiality as the audit progresses. Documenting the Materiality. (SA 320 Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit).
    • Identifying and Assessing the Risk of Material Misstatement, Risk Assessment procedures.
    • Understanding the entity and its environment; Internal control,
    • Documenting the Risks;
    • Evaluation of internal control system;
    • Testing of Internal control; Internal Control and IT Environment (SA 315 Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement Through Understanding the Entity and Its Environment);

Digital Audit: Key features, Impact of IT related Risks, Impact on Controls, Internal Financial Controls as per Regulatory requirements, Types of Controls, Audit approach, Understanding and documenting Automated environment, Testing methods, data analytics for audit, assessing and reporting audit findings. Overview and Introduction – The Auditor’s Responses to Assessed Risks-SA 330.

Section-IV (Weightage 12%-18%) i.e. 12-18 Marks

  1. Audit Evidence
    • Meaning of Audit Evidence
    • Relevance and Reliability of audit evidence; Sufficient appropriate audit evidence, Meaning of Assertions
    • Assertions contained in the Financial Statements. Source of audit evidence;
    • Test of controls
    • Substantive Procedures- Test of details and Substantive analytical procedures Audit procedures for obtaining audit evidence.
    • Evaluation of Audit Evidence (SA 500 Audit Evidence); Audit Trail (Using the work of Internal Auditors – SA 610)
    • Internal audit function.
    • External Auditor’s Responsibility for the audit Evaluating the internal audit function.
    • Basics of Internal Financial Control and reporting requirements. Distinction between Internal Financial Control and Internal Control over Financial Reporting.
    • Audit Sampling: (SA 530 Audit Sampling). Meaning of Audit Sampling;
    • Designing an audit sample; Types of sampling; (Approaches to Sampling)
    • Sample Size and selection of items for testing; Sample selection method
    • Obtaining evidence of existence of inventory; Audit procedure to identify litigation & claims, obtaining evidence regarding the presentation and disclosure of segment information (SA 501 Audit Evidence
    • Specific Considerations for Selected Items);External confirmation procedures; Management’s refusal to allow the auditor to send a confirmation request; Negative Confirmations (SA 505 External Confirmations); Audit evidence about opening balances; Accounting policies relating to opening balances; Reporting with regard to opening balances (SA 510 Initial Audit Engagements-Opening Balances);
    • Meaning of Related Party; Nature of Related Party Relationships & Transactions; Understanding the Entity’s Related Party Relationships & Transactions (SA 550 Related Parties);
    • Analytical Procedures:
    • Meaning, nature, purpose and timing of analytical procedures; Substantive analytical procedures,
    • Designing and performing analytical procedures prior to Audit;
    • Investigating the results of analytical procedures (SA 520 Analytical Procedures).
  1. Audit Documentation
    • Concept of Audit Documentation.
    • Nature & Purpose of Audit Documentation; Form, Content & Extent of Audit Documentation.
      Completion Memorandum;
    • Ownership and custody of Audit Documentation (SA 230 Audit Documentation);

Section-V (Weightage 12%-20%) i.e. 12-20 Marks

  1. Audit of Items of Financial Statements
  • Audit of sale of Products and Services; Audit of Interest Income, Rental Income, Dividend Income, Net gain/loss on sale of Investments etc.
  • Audit of Purchases, Employee benefits expenses, Depreciation, Interest expense, Expenditure on Power & Fuel, Rent, Repair to building, Repair to Machinery, Insurance, Taxes, Travelling Expenses, Miscellaneous Expenses etc.
  • Audit of Share Capital, Reserve & Surplus, Long Term Borrowings, Trade Payables, Provisions, Short Term Borrowings & Other Current Liabilities.
  • Audit of Land, Buildings, Plant & Equipment, Furniture & Fixtures, vehicles, Office Equipment, Goodwill, Brand/Trademarks, Computer Software etc.
  • Audit of Loan & Advances, Trade Receivable, Inventories, Cash & Cash Equivalent, Other Current Assets. Audit of Contingent Liabilities. (The list of items is illustrative only).

Section-VI (Weightage 8%-12%) i.e. 8-12 Marks

  1. Completion and Review
  • Meaning of Subsequent Events;
  • Auditor’s obligations in different situations of subsequent events
  • Procedures for subsequent events (SA 560 Subsequent Events)
  • Responsibilities of the Auditor with regard to Going Concern Assumption; Objectives of the Auditor regarding Going Concern;
  • Events or Conditions that may cast doubt about Going Concern Assumption;
  • Audit Procedures when events or conditions are identified (SA 570 Going Concern).Overview and Introduction of Evaluations of Misstatements identified during the audit (SA 450)
  • Written Representations as Audit Evidence.
  • Objective of Auditor regarding Written Representation;
  • Management from whom Written Representations may be requested;
  • Written Representations about Management’s Responsibilities (SA 580 Written Representations);
  • Overview and Introduction of SA 260: Communication with Those Charged with Governance
  • Overview and Introduction of SA 265 Communicating Deficiencies in Internal Control to Those Charged with Governance and Management

Section-VII (Weightage 8%-12%) i.e. 8-12 Marks

  1. Audit Report:
  • Forming an opinion on the Financial Statements;
  • Auditor’s Report- basic elements (SA 700 Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements);
  • Communicating key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor’s Report (SA 701) Types of Modified Opinion; Circumstances When a Modification to the Auditor’s Opinion is Required, Qualified, Adverse, Disclaimer of Opinion (SA 705 Modification to the Opinion in the Independent Auditor’s Report);
  • SA 706 Emphasis of Matter Paragraphs and Other Matter Paragraphs in the Independent Auditor’s Report;
  • Nature of Comparative Information;
  • Corresponding Figure; Comparative Financial Statements (SA 710 Comparative Information –Corresponding Figures and Comparative Financial Statements).
  • Branch audit; Joint audit; Reporting requirements under the Companies Act, 2013 including CARO;

Section-VIII (Weightage 12%-18%) i.e. 12-18 Marks

  1. Special Features of Audit of Different Type of Entities: Appointment of Auditor, Audit Procedure and Audit Report in respect of different Category of Entities: Government; Local bodies; Not-for-profit organizations; Trust and Societies, Partnership Firms, Audit of different type of undertakings, i.e., educational institutions, Hotels, Clubs, Hospitals, Basics of Limited Liability Partnerships LLPs) audit and Cooperative Societies Audit.
  2. Audit of Banks: Understanding of accounting system in Banks, Audit Approach, Audit of Revenue items, Special Consideration in Bank Audit with emphasis on Advances and NPAs.

Section-IX (Weightage 8%-10%) i.e. 8-10 Marks

  1. Ethics and Terms of Audit Engagements
    • Meaning of Ethics;
    • Ethics is a State of Mind Need for Professional Ethics;
    • Principles based approach v Rules based approach; (Ethical or Legal)
    • The fundamental principles of Professional Ethics: Integrity; Objectivity; Professional Competence and Due care; Confidentiality; Professional Behaviour.
    • Independence of Auditors;
    • Threats to Independence : Self Interest threats; Self Review threats; Advocacy threats; Familiarity threats; Intimidation threats;
    • Safeguards to Independence; Professional Skepticism Terms of Audit Engagements Preconditions for an audit; Audit Engagement.
    • Agreement on Audit Engagement Terms.
    • Terms of Engagement in Recurring Audits (SA 210 Agreeing the Terms of Audit Engagements);
    • Overview and Introduction of SQC 1 Quality Control for Firms that Perform Audits and Reviews of Historical Financial Information and Other Assurance and Related Services Engagements.
    • Overview and Introduction of SA 220 – Quality Control for an Audit of Financial Statements).


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