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Weightage of Marks for CA Foundation Paper 2 Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting

Section wise weightage of marks for CA Foundation Paper 2 (Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting) for May 2018 Exam under New Scheme of Education and Training.

The Board of Studies (BoS) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) has now assigned weightage of marks to various sections of a subject. This facility would help students to plan their studies in a structured manner for the coming ICAI 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 would take into consideration the weightage range assigned to different sections.

Following are the detail section wise weightage of marks assigned to the Paper-2 Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting of CA Foundation course examination to be held in May 2018 under New Scheme of Education and Training.

Section wise Weightage of Marks for Paper 2

Foundation Course Paper 2 (Section A): Business Laws (60 Marks)

Section-I (15 Marks to 21 Marks)

  1. The Indian Contract Act, 1872:

An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of contract, breach of contract, Contingent and Quasi Contract.

Section-II (12 Marks to 15 Marks)

  1. The Sale of Goods Act, 1930:

Formation of the contract of sale, Conditions and Warranties, Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods, Unpaid seller and his rights.

Section-III (12 Marks to 15 Marks)

  1. The Indian Partnership Act, 1932:

General Nature of Partnership, Rights and duties of partners, Reconstitution of firms, Registration and dissolution of a firm.

Section-IV (3 Marks to 6 Marks)

  1. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008:

Introduction- covering nature and scope, Essential features, characteristics of LLP, Incorporation and differences with other forms of organizations.

Section-V (9 Marks to 12 Marks)

  1. The Companies Act, 2013:

Essential features of company, corporate veil theory, Classes of companies, types of share capital, Incorporation of company, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Doctrine of Indoor Management

Foundation Course Paper 2 (Section B): Business Correspondence and Reporting (40 Marks)

Section-I (4 Marks to 6 Marks)

  1. Communication

(i) Types

(ii) Directions

(iii) Network

(iv) Process

(v) Problems

(vi) Barriers

(vii) Types of Communication

(a) Interpersonal Skills

(b) Listening Skills

(c) Emotional Intelligence

(viii) Sample Questions with Answers

Section-II (8 Marks to 12 Marks)

  1. Sentence Types and Vocabulary

(i) Sentence: Definition

(ii) Classification of sentence based on connotation

(a) Assertive sentences

(b) Interrogative sentences

(c) Imperative sentences

(d) Exclamatory sentences

(e) Optative sentences

(iii) Sentence Structure

(a) Subject and Predicate

(b) Verb (Auxiliary, Finite)

(c) Object (Direct, Indirect)

(d) Complement

(e) Adjunct or Adverbial

(f) Clause Structure

(g) Types of Clauses

o Independent clauses

o Dependent clauses

o Relative or noun clauses

(iv) Types of sentences

(a) Simple sentence

(b) Compound sentence

(c) Complex sentence

(d) Compound-complex sentence

(v) Direct-Indirect Speech

(a) Introduction

(b) Procedure for converting Direct speech into Indirect speech

o Rules for converting Direct speech into Indirect speech

o Change in pronouns

o Change in tenses

o Change in modals

o Changes for Imperative sentences

o Changes for Exclamatory sentences

o Changes for Interrogative sentences

o Punctuation in Direct speech

(c) Rules for converting Indirect speech into Direct speech

(vi) Active Passive Voice: Introduction

(a) Usage: Active Vs passive voice

(b) Reasons for using Passive voice

(c) Changing Passive voice to Active voice

(d) Changing Active voice to Passive voice

(e) Suggestions for using Active and Passive voice

(vii) Verbs Voice

(a) Active or passive

  1. Vocabulary Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes), Phrasal verbs, Collocations and Idioms.

(i) Introduction

(ii) Significance of improving vocabulary

(iii) How to improve vocabulary

(iv) Root words

(v) Synonyms and Antonyms

(vi) Words formed by using Prefixes

(vii) Words formed by using Suffixes

(viii) Phrasal verbs

(ix) Collocations

(x) Idioms

Section-III (8 Marks to 12 Marks)

Comprehension Passages and Note Making

  1. Comprehension Passages

(i) Introduction to Comprehension Passages

(ii) Points to ponder

(iii) Sample Passages with answers

  1. Note Making

(i) Introduction to Note Making

(ii) Significance of Note Making

(iii) Detailed Format

(a) Heading(Title)

(b) Sub-heading

(c) Indentation

(d) Points

(e) Use of abbreviations

(f) Summary

(g) Content

(h) Expression

(iv) Steps to Comprehend and summarize text

(v) Helpful Hints

(vi) Sample Passages with Notes

Section-IV (14 Marks to 16 Marks)

Developing Writing Skills

  1. Introduction to Basic Writing

(i) Introduction

(ii) Process of writing

(iii) Styles of Writing

(iv) Significance of writing skills for students

(v) Writing Conventions

(vi) Characteristics of good writing

(vii) Do’s and Don’ts of good writing

  1. Précis Writing

(i) What is Précis writing?

(ii) Features of good Précis writing

(iii) How to write a Précis

(iv) Do’s and Don’ts of Précis writing

(v) Examples (Passages with Précis)

  1. Article Writing

(i) What is an Article?

(ii) Essential elements of Article Writing

(iii) Detailed Format

(a) Title

(b) By- Writer’s Name

(c) Body

o Introduction

o Main Idea-Support

o Conclusion

(iv) Sample Articles

  1. Report Writing

(i) What is a Report?

(ii) Essential elements of Report Writing

(iii) Kinds of Reports

(a) Reporting for a Meeting/Assembly

(b) Reporting for a Newspaper

(c) Reporting for a Magazine

(iv) Detailed Format for (c) above

(a) Title

(b) By- Writer’s Name

(c) Place, Date

(d) Body

o What

o When

o Where

o Who

o How

(v) Tips and Conventions of Report Writing

(vi) Sample Reports

  1. Writing Formal Letters

(i) Types of Letters

(a) Circulars

(b) Complaints

(c) Memos

(d) Promotional Content

(e) Sales

(f) Recovery/Remittances

(ii) Detailed format for (a) above

(a) Date

(b) Salutation

(c) Subject

(d) Body of the letter

o First paragraph

o Second paragraph

(e) Complimentary Closure

(iii) Points to Remember

(iv) Sample Letters

  1. Writing Formal Mails

(i) How to Write a Formal Mail?

(ii) Writing Effective Mails

(iii) Essential elements of Mails

(a) Subject line

(b) Formal Greetings

(c) Target Audience(Reader)

(d) Clarity and Conciseness

(e) Formal Closing

(f) Proof read

(g) Feedback

(iv) Tips and Conventions of Mails

(v) Sample Mails

  1. Resume Writing

(i) Essential Elements of Resume

(a) Name and contact details

(b) Objective Summary

(c) Academic Qualifications and Achievements

(d) Co-curricular Achievements

(e) Training Programs attended/completed

(f) Strengths

(g) Interests/Hobbies

(h) Declaration

(i) Signature

(ii) Resume Writing Tips and Conventions

(iii) Sample Resumes

  1. Meetings

(i) Notice

(ii) Agenda

(iii) Drafting minutes

(iv) Action Taken Report

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