• Why the subject in CA course?
• What to Study?
• How to Study?
• How to answer question in exam?
• How to get good marks in exam?
Purpose of this Webcast
• Understand Subject
• Answer General Issues
• Strategy to Qualify & Excel
Why This Subject?
Computers are inherent part of life today. Virtually, in every walk of
life, a person is expected to able to use computers.
The impact of Information technology in several aspects of
accounting profession has been pronounced over the last two
decades in India.
The accountant who does not understand computer based
accounting system is likely to Left high & Dry in the Profession.
A working Knowledge of contemporary Information Technology is a
basic Bread & Butter Requirement of Chartered Accountants Today.
Hence, The Study of this Subject will be Very Helpful in Current
Dynamic Business Scenario.
The first question …. Why?
We all must have
answered the Q’s
when we decided
to do CA.
How to study?
The best way is to look
around yourself and see
whether the subject you
are reading exists in
real life situation.
If you view the above
your natural interest in
subject shall go-up, and
its shall definitely get
you better marks.
• Introduction to Computers.
• Data Storage, Retrieval and Data Base Management
• Computer Networks & Network Security.
• Internet & Other Technologies.
• Introduction to Flowcharting.
• Decision Table.
How to study Chapter 1: Software
Imagine you use
As you start your
system / computer
you start using the
software’s listed in
How to study Chapter 2: DB
number is a
data in large
We are all
DATA in this
How to study Chapter 3
around us is
How to study Chapter 4:
I feel you cannot
anything on this
You are all born in
and you know
How to study Chapter 5:
But that issue is
solve a problems.
They are pure
How to study Chapter 6:
If you can make a table where all
possible ways a student can appear
in CA IPCC exams, you are done
with the idea of DECISION TABLE.
Chapter 1: Introduction to
Meaning of Software.
Classification of Software.
Types of Operating System and their
Various types of software available in the
market for Scientific & Business Purposes.
Chapter 3: Computer Networks &
The Concepts of Computer Networks.
Classification of computer Networks & its Topologies.
Communication Software & network Hardware.
Transmission Protocols – OSI and TCP/IP.
Client Server Architecture and Tier System.
Data Center & Disaster Recovery Sites.
Network Security, Threats & Vulnerabilities.
Chapter 2: Data Storage, Retrieval
and Data Base Management System
Number System & File Organization.
Concept of Database Management System,
Types & Components of Databases.
Difference Between various Structures of
Data Warehousing and Data Mining in
Chapter:4 Internet & Other
The concepts of Internet and its components.
The use of Internet & Extranet in an Organization.
Working & Benefits of E- Commerce.
Types of E- Commerce
Various Aspects of CRM & SCM.
Working Procedure and Advantages of EDI.
6. Types of Electronic Payments.
7. Various Risks & Security Consideration Like Firewall, Encryption, Massage Authentication
and Site Blocking.
8. Brief Description of M- Commerce, Bluetooth & Wi- Fi.
Chapter 5: Introduction to
Various Steps involved in Programming
The concept of Algorithm
To Analyze a given problem and represent its
solution with the help of Flowchart/ Algorithm.
Many Practical Problems and their Solutions
Chapter 6: Decision Tables
The concept of Decision Table.
Various Types of Decision Tables.
Many Practical Problems & their
Corresponding Decision Tables.
What to study?
A chart to illustrate the questions asked in exams in
Questions in Exam: Average marks
from last five exams
Chapter 1 5.30
Chapter 2 12.70
Chapter 3 13.15
Chapter 4 9.10
Chapter 5 8.90
Chapter 6 0.85
What to study…
Based on above
data it is amply clear
that few chapters
have greater weight-
age in exams.
The above have
been adjusted for
additions / deletions
How to Study? A General Discussion
we shall define the
type of questions
asked in exam:
Classification of Questions
Nature Description Marks in exam
Short Answer Answer in two-five lines. 1-2
Long answer Answer may run up to 8-
Differences Four – Five differences. 4
Flowchart No description needed. 8-10
Practical Cases Answer may run up to 8-
4 - 6
Classification of questions
is a broad
pattern of questions
asked in exam.
Each type of
question may need
a different approach,
but still few rules are
Common rules for answering
Rule 1: To any question,
asked start by defining the
technical term used in
question. The definition may
not be the asked question.
Common rules for answering: Rule 1
Q in exam: “Explain in
functionality of Customer
Answer: Before writing
please define the word
Common rules for answering: Rule 1
Benefit from the Rule
It is a good way to start
an answer and it also
triggers the right
thoughts for continuing
forward. It also settles
one critical issue, how
to start an answer.
Common Rules: Rule 2:
Answer in bullets
The rule is better
applied to long
Common Rules : Rule 2
Common Rules: Rule 3:
Always answer your
best question first.
“always put your
best foot forward”
Common Rules: Rule 3
This rule is toughest
to implement, but
makes a lot of
Above means the
need to be
List them from Best
need not be
Main Focus Areas
Data Storage, Retrieval and Data Base Management System.
Computer Networks & Network Security.
Internet & Other Technologies.
Introduction to Flowcharting.
Practical Problems of Flowcharting & Decision Tables
Periodical Review of Preparation
Revise your plan
and allocate more
time for the
Subjects in which
you feel Deficient.
Read Each chapter
slowly to ensure that
you understand and
assimilate the main
main concept of
each chapter by way
of brief notes.
One should Definitely go through the Practice Manual
this will help in understanding the language to be used
and the content required to answer in the examination.
Always Try to attempt past year examination question
papers under examination conditions.
Repeatedly read through the text along with your notes
Try to remember the definitions and important aspects
of the related topics.
How to Answer in Exams?
Plan your time so that equal time is awarded for each mark. Keep
Sometime for revision as well.
Always attempt to do all questions. Remember that Six average
answers fetch more marks than five best answers. Therefore, it is
important that you must finish each question within allocated time.
In case question is not clear, you may state your assumptions and
then answer the question.
While writing the essay type questions, try to make sub-headings so
that it catches examiner’s eye. In case of case study, be very precise
and write your conclusion in a clear manner.