The following List of Institute’s Publications is relevant for the forthcoming examination i.e. May, 2011. Students may kindly take it into consideration while preparing for the examination.

Paper 1: Financial Reporting Final Examination

I.        Statements and Standards

1.       Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements

2.       Accounting Standards (including limited revisions) – AS 1 to AS 32*.

II.      Guidance Notes on Accounting Aspects

1.       Guidance Note on Treatment of Reserves created on Revaluation of Fixed Assets.

2.       Guidance Note on Accrual Basis of Accounting.

3.       Guidance Note on Accounting Treatment for Excise Duty.

4.       Guidance Note on Accounting for Depreciation in Co mpanies.

5.       Guidance Note on Availability of Revaluation Reserve for Issue of Bonus Shares.

6.       Guidance Note on Accounting Treatment for MOD VAT/CEN VAT.

7.       Guidance Note on Accounting for Corporate Dividend Tax.

8.       Guidance Note on Accounting for Employee S hare-based Payments.

9.       Guidance Note on Accounting for Credit Available in respect of Minimum Alternate Tax under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

10.     Guidance Note on Measurement of Income Tax for Interim Financial Reporting in the context of AS 25

11.     Guidance Note on Applicability of Accounting Standard (AS) 20, Earnings Per Share.

12.     Guidance Note on Remuneration paid to key management personnel – whether a related party transaction.

13.     Guidance Note on Applicability of AS 25 to Interim Financial Results.


1. The Core Group was constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs for convergence of Indian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This Core Group decided that there will be two separate sets of Accounting Standards viz.

(i)       Indian Accounting Standards converged with the IFRS (Ind AS)

These are the standards which are being converged by eliminating the differences of the Indian Accounting Standards vis-à-vis IFRS. These standards shall be applied for all companies falling under Phase I to Phase III as prescribed under the roadmap issued by the core group. At present, these Ind ASs are in the form of Exposure Drafts and not yet finalized and therefore, no t applicable for the students appearing in May, 2011 Examination.

(ii) Accounting Standards

The companies not falling within the threshold limits prescribed for IFRS compliance in the respective phases shall continue to apply these standards in the preparation and presentation of financial statements.

2.       Students are expected to have thorough knowledge of the Accounting Standards (AS 1 to AS 29) and Guidance Notes on various aspects issued by ICAI. As far as AS 30, 31 and 32 are concerned, in view of th e complexities involved, the questions involving conceptual issues (not involving application issues) may be asked. Since a separate topic of ‘Financial Instruments’ is included in the curriculum, simple practical problems based on AS 30, 31 and 32 may be asked.

3.       The Accounting Standard Interpretations (ASI) have been issued from time to time by the Council of the ICAI. These interpretations address questions that arise in course of application of a particular Accounting Standard. ASI 2 and ASI 11 have b een withdrawn. ASI 12, 23, 27 and 29 have been withdrawn and issued as Guidance Notes. The remaining interpretations have been merged as explanations to the relevant paragraphs of the related Accounting Standards.

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