Monday, 7 May 2012

How to crack Law paper of IPCC

CA PCC ­ Inputs for exams ­ Paper 3 ­ Law , Ethics & Communication
1. The pattern of the question paper is as follows
a. Law
i. Question 1 & 2 are compulsory (both 10 marks each)
ii. You have to attend 8/10 questions x 5 marks each = 40
iii. Total 60 marks – Law
b. Ethics
i. Question 13 is compulsory – 10 marks
ii. Attend any 2 from the rest 3 questions – 5x2=10 marks
iii. Question no 15 – State whether correct/incorrect with reasons (attend any 2 from 4)
iv. Total 20 marks – Ethics
c. Communication
i. Question no 17 is compulsory ­ 10 marks
ii. Any 2 from the rest 3 ­ 5x2 = 10 marks
iii. Total 20 marks – Communication
2. Class Notes Material will be sufficient for exams.
3. Do not leave any topic as the paper will cover the entire syllabus
4. The following are the expected marks / topics
a. Companies Act – 30 marks
b. Contract Act – 5 - 10 marks
c. Negotiable Instrument – 5 - 10 marks
d. Gratuity – 5 marks
e. Bonus – 5 marks
f. PF Act – 5 marks
5. Please go through the RTP prescribed for your attempt, as sometimes the exam problem is one of the RTP questions.
6. Write the answers in points, it will fetch you more marks
7. Please read the provisions deeply as the exam questions will be very tricky
8. Time will be a constraint so plan your time well in advance
9. For the cases asked use the pattern where your answer clearly distinguishes:
The facts of the case
The provisions of the law
Analysis of the case
This will definitely fetch you more marks.
10. Be thorough with the following
a. Drafting notices of AGM/EGM
b. Minutes
c. Legal Documents
(As more than 10 marks in communication are asked from above (including compulsory question)
11. Ethics & Communication are scoring sections
12. Try to go through the past question papers and the feel of the type of questions asked and the related provisions of law
13. Law section covers at least 6 marks for one word answers. It becomes a good scoring area
14. Concentrate well on the gratuity, bonus and PF Act as these are very small acts and the same questions keep repeating in the exams




  1. thank u so much.....this was very helpful

  2. sir i have cleared my cpt in june 2009 nd nw some reson i couldnt pass my ipcc still den should i try for may 2013 plz suggest me???

    1. Never Quit. Quitters never win, winners never quit. Yesterday a person have cleared CA final after 32 attempts. So keep on struggling.

    2. agree
      never never never give up

    3. Success only comes to those people who work hard, passing in 1st or second attempt is not that big a achievement but giving up is the biggest failure in life

  3. PLZ Tell me,How to prepare income tax,ST and VAT to secure above 70 marks.Suggest study material other than....ICAI studt mat,RTP,scanner,practice manual,Girish Ahuja text book,model test papers as i have completed all these books.
    Are these enough sources for tax-ipcc exam ?.

  4. ICAI practical Manual is Best one.......As per my experience.