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ACCOUNTANCY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organisations and Partnership Firms 
Unit I: Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation  
• Not-for-profit organization: Meaning and Examples. 
• Receipts and Payments: Meaning and Concept of fund-based and non-fund-based accounting. 
• Preparation of Income and Expenditure Account and Balance sheet from receipt and payment account 
with additional information. 
 
Unit II: Accounting for Partnership  
• Nature of Partnership Firm: Partnership deed (meaning, importance). 
• Final Accounts of Partnership: Fixed v/s Fluctuating capital, Division of profit among partners, Profit, 
and Loss Appropriation account.  
Unit III: Reconstitution of Partnership  
Changes in profit sharing ratio among the existing partners – Sacrificing ratio and Gaining ratio. 
• Accounting for Revaluation of Assets and Liabilities and Distribution of reserves and 
accumulated profits. 
• Goodwill: Nature, Factors affecting and Methods of valuation: Average profit, Super profit, 
Multiplier, and Capitalisation methods. 
• Admission of a Partner: Effect of admission of a partner, Change in profit sharing ratio, the 
Accounting treatment for goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Reserves (accumulated 
profits), and Adjustment of capitals. 
• Retirement/Death of a Partner: Change in profit sharing ratio, Accounting treatment of 
goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Adjustment of accumulated profits (Reserves). 
 
 Unit IV: Dissolution of Partnership Firm  
• Meaning, Settlement of accounts: Preparation of realization account and related accounts 
(excluding piecemeal distribution, sale to a company and insolvency of a Spartner) 
 
Company Accounts and Financial Statement Analysis 
Unit V: Accounting for Share and Debenture Capital  
• Share Capital: Meaning, Nature and Types. 
• Accounting for Share Capital: Issue and Allotment of Equity and Preference Shares; Over 
subscription and Under subscription; Issue at par, premium and at discount; Calls in advance, Calls in 
arrears, Issue of shares for consideration other than cash. 
• Forfeiture of Shares: Accounting treatment, Re-issue of forfeited shares. 
• Presentation of shares and Debentures Capital in the company’s balance sheet. 
• Issue of Debenture – At par, premium, and discount; Issue of debentures for consideration other 
than cash. 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
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ACCOUNTANCY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organisations and Partnership Firms 
Unit I: Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation  
• Not-for-profit organization: Meaning and Examples. 
• Receipts and Payments: Meaning and Concept of fund-based and non-fund-based accounting. 
• Preparation of Income and Expenditure Account and Balance sheet from receipt and payment account 
with additional information. 
 
Unit II: Accounting for Partnership  
• Nature of Partnership Firm: Partnership deed (meaning, importance). 
• Final Accounts of Partnership: Fixed v/s Fluctuating capital, Division of profit among partners, Profit, 
and Loss Appropriation account.  
Unit III: Reconstitution of Partnership  
Changes in profit sharing ratio among the existing partners – Sacrificing ratio and Gaining ratio. 
• Accounting for Revaluation of Assets and Liabilities and Distribution of reserves and 
accumulated profits. 
• Goodwill: Nature, Factors affecting and Methods of valuation: Average profit, Super profit, 
Multiplier, and Capitalisation methods. 
• Admission of a Partner: Effect of admission of a partner, Change in profit sharing ratio, the 
Accounting treatment for goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Reserves (accumulated 
profits), and Adjustment of capitals. 
• Retirement/Death of a Partner: Change in profit sharing ratio, Accounting treatment of 
goodwill, Revaluation of assets and liabilities, Adjustment of accumulated profits (Reserves). 
 
 Unit IV: Dissolution of Partnership Firm  
• Meaning, Settlement of accounts: Preparation of realization account and related accounts 
(excluding piecemeal distribution, sale to a company and insolvency of a Spartner) 
 
Company Accounts and Financial Statement Analysis 
Unit V: Accounting for Share and Debenture Capital  
• Share Capital: Meaning, Nature and Types. 
• Accounting for Share Capital: Issue and Allotment of Equity and Preference Shares; Over 
subscription and Under subscription; Issue at par, premium and at discount; Calls in advance, Calls in 
arrears, Issue of shares for consideration other than cash. 
• Forfeiture of Shares: Accounting treatment, Re-issue of forfeited shares. 
• Presentation of shares and Debentures Capital in the company’s balance sheet. 
• Issue of Debenture – At par, premium, and discount; Issue of debentures for consideration other 
than cash. 
 
Note:  
There will be one Question Paper which will have 50 questions out of which 40 questions need to be 
attempted. 
 
 
 
• Redemption of the debenture. 
• Out of proceeds of fresh issue, accumulated profits, and sinking fund. 
Unit VI: Analysis of Financial Statements  
• Financial Statements of a Company: Preparation of simple financial statements of a company in the 
prescribed form with major headings only. 
• Financial Analysis: Meaning, Significance, Purpose, Limitations. 
• Tools for Financial Analysis: Comparative statements, Common size statements. 
• Accounting Ratios: Meaning and Objectives, Types of ratios: 
Liquidity Ratios: Current ratio, Liquidity ratio. 
Solvency Ratio: Debt to equity, Total assets to debt, Proprietary ratio. 
 Activity Ratio: Inventory turnover, Debtors turnover, Payables turnover, Working capital 
turnover, Fixed assets turnover, Current assets turnover. 
Profitability Ratio: Gross profit, Operating ratio, Net profit ratio, Return on Investment, Earning per Share, 
Dividend per Share, Profit Earning ratio. 
 
Unit VII: Statement of Changes in Financial Position  
• Cash Flow Statement: Meaning and Objectives, Preparation, Adjustments related to depreciation, 
dividend and tax, sale and purchase of non-current assets (as per revised standard issued by ICAI). 
 
Computerized Accounting System 
 
Unit I: Overview of Computerised Accounting System  
• Concept and Types of Computerised Accounting System (CAS). 
• Features of a Computerised Accounting System. 
• Structure of a Computerised Accounting System. 
Unit II: Using Computerised Accounting System  
• Steps in the installation of CAS, Preparation of chart of accounts, Codification, and Hierarchy of 
account heads. 
• Data entry, Data validation, and Data verification. 
• Adjusting entries, Preparation of financial statements, Closing entries, and Opening entries. 
• Security of CAS and Security features are generally available in CAS (Students are expected 
to understand and practice the entire accounting process using an accounting package.) 
Unit III: Accounting Using Database Management System (DBMS) 
• Concepts of DBMS.Objects in DBMS: Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports. 
• Creating data tables for accounting. 
• Using queries, forms, and reports for generating accounting information. Applications of DBMS 
in generating accounting information such as shareholders’ records, sales reports, customers’ 
profiles, suppliers’ profiles payroll, employees’ profiles, and petty cash registers. 
Unit IV: Accounting Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet  
• Concept of an Electronic Spreadsheet (ES). 
• Features offered by Electronic Spreadsheet. 
• Applications of Electronic Spreadsheet in generating accounting information, preparing 
depreciation schedules, loan repayment schedules, payroll accounting, and other such 
company 
 
 
 
 
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1. What is the syllabus for the Accountancy exam at CUET?
Ans. The syllabus for the Accountancy exam at CUET includes topics such as Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, and Financial Management.
2. What are the key topics covered under Financial Accounting in the CUET Accountancy exam?
Ans. The key topics covered under Financial Accounting in the CUET Accountancy exam include Financial Statements, Accounting Concepts and Principles, Journal Entries, Ledger Accounts, Trial Balance, Final Accounts, and Analysis of Financial Statements.
3. What are the main areas of study in Cost Accounting for the CUET Accountancy exam?
Ans. The main areas of study in Cost Accounting for the CUET Accountancy exam include Cost Concepts, Cost Classification, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Standard Costing, Budgeting, and Decision Making.
4. What does the syllabus cover for Auditing in the CUET Accountancy exam?
Ans. The syllabus for Auditing in the CUET Accountancy exam covers topics such as Audit Planning, Audit Evidence, Internal Control, Audit Sampling, Audit Reports, and Professional Ethics.
5. What are the important topics included in the Taxation section of the CUET Accountancy exam syllabus?
Ans. The important topics included in the Taxation section of the CUET Accountancy exam syllabus are Income Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), Customs Duty, Tax Planning, and Taxation Laws and Regulations.
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