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Inter Group-2 Syllabus

Group II
Paper 8: Cost & Management Accounting (One Paper: 3 hours:100 marks)
To understand basic concept, processes used to determine product cost
To gain knowledge of preparation of budgets , standard costs and variance statements
To gain skill for controlling cost and decision making
1. Basic aspects of Cost Accounting 15 %
Cost Concepts and Classification of costs
Materials: accounting and control systems procedures and techniques
Labour: accounting, incentive schemes and control systems and procedures
Direct Expenses
Indirect expenses: allocation, apportionment, re-apportionment and absorption of overhead costs.
Cost Accounting Standards.
2. Cost Accounting Methods and systems 20%
Job, batch, contract and process costing.
Cost accounting for service sector
Accounting entries for an integrated accounting system – cost ledgers
Reconciliation between cost and Financial profit and loss account.
Interlocking accounting
3. Decision Making Tools 20%
Marginal costing, break even analysis and its applications in decision making
Absorption costing as a system of profit reporting and stock valuation.
Throughput accounting as a system of profit reporting and stock valuation.
Activity-based costing for profit reporting and stock valuation.
Integration of standard costing with marginal cost accounting, absorption cost accounting and throughput accounting.
Process costing including establishment of equivalent units in stock, work-in-progress and abnormal loss accounts and use of various methods like first-in-first-out, average cost and standard cost methods of stock valuation.
4. Budgeting 15%
Budget Concepts and Preparation
Fixed and Flexible Budgets
Time series analysis including moving totals and averages, treatment of seasonality, trend analysis using regression analysis and the application of these techniques in forecasting product and service volumes.
Fixed, variable, semi-variable and activity-based categorizations of cost and their application in projecting financial results.
Zero base budgeting
5. Standard Costing 15%
Manufacturing standards for material, labour, and overhead.
Price/rate and usage/efficiency variances for materials, labour and overhead. Further subdivision of total usage/efficiency variances into mix and yield components.
Fixed overhead variances.
Planning and operational variances.
Sales price and sales revenue/margin volume variances (calculation of the latter on a unit basis related to revenue, gross margin and contribution margin). Application of these variances to all sectors, including professional services and retail analysis.
Interpretation of variances: interrelationship, significance.
Benchmarking for setting standards
Text Box: 6. Costing and performance management  10% •  Business performance measurement for performance improvement  8. Recent trends in cost and Management Accounting  
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<br />Paper 9: Operation Management and Information Systems (One Paper: 3 hours:100 marks) </span></b><span style=
To gain knowledge of Operation Management, Production planning and resource management
To develop understanding of Information Technology and its use in business environment.
A. Operation Management ( 50 marks)
1. Overview of Production Process 15 %
Fabrication process
Metal working process – forming, heat treatment, welding, surface treatment etc.
Machining process
Class of machine – Lathes, drilling, grinding, milling, planing, shaping, slotting etc.
Special purpose machine – special grinding, hobbing, honing, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures etc.
Pump, motor, transformer, electrical drives,
Classification of industries based on production process
Technological aspects of different production process like power, pollution control, recovery process,
Plant layout , material handling system etc
2. Production Planning & Productivity management 15%
Time study, work study, method study, Job Evaluation.
Production planning and control-Introduction.
Capacity planning and Utilization.
Process planning,
Project planning.
Progressing and follow-up.
Scheduling Technique & Line Balancing Problem
Economic batch production
Human Resource Planning
Material Requirement Planning
Productivity measurement techniques of factors of production
Quality Control
3. Maintenance Management 10%
Obsolescence, replacement of machinery
Breakdown maintenance, preventive maintenance & Routine Maintenance
Maintenance Techniques
Maintenance organization
Maintenance problems etc
4. Resource Management 10%
Input-output ratio
Linear programming
Replacement of machine
Change of Technology and its implication

B. Information Systems ( 50 marks)
1. Information System Analysis and Design. 10%
• Information System-Systems development life cycle, Structured Systems Analysis and Design, Physical and Logical Data Flow Diagrams, Requirements Analysis, Design of New Systems. Data Modeling, data dictionary, entity relationship diagram, structure charts, Transform and Transaction Analysis, Applications in Financial & Cost Management
2. Database Management Systems 15%
• File & Data Base Concept, Overview of DBMS, Data Models, Database Administrator, Database Users, Schema. Data Independence, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), some applications of RDBMS using Oracle & SQL Server
3. Management Information Systems (MIS) 15%
• Introduction, People & Organization, System & models, Decision process and evaluation thereof, transaction processing & management reporting, MIS in functional areas: Finance & Cost Management, Inventory, Marketing, HRM.
4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 10%
• Functional architecture of ERP, Material requirement planning & ERP, Business Process Reengineering & ERP, Supply chain management, Some applications involving SAP & Oracle (Financial), Change Management and ERP Implementations, Technology and International Considerations in implementation of ERP.

Paper 10: Applied Indirect Taxes (One Paper: 3 hours:100 marks)

To gain knowledge of various provisions of Central Excise, Service tax, VAT & Sales Tax.
To know the applications of provisions in different situations
To understand the statutory compliance under indirect taxes including audits
1. Canons of Taxation -Indirect Taxes 5%
Features of Indirect Tax. Constitutional validity. Indirect Tax Laws, administration and relevant procedures
2. Central Excise 25%
The Central Excise Law
Goods, Excisable goods, Manufacture and manufacturer, Classification, Valuation, Related Person, Captive Consumption, CAS 4, CENVAT.
Basic procedures, Export, SSI, Job Work.
Assessment, Demands, Refund, Exemptions;
Powers of Officers.
Adjudication, Appeals, Settlement Commission, Penalties .
Central Excise Audit and Special Audit under 14A and 14AA of Central Excise Act
Impact of tax on GATT 94, WTO, Anti Dumping processing;
Tariff Commission and other Tariff authorities.
3. Customs laws 15%
Basic concepts of customs law;
Territorial waters, high seas;
Types of custom duties., Anti-Dumping Duty, Safeguard Duty;
Customs Procedures, Import and Export Procedures, Baggage.
Warehousing, Demurrage;
Project Imports and Re-Imports;
Penalties and Offences.
Export Promotion Schemes. EOU
Duty Drawback.
Special Economic Zones.
4. Service Tax 15%
Introduction, Nature of Service Tax.
Service Provider and Service Receiver.
Registration procedure
Records to be maintained
Classification of taxable services
Valuation of taxable services.
Exemptions and Abatements.
Payment of service tax, Return
Cenvat Credit Rules
Export and import of services.
Other aspects of Service Tax.
Taxable Services.
Special Audit under 14A and 14AA of Central Excise Act
5. Central Sales Tax Act & VAT Act. 15%
Introduction, definition of sale under CST;
Stock transfer, branch transfer under CST;
Inter state sale,
Various forms for filing of sales tax returns under CST;
Sales outside territorial waters under CST;
Practical examples on CST.
VAT, Salient features of State VAT Acts
Treatment of stock & branch transfer under State VAT Acts
Filing & Return under State VAT Acts
Accounting & Auditing VAT

6. Practical problems and Case Studies under Indirect Tax Laws 25%

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