CBSE syllabus for the Academic Year 2023-24 – ACCOUNTANCY (Code No. 055)

The course in accountancy is introduced at plus two stage of senior second of school education,
as the formal commerce education is provided after ten years of schooling. With the fast
changing economic scenario, accounting as a source of financial information has carved out a
place for itself at the senior secondary stage. Its syllabus content provide students a firm
foundation in basic accounting concepts and methodology and also acquaint them with the
changes taking place in the preparation and presentation of financial statements in accordance
to the applicable accounting standards and the Companies Act 2013.
The course in accounting put emphasis on developing basic understanding about accounting as
an information system. The emphasis in Class XI is placed on basic concepts and process of
accounting leading to the preparation of accounts for a sole proprietorship firm. The students
are also familiarized with basic calculations of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in recording the
business transactions. The accounting treatment of GST is confined to the syllabus of class XI.
The increased role of ICT in all walks of life cannot be overemphasized and is becoming an
integral part of business operations. The learners of accounting are introduced to Computerized
Accounting System at class XI and XII. Computerized Accounting System is a compulsory
component which is to be studied by all students of commerce in class XI; whereas in class XII
it is offered as an optional subject to Company Accounts and Analysis of Financial Statements.
This course is developed to impart skills for designing need based accounting database for
maintaining book of accounts.
The complete course of Accountancy at the senior secondary stage introduces the learners to
the world of business and emphasize on strengthening the fundamentals of the subject.

  1. To familiarize students with new and emerging areas in the preparation and presentation
    of financial statements.
  2. To acquaint students with basic accounting concepts and accounting standards.
  3. To develop the skills of designing need based accounting database.
  4. To appreciate the role of ICT in business operations.
  5. To develop an understanding about recording of business transactions and preparation
    of financial statements.
  6. To enable students with accounting for Not-for-Profit organizations, accounting for
    Partnership Firms and company accounts

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