CA Final result analysis for May 2019 – New course candidates fare better than old course
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 - 4:41 p.m. IST by Bachan Thakur

CA Final result analysis for May 2019 - After the result announcement of CA Final 2019 for May session, the official data reflects that candidates of new course have fared better than the ones who had opted for old course. According to the result data of CA Final May 2019 released by ICAI, the overall pass percentage of CA Final new course of May 2019 has been 2.4 percent better than the new course exam held in November 2018, while the pass percentage of the old course for May 2019 exam has seen a dip of around 8 percent as compared to the result output of the previous session for the respective course.

While candidates opting for the new course have emerged more promising, the old course test takers have registered a drastic fall. The overall pass percentage of CA Final May 2019 new course is 26.62 percent against the success rate of 24.2 percent of the previous session. However, the success rate of the old course candidates of the old course is 22.29 percent for the May 2019 session, in comparison with the pass percentage of 30.5 percent for November 2018 session of the respective course.

In terms of numbers, 26515 candidates had taken the new course exam in May 2019, while only 7060 candidates could make it to the cut off. This number brings down the success rate to 26.62 percent. Whereas in the last session, 13563 candidates had appeared for the new course, out of which 3283 could qualify the exam, thus bringing the pass percentage to 24.2. Refer to the table below for complete data.

CA Final Pass Percentage - New Course

Group

Appeared (May 2019)

Passed (May 2019)

Pass Percentage (May 2019)

Appeared (Nov 2018)

Passed (Nov 2018)

Pass Percentage (Nov 2019)

Appeared (May 2018)

Passed (May 2018)

Pass Percentage (May 2018)

Group I

8894

1500

16.87%

6181

884

14.30%

2289

260

11.36%

Group II

6529

1146

17.55%

3307

894

27.03%

1208

96

7.95%

Both Groups

Passed Group I

11092

1669

15.05%

4075

542

13.30%

936

160

17.09%

Passed Group II

432

3.89%

293

7.19%

14

1.5%

Passed Both Groups

2313

20.85%

670

15.44%

92

9.83%

Total

26515

7060

26.62%

13563

3283

24.2%

4433

622

14.03%

Further, out of the overall pass percentage of all groups, candidates who had taken only Group II new course exam have recorded a fall of around 10 percent. Out of all the groups, Group II has shown the lowest success rate of 17.55 percent in May 2019 session in comparison to the result outcome of 27.03 percent during the previous session of November 2018 for new course. Individual Group I data for May 2019 session reflects that 16.87 percent candidates have qualified the new course test, while the success rate for the previous, November session had remained 14.30 percent.

More Candidates Pass Both Groups of New Course

Out of the total candidates, who had opted for taking both the groups of the new course May 2019 CA Final exam, 20.85 percent have been able to qualify both the groups, while 15.05 percent could crack only Group I and a mere 3.9 percent passed only Group II. This means that out of the candidates who had taken both the groups, Group I candidates reflected the least pass percentage.

CA Final Old Course Success Rate Reflects 8 Percent Dip

Unlike new course which posted positive results, candidates who had opted for the old course of May 2019 CA Final Exam, saw an 8 percent dip in pass percentage over the November 2018 session. 77557 candidates had appeared in the new course in May 2019, out of which, 17288 candidates have qualified the exam. This figure puts the May 2019 pass percentage at 22.29 percent. Earlier, 90802 candidates had taken the November 2018 old course exam, out of which only 27748 had passed the exam against a pass percentage of 30.5. This means that 8 percent more candidates had qualified the old course CA Final exam in November 2018 than in May 2019. Check the table here for more clarity.

CA Final Pass Percentage - Old Course

Group

Appeared (May 2019)

Passed (May 2019)

Pass Percentage (May 2019)

Appeared (Nov 2018)

Passed (Nov 2018)

Pass Percentage (Nov 2019)

Appeared (May 2018)

Passed (May 2018)

Pass Percentage (May 2018)

Group I

25052

4610

18.40%

32633

9934

30.44%

38696

6195

16.01%

Group II

36945

8762

23.72%

35655

8348

23.41%

37350

5075

13.59%

Both Groups

Passed Group I

15560

2127

13.67%

22514

5428

24.11%

27727

3658

13.19%

Passed Group II

602

3.87%

655

2.91%

693

2.50%

Passed Both Groups

1187

7.63%

3383

15.03%

2520

9.09%

Total

77557

17288

22.29%

90802

27748

30.5%

1,03,773

18,141

17.48%

Further, out of all the groups, candidates who had opted for individual Group II have recorded the highest success rate of 23.72 percent followed by candidates who had opted for only taking Group I and reported a pass percentage of 18.40 percent in May 2019. Out of the candidates who had opted for taking both groups together, 13.67 percent candidates could pass only in Group I exam, while 7.63 percent candidates qualified both the groups together and 3.87 percent candidates have made it to the cut off for only Group II.

Group I candidates of May 2019 old course posted a fall in success rate of around 12 percent when compared to the November session 2018, while Group I qualified candidates of May 2019 who had appeared for taking both groups together, had shown a dip of 10 percent in pass percentage over November 2018 session. The 7.63 percent candidates who qualified both the groups together from May 2019 exam reflects a 7 percent drop from the November 2018 success rate of 15.03 percent. However, out of the candidates who had opted to take both groups together in May 2019, candidates who have passed only Group II puts the pass percentage (3.87) in positive numbers than the previous 2018 session (2.91 percent).

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