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Accounting or accounts is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations. CBSE revision notes for class 12 Accountancy NCERT chapter wise key points and chapter summary for all chapters in PDF format for free download. These NCERT notes are very helpful for CBSE board exam. CBSE recommends NCERT books and most of the questions in CBSE exam are asked from NCERT textbooks. These notes are based on latest NCERT syllabus and designed as per the new curriculum issued by CBSE for this session. You can download CBSE Revision Notes for class 12 Accountancy in our myCBSEguide website and mobile app for free.
Fundamentals of partnership Firms
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Change in Profit sharing ratio of Partners
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Reconstitution of Partnership
Admission of a Partner
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Admission of a Partner
Retirement or Death of a partner
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Retirement and death of a partner
Dissolution of Partnership
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Dissolution of a partnership firm
Accounting for share Capital
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Accounting of Share Capital
Issue of Debentures
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Accounting For Debentures
Company Accounts – Redemption of Debentures
Financial Statements of a Company
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Financial statements of a company
Financial statement analysis
Tools for financial statement analysis
Statement Analysis Tools - Comparative & Common-size
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Accounting ratios
Cash Flow Statement
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Cash flow statement
Overview of CAS
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CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Chapter-wise Revision Notes

Accountancy Part I

  • Chapter 1 – Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organisation
  • Chapter 2 – Accounting for Partnership : Basic Concepts
  • Chapter 3 – Reconstitution of a Partnership Firm – Admission of a Partner
  • Chapter 4 – Reconstitution of Partnership Firm – Retirement/Death of a Partner
  • Chapter 5 – Dissolution of Partnership Firm

Accountancy Part II

  • Chapter 1 – Accounting for Share Capital
  • Chapter 2 – Issue and Redemption of Debentures
  • Chapter 3 – Financial Statements of a Company
  • Chapter 4 – Analysis of Financial Statements
  • Chapter 5 – Accounting Ratios
  • Chapter 6 – Cash Flow Statement

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CBSE Class – XII Accountancy
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Chapter 7
Accounting For Share Capital

(Share and Share Capital: Nature and types)

“A Company is an artificial person created by law, having separate entity with a perpetual succession and a common seal.”

Definition given by Prof. Haney

Characteristics (Features) of a company

  1. The certificate of incorporation of a company is issued by registrar of companies as per procedure/guidelines given in the Companies Act, 2013. The law considers a company as an artificial legal person.
  2. A Company is a separate legal entity from its owner (shareholders).
  3. A company has perpetual existence, not affected by the death, lunancy or insolvency of its shareholders. It can be wounded up only by the law (Court or registrar of company.)
  4. Every company has it own common seal, which act as the official signature of the company.
  5. The shares of a company is transferable subject to certain conditions (e.g. some conditions for private company.)
  6. The company is managed by the ‘Board of Directors’, the directors are representative of the shareholders (owners). So, management and ownership are separate in company organization.
  7. The liability of a shareholder is limited upto the nominal price of shares subscribed by one.

Types of Companies

  1. Private Company – Section 2 (68) of the Companies Act, 2013 defines “A private Company means a company which has a minimum paid up capital of Rs. 100,000 and which by its Articles of Association –
    (a) restricts the right to transfer its shares;
    (b) limits the number of its members to 200 excluding its part or present
    employee members;
    (c) Prohibits any invitation to public to subscribe for any of its securities.
  2. Public Company – According to section 2 (71) of the Companies Act, 2013 a public company means a company which is not a private company and has a minimum paid up capital of L 500,000 or higher capital as may be prescribed a private company which is a subsidiary of a company not being a private company shall be deemed a public company.
  3. One Person Company – Section 2 (62) of the Companies Act, 2013 states one person company is a company which has only one person as a member.  Rule 3 of the Companies (In Corporation) Rules, 2014 provides that (i) only on Indian citizen resident in India can form one person company (ii) Its paid up capital is not more than 50 lakhs; (iii) Its Average annual turnover should not exceed Rs. 2 crores; (iv) It cannot carry out Non banking financial Investment activities.

Class / Types of Shares : There are two classes of shares

  1. Preference shares : The shares which get preferential right in respect of :
    (a) Right of dividend
    (b) Repayment of capital on winding up of the company.
  2. Equity shares : The shares which are not preference shares are called equity shares and do not get preference in above respect.

Distinction between Equity Share and Preference Share


Equity Share

Preference share

1. Refund of capital

On Winding up, the equity share capital is paid after the preference share capital is paid or equity shareholder received residual amount.

On winding up, the preference Share capital is paid before the Equity share capital is paid or preference shareholder have preference to get refund of capital over Equity shareholders.

2. Right of dividend

Dividend is paid on Equity shares after payment of dividend on preference shares.

Dividend is paid on Preference share before payment of dividend on Equity shares.

3. Right of Dividend

No fixed rate of dividend. It is decided by board of directors every year and vary periodically.

Fixed rate of dividend prescribed on the face of preference shares e.g. 9% Preference same in this case rate of dividend is 9%.

4. Right to Vote

Equity shareholder have the right to vote in meeting of shareholders and they elect director for managing the company.

In normal course of business, preference shareholders do not enjoy the right to vote in the meetings of shareholders. But they have it only in special circumstances

5. Redemption

Equity share are not redeemable, however, a company may buy back its equity shares as condition prescribed in section 68 of the Companies Act, 2013

Preference share are always redeemable, now a company cannot issue irredeemable preference shares.

Types OR Classes of Preference Shares

(a) With Reference to Dividend :

  1. Cumulative Preference shares : Cumulative preference shares are these preference shares, the holders of which are entitled to receive arrears of dividend before any dividend is paid on equity shares.
  2. Non-cumulative Preference shares : Non-cumulative preference shares are those preference share, the holders of which do not have the right to receive arrear of divided. If no dividend is declared in any year due to any reason. Such shareholders get nothing, nor they can claim unpaid dividend in any subsequent years.

(b) With Reference to Participation

  1. Participating preference shares : such shares, in addition to the fixed preference dividend, carry a right to participate in the surplus profit, if any, after providing dividend at a stipulated rate to equity shareholders.
  2. Non-Participating preference shares : Such shares get only a fixed rate of dividend every year and do not have a right to participate in the surplus profit.

(c) With Reference to Convertibility

  1. Convertible preference shares : are those preference shares which have the right/option to be converted into equity shares.
  2. Non-convertible preference shares : are those preference shares which do not have the right/option to be converted into Equity shares.

(d) With Reference to Redemption

  1. Redeemable preference shares : are those preference shares the amount of which can be redeemed by the company at the time specified for their repayment or earlier.
  2. Irredeemable preference shares : are those preference shares the amount of which cannot be refunded by the company unless the company is wound up. Now a company cannot issue irredeemable preference shares.

Some Important Terms used in Accounting for Share Capital

Note 1 : Minimum Subscription (Section 39) – It is the minimum amount stated in the prospectus that must be subscribed by the public before an allotment of any security is made.

Prospectus : It is an invitation to public for subscription of shares or debentures.

Capital : means amount invested in the business for the purpose of earning revenue. In case of company money is contributed by public and people who contributed money are called shareholders.

Share Capital : Capital raised by issue of shares is called share capital.

Authorised Capital : Also called as Nominal or registered capital. It is the maximum amount of capital a company can issue. It is stated in Memorandum of Association.

Issued Capital : This is part of authorized capital which is offered to public for subscription. It cannot exceed authorized capital.

Called Up Capital : It is the amount of nominal value of shares that has been called up by the company for payment by the subscriber towards the share.

Paid Up Capital : It is part of called up capital that the members of company or shareholders have paid.

Reserve Capital : It is part of increased capital and/or portion of uncalled share capital of an unlimited company which can be called only in case of winding up of the company.

Capital Reserve : It is capital profit not available for distribution as dividend. It is represented in balance sheet of company as Reserves and Surplus under the heading Shareholder’s Funds.

Issues of Shares At Premium : It is issue of share at more than face value.

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