BCom (Bachelor of Commerce) Course Curriculum, Subjects,Syllabus, Books 2020

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Content Writer | Updated on - Nov 8, 2021

BCom is a 3 year course, with each year having 2 semesters, thus a total of 6 semesters. Each of these semesters focuses on a particular segment of the overall BCom syllabus and related subjects are included. Thought the BCom subjects might differ from college to college, the learning and knowledge provided are almost the same everywhere.

Popular BCom subjects include Corporate Tax, Economics, Financial Law, etc., but an aspirant also has the option of pursuing BCom courses in Marketing, Travel and Tourism, Accountancy, Applied Economics, Banking Management, etc. Check the Complete BCom courses list.

In terms of evaluation, each BCom subject is of generally 100 marks and there is both internal and external weightage. The internal assessment is basically of 20 marks whereas the external exam is of 80 marks.

The internal marks are given on the basis of many factors like assignments, class performance, regular assessments, etc. Case studies will also be a part of the internal assessments.

Students can also pursue BCom courses in online mode now. The BCom Online syllabus is similar to that of the regular BCom syllabus. Many students have the option of doing an MBA Course after completing their BCom degree course. MBA Course is also available in MBA Online mode which is cheaper but has many MBA Job Opportunities like regular MBA Course.

There are both core and elective subjects in BCom Syllabus. A student is supposed to study around a total of 5-7 such subjects per semester. Each student can opt for different combinations as per his/her choice and availability of the subjects in the college.

What are the Popular BCom Subjects?

Tabulated below are some of the popular BCom subjects that are to be studied by the students during the course duration.

  • Accounts
  • Maths
  • Economics
  • IT
  • company Law
  • Marketing
  • Banking & Financial systems
  • Tax

The BCom course structure differs a bit when it is pursued through distance education or correspondence. BCom Distance Education can be studied through a duration of 3 to 6 years.

Which are the Subjects in BCom Syllabus?

Students have to study and qualify six semesters in the duration of 3 years to complete BCom courses. From imparting knowledge in the subjects like Taxes, Corporate Laws, IT, and more to conducting several field works and projects, here take a glance at the semester wise break-up of the BCom syllabus.

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BCom Semester 1 Subjects

The first semester is all about building the foundation and skill development of a student. In total there are 4 mandatory subjects to be studied and 2 additional subjects of language.

The BCom subjects taught in Semester 1 are

Accounts Maths/ Computer
Economics Business Communication
Environment and Public Health Computer Applications and IT
English Second language

BCom Semester 2 Subjects

During the second semester, a student is given basic knowledge about business laws and fundamental accounting. The importance of business laws is also taught during this course. There will also be some fieldwork in this semester along with the classroom teaching in the environmental studies module.

The BCom subjects taught in Semester 2 are

Accounts Economics
Management General Awareness 1 & 2
Maths  Computers

Subjects are the same as the subjects of semester 1 but here, there will be an advanced version of the subjects.

BCom Semester 3 Subjects

Some of the other important concepts in this field are microeconomics and corporate accounting. So, the third semester is all about understanding these important concepts. 

It also teaches about the fundamentals of management elements of company law and the basics of cost accounting.

Knowledge about Banking and financial systems will also be given which will help students in knowing more about the financial institutions and entrepreneurship practices.

The BCom subjects taught in Semester 3 are:

Income Tax Laws  Financial Markets and Institutions
Banking and Insurance Indian Economy
Microeconomics-I  Corporate Accounting-I

BCom Semester 4 Subjects

In the fourth semester, there are 2 groups: A and B. In A group, there are 7 mandatory subjects whereas in B group there are 2 mandatory subjects.

The 7 compulsory subjects group A  are

Corporate accounting-II Basics of cost accounting labor
Elements of company Law-II Macroeconomics-II
Managerial communication Overheads SPL
The Indian banking system and central banking -

Group B will have the following subjects:

  • Business Communication
  • Marketing Management subjects.

BCom Semester 5 Subjects

In the fifth semester, there are 6 subjects in total. Out of these subjects, 5 are common subjects and 6th subject is selected among the 4 optional subjects. 

In Accountancy there is an advance accountancy paper- I and international economics will be there in the economics subject.

The BCom subjects taught in Semester 5 are

Cost accounting Banking & Financial systems
Entrepreneurship Income Tax
Marketing Management -

BCom Semester 6 Subjects

In the sixth semester, there are a total of 6 subjects.  Out of these subjects, 5 are common subjects and 6th subject is selected among the 4 optional subjects. 

It will include the following subjects:

Advance accounting paper 2 Contemporary Indian economics Issue and policies
BCom Indirect Taxes paper 2 Mercantile Law-II
Marketing Management -

Which are the Best BCom Books?

Some of the BCom books to get a better understanding of BCom subjects like Accounts, Economics, Law, Tax, etc are tabulated below.

Books Authors
Corporate Accounting Dr. S.M Shukla
Financial Accounting Dr. Anil Kumar
Business Research Methods K.Ramachandra
Business Law M.C Kuchhal
Business Communication Pooja Khanna
E-Commerce K.C. Lauden
Cost and Management Accounting M.N Arora
Tax Laws Dr. Vandana Bangar
Advanced Financial Accounting D.K Goel

Read more about BCom to know everything about the course and to understand how the above mentioned topics help to have a bright future with a degree of BCom.

Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] : 41 answered questions


Ques. Which college should I choose for a B.Com. Ramjas, Kirori Mal or Khalsa?

● Top Answer By Anil Tigga on 08 Nov 21

Ans. You can opt between Ramjas College and Kirori Mal College (KMC) as they both are better than Khalsa. They are known for their reputed faculties, active societies and a good and appropriate atmosphere.  You can opt for any one based on your personal choice or the guidance provided. Both Ramjas and KMC receive similar placement offers.  Categories B.Com at Ramjas College B.Com at KMC Course Fee INR 43,485 INR 37,035 Placement Percentage 70% 70-80% Highest CTC 19.5 LPA 7-12 LPA Average CTC 5 LPA 4-5 LPA Recruiting Companies DE Shaw, BCG, KPMG, TresVista, etc. E&Y, Deloitte, PwC, Byju's, etc. Choose the one that suits your requirements, like location preference, etc. because ultimately it is your interest and dedication towards the college and the subject that matters.Read more
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Ques. Is it better to study B.Com from an average DU college like Shyam Lal, or Sri Aurobindo (Evening), or study for a BBA in IB from Amity University?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 03 Nov 21

Ans. It’s better to prefer DU regular colleges given the choice. Course-wise, choosing B.Com over BBA is better, unless you are particularly interested in doing BBA. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose DU for your degree. Other colleges charge reasonably higher tuition fees compared to DU, especially for courses like BBA. If you are taking admission to a regular DU college try to engage in different activities. Join societies, clubs, etc. It will help you in the long run. In DU colleges, you will get enough time to do internships for work experiences. This will definitely look better on your CV. If you are a graduate from DU, then you will get certain advantages over Non-DU candidates, in job interviews. If you want to study CA, CS, etc. along with your degree, then it is better to do a B.Com. Since the B.Com syllabus will have more subjects related to CA, CS, CWA, etc. You can also easily prepare for other competitive exams, without your college timing being an issue.  Considering all these factors, doing B.Com from a regular DU college will be better than doing BBA from Amity University. Read more
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Ques. Which among the following would make the best choice for B.Com Honours - Kalindi College, Aryabhatta College, or Shyamlal College?

● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 29 Oct 21

Ans. Compared to Aryabhatta College and Shyamlal College, Kalindi College is better, in terms of academics. Here are some of the things that you should know about Kalindi College. The faculties are well-experienced and supportive. Kalindi College recently got NAAC A grade accreditation. As it is a girl’s college, classes are conducted regularly. Other than academics the facilities offered at Kalindi are average at best. The food available at the canteen is not that great. There is no common room.  Recently the university had an infrastructural maneuver. The infrastructure has improved. There is a new hostel, a new amphitheater, new academic block, etc. Kalindi boasts of various societies like Dramatic Society - RAQS, Fashionista, Debating Society, etc. It has an active placement cell. They regularly organize seminars and placement drives. Some of the popular recruiting companies that visit the campus dive are Kodak Mahindra, HCL, Accenture, etc. Around 70% of students get placed and the average CTC offered at the institute is 3-4 LPA. Considering the above factors it’s safe to say that Kalindi is the best option.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a B.Com, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College or JMC?

● Top Answer By Sagar Pandey on 29 Oct 21

Ans. Both colleges belong to the same league. However, for a B.Com degree, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College is better. It has a better faculty base for Commerce. It also offers better gender diversity. Although JMC has good faculty for B.Com, it’s not better than SBSC. JMC has a vast campus but there are not many hangout places or food joints, etc. Overall, SBSC is definitely a better option for doing B.Com. Read more
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Ques. How do I score good marks in a B.Com. at the Rajasthan University?

● Top Answer By Mohit Sarohi on 29 Oct 21

Ans. One of my friends studied at Rajasthan University. Let me share some of the things he used to do to prepare for scoring good marks. Though the question pattern has changed, it is necessary to go through the previous year’s question papers. It is quite impossible to read every book thoroughly, that is why learning from the previous year’s question papers will be beneficial. For practicals start practicing from the unit of the book which you find comparatively easier and interesting. Try and pay attention to every lecture being conducted in the classes. For the 20 marks questions, try writing 7-8 pages, as it will fetch you better marks. Make sure you use points instead of paragraphs. Finally, try to remain calm in stressful situations. Confidently answer your questions. While writing, do not repeat the same things over and over, maintain a tidy answer sheet and you will be good to go.Read more
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