Common Proficiency Test
What is CA CPT?
CPT is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. Students who want to pursue chartered accountancy course after 10+2 (intermediate) are required to qualify Common Proficiency Test (CPT).
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Students can register for the Common Proficiency Course (CPC) after passing 10th examination and can appear in the CPT either on appearing or passing 10+2 examination. validity for CPT registration is 3 years, thereafter revalidation is made after every 3 years.
CA CPT Notification:
CPT is held twice in a year in June and
December month. Notification for CPT June exam publish in February and for CPT December exam notification publish in August.
First Session (Morning Session):
Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting
Section B – Mercantile Laws
Second Session (Afternoon Session):
Section C – General Economics
Section D – Quantitative Aptitude
CA CPT Form:
CA CPT Online Forms:
Candidates can fill online form for CPT exam at http://icaiexam.icai.org till last week of October.
Online Payment: candidates who want to fill CPT forms using online mode (payment can be done through VISA or MASTER Credit/ Debit Card.)
CA Offline Application Forms :
Application forms are available at all regional and branch offices and at the main office at ICAI Bhawan.
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CA CPT Exam Pattern :
- Total Marks: 200.
- Paper Type: Objective – Multiple choice questions
- Language of paper: English / Hindi
- Marking: There will be negative marking for incorrect answer. 25% marks will be deduced for incorrect answer.
SESSION – I (100 Marks, 2 hours)
SESSION – II (100 marks, 2 hours)
CA CPT Passing Criteria :
To pass/qualify CA CPT exam a candidate must obtain minimum 30% in each subject and 50%. Candidates who ranked among top 10 will get scholarship.
CA CPT Syllabus :
CPT Exam is divided into two sessions.
Each session is divided into two sections.
CPT Exam Centre:
For any information regarding CPT exam you can contact:
Additional Secretary (Examinations),
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi – 110 002