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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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CPT Eligibility:

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.

Related: CA CPT Question Papers

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)

Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting (60 marks)
Section B: Mercantile Laws (40 marks)

SESSION – II (100 marks, 2 hours)

Section C: General Economics (50 marks)
Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)

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.

Session I syllabus: Fundamentals of Accounting & Mercantile Laws

Session II Syllabus: General Economics & Quantitative Aptitude

CPT Exam Centre:

Agra Ahmedabad Ahmednagar Ajmer Akola
Alappuzha Aligarh Allahabad Alwar Ambala
Amravati Amritsar Anand Asansol Aurangabad
Bangalore Bareilly Bathinda Beawar Belgaum
Bellary Berhampore Bhagalpur Bharauch Bhavnagar
Bhiwani Bhilwara Bhopal Bhubaneswar Bhuj
Bikaner Bilaspur Chandigarh Chennai Coimbatore
Cuttack Dehradun Delhi/New Delhi Dhanbad Dundlod
Durg Ernakulam Erode Faridabad Gandhidham
Ghaziabad Goa Gorakhpur Guntur Gurgaon
Guwahati Gwalior Hisar Hubli Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jalandhar Jalgaon
Jammu Jamnagar Jamshedpur Jodhpur Kakinada
Kanpur Karnal Kishangarh Kollam Kolhapur
Kolkata Kota Kottayam Kozhikode Kumbakonam
Latur Lucknow Ludhiana Madurai Mangalore
Mathura Meerut Moradabad Mumbai Muzaffarnagar
Mysore Nagpur Nanded Nashik Nellore
Noida Palghat Pali Marwar Panipat Panvel
Patna Patiala Pimpri-Chinchwad Pondicherry Pune
Raipur Rajamahendravaram Rajkot Ranchi Ratlam
Rewari Rohtak Rourkela Saharanpur Salem
Sambalpur Sangli Satara Shimla Sikar
Siliguri Sirsa Sivakasi Solapur Sonepat
Sri Ganganagar Surat Surendranagar Thane Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur Tinsukia Tiruchirapalli Tirupati Tirupur
Tuticorin Udaipur Udupi Ujjain Vadodara
Vapi Varanasi Vellore Vijayawada Visakhapatnam
Yamuna Nagar
International Centres
Abu Dhabi Dubai Bahrain Doha Kathmandu

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

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