- Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test commonly known as
CA CPT Examination is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
India for admitting the aspiring students to Chartered Accountancy course. The
institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) twice
in a year (June and December), at all the major cities throughout India.
CA CPT Exam Eligibility
Aspiring students should have passed 10+2 examination
or its equivalent, from any recognized Board.
CA CPT Exam Pattern
This 200 marks,
objective type multiple choice questions, test is divided into two sessions of
2 Hr. duration each is conducted in two modes by
the institute i.e
Paper Pencil Mode: Paper Pencil Mode of Examination is
conducted in the morning session and evening session with each carrying two
Online Registration Mode: For
Online Registration Mode of Examination, the students have to fill an
examination form Online and then, this examination is held at various centers
Session–I (Two Sections - Two hours - 100
Marks) (10:30 to 12:30)
Fundamentals of Accounting
Session–II (Two Sections - Two hours - 100
Marks) (02:00 to 04:00)
Imp: Common Proficiency Test will be an
objective type multiple choice questions based examination. Candidates will be
allowed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the
questions. Detailed information will be found given in the Information
Proficiency Test will be an objective type multiple choice questions based
be allowed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the
information will be found given in the Information brochure
CA CPT Exam Syllabus
The aspirants who want to take CA CPT Exam
should have basic knowledge in fundamentals of Accounting, mercantile law,
general economics, and quantitative aptitude. Topics in each subject are given
CA CPT Syllabus of Accounting
Theoretical Framework, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Accounting Process,
Introduction to Company Accounts, Partnership Accounts, Accounting for Special
Transactions, Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors, Depreciation
CA CPT Syllabus of Mercantile Law
The Indian Contract Act 1872, The Sale of Goods Act,
1930 and the India Partnership Act, 1932.
CA CPT Syllabus
of General Economics
Economic Reforms in India, Select aspects of Indian Economy, Indian Economy – A
Profile, Price Determination in Different Markets, Theory of Production and
Cost, Theory of Demand and Supply, Micro Economics.
CA CPT Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude
Sampling Theory, Theoretical Distributions, Probability and Expected Value by
Mathematical Expectation, Correlation and Regression, Measures of Central
Tendency and Dispersion, Statistical description of data, Basic concepts of
Differential and Integral Calculus, Limits and Continuity - Intuitive Approach,
Sets, Functions and Relations, Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric
progressions, Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations, Simple and
Compound Interest including annuity - Applications, Inequalities, Equations,
Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms.
How to register for CA CPT Exam ?
candidates can register with the Board of Studies on submission of the
prescribed filled in a form. The form can also be downloaded from the website
How to apply for CA CPT Exam?
adopt any of the ONLINE or OFFLINE mode for CPT Exam application.
For Off-Line Mode
Applications for admission to Common Proficiency Test is required to be made in
the relevant prescribed form as contained in the Information Brochure, which
may be obtained from:
The Additional Secretary (Examinations)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg
New Delhi – 110 002
on payment of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/-
towards examination fee and Rs.500/- towards the cost of an
application form and Information brochure) per application form.
The fee for candidates opting for Abu Dhabi,
Dubai, Doha, and Bahrain centers will be US $160 (US $150 towards
examination fee and US $ 10 towards the cost of an application form and
information brochure) or its equivalent Indian Currency.
The fee for the candidates opting for
Kathmandu center is required to remit INR.1350/- (INR 850 towards examination
fee and INR.500/- towards the cost of an application form and
information brochure) or its equivalent foreign Currency.
Note: Since the cost of Information
brochure containing Common Proficiency Test application form includes the
examination fee, no separate fee is required to be remitted at the time of
submitting the filled in application form.
Common Proficiency Test application forms duly
filled in may be sent so as to reach the Additional Secretary
(Examinations) at New Delhi not later than the prescribed date.
For Online Mode
The candidates who fill up the examination application form online at
http://icaiexam.icai.org and remit the fee online by using either VISA or
MASTER Credit/Debit Card shall not be charged Rs.500/- (i.e. cost of application
form fee) in order to popularize filling-in of application form online.
CA CPT Course and CA CPT Exam Fees
The registration and tuition fee is Rs.6000/- which is to be paid at the time
of submitting the fully filled in application form for registration.
For CA CPT Exam
A student has to follow the examination
notification to be issued by the Examination Department of the ICAI and apply
in the prescribed form along with the examination fee
of Rs.1000/-. Examination Department will announce the examination
centers and issue admission card.