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CA (Chartered Accountancy) is one of the finest and best course to study in INDIA with its uniqueness. ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of INDIA) is the Board which controls all the activities related to Chartered Accountancy. ICAI is the National Professional Accounting Body of India. It was established on 1 July 1949 as a body corporate under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 enacted by the Parliament (acting as the provisional Parliament of India) to regulate the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. To become a Chartered Accountant one has to pass through all the 3 stages in CA Course, among those, the first one is CA CPT Course which we are going to discuss here. CPT (Common Proficiency Test) is the entrance test for CA Course which tests the student in four areas viz. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. CPT is an objective type test with negative marking for each wrong option. This test will be conducted twice a year in the months of June & December.CPT

About Common Proficiency Test

The aspirants who are willing to join CA Course must have a clear idea about CA Course with its insights. We are here providing all the details of CA CPT Course which will help you in understanding about CA Course before one going to join.

What is the Common Proficiency Test (CPT)?

It is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. It is an objective test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. The test is divided into two sessions of two hours each conducted for 200 marks.

Who can join the course?

A student who has passed the 10th standard examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto may register for Common Proficiency Course (CPC).Is there any scheme available for student of Entrance/ Foundation/ Professional Education (Course-I) to switchover to Common Proficiency Course (CPC)?All earlier respective students of Entrance/ Foundation/ Professional Education (Course-I) who have not passed respective examinations are required to register afresh for Common Proficiency Course (CPC) by paying full registration fees for CPC, i.e., Rs.6,000/- as applicable at present to continue their studies in CA Course.Is it correct that Graduates/ Post-Graduates or Intermediate level examination passed students of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or the Institute of Company Secretaries of India are exempt from CPT?Yes. The following categories of students shall be exempt from passing the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) as per Notification No. 1-CA (7)/145/2012 dated 1st August, 2012:-(A) Graduates or Post Graduates in Commerce having secured in aggregate a minimum of 55% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognised University (including Open University) by studying any three papers of 100 marks each out of:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Mercantile Laws
  • Corporate Laws
  • Economics
  • Management (including Financial Management)
  • Taxation (including Direct Tax Laws and Indirect Tax Laws)
  • Costing
  • Business Administration or Management Accounting;

OR

Graduates or Post Graduates other than those falling under Commerce stream mentioned above having secured in aggregate a minimum of 60% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognised University (including Open University). Above category of students can commence practical training after undergoing Orientation Course and Information Technology Training (ITT).Provisional Registration: Students who are pursuing the Final year of Graduation Course shall be eligible for provisional registration to the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course. Such students would be required to submit satisfactory proof of having passed the graduation examination with the specified percentage of marks within six months, from the date of appearance in the final year graduation examination (i.e. from the day of commencement of the examination). During the period of provisional registration, a student can undergo and complete Information Technology Training (ITT) and Orientation Course. It is clarified that in their case, the practical training shall commence only on becoming a Graduate with specified percentage of marks. Such students shall be eligible for appearing in the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination on completion of nine months of practical training. If such students fail to produce the proof within the aforesaid period, his provisional registration shall stand cancelled and the registration and other fees, as the case may be, paid by him shall not be refunded/ adjusted and no credit shall also be given for the theoretical education undergone.

OR

(B) Candidates who have passed the Intermediate level examination or its equivalent examination by whatever name called conducted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Above category of students shall be eligible to appear in the Intermediate (IPC) Examination after undergoing study course period of 8 months.

How to apply for admission to the CPT?

A student is required to apply in the prescribed form. A student can buy a Prospectus from all Regional Offices/ Branches of the Institute by remitting Rs.100/-. The Application form for Registration to the course is available with the Prospectus. Alternatively,

  •  The application form can be downloaded from Institute’s website www.icai.org; if Registration Form is downloaded from Institute’s website add Rs. 100/- or US $10 as the case may be with Common Proficiency Course (CPC) Registration Fee.
  •  Candidates can also fill CPC registration on-line. The same is available on Institute’s website www.icai.org.
  •  The Prospectus can also be procured by post from any of the offices of the Institute stated in Point 8 below on payment of Rs.140 (Rs.40 on account of postal charge).

CA CPT Registration Fees (As per last year)

The fees for new registrants for the Chartered Accountancy course is as follows.

India National residing in India Rs. 6100/-
Indian National residing in SAARC Countries Rs. 6100/-
Indian National residing in a place other than (a) & (b) US$ 590 (US$580 + US$10)
Foreign National belonging to SAARC Countries Rs. 6100/-
For other than stated in (d) above US$ 590 (US$ 580 + US$10)

CA CPT Fee Details for new registrants (As per last year)

Also Check : CA CPT Registration June 2017 – Procedure, Fee, Last Date Details

Registration Fee for CPT Rs. 6000/- for students stated in (a),(b) & (d); and US$ 580 for students stated in (c) & (e)
Cost of CPT Prospectus Rs. 100 for India/SAARC Students and for others US$ 10
Subscription for Student’s Journal Rs. 200/- (for India/ SAARC Students) and for others US$ 20 (for one year)(Optional but strongly recommended)
Subscription for Member’s Journal Rs. 400/- (for India/ SAARC Students) and for others US$ 40 (for one year)(Optional)

Students can pursue chartered accountancy course either through Common Proficiency Test (CPT) route or through Direct Entry Scheme.

Note : CA CPT Registration Process is different and CA CPT Exam Application process is different. CA CPT Registration is one time process. You don’t need to register again for 2nd time attempt.With one time CA CPT Registration, you can give 6 continuous attempts for CA CPT Exam. But Every attempt (either June attempt or December attempt) you should apply & fill CPT Application form and pay Rs/- 500 for CA CPT Exam Application.
The following documents to be enclosed along with the CPC Registration form:(1) Demand Draft towards registration and other fees.(2) Attested copy of Date of Birth and 10th pass Marks Statement.(3) Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if student is foreigner.(4) Attested copy of proof of special category certificate i.e. SC/ST, OBC and Differently abled.CPC Registration form to be submitted to the Regional Office in consonance with the address of the student.Where to submit/dispatch filled-in application form?The application form can be obtained and / or submitted to the following Offices of the Institute in consonance with the address of the student as stated below:

Students address belongs to Where to submit Registration Form
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Western India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, “ICAI BHAWAN”, 27 Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005, Phone: 022- 39893989, Fax: 022- 39802953, E-mail: [email protected]
Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Islands Southern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, “ICAI BHAWAN”, 122 M.G. Road, Post Box No. 3314, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034, Phone: 044 – 39893989, Fax: 044-30210355, Email: [email protected]
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Andaman-Nicobar Islands Eastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, 7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani, (Russell Street), Kolkata – 700 071, Phone: 033-39893989, Fax: 033-30211145, E-mail: [email protected]
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand Central India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, Post Box No. 314, 16/77B, Civil Lines, Kanpur – 208 001, Phone: 0512-3989398, Fax: 0512-3011173, E-mail: [email protected]
Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh Northern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, 52-54 Vishwas Nagar, Delhi – 110032, Phone: 011-39893990 Fax: 011-30210680, E-mail: [email protected],

Other Places to Submit filled-in application form and collect Study Material?Students residing in the vicinity of following cities can also submit CPC registration application Forms and collect Study Materials by hand from the following Regional Offices/ Branches of ICAI:

  • Western India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI BHAWAN’, 27, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, MUMBAI – 400 005. Phone: 022-39893989, Fax: 022-39802953 E-mail: [email protected]
  • Erode Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, “ICAI Bhawan”, 122-A, Pushpa Nagar, Thindal (PO), ERODE – 638 012. Ph: 0424-2430 776, Fax: 2430 776, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Southern India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI BHAWAN’, 122, M.G. Road, Post Box No. 3314, Nungambakkam, CHENNAI – 600 034 Phone: 044- 39893989, Fax:044- 30210355, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Mysore Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ CA Site No. 2, Bank Employees Colony, Bogadi, MYSORE – 570 006. Ph: 0821-2598 000, Fax: 2598 325, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Eastern India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI BHAWAN’,7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani (Russell Street) KOLKATA – 700 071. Phone: 033-39893989, Fax: 033-30211145, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Tirunelveli Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, No. 65, 2nd Floor, Kailasapuram North Street,TIRUNELVELI – 627 001. Ph: 0462-2339 554, Email: [email protected]
  • Central India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI BHAWAN’, Post Box No. 314, 16/77B, Civil Lines, Behind Reserve Bank of India, KANPUR – 208 001. Phone: 0512-3989398, Fax: 0512-3011173, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Tiruchirapalli Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, G-1, Green House Apartments, 28, McDonald’s Road, Cantonment, TIRUCHIRAPALLI – 620 001. Ph: 0431-2463 166, Fax: 2463 166, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Northern India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI BHAWAN’, 52-54, Institutional Area, Vishwas Nagar, Shahdara, DELHI – 110 032 Phone: 011-39893990, 30210601 Fax: 011-30210680, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Trivandrum Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, P B No. 416, TC 41/401, Pound Road, Thycaud, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695 014. Ph: 0471-2323 789, 2328 590, Fax: 2328 590, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, 123, Sardar Patel Colony Near Usmanpura Under Bridge, P.O. Navjivan Naranpura, AHMEDABAD – 380 014. Ph: 079 27680946, 27680537, Fax: 079 27680537, E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Trichur Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, IX/569, Sakthan Thampuran Nagar, Near Heart Hospital, THRISSUR – 680 001. Ph: 0487-2442 328, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Baroda Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ B/H Bhakti Complex, Atladara – Tandalja Road, Atladara, VADODARA – 390 012. Ph: 0265 – 2680593, 268115, E- mail: [email protected]
  • Indore Branch of CIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, Plot No. 19 – B, Scheme No. 78, Part – II (Near M.P. Pollution Board) INDORE – 452 010 Ph: 0731 4298198, 3254900, Fax: 0731 4298198 E-mail: [email protected]
  • Nagpur Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 20/1, Behind Vijayanand Society, Dhantoli, NAGPUR -440 012 Ph: 0712 2443968, 2441196 Fax: 0712 2454166 E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Jaipur Branch of CIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ D- 1, Institutional Area, Jhalana Doongri, JAIPUR – 302 004 Ph: 0141 3989398, 3044200, 3044214 Fax: 0141 3044215 E-mail: [email protected]
  • Pune Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ Plot No. 8, Parshwanath Nagar, CTS No. 333, Sr. No. 573, Munjeri, Opp. Kale Hospital, Near Mahavir Furniture, Bibawewadi, PUNE – 411 037 Ph: 020- 24212250/51/52, Fax: 020 24489732 Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Alwar Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, Behind Stadium, C.A. Lane, Scheme No. 8 Extension, ALWAR – 301 001. Ph: 0144- 2336 381, Fax: 2336 381, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Surat Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 3- A, 3rd Floor, Jaldarshan Apartments, Opp. Multistoried Building, Nanpura, SURAT – 395 001 Ph: 0261 2472932, 3207911, Fax: 0261 2464413 Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Ghaziabad Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, Yamunotri Complex, 2nd Floor, A-12, Ambedkar Road, GHAZIABAD – 201 001. Ph: 0120- 2793 802, +9193120 24850, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Thane Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,, A-4, Laxmi Mahal Co.-op. Hsg. Society, 2nd Floor, Chandanwadi Naka, Above Hotel Aniket, L.B.S. Marg, THANE (W) – 400 602. Ph: 022- 2538 2451, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Gorakhpur Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, 1st Floor, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Mahila Maha Vidyalaya Bldg., Opp. Tarang Theatre, Arya Nagar, GORAKHPUR – 273 001 (U.P.) Ph: 0551-2200 755, 2200 753, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Ahmednagar Branch of WIRC of the ICAI, 2nd Floor, Mutha Chambers (Old Vasant Talkies), Market Yard Road, AHMEDNAGAR – 414 001. Ph: 0241- 2324 761, 2324 229 Fax: 2324 761, 2324 229; E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Gwalior Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, F-104, Global Apartment, Opp. Income-Tax Office, City Centre, GWALIOR – 474 011. Ph: 0751-3259 398, 2348 168, Fax: 2348 168, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Jamnagar Branch of WIRC of the ICAI, 305, 306, 313 & 314, Mayur Complex, Khodiyar Colony, Aerodrome Road, JAMNAGAR – 361 006. Ph: 0288- 2713 333, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Kota Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, Opp. Shri Maha Laxmi Apartment, 1st Floor, 13, Behind Gumanpura Police Station, Jhalawar Road, KOTA – 324 007. Ph: 0744-2365 272, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Pimpri-Chinchwad Branch of WIRC of the ICAI, Office No. 2, Prime 12 Apartments, Plot No. H-1, Sector 26, Business District, Next to Kendriya Sadan, PCNTDA, PUNE – 411 044. Ph: 020-27643210, Fax: 2764 3210, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Mathura Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, Bohre Ji Ka Bada, Near K. R. Degree College, Bhens Bahora, MATHURA – 281 001 (U. P.). Ph: 0565- 2501 122, Fax: 2501 122, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Bangalore Branch of SIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ No. 16/0, Millers Tank, Bed Area, BANGALORE – 560 052 Ph: 080 30563500, 30563501, Fax: 080 22252547 E-mail: [email protected]
  • Ranchi Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, “ICAI Bhawan”, Dr. Mukti Saran Lane, H. B. Road, RANCHI – 834 001 (Jharkhand). Ph: 0651-2206 471, Fax: 2206 471, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Coimbatore Branch of SIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, “ICAI Bhawan”, Opposite to Union Bank of India, Mettupalayam Road, Thudiyalur, COIMBATORE – 641 034. Ph: 0422 – 4270056, 4270058, Fax: 0422 – 4270056 Email: [email protected]
  • Saharanpur Branch of CIRC of the ICAI, 4/313, Bommanji Road, Above Central Bank of India, Near Pul Jogian, SAHARANPUR – 247 001. Ph: 0132- 3258 870, E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Ernakulam Branch of SIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 57/3146, Dewan’s Road, Ernakulam, KOCHI – 682 016, Ph: 0484 2369238, 2372953, 2369258, Fax: 0484 2372953. E-mail: [email protected]
  • Chandigarh Branch of the Northern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, Opp. Community Centre, Sector-35 B, CHANDIGARH -160 022 Ph: 0172- 5067756, Fax: 0172-2727699 E-mail : [email protected]
  • Hyderabad Branch of SIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘ICAI Bhawan’ 11- 5-398/C, Red Hills HYDERABAD – 500 004 Ph: 040 23317026, 23393182, Fax: 040 23393200 E-mail: [email protected]
  • Yamunanagar Branch of NIRC of the ICAI, SCO-1, 1st Floor, Madhu Colony, YAMUNANAGAR -135 001. Ph: 01732-2231 11, Fax: 2231 11, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Calicut Branch of SIRC of the ICAI, ‘ICAI Bhawan’, Cherootty Nagar, Near Planetarium, Eranhipalam P. O., KOZHIKODE – 673 006. Ph: 0495-2770 124, 2771 008, Fax: 2770 124, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Details may also be obtained from: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ‘ICAI Bhawan’, A – 29, Sector – 62, NOIDA – 201309. Phone: 0120-3045900, Fax: 0120 3045940 E-mail: [email protected]

The Institute has five Regional Councils and 128 Branches spread all over the country, A complete list of Branches (Region wise) may be obtained from the following link: https://www.icai.org/new_category.html?c_id=202

Subjects and Weightage in CPT

Read More : CA CPT Syllabus 2017  – All Subjects ChangesSESSION – I (Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting (60 Marks)Section B: Mercantile Laws (40 Marks)SESSION – II (Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)Section C: General Economics (50 Marks)Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)The Board of Studies provides a comprehensive reading material including large question bank. In addition, Volume I & II of the Model Test Papers are also being supplied to the students with study materials.Also Read : CA CPT Question Paper Dec 2016 and previous years + Answer KeyIs the Institute organizing any oral coaching to assist the students for preparation?The Board of Studies organizes classroom lectures through Regional Councils and Branches of the ICAI and accredited institutions. A list of such institutions which are conducting oral coaching classes for CPT is available on the Institute’s website www.icai.org. A wide array of modern methods are also used for imparting theoretical education which include:

  •  Lectures through Web TV, Live Virtual Classes (LVC), e-learning etc. and
  •  Guidance through [email protected]

The different coaching modules are designed for conducting oral coaching at Regional Councils and Branches and accredited institutions:

  • Module ICrash Course Module : Crash Course comprising of 60 days, 4 hours per day with a Total teaching hours of 200
  • Module IIRegular Course Module : Regular Course comprising of 80 days, 3 hours per day with a Total teaching hours of 240

A student has to contact the Principal / Chief Co-ordinator of the accredited institution for admission to oral coaching classes and ascertain the type of module available at the institution.Fees to be charged for different modules are decided by the accredited institutions. Details can be obtained from the concerned Regional Councils/ Branches or from accredited institutions.

Eligibility for appearing in CPT

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test (CPT) after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time. List of such recognized qualifications are given below:List of Examinations treated as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination:1. Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh2. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council3. Bihar School Examination Board4. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)5. Chhatisgarh Board of Secondary Education6. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)7. Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education8. Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education9. Board of School Education, Haryana10. H. P. Board of School Education11. J & K State Board of School Education12. Jharkhand Academic Council13. Government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education14. Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education15. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education16. Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh17. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur18. Meghalaya Board of School Education19. Mizoram Board of School Education20. Nagaland Board of School Education21. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa22. Punjab School Education Board23. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan24. Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations25. Tripura Board of Secondary Education26. U. P. Board of High School and Intermediate Education27. Board of School Education, Uttarkhand28. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education29. Chhatisgarh State Open School30. M.P. State Open School31. National Institute of Open Schooling32. Rajasthan State Open School33. The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling34. Banasthali Vidyapith35. 5 (Five) passes at GCE ‘O’ level/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE ‘Advanced’ level examination of the approved British Examining Bodies is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Body.36. Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class, conducted either by Central/ State Government(s) and on passing such a course have either been admitted to first year of graduation course or have passed the graduation course conducted by any University, including Open Universities, established by law in India shall be also eligible for admission to the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).37. 10+2 Examination of any other recognized Board/University not covered above but recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination as recognized by Central Government.What is eligibility requirement for appearing in the CPT?A student who registers to CPT course on or before 1st April will be eligible to appear in June CPT examination and student who registers on or before 1st October will be eligible to appear in December CPT examination on completion of specified period of 60 days upto the first day of the month in which examination is to be held. Further, a registered student is entitled to appear in Common Proficiency Test (CPT) after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time. A list of examinations which are treated as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination is given above.

When is the CPT held? How to apply for CPT?

CPT is held twice in a year i.e., in June & December. Students who are desirous of appearing on-line CPT have to look for announcement on Institute website www.icai.org on regular intervals. A student has to follow the examination notification issued by the Examination Department of the ICAI and apply in the prescribed form alongwith the examination fee. The Examination Department will announce the examination centres in India and abroad in the notification and issues admit card. How to make application for appearing in CPT?A student has to follow the examination notification to be issued by the Examination Department of the ICAI and apply in the prescribed form either on-line or physical form. CPT fee for on-line application form is Rs. 500/- and physical form examination fee of Rs. 1000/- (inclusive cost of application form & exam fee). The Examination Department will notify the date of CPT and examination centres and issue admit card against examination application form received. CPT fee is subject to change from time to time.

Qualifying marks to pass CPT

The qualifying mark is 50%. A student has to remember that CPT is an objective type test with a negative marking for selecting wrong option which will be indicated in the question paper. ¼ (One Fourth) mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.In terms of the decision of the Council taken at its 317th meeting in pursuance of Notification No. 1-CA(7)/145/2012 dated 1st August, 2012, effective from June, 2013 passing requirements is as under:-“A candidate for the Common Proficiency Test shall ordinarily be declared to have passed the test if he obtains at one sitting a minimum of thirty per cent marks in each section and a minimum of fifty per cent marks in the aggregate of all the sections, subject to the principle of negative marking, in such manner as may be determined by the Council, from time to time.”Accordingly, the minimum marks required in each section and in the aggregate in all sections of CPT as per the revised passing requirements is as under:-

Section Subjects Maximum Marks Minimum marks 
A Fundamentals of Accounting 60 18
B Mercantile Laws 40 12
C General Economics 50 15
D Quantitative Aptitude 50 15
Total 200 100*

*A candidate is required to secure a minimum of 30 per cent marks in each Section and a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate in all the four Sections to pass the Common Proficiency Test.Common Proficiency Course (CPC) registration is valid for 3 years. CPC students should have valid registration before applying for relevant CPT. Revalidation of registration shall be done for further period of 3 years before expiry of initial registration. Students can revalidate their registration any number of times before expiry of valid registration period by paying Rs. 300/-. For further details student may refer announcement – “Revised Scheme of Revalidation of Registration for various levels of CA Course (CPT, Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course and Final Course) – dt. 7.2.2013 on Institute website or refer linkHow much time required becoming a Chartered Accountant?A student through CPT route can become a Chartered Accountant approximately in 4 years, if he/she passes all eligible examinations in first attempt.What is the next step after passing CPT?Students after passing CPT and Senior Secondary (10+2) examination, conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto, can join for next level of Chartered Accountancy Course.The Chartered Accountancy Course consists of further two levels:I. Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) CourseII. Final CourseStudents before appearing for the first time in Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination have to undergo eight months study course. Students may successfully complete Orientation Programme and Information Technology Training (ITT) either before appearing for the Intermediate (IPC) Examination or necessarily required to complete both before joining for articled training.CPT route student can commence 3 years article training only after passing Group I or Both Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination.We hope this Article will help you in understanding clear details of CA CPT Course. Share this article “CA CPT – Common Proficiency Test Course Details” to your friends who are planning to prepare for Chartered Accountancy Course.

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