Entrance Examinations

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test

The Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test has to be cleared to enter the entry level i.e. the first level at which a student can start pursuing the Chartered Accountancy (professional accounting) course.It is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for admitting students to the Chartered Accountancy course.

Test Format "It is an objective type examination and consists of 200 multiple choice questions.

CPT covers four basic subjects divided into two sections viz.

1.Accounting (60 Marks) + Mercantile Laws (40 Marks)
2.Economics (50 Marks) + Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)

Every incorrect answer on the CPT exam carries a 0.25 negative mark. 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."

Eligibility Criteria

You must have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized institution. You must be registered for the Common Proficiency Test with the Board of Studies of the Indian Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI). Even if you have already registered for the Professional Course, you are eligible for appearing in this test

Test Syllabus

The CPT (Common Proficiency Test) is an objective type examination of 4 hours duration divided into 2 sessions of 2 hours each. The total marks for the test is 200.

SESSION I

SESSION 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) (buy Economics Class 12 CD)
Section D Quantitative
Aptitude (50 Marks)

There are multiple choice questions with negative marking for incorrect answers. To clear the CPT, a student has to obtain a total of 50% marks in all the papers together.The admission requirements for the second level of the course i.e. PCC (Professional Competency Course) require that the student should have qualified in the CPT. This level is thus the entry level for all the students including graduates."

Registration Fees

CPT Fee Structure for Indian and Nepali(Amt in Rs.)

  • Cost of CPT Prospectus  100/-
  • CPT Registration Fee   6000/-
  • CPT Exam Fee   500/- (Centers in India), 600/- (in case candidates chooses center in Nepal)
  • Total   6600/-(Minimum)

Optional:

  • Subscription for Student Journal   200/-
  • Subscription for Members   400/-
  • CPT Fee Structure for Abu Dhabi(UAE), Bahrain, Doha(Qatar),
  • Dubai(Amt in US $)
  • Cost of CPT Prospectus   10/-
  • CPT Registration Fee   350/-
  • Total   360/-

Optional:

  • Subscription for Student Journal   25/-
  • Subscription for Members   50/-"
Time of Conduct

Twice in a year(June & December)

Test Duration

4 Hours 4 hours

Scores validity

5 years

Test Location

Western Region

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednangar
  • Akola
  • Amravati
  • Aurangabad
  • Goa
  • Jalgaon
  • Jamnagar
  • Kolhapur
  • Latur
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • Pimpri
  • Chinchwad
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Sangli
  • Solapur
  • Surat
  • Thane
  • Vadodara

Southern Region

  • Alappuzha
  • Bangalore
  • Belgium
  • Bellary
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Ernakulam
  • Erode
  • Guntur
  • Hubli
  • Hyderabad
  • Kollam(Quilon)
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kumbakonam
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Mysore
  • Palghat
  • Pondicherry
  • Salem
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Tirupur
  • Tuticorin
  • Udupi
  • Vellore
  • Vijayawada
  • Vishakhapatnam

Eastern Region

  • Rourkela
  • Asansol
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Cuttack
  • Kolkata
  • Guwahati
  • Siliguri

Central Region

  • Agra
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Alwar
  • Bareilly
  • Bhilwara
  • Bhopal
  • Bikaner
  • Dehradun
  • Dhanbad
  • Durg
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Gwalior
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kanpur
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Moradabad
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Noida
  • Palimarwar
  • Patna
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Saharanpur
  • Udaipur
  • Ujjain
  • Varanasi

Northern Region

  • Ambala
  • Amritsar
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Karnal
  • Ludhiana
  • Shimla
  • Sonepat
Test Preparation

Test Materials are always available on the internet, coaching institutes,etc.

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