About the Course
CA - CPT Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is an entrance test to pursue the course of Chartered Accountancy (CA). To give this examination, one has to register himself with the 'Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' (ICAI).
Subjects you need to study for CPT
- Merchant law
- General Economics
- Quantitative Aptitude
Eligibility Criteria for CPT
An individual can register himself with the 'Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' (ICAI) after completing 10th standard, but only after clearing 12th standard or equivalent from a recognized institute, he becomes eligible for appearing in the Common Proficiency Test for appearing at the CA CPT main examination Appearance at the Senior secondary (10 + 2/intermediate) examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in india or an examination recognised by the central government as equivalent.
Minimum - 2 months
It is the period starting from the time the student gets registered for the course, to the time the student completes the coaching and other formalities required for being eligible for appearing at the main examination at this level.
Since the main examinations are conducted once every six months only, the actual time gap between registration and appearing at the main examination may be more than 2 months.
CA CPT (Chartered Accountancy - Common Proficiency Test) is an objective type examination of 4 hours duration divided into 2 sessions of 2 hours each. Each session consists of two subjects with a total marks of 100. The examination is a multiple choice test with ¼ negative marking (proposed to be increased to ½).
To pass/qualify at the examination a student has to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in all the papers together.
Re attempting Failing to get the pass mark requires the student to reappear in all the papers again.
No Exemptions There are no provisions for exemptions, even in conditions where the student has obtained high marks.
Common Proficiency Test (CPT)
Integrated Professional Competence Course/Examination (IPCC/IPCE)
[13 subjects arranged into
Practical Training (Articleship)
Students are required to undergo 3½ years training (As an articled clerk with a practicing chartered accountant or as an audit clerk within the auditing department of an approved organisation).
Subjects to be Studied
Each Session 2 hours - 100 Marks
Session 1 :
- Section A : Fundamentals of Accounting - 60 MArks
- Section B : Mercantile Laws - 40 Marks
Session 2 :
- Section A : General Economics - 50 Marks
- Section B : Quantitative Aptitude - 50 Marks