About the Course
THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA( ICAI) will conduct the Examination to become a CA. Firstly CPT (Common Proficiency Test) is conducted for non-degree students, which means for 10+2 students. But you are asking after B.Com, then you will enter the CA course with Integrated Professional Competence Course(IPCC) then ending with the exam IPCE (Integrated Professional Competence Examination)
Procedure to become CA:-
For Commerce Graduates/Post-Graduates --minimum 55% in degree and for Other Graduates/Post-Graduates--minimum 60% in degree:-
1. Enrol with the Institute for Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course for Both Groups with or without the option of Accounting Technician Course (ATC).
2. Undergo 100 Hours Information Technology Training (ITT) and 35 hours Orientation Course spanning one Week.
3. Register for Practical Training of three years.
4. Complete General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) – I Course during first year of practical training
5. Appear in Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination after nine months of practical training and Study Course of eight months concurrently from the date of registration for the Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.
6. Appear and pass in both groups of Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course.
7. Register for CA Final Course and prepare for CA Final Examination.
8. Undergo General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) II Course (15 days) course while serving the last 19 months to 36 months of articled training. Alternatively, attend Four Weeks' Residential Programme on Professional Skills and Development.
9. Complete Advance Information Technology Training during the third year of practical training but before appearing in the Final Examination.
10. Complete three years period of articled training.
11. Appear in the Final Examination while serving last six months of articled training on or before the last day of the month preceding the month in which the examination is to be held.
12. Pass Final examination.
13. Enrol as a member of ICAI and be designated as "Chartered Accountant".
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