About Common Proficiency Test
This is the entrance examination which tests whether a student has a right aptitude to become a chartered accountant. CA-CPT tests a student in four areas viz. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each. CPT is an objective type test with negative marking for each wrong option.
Registration and Eligibility for CPT course
After passing class 10th, a student is eligible for registration for Common Proficiency Test. But a student can appear for CA-CPT only if he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Examination). To apply for admission to the CPT course a student is required to apply in the prescribed form.
- A student may buy Prospectus remitting Rs.100. The application form is available in the Prospectus.
- Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from ICAI website www.icai.org .
The registration and tuition fee is Rs.6,000**, which is to be remitted along with filled in application form. In case a student submits downloaded application form, he should remit Rs.6,100**(Rs.100 for Prospectus). A copy of the Prospectus will be sent along with the study package.
Submission of 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:
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,
The student should make the draft payable accordingly to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur and New Delhi respectively.
Subject Wise Marks Division
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)
- Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)
The Board of Studies provides a comprehensive study package including a large question bank. The Board of Studies also provides a CD for self-assessment. Using the CD, a student can get question paper sets of different subjects and test his level of preparation. In addition, Volume I & II of the Model Test Papers are also being supplied to the students with study material.
*Subject to change as per ICAI.
** Applicable from Sep. 01, 2009.