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It is an entry level test for ICAI Chartered Accountancy Course, which is held twice a year in June and December for registered students of Common Proficiency Course (CPC).  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.

Admission Registration Procedure for CA-CPT Exam

The students who wish to do ICAI CA course has to first get themselves registered for Common Proficiency Course (CPC). It is interesting to note that 10th passed students can also get themselves registered but they can give exam only after clearing 12th. Registration for admission in ICAI Common Proficiency Course (CPC) can be done online as well as offline. For offline registration 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.  

For online registration the application form can be downloaded from Institute’s website; if Registration Form is downloaded from Institute’s website it charges Rs. 100/- for the same.

When are they providing study material? Is the cost is included in the fees structure (rs6000) or do they charge extra?

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.

Educational qualification for Common Proficiency Course (CPC)

Students who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course can register for the Common Proficiency Course (CPC) after passing 10th examination and can appear in the CPT either on appearing or passing 10+2 examination.

Syllabus for Common Proficiency Course (CPC)

No. of sessions Sections Subjects Maximum Marks Minimum Marks required Time Duration


Session I

Section A Fundamental of Accounting 60 Marks 18


120 min

Section B Mercantile Law 40 Marks 12


Session II

Section C General Economics 50 Marks 15


120 min

Section D Quantitative Aptitude 50 Marks 15
 Total 200 Marks 100 240 min

*The qualifying mark is 50%. A student has to remember that CPT is an objective type test with a negative marking of 0.25 marks for selecting wrong option.

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Registration for ICAI Common proficiency test (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 centers and issue admit card against examination application form received. CPT fee is subject to change from time to time.

CPC students should have valid registration before applying for relevant CPT. Common Proficiency Course (CPC) registration is valid for 3 years. Students can revalidate their registration any number of times before expiry of valid registration period by paying Rs. 300/-. Revalidation of registration shall be done for further period of 3 years before expiry of initial registration.

Future of ICAI CA-CPT

Students after passing CPT can join for next level of Chartered Accountancy Course.

The Chartered Accountancy Course consists of further two levels:

I. Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Course

II. Final Course

      How to clear ICAI CPT

  • Visit article section to get the tips for cracking ICAI CPT exam
  • Try not to do too much studying at one time
  • Plan specific times for studying
  • Try to study at the same time each day
  • Set specific goals for study times
  • Work on the assignment you find most difficult first
  • Review you notes before beginning an assignment
  • Review over the weekend
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ICAI CA-CPT Exam - By : | Date Published : 21-03-2015 | Category : CA_CS |
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It is an entry level test for ICAI Chartered Accountancy Course, which is held twice