hartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which
is also known as CA CPT Exam, is an entry-level entrance test, conducted
by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), for admitting
students to Chartered Accountancy course. The institute conducts
Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) every February,
May, August and November at various cities across India. The aspirants
can join the Chartered Accountancy course, after clearing CA CPT.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which came into being
through a Chartered Accountant Act, 1949, is a prominent institute in
the field of Chartered Accountancy.
The entrance test is conducted for the following course:
Eligibility for CA CPT Exam
Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known as CA CPT
Exam, is conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for
admitting students to Chartered Accountancy course. The test is an entry
level exam. The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency
Test (CA CPT) four times a year, at various cities across India.
The aspirants can join the Chartered Accountancy course after clearing CA
CPT Exam. Given below are the eligibility criteria for chartered
- The students must have passed 10+2 examination or its
equivalent, from any recognized Board.
- Candidates, who have passed B.Com, M.Com, LLB, ICWA, CS
or MBA at the first attempt, are also eligible to apply.
- The candidates, who have appeared or appearing in final
year of the qualifying examination, are also eligible to apply.
- The students, who have registered for CPT Course with
Board of Studies of ICAI on or before October 1, 2009, are also eligible to
appear in the entrance test.
Examination Pattern for CA CPT Exam
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts Chartered Accountant
Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT Exam) four times a year. The institute
conducts the entrance test, which is an entry level exam, for the admission
of candidates into Chartered Accountancy program. The test is conducted at
various cities all over India.
The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT
Exam) in two modes: Paper Pencil Mode of Examination and Online Registration
Mode of Examination. The general examination pattern of CA CPT Exam is given
in the following lines.
- Paper Pencil Mode of Examination is conducted in morning
session and evening session with each carrying two parts.
- For Online Registration Mode of Examination, the students
have to fill an examination form Online and then, this examination is held
at various centers across India.
- The entrance test consists of objective type questions.
- The medium of all the questions and instructions is
- The question paper follows negative marking scheme, which
means one fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
Syllabus for CA CPT Exam
The admission seekers, who are looking for entrance in Chartered Accountancy
course conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, have to
appear in Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known
as CA CPT Exam. The exam is conducted as an entry level test in several
cities all over India.
The syllabus for Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)
comprises of basic knowledge in fundamental of Accounting, mercantile law,
general economics and quantitative aptitude. Topics in each subject are
Theoretical Framework, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Accounting Process,
Introduction to Company Accounts, Partnership Accounts, Accounting for
Special Transactions, Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors,
Depreciation accounting, Inventories.
The Indian Contract Act, 1872, the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the India
Partnership Act, 1932.
Economic Reforms in India, Select Aspects of Indian Economy, Indian Economy
� A Profile, Price Determination in Different Markets, Theory of Production
and Cost, Theory of Demand and Supply, Micro Economics.
Sampling Theory, Theoretical Distributions, Probability and Expected Value
by Mathematical Expectation, Correlation and Regression, Measures of Central
Tendency and Dispersion, Statistical description of data, Basic concepts of
Differential and Integral Calculus, Limits and Continuity - Intuitive
Approach, Sets, Functions and Relations, Sequence and Series � Arithmetic
and geometric progressions, Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations,
Simple and Compound Interest including annuity - Applications, Inequalities,
Equations, Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7112,
Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002