CA CPT 2013 - Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test commonly known as CA CPT Examination is conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for admitting the aspiring students to Chartered Accountancy course. The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) twice in a year (June and December), at all the major cities throughout India.
CA CPT Exam Eligibility
Eligibility criteria for CA CPT Exam to join CA course is as follows:
The students must have passed 10+2 examination or its equivalent, from any recognized Board.
CA CPT Exam Pattern
This 200 marks, objective type multiple choice questions, test is divided into two sessions of 2 Hr. duration each is conducted in two modes by the institute i.e
1. Paper Pencil Mode: Paper Pencil Mode of Examination is conducted in morning session and evening session with each carrying two parts.
2. Online Registration Mode: 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.
Session–I (Two Sections - Two hours - 100 Marks) (10:30 to 12:30)
Fundamentals of Accounting
Session–II (Two Sections - Two hours - 100 Marks) (02:00 to 04:00)
Imp: Common Proficiency Test will be an objective type multiple choice questions based examination. Candidates will be allowed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the questions. Detailed information will be found given in the Information brochure.
Common Proficiency Test will be an objective type multiple choice questions based examination.
Candidates will be allowed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the questions.
Detailed information will be found given in the Information brochure
CA CPT Exam Syllabus
The aspirants who want to take CA CPT Exam should have basic knowledge in fundamental of Accounting, mercantile law, general economics and quantitative aptitude. Topics in each subject are given below.
1. CA CPT Syllabus of Accounting
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.
2. CA CPT Syllabus of Mercantile Law
The Indian Contract Act 1872, The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the India Partnership Act, 1932.
3. CA CPT Syllabus of General Economics
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.
4. CA CPT Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude
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.
How to register for CA CPT Course?
Interest candidates can register with the Board of Studies on submission of the prescribed filled in form. The form can also be downloaded from the website www.icai.org.
How to apply for CA CPT Exam?
Candidates can adopt any of the ONLINE or OFFLINE mode for CPT Exam application.
For Off Line Mode
Applications for admission to Common Proficiency Test is required to be made in the relevant prescribed form as contained in the Information Brochure, which may be obtained from:
The Additional Secretary (Examinations) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg New Delhi – 110 002
on payment of Rs.1000 (Rs.500 towards examination fee and Rs.500 towards cost of application form and Information brochure) per application form.
The fee for candidates opting for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Bahrain centres will be US $160 (US $ 150 towards examination fee and US $ 10 towards cost of application form and information brochure) or its equivalent Indian Currency.
The fee for the candidates opting for Kathmandu centre are required to remit INR.1350(INR 850 towards examination fee and INR.500 towards the cost of application form and information brochure) or its equivalent foreign Currency.
Note: Since the cost of Information brochure containing Common Proficiency Test application form includes the examination fee, no separate fee is required to be remitted at the time of submitting the filled in application form. The Information brochure containing Common Proficiency Test application form will also be available in the Regional and Branch Offices of the Institute and can be obtained there from on cash payment on or from 3 rd April, 2013.
Common Proficiency Test application forms duly filled in may be sent so as to reach The Additional Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 24 th April, 2013. Applications received after 24
th April, 2013 shall not be entertained under any circumstances. Applications duly filled in will be received by hand delivery at the offices of Institute at New Delhi and at the Decentralised Offices of the Institute at
Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Pune upto 24 th April, 2013. Candidates residing in these cities are advised to take advantage of this facility. It may be noted that there is no provision for acceptance of application forms after 24 th April, 2013 with late fee.
For Online Mode
The candidates who fill up the examination application form online at http://icaiexam.icai.org from 3 rd April, 2013 (10.00 hrs) to 24 th April, 2013 (17.30 hrs) and remit the fee online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit/Debit Card shall not be charged Rs.500 (i.e. cost of application form fee) in order to popularize filling-in of application form online.
CA CPT Course and CA CPT Exam Fee
For CA CPT Course
The registration and tuition fee is Rs.6000 which is to be paid at the time of submitting the fully filled in application form for registration.
For CA CPT Exam
A student has to follow the examination notification to be issued by the Examination Department of the ICAI and apply in the prescribed form along with the examination fee of Rs.1000. Examination Department will announce the examination centres and issue admission card.
CA CPT Exam Dates
CA CPT Exam is held twice in a year in the months of June and Dec.