CA CPT - ICAI Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test

CA CPT 2014 - 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:

Educational Qualification:

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)

  Subject Marks
Section A Fundamentals of Accounting 60
Section B Mercantile Laws 40


Session–II (Two Sections - Two hours - 100 Marks) (02:00 to 04:00)

  Subject Marks
Section C General Economics 50
Section D Quantitative Aptitude 50


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, 2014 (10.00 hrs) to 24 th April, 2014 (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.


CA CPT Test Centres

Examination Centres in India:

  • 1 Agra, 2 Ahmedabad, 3 Ahmednagar, 4 Ajmer, 5 Akola, 6 Alappuzha, 7 Aligarh, 8 Allahabad, 9 Alwar, 10 Ambala, 11 Amravati, 12 Amritsar, 13 Anand, 14 Asansol, 15 Aurangabad
  • 16 Bangalore, 17 Bareilly, 18 Bathinda, 19 Beawar, 20 Belgaum,  21 Bellary, 22 Berhampore,  23 Bhagalpur, 24 Bharauch, 25 Bhavnagar, 26 Bhiwani, 27 Bhilwara,  28 Bhopal, 29 Bhubaneswar, 30 Bhuj, 31 Bikaner, 32 Bilaspur  
  • 33 Chandigarh, 34 Chennai, 35 Coimbatore, 36 Cuttack
  • 37 Dehradun, 38 Delhi/New Delhi, 39 Dhanbad, 40 Dundlod, 41 Durg
  • 42 Ernakulam, 43 Erode, 44 Faridabad
  • 45 Gandhidham, 46 Ghaziabad, 47 Gorakhpur, 48 Guntur  49 Gurgaon, 50 Guwahati, 51 Gwalior, 
  • 52 Hisar, 53 Hubli, 54 Hyderabad 
  • 55 Indore
  • 56 Jabalpur,  57 Jaipur,  58 Jalandhar, 59 Jalgaon, 60 Jammu, 61 Jamnagar , 62 Jamshedpur, 63 Jodhpur
  • 64 Kakinada,  65 Kanpur
  • 66 Karnal, 67 Kishangarh, 68 Kollam 
  • 69 Kolhapur 70 Kolkata, 71 Kota, 72 Kottayam, 73 Kozhikode, 74 Kumbakonam  
  • 75 Latur, 76 Lucknow, 77 Ludhiana  
  • 78 Madurai, 79 Mangalore, 80 Mapusa (Goa), 81 Margao (Goa) 82 Mathura, 83 Meerut, 84 Moradabad, 85 Mumbai, 86 Muzaffarnagar, 87 Mysore 
  • 88 Nagpur, 89 Nanded, 90 Nashik, 91 Nellore, 92 Noida 
  • 93 Palghat, 94 Pali Marwar, 95 Panipat, 96 Panvel
  •  97 Patna, 98 Patiala, 99 Pimpri-Chinchwad, 100 Pondicherry, 101 Pune
  • 102 Raipur, 103 Rajamahendravaram
  • 104 Rajkot, 105 Ranchi, 106 Ratlam, 107 Rewari, 108 Rohtak, 109 Rourkela
  • 110 Saharanpur, 111 Salem, 112 Sambalpur
  • 113 Sangli, 114 Satara, 115 Shimla, 116 Sikar, 117 Siliguri, 118 Sirsa, 119 Sivakasi, 120 Solapur, 121 Sonepat, 122 Sri Ganganagar, 123 Surat , 124 Surendranagar
  • 125 Thane, 126 Thiruvananthapuram, 127 Thrissur, 128 Tinsukia, 129 Tiruchirapalli, 130 Tirupati, 131 Tirupur, 132 Tuticorin
  • 133 Udaipur, 134 Udupi, 135 Ujjain
  • 136 Vadodara, 137 Vapi, 138 Varanasi, 139 Vellore, 140 Vijayawada, 141 Visakhapatnam
  •  142 Yamuna Nagar

Examination Centres Overseas:

  • 1 Abu Dhabi, 2 Dubai, 3 Bahrain, 4 Doha , 5 Kathmandu

The Council reserves the right to withdraw any centre at any stage without assigning any reason.

CA CPT 2014

CA CPT 2014 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • 10th Sep, 2014

Date of Commencement of Online Filling of CA CPT Exam Form:

  • 7th Oct, 2014

Last Date for Receipt of Hard Copy of Online Filled up Examination Form:

  • 28th Oct, 2014

Date of CPT Examination:

  • 4th Dec, 2014

Date of Declaration of Result:

  • Around one month from the date of examination

CA CPT 2014 was held on:

  • 22nd Jun, 2014
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