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All about CA CPT (common proficiency test)


Common Proficiency Test  known as CA CPT is a test on entry level conducted by ICAI(The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) for Chartered Accountancy course. The frequency of exam CA CPT is  twice every year i.e., in June and December respectively. CPT  exam is conducted in two sessions and CPT exam mode is offline  and online both. In this exam pattern there are 200 objective type questions with negative marking (.25)for a total of 200 marks.


  1. Click on link of CA CPT application form
  2. Register with valid details to create CA CPT account
  3. Login to fill in the application form of CA CPT
  4. Candidates need to remit application fee for CA CPT in online mode using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking and get a print copy of fee receipt
  5. Candidates need to get their filled in application form printed out
  6. Candidates need to affix recent passport size colour photograph and signature at the designated places on the printed out application form
  7. Candidates need to get it attested by Principal/Member of the Institute/gazetted officer as per the instructions
  8. Candidates need to submit the printed out application form of CA CPT via registered or speed only or in person at the official address as mentioned below –

Deputy Secretary (Exams)

Examination Department

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,

New Delhi – 110 002


  • Candidates passed in 10+2 standard examination or equivalent examination from any state or national level Board of Education
  • Candidates registered with the Board of Studies to appear in the CPT after appearing in the Class 10+2 examination
  • Candidates passed B.Com, M.Com, LLB, ICWA, CS or MBA in their first attempt are also eligible to appear CA CPT
  • Candidates appeared/ is appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam, are also eligible to appear in CA CPT


Mode of Exam: Offline & Online
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Four
CPT Exam Section Number of Topics Number of Questions Section Score
Fundamentals Of Accounting
9 62 60
Mercantile Laws
3 40 40
General Economics
8 52 50
Quantitative Aptitude
16 50 50

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