Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

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About CPT

Common Proficiency Test is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. It is a test of four subjects i.e., Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. This test is of 200 marks. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each with a break of one and half hour in between. CPT is an objective type test with negative marking.the best place to learn CA CPT Coaching classes in Pune is Agrawal classes

Study Topic

SESSION – I(Two Hours – 100 Marks)
Section A : Fundamentals of Accounting (60 marks)
Section B : Mercantile Laws (40 marks)
SESSION – II (Two Hours – 100 Marks)
Section C : General Economics (50 marks)
Section D : Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)
Examination Pattern:

There will total 200 MCQ’s carrying one mark each.
For Correct answer students will get one mark.
For Blank answers Zero marks will be awarded.
For Incorrect answers -0.25 marks will be deducted.

Passing Requirement:

50% of Total marks are required to qualify the CPT with 30% Marks in Each Subject. Students should secure overall 100 marks with Individual Passing as shown below:

SubjectMinimum Marks
Fundamental of Accounts18
Mercantile Laws12
General Economics15
Quantitative Aptitude15
CPT Examination Schedule:

Paper pencil mode (Physical)CPT will be held twice a year: June and December. ICAI also conducts the Online CPT exam. For more details about online CPT exam please visit

Last Dates of Registration:

A student who has got himself registered for Common Proficiency Test 60 days prior to the first day of the month in which CPT examination is to be held can appear in the examination i.e. on or before 1st April and 1st October for appearing in CPT examination to be held in June and December respectively. Last date for June attempt is 31st March of the same year. Last date for December attempt is 30th September of the same year.

Student needs to take the prospectus containing application form from the ICAI office and submit the form along with following documents. The address of ICAI offices is available on Student may register online on ICAI website.

Documents required for Registration:

Demand draft of Rs. 6,000
True copy of 10th Marks sheet
True copy of Birth date proof e.g. School leaving certificate

How to Register for CPT with ICAI ?

Registration Fees:
Rs. 6,000 payable by way of Demand draft in favor of “The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India”, payable at Mumbai / Chennai / Kolkata / Kanpur / New Delhi.

CPT or Common Proficiency Test is the entry level, i.e. first/lowest level at which a student or applicant can begin pursuing the Chartered Accountancy (professional accounting) course. The duration of the course is as per the regulations of the institution, i.e. the CA CPT course is for 2 months (6 months). The duration of the course is the minimum time that an applicant needs to spend on taking up the course at this level. The period usually starts from the time the student gets registered for the course, to the time he/she completes the course.

After completion of the minimum duration, a student can appear at the first examination which falls immediately. The actual date of registration determines the actual time that a student needs to spend on the course, i.e. from registration to examination. One can assume the course duration to be 6 months, since examinations are conducted for the course only twice a year. Opting for this course requires one to look for the best CPT coaching classes in Pune



Eligibility for Registration:

A student who has passed the Class 10 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or (an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) may register for Common Proficiency Test.

Eligibility for Appearing in CPT Exam:

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognised by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.


There’s no constraint of any sort on the eligibility of supplementary passed candidates to apply for these courses. This course can be pursued even if one is a supplementary passed candidate at the 10 +2 examinations. If you want to complete the course with flying colors then joining Agrawal Classes is always the best option. Here, we not only guide you but also mentor you properly so that you complete the course with flying colors. So, for further enquiry, contact us on the numbers provided below.

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