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CPT Exam pattern

By Aniket Vyavahare |
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What is CPT Exam, CPC – Common Proficiency Course & Eligibility for CPT Exam?
When is the CPT Exam conducted?

The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is the first step in the direction of becoming an accomplished chartered accountant. Individuals who have a penchant for dealing with numbers and a liking for managing finances and accounts often find themselves fascinated by the profession of chartered accountancy.

Big careers start from humble beginnings and these include being aware about the syllabus and the exam pattern. So let us quickly go through a round of Q &As to get some idea of the exam pattern of CA-CPT.

What is the starting point for CPT?

First and foremost, you need to register yourself with the ICAI at any time after passing class X for the Common Proficiency Course to be able to appear for CPT.

You can appear for CPT only either on appearing or passing 10+2 examination.

When is the CPT exam conducted?

Twice a year in June and December.

What are the subjects that I have to prepare for CPT?

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Mercantile Laws
  • General Economics and
  • Quantitative Aptitude

When exactly should I get registered with the ICAI to appear for the next CPT?

Register online through www.icai.org website or go to the ICAI office for submitting the application form60 days before the exam; i.e. on 01 April and 01 October.                                                

What is the exam pattern of CPT?

Objective type test divided into two compulsory sessions of 100 marks each

Each right answer = 1 mark

Each wrong answer = -0.25 marks

Qualifying score: minimum 30% score per section and 50% overall

Subject-wise allocation of marks in the CPT

  • SESSION – I ( Two Sections – Two hours – 100 marks )
    • Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting ( 60 marks )
    • Section B: Mercantile Laws ( 40 marks )
  • SESSION – II ( Two Sections – Two hours – 100 marks )
    • Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting ( 60 marks )
    • Section B: Mercantile Laws ( 40 marks )

 

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