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Common Proficiency Test CA CPT 2017

Council of the Institute Chartered Accountants of India invites application for Common Proficiency Test (CA-CPT) 2017

In pursuance of Regulation 22 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to announce that the Common Proficiency Test will be held on Sunday, 18th June, 2017 in two sessions as below, at the following centres provided that sufficient number of candidates offer themselves to appear from each centre
[This Common Proficiency Test will be conducted as per provisions of Regulation 25 D (3) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988]

Exam Dates & Pattern for Common Proficiency Test 2017

Common Proficiency Test will be held on (Paper - Pencil Mode) will be held on 18th June 2017 (Sunday)

First Session (i.e. Morning Session): 10.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M (IST); Section-A: Fundamentals of Accounting; Section-B: Mercantile Laws

Second Session (Afternoon Session): 02.00 P.M. to 04.00 P.M. (IST); Section-C: General Economics; Section-D: Quantitative Aptitude

It is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course, which is held twice a year in June and December for registered students of Common Proficiency Course (CPC).

The test comprises of four subjects viz., Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude with an objective to test basic knowledge in these subject areas. This test is for 200 marks and is divided into two sessions of two hours each with a break in between. CPT is an objective type test with negative marking. Subjects are to be studied in CPT as follows:

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 C: General Economics (50 marks)

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)

CA CPT Syllabus for Common Proficiency Test 2017

Candidates appearing for CA CPT Exam should possess basic knowledge of subjects like fundamental accounting, mercantile law, quantitative aptitude and general economics. Syllabus for all the mentioned subjects is as given below:

Fundamental Accounting: Introduction to Company Accounts, Partnerships Accounts Theoretical Framework, Depreciation Accounting, Bank Reconciliation Statement etc.

Mercantile Law: Different types of acts like goods act 1930, Indian contract act 1872 and Partnership act 1932

Quantitative Aptitude: Basic concepts of differential and integral calculus, sets, functions and relations, simple and compound interest, ratio and proportion, logarithms and Indices

General Economics: Economy reforms in India, theories on production and cost, demand & supply and microeconomics

Places of Exam Centres in India: Agra, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Ajmer, Akola, Alappuzha, Aligarh, Allahabad, Alwar, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Anand, Anantapur, Asansol, Aurangabad, Badlapur, Banswara, Bareilly, Bathinda, Beawar, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Berhampore, Bhagalpur, Bharatpur, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhilwara, Bhiwani, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Bundi, Chandigarh, Chandrapur, Chennai, Chittorgarh, Churu, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi / New Delhi, Dhanbad, Dhule, Dundlod, Durg, Durgapur, Eluru, Ernakulam, Erode, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Firozabad, Gandhidham, Gandhinagar, Ghaziabad, Gondia, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Haridwar, Hisar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalgaon, Jalna, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Junagadh, Kaithal, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Karimnagar, Karnal, Kishangarh, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kollam, Kota, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kumbakonam, Kurnool, Latur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Malappuram, Mandsaur, Mangalore, Mapusa (goa), Margao (Goa), Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Mumbai, Muzaffarnagar, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi mumbai, Navsari, Neemuch, Nellore, Nizamabad, Noida, Ongole, Palakkad, Palghar, Pali marwar, Panipat, Panvel, Parbhani, Patiala, Patna, Pimpri-chinchwad, Pondicherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram, Rajkot, Ranchi, Ratlam, Ratnagiri, Rewari, Rohtak, Rourkela, Saharanpur, Salem, Sambalpur, Sangli, Sangrur, Satara, Satna, Shimla, Shimoga, Sikar, Siliguri, Sirohi, Sirsa, Sivakasi, Solapur, Sonepat, Sri ganganagar, Srinagar, Surat, Surendranagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tirupur, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Udupi, Ujjain, Vadodara, Vapi, Varanasi, Vasai, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Yamuna Nagar, Yavatmal

Places of Exam Centres Overseas: (1) Abu Dhabi (2) Doha (3) Dubai (4) Kathmandu (5) Muscat. The Council reserves the right to withdraw any centre at any stage without assigning any reason

Eligibility for CPT 2017

Students who wish to pursue Chartered Accountancy Course can register for the Common Proficiency Course (CPC) after passing 10th examination and can appear for CPT either on appearing or on passing 10+2 examination

Students who wish to pursue the next step of CA course are required to qualify CPT as well as 10+2 or its equivalent examination

Application Form

Applications for admission to Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is required to apply online at from 05th April 2017 to 27th April 2017 and remit the exam fee online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit/Debit Card

It may be noted that there is no provision for acceptance of application forms after 27th April 2017 with late fee

The fees payable for the Common Proficiency Test is Rs.1000/- for centres in India, Rs.1700/- for centres in Kathmandu (Nepal) and $ 300/- for centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai & Muscat

The aforesaid Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is open only to students registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Common Proficiency Course on or before 03rd April 2017 and fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions

Question Paper Booklet Language:

Common Proficiency Test is 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

Important Dates

Last Date to Register with ICAI for CPC Course: 03rd April 2017

Availability of Application Form for CA CPT June 2017 from 05th April 2017

Last Date for Application Form Submission: 27th April 2017

Admit Card Download begins on Website: June 2017

Date of Examination: 18th June 2017 (Sunday)

CA CPT Result of June 2017 Declaration: Jul 2017