CA CPT Exam Pattern



Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is conducted online as well as in paper pencil mode. Paper Pencil mode test is of 4 hours duration comprising of two sessions of 2 hours each with a break between two sessions. The test will comprise of objective type questions with negative marking for choosing wrong answers.


Read this article to know about CA CPT Exam Pattern. Also see the duration, marking scheme, marks distribution, no of questions, type of questions and topics covered in CA CPT Examination.

Exam Pattern

Mode of the Exam

It is a pen-paper based test.

Duration

The exam is of 03 hours duration for Paper 1 & 2 and 02 hours duration for Paper 3 & 4.

Language

Candidates have the option to write answers in either English or Hindi language.

Total Marks

The exam is of a total of 400 marks.

Marking Scheme

There is no negative marking for incorrect answers marked in Paper 1 and 2. Whereas, for incorrect options marked in Paper 2 and 3, 1/3 marks are deducted.

Type of Questions

Paper 1 & 2 – Subjective/ Long Answer Questions
Paper 3 & 4 – Multiple Choice Questions

Medium of Exam

English or Hindi (Note that, Section B of Paper 2, i.e., Business Correspondence and Reporting will be conducted in English Medium only)

Mode of Exam

Offline

CA Foundation Papers

CA Foundation exam consists of four papers. The papers of the exam are listed below:

Papers

Sections

Paper 1

Principles And Practice Of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2

Business Laws And Business Correspondence
a) Business Laws (60 Marks)
b) Business Correspondence And Reporting (40 Marks)

Paper 3

Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning And Statistics
a) Business Mathematics (40 Marks)
b) Logical Reasoning(20 Marks)
c) Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper 4

Business Economics And Business & Commercial Knowledge
a) Business Economics (60 Marks)
b) Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

Exam Timing of CA Foundation Exam 2021

The exam timing for CA Foundation Exam 2021 is as follows:

Name of the paper

Exam timings

Paper 1

02.00 PM to 05.00 PM

Paper 2

02.00 PM to 05.00 PM

Paper 3

02.00 PM to 04.00 PM

Paper 4

02.00 PM to 04.00 PM

Exam Centers

  • ICAI Is going to conduct CA Foundation June 2021 exam in 207 test cities spread across India and at 05 (Five) overseas examination centres. Check the list of test cities from the table below.

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

Bhiwandi

Bhiwani

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Bhuj

Bikaner

Bilaspur

Bundi

Burhanpur

Chandigarh

Chandrapur

Chennai

Chhindwara

Chittorgarh

Churu

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi

Dhanbad

Dhule

Durg

Durgapur

Eluru

Ernakulam

Erode

Faridabad

Fatehabad

Firozabad

Gandhidham

Gandhinagar

Ghaziabad

Gondia

Gorakhpur

Guntur

Gurgaon

Guwahati

Gwalior

Haldwani

Haridwar

HIsar

Hubli

Hyderabad

Ichalkaranji

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

Parbhani

Pali Marwar

Panipat

Panvel

Patiala

Patna

Pune

Pimprl Chinchwad

Pondicherry

Raipur

Rajamahendravaram

Rajkot

Ranchi

Ratlam

Ratnagiri

Rewa

Rewari

Rohtal

Rourkela

Saharanpur

Salem

Sambalpur

Sangil

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

Vapu

Varanasi

Vasai

Vellore

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Warangal

Yamuna Nagar

Yavatmal

Overseas Exam Center

Abu Dhabi

Doha

Dubai

Kathmandu

Muscat

 

CA Foundation 2021 Syllabus

  • CA Foundation 2021 consists of 4 Papers.

Paper – 1

Principles & Practice of Accounting

a)

Theoretical Framework

b)

Accounting Process

c)

Bank Reconciliation Statement

d)

Inventories

e)

Introduction to Company Accounts

Paper – 2

Business Laws & Business Correspondence & Reporting

a)

Communication

b)

Sentence Types and Word Power

c)

Vocabulary Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes), Phrasal verbs Collocations and Idioms

Paper -3

Business Mathematics, Logical Reasoning & Statistics

a)

Business Mathematics

b)

Time value of Money

c)

Logical Reasoning

d)

Statistics

e)

Theoretical Distributions

Paper – 4

Business Economics & Business & Commercial Knowledge Business Economics

a)

Introduction to Business Economics

b)

Business and Commercial Knowledge

c)

Government Policies for Business Growth

d)

Common Business Terminologies

 

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