(Notification) CA-CPT: Common Proficiency Test Dec 2016

(Notification) CA-CPT: Common Proficiency Test Dec 2016

Common Proficiency Test will be conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India two times in one year that is once in 6 months. Qualified candidates of this examination will be allowed to pursue the CA course in this Institute. CPT is considered as the first stage in the CA course.


Application forms of the candidates will be considered only if they meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates applying for this entrance examination need to pass 10+2 or 10+2+3 or higher secondary or equivalent examination from the recognized University of State or Central.
  • Applicants are required to pursue 10+2 or 10+2+3 from Commerce discipline only.

Age Limit :

Candidates need to be above 17 years if applying after 10+2 and 20 years if applying after graduation.

Application Fees :

Candidates applying on payment Rs. 1500/- (Rs. 500/- towards examination fee and Rs. 1000/- towards cost of application form and lnformation brochure).

Syllabus :

Syllabus in the entrance test of CA CPT will be from the 10+2 and 10+2+3 in commerce subjects. Questions will be of multiple choices only.

Section Subject Marks
A Fundamentals of Accounting 60
B Mercantile Law 40
C General Economics 50
D Quantitative Aptitude 50
  Total 200

How To Apply :

Applicants need to follow below procedure in the registration to ICAI exam:


  • Application forms will be obtained at the specified centers for those who wish to apply in offline mode.
  • Next candidates have to fill the application form either in black or blue ball point pen only without any mistakes.
  • Once the form is filled candidates have to pay required application fee.
  • Candidates need to send application form, DD along with necessary documents to “Additional Secretary (Examinations), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110002”.


  • If applicants of ICAI choose online mode then they are required to visit the official website which is www.icaiexam.icai.org or www.icai.org/cptform
  • When the candidates visited the page of official site, then they need to click on the link of “Application Form” and register into the site with basic details.
  • Once the registration process is completed, then applicants will receive login credentials as SMS or Email.
  • Next candidates have to use the login details which are required to fill the application form without any mistakes.
  • Now the candidates have to upload recent passport size color photograph and scanned signature of the candidate with the mentioned dimensions also the mentioned documents in the notification.
  • Then applicants have to pay the fees.
  • Lastly candidates have to verify and submit the form.
  • Then send the printout of filled application form, required documents to “Additional Secretary (Examinations), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110002” through registered post.

Important Dates:

  • Closing date of online application is on : 27 October 2016.
  • Closing date of receipt of the form is on : 27 October 2016.
  • Exam will be held on : 18th of December 2016.

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Courtesy: ICAI