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The advent of liberalization in India, without doubt has given a chance to many private financial firms to boost their economies. With lots of trade and investments policies, there has been a continuous growth in the private sector. But, handling all these financial practices have always been a complex act. Keeping this thing in mind, every private firms ranging from banks to insurance sectors, appoint Chartered Accountants or CAs. CA is the professional who are entrusted with trust and responsibility, acting as expertise responsible for various financial activities carried under the companies. To be a chartered accountant is considered to be a big achievement. It has a great scope, offering bright prospects in corporate world especially in Finance. 
 
If you think that you have a good aptitude for numbers and want to make a career in finance, then accept the fact that you’re born to be a chartered accountant. Pursuing CA as a career option is by no means an easy task. One needs to go through plenty of exams and long training session. The path to become CA starts with an aptitude test that is held every year. CA-CPT is a common aptitude test that judges aspirants’ capabilities in the following four areas i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. If a candidate qualifies CPT test then he/she will be eligible to write IPCC (Integrated Professional Competence Course) exam that is conducted in two sessions. CA-CPT exam is usually held every year in the month of June.
 
Eligibility:- 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 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.

CA CPT Registration / Application Form

Application for admission to Common Proficiency Test is required to be made in the relevant prescribed form as contained in the Information Brochure, which may be obtained from various branches of ICAI on payment of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- towards examination fee and Rs. 500/- towards cost of application form and information brochure).
 
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Apply online on website: - http://icaiexam.icai.org . Applicants only need to pay Rs 500/- towards the examination fee (by using VISA or MASTER Credit/ Debit Card). They shall not be charged Rs. 500/- (i.e. cost of application form fee).

CA CPT Exam Dates

CA CPT December 2014 will be held on 14th December, 2014 (Sunday).

First Session (i.e. Morning Session) 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)

Section - A Fundamentals of Accounting
Section - B Mercantile Laws

Second Session (i.e. Afternoon Session) 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (IST)

Section - C General Economics
Section - D Quantitative Aptitude

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CA CPT Syllabus

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 micro economics.
 
 

Paper Pattern

CA CPT Paper Pattern:-

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 Preparation

Candidate should keep one thing in mind that CA is a professional course hence success can only be achieved if practical approach is adopted. Mugging out thoroughly the whole night before the exam won’t work. Try to make a proper time table for your studies and ensure that you are implementing the time table. Make such a schedule for preparation that you can easily allocate 2-3 hrs to each subject. Subjects like Audit with Financial Management, Indirect Taxation with Accounts need more dedication. 

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CA CPT Notification

CA CPT December 2014 notification

CA CPT December 2014 will be held on 14th December, 2014 (Sunday)


First Session (i.e. Morning Session): 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)

Section - A: Fundamentals of Accounting
Section - B: Mercantile Laws

Second Session (i.e. Afternoon Session) 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (IST)

Section - C: General Economics
Section - D: Quantitative Aptitude

Apply online on website:- http://icaiexam.icai.org. from 7th October, 2014 [Tuesday] (10.00 hrs) to 28th October, 2014 [Tuesday] (17.30 hrs)

Application Fee:- Rs 500/- can be paid online through VISA or MASTER Credit/ Debit Card. Candidates will not be charged extra of Rs 500/-  (i.e. cost of application form fee).


The Information brochure containing Common Proficiency Test application form will also be available at  Regional and Branch Offices of the Institute and can be obtained there  on cash payment of Rs 1000/- ( Rs 500/- towards examination fee and Rs 500/- towards cost of application form and Information brochure) from 7th October, 2014 [Tuesday] to 28th October, 2014 [Tuesday]. 

Common Proficiency Test application forms duly filled in may be sent so as to reach the Additional Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 28th October, 2014 [Tuesday].

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Comments (17)
sir please tell me about the process of exams of chartered accountants and date of exams 2014
Posted By : virendra
Posted On : 30 July 2013
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sir please tell me the process of cpt exam and application form
Posted By : Mukesh kumar sharma
Posted On : 27 July 2013
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i have passed hsc from sci. m i eligible to apply for cpt? what are the upcoming dates of applications for cpt?
Posted By : PRADEEP D BHOSALE
Posted On : 27 July 2013
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31st march is last date.and its beneficial to you if u registered in advance.....if u registered u receive ur books after one month of registration
Posted By : nisha
Posted On : 13 February 2014
which is last date for register the CPT.
Posted By : muthukumar
Posted On : 10 October 2013
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Sir, For June 2014 term CPT Exam. Which is the Last date for register the CPT.
Posted By : krishna
Posted On : 22 July 2013
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sir i had passed my 10th by 9.6 cgpa nd iwant to know when i have to register for cpt exam
Posted By : Gunjan
Posted On : 14 July 2013
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Sir I m doin 12 currently nd I wamt to know when I hav to register for cpt exam whch will held in june 2014
Posted By : nipun jain
Posted On : 10 July 2013
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sir I passed 12 with 50.2%. and I want to do ca please give me all details about ca entrance exam and date of filling application form of ca .
Posted By : n.sagar
Posted On : 09 July 2013
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I want to know detail date for cpt 2014 exam
Posted By : Reshma Pathan
Posted On : 09 July 2013
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when the 2014 cpt exam is conducted for appearing 12th
Posted By : Reshma Pathan
Posted On : 09 July 2013
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sir i am 12th pass pls inform that exam date & syllabus
Posted By : dinesh
Posted On : 07 July 2013
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Sir ple infrm me date of cpt exam form
Posted By : abhishek sharma
Posted On : 07 July 2013
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sir, ple inform me date of cpt exam form
Posted By : Amarnath Sah
Posted On : 30 June 2013
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I want to do CA I passed 12th.class 2013,mark obtain 81% kindly reply what I Do,thanks
Posted By : SHUBHAM KUMAR SINGH
Posted On : 28 June 2013
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phan chod ma ba bhe bhot koshish kare mare gand fat gae ... kyo apne jindage kharab kar rha ha...mare barbad ho gae ha...ma ca banka bhe bartan mangta hu tu namard ban jayaga...agar tuna cpt ka paper deya to
Posted By : ca namit bahtnagar
Posted On : 27 January 2014
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Sir when the upcoming CA entrance requirement
Posted By : anand
Posted On : 27 June 2013
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my daughter is just appeared on 12 th std commerece and she has to give cpt exam pls give gauidance
Posted By : shyam saraf
Posted On : 18 June 2013
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I am student os class XI.Please provide me the comlete information of CPT
Posted By : Abhishek Saxena
Posted On : 04 June 2013
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i want's to know the syllabus for cpt
Posted By : Rajan kumar
Posted On : 02 June 2013
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sir,i really want do CA-CPT
Posted By : pranay kumar
Posted On : 24 February 2014
Sir i want to know the last date of registration for cpt xam which wil held on June2014 and want to know the changes took in cpt exams from 2014
Posted By : gautam sai
Posted On : 18 December 2013
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i have passed hsc from sci. m i eligible to apply for a cpt? what are the upcoming dates of applications? i want to become CA. is there any cutoffs marks for it? for science student?
Posted By : PRADEEP D BHOSALE
Posted On : 27 July 2013
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sir i want to the registration fees of cpt exam & period of a registration for 2014.
Posted By : suraj singh
Posted On : 16 July 2013
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what is procedure for ca cpt online registration june 2014 ?
Posted By : SACHIN AGARWAL
Posted On : 08 July 2013
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is there any minus marking.
Is there any minus marking in the cpt examination. and plz tell me the examination date in 2014.
Posted By : Aashish
Posted On : 11 June 2013
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cpt test june 2014
I want to know about the books preferred for cpt test and when I should register for the cpt test 2014............plz reply fast............thnx
Posted By : kamaljeet
Posted On : 20 May 2013
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