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CPT Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’s

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Common Proficiency Test FAQ’s

1. What is the Common Proficiency Test ?

It is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. It is a test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. This test is of 200 marks. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each ( 9.00 – 11.00 AM and 12.30 – 2.30 PM ). CPT is an objective type test with negative marking.

2. Who can join the CPT Course ?

A student who has passed the 10th standard examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto may register for Common Proficiency Test.

3. How to apply for admission to the CPT Course ?

  • A student is required to apply in the prescribed form.
  • A student may buy Prospectus remitting Rupee 100/-. The application form is available in the Prospectus.
  • Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from the website www.icai.org. While submitting the filled-in application form, a student has to remit Rupee 100 for Prospectus along with registration and tuition fee.
  • The Prospectus can also be procured by post from any of the offices of the Institute on payment of Rupee 140/- ( Rupee 40/- on account of postal charge ).

4. What is the fees for CPT Registration ?

The registration and tuition fee is Rupee 3500/-, which is to be remitted along with filled in application form. In case a student submits downloaded application form, he should remit Rupee 3600/- ( Rupee 100/- for Prospectus. A copy of the Prospectus will be sent to him along with the study package ).

This fee structure is applicable for

  1. Indian students residing in India and other SAARC Countries and Bhutan; and
  2. Students belonging to other SAARC countries and Bhutan.

The following students have to pay fees amounting to US$ 200 :

  1. Students of foreign countries other than SAARC countries and Bhutan; and
  2. Indian Students residing abroad other than SAARC countries and Bhutan.

5. Where to submit / dispatch filled-in CA CPT Application Form ?

Click Here to view the list of Offices of the Institute in consonance with the address of the student.

The student should make the draft payable accordingly to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur and New Delhi respectively

6. What are the subjects to be studied ?

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 )

7. What is the detailed Syllabus of CA CPT ?

Click Here to view the detailed CPT Syllabus

8. Will there be any study package ?

Yes. The Board of Studies provides a comprehensive study package including a large question bank. The Board of Studies also provides a CD for self-assessment. Using the CD, a student can get question paper sets of different subjects and test his level of preparation.

In addition, Volume I & II of the Model Test Papers are also being supplied to the students with study materials.

9. Shall I get the study materials on the same day on which the application form is submitted ?

Normally, students belonging to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, and Surat are provided study materials on submission of the application form in respective Office of the Institute. Study materials are to be collected in person. For outstation students, study materials are sent by post through decentralized offices which takes normal postal delivery time to reach the students.

In addition, various other branches of the Institute also collect filled-in application form and distribute study materials. Presently students can collect study materials from the following Branches :

Sl.No. City Branches Sl.No. City Branches
1 Ahmednagar Ahmednagar Branch of WIRC of the ICAI,
2nd Floor, Mutha Chambers,
( Old Vasant Talkies ) Market Yard Road,
Ahmednagar – 414 001.
9 Jamnagar The Chairman,
Jamnagar Branch of WIRC of The Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
531, 5th floor, Indraprasth Market,
Pancheshwar Tower Road,
Jamnagar – 361 001.
2 Bangalore Bangalore Branch of SIRC of the ICAI,
ICAI Bhawan,
No.16/0, Millers Tank Bed Area,
Bangalore – 560 052.
10 Kota Kota Branch of CIRC of the ICAI,
Op. Maha Laxmi Apartment, 1st Floor 13,
Behind Gumanpura Police Station Jhalawar Road,
Kota – 324 007.
3 Ernakulam Ernakulam Branch of SIRC of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
57 / 3146, Dewan’s Road,
Ernakulam, Kochi – 682 016.
11 Nagpur Nagpur Branch of WIRC of the ICAI,
ICAI Bhawan, 20/1, Dhantoli,
Nagpur – 440 012.
4 Ghaziabad Ghaziabad Branch of CIRC of the ICAI,
Yamunotri Complex, 2nd Floor,
A -12, Ambedkar Road,
Ghaziabad – 201001.
12 Ranchi Ranchi Branch of CIRC of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
Vyapar Bhawan, 3rd Floor, Lalji Hirji Road,
Ranchi – 834 001.
5 Gorakhpur Gorakhpur Branch of CIRC of The Institute of
Chartered
Accountants of India,
205, Sunanda Towers,
2nd floor, Bank Road,
Gorakhpur – 273 001.
13 Saharanpur Saharanpur Branch of CIRC of the ICAI,
4/313, Boomanji Road,
Above Central Bank of India,
Near Pul Jogiyan,
Saharanpur – 247 001.
6 Gwalior Gwalior Branch of CIRC of the ICAI,
F-104, Global Apartment,
Opp. Income-Tax Office, City
Centre,
Gwalior – 474 001.
14 Tiruchirapalli Tiruchirapalli Branch of SIRC of the ICAI,
G-1, Green House Apartments,
28, Mc Donald’s Road, Cantonment,
Tiruchirapalli – 620 001.
7 Hyderabad Hyderabad Branch of SIRC of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
11-5-398 / C, Red Hills,
Hyderabad – 500 004.
15 Tirunelveli Tirunelveli Branch of SIRC of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
65, 2nd floor, Kailasapuram, North Street,
Tirunelveli – 627 001.
8 Jaipur The Chairman,
Jaipur Branch of CIRC of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India,
D-1, Institutional Area, Jhalana Doongri,
Jaipur – 302 004.
16 Yamunanagar Yamunanagar Branch of NIRC of the ICAI,
SCO-1, 1st Floor, Madhu Colony,
Near Madhu Banquet Hall,
Yamunanagar – 135 001.

10. Is the Institute organizing any oral coaching to assist the students for preparation ?

Yes. There are accredited institutions who are engaged in conducting oral coaching classes. A list of such institutions is available on the website as per the following links : http://icai.org/icairoot/students/new_scheme/accreditation.pdf

11. What are the different types of modules for oral coaching available ?

The different coaching modules are designed for conducting oral coaching

Module I
Crash Course Module Crash Course comprising of 50 days 4 hours per day Total teaching hours – 200
Module II
Regular Course Module Regular Course comprising of 80 days 3 hours per day Total teaching hours – 240

A student has to contact the Principal / Chief Co-ordinator of the accredited institution for admission to oral coaching classes and ascertain the type of modules available.

12. What is the fees to be paid for undergoing oral coaching ?

Fees to be charged for different modules are decided by the accredited institutions.

13. What is the eligibility for appearing in the examination ?

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination ( 10+2 examination ) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

14. How to make application for appearing in the CPT examination ?

A student has to follow the examination notification to be issued by the Examination Department of the ICAI and apply in the prescribed form along with the examination fee of Rupee 400 ( inclusive cost of application form & exam fee ). The Examination Department will announce the examination centres and issue admit card.

15. What are the qualifying marks ?

The qualifying mark is 50%. A student has to remember that CPT is an objective type test with a
negative marking for selecting wrong option which will be indicated in the question paper.

16. When the CPT Exam are held ?

CPT examination is being held twice in a year i.e., in June & December.

17. What is the next step after passing CPT ?

After passing CPT and 10+2 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto, a student may join the Chartered Accountancy Course.

Education of Chartered Accountancy is divided into two levels :

  • Professional Competence Course
  • Final Course

There is a concurrent articled training of 3 ½ years or equivalent audit training. Eight months of service as an audit assistant shall be reckoned as six months of articled training. Also, a student is allowed to undergo partly articled training and partly audit training. Any fraction of a period less than eight months as audit assistant will be ignored.

After passing CPT and 10+2 standard examination as stated above, a student has to take admission to Professional Competence Course and concurrently register for articled / audit training.

A student is advised to follow FAQs for Professional Competence Course. These are available on the website www.icai.org.

18. Where to submit filled-up CA CPT examination form by hand ?

1 Reception Counter, Annexe Building,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi – 110 002,
Telephone No. : 011 – 39893989.
10 Reception Counter,
Chandigarh Branch of the Northern India Regional Council of the ICAI,
Institutional Area, Opp. Community Centre,
Sector 35 – B,
Chandigarh – 160 036,
Telephone No. : 0172 067756.
2 Reception Counter, Northern Regional Office,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
52 – 54, Institutional Area, Vishwas Nagar,
Shahdara, Near Karkardooma Court Complex,
Delhi – 110 032,
Telephone No. : 011 – 39893990.
11 Reception Counter,
Coimbatore Branch of the Southern India Regional Council of the ICAI, M.M.S Memorial Building,
8, Diwan Bahadur Road, R.S. Puram,
Coimbatore – 641 002,
Telephone No. : 0422 2552872.
3 Reception Counter,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 27, Cuffe Parade, Colaba,
Mumbai – 400 005,
Telephone No. : 022 – 39893989.
12 Reception Counter,
Ernakulam Branch of the Southern India Regional Council of the ICAI,
57 / 3146, Dewan’s Road,
Ernakulam, Kochi – 682 016,
Telephone No. : 0484 2369238, 2369258.
4 Reception Counter,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 122, Mahatama Gandhi Road,
Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034,
Telephone No. : 044 – 39893989.
13 Reception Counter,
Hyderabad Branch of the Southern Indian Regional Council of the ICAI,
11-5-398/C, Red Hills,
Hyderabad – 500 004,
Telephone No. : 040 – 23317026, 23393182.
5 Reception Counter,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 7,
Anandilal Poddar Sarani ( Russell Street ),
Kolkata – 700 071,
Telephone No. : 033 – 39893989.
14 Reception Counter,
Indore Branch of the Central India Regional Council of the ICAI, 101,
Urvashi Complex, Ist floor,
3, Jaora Compound,
Indore – 452 001,
Telephone No. : 0731 2702875.
6 Reception Counter,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 16 / 77 – B,
Civil Lines ( Behind Reserve Bank of India ),
Kanpur – 208 001,
Telephone No. : 0512 – 3989398.
15 Reception Counter,
Jaipur Branch of the Central Indian Regional Council of the ICAI,
D-1, Institutional Area, Jhalana Doongiri,
Jaipur – 302 004,
Telephone No. : 0141 – 3044200, 3044206, 3044214.
7 Reception Counter,
Ahmedabad Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 123, Sardar Patel Colony,
Navjivan, P.O. Naranpura, Stadium Road,
Ahmedabad – 380 014,
Telephone No. : 079 – 27680946, 27680537.
16 Reception Counter,
Nagpur Branch of the Western India Regional Council of the ICAI,
20/1, Behind Vijayanand Society, Dhantoli,
Nagpur – 440 012,
Telephone No. : 0712 2443968.
8 Reception Counter,
Bangalore Branch of SIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, No.16 / 0, Millers Tank Bed Area,
Bangalore – 560 002,
Telephone No. : 080 – 22205891, 22252546, 22257109.
17 Reception Counter,
Surat Branch of the Western India Regional Council of the ICAI,
3-A, Jaldarshan Apartment,
Opp.Bahumali Building, Nanpura,
Surat – 395 001,
Telephone No. : 0261 2472932, 3207911.
9 Reception Counter,
Baroda Branch of the Western India Regional Council of the ICAI,
2B, Ramkrishna Chambers, Productivity Road,
Vadodara – 390 005,
Telephone No. : 0265 2351151.
18 Reception Counter,
Pune Branch of WIRC of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, 28 – A, Amber Chamber,
5th Floor, Appa Balwant Chowk,
Budhwar Peth, Pune – 411 002,
Telephone No. : 020 – 24451636.

19. Where and how to send filled up CA CPT examination form by post ?

Ensure that you fill up the OMR form strictly as per instructions and send in the special envelope provided in the Information Brochure to the following address By Registered / Speed Post so as to reach on or before 1730 hours of specified last date :

The Sr. Joint Secretary ( Exams ),
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi – 110 002.

Candidates are advised not to send their filled up form through private courier services. No responsibility for late / non-delivery will be taken.

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