Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)

CA CPT is an entry level exam to pursue the Chartered Accountancy course. This exam is compulsory for the non-graduates eager to be Chartered Accountants.

Venue: Pan India Exam Date: June & December

What is the test about?

CA CPT is an entry level exam conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to admit students to the Chartered Accountancy course. 

Who is eligible?

The registered students may sit for the Common Proficiency Test after s/he appears in the 10+2 exam or its equivalent. 

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?


The candidates need to come with the basic knowledge of 
• Fundamentals of accounting
• Mercantile law
• General Economics 
• Quantitative aptitude

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CPT is held in two sessions, morning (10.30 AM to 12.30 PM) and afternoon (2.00 PM to 4.00 PM) 


Common Proficiency Test or CPT is a 200 marks paper. 

key dates for application and registration

The last date for registration as well as submission of the application form online is April.

Who conducts the test?

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


ICAI Bhawan
Indraprastha Marg
Post Box No. 7100
NEW DELHI - 110 002

Phones - EPABX [+91] (11) 3989 3989
Toll free number for members - 1800 200 2500
Toll free number for students - 1800 200 2501


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