CPT - Common Proficiency Test

What is CPT - Common Proficiency Test ?


Common Proficiency Test or CPT is the entry level i.e. Lowest/First level at which a student can start pursuing the Chartered Accountancy (professional accounting) course.

The minimum course duration as per the regulations of the institution is
2 months.

A student can appear at the first examination falling immediately after the completion of the minimum duration. The actual time that a student has to spend on the course (from registration to examination) is dependent on the actual date of registration.

This test is of 200 marks. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each (10.30 – 12.30 a.m. and 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.). CA-CPT is MCQ type test with negative marking. Generally this exam is held on 3rd Sunday of December/June of the year. Students are required to score an aggregate of 50% i.e. 100 marks.


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 )

The Board of Studies has prepared comprehensive study materials covering all four subjects.

Exam Center is Ahmedabad ?

Hey, I am planning to do CPT from Ahmedabad (not yet decided about coaching class or institute), so is it compulsary to give exam from Ahmedabad ? Or can I choose any other Center ?


Its not compulsary.

Hi Parth,
Don't worry about the exam center, there are few options, you'll get proper guidance once you visit our institute.

CA Rushabh Shah

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