CA CPT Exam

CA CPT 2022 (CA Foundation): Application Form(Released), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Last Modified on : 04 Oct 2022

The CA CPT Exam was conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) till 2019. The exam was conducted twice a year - June and December. CA CPT Exam has been replaced by the CA Foundation examination. The Foundation examination is conducted twice every year in May and November. Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) was the primary stage of the Chartered Accountancy course. The main purpose of the exam was to assess the candidate’s knowledge in Mercantile Laws, Accounting, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Economics. To appear in the CA Foundation exam, students need to register themselves with ICAI before the deadline. For complete details about the CA CPT 2022 exam, read the article.

CA CPT 2022 Latest Notification -

- ICAI has released the notification for CA Foundation 2022 exam on 21st January 2022.

- The application form filling start date will be 21st February 2022 and the last date will be 13th March 2022.

- The last date of filing the application form with a late fee will be 20th March 2022.

- The exam dates for the Foundation Course are 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th May 2022.

CA CPT 2022 Overview

Examination Name

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)

New Name

CA Foundation 2022

Conducting Authority

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Exam Level

National Level

Occurrence

Twice a Year

Year

2022

Exam Mode

Pen and paper-based exam

Exam Type

Entry Level

Exam Medium

English/Hindi

Official Website

www.icai.org

CA Foundation Exam Date

23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th May 2022

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CA CPT Exam 2022 Important Dates

CA CPT 2022 or CA Foundation May Session

CA CPT Exam Events 2022

Important Dates

Availability of examination form

21st February 2022

Closing date to submit examination form (without late fee)

13th March 2022

Closing date to submit examination form (with late fee)

20th March 2022 

Last date of receipt of printout of the online application form duly filled (PDF)

24th March 2022

Correction window

21st to 27th March 2022

CA CPT exam 2022 (CA Foundation)

23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th May 2022

ICAI CA Intermediate Exam

Group I – 15, 18, 20, and 22 May 2022

Group 2 –24, 26, 28, and 30 May 2022

ICAI CA May Final Exam

Group – I:  14, 17, 19, and 21 May 2022

Group – II: 23, 25, 27, and 29 May 2022

International Taxation – Assessment Test (INTT – AT)

14 and 17 May 2022

CA Result announcement

To be announced

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The exam schedule is mentioned below in the ‘Other Details’ section.

CA CPT Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

CA CPT Exam Pattern 2022

The exam will be conducted in 2 sessions and both sessions will have 2 sections. The first session is the morning session, it starts from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and it has 2 sections (Section A and Section B). The second session is the afternoon session, it starts from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and it also has 2 sections (Section C and Section D). The exam will have objective-type questions consisting of 200 marks. However, students need to take extra care while answering the questions. There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/4th marks, i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • Number of sessions: 2 sessions
  • Numbers of sections: 4 sections
  • Type of questions: Objective-type questions
  • Negative marking scheme: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer
  • Total marks: 200 marks

Section-wise Marking Distribution of CA-CPT 2022

Sections

Marks

Section A - Fundamentals of Accounting

60

Section B - Mercantile Laws

40

Section C - General Economics

50

Section D - Quantitative Aptitude

50

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CA CPT Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of the CA Common Proficiency Test helps students stay confident. Get well-versed with the CA CPT syllabus before taking the entry-level chartered accountant test. It basically consists of four important sections. They are -

Section A

Fundamentals of Accounting

Section B

Mercantile Laws

Section C

General Economics

Section D Quantitative Aptitude

Theoretical Framework

The Indian Contract Act, 1872

Indian Economic Development

Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms

Depreciation Accounting

The Sale of Goods Act, 1930

Micro Economics

Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations

Bank Reconciliation Statement

The India Partnership Act, 1932

 

Inequalities

Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors

   

Simple and Compound Interest including annuity- Applications

Accounting Process

   

Equations

Accounting for Special Transactions

   

Sets, Functions and Relations

Introduction to Company Accounts

   

Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions

Partnership Accounts

   

Statistical description of data

     

Limits and Continuity ─ Intuitive Approach

     

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

     

Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus (excluding trigonometric functions

     

Theoretical Distributions

     

Correlation and Regression

     

Sampling Theory

     

Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation

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CA CPT Exam 2022 Eligibility

An important section, the eligibility of the CA CPT 2022 exam will determine whether candidates are eligible to appear in the test or not. Students fulfilling the below-mentioned eligibility conditions can fill in the online application form.

  • Must have passed 10th and 12th exams or equivalent qualifying exam from a recognised board
  • Must have registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Common Proficiency Course (ICAI CPC)

Note: If a candidate secures 55% in B.Com or M.Com or 60% in bachelor or masters (other than commerce), he is exempted from appearing in the entry-level test.

CA CPT Exam 2022 Application Process

ICAI has released the application form for the June session examination on 21st February 2022. Candidates must fill out the applications within the specified time to avoid the late fee. However, there is also a facility to fill the forms with a late fee.

Applicants are required to submit the forms online only. CA CPT is only open to applicants registered with ICAI for the Common Proficiency Course and must meet the requisite eligibility criteria.

Candidates cannot apply through offline mode from the year 2018.

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How to Fill CA CPT 2022 Application Form

  • The applicants should visit the official website of the ICAI and select the ‘CA CPT Exam’ option. The official link for the exam is - icai.org
  • Those who have not registered are required to complete the registration process by entering details like name, address, contact number and email id
  • Upon registration, the login id and password will be sent to the registered email id. By entering the login details, candidates can access the application form
  • Fill all the specified columns of the application form with the following details – personal background information, educational qualification, address, name, contact number, etc.
  • Upload the scanned copies of your passport size photograph, signature and educational qualification documents with the right size and format
  • The application fee should also be paid through Master or Visa credit card, debit card, net banking and Rupay card

CA CPT 2022 Application Fee

The exam fee is required to be remitted online by using the credit card, debit card, Rupay card and net banking. Once paid, the application fee will be non-refundable.

Location of Centre

Application Fee

In India

₹ 1,500/- (Single Group)

₹ 2,700/- (Both Group)

In Nepal

₹ 2,200/- (Single Group)

₹ 3,400/- (Both Group)

In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Muscat

325 USD (Single Group)

500 USD (Both Group)

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CA CPT Exam 2022 Other Details

CA Foundation Exam Schedule

The exam schedule provided below is as per the year 2022. 

Exam

Papers

Timing/ Duration

Foundation

Paper 1 & 2

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

 

Paper 3 & 4

2 PM to 4 PM/ 2 hours

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Sample Papers for CA CPT Preparation 2022

  • The chartered accountant aspirants are fortunate enough to avail the CA CPT 2022 sample papers for effective preparation.
  • The sample papers comprise model test papers and mock test papers designed by the Institute.
  • Along with that ICAI ensures that the candidates are provided with the appropriate study materials for each section of the exam.
  • Download the same and increase your chances of cracking CA CPT 2022.

CA CPT 2022 Correction Window

- Candidates who manage to submit the application form within the deadline will get another opportunity to fix the errors (if any).

- The Institute will open the Application Correction Window from 21st to 27th March 2022 exam.

- Correct the mistakes and re-submit the application and improve your chance of getting an admit card and ultimately, appearing in the examination.

CA CPT Admit Card 2022

  • The admit card for the Chartered Accountant entry-level exam is generally made available in the last week of April (May session) and in the second week of October (November session).
  • Candidates can get it online from the official website of the ICAI by giving details like registered ID and password.
  • The admit card will contain details such as the name of the candidate, exam center, roll number, important instructions, etc.
  • Contact the branch in case of any discrepancy on the CA CPT admit card 2022.
  • It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall.

CA CPT 2022 Exam Centres

The 2022 exam will be held across 201 venues – both national and international venues (as per the 2021 exam). In India particularly, there are 196 exam cities. If any changes are done in the exam cities for 2022, the same will be updated here.

AGRA

KAKINADA

AHMEDNAGAR

KAITHAL

AKOLA

ROHTAK

ALIGARH

ROURKELA

SAHARANPUR

SALEM

KANPUR

SAMBALPUR

KANNUR

ALAPPUZHA

SANGLI

JHUNJHUNU

ALLAHABAD

JAMSHEDPUR

SANGRUR

JUNAGADH

JHANSI

SATARA

KALABURGI (GULBARGA)

ALWAR

SATNA

PATNA

SHIMLA

PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD

SHIMOGA

BADLAPUR

PONDICHERRY

SIKAR

AJMER

SILIGURI

SIROHI

AMBIKAPUR CHHATTISGARH)

JODHPUR

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM

AMBALA

AMRAVATI

RAIGARH (CHHATTISGARH)

KISHANGARH

KARNAL

KOLHAPUR

SIRSA

KOLKATA

AHMEDABAD

KOTA

ASANSOL

JAMNAGAR

PUNE

SIVAKASI

KOLLAM

JALGAON

PORT BLAIR

ANANTAPUR

JALNA

KARIMNAGAR

PATIALA

AURANGABAD

JAMMU

SOLAPUR

PANVEL

SONEPAT

SRI GANGANAGAR

PARBHANI

ANAND

SRINAGAR

SURAT

AMRITSAR

SURENDRANAGAR

THANE

HUBLI

HALDWANI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

HISAR

KOTTAYAM

THRISSUR

TINSUKIA

HARIDWAR

CUTTACK

BALOTRA

COIMBATORE

KOZHIKODE

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

BHARUCH

TIRUNELVELI

TIRUPATI

BHAGALPUR

DEHRADUN

BATHINDA

JAIPUR

DELHI / NEW DELHI

TIRUPUR

JABALPUR

JALANDHAR

TUTICORIN

RAIPUR

PALGHAR

BHARATPUR

PANIPAT

BEAWAR

PALI MARWAR

BANSWARA

UDAIPUR

BAREILLY

HYDERABAD

CHURU

GUNTUR

KURNOOL

UDUPI

MUZAFFARPUR

KUMBAKONAM

UJJAIN

BERHAMPORE

GURGAON

BENGALURU

PALAKKAD

BILASPUR

MORADABAD

MUZAFFARNAGAR

VADODARA

MYSORE

RAJKOT

GWALIOR

VAPI

MUMBAI

BELGAUM

GUWAHATI

RANCHI

DHULE

VARANASI

VASAI

VELLORE

BELLARY

GONDIA

DURG

DHANBAD

MADURAI

VIJAYAWADA

LUDHIANA

GHAZIABAD

MATHURA

BHIWANI

GANDHINAGAR

BHUBANESWAR

MEERUT

CHITTORGARH

ONGOLE

INDORE

VISAKHAPATNAM

BHOPAL

LATUR

GORAKHPUR

LUCKNOW

BHUJ

ELURU

ICHALKARANJI

WARANGAL

BHIWANDI

RATLAM

YAMUNA NAGAR

RATNAGIRI

BIKANER

YAVATMAL

BHILWARA

ERODE

BHAVNAGAR

MAPUSA (GOA)

DURGAPUR

NASHIK

ERNAKULAM

MARGAO (GOA)

NAGPUR

NOIDA

CHHINDWARA

 

NANDED

CHENNAI

NAVI MUMBAI

REWARI

CHANDRAPUR

MANGALORE

REWA

FIROZABAD

CHANDIGARH

MANDSAUR

FARIDABAD

GANDHIDHAM

MALAPPURAM

NIZAMABAD

FATEHABAD

NELLORE

 

 

NAVSARI

BURHANPUR

NEEMUCH

BUNDI

 

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The five overseas destinations are –

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Muscat
  • Kathmandu
  • Dubai

The Authority reserves the right to cancel any exam venue and it is not liable to justify the reason. As per the official statement, “The Council reserves the right to withdraw any center at any stage without assigning any reason”.

CA CPT Answer Key 2022

Want to cross-check your answers? The answer key would come in handy giving you a close figure. However, ICAI will not publish any official CA CPT Answer Key 2022. But, there are many coaching institutes and education portals that release the CA CPT answer key with the assistance of subject experts to help candidates calculate their estimated scores.

CA CPT 2022 Result & Cut-off Marks

The CA CPT 2022 result will be uploaded to the official website. There is no information on the exact result date yet. To log in, use the registered email ID and mobile number and see the result. Download the result and the rank card for future reference.

Candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks to move to the next level. To qualify for the CA-CPT exam, they should score 50% aggregate marks. In every section of the exam, they need to score a minimum of 30% marks. Check the cut-off marks below -

Section

Sectional Cut-off

Overall Cut-off

Mercantile Laws

30% of 40 marks

 

 

50%

General Economies

30% of 50 marks

Fundamentals of Accounting

30% of 60 marks

Quantitative Aptitude

30% of 50 marks

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Note: The candidates who score 60% marks will be issued a Rank Certificate. It can be obtained after one month of the exam.

Click here for the CA CPT exam frequently asked questions.

CA CPT Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The November session exam will be conducted on 8th, 10th, 12th, and 14th December 2020.

The examination form will be available from 5th August 2020.

Candidates should score at least 60% marks to obtain the certificate of Rank.

50% marks.

The application fee for the exam is INR 1,500/- in India, INR 2,200/- in Nepal and $325 in Muscat, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi for the single group.

The exam occurs twice a year - May/June and November/ December.

A candidate should have done 12th standard.

After passing the 10th standard.

Yes. 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The exam will be held in pen and paper mode. It will be held in two sessions – morning and afternoon. There will be four sections carrying 200 marks.

Yes, this is possible. In such a case, one can stick to the extended date with a late fee.

As the June 2020 session is cancelled, candidates must appear for the November session exam. The application process for the same started on 5th August 2020.

The exam has been cancelled due to COVID-19 situation.

5 Comments

kishor, February 14, 2022

i completed my b.com honrs with 60%.can i exmpetd from cpt exam

Rajinikanth J, February 12, 2022

Very Informative & Thanks

ashutosh tiwari, September 12, 2019

I m studying in class 12th , I had not registered for cpc , can i eligible for cpt of june-2020

Exams Planner, September 20, 2019

You need to register for the course for appearing in CPT.

Hari Mohan Pande, February 12, 2019

my son is doing 12th can he be registered for CPT exams to be commenced on June -2019 ? Kindly guide me for the Procedure so that he should loose his valuable time. Regards.

Exams Planner, February 13, 2019

Yes, he can register for the exam. Please check the official website icai.org for detailed information.

ankt, January 2, 2019

sir which is best book for CPT CA ENTRANCE EXAM. AND WHICH IS BEST BOOK FOR C.S. ENTRANCE

Exams Planner, January 4, 2019

The study material for the courses is provided by the institutes only. However, you can refer to some good books for better preparation. Some good books are Deepashree for General Economics, P.C. Tulsian for Mercantile Laws. S.Chand’s books and Tata McGraw Hill books are also recommended for preparation.