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India has witnessed an unprecedented economic growth in the post liberalization era. Business firms have gained an impressive growth rate which in turn calls forth good hands in financial management. There are Chartered accountants who are hired for managing the financial aspects of companies. Chartered accountants have rewarding career as there is tremendous scope for the growth, pay and position for them.

The ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India) regulates the course of Chartered Accountancy in India. The institute is responsible for maintaining the standard of the course. The first level of exam at the entry level is CA-CPT (Chartered Accountant- Common Proficiency Test). This exam is conducted twice in a year in the months of June and December by the ICAI. Students are eligible to get themselves registered with the ICAI for the CA-CPT exam after passing 10th and can appear for the exam after completing their 12th. The exam is conducted on national level. It is an undergraduate level exam.

In order to know more about the CA-CPT 2017 exam please read below –

Eligibility for CA CPT Exam

In order to become eligible for the exam candidate should fulfill some criteria.

  • To become Chartered Accountant candidate should get himself enrolled with the ICAI Common Proficiency Course after passing the 10th exam.
  • Candidates who are enrolled can take up the exam of CA-CPT only after completing their 12th standard.

CA CPT Exam Admission Process

Application Form

Get Registered – Candidates who want to appear for the CPT Exam, should get themselves registered with the CPC (Common Proficiency Course). In order to take up the CPT Exam in the month of June candidate should get registered by April 3rd, 2017 and for taking exam in December candidate should get registered by October 1st, 2017.

Candidates can get the application form online. One can also apply for the exam on the official website of the ICAI.

Note - Candidate will not be able to apply through the offline mode from the year 2017. The OMR application form cannot be filled and submitted along with the demand draft from the year 2017. 

How To Apply

  • Candidates can visit the official website of the ICAI and select for the CA-CPT exam option. The official link for the exam is
  • Candidate can send their application for admission from April 5th to April 27th, 2017.
  • They should get registered first. In order to get registered they should first of all provide their details like name, address, contact number and email id.
  • Upon registration candidates are given login id and password on their email id. By entering their login details they are directed to the application form.
  • A candidate should fill the application form with following details – their personal background information, their educational qualification, address, name, contact number etc. It is important that candidate should fill all the necessary columns of the application form.
  • Candidate should also upload the scanned copies of their recent passport size photograph and signature along with the application form. It should be within the specified size and memory.
  • Candidate should also upload the scanned copies of their educational qualification documents along with their application form.
  • Application fee should also be paid along with the application form.

Application Fee

It is important to pay the application fee along with application form. It will be rejected if the application fee is not paid along with form. Once paid application fee will be non-refundable.

Location of Centre

Application Fee

In India

Rs. 1000.

In Nepal


In Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat

300 dollars.

Mode of Application Fee Payment

The application fee should be paid through the Credit Card and the Debit Card.

CA CPT Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

About the CA-CPT 2017 Exam

Detail about the Exam

Numbers of question Papers

There are 4 question papers.

Type of questions

Objective type questions.

Scheme of negative marking

Yes, there is scheme of negative marking decided by the ICAI from time to time.

Number of sessions of the exam

There are two sessions of the exam.

Duration of the exam

The two sessions are of 4 hours and 2 hours duration.

Total marks


Marking Distribution of CA-CPT 2017 Exam -

Name of question Papers


Mercantile Laws


General Economics


Fundamentals of Accounting


Quantitative Aptitude


CA CPT Exam Important Dates

Important Exam Dates for CA-CPT 2017 Exam

About the CA-CPT 2017 Exam

Important Exam Dates

Exam Date

June 18th, 2017.

Last date of registration with ICAI

April 3rd, 2017.

Online availability of Application form from

April 5th, 2017.

Closing date for Application form

April 27th, 2017.

Avail Admit Card

In June 2017.

Result Declaration - Click Here

18, July 2017

Admit Card

Candidate can get their admit card from the official website of the ICAI. A candidate can get their admit card online by giving details about their application number. It is mandatory to carry the admit card in the examination hall. Without admit card candidate will not be allowed to take up the exam.

Result & Qualifying mark

Candidates can check their results on the official website of the ICAI. They can check their results online by entering details about their enrollment number.

In order to qualify the CA-CPT Exam candidate needs to score an aggregate score of 50% marks. In every section of the exam candidate should score a minimum of 30% marks. The exam is subjected to the scheme of negative marking.

Candidate who scores 60% marks will be issued a certificate of Rank. The certificate can be obtained by the candidate after one month of the exam.


Q. When will the CA-CPT 2017 Exam be held?

The exam will be held on June 18th, 2017.

Q. When to apply for the CA-CPT 2017 Exam?

One can apply for the exam from April 5th to April 27th, 2017.

Q. How many question papers are there for the exam?

There are four question papers in the exam.

Q. If there is any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking in the exam.

Q. When one can get enrolled for the CPC of the ICAI?

One can get himself enrolled after passing the 10th standard.

Q. What should be the minimum qualification for the CA-CPT Exam?

A candidate should have done the 12th standard to become eligible for the CA-CPT Exam.

Q. How many times exam is conducted in a year?

The exam is conducted twice in a year in the months of June and December.

Q. What is the application fee for the exam?

The application fee for the exam is Rs. 1000 in India.

Q. What should be the aggregate score to qualify in the CA-CPT exam?

Candidate should score at least 50% marks to qualify in the exam

Q. What should be the minimum qualifying marks to get the certificate of Rank?

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