CA CPT 2021: Important Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Result

CA CPT Exam

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts the CA CPT Exam twice a year - June and December. The Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) is the primary stage of Chartered Accountancy course. The main purpose of the exam is to assess the candidate’s knowledge in Mercantile Laws, Accounting, Quantitative Aptitude and General Economics. To appear in the CA CPT exam, students need to register themselves with ICAI before the deadline. For complete details about the CA CPT 2021 exam, read the article.

CA CPT 2021 Latest Notification - ICAI has not released the notification for CA CPT 2021 exam yet. The details will be updated here as soon as the notification releases.

CA CPT 2021 Overview

Examination Name

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)

Conducting Authority

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Exam Level

National Level

Occurrence

Twice a Year

Year

2021

Exam Mode

Pen and paper based exam

Exam Type

Entry Level

Exam Medium

English/Hindi

Official Website

www.icai.org

Exam Commencement Date

To be announced


Available Application Forms

CA CPT Exam 2021 Important Dates

CA-CPT 2021 June Session

CA CPT June Exam Events 2021

CA CPT Important Dates

Availability of examination form

February 2021

Closing date to submit examination form (without late fee)

March 2021

Closing date to submit examination form (with late fee)

March 2021

Application correction window opens

April 2021

Admit card available

Last week of May 2021

CA CPT exam

2nd week of June 2021

CA Result announcement

July 2021

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


CA CPT Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts the CA CPT exam in two shifts – morning and afternoon. 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 negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/4th marks, i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • Total number of sessions: Two (Morning and Afternoon)
  • First session of CA CPT: 100 marks (10.30 am to 12.30 pm)
  • Second session of CA CPT: 100 marks (2 pm to 4 pm)
  • 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 duration of exam: 4 hours
  • Total marks: 200 marks

Section-wise Marking Distribution of CA-CPT 2021

Sections

Marks

Section A - Fundamentals of Accounting

60

Section B - Mercantile Laws

40

Section C - General Economics

50

Section D - Quantitative Aptitude

50


CA CPT Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of 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 2021 Eligibility

An important section, the eligibility of CA CPT 2021 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 2021 Application Process

ICAI will release the applications for the June session examination tentatively in February 2021. Candidates must fill 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.

CA CPT 2021 Exam Application Process -

  • The applicants should visit the official website of the ICAI and select the ‘CA CPT Exam’ option. The official link for the exam is - https://www.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, 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 2021 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)


Other Details

Exam Schedule

The exam schedule provided below is as per the year 2020. Any changes in the 2021 schedule will be updated here after the release of official notification.

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

Intermediate (IPC) - Old Scheme

All papers

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

Intermediate - New Scheme

All papers

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

Final - Old Scheme

All papers

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

Final - New Scheme

Paper 1 to 5 and Paper 7 & 8

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

 

Paper 6 (Elective)

2 PM to 6 PM/ 4 hours

Post Qualification Course Examination - IRM Technical Exam, ITL & WTO, Part I and INTT-AT

All papers

2 PM to 5 PM/ 3 hours

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Sample Papers for CA CPT Preparation 2021

The chartered accountant aspirants are fortunate enough to avail the CA CPT 2021 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 of each section of the exam. Download the same and increase your chances of cracking CA CPT 2021.

CA CPT 2021 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 for the 2021 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 2021

The admit card for the Chartered Accountant entry-level exam is generally made available in the last week of May (June session) and in the second week of November (December 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 centre, roll number, important instructions, etc. Contact the branch in case of any discrepancy on the CA CPT admit card 2021. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall.

CA CPT 2021 Exam Centres -

The 2021 exam will be held across 201 venues – both national and international venues (as per 2020 exam). In India particularly, there are 196 exam cities. If any changes are done in the exam cities for 2021, 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 centre at any stage without assigning any reason”.

CA CPT Answer Key 2021

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 2021. But, there are many coaching institutes and education portals which release the CA CPT answer key with the assistance of subject experts to help candidates calculate their estimated scores.

CA CPT 2021 Result & Cut-off Marks

The CA CPT 2021 result will be uploaded at 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 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 CA CPT exam frequently asked questions.


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