Latest Updates about the CA-CPT 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result

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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 the 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 or 12th.The exam is conducted on the national level. It is an undergraduate level exam.

Read below to know more about the CA-CPT 2018 exam–

Available Application Forms

CA CPT Exam Important Dates

Important Exam Dates for CA-CPT 2018 Exam

About the CA-CPT 2018 Exam

Important Exam Dates

Exam Date

June 2018

Last date of registration with ICAI

April 2018

Online availability of Application form from

April 2018

Closing date for Application form

April 2018

Avail Admit Card

In June 2018

Result Declaration - Click Here

July 2018

CA CPT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

About the CA-CPT 2018 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 a 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 4 hours and 2 hours duration

Total marks


Marking Distribution of CA-CPT 2018 Exam -

Name of question Papers


Mercantile Laws


General Economics


Fundamentals of Accounting


Quantitative Aptitude


Eligibility for CA CPT Exam

  • A candidate is eligible to get enrolled with the ICAI Common Proficiency Course after class 10th.
  • The candidates who are enrolled with the ICAI can take up the CA-CPT exam,only after completing the standard 12th.

CA CPT Exam Application Process

Application Form

Get Registered – Candidates who want to appear for the CPT exam should get registered with the CPC (Common Proficiency Course). To appear in the CPT Exam in June, a candidate should get registered by April 2018 and for theCPT Exam in December, a candidate should get registered by October 2018.

Candidates can get the application form onlineon the official website of the ICAI.

Note - Candidates cannot apply through offline mode from the year 2018.

How To Apply

  • A candidate should visit the official website of the ICAI and select the CA-CPT exam option. The official link for the exam is
  • A candidate can send the applications from April 5th to April 2018.
  • A candidate should get registered first. For registration, a candidate should provide his/her details like name, address, contact number and email id.
  • Upon registration, a login id and password are sent to the candidate’s email id. By entering their login details, a candidate can access the application form.
  • A candidate should fill all specified columns of the application form with following details – personal background information, educational qualification, address, name, contact number etc.
  • A candidate should upload the scanned copies of his/her recent passport size Photograph, Signature and educational qualification documents along with the application form.
  • The 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. Once paid; application fee will be non-refundable.

Location of Centre

Application Fee

In India

₹ 1000

In Nepal

₹ 1700

In Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat 

300 USD

Application Fee Payment

The application fee should be paid through Net – banking, Credit Card and the Debit Card.

Other Details

CA CPT 2018 Exam: Admit Card

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

CA CPT 2018 Exam: Result & Qualifying mark

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

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

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

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will the CA-CPT 2018 Exam be held?

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

Q. When to apply for the CA-CPT 2018 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 ₹ 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.