CA CPT 2019 Exam: Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus & Solved Papers

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 2019 (June Term) exam, students need to register themselves with ICAI before the deadline.

Important Note: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India will not continue to administer the CA CPT exam after June 2019. The CA Foundation examination will be the new entry-level qualification exam

 CA CPT 2019 Latest Notification - CA CPT 2019 Latest Notification – ICAI has released the CA Foundation, CA Final, and CA CPT 2018 result on 23rd January 2019. The CA CPT 2019 June session exam dates have not been declared yet. The official notification is expected to be released in the last week of January 2019 and the applications will tentatively be submitted in the first week of April. The exam will be held in June.

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CA CPT 2019 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

2019

Exam Mode

Pen and paper based

Exam Type

Entry Level

Exam Medium

English/Hindi

Official Website

https://www.icai.org

Exam Commencement Date

June 2019


Available Application Forms

CA CPT Exam 2019 Important Dates

CA-CPT 2018 December Exam Important Dates

CA CPT December Events 2018

CA CPT December 2018 Dates (Declared)

Online registration begins

04-October-2018 (10 am)

Closing date to submit application form (without late fee)

25-October-2018

Closing date to submit application form (with late fee)

01-November-2018

Application correction window opens

5-12 November 2018

Application correction window opens (with late fee)

22-November-2018 to 07-December-2018

Admit card available

21-November-2018

Exam to be held

16-December-2018

Result to be declared

3rd week of January 2019

CA CPT 2019 June Session Important Dates

CA CPT June Events 2019

CA CPT June 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

Online registration commences

First week of April 2019

Closing date to submit application form (without late fee)

Last week of April 2019

Closing date to submit application form (with late fee)

First week of May 2019

Application correction window

First Week of May 2019 (for one week)

Admit card available

Last week of May 2019

Exam to be held

Mid-June 2019

Result to be declared

Third week of July 2019


CA CPT Exam 2019 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 2019

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 2019

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 2019 Eligibility

An important section, the eligibility of CA CPT 2019 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 2019 Application Process

ICAI will invite applications from the interested and eligible candidates towards the end of January 2019 for the June Term exam. 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 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 2019 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

₹ 1,000/-

In Nepal

₹ 1,700/-

In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Muscat 

300 USD


Other Details

Sample Papers for CA CPT Preparation 2019 -

The chartered accountant aspirants are fortunate enough to avail the CA CPT 2019 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 2019.

CA CPT 2019 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 ‘Application Correction Window’ in the first week of May 2019 for the June session. Correct the mistakes and re-submit the application and enhance your chance of getting admit card and ultimately, appearing in the examination.

CA CPT Admit Card 2019 -

The admit card for the Chartered Accountant entry-level exam will tentatively be available in the last week of May 2019. 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 2019. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall.

CA CPT 2019 Exam Centres -

The 2019 June session exam will be held across 201 venues – both national and International venues. In India particularly, there are 196 cities.

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 2019

Want to crosscheck 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 201o9. But we can help you verify your responses with Exams Planner’s unique CA CPT December 2019 Answer Key tool.

CA CPT 2019 Result & Cut-off Marks

The CA CPT 2019 June Term exam result will tentatively be released in the 3rd week of July. The result will be announced online, i.e. on the official website. 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.

 

CA CPT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When will the CA-CPT 2019 June Term exam be held?

A: The exam will tentatively be held in mid-June 2019.

Q: May I know the June 2019 session application submission date?

A: It will probably commence in the first week of April 2019.

Q: If a candidate fails to submit the CA CPT 2019 application form within the given date, will he/ she still have a chance to sit in the exam?

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

Q: Brief me about the exam pattern.

A: 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.

Q: Is there any scheme of negative marking in the exam?

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

Q: When can an applicant get enrolled for the CPC of the ICAI?

A: After passing the 10th standard.

Q: What is the minimum qualification for the CA-CPT Exam?

A: A candidate should have done 12th standard.

Q: How many times does the exam occur in a year?

A: The exam occurs twice a year - June and December.

Q:  How much is the application fee for the exam?

A: The application fee for the exam is ₹ 1,000/- in India, INR 1,700/- in Nepal and $300/- in Muscat, Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.

Q: What should be the aggregate score to qualify for the CA-CPT exam?

A: 50% marks.

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

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


2 Comments

Hari Mohan Pande - February 12, 2019REPLY

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, 2019REPLY

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

ankt - January 2, 2019REPLY

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

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

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.