ICAI CPT 2018 Exam – Registration Process, Exam Schedule, and Application Fee

Published on : 3rd October 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will start the online registration process for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) from 4th October 2018 on the official website – icaiexam.icai.org. The online registration/application process will continue till 25th October 2018. CPT is the entrance exam for those interested in the profession of Chartered Accountancy. As per the official announcement;

“The aforesaid Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is open only to students registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Common Proficiency Course and fulfil the requisite eligibility conditions.”

ICAI CPT 2018 Exam Schedule

The ICAI CPT 2018 exam will be held on 16th December 2018 (Sunday) in two shifts:




1st – Morning

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting

Section B – Mercantile Laws

2nd – Afternoon

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Section C – General Economics

Section D – Quantitative Aptitude

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Candidates are required to appear in both the sessions. Those who appear in only one session will not be considered for selection. The result of such candidates will not be prepared and published.

ICAI CPT 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam will comprise of 200 Objective Type Questions from subjects Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates can opt from English and Hindi languages for answering the question paper.

Qualifying Marks

In order to qualify the exam, candidates are required to secure at least 30% marks in each section and at least 50% aggregate marks in all sections.

Negative Marking

There is a provision of negative marking in the exam. 1/4th of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted for incorrect answer.

ICAI CPT 2018 Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the following application fee as per the examination centre they choose:

  • For examination centres in India – ₹ 1000/-
  • For examination centres in Kathmandu, Nepal – ₹ 1700/-
  • For examination centres in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha & Muscat - $300

Candidates can also apply after 25th October by paying a late fee (in addition to the application fee) till 1st November 2018. Here are the details about the late fee:

  • For Indian and Kathmandu centres – ₹ 600/-
  • For Foreign centres - $10

The application fee can be paid online through VISA or MASTER Credit/Debit/Rupay card or Net Banking. Candidates have to bear the bank charges/transaction charges themselves.

Please note that the application fee for ICAI CPT 2018 exam is non-adjustable and non-refundable.

Check out complete details related to the exam on the official website.

About the Author: Himanshu Basant Bhatt

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