CA-CPT i.e. Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test is an exam that every student has to appear for if one aspires to become a Chartered Accountant. This is an entrance test conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. This test is held in various cities all over the country.
The student or aspirant for becoming a Chartered accountant has to CA-CPT Exam. But for appearing for this exam the candidate has to take care of the following criteria:
• The candidate must have cleared class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board
• Also any candidate who has already cleared MBA, M.COM, B.COM, LLB, CS or ICWA in the first
attempt can also appear for CA-CPT exam.
• The candidate who is appearing in the final year or has already appeared in the qualifying exam can also
appear for this test.
• Entrance test can also be appeared by those students who have registered for CPT course of studies of
ICAI on or before 1st October 2009.
Following is the list of contents of the syllabus:
• Basic knowledge of fundamentals of Quantitative Aptitutde, General Economics, Accounts and
• Accounts: Theoretical Framework, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Accounting Process, Introduction to
Company Accounts, Partnership Accounts, Accounting for Special Transactions, Preparation of Final
Accounts for Sole Proprietors, Depreciation accounting, Inventories.
• Mercantile Law: The Indian Contract Act, 1872, the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the India Partnership
• General Economics: Economic Reforms in India, Select Aspects of Indian Economy, Indian Economy –
A Profile, Price Determination in Different Markets, Theory of Production and Cost, Theory of Demand
and Supply, Micro Economics.
• Quantitative Aptitude: Sampling Theory, Theoretical Distributions, Probability and Expected Value by
Mathematical Expectation, Correlation and Regression, Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion,
Statistical description of data, Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus, Limits and Continuity -
Intuitive Approach, Sets, Functions and Relations, Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric
progressions, Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations, Simple and Compound Interest
including annuity - Applications, Inequalities, Equations, Ratio and
proportion, Indices, Logarithms.
There are two patterns in which the exam is conducted:
• Paper-pencil mode of test: it is comprised of two parts and there are morning and evening sessions for
conducting this test.