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Quest Education

FF43, Laxmi Nagar Near V3S Mall, Delhi 92


9891.344.571 / 9811.300.980

CA-CPT
Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known as
CA CPT Exam, is conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of
India for admitting students to Chartered Accountancy course. The test
is an entry level exam. The institute conducts Chartered Accountant
Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) four times a year, at various cities
across India.

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Eligibility

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The aspirants can join the Chartered Accountancy course after clearing
CA CPT Exam. Given below are the eligibility criteria for chartered

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 The students must have passed 10+2 examination or its
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equivalent, from any recognized Board.

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he


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has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination* (10+2 examination)


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conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an


examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent
thereto) and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by
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the Council from time to time.

A student who has got himself registered for Common Proficiency Test
60 days prior to the first day of the month in which CPT examination is
to be held i.e. on or before 1st April and 1st October, can appear in the
CPT examination to be held in June and December respectively. Common
Proficiency Test examinations are held in June & December every year.
Quest Education
FF43, Laxmi Nagar Near V3S Mall, Delhi 92
9891.344.571 / 9811.300.980

Pattern

The general examination pattern of CA CPT Exam is given in the following


lines.
The Entry level test is named as Common Proficiency Test (CPT) which is
designed in the pattern of entry level test for engineering, medical and
other professional courses. It is a test of 4 hours duration comprising of
two sessions of 2 hours each, with a break between two sessions. The
test comprises of objective type questions only with negative marking for
choosing wrong options. The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) has replaced
Professional Education (Course-I) effective from September 13, 2006.
The last Professional Education (Examination — I) was held in November,

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2007.

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 Paper Pencil Mode of Examination is conducted in morning session

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and evening session with each carrying two parts.
 For Online Registration Mode of Examination, the students have
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to fill an examination form Online and then, this examination is held
at various centers across India.
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 The entrance test consists of objective type questions.


 The medium of all the questions and instructions is English.
 The question paper follows negative marking scheme, which means
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one fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer.


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Syllabus
The syllabus for Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA
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CPT) comprises of basic knowledge in fundamental of Accounting,


mercantile law, general economics and quantitative aptitude. Topics in
each subject are given below.

Accounting…………………………………60 marks
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.
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Mercantile Law……………………………….40 marks


The Indian Contract Act, 1872, the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the
India Partnership Act, 1932.

General Economics…………………………….50 marks


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………………………….50 marks


Sampling Theory, Theoretical Distributions, Probability and Expected
Value by Mathematical Expectation, Correlation and Regression,

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Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Statistical description of

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data, Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus, Limits and
Continuity - Intuitive Approach, Sets, Functions and Relations, Sequence

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and Series — Arithmetic and geometric progressions, Basic concepts of
Permutations and Combinations, Simple and Compound Interest
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including annuity - Applications, Inequalities, Equations, Ratio and
proportion, Indices, Logarithms.
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