Common Proficiency Test [CPT]

CPT 2017

Exam Date : 17th December 2017 To 17th December 2017
Result Date : 9th January 2018

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CPT 2017 Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, and Exam Pattern 

  • The Common Proficiency Test is the entry-level examination for Chartered Accountancy Certification in India.
  • The students interested in pursuing CA course have to appear for CPT 2017 examination and must have cleared or passed 10+2 examination. 
  • In accordance with the Chartered Accountants Regulations 1988, the Various examination is conducted by ICIA.
  • The CPT exams are held twice a year on June and December.
  • The CPT 2017 examination is conducted by ICAI exam and this exam is also called as CA CPT.
  • The CA CPT is a competitive examination where thousands of students appear annually making it very difficult and a matter of prestige for those who clear it successfully.
  • Candidates can apply for the exam after clearing the 10th examination and write the examination after completing the 10+2 examination.
  • The CA CPT 2017 results will tentatively be published within 3-4 weeks after the exam.

Important details of CPT:

Exam Name

Common Proficiency Test

Commonly known as


Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body


Course Offered

Chattered Accountant Course

For candidates having a graduate, postgraduate or its equivalent qualification the CPT examination is exempted. It is into effect from 3rd August 2012.

NEWS for CPT 2017 

  • From the latest news from ICAI, the ICAI CA CPT December 2017 online process for application form will start from 4th October 2017 till 29th October 2017.
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) will organize the ICAI CA CPT December 2017 examination on 17th December 2017.

CA CPT 2017 Application Form

  • The application form is only available online. Candidates can check here how to register and fill the form. 
  • The CA CPT Dec 2017 application form will be in pdf format and candidates needed to get it printed out on A4 size sheet.
  • Moreover, the candidates who will obtain a minimum of 70% marks in the CA CPT 2017 exam, a “Pass with Distinction” certificate will be issued.

CA CPT 2017 Admit Card

  • The applicants must download the CA CPT 2017 Admit card from the official website by entering their login credentials.
  • The CPT December 2017 Admit card will be available to be downloaded from the month of November 2017
  • The copy of the admit card will not be sent via the draft to the candidates, the admit card will only be available online.
  • All the candidates will have to carry the hard copy of the admit card during the examination.

About CPT 2017 examination:

Globally 93,262 students appeared for CPT examination which was held on June 2017.  

CPT Exam Pattern Overview:

  • CPT 2017 examination is conducted in Offline mode only (Pen and Paper Based Examination).
  • CPT Examination is Conducted in two different mediums either English or Hindi, as preferred by the student.
  • This is an Objective type of examination, which is divided into two different sections.
  • The objective types questions consist of 200 questions.

There will be One paper 2 sessions.

  • Accounting and Mercantile.
  • Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

CA CPT 2017 Cutoff :

  • The candidates appearing for CPT 2017 must have passed the 10+2 examination.
  • Candidates have to score the minimum marks set by the ICAI to get shortlisted to Common Proficiency Course CPC.
  • The candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% average in both the sections, that is a minimum of 30% marks in each section.

CA CPT 2017 Syallbus

The CPT 2017 Syllabus PDF helps candidates to have the reference of the examination syllabus:

  • Candidates preparing for CA CPT can check here the detailed subject syllabus as this will help them in getting a better idea about the type of questions asked from each subject. 
  • The questions will include the section from Fundamental of Accounting, General Economics, Mercantile Laws, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • With the help of CA CPT Exam Syllabus, the candidates can study in a proper way and get a high score in CPT Examination 2017.

CA CPT 2017 Result 

  • CA CPT Results 2017 will be announced by ICAI, it will be published in PDF format, which will have roll number and names of the qualified candidates.
  • The result also mentions the qualifying status of candidates as well as marks and minimum qualifying marks for CA CPT.
  • Candidates can check their qualifying status for Chartered Accountancy Common Proficiency Test online on the official website.

CA CPT 2017 Question Papers

  • The ICAI provides a comprehensive reading material including large question bank.
  • Students are advised to take benefit from the model Test Papers and question banks.
  • It is very vital for the students to go through the mock and previous year question papers, to get an idea of the type of questions asked in the exam. 

Reservation for CPT Exam:

  • There is no Reservation scheme for students who belong to General/OBC/SC/ST.
  • The seats are reserved equally for all the students.

Last 6 years Trend For the Students Appeared and passed in CPT Exam:





































The graph for total students appeared for Cpt from June 2011 to June 2016:

  • In the above graph shows, the last 6 years trend of students appeared and passed the exam.
  • The red colored bar is the students who have appeared for the exam.
  • The green colored bar shows the students who have actually passed in the CPT exam.

The trend of 2016 December CA CPT exam: 

trend cpt 2016

  • In the above graph, the Red bar shows students who have appeared for the exam, that is Male candidates -41877 and Female candidates-28444.
  • Candidates who passed the exam are shown in a green bar, that is Male students-19,185 and Female Students-13,473.
  • The students passing percentage is 46% for CPT December 2016.

The Trend of June 2017 CPT exam:

cpt trend 2017 getmyuni

  • In the above graph, the Red bar shows the students who have appeared for the exam, that is Male candidates -49950 and Female candidates-38966.
  • Candidates who passed the exam are shown in a green bar, that is Male students-19,661 and Female Students-16,067.
  • Overall Pass percentage was 40.5% for CPT June 2017.

CPT 2017 Important Dates

                                                         CPT Important Dates Summary

  • Last Date to Register with ICAI for CPC course is 29th October 2017.
  • Correction of Submitted Application Form Discrepancies (without fee) is from the 1st week of November (only for 1 week).
  • Correction of Submitted Application Form Discrepancies (with fee) is from the 4th week of November 2017 to 9th December 2017.
  • CA CPT Admit Card is available for download from 20th November 2017
  • CPT Examination Date is 17th December 2017.

CPT 2017 Eligibility

                                                            CPT 2017  Eligibility Summary

  • Candidates who want to appear for CPT 2017 examination must register before 4th October 2017, and apply before the registration ends that is on 29th October 2017.
  • Applicants who have completed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent qualification can appear for CPT 2017 and register for the professional course.
  • There is no age limit to be eligible for CPT.
  • The candidates should have completed class 10th and 12th exam or it qualifying exams with a recognized/applicable board.
  • If candidates have done UG degree Commerce stream as 55% marks then applicants don’t require to appear in CPT 2017 Examination.
  • If candidates have done UG degree with any relevant stream then candidates must have 60% marks minimum in total.
  • Candidates holding UG/PG degree from Open University were exempted from appearing in the entry level test.

CPT 2017 Application Process

                                                              CPT 2017 Application Process Summary

  • Candidates must visit the official website of ICAI and register as a new user to apply for CPT.
  • Click on Register button once the registration process is complete.
  • After the registration, click on the APPLY NOW button and fill up the education details.
  • The candidates must fill the application form in a correct and accurate manner.

Application Fee for CPT 2017 

  • If the applicant has selected examination center in India then the application fee is INR 1000/-.
  • If the applicant has selected test center in Kathmandu (i.e. Nepal) then the application fee is INR 1700/-.
  • If the applicant has selected test center in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat, Doha then the application fee is $ 300/-.

Overview of Application Process:

CPT 2017 Application Form Details

                                                    CPT Application Form Details Summary

  • The candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, before applying for CA CPT Exam 2017.
  • Candidates must have all the necessary documents before applying the CPT2017 examination.
  • The candidate has to enter all the details like personal details.
  • Candidates need to go to the ICAI website of CPT for online registration.
  • The step is to fill in the following details which include -Full name of the applicant, DOB, sex, mother’s and father’s name, address, category (general or reserved), nationality, the medium of study, educational qualification, recent passport size photo etc.
  • Last and the foremost step is to take the hard copy of the registration form along with the attached documents then send it to the ICAI.

CPT 2017 Admit Card

                                                                  Admit Card Summary for CPT 2017

  • CA CPT 2017 Admit Card will be issued to the registered candidate only via online mode.
  • Admit Card will be provided to the candidates prior three weeks from the examination.
  • Candidates can obtain their CA CPT 2017 Admit Card by login through their registered id and password.

CPT 2017 Admit Card consists of following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam venue etc.

Instruction for candidates:

  • Candidates need to carry a printed copy of CA CPT 2017 Admit card at the examination venue.
  • In case of any candidate finds any discrepancy regarding admit card then he/she can contact ICAI Helpline desk immediately.

CPT 2017 Exam Pattern

                                                              CPT 2017 Exam Pattern Summary

  • CPT 2017 is an objective type examination.
  • CPT 2017 exam has multiple choice questions
  • The examination will be directed in PPB (Pencil Paper mode).
  • The language medium of question paper will be found Hindi or English.
  • There will be four section of examination with 200 aggregate marks
  • There is negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • A candidate has score overall average 50% of total max marks in each session.

There are two sessions for CPT 2017:

1st Session:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting (40 marks)
  • Mercantile Laws (60 marks)

2nd Session:

  • General Economics (50 marks)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)

CPT 2017 Syllabus

  • There are two sessions for CPT 2017 i.e., Session 1 and Session 2.
  • The candidate has to check all the syllabus for CPT 2017.
  • For Session 1, there are two section i.e., Section I and Section II.

There are different sections for all 2 sessions which are:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Mercantile Laws
  • General Economics
  • Quantitative Aptitude




CPT 2017 Results

                                                                      CPT December 2017 Results Summary

  • Candidates are advised to keep their admit card safe until the results are published and other procedures are completed.
  • Candidates can check their CPT results on the official website by entering his/ her CPT roll number or registration number.
  • CA CPT 2017 Result will get disclosed via online mode.
  • Candidates who appeared for CA CPT 2017 examination can check their result by login through their registered account.
  • ICAI will disclose the result onto the official site and candidates will be intimated about their qualifying status through registered email id and phone number.
  • Candidates can download their scorecard, rank card, and certificate through the ICAI registered accounts.
  • Applicants who clear the CPT examination securing the first ten ranks will be awarded a Rank Card within four weeks after the CPT examination.

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