CA CPT 2018 (June) Registration, Dates, CA CPT 2018 Eligibility, Fees, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result, Syllabus, Cutoff, Exam Centers, Pattern, How to Apply

CA CPT 2018 is the entrance level examination for the Chartered Accountancy programme. This examination is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. CPT is the Common Proficiency Test; even a normal 10th pass  applicant can be registered for the same. After completing the schooling (standard 12th) applicants are eligible to apply for this test. CA CPT includes the objective type of questions which is divided into 4 sections as such- Quantitative aptitude, Accounting, Mercantile Laws and General Economics. This article will provide you the complete description about CA CPT 2018 Exam.

Important Date (CA CPT 2018 June)

Applicants can check exam schedule for CA CPT 2018 below in the table:

Deadline date of Registration of CPTTill April 2018
Online filling Application formTill April 2018
Deadline of online submission application formTill April 2018
Deadline for revalidation of registration for JuneTill April 2018
Last date for receipt of print out of online examination form duly filled up(PDF)Till April 2018
Examination date June 2018
Declaration of the resultAfter one month of the exam

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants have to fulfill following eligibility conditions in order to appear in CA CPT Entrance exam 2018:

  • applicants need to pass class 10th & 12th examination or its equivalent from a recognized board.
  • applicants should hold registration with ICAI before the end date of examination.
  • If you are a Bachelor’s degree holder with Commerce stream and obtained minimum 55% marks then you don’t need to appear in CA CPT.
  • If you have completed Bachelor’s degree with any other stream then you need to score minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
  • In case you have obtained the degree from an Open University then also you are exempted from appearing in the entry level test.

CA CPT 2018 Registration

Every year CPT examination will be conducted in the month of JUNE/DECEMBER. Applicants who have already registered themselves on or before April 2018 will be eligible to appear in June CPT examination and for those applicants who will register on or before October 2018 will be eligible to appear in December CPT examination. Applicants can download the question paper and the answer key of last yr examination just to get a flash and view point of what type of questions which usually come in the CPT

In case if the last date of registration (CPT) happens to be off Sunday, Festival date or any of the same for that reason the date will be shifted to the next working day which is considered to be of the deadline date of registration.

Application Fee

  • If you have opted exam centre in India- Rs.1000/-
  • If you have opted exam centre in Kathmandu (Nepal): Rs.1700/-
  • If you have opted exam centre in Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat: $ 300

CPT Online Registration Procedure

  • Applicants 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
  • For online registration, the applicants have to remit the amount through ICICI bank.
  • 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.

ICAI Office Address:

  • The Deputy Secretary (Exams)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI),
  • ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi.

CA CPT (JUNE) 2018: How to Apply

Following instructions need to be followed for the registration of CA CPT (June) 2018 exam:

  • Applicants have to apply online for registration on the CPT section of
  • Applicants have to fill all the personal as well as academic details on the online application fee.
  • Applicants have to upload latest passport size photograph and his signature.
  • Applicants who register online have to take out the hard copy of his/her registration and
  • Applicants have to send the Printed Copy of Registration Form along with the photocopies of the required documents to the ICAI.
  • Applicants have to remit the application fee for online registration through ICICI Bank.
  • Application fee has to be paid in the form of Demanding Draft (DD) drawn in favour of Secretary of Online Mode.

Required Documents along with Registration Form

  • Demand Draft along with the registration fees
  • 10th pass mark sheet along with the attested copy of DOB
  • Nationality proof whether he is the citizen of India or a foreigner
  • Proof of the category (General or ST/SC)

CA CPT Exam Pattern

  • CA CPT will be conducted two shifts i.e. the first 1stwould be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and the 2nd shift will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Only Objective type questions will be asked which carries of 200 marks.
  • There will be negative marking of ¼ of marks allotted to a question.

Exam pattern will be given below:

Mode of examination Offline mode (Pencil Paper Mode)
Test MediumEnglish OR Hindi
First session of CA CPTSec A – Fundamentals of Accounting4010:30 am – 12:30 pm (two hours)
Sec B – Mercantile Laws60
Second session of CA CPTSec C – General Economics502:00 pm – 4:00 pm (two hours)
Sec D – Quantitative Aptitude50
Total4 sections2004 hours

CA CPT 2018 Admit Card

  • CA CPT 2018 Admit Card will be issued to the registered applicant only via online mode.
  • Admit Card will be provided to the applicants prior three weeks from the examination.
  • applicants can obtain their CA CPT 2018 Admit Card by login through their registered id and password.
  • CA CPT 2018 Admit Card consists of candidature details such as name of the applicant, roll number, photograph, signature, exam venue etc.
  • applicants need to carry printed copy of CA CPT 2018 Admit card at the examination venue.
  • In case of any applicant finds any discrepancy regarding admit card then he/she can contact ICAI Helpline desk immediately.

List of Exam Centers:

GhaziabadAbu Dhabi*Noida
GurgaonMuscat*Pali Marwar
BhujSri GanganagarKumbakonam
CoimbatoreTirunelveliMapusa (Goa)
CuttackTirupatiMargao (Goa)
Delhi / New DelhiTuticorinMeerut
FaridabadVijayawadaNavi Mumbai
GandhidhamYamuna NagarNellore

CA CPT 2018 Syllabus

 Applicants can check CA CPT Syllabus 2018 below in the table:

Sections of CA CPTSyllabus
Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Theoretical Framework
  • Accounting Process
  • Depreciation accounting
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
  • Accounting for Special Transactions
  • Introduction to Company Accounts
Mercantile Laws
  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872: An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of contract and breach of contract
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932: General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930: Formation of the contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties – Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods Unpaid seller and his rights
General Economies
  • Micro Economics
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Indian Economy – A Profile
  • Select Aspects of Indian Economy
  • Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Sets, Functions and Relations
  • Limits and Continuity ─ Intuitive Approach
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Statistical description of data
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Index Numbers
  • Simple and Compound Interest including annuity – Applications
  • Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations

Cut Off

Applicants have to cross the sectional as well as overall cutoff in order to get qualified in CA CPT Entrance exam. The overall cutoff is 50% marks of 200 i.e. you have to obtain at least 100 marks out of 200 in order to get qualified. Please go through the details associated with sectional cutoff of CA CPT.

SectionsSectional cutoff
Fundamentals of Accounting30% of 60 marks
Mercantile Laws30% of 40 marks
General Economies30% of 50 marks
Quantitative Aptitude30% of 50 marks

CA CPT 2018 Result

  • CA CPT 2018 Result will get disclosed in the month of July, 2018 via online mode.
  • Applicants who appeared for CA CPT 2018 June examination can check their result by login through their registered account.
  • ICAI will disclose the result on to the official site and applicants will be intimated about their qualifying status through registered email id and phone number.
  • Applicants can download their score card, rank card, and certificate through ICAI registered account.

CA CPT 2018 Application Important points:

  • Class 10th applicants can also register for CA Foundation course.
  • CA CPT 2018 now changed called CA Foundation Course.
  • It is first step towards the CA Courses.
  • CA CPT Syllabus had been changed.
  • Every year CPT examination will be conducted in the month of JUNE/DECEMBER.
  • Applicants who have already registered themselves on or before April 2018 will be eligible to appear in June CPT examination.
  • Those applicants who will register on or before October 2018 will be eligible to appear in December CPT examination.

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