CA CPT Syllabus 2020 – ICAI CPT Exam Pattern, Question and Marking Scheme

CA CPT Syllabus 2020: Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test Syllabus is coming under the topics from Fundamental of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude. Students should know the exam pattern of CA CPT for appearing the entry-level test for the Chartered Accountancy Course. CA CPT Exam pattern has a total of 200 questions in the format of Objective type. Below we have mentioned the detailed syllabus for CA CPT Exam.

CA CPT 2020 Exam Date

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting Date of Online Application Form 4th – 26th April 2020
Downloading of Admit Card Last Week of May 2020
CA CPT 2020 Exam 17th June 2020
Announcement of Result July 2020

CA CPT SyllabusCA CPT 2020 Syllabus

Sections Important Topics
Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Theoretical Framework
  • Accounting Process
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Inventories
  • Depreciation Accounting
  • Accounting for Special Transactions
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Introduction to Company Accounts
Mercantile Laws
  • General Natural of contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of contract and breach of contract
  • Formation of the contract of sale
  • Conditions and Warranties
  • Transfer of Ownership and Delivery of Goods
  • Unpaid Seller and his Rights
  • General Nature of Partnership
  • Rights and Duties of Partners
  • Registration and Dissolution of a Firm
General Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Select Aspects of Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Money and Banking
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Ration and Proportion, Indices, Logarithms
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Sequence and Series
  • Sets, Functions, and Relations
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Statistical Description of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation
  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Index Numbers

CA CPT 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
Medium of Question Paper English or Hindi
Number of Questions 200
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions
Duration of Examination 04:00 Hours
Number of Sections Fundamentals of Accounting


Mercantile Laws

General Economics

Quantitative Aptitude

Marking Scheme Correct Answer: +1 mark


Incorrect Answer: 0.25 mark

No. of shift 1st Shift 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2nd Shift 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Question Pattern of CPT Examination

Section No. of Questions Time Duration
Fundamentals of Accounting 60 02:00 Hours
Mercantile Laws 40
General Economics 50 02:00 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude 50

CA CPT Admit Card 2020

The admit card will be available in the last week of May in the way of online mode. Students can download CA CPT admit card from the official page of ICAI @ Examiners should bring the admit card to the examination centre on the examination day.