CA CPT 2020 Exam – Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, Dates, Registration

CA CPT 2020 Exam: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is conducted the Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test. CA CPT Application Form will be available in the month of April 2020. The CA Foundation entrance exam will be conducted in the month of June 2020. CA CPT is held yearly two times in month of June and December. Common Proficiency Test is an entry-level qualification test for the Chartered Accountancy Program. The scope of this examination is to test the basic knowledge in the subject’s area of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude. Aspirants can register themselves for the ICAI CA CPT June 2020 Exam through the official page @ Students can get more details regarding the CA CPT 2020 such as exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, etc.

Summary of CA CPT 2020 Exam

Examination NameChartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)-2020
Exam Conducting BodyInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India
Examination LevelNational Level
Offered CoursesChartered Accountancy
Frequency of ExaminationTwice a Year
Official Website
Helpline Number18004192929

CA CPT 2020Important Dates of CA CPT June 2020 Exam

EventsDates (Tentative)
Starting Date of Online Application Form4th April 2020
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form26th April 2020
Application Correction WindowMay 2020
Downloading of Admit CardLast Week of May 2020
CA CPT 2020 Exam17th June 2020
Announcement of ResultJuly 2020

Eligibility Criteria for Appearing in CA CPT 2020 Exam

  • A candidate must have completed the Senior Secondary Examination 10th and 12th from a recognized board.
  • Students intending to appear in the CPT exam to be held in June and December should register themselves on or before 1st April and 1st October respectively.
  • Candidates who are Graduates / Post Graduates in Commerce with a minimum of 55% marks or 60% marks in other than commerce are exempted from appearing in the CPT.

Age Limit

There is no upper age limit for appearing in CPT 2020 examination.

CA CPT 2020 Application Form

Aspirants who have met the eligible aspects can apply for CA CPT 2020 Exam through filling the online application form at the official page of ICAI Here we have mentioned the detailed description of the application process of the Common Proficiency Test.

  • Registration
  • Fill the Application Form
  • Pay the Application Fees

Step 1: Registration

Applicants should register themselves by providing the valid email and mobile number registering purpose. After submitting, the application number and password will be sent to that correspondent email and mobile number. Students should submit the below-mentioned documents while submitting the CPT registration form.

  • Attested copy of Date of Birth
  • Class 10th Pass Mark Statement
  • Attested copy of Proof of Nationality
  • Demand Draft along with registration fee
  • Attested copy of Proof of Special Category Certificate

Validity of CPT Registration

The validity of CPT registration is only for 3 years. After that, the revalidation will made every 3 years with a renewal fee of Rs.300. Students must have valid registration before applying for the CPT examination.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

Students should have to log in to the official page of the ICAI exam for completing the remaining part of the application form. In this stage, they have to fill the personal, educational, and other important details. Applicants must upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature at the time of form filling with the prescribed format as given.

Step 3: Pay the Application Fees

After uploading the necessary documents, they must have to pay the application fees in the mode of online. Candidates can choose and pay the application fee from any one of the following online payment methods.

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Master / Visa Card
  • Net Banking

CA CPT Application Fee

CenterApplication Fee
In IndiaRs. 1000/-
In NepalRs. 1700/-
In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Muscat300 USD

Offline Mode Application Form

Candidates should need to download the duly filled application form and send it to the following address. Applicants should mention as the “Online Application for CPT Exam” on the envelope.

The Joint Secretary (Exams), Examination Department

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg

New Delhi – 110 002.

CA CPT 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination ModeOffline (Pen and Paper-based)
Medium of Question PaperEnglish (or) Hindi
Number of Questions200
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Duration of Examination04:00 Hours
Number of Sections
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Mercantile Laws
  • General Economics
  • Quantitative Aptitude
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +1 mark

Incorrect Answer: 0.25 mark

No. of shift1st Shift10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2nd Shift02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Session of Examination

SessionTime DurationSectionMarks
1st Session10:30 AM to 12:30 PMSec – A: Fundamentals of Accounting

Sec- B: Mercantile Laws

2nd Session02:00 PM to 04:00 PMSec-C: General Economics

Sec-D: Quantitative Aptitude


Question Pattern of CPT Examination

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Duration
Fundamentals of Accounting6002:00 Hours
Mercantile Laws40
General Economics5002:00 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude50

CA CPT 2020 Syllabus

Fundamentals of AccountingTheoretical Framework

Accounting Process

Bank Reconciliation Statement


Depreciation Accounting

Accounting for Special Transactions

Partnership Accounts

Introduction to Company Accounts

Mercantile LawsGeneral 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 EconomicsMicro 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 AptitudeRation and Proportion, Indices, Logarithms



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 Admit Card 2020

The admit card will be available in the last week of May in the way of online mode. Students can download CPT 2020 admit card from the official page of ICAI Examiners should bring the admit card to the examination centre on the examination day. No candidate will be permitted to take the entrance test without having the admit card at the examination centre. The downloaded admit card contains important details about the examiner and examination schedule.

Printed Details of CPT Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Candidate’s Photograph & Signature
  • Exam centre
  • Examination Session
  • Important Instructions

How to Download CA CPT 2020 Admit Card?

Students should follow the below mentioned simple steps for how to download the CA CPT Hall Ticket 2020.

  1. Visit the ICAI official page
  2. Select Download CPT Admit Card option
  3. Provide the Application number and password
  4. CA CPT Hall Ticket will appear on the screen
  5. Take a printout for exam uses.

CA CPT 2020 Result

The result of CA CPT 2020 will be announced in the month of July 2020. CPT result shall be released in the online mode. Examiners who have participated in the CPT 2020 examination can get the result at the ICAI official page. Candidates can check the CA CPT result by logging the registered account through the valid credentials. Approximately the result of CA CPT 2020 Exam will be released in the month of July. Students can get the official announcement of the CPT result via Email and SMS.

After the announcement of result aspirants can download CA CPT Scorecard, Rank card, etc. All the shortlisted candidates are will be admitted to the Chartered Accountancy course through the counseling process based on the obtained marks in the CA CPT 2020 Examination.

Qualifying Marks of CA CPT Examination

Section Total MarksMinimum Qualified MarksOverall Cut off
Fundamentals of Accounting601850 %
Mercantile Laws4012
General Economics5015
Quantitative Aptitude5015

Passing Percentage in CPT

Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 30% marks in each section and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the sections.

Pass with Distinction

Candidates who have secured a minimum of 70% marks will be declared as Pass with Distinction. No separate certificate will be provided.

How to Check the CA CPT 2020 Result?

Aspirants who wish to get their Common Proficiency Test results should follow the below-mentioned instructions.

  1. Go to the ICAI official page
  2. Choose the appropriate option for CPT Result
  3. Submit the Roll number and Date of Birth
  4. CA CPT 2020 Result will display on the screen
  5. Take a printout for further uses.