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 @ icaiexam.icai.org. 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 Name||Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT)-2020|
|Exam Conducting Body||Institute of Chartered Accountants of India|
|Examination Level||National Level|
|Offered Courses||Chartered Accountancy|
|Frequency of Examination||Twice a Year|
Important Dates of CA CPT June 2020 Exam
|Starting Date of Online Application Form||4th April 2020|
|Closing Date for Submission of Application Form||26th April 2020|
|Application Correction Window||May 2020|
|Downloading of Admit Card||Last Week of May 2020|
|CA CPT 2020 Exam||17th June 2020|
|Announcement of Result||July 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.
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 icaiexam.icai.org. Here we have mentioned the detailed description of the application process of the Common Proficiency Test.
- 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
|In India||Rs. 1000/-|
|In Nepal||Rs. 1700/-|
|In Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Muscat||300 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 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|
|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|
Session of Examination
|1st Session||10:30 AM to 12:30 PM||Sec – A: Fundamentals of Accounting|
Sec- B: Mercantile Laws
|2nd Session||02:00 PM to 04:00 PM||Sec-C: General Economics|
Sec-D: Quantitative Aptitude
Question Pattern of CPT Examination
|Section||No. of Questions||Time Duration|
|Fundamentals of Accounting||60||02:00 Hours|
|General Economics||50||02:00 Hours|
CA CPT 2020 Syllabus
|Fundamentals of Accounting||Theoretical Framework|
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Accounting for Special Transactions
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|
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
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 icaiexam.icai.org. 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.
- Visit the ICAI official page
- Select Download CPT Admit Card option
- Provide the Application number and password
- CA CPT Hall Ticket will appear on the screen
- 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 Marks||Minimum Qualified Marks||Overall Cut off|
|Fundamentals of Accounting||60||18||50 %|
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.
- Go to the ICAI official page
- Choose the appropriate option for CPT Result
- Submit the Roll number and Date of Birth
- CA CPT 2020 Result will display on the screen
- Take a printout for further uses.