CPT 2023:Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Jan 25, 2023

The CPT 2023 exam official notification will be released on the official webpage. CPT 2022 result is expected to be released soon by the conducting authority on the official website. CPT 2023 exam marks the first level towards enrolment into the Chartered Accountancy Program. The Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test is conducted offline twice every year by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Check CPT 2023 Result.

CPT is an entry-level exam to get admission to the Chartered Accountancy courses. All students who have completed undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses have to qualify for the CPT exam to pursue CA courses. 

All the information about this qualifying exam is presented below. The aspirants must take a look at the following contents.

CPT 2023 Latest Notifications

  • Dec 22, 2022: CPT 2023 exam official notification will be released soon on the official webpage. Read More

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About CA CPT Exam 2023

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, commonly known as CPT or CA CPT, is an entry-level examination for Chartered Accountancy Certification in India. The exam is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in compliance with the Chartered Accountants Regulations 1988 for candidates who wish to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy in India. It is conducted twice every year, in Jun and Dec.

CA CPT 2023 Highlights
Exam Name CPT, CA CPT
Full Form Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Body Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Application Mode Online
Languages English and Hindi
Exam Mode
Offline, i.e., Pen and Paper Based Test
Official Website www.icai.org

The essential details about the CPT exam are given below.

  • Eligibility: Students can apply for the exam after completing the 10th standard but can only appear for the exam once they have cleared/ completed the 12th standard or 2nd-year pre-university course.
  • Exemption: Candidates who are commerce graduates, postgraduates or have an equivalent qualification aspiring for a career in Chartered Accountancy have been exempted from writing the CA CPT exam.
  • Results Announcement: The CA CPT 2023 results will be published 3-4 weeks after the exam.
  • Score Validity: The candidate's score will be considered valid for 3 years.

CA CPT Exam 2023 Important Dates

It is essential for the students who intend to pursue the Chartered Accountancy course to stay updated with the important dates for the CPT. It is vital to attend the exams and not miss out on any significant events. These are tentative based on historical data and will be updated as soon as there’s confirmation from official sources. 

CA CPT Exam 2022 Important Dates
CPT 2023 Events Dates
CPT Registration Start Date Feb 21, 2022
CPT Registration End Date

Mar 13, 2022

CPT Registration End Date with Late Fee

Mar 20, 2022

CPT Examination Date May 23, 2022 - May 25, 2022
CA CPT Results  To be announced

Read More: CPT 2023 Exam Dates

CA CPT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Certain factors determine whether the candidates applying for the exam are eligible or not. In case the candidates are not fulfilling the eligibility criteria, then the exam conducting authority has the right to cancel their candidature for the academic session. So, the candidates must make sure that they satisfy these criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria to appear in the Common Proficiency Test is explained below.

CA CPT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Criteria Description
Qualification They must have passed or appeared in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination conducted by an examining body constituted by the law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto. 
Registration They must have registered for/ switched over to Common Proficiency Course with Board of Studies of ICAI on or before 30th June 2023.
Revalidation They must have revalidated their registration to Common Proficiency Course (as applicable).
Validity  As decided by the Council, the result is valid for a period of 3 years and the student is required to revalidate the same from the concerned Regional Office on expiry of the said period.
Registration Number The student must have a valid registration number on the date of application to the examination. Thereby, they have to ensure that their registration for the Common Proficiency Course on the date of filling examination CA CPT application form is valid.
Age Limit There is no age limit required for the CA CPT exam.

Read More: CPT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

CA CPT Exam 2023 Syllabus

The detailed CPT syllabus is given in the table below.

CA CPT 2023 Syllabus
Subjects Topics
Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Accounting for Special Transactions
  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Theoretical Framework
  • Depreciation accounting
  • Accounting Process
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Introduction to Company Accounts
Mercantile Laws
  • General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932.
  • Formation of the contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties – Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods – Unpaid seller and his rights under the Sale of Goods Act, 1930.
  • An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of the contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of the contract and breach of contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872.
General Economics
  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Indian Economy – A Profile
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Money and Banking
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Select Aspects of Indian Economy
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Sets, Functions and Relations
  • Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions,
  • Sequence and Series
  • Index Numbers
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Ratio and Proportion, Indices, Logarithms
  • Equations
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Inequalities
  • Basic Concepts of Permutations and Combinations
  • Approach
  • Basic Concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Limits and Continuity & Intuitive Statistical Description of Data
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Sampling Theory

Read More: CPT 2023 Eligibility Syllabus

CA CPT 2023 Exam Pattern

Given below is CA CPT 2023 exam pattern, which the candidates must refer.

  • Mode: CPT 2023 is an offline exam (pen and paper-based), which requires the student's physical presence in the examination hall.
  • Language: CPT 2023 examination can be taken up either in English or Hindi, as the student prefers.
  • Question Paper Type: There is one paper consisting of 200 objective type questions divided into 2 sessions. The session break up is as follows:
    • Session 1: Accounting and Mercantile.
    • Session 2: Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Type of Questions: The questions are of objective type, i.e., multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct response, candidates get one mark, and for every wrong response, there is a deduction of 1/4 mark. No marks are deducted for unanswered questions.

The detailed CPT subjects weightage is given below.

CA CPT Subjects Weightage
Sessions Sections Marks Timing
CA CPT First Session
A-Fundamental of Accounting 60
10:30 AM-12:30 PM (two hours.
B- Mercantile Laws 40
Second Session
C-General Economics 50
2.00 PM -4.00 PM (two hours)
D-Quantitative Aptitude 50
Total 4 Sections 200 4 hours

Read More: CPT 2023 Exam Pattern

CA CPT 2023 Application Form

The CA CPA application form will release online on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the official webpage time to time.

  • Correction Window: In the application correction window, candidates can edit/ modify details such as the medium of exam and choice of exam centre.
  • CPT Exam Fee Online Payment: The application is only complete after the applicants have paid for CPT exam fees through online modes.

Read More: CPT 2023 Application Form.

CA CPT 2023 Admit Card

Applicants must download the CA CPT admit card from the official website by entering their login details. Applicants can check this section for future reference.

  • Online Copy: No hard copy of the admit card was sent to the candidates. The admit card is only available online, and needs to be printed.
  • Requirement: All the candidates must carry a printed copy of the admit card for admission to the examination hall during CA-CPT 2023.

How to Download CA CPT 2023 Admit Card?

Follow these steps to download the CA CPT admit card.

  • Step 1: Click on the link provided for the CA CPT admit card on the official website of ICAI.
  • Step 2: Candidates must enter their login ID and password as registered for the CA CPT 2023 admit card.
  • Step 3: Candidates is then directed to their ICAI registered account.
  • Step 4: Candidates need to click on the ‘View’ button for CA CPT admit card.
  • Step 5: Save the admit card or click on the download button to obtain the admit card for CPT.
  • Step 6: Before downloading the CA CPT admit card, candidates must verify all details furnished in it.

Details Present on CA CPT 2023 Admit Card

The CA CPT 2023 admit card contains the following details.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Centre
  • Medium Opted (English/Hindi).

Read More: CPT 2023 Admit Card

CA CPT 2023 Exam Centres

The list of exam centres at which the CA CPT 2023 exam was conducted are as follows.

CA-CPT 2023 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Akola Bharuch
Ahmednagar Amravati Chandrapur
Anand Guwahati Dhule
Aurangabad Sambalpur Gandhidham
Bhavnagar Siliguri Bareilly
Bhiwandi Tinsukia Beawar
Bhuj Agra Gondia
Durgapur Ajmer Ichalkaranji
Badlapur Aligarh Bhilwara
Gandhinagar Allahabad Kolkata
Alwar Bhopal Rourkela
Banswara Jalgaon Mumbai
Bhagalpur Jalna Nagpur
Bharatpur Jamnagar Nanded
Bikaner Junagadh Bundi
Bilaspur Kolhapur Burhanpur
Dehradun Mapusa (Goa) Latur
Dhanbad Margao (Goa) Chhindwara
Parbhani Durg Chittorgarh
Pimpri-Chinchwad Firozabad Churu
Pune Ghaziabad Nashik
Rajkot Gorakhpur Navi Mumbai
Panvel Haldwani Navasari
Ratnagiri Hardwar Palghar
Sangli Indore Satara
Jaipur Jabalpur Solapur
Jamshedpur Gwalior Surat
Jhansi Thane
Jhunjhunu Vadodara Mathura
Jodhpur Kota Meerut
Kanpur Lucknow Alappuzha
Kishangarh Mandsaur Fatehabad
Vasai Moradabad Gurgaon
Yavatmal Muzaffarnagar Hisar
Vapi Muzaffarpur Jalandhar
Anantapur Bengaluru Jammu
Belgaum Chennai Kaithal
Bellary Coimbatore Karnal
Eluru Satna Neemuch
Ernakulam Sikar Noida
Patna Kottayam Pali-Marwar
Raipur Kozhikode Hyderabad
Kollam (Quilon) Kumbakonam Kakinada
Karim Nagar Kurnool Kannur
Sirohi Madurai Erode
Sri Ganganagar Amritsar Guntur
Udaipur Bathinda Hubli
Ujjain Bhiwani Ranchi
Varanasi Chandigarh Ratlam
Ambala Delhi / New Delhi Rewa
Malappuram Faridabad Saharanpur
Mangalore Ludhiana Tuticorin
Mysore Panipat Udupi
Nellore Patiala Vellore
Nizamabad Rewari Vijayawada
Ongole Rohtak
Palakkad Sangrur Warangal
Pondicherry Shimla Asansol
Rajamahendravaram Sirsa Cuttack
Salem Sonepat
Shimoga Srinagar (J&K) Thrissur
Sivakasi Yamunanagar Tiruchirapalli
Tirupati Berhampore Tirunelveli

Documents Required at the Exam Centre

Before visiting the exam centre, candidates were asked to carry any of the following documents along with their CA CPT 2023 admit card as ID proof.

  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Voter’s ID
  • Bank Passbook with a photograph
  • Aadhar Card
  •  Employee ID

Read More: CPT 2023 Exam Centre

CA CPT 2023 Results

CPT 2023 results will be announced by the ICAI soon on the official website. Candidates can check their qualifying status for Chartered Accountancy Common Proficiency Test online from the official website. The authority will send the scorecards to the candidates at their mailing address by speed post after a few days of the declaration of the result. If candidates do not receive the scorecard, then they must write to the exam helpline of ICAI within 4-5 weeks from the date of the result declaration.

CPT 2023 results will be published in a PDF format, which will have roll numbers and names of the qualified candidates. The published result will also mention the qualifying status of candidates, individual subject marks, and minimum qualifying marks for CA-CPT 2023.

In addition, candidates who obtain a minimum of 70% marks in the CA CPT 2023 exam will receive a “Pass with Distinction” certificate from the ICAI.

How to Download the CA CPT 2023 Result?

Follow these steps to download the CA CPT 2023 results.

  • Visit the official website of ICAI. 
  • Candidates must log in by entering their login ID and password.
  • Click on the "Login" button.
  • On submitting the login details, the dashboard is displayed on the screen.
  • On the dashboard, the candidates must click on the result link.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.

CA CPT Scorecard Contents

The scorecard of CA CPT 2023 will contain the following details.

  • Roll Number
  • Name of the Candidate.
  • Paper Number
  • Name of the Subject.
  • Maximum Marks
  • Minimum Marks
  • Marks Obtained
  • Result Status.

Read More: CPT 2023 Result

CA CPT 2023 Cut Off

CA CPT 2023 cut off for 2023 will be announced for all the categories soon after the announcement of the results. Candidates have to score the minimum marks set by the ICAI to be shortlisted for Common Proficiency Course (CPC). The candidates are required to score a minimum of 50% average in both the sections together and 30% marks in each section.

Factors Determining the CA CPT 2023 Cut Off

Several factors will determine the CA CPT 2023 cut off which include the following.

  • The total number of candidates who filled CA CPT 2023 application form.
  • The total number of candidates who appeared for the CA CPT 2023 Exam.
  • The number of seats available.
  • The difficulty level of the CA CPT exam.
  • The cut off patterns of previous years.

CA CPT 2023 Expected Cut Off

Based on the cut off pattern of the CA CPT 2021 exam, the table below is prepared for the CA CPT 2023 cut off. Candidates can check the CA CPT 2023 expected cut off. The table below represents the sectional cut off for CA CPT and the overall qualifying marks required for the CA CPT exam.

Expected CA CPT Cut Off 2023
Section Sectional Cut Off for CPT Overall Qualifying Cut Off for CPT
Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting Minimum 18 out of 60 Marks (30%) 100 out of the Maximum Marks 200 (50%)
Section B – Mercantile Laws Minimum 12 out of 40 Marks (30%)
Section C – General Economies Minimum 15 out of 50 Marks (30%)
Section D – Quantitative Aptitude Minimum 15 out of 50 Marks (30%)

CA CPT 2020-2021 Cut Off

CA CPT 2020-2021 cut off is tabulated below.

CA CPT Cut Off 200-2021
Section Sectional Cut Off for CPT Overall Qualifying Cut Off for CPT
Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting Minimum 18 out of 60 Marks (30%) 100 out of the Maximum Marks 200 (50%)
Section B – Mercantile Laws Minimum 12 out of 40 Marks (30%)
Section C – General Economies Minimum 15 out of 50 Marks (30%)
Section D – Quantitative Aptitude Minimum 15 out of 50 Marks (30%)

 CA CPT 2019 Cut Off

CA CPT 2019 cut off is tabulated below.

CA CPT Cut Off 2019
Section Sections CA CPT Cut Off Overall CA CPT Cut Off
Fundamentals of Accounting 30% of 60 marks 50%
Mercantile Laws 30% of 40 marks
General Economics 30% of 50 marks
Quantitative Aptitude 30% of 50 marks

CA CPT 2019 Qualifying Marks

To qualify for the exam, candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks as specified for the CA CPT exam. The minimum and maximum CA CPT subject's weightage to qualifying for the Chartered Accountancy courses are tabulated below.

CA-CPT 2019 Qualifying Marks
Session Section Subject Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
Morning A Fundamentals of Accounting 60 18
Morning B Mercantile Law 40 12
Afternoon C General Economics 50 15
Afternoon D Quantitative Aptitude 50 15
Total 200 100

CA CPT 2023 Question Papers

ICAI provides comprehensive reading material, including CPT study material solutions for students appearing for the exam. Students can browse through the best CPT youtube classes as well.

  • Model Test Papers: Candidates are advised to take benefit of the CPT model test papers and best CPT question banks available in the market.
  • Mock Exam: Candidates are advised to take up CPT mock exams and go through CPT 2023 previous year's question papers to understand the type of questions asked in the exam.

Read More: CPT 2023 Previous Year's Question Papers

Reservation for CPC Courses

No Reservation: There is no reservation scheme for candidates irrespective of their category (General/OBC/SC/ST). Admissions will be granted on pure merit basis.

CA CPT Trend in the Past 6 Years

The table below shows the CA CPT trends in the past six years of the students who appeared and passed the exam.

CA CPT Trend in the Past 6 Years
Exam Appeared Passed
Jun-16 107058 41727
Dec-15 99077 34129
Jun-15 128916 32619
Dec-14 100957 14880
Jun-14 130291 37303
Dec-13 113553 42706
Jun-13 138746 37489
Dec-12 111961 30305
Jun-12 149348 56091
Dec-11 115984 40975
Jun-11 139226 46372

CA CPT 2023 Examination Guidelines

Time of CPT Registration: The candidate has to reach the allotted examination centre 30 minutes before the examination to complete the registration formalities well before the time.

CA CPT 2023 Examination Guidelines

Stationery Products: Ensure that the candidate is carrying 2 black ball pens, 3-4 HB pencils, and other requirements for examination. The candidate must mark the responses with an HB pencil and write details with a black ball pen.

Carefully Fill the Circles in the OMR Sheet: Aspirants need to check twice after filling the circles in the OMR sheet and other details in the examination.

Use a Rough Page for Calculations: All calculations should only be done in the rough pages of the question paper. Avoid calculations in any other place.

Scribble Pads: Scribble pads will be provided to the candidates in the examination hall by the invigilators. They should use the same for all rough work.

CA CPT 2023 Examination Guidelines

Response & Marks: CPT exam is more about confidence and spontaneous decisions. Attempt only those questions in which you are confident. Your every wrong attempt will reduce your marks.

Test Conducted as per Schedule: No candidate will be allowed to leave their seat or the examination hall until the test concludes.

CA CPT 2023 Examination Guidelines

Minimum Attempting of Questions: The candidate should attempt 160 questions with complete confidence than 200 questions with 40 wrong attempts.

Avoid Carrying Expensive Products: Except for the CPT 2023 admit card and identity proof, candidates cannot carry any textual material, electronic watches, printed bits of papers, mobile phone, pager, or any other device inside the examination room/ hall.

CA CPT 2023 Examination Guidelines


What is CA CPT?

The Common Proficiency Test, commonly known as CPT or CA-CPT is the Entry-level examination for Chartered Accountancy Certification in India.

Is CA CPT Exam difficult? 

CPT Exam is quite difficult, yet with enough practice, you ought to have the option to pass it.

How do I apply for CPT exam?

The candidates should apply for CPT by registering on the official website of ICAI (visit icaiexam.icai.org). Then click on the "CPT (Common Proficiency Test) Application form" and apply for the exam.

Would I be able to pass CPT in multi-month? 

Passing CPT in one month is comparable to getting a normal of 75% aggregate in +2 CBSE without giving genuine exertion for over a month. Breaking CPT in multi-month is a significant errand yet very simple.



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