ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

ICAI CA CPT 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Cards and Results

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts Chartered Accountant - Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) for candidates who wish to pursue a career in Chartered Accountancy. CA CPT is an entry-level qualification test held twice a year- once in June and once in December. Candidates who will qualify CPT exam will be enrolled to IPCC (Intermediate Professional Competence Course) which would train them for next level of Chartered Accountancy course. Candidates can check complete details about CA CPT 2018 examination including important dates of exam, how to fill application form, admit card, exam pattern, declaration of result, etc.

CA CPT 2018 Notification

CA CPT 2018 Exam Dates

Event Name


Online and offline registration starting

 5th February 2018

Last date of registration

26th February 2018

Last date of receipt of form

 5th March 2018

CA CPT December 2018 examination

 10th to 16th May 2o18

 CA CPT 2018 Application Form

  • Candidates Visit the official website of ICAI and register as a new user.
  • Fill up the registration details and click on the “Register” button.
  • After the registration, click on the “Apply Now” button and fill up the education details.
  • After reviewing all the filled in the information, save the form and make payment of exam fee and save the exam confirmation page as PDF.
  • Send the saved PDF file to the ICAI office on the address mentioned below:

The Deputy Secretary (Exams.), Examination Department

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

'ICAI Bhawan', Indraprastha Marg

New Delhi – 110 002

Application Fee for CPT 2018

Exam Centre Location

Application Fee

Exam centres in India only

INR 1000/-

Exam centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat


Exam centres in Kathmandu (Nepal)

INR 1700/-

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CA CPT 2018 Eligibility

  • Candidates who have completed the 10+2 examination or equivalent can appear for CPT and register for the professional course.789
  • There is no age limit to be eligible for CPT.
  • Candidates who are already registered for the professional course with ICAI are eligible to appear for CPT.
  • Commerce graduates with 55% and other graduates with 60% can directly appear for IPCC.
  • Candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree in an Open University, those candidates are exempted from Entrance exam
  • CPT is exempted for Graduates, Post Graduates and the students having equivalent degrees.

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CA CPT 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: Pencil Paper

Test Medium: English & Hindi





Sec A - Fundamentals of Accounting

Sec B - Mercantile Laws

First session of CA CPT


10:30 am - 12:30 pm (two hours)





Sec C - General Economics

Sec D - Quantitative Aptitude

Second session of CA CPT


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (two hours)





 4 Sections

4 Hours

200 Marks

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CA CPT 2018 Syllabus

Fundamental Accounting: -Introduction to Company AccountsPartnerships Accounts Theoretical FrameworkDepreciation Accounting and Bank Reconciliation Statement etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: - Basic concepts of differential and integral calculus,

Sets, Functions and relations, Simple and compound interest, Ratio and proportion, Logarithms, Indices

Mercantile Law:- Different types of acts like goods act 1930, Indian contract act 1872 ,Partnership act 1932

General economics: - Economy reforms in India, Theories on production and cost, Demand & supplyMicro economics

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CA CPT 2018 Admit Cards

How to download CA CPT admit cards

  • The applicants must download the admit card for CA CPT 2018 from the official website.
  • Candidates need to enter their Login Id and Password as registered before April 3, 2018
  • Candidates will be directed to their ICAI registered account
  • Candidates need to click on ‘view’ button for CA CPT Admit Card 2018
  • Candidates need to save the admit card or click on download button to obtain the admit card for CPT

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CA CPT December 2018 Results

ICAI will announce the result of CA CPT 2018 December session within one month from the date of examination, i.e. before January 17, 2018. The result will be declared in online mode. Candidates who will appear for CA CPT 2018 December examination will be able to check their result by logging in through their registered account.

CA CPT Preparation Tips

  • Practice as more as you can because practice is the only key to get success in such kind of competition exam.
  • While revision practice model papers, previous years’ questions and sample questions as more as you can.
  • While practicing at home, start solving related questions immediately as you finish one portion of theory.
  • Try to solve maximum questions as possible.
  • Avoid trying hit and guess because if your guess is wrong there is negative marking for wrong answer, so try to use your sixth sense. If you are confused but sure about 1 option more than 70% than use guessing.

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