ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India)

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Card | Result

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 the next level of Chartered Accountancy course. Candidates can check complete details about CA CPT 2020 examination including important dates of exam, how to fill the application form, admit card, exam pattern, declaration of result, etc.

CA CPT 2020 Exam Dates

Event Name

Dates (Tentative)

Online and offline registration starting

1st week of April 2020

Last date of registration

last week of April 2020

Last date of receipt of the form

1st Week of May 2020

CA CPT June 2020 examination

1st week of June 2020

CA CPT July Result

1st week July 2020


CA CPT 2020 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 2020

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/-

Get full details about ICAI CA CPT 2020 Application Form

CA CPT 2020 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 the Entrance exam
  • CPT is exempted for Graduates, Post Graduates and the students having equivalent degrees.
Check ICAI CA CPT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CA CPT 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: Pencil Paper

Test Medium: English & Hindi





Sec A - Fundamentals of Accounting

Sec B - Mercantile Laws

The first session of CA CPT

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



Sec C - General Economics

Sec D - Quantitative Aptitude

The 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 2020 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 & supplyMicroeconomics

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CA CPT 2020 Admit Cards

How to download CA CPT admit cards

  • The applicants must download the admit card for CA CPT 2020 from the official website.
  • Candidates need to enter their Login Id and Password as registered from 24th April 2020
  • Candidates will be directed to their ICAI registered account
  • Candidates need to click on ‘view’ button for CA CPT Admit Card 2020
  • Candidates need to save the admit card or click on download button to obtain the admit card for CPT
Get details ICAI CA CPT 2020 Admit Cards 

CA CPT June 2020 Results

ICAI will announce the result of CA CPT 2020 June session 18th July 2020. The result will be declared in online mode. Candidates who will appear for CA CPT 2020 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 practise 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 practising 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 the 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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