Common Proficiency Test (CPT Paper-Pencil Mode) to be conducted on 16th June, 2013

Nidhi updated on : 03 Mar 2014

The last date to apply for CPT exam 2013 is 24th April, 2013

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The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced that the Common Proficiency Test (CPT Paper-Pencil Mode) will be conducted on Sunday, 16th June, 2013.


About the exam

The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to pursue different levels of Chartered Accountancy courses in its institute. Any person who wants to become a member of ICAI and designate himself as a Chartered Accountant in India has to pass this course. It consists of three levels of examinations and three years of practical training under a practising Chartered Accountant. CPT is conducted twice a year (June & December) & IPCC & CA Final exams during the months of May & November. 

IPCC or Integrated Professional Competence Course is the second level of Chartered Accountancy examinations. A person can take the IPCC Examination after passing CPT and nine months of study.

CA Final Examination is the last and final level of Chartered Accountancy Examinations. Any person who has passed both the groups of IPCC, during the last six months of articleship can take the Final Examination.

The three levels of Chartered Accountancy include:

  • CPT
  • IPCC
  • CA Final exam

The CA CPT exam 2013 will be carried out as below:


First Session (Morning Session)

10:30 AM to 12.30PM (IST)

Section – A Fundamentals of Accounting

Section – B Mercantile Laws

Second Session (Afternoon Session)

2.00 PM to 4.00PM (IST)

Section – C General Economics

Section – D Quantitative Aptitude

Eligibility Criteria for CA CPT 2013 exam:

Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is open only to those students who are already registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the said course on or before 2nd April, 2013 and fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions.

How to Apply for CPT Test 2013:

Applications for Common Proficiency Test is required to be made in the relevant prescribed form as contained in the information brochure, which may be obtained from the Additional Secretary (Examinations), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110002 on payment of Rs. 1000/- (Rs.500/- towards examination fee and Rs. 500/- towards cost of application form and Information brochure) per application form.

Common Proficiency Test application forms duly filled in may be sent so as to reach the Additional Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 24th April, 2013.

Applications duly filled in will be received by hand delivery at the offices of Institute at New Delhi and at the Decentralized Offices of the Institute at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Pune up to 24th April, 2013.

The candidates who fill up the examination application form online at from 3rd April, 2013 (10.00 hrs) to 24th April, 2013 (17.30 hrs) and remit the fee online by using either VISA or MASTER credit/debit card shall not be charged Rs. 500/- (i.e. cost of application form fee) in order to popularize filling-in of application form online.


Question Paper Pattern:

Common Proficiency Test (CPT) will be an objective type multiple choice questions based examination.

Candidates will be allowed to opt for Hindi medium question paper booklet for answering the questions.

Important Dates for CA-CPT 2013 Exam:

Dates for online application form

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Last date for submission of application form

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Date of CPT (paper-pencil mode) exam

Sunday, June 16, 2013


For more details and information, please visit the official website.

Source: Official website of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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