Common Proficiency Course usually known as CPT or CPC is an Entry Level Course in Chartered Accountancy Course. So anyone looking to take up CA as their Profession should pass through this level. Unlike previously adopted practice where the B.Com or Above qualification gives an option of directly Writing the Second Level i.e., CA-PCC (Then it was CA-Inter) the New Format makes it Compulsory for everyone irrespective of their higher Qualifications to write CPT Exam.
Till Recently Even a Degree holder had to Write and Pass the Entry Level of CA-CPT.But the new norm is announced yet to be approved by the govt. Read the Announcement here