CA CPT Course Exam, Registration Process, Fee Structure, How to Join CA Course, Details

CPT Course

A Student who has passed 10th Standard conducted by an examining body recognized by the central govt. or any other exam recognized by the govt. as its equivalent thereto is Eligible to Register for the CA Course and has to Register for CA-CPT. Though the Student is eligible for writing the Exam only after appearing or Passing 12th Standard or Intermediate exam or its Equivalent by an examining body recognized by the Central Govt.

It is also observed that there are students who are having doubts on what course should be taken up in the Intermediate level or 11th Standard, As far as Chartered Accountancy course is concerned there is no such thing which says Only Specific group should be taken to join CA course.
So, Friends you can take any group in the Intermediate either M.P.C, Bi.P.C, MBi.P.C., M.E.C or C.E.C you can still join in CA Course.
But, it is recommended that you take-up M.E.C as your group in the Intermediate, since it is easy to prepare for CA-CPT subsequently.

Candidates who passed their graduation with specific percentage are eligible to directly register for IPC (CA Intermediate) without appearing for CPT Exam
The following fee structure is subject to change from time to time.

CPT Fee Structure For Indian and Nepali (Amt in Rs.)

Cost of CPT Prospectus – 100/-
CPT Registration Fee – 6000/-
CPT Exam Fee – 500/- (Center in India) , 600/- in case candidates chooses center in Nepal

TOTAL – 6600/- (Minimum)


Subscription for Student Journal – 200/-
Subscription for Members Journal – 400/-


CPT Fee Structure (For Abu Dhabi (UAE), Bahrain, Doha (Qatar), Dubai) (Amt. in US $)
Cost of CPT Prospectus – 10/-
CPT Registration Fee – 350/-
Subscription for Student Journal (Optional) – 25/-
Subscription for Members Journal (Optional) – 50/-

TOTAL – 435/-


Concession for Physically Challenged Students (details coming soon)



Any Interested Students who are willing to take up CA as their Profession, they can take a Registration form (Click here to download) or

Physically buy a Registration form from the nearest Branch office (Chapter office) of the ICAI.

For the Details about Phone Numbers and Addresses of your nearest Chapter office CLICK HERE

For the Details of CPT- Fee Structure CLICK HERE


Fill up the Application form and enclose the same along with the Following list of Enclosures:

1. Demand Draft towards Registration Fee

2. Proof of Date of Birth:

  • Class 10th Admit Card (or)
  • Class 10th Marks Sheet (or)
  • Class 10th Pass Certificate indication Date of Birth

Should be Attested by a Chartered Accountant or Gazetted Officer or Head of the Institute

3. Attested Copy of 12th Pass or its Equivalent Qualification as recognized by Central Govt.

4. Proof of Nationality (Only if the Student is Foreigner)

5. Proof of Special Category Certificate i.e., SC/ST, OBC and Disabled

Submit the above said List of Enclosures along with Application Form with the Nearest Chapter Office


CA CPT Examination Syllabus

Section – A Fundamentals of Accounting:

(I) Theoretical Framework

  1. Meaning and Scope of accounting
  2. Accounting Concepts, Principles and Conventions
  3. Accounting Standards – concepts, objectives, benefits
  4. Accounting Policies
  5. Accounting as a measurement discipline – valuation principles, accounting estimates

(II) Accounting Process

Books of Accounts leading to the preparation of Trial Balance, Capital and revenue expenditures,Capital and revenue receipts, Contingent assets and contingent liabilities, Fundamental errors including rectifications thereof.

(III) Bank Reconciliation Statement

(IV) Inventories

Basis of inventory valuation and record keeping.

(V) Depreciation accounting
Methods, computation and accounting treatment of depreciation, Change in depreciation

(VI) Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors

(VII) Accounting for Special Transactions

  • (a) Consignments
  • (b) Joint Ventures
  • (c) Bills of exchange and promissory notes
  • (d) Sale of goods on approval or return basis.

(VIII) Partnership Accounts

Final accounts of partnership firms – Basic concepts of admission, retirement and death of a partner including treatment of goodwill.

(IX) Introduction to Company Accounts

Issue of shares and debentures, forfeiture of shares, re-issue of forfeited shares, redemption of preference shares.

Section B: Mercantile Laws ( 40 Marks )

To test the general comprehension of elements of mercantile law

  • 1. The Indian Contract Act , 1872: An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract , consideration , other essential elements of a valid contract , performance of contract and breach of contract.
  • 2. The Sale of Goods Act, 1930: Formation of the contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties –Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods – Unpaid seller and his rights.
  • 3. The India Partnership Act, 1932: General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm.

SESSION – II (Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)
Section C: General Economics ( 50 Marks )

To ensure basic understanding of economic systems, economic behaviour of individuals and

(I) Micro Economics

1. Introduction to Micro Economics

  • (a) Definition, scope and nature of Economics
  • (b) Methods of economic study
  • (c) Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.

2. Theory of Demand and Supply

  • (a) Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand ? Price, income and cross elasticity
  • (b) Theory of consumer ’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  • (c) Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of supply.

3. Theory of Production and Cost

  • (a) Meaning and Factors of production
  • (b) Laws of Production – The Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale
  • (c) Concepts of Costs ? Short-run and long-run costs, Average and marginal costs, Total, fixed and variable costs.

4. Price Determination in Different Markets

  • (a) Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
  • (b) Price determination in these markets.
  • (II) Indian Economic Development

5. Indian Economy – A Profile

  • (a) Nature of the Indian Economy
  • (b) Role of different sectors – Agriculture, Industry and Services in the development of the Indian economy, their problems and growth
  • (c) National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income, Growth of national income and per capita income in various plans.
  • (d) Basic understanding of tax system of India – Direct and Indirect Taxation

6. Select Aspects of Indian Economy

  • (a) Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication for growth
  • (b) Poverty – Absolute and relative poverty and main programs for poverty alleviation
  • (c) Unemployment – Types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  • (d) Infrastructure ? Energy, Transportation, Communication, Health and Education
  • (e) Inflation
  • (f) Budget and Fiscal deficits
  • (g) Balance of payments
  • (h) External debts.

7. Economic Reforms in India

  • (a) Features of economic reforms since 1991
  • (b) Liberalisation, Privatisation and Disinvestment
  • (c) Globalisation.

8. Money and Banking

  • (a) Money – Meaning and functions
  • (b) Commercial Banks – Role and functions
  • (c) Reserve Bank of India – Role and functions, Monetary policy.

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude ( 50 Marks )

To test the grasp of elementary concepts in Mathematics and Statistics and application of the same as useful quantitative tools.


1. Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms

2. Equations
Linear – simultaneous linear equations up to three variables, quadratic and cubic equations in one
variable, equations of a straight line, intersection of straight lines, graphical solution to linear equations.

3. Inequalities
Graphs of inequalities in two variables ? common region.

4. Simple and Compound Interest including annuity ? Applications

5. Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations

6. Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions

7. Sets, Functions and Relations

8. Limits and Continuity ? Intuitive Approach

9. Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus (excluding trigonometric functions)

10. Statistical description of data

  • (a) Textual, Tabular & Diagrammatic representation of data.
  • (b) Frequency Distribution.
  • (c) Graphical representation of frequency distribution – Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Ogive

11. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

Arithmetic Mean, Median – Partition Values, Mode, Geometric Mean and Harmonic, Mean, Standard deviation, Quartile deviation

12. Correlation and Regression

13. Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation

14. Theoretical Distributions

Binomial, Poisson and Normal.

15. Sampling Theory

Basic Principles of sampling theory , Comparison between sample survey and complete enumeration , Errors in sample survey , Some important terms associated with sampling , Types of sampling, Theory of estimation , Determination of sample size .

16. Index Numbers

  • Shelly kumari

    my name is Shelly Kumari my Q.- muj punjab main jalandhar or hoshiarpur main cpt ki coaching or reg ka bary m info chiy

  • shubham meena

    Respected sir, i have registered online for i was unable to send application to icai branch with in 7 days. so, my registration fee will be refunded to me or not?

  • diksha tiwari

    I have a doubt plzzz guide me??

  • harshit

    if i fillup the cpt form online then what is the registration prosses

  • Anisur Raheman Khan

    sir, I have completed my cpt registration from march 13 but yet nt received my registration letters and books. Moreover I had not taken maths as an optional for my 12th board. plz help me to get my dockrt status and a way to cope up with the maths syllabus

  • Abhishek Kumar vaishy

    my name is Abhishek. my Q. -muj kanpur ki C.A.coaching classes k bary m jan kary chiy?

  • sai kiran

    recently i posted cpt application form to chennai from andhrapradesh through speed post with in how many days will i receive my cpt books ?
    please suggest me?


    my name is kamal.i have recieved my reg. no by mail in my gmail but i have not recieved letters to my home plz guide me with this problem

  • Bala Bhaskar

    Sir I have completed M.Com from KU, Warangal long back & working for LIC since 27 years. Can I do CA course. Can I get exemption in any papers. Can I get exemption from writing CACPT. Please mail me to my I’d

  • keyur here fees structure is different

  • sunita

    I registered my self with ICAI in 2010 for CPT,but I could
    not pass exam for only 1 mark,I secured 99 marks,after that I passed my
    Graduation on this year and join PGDBM2012-2013 …now I am
    working..but I still want to do my CA
    ,I have the old registration ,so can I start from there
    onwards or how can i continue …plz let me know

  • piyush chandra

    I am in class 11th now and I take commerce.when should I start to prepare for cpt.

  • manpreet kaur sandhu

    how mny days should i wait for the book after applying for cpt?

  • dikshika raghuvanshi

    i am in 12th standard . when should i register myself for cpt?

  • Dikshika Raghuvanshi

    i m in 12th standard and is willing to do ca . Could you please tell me what is M.E.C and is it necessary for me to join ?

  • kanika

    How many days should i wait for the books after applying for cpt??..and also after how many days i receive a letter?

  • ajit kumar jha

    Iam from nepal . can i study CPT in nepal and ipcc from india under ICAI . please send the process for this

  • surekha

    Hi Dilip,
    Could I know how long does it take to receive an acknowledgment for CPT application, as i’m little concerned?

  • surekha

    Hi Dilip,
    Could I know how long it takes to receive an acknowledgment for CPT application as I’m little concerned if ICAI has received my application?

  • rukmini sharma

    i have passed 12th from science with 41%, now i am doing . Can i prepare CA course .

  • jAYANT

    whn student fail the cpt exm do u send result at home by post….

  • asif biswas

    hello sir i am still in 12th std open and my exam on april 2013 but i want to register for cpt june exam for ca….tell me what should i do?

  • arshinandhu

    where do i get the books….

  • Ajay Chichidiya

    How many days should i wait for the books after
    applying for cpt??

  • naga durga

    There is error in my CPT registration regarding my father name and initial. my father name is VANKALA SATYANARAYANA & registered as VENKALA SATYANARAVANA. so please correct it.
    D NO 4-3/1-69 IDIGA MAHAL
    VIJAYAWADA 520009.

  • Meenakshi Singh

    I completed my graduation and i wnt to become a chartered, i wnt to know cpt exam gvn is compulsory or not for me …….

  • sree vaishnavi kaparthi

    How many days should i wait for the books after applying for cpt??

  • Abhishek Vishwakarma

    hi,like good for my feature.

  • Mahesh Chillal

    i m competed my so what i should do for CPT december 2012.also send me procedure & details about this?

  • harshit

    i send my reg. form before20 days $i dont recieve any reaction from the institute .so what should i do

  • prasad


  • Gyana

    hY author :)

    actually I registered my self with ICAI in 2007 for CPT,but I could not pass exam for only 1 mark,I secured 99 marks,after that I passed my Graduation on this year and join PGDM(finance )2008-2010 …now I am working with GE …as asst finance manager ,but I still want to do my CA ,I have the old registration no with me also ,so can I start from there onwards or how can i continue …plz let me knw (whether I moved from Odisha to delhi:)

  • umer amin

    i am applying for education loan for doing ca course.the bank has asked me to prepare estimate means how much money it wl take to complete ca course including tution fee,transportatio charges,hostel charges.plz hlp me for,how to prepare that estimation.

  • nitesh salunke

    i want to know whether there is any FEE concession for SC students for CPT/IPCC & FINAL.

  • rakesh

    i am in 12th standered i already registered for cpt . the problem is i am not able to receive student journals and other letters from icai i have paid the amounts it along with registration fee. i have complained to my regional office, but they did not gave proper replay. yet now i have not even received a single letter from icai, i heard that hall tickets will also be sent by post . is there will be any problem with it….i live in hyderabad n my attempt is on june 2012…..plz guide me wat to do

    • Dilip Kumar

      You can officially lodge your compliant here , (The site is having some temporary problem) but once you get the access to the link I provided, lodge your complaint and you will receive appropriate solution from appropriate authority

  • shobhit

    how to prepare for cpt if i am in class 10

  • http:// Kamal kumar

    i m in 12th class and i have bring the forum of Common Proficiency Test and now i want to is there any concession on 6000rs draft

  • goutam baid

    is the rate of registration form is changing plz confirm me

  • Charu

    after clearing this xam can i go for B COM REGULAR

  • Charu

    after clearing this xam can i go for B COM REGULAR

    • Admin

      If you want to go as per rules, Institute allows candidates to do (Regulars) along with articleship only in some specific universities because they have tie-ups with each other, or if you want to do in any other colleges not specified by the ICAI, then the timing of the colleges should not collide with the Mandatory Articles timings.

  • Akmasuria

    i am 10th std and i hve intrest in ca so what should i study for ca

    • Admin

      You need to Join in M.E.C or similar group in you intermediate(10+2) which will be helpful for your CA course

      • Admin

        Be Strong in Basic Accounting, Maths and Economics that’s good enough for now

      • suresh

        Dear Sir,

        Know Iam finished degree, can I join direct to Intermediate course.

    • Admin

      Be Strong in Basic Accounting, Maths and Economics that’s good enough for now

  • M Vivek75

    try to show to syllabus still in detail and tell me the tips to clear cpt

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