CPT Exam 2023: Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Fees

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CPT Exam 2023: The CPT, also known as the CA CPT or Common Proficiency Test, is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for admission to Chartered Accountant courses. CPT is the replacement for the CA foundation exam. The exam is conducted twice a year in June and December, and for the June 2023 session, it is scheduled to be conducted in paper mode from June 24 to June 30. To learn more about the CPT 2023 entrance exam, read the complete blog.

Name of the examCPT (Common Proficiency Test)
Conducting BodyInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Exam frequencyTwice a year (June and December)
Mode of applicationOnline
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Mode of examinationOffline
Official websitehttps://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=505 
HelplineTelephone No. 3054806 (D) 3989398 Ext.806,
Fax 0120-3054843/841
Email address[email protected] 
AddressThe Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
ICAI Bhawan,
C-1 Sector-1,
Noida – 201301

CPT Exam Date 2023

The applications for the June CPT Exam 2023 have been closed, and the exam will be conducted in June. Learn about the CPT exam dates, 2023 from the table below.

EventTentative Date
CPT Exam Application startsFeb 03, 2023
CPT Exam Application deadlineMarch 03, 2023
Application correction window without late feeMarch 04, 2023
Application correction window with late fee_
CPT Admit Card releaseJune 10, 2023
CPT Exam DateJune 24 to 30, 2023
CPT Results announcementAugust 2023 (Tentative)

CPT Exam Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates for the Chartered Accountant Foundation examination are only permitted to sit for the examination if they meet the predetermined qualifying criteria. A candidate will be disqualified from the examination if they are unable to provide satisfactory proof of qualification. Below are the prerequisites requirements for the CA CPT Exam.

  1. The candidate must register with the Board of Studies by April 2023 to take the June 2023 session of the foundation exam.
  2. The foundation exam cannot be taken unless the candidate has completed the 10+2 exam at a centre or state-recognised school.
  3. Candidates who are still awaiting their 10+2 results are eligible to take the test.
  4. The CA CPT examination has no upper age limit.
  5. The foundation exam has no minimum passing mark requirement, although applicants who obtained a Bachelor of Commerce with a minimum of 55% are completely exempt from taking the foundation exam.

Also Read: CA Subjects and Syllabus 2023

CPT Exam Application Form 2023

For the June CPT exam, the application forms have been released. Candidates who have registered themselves can log in to their account and fill out their application form by visiting the official website. Students who have not registered are required to register to fill out the application form. The application process for CPT 2023 has been given below.

1. Go to https://icaiexam.icai.org/ or the official website mentioned above.
2. Fill out the one-time registration form with your login information by providing your mobile number, date of birth, registration number, and email address.
3. Complete the form along with the written statement that has been signed.
4. Verify the data on the review page, and then complete the CPT application form for 2023.
5. Make the CPT application fee payment via any online method.
6. Download and submit the application form.
7. For future reference, you may keep a PDF of the CPT 2023 application receipt.

8. The candidates will have a brief window for corrections following the closure of the application window. There are two sessions during which the correction window is open; the first session is free for corrections, while the second session is subject to late fees.

CPT Exam Application Fee 2023

The CPT application process is not completed until the application fee has been paid. The payable amount is INR 400 and can be paid with a debit/credit card or online banking.

CPT Exam Admit Card 2023

It must be noted that no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall on failing to bring their admit cards to the exam centre. It is therefore mandatory for students to take a printout of their admit cards after downloading the soft copy from the official website. The steps to download the CPT Exam Admit Card 2023 are as follows-

  • Search up https://eservices.icai.org and click. 
  • Log in to your account using the necessary information that will most probably be mailed to you on your registered mail account.
  • Select the Admit Card option on your dashboard by clicking it.
  • View the Admit Card and check all vital information.
  • Download the Admit Card and print a hard copy to carry with you at the exam centre. 

CPT Exam Pattern 2023: Section-wise Weightage

Candidates should familiarise themselves with the exam format before taking it. They can better strategize and plan for exams if they are aware of the pattern of the exam beforehand. The CPT exam consists of four sections and is conducted for a total of 200 marks. The weight of each section varies, which we will explain further. The total time dedicated to the CPT exam is 4 hours, divided into two 2-hour time slots divided by a break in between. Refer to the table below for detailed information.

Fundamentals of Accounting60 marks
Mercantile Laws40 marks
General Economics50 marks
Quantitative Aptitude50 marks

CPT Exam Syllabus 2023

All potential topics on the CPT exam are included in the syllabus. However, the candidates should be aware that the questions will be constructed in a way that is meant to assess the candidates’ practical understanding of the provided subjects. To do better on the exams, students may practise previous exams to increase their familiarity with the subject matter and its practical application.

Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Theoretical Framework
  • Introduction to Company Accounts
  • Depreciation Accounting
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Accounting Process
  • Accounting for Special Transactions
  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Inequalities
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Sampling Theory
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Indices
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Statistics and data
  • Basics of Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Sequence and Series: Arithmetic
  • Sets, Functions and Relations
  • Equations
  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Logarithms
Mercantile Laws
  • 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
  • The Indian Contract Act from sections 1 to 75, General overview and considerations, Essentials of a valid contract etc.
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932 and its General Nature of Partnership, Registration and dissolution of a firm under it and Rights and duties of partners
General Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Money and Banking
  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Overview of the Indian Economy and its Select Aspects

CPT Exam Results 2023

CPT Exam Results will be tentatively announced in August 2023; the dates are yet to be confirmed. The general line of action to be followed once the results are out is to check your result(s) by logging into the official website. Following this, if your marks/grades fall in the acceptable category of shortlisted candidates, you’ll be invited for a counselling session/interview.  


When will I receive my CPT 2023 exam result card?

Within two weeks of the results being released, each student who sat for the CPT Exam will receive a result card.

Can I object to my CPT exam 2023 mark sheet if I’m not satisfied with the marks?

If a candidate is dissatisfied with the results of their CPT exam, he or she may submit a request for verification of answer sheets, together with a cost of Rs. 200, within one month after the result announcement.

Can a student who has completed grade 10 register for CPT?

Anyone who has completed high school and meets the other requirements can apply for CPT.

What is the official website for ICAI CPT registration?

The official website for ICAI CPT registration is https:eservices.icai.org.

What was the CPT registration last date of 2023?

3rd March 2023 was the last date to register for CPT Entrance Exam.

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