Chartered Accountancy: CPT (Common Proficiency Test) on 16 June 2013

The Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has announced that the CPT - Common Proficiency Test (Paper- Pencil Mode) will be held on 16 June 2013 in two sessions in 142 Indian centres & 5 overseas centres provided that sufficient numbers of candidates appear from each centre.


About CPT

The CA CPT i.e. the Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test has to be cleared to enter the entry level i.e. the first level at which a student can start pursuing the Chartered Accountancy (professional accounting) course. It is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for admitting students to the Chartered Accountancy course.

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

Following are the details of the two sessions in which the CA CPT will be conducted on 16 June 2013:

Application Forms Now Available

First Session 

(i.e. Morning Session)

10.30 am to 12.30 pm (IST)

Section A:Fundamentals of Accounting

Section B: Mercantile Laws

Second Session

(i.e. Afternoon Session)

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (IST)

Section - C General Economics

Section - D Quantitative Aptitude

CA CPT June 2013 Important Dates

The CPT exams are conducted twice every year in June and December. The examinations are generally conducted on specified dates every year. The dates do not change except under extraordinary circumstances. These are the important dates for CPT June 2013:

Last Date for registering with ICAI  

2 April 2013

Information Brochure & CPT 2012 Application form available from

3 April 2013

Last Date for Receipt of completed CPT application forms at Delhi office

24 April 2013

Dates for filling CPT 2012 online application form

3 April (10 am) - 24 April 2013 (5.30 pm)

Date of CPT 2013

16 June 2013

Exam Centres

CA CPT June 2013 will be held across 142 Indian centres & 5 overseas centres provided that sufficient numbers of candidates appear from each centre.

Indian Centres:

1

AGRA

49

GURGAON

97

PATNA

2

AHMEDABAD

50

GUWAHATI

98

PATIALA

3

AHMEDNAGAR

51

GWALIOR

99

PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD

4

AJMER

52

HISAR

100

PONDICHERRY

5

AKOLA

53

HUBLI

101

PUNE

6

ALAPPUZHA

54

HYDERABAD

102

RAIPUR

7

ALIGARH

55

INDORE

103

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM

8

ALLAHABAD

56

JABALPUR

104

RAJKOT

9

ALWAR

57

JAIPUR

105

RANCHI

10

AMBALA

58

JALANDHAR

106

RATLAM

11

AMRAVATI

59

JALGAON

107

REWARI

12

AMRITSAR

60

JAMMU

108

ROHTAK

13

ANAND

61

JAMNAGAR

109

ROURKELA

14

ASANSOL

62

JAMSHEDPUR

110

SAHARANPUR

15

AURANGABAD

63

JODHPUR

111

SALEM

16

BANGALORE

64

KAKINADA

112

SAMBALPUR

17

BAREILLY

65

KANPUR

113

SANGLI

18

BATHINDA

66

KARNAL

114

SATARA

19

BEAWAR

67

KISHANGARH

115

SHIMLA

20

BELGAUM

68

KOLLAM

116

SIKAR

21

BELLARY

69

KOLHAPUR

117

SILIGURI

22

BERHAMPORE

70

KOLKATA

118

SIRSA

23

BHAGALPUR

71

KOTA

119

SIVAKASI

24

BHARAUCH

72

KOTTAYAM

120

SOLAPUR

25

BHAVNAGAR

73

KOZHIKODE

121

SONEPAT

26

BHIWANI

74

KUMBAKONAM

122

SRI GANGANAGAR

27

BHILWARA

75

LATUR

123

SURAT

28

BHOPAL

76

LUCKNOW

124

SURENDRANAGAR

29

BHUBANESWAR

77

LUDHIANA

125

THANE

30

BHUJ

78

MADURAI

126

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

31

BIKANER

79

MANGALORE

127

THRISSUR

32

BILASPUR

80

MAPUSA (GOA)

128

TINSUKIA

33

CHANDIGARH

81

MARGAO (GOA)

129

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

34

CHENNAI

82

MATHURA

130

TIRUPATI

35

COIMBATORE

83

MEERUT

131

TIRUPUR

36

CUTTACK

84

MORADABAD

132

TUTICORIN

37

DEHRADUN

85

MUMBAI

133

UDAIPUR

38

DELHI/NEW DELHI

86

MUZAFFARNAGAR

134

UDUPI

39

DHANBAD

87

MYSORE

135

UJJAIN

40

DUNDLOD

88

NAGPUR

136

VADODARA

41

DURG

89

NANDED

137

VAPI

42

ERNAKULAM

90

NASHIK

138

VARANASI

43

ERODE

91

NELLORE

139

VELLORE

44

FARIDABAD

92

NOIDA

140

VIJAYAWADA

45

GANDHIDHAM

93

PALGHAT

141

VISAKHAPATNAM

46

GHAZIABAD

94

PALI MARWAR

142

YAMUNA NAGAR

47

GORAKHPUR

95

PANIPAT

 

 

48

GUNTUR

96

PANVEL

 

 

Overseas Centres:

(1) ABU DHABI (2) DUBAI (3) BAHRAIN (4) DOHA (5) KATHMANDU

The Council of ICAI has the right to withdraw any centre at any stage without conveying any reason.

Application Process

You can apply for CPT using either offline or online method:

1.    Offline Application: You can apply to take the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) through the form that is included 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 – 110 002

on payment of Rs. 1000/- (Rs.500/- towards examination fee and Rs. 500/- towards cost of application form and Information brochure) per application form.

The fee for candidates opting for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Bahrain centres will be US $160 (US $ 150 towards examination fee and US $ 10 towards cost of application form and information brochure) or its equivalent Indian Currency.

The fee for the candidates opting for Kathmandu centre are required to remit INR.1350/-(INR 850/- towards examination fee and INR 500/- towards the cost of application form and information brochure) or its equivalent foreign Currency.

Since the cost of Information brochure containing Common Proficiency Test application form includes the examination fee, no separate fee is required to be remitted at the time of submitting the filled in application form.

You can also obtain the Information brochure containing the CPT application form from the Regional and Branch Offices of the ICAI and on cash payment from 3rd April, 2013 onwards.

Your filled-in Common Proficiency Test application forms must reach the Additional Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 24 April 2013. Applications received after 24 April 2013 shall not be entertained under any circumstances. Applications duly filled in will be received by hand delivery at the offices of Institute at New Delhi and at the Decentralised Offices of the Institute at Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Pune up to 24 April 2013. Candidates residing in these cities are advised to take advantage of this facility. It may be noted that there is no provision for acceptance of application forms after 24 April 2013 with late fee.

2.    Online Application: You can fill the online application form for CPT exam online here from 3 April 2013 (10 am) to 24 April 2013 (5.30 pm) and remit the fee online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit/ Debit Card.

 You 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 BOOKLET LANGUAGE:
Common Proficiency Test 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. Detailed information will be found given in the Information brochure.

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