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Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The examination is meant for students who are already registered with the institute for the course and fulfills the eligibility criteria prescribed by the institute.

The CPT is a qualifying examination. Any student who wishes to join ICAI for Chartered Accountancy (CA) programme requires appearing in this test.

The ICAI conducts CPT examination in pursuance of Regulation 22 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.


Eligibility

A student who has passed class 10th examination from any recognized board can register for Common Proficiency Test.
A student can appear for CPT examination only after clearing his 10+2 examination.

Examination Pattern

The CPT examination is a single day affair consisting of one paper. Examination for the paper is conducted in morning and evening session. The question paper structure is as follows->



Examination Centers

The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is conducted in the following cities-

1. Agra 26. Delhi/New Delhi 51. Kolhapur 76. Rohtak
2. Ahmedabad 27. Dhanbad 52. Kolkata 77. Rourkela
3. Ahmednagar 28. Durg 53. Kota 78. Saharanpur
4. Ajmer 29. Ernakulam 54. Kottayam 79. Salem
5. Akola 30. Erode 55. Kozhikode 80. Sangli
6. Allahabad 31. Faridabad 56. Lucknow 81. Siliguri
7. Alwar 32. Ghaziabad 57. Ludhiana 82. Sonepat
8. Ambala 33. Guntur 58. Madurai 83. Surat
9. Amritsar 34. Gurgaon 59. Mathura 84. Thane
10. Anand 35. Guwahati 60. Meerut 85. Thiruvananthapuram
11. Asansol 36. Gwalior 61. Moradabad 86. Thrissur
12. Aurangabad 37. Hisar 62. Mumbai 87. Tiruchirapalli
13. Bangalore 38. Hubli 63. Muzaffarnagar 88. Tirupur
14. Bareilly 39. Hyderabad 64. Nagpur 89. Tuticorin
15. Bathinda 40. Indore 65. Nashik 90. Udaipur
16. Belgaum 41. Jabalpur 66. Noida 91. Udupi
17. Bhilwara 42. Jaipur 67. Panipat 92. Ujjain
18. Bhopal 43. Jalandhar 68. Patiala 93. Vadodara
19. Bhubaneswar 44. Jalgaon 69. Patna 94. Varanasi
20. Bikaner 45. Jammu 70. Pimpri-Chinchwad 95. Vellore
21. Chandigarh 46. Jamnagar 71. Pondicherry 96. Vijayawada
22. Chennai 47. Jamshedpur 72. Pune 97. Visakhapatnam
23. Coimbatore 48. Jodhpur 73. Raipur 98. Yamunanagar
24. Cuttack 49. Kanpur 74. Rajkot    
25. Dehradun 50. Karnal 75. Ranchi    


Application Form

The Application for Common Proficiency Test made available by the institute of chartered accountants of India every year generally in the month of November / December. The application form for examination can be obtained from the Joint Secretary (Examinations), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002 on submission of requisite amount of fee.However, the outstation candidates can make the request for application form through post by submitting the application fee through Demand Draft in favor of the Joint Secretary (Examinations), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002.

For exact details about application fee and important dates etc of this examination, please visit our Notification and Exam Alerts sections.



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