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About ICAI

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country. 
  • The Institute functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. 
  • The ICAI is the second largest professional body of Chartered Accountants in the world, with a strong tradition of service to the Indian economy in the public interest. 
  • The candidates must know that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts an entrance exam namely CA CPT (Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test) to select eligible candidates for the CA profession. 
  • The exam is held twice a year generally in the month of June and December.

Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

  • Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is a gateway to enter into the profession of Chartered Accountancy. 
  • CPT is open for candidates who have registered for the Common Proficiency Course with the Board of Studies of the Institute on or before the last date for registration, and have appeared or passed or are going to appear in 12th class or equivalent recognized examination. 
  • ICAI has released an application form to apply for the CA Foundation June exam cycle until May 04, 2021. To fill the application form candidates have to register first and then access the form. To submit the form online fee is to be paid. 
  • If you are registered for the Foundation Course with the Board of Studies (BoS) of the Institute on or before January 01, 2021, you can apply for the CA Foundation 2021 examination. 
  • As per the schedule below candidates have to complete the application process. Only then they will be able to appear for the examination.

CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation


CA CPT Application Form 2021

  • Candidates must be aware that the CA CPT 2021 application form will be available online on the official website of the ICAI. 
  • Interested candidates can submit application forms through online mode only. 
  • Before submitting the application form, candidates must be aware of the registration process and other information such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Eligibility

Candidates who are planning to take the entrance examination must check the detailed eligibility norms for CA CPT 2021 examination that has been elaborated below.

  • Candidates should have qualified for their class 10th and 12th examination or an equivalent examination from a recognized board. 
  • Candidates who intend to appear in CPT examinations to be held in the month of June and December must get themselves registered on or before 1st April and 1st October respectively. 
  • In a case, the last date for registration of CA CPT happens to be a Gazetted Holiday/National Holiday/Bank Holiday/Sunday, then, the next working day will be deemed to be the last date for registration for Common Proficiency Course (CPC). 
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's or Master's degree with at least 60% marks in aggregate in all the subjects in any stream other than Commerce. 
  • Candidates having a Bachelor's or Master's degree from the Open University are exempted from appearing in the entrance exam. 
  • Candidates having Bachelor's or Master's degree in Commerce with at least 55% marks are also exempted from appearing in CA CPT 2021. 
  • Candidates must note that the examination department will announce the examination centers in India and abroad in the notification and issue admit cards. 
  • Candidates who secure at least 70% marks will be declared as “Pass with Distinction” and such marks will be indicated in the scorecard of CA CPT itself. Candidates must note that no separate pass certificate will be issued to the candidates.

Passing Criteria in CA CPT 2021 Entrance Examination

Candidates can take a look below to know the exact passing criteria of the CA CPT 2021 entrance examination:

  • CA CPT is an objective type of entrance examination with a negative marking which will be indicated in the question paper. 
  • Candidates must note that there is a negative marking of CA CPT for selecting the wrong answer to the extent of 25% marks allotted to the question. 
  • A CPT candidate shall be declared to have passed the entrance examination if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of 30% marks in each section (i.e. subject) and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all the sections, subject to the principle of negative marking.

Subjects and Syllabus

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) prescribes the syllabus of CA CPT. Before appearing for the examination, it is essential for the candidates to have a thorough understanding of the exam syllabus of CA CPT. 
  • The syllabus of the examination mentions the topics and sub-topics that candidates must prepare to qualify in the entrance exam.

Section-wise CA CPT 2021 Syllabus

Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation

Section B: Mercantile Laws
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation

Section C: General Economics
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation


CA-CPT 2021 Exam Pattern

➢ Mode
CPT 2021 is an offline exam (Pen and Paper Based), which requires the physical presence of the student in the Examination Hall.
➢ Language
CPT 2021 Examination can be taken up either in English or Hindi, as preferred by the student. There will be one paper consisting of 200 objective-type questions divided into 2 sessions.
The session break up is as follows:
 

  • Session 1: Accounting and Mercantile. 
  • Session 2: Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

➢ Question Types

  • Multiple-choice questions.

➢ Marking Scheme
The marking scheme of the CA CPT 2021 exam is discussed below: 

  • For every correct response, candidates will get one mark. 
  • For every wrong response, there will be a deduction of 1/4 mark. 
  • No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.

Filling up of Online Application Form for appearing in June 2021

The candidate can read the below-given steps to avoid mistake while filling the CA CPT 2021 application form:
➢ Registration

  • Visit the official website of ICAI https://www.icai.org/ 
  • Register by filling in the following details: 
  • Candidate's name 
  • DOB 
  • Valid Email ID 
  • Mobile No 
  • Click on the registration button, after filling all the details correctly. 
  • Your registration number and password will appear on the screen.

➢ Filling CA CPT Application Form

  • After completing the registration process candidate has to fill the application form by filling in the following details: 
  • Address 
  • Pincode 
  • State code etc

➢ Upload Documents

  • The candidate has to upload the scanned copy of the above-given documents as prescribed by the authority.

➢ Payment of Application fee

The payment of fees will be the last step. Given below the Application fee of CA CPT 2021:


Examination Fee

➢ Fees for CPT June 2021

  • For Indian centers: Rs 1,500 
  • For centers in Kathmandu (Nepal): Rs 2,200 
  • For centers located in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, and Muscat: USD 325

➢ Late fee for application

  • For Indian and Kathmandu centers: Rs 600 
  • For foreign centers: USD 10

➢ Mode of Payment of Fee

  • Candidates can pay the application form using both online modes. 
  • Online Mode. 
  • Using Master/VISA/Maestro Credit/Debit Card.

In addition to the applicable fee payable to the Institute by the candidate towards exam-related services, they will be required to pay bank charges at the following rates, while paying the said fee, online through the payment gateway. These are charges payable by the candidate to the bank and will be recovered along with the applicable fee payable to the Institute:
➢ Credit Cards/ Debit Cards

  • Domestic Credit Cards: 0.50% + GST 
  • Domestic Debit Cards / Rupay Cards:- 
    Upto Rs. 2000: Nil
    Greater than Rs. 2000/- : 0.9% + GST

➢ International Card

  • 0.5% +GST 
  • Net Banking: Nil

➢ BHIM UPI

  • Upto Rs. 2000/-: Nil 
  • Greater than Rs. 2000 : 0.65% + GST

➢ Refund of Examination Fee

  • The fee once paid by the candidate will not be refunded under any circumstances and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. 
  • However, failure in electronic transmission, double payments, lost transaction (after payment) will be only considered for a refund. 
  • If Multiple payments will be received by the authority then the candidate's registration number will be identified by the system and would be refunded for the credit of the respective accounts from where they originated, by the office, within 21 days of the last date for submission of exam application forms.

CA CPT 2021 Application form correction

The candidate makes mistakes while filling the application form therefore authority has provided the form correction facility. The following features will be provided for the form correction process.

  • The online window for seeking a change of Centre/Medium will be made available at https://icaiexam.icai.org/ 
  • This online facility will be available to the candidates. 
  • The opportunity called “Correction Window” will be free of cost. There is no second opportunity called “Corrections with fee-Window”

CA-CPT 2021 Admit Card

  • Availability: The applicants must download the CA CPT 2021 admit card from the official website by entering their login details. The CPT Admit Card for January 2021 examination will be available for download soon. 
  • Online copy: No hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidates, the admit card will only be available online which needs to be printed. 
  • Requirement: All the candidates will have to carry the printed copy of the admit card for admission to the examination hall during CA-CPT 2021.

How to download CA-CPT 2021 Admit Card?

Follow these steps to download the CA-CPT, Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Click on the link provided for the CA CPT admit card on the official website of ICAI. 
  • Step 2: Candidates must enter their Login Id and Password, as registered For CA CPT 2021, admit card. 
  • Step 3: Candidates will be directed to their ICAI registered account. 
  • Step 4: Candidates need to click on the ‘view’ button for CA CPT Admit Card. 
  • Step 5: Save the admit card or click on the download button to obtain the admit card for CPT. 
  • Step 6: Before downloading the CA CPT admit card, candidates need to verify all details furnished in it.

Details present on CA CPT 2021 Admit Card

The CA CPT 2021 Admit card contains these details: 

  • Name of the Candidate 
  • Photograph 
  • Signature 
  • Registration number Centre 
  • Medium Opted (English/Hindi)

List Of Examination Centres

CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation
CA CPT 2021 - Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Process, Exam pattern Notes - CA Foundation

➢ Overseas Exam Centres
The May - 2021 examinations will also be held at the 8 (Eight) overseas examination centers, namely Overseas Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Kampala (Uganda), Kathmandu, Kuwait, Muscat.

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