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CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For Dec 2017 Exam

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For Dec 2017 Exam

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines :  CA Foundation | CA CPT Registration form,Procedure,Fees,Last date,Cut Off,Registration status is Available in CAKART Website. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts CA Foundation | CA CPT exam twice in a year in the months of June and December. It is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. It is an objective test of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. The test is divided into two sessions of two hours each conducted for 200 marks.

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For Dec 2017 Exam

ICAI conducts CPT exam twice a year in the months on June and December. Next CPT exam Dec 2017 will be conducted on Sunday 17th December 2017. There are 2 sessions in CPT exam i;e Morning session 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM and Afternoon session 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM. Fundamentals of accounting and Mercantile Law exam will be conducted in the Morning session and General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude will be conducted in the Afternoon session. If you want to write CPT exam in Dec 2017, you should register before  31st September 2017.

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General Rule: A student who has got himself registered for Common Proficiency Test 60 days prior to the first day of the month in which CPT examination is to be held i.e. on or before 1st April and 1st October can appear in the CPT examination to be held in June and December respectively. Common Proficiency Test examinations are held in June & December every year.

Along with this You can also download new syllabus CA Foundation Study material for May 2018 exam.

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For Dec 2017 Exam

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : There are 4 subjects in CPT Syllabus i;e Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Law, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. There are 2 sessions in CA Foundation | CA CPT exam i;e Session I and Session II. In session I, Fundamentals of accounting and Mercantile Law for 100 marks and in session II, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude (Maths) For 100 Marks.

Common Proficiency Test
Session I
Section AFundamentals of Accounting60 Marks
Section BMercantile Law40 Marks
Session II
Section CGeneral Economics50 Marks
Section DQuantitative Aptitude50 Marks

We are providing CA Foundation | CA CPT Syllabus in PDF format. Click below links to download CPT Syllabus of Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Law, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude for dec 2017.

A candidate is required to secure a minimum of 30 per cent marks in each Section and a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate in all the four Sections to pass the Common Proficiency Test.Minimum Passing Marks For CPT

In other words, it is clarified that if a candidate secures a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate but fails to secure the minimum marks required in any one or more of the sections A, B, C or D (as mentioned above), his result will be FAIL. Similarly, if a candidate secures a minimum of 30 percent marks in each section but fails to secure 50 per cent marks in the aggregate of all sections,his result will be FAIL.

Minimum Passing Marks for CPT
SectionSubjectMaximum MarksMinimum Marks
AFundamentals of Accounting6018
BMercantile Law4012
CGeneral Economics5015
DQuantitative Aptitude5015

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For dec 2017 Exam

Last Date to Apply CA CPT

You can apply online for CPT exam Dec 2017 from 4th October 2017 (10.00 hrs) to 25th October 2017 (17.30 hrs). (With Late Fee Last Date is 1st November 2017) Applications received after 1st November 2017 shall not be entertained under any circumstances. It may be noted that there is no provision for acceptance of application forms after 1st November 2017 with a late fee

How to Apply CPT Dec 2017 Application Form Fees | Last Date

CA CPT Exam Fee

Applications for admission to Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is required to apply on-line at from 4th October, 2017 to 25th October, 2017 (without late fees) and upto 1 st November, 2017 with late fees of ₹600/-. The exam fees is required to be submitted on-line by using either VISA or MASTER Credit / Debit Card.

The fees payable for the Common Proficiency Test is ₹1000/- for centres in India, ₹1700/- for centres in Kathmandu (Nepal) and $ 300/- for centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai & Muscat

The aforesaid Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is open only to students registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Common Proficiency Course on or before 30th June, 2017 and fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions.

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Common Proficiency Test application forms duly filled in may be sent so as to reach the Deputy Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 27th October 2016. Applications received after 27th October 2016 shall not be entertained under any circumstances.

The candidates who fill up the examination application form online at from 5th April 2017 (10.00 hrs) to 26th April 2017 (17.30 hrs) and remit the fee online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit / Debit Card shall not be charged ` 1000/- (i.e. cost of application form fee).

CPT Exam Date December 2017

Common Proficiency Test Dec 2017 will be held on Sunday, 17th December 2017 in two sessions as below,

CPT Exam Date for Dec 2017 – Sunday, 17th Dec 2017
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

How to Apply for Exam Online

First Login to Your Account

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : Go to ICAI Exam website ( and login with your Registration Number and Password. If you don’t have an account, you need to register.

 If you have already created an account for previous exam, but do not remember the password, then use the ‘Forgot Password option there’.

Step – 1: Start Applying for Exam

Click on “Apply Now” to apply for the exam. Note that once you clicked on “Apply Now” no changes made to your profile will reflect in your application form!.

Step 2: Fill up the form

Make sure all the necessary details are accurately provided. Click on “Save & Preview” to proceed.

Step 3 – Preview

Verify all your details. Click on “Back to Form” to make corrections.

Step 4: Make Payment

Until the payment is completed and application PDF is generated, your application is not complete. Click on “Make Payment” to initiate payment. In case, if the payment is not complete, you can click on “Pay” in dashboard to retry.

Step 5 – Payment Success & PDF

Once your payment is successful, you will be notified with the details of the payment. You can download your application PDF by clicking “Download PDF”. If your payment was deducted from bank, but the success message is not provided in ICAI site, your payment is not successful.

Step 6 – Send the PDF Application

You may send printout of the form by SpeedPost/Registered Post (not courier) without folding and Superscribing the envelope as “Exam Application Form for Final/Intermediate (IPC) – MAY 2017” so as to reach us before the cut-off dates given above. The address for posting is as under:

Deputy Secretary (Exams)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi – 110 002.

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines For dec 2017 Exam

CA CPT 2017 Exam Date – 17th Dec 2017 – Process, Fee, Last Date

Events of CA CPT Important Dates
Notification for December examinationSecond week of September 2017
Last date of registrationFirst week of October 2017
Application beginsFirst week of October 2017
Last date of applicationLast week of October 2017
Admit CardLast week of November 2017
CA CPT December 2017 exam

Important Cut off Dates For CPT June 2017

CPT registration last June 2017

The given below cut-off dates are applicable for  June 2017.

1. Last date for registration to CPT June 2017 Course with BOS1st April, 2017
2. Commencement of Online filling of CPT Examination Form5th April, 2017 (10:00 A.M. IST)
3. Last date & time for Login Creation/Submission of CPT Examination application form Online26th April, 2017
upto 5:30 P.M. (IST) #
4. Last date for revalidation of registration for June, 2017 CPT26th April, 2017 or date of Application for CPT JUNE, 2017 whichever is earlier.*
5. Last date for receipt of print out of online examination form duly filled up(PDF)30th April, 2017
6. Date of CPT Examination18th June 2017
7. Hosting of Correction Window -I [(without fee) will be available for one week from the date of hosting]1st Week of May, 2017
(for one week) **
8. Hosting of Correction Window -II [(with fee) will be available upto 11th June, 2016]4th Week of May, 2017
to 11th June, 2017. **
9. Likely date of declaration of result ( July 2017
(For exact date of result and other regular updates, keep visiting website

CA CPT EXAM CENTRES for dec 2017

 Western RegionCovering States of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra and U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
Southern RegionCovering States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and U.Ts. Of Lakshadweep and Pondicherry
Eastern RegionCovering Seven North East States, Odisha, West Bengal and U.T. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
 Central RegionCovering States of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, M.P., Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and U.P.
Northern RegionCovering States of Delhi, Haryana, H.P., J&K, Punjab and U.T. of Chandigarh
Overseas Examination CentresAbu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Muscat


Candidates are required to carry CA CPT Call Letter with them at time of examination. It can be downloaded before 2-3 weeks of exams from official site of organization. Also bring passport size photo and photo identity proof with you along with Common Proficiency Test 2017 Admit Card.

End date to fill CPT December  Registration form 2017 Course with BOS01/10/2017
Online CPT Examination Form can be filled from4th October  2017
End date to fill CPT Dec Online application form 201725th October, 2017
End date for revalidation26/09/2017 or date of Application for CPT Dec, 2017 whichever is earlier.
End date to submit online application with Late Fee01/11/2017
Date of CPT Dec Exam 201717th  Dec 2017
Correction Window –I [(without fee) will be open from1st Week of Nov, 2017(for one week)
Correction Window -II [(with fee) will be open from4th Week of Nov, 2017
CA CPT Result will be available16/01/2018

Download here CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Form 

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : However, if you have already created an account for any previous term exam on official website then, you should login to your account directly for applying for May 2017 examination. In other words, you need not re-create the account for each term.

Registration steps 1 :

(a) Select the examination: CPT or Intermediate (IPC)/ATE or Final;

(b) Registration No.: Select Prefix of your SRN (Student Registration Number) with ICAI. Thereafter, enter your remaining 7 digit of your Reg. No.;

(c) Date of Birth: In DD/MM/YYYY format;

In Case your Full Name is not displayed on entering the Reg. No. and Date of Birth, you can still create the login account as a PROVISIONAL CANDIDATE by providing correct particulars.

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : However, you must submit the copy of registration letter and other relevant documents with your application form in case your login is created as Provisional Candidate.

(d) Email ID: Be careful while entering your E-Mail ID as because all communication including login details will be send by CA Institute to this primary email address; and

Step-2 (Fill up CA Online Application form):

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : Now, click here to login to your created account and fill up the online CA Foundation | CA CPT/ IPCC/ Final examination application form carefully. Thereafter, click on save changes button and in the next opened window (i.e. Confirmation Page) check and confirm the particulars displayed viz. Group applied, Region of examination centre, exam centre, medium and registration date etc. Following details shall be shown in the preview window:

  1. Registration Number
  2. Name of the Candidate
  3. Gender
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Father’s Name
  6. Medium Opted
  7. Differently Abled
  8. Type of Disability
  9. Percentage of disability
  10. Region of Examination Centre
  11. Name of Examination Centre
  12. Zone Covers
  13. Centre Code
  14. Group Applied
  15. Old Article Registration Number
  16. Initial Date of Registration to Final (As given in Registration letter issued by Board of Studies,ICAI)
  17. Date of Revalidation of Registration to Final (if original registration is more than 5 years old)
  18. Personal Identification No.:(PIN 4 Digits)
  19. Photo signature change required?

DECLARATION CERTIFICATE: From May 2017, CA Institute has made compulsory to attach or upload scanned image of Declaration / Certificate of Service. Note that the scanned image size of Declaration / Certificate of Service should be 100 KB to 200 KB. You may download the format of Declaration / Certificate of Service for CA Foundation | CA CPT/IPCC/Final examinations.

Step-3 (Pay CA Exam Fee Online):

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : In the current opened window you may either click on make payment or cancel the payment and log out from there. If you proceed for payment, you have to select your preferred payment method from VISA, MasterCard and Maestro.

If you have created Virtual/ Net/ NetSafe Credit Card (the procedure to create your Virtual Card through Internet Banking has been illustrated above) for making payment then click on VISA and enter the Card Number, Expiry date and security code and click on pay now button from right side.

Therefore, you are not required to follow any further steps i.e. Step-4 and Step-5.

Step-4 (Take print out of PDF form):

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : Candidates whose photographs and signatures are not in exam data base, i.e. those whose photographs and signatures are not displayed on the screen, are required to fill the examination application form, take a print out of Form and send to ICAI. However, such candidates are also required to scan and upload their Certificate of Service, on the portal.

Therefore, login again on ICAIEXAM.ICAI.ORG to take print out of PDF form on A4 size paper with Portrait orientation. Never print on both sides of the paper.

However, if your exam application PDF is not generated please click here and check your status. This issue arises due to many reasons like slow internet/bandwidth, delay response time from bank, applicants refreshing the page frequently etc.

In case the amount have got deducted from your bank account and has not got reflected in ICAI records, please pay again and successfully get the PDF. Don’t worry if any multiple payments received by CA Institute as the extra payment will be refunded by ICAI on its own at the end of the online forms process.

For any query related to filling form and making online payment, please report the issues by sending an email at

Step-5 (Affix your Photo, Sign it and send to ICAI Office):

CA Foundation | CA CPT Exam Guidelines : In the appropriate place paste your recent color photograph of size 3.5 x 4.5 cms, Sign the form using only Black Ink Pen and get the form attested by Principal/Member of the Institute/Gazetted officer as the case may be.

Finally, you have to send your printed Exam Application form (PDF) along with attaching the required documents either by hand delivery to the following address or to head office by post.

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