CA CPT May 2018 will be held in May 2018. The Common Proficiency Test will be conducted in two sessions, which will be from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm. Under CA CPT 2018, the candidates have to appear for the exam of Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude. The complete schedule of the examination is as given below. Online registration for CA CPC 2018 ended on February 26, 2018. However, the candidates may avail the correction facility to make the required changes in the application form. The candidates can check complete details about CA CPT May 2018 from this page.

Latest: ICAI CA CPT May 2018 Registration has started, Candidates can register through the link provided below.

CA CPT 2018

The candidates can check all the important dates for CA CPT 2018 May examination from the table below.

Event Dates
Last date to register with BoS 01 Jul to 31 Dec 2017
Availability of application form for CA CPT May 2018 from 05 Feb 2018
Last date for application form submission without late fee 26 Feb 2018
Last date to submit the application form with late fee(Rs.600/- or US$ 10) 05 Mar 2018
Admit card download begins on icai.nic.in To be announced
CA CPT May 2018 will be held on 10, 12, 14, 16 May 2018
CA CPT Result of 2018 declaration To be announced

In all, there will be four sections in the examination. These will be distinguished through A, B, C and D.

Registration and Application Form of CA CPT Dec

The candidates who wish to appear for CA CPT May 2018 were supposed to register until June 30, 2018. The registration was supposed to be done with the Board of Studies (BoS). Candidates who did not register before the due date can also fulfill the formalities of registration now. However, these candidates will appear for CPT May 2018 and not May exam.

CA CPT 2018 Application Process

The CA CPT May 2018 application process is over now. The forms are only available online and only those candidates can submit it, who registered with ICAI in the prescribed manner. To apply, the candidates need to click on the link provided above and then register by entering the required information. Once, the candidate is registered, the application form of CA CPT 2018 will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will have to submit personal, educational, and other details in the form.
The form filling will not end until the candidates will submit the application fee. The amount of fee is as below.

  • Rs, 1000 for centers in India
  • Rs. 1700 for centers in Kathmandu
  • US$ 30 for centers in Abu Dubai, Doha, Dubai or Muscat

Submitting of Application Form with Late Fee
Provision to submit the application form with late fee has also been provided to the candidates this time. The amount of late fee is Rs. 600 and the candidates will have to pay this over the amount of application fee.

Admit Card

The CA CPT Admit Card is released online, on icai.org. The successfully registered candidates can download it by submitting the Login Id and Password. It is a very important document and must be carried to the exam hall, on the exam day.

Exam Pattern

CA CPT, or the Common Proficiency Test, is an objective type multiple choice questions based examination.
Overview of the question paper is as follows, as determined by past year papers.

Subject Marks
Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting 60
Section B – Mercantile Laws 40
Section C – General Economics 50
Section D – Quantitative Aptitude 50

Eligibility

To become a Chartered Accountant, the eligible candidate must enroll with the ICAI for CPC (Common Proficiency Course) after passing class X examination.
After appearing the class XII or equivalent Senior Secondary Examination, the candidate needs to appear in the CA CPT examination.

Qualifying Marks

As revised in terms of the decision of the Council taken at its 317th meeting in pursuance of Notification No. I-CA(7)/145/2012 dated 1 August 2012 and made effective from CPT held in Dec 2013 and onwards, the requirement for Passing the Common Proficiency Test is as follows.

  • A candidate for the Common Proficiency Test shall ordinarily be declared to have passed the test if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of thirty percent marks in each section and a minimum of fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all the sections comprised in CPT (Examination), subject to the principle of negative marking, in such manner as may be determined by the Council from time to time.
  • Candidates securing a minimum of 60 percent marks up to 10th Rank will be issued Rank Certificate within 4 weeks of the declaration of the result provided a minimum of 2,500 candidates appear in the CPT held on a particular day.

The table below will help candidates understand the minimum qualifying marks better:

Session Section Subject Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
Morning A Fundamentals of Accounting 60 18
Morning B Mercantile Law 40 12
Afternoon C General Economics 50 15
Afternoon D Quantitative Aptitude 50 15
Total 200 100

CA CPT May 2018 Exam Centres

The May exam of CA CPT 2018 will be held in 191 cities, which are as mentioned below:

Agra Ahmedabad Ahmednagar Ajmer
Akola Alappuzha Aligarh Allahabad
Alwar Ambala Amravati Amritsar
Anand Anantapur Asansol Aurangabad
Badlapur Banswara Bareilly Bathinda
Beawar Belgaum Bellary Bengaluru
Berhampore Bhagalpur Bharatpur Bharuch
Bhavnagar Bhilwara Bhiwandi Bhiwani
Bhopal Bhubaneswar Bhuj Bikaner
Bilaspur Bundi Burhanpur Chandigardh
Chandrapur Chennai Chhindwara Chittorgarh
Churu Coimbatore Cuttack Dehradun
Delhi Dhanbad Dhule Durg
Durgapur Eluru Ernakulam Erode
Faridabad Fatehabad Firozabad Gandhidham
Gandhinagar Ghaziabad Gondia Gorakhpur
Guntur Gurgaon Guwahati Gwalior
Haldwani Haridward HIsar Hubli
Hyderabad Ichalkaranji Indore Jabalpur
Jaipur Jalandhar Jalgaon Jalna
Jammu Jamnagar Jamshedpur Jhansi
Jhunjhunu Jodhpur Junagadh Kaithal
Kakinada Kannur Kanpur Karimnagar
Karnal Kishangarh Kolhapur Kolkata
Kollam Kota Kottayam Kozhikode
Kumbakonam Kurnool Latur Lucknow
Ludhiana Madurai Mallappuram Mandsaur
Mangalore Mapusa (Goa) Margao (Goa) Mathura
Meerut Moradabad Mumbai Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarpur Mysore Nagpur Nanded
Nashik Navi Mumbai Navsari Neemuch
Nellore Nizamabad Noida Ongole
Palakkad Palghar Parbhani Pali Marwar
Panipat Panvel Patiala Patna
Pune Pimprl Chinchwad Pondicherry Raipur
Rajamahendravaram Rajkot Ranchi Ratlam
Ratnagiri Rewa Rewari Rohtal
Rourkela Saharanpur Salem Sambalpur
Sangil Sangrur Satara Satna
Shimla Shimoga Sikar Siliguri
Sirohi Sirsa Sivakasi Solapur
Sonepat Sri Ganganagar Srinagar Surat
Surendranagar Thane Thiruvanathapuram Thrissur
Tinsukia Tiruchirapalli Tirunelveli Tirupati
Tirupur Tuticorin Udaipur Udupi
Ujjain Vadodara Vapu Varanasi
Vasai Vellore Vijatawada Viskhapatnam
Warangal Yamuna Nagar Yavatmal

Note: The international exam centers for CA CPT May 2018 exam are Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, and Muscat.
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