The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has started the application process for CA CPT December 2018. The exam is scheduled to be held on December 16, 2018. As per the notification published online, the registration for CA Common Proficiency Test (CPT) has been started from October 04, 2018 at The CA CPT is open for only those candidates registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Common Proficiency Course and fulfills the other eligibility conditions. The exam will be conducted in two sessions at 196 test centers in India and 05 in Overseas. The Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is an objective type multiple choice questions based examinations. Check complete details on CA CPT Dec 2018 from this page.

Latest: ICAI CA CPT Dec 2018 Application Form is now available. Click on the “Application Form” link below to apply now. Also, mocck test schedule has been released, scroll down to check the same.

CA CPT 2018

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

CA CPT Dec 2018 Application From  Important Dates
Availability of application form for CA CPT Dec 2018 04 Oct 2018
Last date for application form submission without late fee 25 Oct 2018
Last date & time for submitting the form and making payment without Late Fee through already created Login 25 Oct 2018
Last date to submit the application form with late fee 01 Nov 2018
Last date for receipt of print out of online examination form duly filled up(PDF) 05 Nov 2018
Correction Window -I [(without fee) will be available from 01st Week of Nov 2018 (for one week)
Correction Window -II [(with fee) will be available from 04th week of Nov 2018 to 08 Dec 2018
CA CPT 2018 Dec exam date 16 Dec 2018
Declaration of Result Around mid January 2019

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

Mock Test

Mock test paper for the students of CPT for December 2018 Examination Board of Studies has proposed to organize Mock Test Paper (Series-I & II) for the students of CPT appearing their CPT Examination in December 2018 as per following schedule:

Series Date Paper – I (10.30 AM – 12.30 PM) Paper – II (2 PM – 4 PM)
I 25 Nov 2018 Fundamentals of Accounting
and Mercantile Law
General Economics and
Quantitative Aptitude
II 02 Dec 2018

Official Notification for CA CPT Dec 2018

CA CPT Dec 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to check that the eligibility criteria before proceeding to fill in details in the Application form. The eligibility conditions for CA CPT Dec 2018 are as follows:

  1. Should have either passed or appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by a recognized Board or its equivalent examination.
  2. Registered for/switched over to Common Proficiency Course with Board of Studies of ICAI
  3. Revalidated their registration to Common Proficiency Course (as applicable)

Who are exempted from appearing for CA CPT?

Candidates are exempted from passing CPT are as follows.

  • Those candidates who hold a graduation degree or PG in Commerce and should have secured a minimum of 55% of total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognized University (including Open University) with certain subjects.
  • Those who possess a Graduation or Post Graduation degree in the stream other than Commerce should have secured aggregate a minimum of 60% of the total marks or its equivalent grade in the examination conducted by any recognized University (including Open University)

CA CPT Dec 2018 Application Form

The online registration for CA CPT has started at the ICAI official website. The candidates need to enter their own valid email id in the Online Application. To apply online, the candidates need to click on the link which will be given on this page 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.

To submit the application form, the aspirants need to pay a requisite amount of the application fee. The application fee is required to be submitted online by using either the Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. It is to be noted that those who will not submit the application form before the last date will then have to pay the late fee charges.

Application Fees

To apply for CA CPT December 2018, the aspirants need to pay the following amount of fee. The fee is distributed as per the choice of the exam center selected by the candidate.

Application Fee (without late fee charges) Application fee (with late fee charges)
For centers in India Rs. 1000/- Rs. 600/-
For centres in Kathmandu (Nepal) Rs. 1700/- Rs. 600/-
For centers in Abu Dubai, Doha, Dubai or Muscat US$ 30 US$ 10

Mode of Payment: The aspirants need to pay the application fee by Online mode only.

CA CPT Dec 2018 Exam Pattern

The CA Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) is a pen-paper bases test which consists of Objective type questions. The test will be held in two sessions in a single day.

Session Timings Section Name
Morning Session (Ist session) 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM Section – A Fundamentals of Accounting
Section – B Mercantile Laws
Afternoon Session (IInd session) 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Section – C General Economics
Section – D Quantitative Aptitude

The aspirants shall have to necessarily appear in both the sessions i.e. morning and afternoon session of CPT. If the aspirant who appeared in the morning session but failed to sit in the afternoon session or vice-versa due to any reason shall be deemed as absent in CPT.

The distribution of question in each of these sections is given in the table below.

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

Marking Scheme: The aspirants should note that there is a negative marking for an incorrect response. Hence, for every correct answer, One Fourth (¼) marks shall be deducted.

CA CPT Dec 2018 Exam Centres

For May exam, CA CPT was conducted in 191 test cities, which has been increased to 196 test cities for CA CPT Dec 2018. Check the list of test centers for CA CPT Dec 2018 from the table below.

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

CA CPT Overseas Test Centers

The CPT will also be conducted at the following Overseas Test centers:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Doha
  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu
  • Muscat

CA CPT Dec 2018 Admit Card

The CA CPT Admit Card will be available online at The admit card for CA CPT will be issued for only those candidates who will successfully register for the test. To download it, the applicants need to log in by entering details such as Login ID and Password. The CA CPT Dec 2018 Admit Card is an important verification document which one must carry on the day of the examination.

It will consist of details of the candidates with their Photograph and Signature printed on it. Other than that, it consists of the exam details such as date, timings, and address of the test center. It is advised to the candidates to download the pdf on your device and take at least 2-3 print out of it.

CA CPT Dec 2018 Result

The ICAI will declare the result of CPT after around one month from the date of CPT Examination. The result will be available for check online at the ICAI official website. Within two weeks of the declaration of CA CPT Dec 2018 Result, the candidates are issued a Result Card to all those who appeared for the CPT. Those who qualify the CPT can then apply for admission to the next stage of CA course.

On the day of the declaration of the CA CPT Result, the ICAI also publishes the pass percentage and a list of toppers at its official website. With the help of the pass percentage, students get an idea of their chances of qualifying the test.

Qualifying Marks for CA CPT 2018

According to the decision of the Council taken and the 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.

  • If the candidate has obtained at least a minimum of thirty percent marks in each section and a minimum of fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all the sections then they will be declared passed in the  Common Proficiency Test.
  • When 2500 candidates will appear in CPT then on the same day, the candidates who will secure minimum 60 percent marks up to 10th rank will be able to get the Rank Certificates within the 4 weeks of the declaration of the result.

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

For more details of CA CPT, please download notification.
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  1. Thanks but what about books .If I do online registration than from where should I collect the notes if I wish to have hard copies

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