CA CPT May 2018 was held in May 2018. The Common Proficiency Test was conducted in two sessions, which was 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 CPT 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 result has been released on July 20, 2018. Candidates can able to check the same from the “result” page given in quick links.

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
Correction Window-1 08 to 14 Mar 2018
Admit card download begins on 09 Apr 2018
CA CPT May 2018 was held on 10, 12, 14, 16 May 2018
CA CPT Result of 2018 declaration 20 Jul 2018

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

Official Notification

Registration and Application Form of CA CPT

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 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


  • After passing the class X, the candidates must have done or enrolled with ICAI for CPC.
  • After appearing the class XII or equivalent Senior Secondary Examination, the candidate needs to appear in the CA CPT examination.

Qualifying Marks

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

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 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 Thiruvanathapuram Surendranagar
Tiruchirapalli Tinsukia Tirunelveli Tuticorin
Tirupur Tirupati Vadodara Vasai
Ujjain Udaipur Vapu Varanasi
Udapi Viskhapatnam Vijatawada Vellore
Yavatmal Yamuna Nagar Warangal

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