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CA CPT Exam Pattern 2018 New Changes! Sections-Wise Marking, Format, Duration

CA CPT Exam Pattern

New changes in CA CPT Exam Pattern!!! Institute of Chartered Accountant of India organizes Common Proficiency Test (CPT) twice a year for CA course. CA CPT Paper Pattern contains details about Sections-Wise Marking, duration of paper, format of questions. Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test is conducted through Offline mode (Pencil Paper Mode) & Objective type questions are asked in paper as per latest CA CPT Exam Pattern 2018.

The main purpose of organizing CA CPT Paper is to check out basic knowledge of aspirants for financial accounting, general elements of mercantile law, concepts of Mathematics and Statistics & Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge. There will be four section of examination with 400 aggregate marks. To attain more information about CA CPT Exam Pattern 2018, scroll down this page equipped by team of

CA CPT Exam Pattern

Subjects in New CPT/CA Foundation Course:

  • There will be four section such as financial accounting, general elements of mercantile law, concepts of Mathematics and Statistics & Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge in paper.
  • Common Proficiency Test is conducted through Offline mode (Pencil Paper Mode)
  • Objective type question are of 1 or more mark
  • Medium of question paper is Hindi or English
Paper TopicDistribution of marks
Paper IPrinciples and Practices of Accounting100 Marks
Paper 2Mercantile Law & General English100 Marks

Paper 3Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics100 Marks

  • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)
Paper 4Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge100 marks

  • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)
Paper 3Objective Type Papers
Paper 4

CA CPT Section Wise Marking Scheme

CA CPT Old Scheme Vs CA Foundation New Scheme:

  • ICAI has made it mandatory for all candidates to secure at least 30% marks in each section/subject as per CA CPT Exam Pattern.
  • Candidates need to score 50% in aggregate of all sections in order to clarify paper.
Old SchemeNew Scheme
CA CPTCA Foundation

200 Marks

400 Marks
Fundamental of Accounting(60 Marks)ObjectivePrinciples and Practices of Accounting(100 Marks)Subjective
Mercantile Law (40 Marks)Objective Business Law (60 Marks = ICA + SOGA + PA = 45 Marks + LLP + Companies Act = 15 Marks) and (40 Marks) Business Correspondence and Reporting Subjective
General Economics (50 Marks)ObjectiveBusiness Economics (60 Marks) and Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)Objective
Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)Objective

Business Mathematics (40 Marks), Logical Reasoning (20 Marks) and Business Statistics (40 Marks)Objective

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CA CPT Marking Scheme:

  • Each question carries one mark as per CA CPT Exam Pattern.
  • There is Negative Marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • The questions attempted with more than one option will be considered wrong and negative marking will be agreed for that answer.
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions by contenders.

CA CPT Test 2018 Pattern

Category CA CPT Exam Format
Exam ModePen and paper-based test
Test MediumEnglish or Hindi
Test Sessions2 Sessions
Exam TimingsFirst session: 10:00 am -12:00 noon, Second session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Test Duration2 hours for each session
SubjectsFour subjects
Type of questionsObjective Type Questions
Number of marks400 Marks

CA CPT Marking Scheme:

  • In Paper 1 & Paper 2, Descriptive/Subjective Type questions are asked.
  • Paper 3 is of 100 Marks having Objective Type questions.
Paper Distribution of marks Type of questions
Paper 1100 MarksDescriptive /Subjective Type
Paper 2100 MarksDescriptive/Subjective Type
Paper 3100 MarksObjective Type
Paper 4100 MarksObjective Type

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CPT is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. Aspirants who have passed 10+2 (intermediate) may apply for this course. CA CPT Paper Pattern 2018 will guide you in getting idea about type of questions, structure of questions asked in paper.


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