CA CPT Application Form 2018
Amita Jain, 29 Nov 2018
Highlights: CA CPT application correction window 2 available now!

CA CPT Application Form 2018 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) has opened the application correction window- 2 till December 7, 2018 will charge an additional fee as per the modifications made by the candidates. The CA CPT application form 2018 was available in online mode from October 4- November 1, 2018 (with late fee). The fees of CA CPT 2018 application form varies for different exam centres i.e., INR 1,000/- for candidates choosing centres in India, INR 1,700/- for candidates choosing CA CPT 2018 exam centre in Nepal and US$ 300/- for candidates choosing an overseas exam centre. Candidates who have passed Class 12 and registered for Common Proficiency Course with BOS on or before June 30, 2017, are eligible for CA CPT 2018 December exam. Candidates can check in this article complete details about CA CPT exam, important dates, steps to fill CA CPT 2018 application form, how to make corrections in CA CPT 2018 application and common FAQs.

LATEST - ICAI released CA CPT Admit Card 2018. Download now. Application Correction window-2 available below:

Important Note: CA CPT exam will NOT be conducted after June 2019 session. CA CPT 2019 June session will be the last session of CPT exam. It has been decided in lieu of the introduction of new CA entry level exam, i.e. CA Foundation 2018, under revised scheme. After June 2019, CA Foundation will become the sole CA entry-level qualification examination. Until this period, both CA CPT and CA Foundation 2018 examinations will be conducted by ICAI.

CA CPT is an entry-level examination for Chartered Accountancy course, held twice a year- once in June and once in December. CA CPT exam is open to only those students who are enrolled with ICAI for CPC (Common Proficiency Course). Candidates desirous to appear for CA CPT exam in December 2018, must have gotten registered for CPT course on or before June 30, 2017. This year, CA CPT examination for December session will be held on December 16, 2018 (Sunday) in two sessions, i.e. morning and evening.

Click here to edit your CA CPT Application Form of December 2018 session.

Important Dates and Events Related to CA CPT Application Form 2018 (December session)

Candidates can check here CA CPT important dates related to application form

Events of CA CPT exam

Important Dates

Online filling of CA CPT Application form 2018

October 4, 2018 (from 10:00 AM)

Last date for creation of new user account for CA CPT 2018

First week of November 2018*

Last date for filling application form of CA CPT 2018 (Without late fee)

October 25, 2018

Last date for filling CA CPT 2018 application form (With late fee)

November 1, 2018

CA CPT 2018 application correction window (Free)

November 5, 2018

Release of CA CPT 2018 Admit Card

November 21, 2018

CA CPT 2018 application correction window (With correction fee)

Last week of November 2018*

Date of CA CPT exam

December 16, 2018 (Sunday)


CA CPT Application Form 2018 Correction Windows

  • ICAI provides two sessions for application correction- Application correction window- I without fee and Application correction window-II with fee.

  • CA CPT 2018 application form correction window 1 was open till November 12. Candidates will be able to edit/modify details like test medium and exam centre in their CA CPT application forms. Currently, the second correction window (with fee) is open till December 7, 2018.

  • During the second correction window, candidates will be required to remit application correction fee as per the changes made in their forms. For example, in case, candidates change their exam centre from India to Overseas, then they will need to remit an additional fee of INR 1000/-, etc.

How to make corrections in CA CPT 2018 Application Form?

Candidates can go through following step-wise guide to correct any errors that they made in their application forms of CA CPT 2018 -

  • Step 1: Click on the link given above to make corrections in CA CPT application form. 
  • Step 2: Go to 'Login/Register' tab to log in to your account and enter your Login ID and Password.
  • Step 3: Verify the information provided in the application form. If there are no errors in the data, click on 'No change required', otherwise click on 'Changes Required'.
  • Step 4: Make changes (if required). Candidates will be permitted to make changes to only the following data: 
  1. Medium of Examination- Candidates may change the medium of examination they opted for, i.e. change it from English to Hindi or vice-versa.
  2. Centre of Examination- Candidates will be allowed to change the city they opted for appearing in CA CPT 2018 exam. However, they will not be permitted to change their centre from one zone to another, within the same city.
  3. Change of Group- Candidates will also be able to change their group preference from a single group to both first and second groups or from both groups to a single group. 
  • Step 5: Make payment of correction fee (Only applicable in case of CA CPT application correction window-II). There is no requirement of payment of any correction fee in first application correction window, whereas during second correction window candidates will be required to make payment of the requisite correct fee, in case they make any changes in their CA CPT 2018 application forms.

How to register for CA CPT 2018? 

Registering for the exam is the first step towards filling the application form of CA CPT 2018. It must be noted that CA CPT 'examination registration' should not be confused with ICAI 'CPT course registration'. CPT examination registration will give candidates login credentials which can be used to fill CA CPT application form, accessing the admit card of CA CPT, etc. Please note that candidates who created their login-id via registration after November 2016, they need not register again. Such candidates can use earlier login credentials to login and fill CA CPT 2018 application form. Other eligible aspirants of CA CPT 2018 December session, they can register for the exam by following the steps given below.

  1. Go to the official website of CA CPT (Link has been closed for application form).

  2. Now go to Login/Register tab and select ‘New User Register Here’ option.

  3. Now, candidates will have to enter details like Student Details, Date of Birth, Examination, registration number (while they registered for CA CPT course), etc. (In case one doesn't have the registration number or any of the registration details provided by the candidate doesn't match with ICAI records, he/she will be offered to register as a provisional candidate. Such candidates can select the option 'YES. Register me as Provisional Candidate' and they will be able to continue their registration as a provisional candidate after being directed to another page.)

  4. Finally, check the declaration box and click on 'Register' button to complete your registration.

On completion of basic CA CPT registration process, candidates will receive a registration number/login-id and password on their registered mobile number and e-mail-id entered during registration process. Candidates will have to verify their email-id and mobile number by clicking on the link sent by ICAI. After basic registration is complete, candidates could log in to their dashboard using registration number and password.

How to fill CA CPT Application Form 2018?

Aspirants of CA CPT December 2018 exam will be able to fill the CA CPT 2018 application form through their dashboards made available after CA CPT exam registration. Only those candidates who registered for CA CPT course on or before June 30, 2017, will be eligible to appear for CA CPT December 2018 exam. Eligible candidates can follow the procedure mentioned below to fill the application form of CA CPT 2018 for December session exam -

CA CPT 2018 Application Form Process

  • Step 1: Click on the link given above.

  • Step 2: Go to 'Login/Register' tab, enter your login-id and password created after CA CPT exam registration and click on 'Login'.

  • Step 3: Click on 'Apply now' to apply for CA CPT December 2018 exam and fill the application form including details of examination, exam centre, etc.

  • Step 3: Preview the application form of CA CPT 2018. Click on 'Back to Form' to make corrections (if any). If you are satisfied with the information, click on 'I agree' declaration box and click on 'Final Submit' to submit your CA CPT Application Form 2018. Next step will be payment of application fee.

  • Step 4: Make the payment of application fee to complete the CA CPT 2018 application filling process. After submitting the application, candidates will be directed to 'Make Payment' step. The application fee of CA CPT 2018 can be remitted only in online mode using Master/Visa Debit Card/ Credit Card. The application fee applicable for different exam centres is mentioned in the table below.

CA CPT 2018 Application fee


Application fee

For exam centres in India only

INR 1,000

For exam centres in Kathmandu (Nepal)

INR 1,700

For exam centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat

US$ 300

  • Step 4: After making the payment of application fee, candidates could download their application in PDF format by clicking 'Download PDF'.

  • Step 5: Preview the filled in CA CPT application form and Click on ‘Submit’.

  • Step 6: Download and take a print-out of duly filled application form of CA CPT 2018 for future reference.

Submission of CA CPT Application Form 2018

If the photograph and signature are appearing on the pdf/ printout of the application form of CA CPT 2018 taken in Step 6 (above), such candidates will need not take any further step. If in case, photograph and signature is NOT appearing on CA Application Form 2018 (taken at step 6), candidates will have to take a print-out of the application form on A4 size sheet and paste their recent passport size photograph on the form and sign in the designated space provided in the application form and send the application to the official address of ICAI given below. Candidates are advised to send the application form of CA CPT 2018 only through Speed Post or Registered Post at least 3-4 days before the last date of submission. The application will have to be sent to below-mentioned address -




NEW DELHI – 110002

Frequently Asked Questions Related to CA CPT Application Form December 2018

Question: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for CPT?

Answer: CA CPT eligibility criteria 2018 specified by ICAI is as mentioned below -

  • Candidates must have registered for ICAI CPT course on or before June 30, 2017, to become eligible to appear for CA CPT December 2018 exam.

  • Candidates must have passed or appeared in 10+2 qualifying examination.

Question: Do I need to submit the CA CPT application form at the official address?

Answer: Candidates whose photograph and signature isn't appearing on the pdf/printout of CA CPT 2018 online application form, only such candidates need to send the hard copies of their application forms, along with a recent passport size picture and signature, at the official address of ICAI mentioned above. Candidates who have completed online application process with photograph and signature appearing on the form, they need not send any application to ICAI in offline mode.

Question: Can I change details like my name, address or any other detail during CA CPT 2018 application correction window?

Answer: No, candidates will be provided application correction window in two sessions, one session will be available free of cost and second session will be available only on payment of the fee. Candidates can change details like exam centre or medium only. Candidates won’t be able to make any other changes in filled in application form of CA CPT.

Question: I have registered for CPT exam before, can I use same registration/login credentials to login?

Answer: Yes. Candidates who registered or got their login credentials after November 2016, they can use same login credentials irrespective of whether they are appearing for CA entry-level exam under the existing scheme, i.e. CA CPT 2018 December session or revised scheme, i.e. CA Foundation 2018 November session exam. 

Question: How to edit wrong details entered in CPT application form 2018?

Answer: Candidates can edit/modify any information before submitting the application form but once the application form has been submitted, they will only be able to change the medium of exam and exam centres in the correction window period.

Question: I need technical support for my online CPT application form, where to contact?

Answer: For technical support regarding CA CPT 2018 application form, candidates can contact on Helpline numbers - 0120 3054 835, 851, 852, 853 or send an email to [email protected]

Question: Can I change my profile details after I started applying for CPT December 2018?

Answer: No. Candidates can only change their profile information before filling up the application form for Common Proficiency Test.

Question: Can I Pay Application fee by using internet banking?

Answer: No, candidates can only pay your application fee by using credit/debit card. Candidates should keep Debit Card or Credit Card detail while remitting the application fee.

Question: Can I submit CA CPT application form with late fee after the last date of application is over?

Answer: Yes. Candidates can submit their application form with late fee of INR 600/- until November 1, 2018 (IST 23:59). Without late fee, the application form of CA CPT 2018, can be submitted before October 25, 2018. The exam conducting authority won’t accept any application form after the last date of submitting CA CPT application form 2018 (with late fee) is over. 


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