CA CPT Exam Pattern 2017

CA CPT Exam Pattern 2017CA CPT Exam Pattern 2017 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released examination schedule and exam pattern of CA CPT 2017 for December examination.This year CA CPT will be held on December 17, 2017. ICAI has commenced the application form of CA CPT 2017. Candidates can check the details regarding registration link and application form of CA CPT from the link given below. CA CPT is a national level qualifying examination, conducted two times in a year i.e. in June and in December. CA CPT December examination 2017 will be conducted in offline mode in two sessions- forenoon and afternoon. CA CPT exam will test candidates' knowledge of four subjects, viz. Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. Know-how of CA CPT 2017 exam pattern will help candidates in CA CPT exam preparations. Candidates can check in this article complete details about CA CPT exam pattern 2017 including test pattern of CA CPT, subjects, type of questions, syllabus, marking scheme, etc. 

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CA CPT 2017 December exam will be conducted in two sessions, such that the test for two subjects will be taken in the first session and for remaining two, the test will be taken in another session. Each session will be of two hours and total duration for CA CPT exam will be four hours. Candidates will be given a break of two hours in between the two sessions. Candidates will need to attend both sessions to qualify and complete CA CPT 2017 exam. Candidates can check below details regarding modalities of CA CPT 2017 exam pattern -

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CA CPT 2017 Exam Pattern

CA CPT 2017 Exam Pattern: Overview


Exam Mode - Pen and paper-based test


Test Medium - English or Hindi


Test Sessions - 2 Sessions


Exam Timings - First session: 10:00 am -12:00 noon, Second session: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Test Duration - 2 hours for each session


Subjects - Four subjects


Type of questions - Objective Type Questions


Number of Questions - 200 questions


Total Marks - 200 marks


CA CPT Exam Schedule 2017

Sessions for CA CPT 2017

Question Paper Sections


Max. Marks

First session

(10:00 am to 12:00 noon)

Sec A - Fundamentals of Accounting 


60 Marks 

Sec B - Mercantile Law


40 Marks

Second Session

(2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Sec C - General Economics


50 Marks

Sec D - Quantitative Aptitude


50 Marks

ICAI has made it mandatory for all candidates to secure at least 30% marks in each section/subject and 50% in aggregate of all sections in order to pass CA CPT exam.  


CA CPT Syllabus 2017

The syllabus of CA CPT 2017 will help candidates appearing in CA CPT entry-level exam. All the topics which will be covered in the question paper of CA CPT 2017 are mentioned in CA CPT 2017 syllabus. Candidates can know about the syllabus of CA CPT 2017 from below -


Syllabus of CA CPT 2017 -


Fundamentals of Accounting -

  • Theoretical Framework
  • Accounting Process
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Depreciation accounting
  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
  • Accounting for Special Transactions
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Introduction to Company Accounts

Mercantile Law -


The Indian Contract Act, 1872: An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of contract and breach of contract

The Sale of Goods Act, 1930: Formation of the contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties – Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods – Unpaid seller and his rights

The Indian Partnership Act, 1932: General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm


General Economics -

  • Micro Economics
  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Price Determination in Different Markets
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Indian Economy – A Profile
  • Select Aspects of Indian Economy
  • Economic Reforms in India

Quantitative Aptitude -

  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms
  • Simple and Compound Interest including annuity – Applications
  • Inequalities
  • Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Statistical description of data
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Equations
  • Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations
  • Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Sets, Functions and Relations
  • Limits and Continuity ─ Intuitive Approach
  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Index Numbers

CA CPT Sample Papers - Click here to download sample papers of CA CPT 2017 as released by ICAI, official exam conducting authority. CA CPT mock tests papers and model test papers will be helpful to candidates in preparation for CA CPT December 2017 examination. Moreover, ICAI has also provided the study material for each section of CA CPT 2017.


CA CPT Marking Scheme 2017

  1. Each question of CA CPT question paper carries one mark. 
  2. There is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. 
  3. The questions attempted with more than one option will be considered wrong and negative marking will be allotted for that answer. 
  4. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions. 

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