CA CPT Exam Pattern 2019
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 - 4:16 p.m. IST by Naureen Gurung
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CA CPT Exam Pattern 2019- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) determines the Chartered Accountancy Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) 2019 exam pattern. The CA CPT 2019 exam pattern mentions the exam mode, number of sections, type of questions, marking scheme, etc. so that candidates could prepare accordingly and appear for the ICAI CA CPT 2019 with full confidence. By getting a fair idea of the ICAI CA CPT exam pattern 2019, candidates will be able to divide their time among the different sections according to their weightage. The CA CPT application form 2019 was available till April 24. Moreover, late applications were received with late fee till May 2, 2019. The ICAI CA CPT exam is an entry-level, offline exam which was conducted for the last time for the June 2019 session. In the following sessions, CA Foundation will become the sole CA entry-level, qualifying examination. For further details regarding the exam pattern of CA CPT 2019, read the full article below.

LATEST: Last date to convert to CA Foundation course extended to September 7, 2019.

Important Note: June 2019 was the last session for CA CPT and now CA Foundation is the sole entry leel exam for Chartered Accountancy. CPT candidates willing to appear in November session have to first convert to CA Foundation and prepare according to it's exam pattern.


ICAI CA CPT Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the June session of ICAI CA CPT 2019 can check the CA CPT exam pattern given below:


ICAI CA CPT Exam Pattern

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Mode of Exam

Pen and paper based

Type of Questions

Objective

Number of Questions

200 questions

Total Marks

200 marks

Duration of Exam

2 hours for each session; 4 hours in total

ICAI CA CPT Marking Scheme

  • Every correct response adds 1 mark.

  • Every incorrect response deducts 0.25 mark.

  • No response will neither deduct nor add any marks.

  • More than one response will be considered wrong and marks will be deducted accordingly.

ICAI CA CPT Exam Schedule

CA CPT Sessions

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

First session

(10:30 am- 12:30 pm)

Section A

Fundamentals of Accounting

60 questions

60 marks

Section B

Mercantile Law

40 questions

40 marks

Second session

(2 pm- 4 pm)

Section C

General Economics

50 questions

50 marks

Section D

Quantitative Aptitude

50 questions

50 marks

CA CPT Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of CA CPT 2019 is the passing criteria which must be fulfilled to qualify for the next level. Check the CA CPT cutoff/ passing criteria given below:

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ICAI CA CPT Passing Criteria

Section

Sections CA CPT Cutoff

Overall CA CPT Cutoff

Fundamentals of Accounting

30% of 60 marks

50%

Mercantile Laws

30% of 40 marks

General Economics

30% of 50 marks

Quantitative Aptitude

30% of 50 marks

CA CPT Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of ICAI CA CPT 2019 contains the subject wise topics that will be tested in the offline exam. Before starting their preparation, it is essential to know the CA CPT 2019 syllabus:

Subjects

Topics Covered

Fundamentals of Accounting

  • Introduction to Company Accounts

  • Bank Reconciliation Statement

  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors

  • Accounting Process

  • Depreciation accounting

  • Theoretical Framework

  • Accounting for Special Transactions

  • Partnership Accounts

Mercantile Laws

  • 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

  • Introduction to Micro Economics

  • Money and Banking

  • Indian Economy – A Profile

  • Theory of Production and Cost

  • Price Determination in Different Markets

  • Select Aspects of Indian Economy

  • Economic Reforms in India

  • Theory of Demand and Supply

  • Indian Economic Development

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simple and Compound Interest including annuity - Applications

  • Sets, Functions and Relations

  • Theoretical Distributions

  • Sampling Theory

  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms

  • Equations

  • Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations

  • Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions

  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

  • Correlation and Regression

  • Index Numbers

  • Inequalities

  • Limits and Continuity Intuitive Approach

  • Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus

  • Statistical description of data

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