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.
Candidates appearing for the June session of ICAI CA CPT 2019 can check the CA CPT exam pattern given below:
Medium of Exam
Mode of Exam
Pen and paper based
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
Duration of Exam
2 hours for each session; 4 hours in total
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.
CA CPT Sessions
Number of questions
(10:30 am- 12:30 pm)
Fundamentals of Accounting
(2 pm- 4 pm)
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:
Sections CA CPT Cutoff
Overall CA CPT Cutoff
30% of 60 marks
30% of 40 marks
30% of 50 marks
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:
Introduction to Company Accounts
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
Accounting for Special Transactions
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
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
Simple and Compound Interest including annuity - Applications
Sets, Functions and Relations
Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms
Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations
Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Correlation and Regression
Limits and Continuity Intuitive Approach
Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus
Statistical description of data
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