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ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam: Admit Card released; Check exam pattern and expected questions

ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam will be conducted in two sessions - from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) which conducts CPT examination has released the admit card for Common Proficiency Test (CPT) December 2017 examination on its official website. The examination is scheduled to be held on December 17. Now, all the candidates who have applied for ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam can go to the website of ICAI to download their admit card. As mentioned in the brochure, the ICAI CPT admit card will not be sent to candidates via any other means, they will have to download it online.

How to download ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam

  • Go to the ICAI website –icai.org
  • Login using your Login ID (i.e. Registration Number) and password
  • Click on the link in front of admit card
  • Admit cad will be displayed
  • Take a printout and download it on your computer

ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam will be conducted in two sessions – from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The candidates will have to appear for the exam of Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics, and Quantitative Aptitude. The Correction window-2 for Application Form correction will be available from November 28 to December 09, 2017.

ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam

Following are the important dates of ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam.

Event Dates
Last date to register with ICAI for CPC course 30 Jun 2017
Availability of application form for CA CPT Ded 2017 from 04 Oct 2017
Last date for application form submission 25 Oct 2017
Last date to submit the application form with late fee 01 Nov 2017
Application form Correction Window – I 03 Nov 2017 – 09 Nov 2017
Admit card download begins on icai.nic.in 23 November 2017
Application form Correction Window – 2 28 Nov 2017 – 09 Dec 2017
CA CPT December 2017 will be held on 17 Dec 2017
CA CPT Result of 2017 declaration 4th week of February 2018


Following are the schedule of different section.

  • Section A for Fundamentals of Accounting – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Section B for Mercantile Laws – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Section C for General Economics – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Section D for Quantitative Aptitude – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In all, there will be four sections in the examination. These will be distinguished through A, B, C and D.

ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam Pattern

ICAI CA CPT December 2017 Exam or the Common Proficiency Test, is an objective type multiple choice questions based examination.

Subject Marks
Section A – Fundamentals of Accounting 60
Section B – Mercantile Laws 40
Section C – General Economics 50
Section D – Quantitative Aptitude 50


To become a Chartered Accountant, eligible candidate must enroll with the ICAI for CPC (Common Proficiency Course) after passing class X examination. After appearing the class XII or equivalent Senior Secondary Examination, candidate needs to appear in the CA CPT examination.

Qualifying Marks

As revised in terms of the decision of the Council taken at its 317th meeting in pursuance of Notification No. I-CA(7)/145/2012 dated 1st August 2012 and made effective from CPT held in Dec 2013 and onwards, the requirement for Passing the Common Proficiency Test is as follows.

  • A candidate for the Common Proficiency Test shall ordinarily be declared to have passed the test if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of thirty percent marks in each section and a minimum of fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all the sections comprised in CPT (Examination), subject to the principle of negative marking, in such manner as may be determined by the Council from time to time.
  • Candidates securing a minimum of 60 percent marks upto 10th Rank will be issued Rank Certificate within 4 weeks of the declaration of result provided a minimum of 2,500 candidates appear in the CPT held on a particular day.

Following are the minimum qualifying marks.

Session Section Subject Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
Morning A Fundamentals of Accounting 60 18
Morning B Mercantile Law 40 12
Afternoon C General Economics 50 15
Afternoon D Quantitative Aptitude 50 15
Total 200 100

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