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Chartered Accountants Common Proficiency Test 2020

Exam Date: 09 Nov 2020,11 Nov 2020,15 Nov 2020,17 Nov 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Date: 09 Nov 2020,11 Nov 2020,15 Nov 2020,17 Nov 2020

CA CPT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

CA CPT 2020: CA Foundation Application Form (Released), Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - September 03 2020 by Akriti Maurya

CA CPT 2020 is also known as Chartered Accountants Common Proficiency Test 2020. It is an entry-level examination for admission to the CA Course The test is organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) twice a year in May and December, which invites applications from all over India. CA CPT is now known as CA Foundation from 2020 session.  This examination gives the candidate a brilliant opportunity, to begin with, the course and learn about how the Chartered Accountancy works in India as it is an evergreen and always in-demand field. The article will guide the applicants through accurate information on the exam which includes ca course details, examination, eligibility, application form and fee, pattern & syllabus and various other details.

Latest Updates

  • CA Foundation 2020 Exam will be conducted on 09, 11, 15 & 17 November 2020. 
  • As per the new official notice, the last date to apply for CA Foundation 2020 November exam cycle is 25 August 2020.
  • Last date to submit application form with late fee is 04 September 2020.

CA CPT 2020 Important Dates

Schedule for CA Foundation 2020 Examinations
CA Foundation 2020May 2020Nov 2020
Availability of CA Foundation Exam Form05 February 202005 August 2020
Last date to fill CA Foundation application form26 February 202030 June 2020
31 August 25 August 2020
Last date to submit application form with late fee04 Mar 2020Up to 04 Sep 2020
Last date for receipt of print out of online examination application form duly filled up09 Mar 2020To be announced
Correct window opens07-13 Mar 2020To be announced
Correction window reopens07 – 09 Jun 2020 17 – 20 Jun 2020To be announced
Opt out facility21-27 Jun 2020
21 – 30 Jun 2020
Issuance of admit cardTo be notifiedto be announced
CA Foundation exam date27, 29 June and 1 and 3 July 2020
07, 09, 11 and 14 Aug 2020
09,11, 15, and 17 November 2020
Declaration of CA Foundation resultTo be announcedto be announced

CA CPT 2020 Application Form

CA CPT 2020 Application Form has started online for the November session and last to fill the application form has been extended until 25 August 2020. Before filling the application and to be able to fill the application form, applicants must register first for which the CPT registration will open from the last week of January 2020 and the last date to register would be the first week of April 2020. Below mentioned are a few guidelines which must be followed by all the candidates to not make any mistakes which can cost them their examination:
  • All the details asked for in Registration/Application form are Mandatory.
  • E-mail ID and mobile number should remain the same till the admission process is completed otherwise candidates might not get all the important details.
  • Once the application form is submitted online, request for any change in the data entered in the application form will NOT be entertained.
  • Ensure that the Online Application Form is filled properly with all complete details.
  • Incomplete/incorrect applications are liable to be rejected at any stage without prior information to the candidate.

CA CPT 2020 Application Fee

Application fee of CA CPT 2020 can be paid through the online mode

Test Centre In
Form Fees
Exam Fee
Total Fee
Late Fee
Total With Late FEE *









Kathmandu (Nepal)







Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.)/Doha/Dubai/Muscat


USD 300

USD 300

USD 10

USD 310

Mode of Payment: Using Master/VISA/Maestro Credit/Debit Card
In addition to the applicable fee payable to the Institute by the candidate towards exam related services, they will be required to pay bank charges at the following rates, while paying the said fee, online through the payment gateway. These are charges payable by the candidate to the bank and will be recovered along with the applicable fee payable to the Institute:- 

Credit Cards:-

Domestic Credit Cards: 0.50% + GST

Domestic Debit Cards / Rupay Cards:-

Upto Rs. 2000: Nil
Greater than Rs. 2000/- : 0.9% + GST

International Card: 0.5% +GST
Net Banking: Nil

BHIM UPI: Upto Rs. 2000/-: Nil
Greater than Rs. 2000 : 0.65% + GST

CA CPT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

CA CPT 2020 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below:

  • A 10th Passed student can register for CPT Course by filling in the prescribed registration form along with the requisite fee. A student who has passed higher qualifications than 10th class such as /B.Com/M.Com/LLB/ICWA/CS/MBA is also, in the first instance, to appear and pass CPT Examination to join the Chartered Accountancy Course.
  • A student to be eligible to appear in the CPT Examination must have been registered for the CPT Course with Board of Studies of the Institute on or before First October 2008 for June Examination and must have passed 12th Class Examination or already appeared in 12th Class Examination of a recognized Board.
  • A student who has passed Common Proficiency Test and Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and passed CPT may join the Professional Competence Course.
  • Simultaneously, the student will also register for practical training.
  • Also, a student has to register and undergo 100 Hours Information Technology Training.
  • Under the Transition scheme, an existing student of Professional Education (Course-II) who has passed the Professional Education (Course-I) examination / Foundation examination may switch over to Professional Competence Course (PCC) if he desires. Such candidates will concurrently register for articled training and 100 Hours Information Technology Training.

CA CPT 2020 Admit Card

CPT exam Admit Card will be available on the official website of ICAI and can be downloaded from there. Below mentioned are a few guidelines regarding the admit card:

  • The candidates must bring an original identity card.
  • The appearance in the test shall only be after verification of the Identity Card/Proof of employment of the employee.
  • No candidate will be permitted to appear in the examination centre other than he/she has opted for in the application form.
  • No request for change of examination centre will be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Candidate without admit card will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

CA CPT 2020 Exam Pattern

CA Exam 2020 Pattern is mentioned below which gives ample information:

Exam pattern for CA-CPT 2020
ModeOffline (PBT)
Maximum marks200
Duration first shift would be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and the 2nd shift will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Marking scheme1/4 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer
Type of questionsMultiple-choice questions

Section-wise distribution for the questions of CA CPT 2020

First Session

A – Fundamentals of Accounting


10:30 am – 12:30 pm (two hours)

B – Mercantile Laws


Second Session

C – General Economics


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (two hours)

D – Quantitative Aptitude





4 hours

CA CPT 2020 Syllabus

CA CPT 2020 Syllabus is mentioned below according to the syllabus of  CPT exam 2019  in detail:

Fundamentals of Accounting          
  • Theoretical Framework, Accounting Process, Depreciation Accounting, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Partnership Accounts, Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors, Accounting for Special Transactions, Introduction to Company 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 Indian Partnership Act, 1932: General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm, 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.
General Economies  
  • Micro Economics, Introduction to Micro Economics, Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Production and Cost, Indian Economic Development, Indian Economy – A Profile, Select Aspects of Indian Economy, Price Determination in Different Markets, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking.
Quantitative Aptitude          
  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms, Equations, Inequalities, Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions, Sets, Functions and Relations, Limits and Continuity ─ Intuitive Approach, Correlation and Regression, Theoretical Distributions, Sampling Theory, Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus, Statistical description of data, Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Index Numbers, Simple and Compound Interest including annuity – Applications, Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations.

CA CPT 2020 Preparation Tips

CA CPT 2020 Preparation Tips are mentioned below which have been quoted by experts to offer the best to all the aspirants:

  • Candidates are requested to go through the Syllabus first.
  • Make notes of everything.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as everyone tends to forget.
  • An ample amount of sleep is a must.
  • Solving questions will give a reality check of the preparation and scope of improvement as well.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to the speed, accuracy and refinement in answering questions.

CA CPT 2020 Result

Applicants can check the result of CA CPT 2020 details through below-mentioned points

  • CA CPT 2020 Result will be declared on the official website and the scorecard must be downloaded by all the candidates.
  • Each student who appears in the CPT Examination is issued with a Result Card within two weeks of the declaration of results. No Pass Certificate as such is issued to CPT pass candidates.
  • The scorecard will be helpful in further proceedings like Counselling and admission.

CA CPT 2020 Counselling

Candidates can check the counselling details of CA CPT exam 2020 through the below details:

  • CA CPT 2020 Counselling will be organized soon after the result declaration and candidates will be informed accordingly either via mail or SMS for which they should stay updated.
  • If there is any blunder from the candidate's end then it will post no harm to the institute but the candidate, so kindly follow all the mentioned instructions.

CA CPT 2020 Highlights

Candidates can check the highlights of CA CPT Test 2020 through the following details:

Exam Name

CA CPT 2020

Conducting Body

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


National Level


Chartered Accountancy Course

CA Foundation Official website


Exam Mode

Offline (Pen & Paper)

Exam Purpose

To offer the Chartered Accountancy Course

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About The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, viz. The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No.XXXVIII of 1949) for regulating the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the country. The Institute, functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. The ICAI is the second largest professional body of Chartered Accountants in the world, with a strong tradition of service to the Indian economy in public interest. The affairs of the ICAI are managed by a Council by the provisions of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 and the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988.






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CA CPT Important Dates

CA CPT 2020 Form Date05 Aug - 25 Aug 2020
CA CPT 2020 Exam Date09 Nov, 11 Nov 2020

Chartered Accountants Common Proficiency Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:


Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.


Form Start Date:

05 Aug 2020

Form End Date:

25 Aug 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 25 Aug 2020
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