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CA CPT {New} Syllabus 2019

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Common proficiency test (CPT) is an objective type test with negative marking comprises of 200 marks and is divided into two sessions of two hours each. Common proficiency test is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course and this test consists of four subjects i.e. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

Brief details of CA CPT Syllabus 2019:

  • Organization Name: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Exam Name: Common proficiency test (CPT)
  • Category: Updated Exam Pattern, Study Materials, Syllabus
  • Announcement Type: CA CPT Syllabus 2017
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Paper I: Principles and Practices of Accounting (100 Marks)

Paper 2: Mercantile Law & General English (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Mercantile Law (60 Marks)
  • Part II: General English (40 Marks)

Paper 3*: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Statistics (40 Marks)

Paper 4*: Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge (100 Marks)

  • Part I: Business Economics (60 Marks)
  • Part II: Business and Commercial Knowledge (40 Marks)

*Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be Objective type papers


  1. Passing percentage: Aggregate- 50% and Subject-wise- 40% at one sitting.
  2. Objective type question of 1 or more marks.
  3. Examination: In the month of November and May after passing Class XII

CA CPT Syllabus 2019 For June Exam

Old Scheme New Scheme
CA CPT CA Foundation
200 marks 400 marks
Fundamental of Accounting  60 marks (Objective) Principles and Practices 100 marks (Subjective)
Mercantile Law 40 marks (Objective) Mercantile Law 60 marks (Subjective)
General Economics (50 Marks) (Objective) Business Economics (60 marks) and Commercial Knowledge (40 marks) (Objective)
Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks) (Objective) Business Mathematic (40 marks), Logical Reasoning (20 marks) and Business Statistics (40 marks)

Paper 1: Principles and Practices of Accounting

New topics are added:

  1. Average due date and account current.
  2. Departmental Accounts.

Paper 2 (Part I): Mercantile Laws

New topic are added: (15 Marks)

  1. The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008: Introduction- covering nature and scope, Essential features, characteristics of LLP, Incorporation and differences with other forms of organizations.
  2. The Companies Act, 2013 [section 1 to 22]: Important definitions, Introduction of company & corporate veil theory, Classes of companies, Conversion of company, Incorporation of company, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Alteration of Memorandum and Articles, Doctrine of Indoor Management, Conversion of companies already registered, Promoters, Service of documents.

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Paper 2 (Part II): General English

Section A = Comprehension Passages and Note Making

Section B= Article Writing, Report Writing, Writing Formal Letters, Writing Mails, Resume Writing

Section C =   Introduction to Basic Writing, Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs, Articles, Adjectives and Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions and Interjections, Direct Indirect, Active – Passive Speech, Vocabulary, Root Words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, Phrasal verbs, Collocations and Idioms.

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Paper 3 (Section A): Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning

New topics are added:

  1. Algebra of Matrices, Inverse of a Matrix and determinants, solving system of equations using matrix method (Cramer’s rule) involving not more than 3 variables.
  2. Nominal rate of return
  3. Compound Annual growth rate (CAGR)

Logical reasoning is new paper carrying (20 Marks)

  1. Number series coding and decoding and odd man out
  2. Blood relations
  3. Seating arrangements
  4. Direct Tests
  5. Syllogism

Paper 3 (Section B): Business Statistics

No Change

Paper 4 (Part I): Business Economics

New topics are added:

  1. Introduction to Business Economics
  2. Meaning of Business Economics
  3. Objectives of Business Firm- Profit Maximization, Sales Maximization, Growth Maximization.
  4. Business Cycles

Some topics are shifted to Intermediate basis:

  1. Macro Economics
  2. Indian Economy

Paper 4 (Part II): Business and Commercial Knowledge

Introducing new paper

Introduction to Business

Nature of Business, Profession and Employment, Objectives of Business. Business and Commercial Knowledge. Economic and Non-Economic Activities.

Business Environment

Micro   and     Macro Environment, Elements        of        Micro   Environment   –

Consumers/Customers, Competitors, Organization, Market, suppliers, Intermediaries, Elements of Macro Environment – Demographic, Economic, Political-legal, Sociocultural, Technological, Global Environment.

Business organizations Top Indian and Global Companies.

Government Policies for Business Growth

Policies creating conducive business environment – Startups,E-commerce.  Liberalization, Privatization, Foreign Direct Investment.

Organizations facilitating Business

Indian regulatory bodies – SEBI, RBI, IRDA, CCI, FMC, CBDT, CBEC Indian Development Banks – IFCI, IDBI, SIDBI, EXIM Bank,NABARD

Global organizations and world trade bodies – IMF, ADB, WTO, OECD, SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC.

Accounting Bodies – IFAC,IASB, IESB, CAPA, SAFA, AOSSG.

Common Business and Commercial Terminologies

Finance, Marketing and other business terms. Stock Market Terminology.

Updated: December 14, 2018 — 2:59 pm