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CA CPT 2021 Exam

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 10 Sep, 2021 17:35

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About CA CPT 2020-21

Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, commonly known as CA CPT, is conducted in offline mode. Held twice in a year, in the month of June and November, it is through this exam that candidates become eligible to pursue Chartered Accountancy (CA) as a career. CA CPT judges aspirants’ capabilities in General Economics, Accounting, Mercantile Laws, and Quantitative Aptitude. This national-level examination is conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). CA CPT is conducted in 196 cities across the country. Those who are aspiring to build a successful career as a Chartered Accountant will have to appear in the examination. But before that, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting authority. 

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CA CPT Conducting Body

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is the conducting authority of CA CPT. It is a statutory body that regulates the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. ICAI is the one of the second largest professional body of Chartered Accountants that functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. It is the only licensing body of the financial audit and accountancy profession, which recommends the accounting standards to be followed by companies in India to National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS). 

CA CPT 2021 Important Dates

The ICAI (Institute of Charted Accountants of India) announces the official schedule for CA CPT (Common Proficiency Test). Here's the schedule for the same:

CA CPT 2021 Session Events 

Dates

Applications Begin

16th Sept 2021

Application Closes (Without Late Fee)

30th Sept 2021

Application Closes (Without Late Fee)

3rd Oct 2021

Application Correction Window

TBA

Admit Card Releases

TBA

CPT Examination Date

13th, 15th, 17th and 19th Sept 2021

CA CPT Result Declaration

TBA

CA CPT 2021 Exam Centers

Jammu

Tirupur

Tirunelveli

Nellore

Shimla

Kaithal

Kottayam

Bhubaneswar

Tirupati

Srinagar (j&k)

Asansol

Sirsa

Karnal

Rewa

Visakhapatnam

Nizamabad

Yamunanagar

Patiala

Kannur

Ludhiana

Saharanpur

Sri Ganganagar

Berhampore

Cuttack

Rewari

Warangal

Panipat

Satna

Sonepat

Kozhikode

Tuticorin

Rohtak

Shimoga

Karim nagar

Sikar

Guntur

Kumbakonam

Udupi

Sangrur

Sivakasi

Kollam (quilon)

Sirohi

Hubli

Bengaluru

Vellore

Bathinda

Thiruvananthapuram

Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.)

Chennai

Hyderabad

Salem

Vijayawada

Bhiwani

Thrissur

Doha

Coimbatore

Kakinada

Belgaum

Bellary

Chandigarh

Udaipur

Dubai

Eluru

Tiruchirapalli

Faridabad

Kurnool

Delhi / new delhi

Ujjain

Kathmandu (Nepal)

Ernakulam

Ongole

Fatehabad

Madurai

Patna

Varanasi

Muscat

Erode

Palakkad

Gurgaon

Malappuram

Raipur

Ambala

Moradabad

Kishangarh

Pondicherry

Hisar

Mangalore

Ranchi

Amritsar

Muzaffarnagar

Vadodara

Rajamahendravaram

Jalandhar

Mysore

Ratlam

Anantapur

Muzaffarpur

Vapi

Kota

Jaipur

Ratnagiri

Gwalior

Panvel

Neemuch

Vasai

Lucknow

Jamshedpur

Sangli

Haldwani

Parbhani

Noida

Yavatmal

Mandsaur

Jhansi

Satara

Hardwar

Pimpri-chinchwad

Pali-marwar

Alappuzha

Mathura

Jhunjhunu

Solapur

Indore

Pune

Mapusa (goa)

Jalgaon

Meerut

Jodhpur

Surat

Jabalpur

Rajkot

Margao (goa)

Jalna

Ahmedabad

Kanpur

Surendranagar

Guwahati

Bhiwandi

Mumbai

Jamnagar

Ahmednagar

Durgapur

Thane

Kolkata

Bhuj

Nagpur

Junagadh

Akola

Anand

Rourkela

Bharatpur

Chandrapur

Nanded

Kolhapur

Amravati

Aurangabad

Sambalpur

Ichalkaranji

Dhule

Nashik

Latur

Badlapur

Bharuch

Siliguri

Gondia

Gandhidham

Navi Mumbai

Aligarh

Bhavnagar

Agra

Tinsukia

Ajmer

Gandhinagar

Navasari

Gorakhpur

Bhagalpur

Beawar

Bareilly

Banswara

Alwar

Allahabad

Palghar

Burhanpur

Bundi

Bilaspur

Bikaner

Bhopal

Bhilwara

Chhindwara

Ghaziabad

Firozabad

Durg

Dhanbad

Churu

Dehradun

Chittorgarh

How to Become a Chartered Accountant?

Being one of the respectful and challenging career fields,  CA is a good option for the candidates belonging to commerce background. A Chartered Accountant is responsible for working in various areas of Banking, Financial Accounting, Cost accounting, Tax management, Auditing & Consultancy etc. Candidates who are aiming to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) must be aware of the fact that there is a detailed procedure that needs to be followed for becoming a CA. Take a look at the steps given below to know how you can become a Chartered Accountant (CA): 

Step 1: After clearing class 10th examination, candidates will first have to enroll themselves for Common Proficiency course (CPC).

Step 2: Candidates will have to appear and pass Common Proficiency test after appearing in class 12 examination. However, one must clear both CPT and class 12 examination before registering for Intermediate course.

Step 3: After this, candidates will have to enroll themselves for Group 1 and Group 2 or both the Groups of Intermediate course.

Step 4: Candidates will have to complete 8 months of the study course from the date of Intermediate course registration.

Step 5: Candidates will have to complete 15 days of orientation course that covers various topics such as personality development, communicational skills, before starting the practical training. 

Step 6: Candidates will also have to successfully complete their 100 hours Information Technology Training (ITT) before beginning the practical training.

Step 7: Candidates will also have to appear and pass Group I as well as Group II of Intermediate (Integrated Professional Competence) Examination.

Step 8: As per the paper pattern,  Group I is composed of four papers, whereas  Group II is composed of three papers.

Step 9: By passing either Group I or both the Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination, candidates will have to register as Articled Assistant for a period of 3 years.

Step 10: On passing both the Groups of Intermediate (IPC) Examination, candidates will be awarded Intermediate (IPC) Examination Certificate.

Step 11: Candidates will have to successfully complete the Course on General Management and Communication Skills (15 days) before applying for membership of the Institute.

Step 12: Before applying for membership of the Institute, candidates will have to complete an advanced course on Information Technology Training. 

Step 13: Now, candidates can appear in CA Final Examination during the last 6 months of 3 years of practical training.

Step 14: Candidates will have to clear Group I as well as Group II of CA Final Examination and complete their 3 years period of practical training.

Important Dates

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I'm Jash , I had a question regarding the exam date of CA CPT exam

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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The CA CPT 2021 Exam will be conducted by the 2nd Week of June 2021. We advised you to frequently visit our CA CPT 2021 Exam page as the dates will be updated here shortly. We also advised you to check the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam before starting the preparation. If you need any other help regarding CA CPT 2021 Exam then you can write back to us or fill our Common Application Form.

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