CA CPT 2018 Exam

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About CA CPT 2018

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 December, 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. 

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CA CPT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To become eligible for CA CPT (December session), candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting authority, i.e. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The eligibility norms of the CA CPT specifies conditions related to educational qualification, registration, etc. To appear in the CA CPT, candidates must not violate any of the eligibility norms, otherwise, his/her candidature will be considered disqualified.

Following is the eligibility criteria of CA CPT:

  • Candidates should have cleared their class 10th and 12th exams or an equivalent exam from a recognised board.

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's or Master's degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all the subjects in any stream other than Commerce.

  • Candidates having Bachelor's or Masters degree from Open University are exempted from appearing in the entrance exam.

  • Candidates having Bachelor's or Master's degree in Commerce with minimum 55% marks are also exempted from appearing in CA CPT.

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CA CPT 2018 Syllabus

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) prescribes the syllabus of CA CPT. Before appearing for CA CPT, it is essential for the candidates to have a thorough understanding of the exam syllabus of CA CPT. The syllabus of CA CPT mentions the topics and sub-topics that candidates must prepare to qualify in the entrance exam.

Section-wise CA CPT 2018 Syllabus

Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting

Syllabus

Topics

Inventories

Basis of inventory valuation and record keeping

Accounting Process

Books of Accounts leading to the preparation of Trial Balance

Fundamental errors including rectifications

Capital and revenue expenditures

Contingent assets and contingent liabilities

Capital and revenue receipts

Theoretical Framework

Meaning and Scope of accounting

Accounting Policies

Accounting Standards – concepts, objectives, benefits

Accounting Concepts, Principles and Conventions

Accounting as a measurement discipline – valuation principles, accounting estimates

Bank Reconciliation Statement

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Depreciation accounting

Methods, Computation and accounting treatment of depreciation, Change in depreciation methods.

Accounting for Special Transactions

Consignments

Joint Ventures

Bills of exchange and promissory notes

Sale of goods on approval or return basis

Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors

-

Introduction to Company Accounts

Forfeiture of shares

Issue of shares and debentures

Re-issue of forfeited shares

Redemption of preference shares

Partnership Accounts

Final accounts of partnership firms –

Basic concepts of admission, Retirement and death of a partner including treatment of goodwill

Section B: Mercantile Laws

Syllabus

Topics

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 Contract Act, 1872

An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract, consideration, and other essential elements of a valid contract,

Performance of contract

Breach of contract.

The India Partnership Act, 1932

General Nature of Partnership

Rights and duties of partners

Registration and dissolution of a firm

Section C: General Economics

Syllabus

Topics

Indian Economic Development

Indian Economy – A Profile

(a) Nature of the Indian Economy

(b) Role of different sectors – Agriculture, Industry and Services in the development of the Indian

economy, their problems and growth

(c) National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national

income, Growth of national income and per capita income in various plans.

(d) Basic understanding of the tax system of India – Direct and Indirect Taxation

Select Aspects of Indian Economy

(a) Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication for growth

(b) Poverty – Absolute and relative poverty and main programs for poverty alleviation

(c) Unemployment – Types, causes and incidence of unemployment

(d) Infrastructure ─ Energy, Transportation, communication, Health and Education

(e) Inflation

(f) Budget and Fiscal deficits

(g) Balance of payments

(h) External debts.

Economic Reforms in India

(a) Features of economic reforms since 1991

(b) Liberalisation, Privatisation and Disinvestment

(c) Globalisation.

Money and Banking

(a) Money – Meaning and functions

(b) Commercial Banks – Role and functions

(c) Reserve Bank of India – Role and functions, Monetary policy

 

Micro Economics

 

 

Introduction to Micro Economics

(a) Definition, scope and nature of Economics

(b) Methods of economic study

(c) Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve.

Theory of Demand and Supply -

(a) Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and elasticity of demand ─ Price, income and cross elasticity

(b) Theory of consumer ’s behaviour–Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach

(c) Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of supply.

Theory of Production and Cost

(a) Meaning and Factors of production

(b) Laws of Production – The Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale

(c) Concepts of Costs- Short-run and long-run costs, Average and marginal costs, Total, fixed and variable costs

Price Determination in Different Markets

(a) Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

(b) Price determination in these markets

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude

Inequalities

Graphs of inequalities in two variables- common region

Simple and Compound Interest including annuity- Applications

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Equations

Linear – simultaneous linear equations up to three variables,

Quadratic and cubic equations in one variable,

Equations of a straight line,

Intersection of straight lines

Graphical solution to linear equations

Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations

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Sets, Functions and Relations

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Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms

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Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions

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Limits and Continuity-Intuitive Approach

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Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus (excluding trigonometric functions

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Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

Arithmetic Mean, Median – Partition Values, Mode, Geometric Mean and Harmonic, Mean, Standard deviation, Quartile deviation

Statistical description of data

 

Textual, Tabular & Diagrammatic representation of data.

Frequency Distribution.

Graphical representation of frequency distribution – Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Ogive

Correlation and Regression

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Theoretical Distributions

Binomial, Poisson and Normal

Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation

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Sampling Theory

 

 

Basic Principles of sampling theory

Comparison between sample survey and complete enumeration

Errors in sample survey

Some important terms associated with sampling

Types of sampling

Theory of estimation

Determination of sample size

Index Numbers

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CA CPT 2018 Exam Pattern

It is important to gain complete information about the exam pattern of CA CPT before appearing for the entrance exam. By knowing the CA CPT 2018 exam pattern, you will get a fair idea about the number of questions, marks distribution, time duration and format of the exam.

Following is the detailed exam pattern of CA CPT 2018:

  • CA CPT is a Pen and paper-based test.

  • CA CPT is divided into four parts i.e. Part 1 – Fundamentals of Accounting and Mercantile Laws, Part 2 – Mercantile Laws, Part 3 – General Economics and Part 4 – Quantitative Aptitude.

  • CA CPT is conducted in two sessions.

  • The entrance exam consists of objective type questions of 200 marks.

  • Each session is of two hours and the total time duration of CA CPT is of four hours.

  • The medium of CA CPT 2017 is English or Hindi.

  • 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect response.

Medium of Exam

English or Hindi

Exam Sessions

2 Sessions

Exam Duration

2 hours for each session

Type of questions

Objective Type Question

Total Marks

200 marks

Exam Mode

Pen and paper-based test

Subjects

Four subjects

Number of Questions

200 questions

Exam Timings

First session: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Second session: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Session of CA CPT

Sections

Marks

Timings

Section A - Fundamentals of Accounting

40

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (two hours)

Section B - Mercantile Laws

60

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (two hours)

Second session of CA CPT

Sections

Marks

Timings

Section C - General Economics

50

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (two hours)

Section D - Quantitative Aptitude

50

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (two hours)

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How to Prepare for CA CPT 2018

The number of candidates who wish to become Chartered Accountants is on the rise in India. In order to pursue CA in India, students must give the CPT or CA Foundation exam conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) after 12th standard.

With just three months left to prepare for the CA CPT December 2018 exam, candidates should focus on covering the entire syllabus and keeping enough free time to practice for the exam. A month-wise preparation plan is something that candidates could consider as part of their strategy.

Candidates can follow these general tips & tricks to prepare for CA CPT 2018 exam:

Make A Study Plan:

Before starting with your exam preparation, you should first create a timetable that guides you and keeps you focused to attain your goal. Your timetable should include all the topics that you have to study on a daily basis. You should spend more hours on the tough subjects, and go easy on the ones that are not so tough. In addition, do not forget to include sufficient intervals/breaks in your study schedule.

Keep Stress and Fear At Bay:

Fear and stress are two of the major factors that tend to negatively affect your overall performance. However, you should try and stay calm while preparing for exams. Staying calm and composed will not only help you relax your mind and body but will also boost your confidence eventually.

Don't Cram, Make Notes:

If you are aiming to crack a competitive exam like CA CPT, then you should let go of the cramming of subjects. If you are cramming everything, then the chances of forgetting everything that you have learnt increase. Instead, you should prepare short notes from the beginning while studying for exams, as it will certainly help you recall all the points at the time of revision.

Prepare According to the Latest Syllabus:

Preparing according to the latest and prescribed syllabus of CA CPT is important. Studying beyond the syllabus of the entrance exam will not help you much as the prescribed syllabus of CA CPT is quite vast. Therefore, devote your precious time to preparing the topics that are included in the CA CPT syllabus in order to crack the entrance exam.

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CA CPT 2018 Result

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will announce the Common Proficiency Test (CPT), Foundation and Final (old and new syllabus) exam results for December 2018 exam. 

Candidates who appeared for the exam will be able to check the results and merit lists on the official ICAI website.

Steps to Check ICAI December 2018 Exam Results

  • Visit the official website of ICAI
  • Click on the link available to access the results.
  • Provide your roll number and pin or registration number 
  • The result will appear on your screen as you click on 'Check' result.

CA CPT December 2018 Exam Result

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is the conducting authority of the exam, will release the result of CA CPT 2018 (December session) in January 2019 in online mode. In order to check the result of CA CPT 2018, candidates will be required to log in to ICAI portal and check the result by entering their Roll Number, Pin or Registration Number. CA CPT 2018 result will contain the qualifying status of the candidates, and minimum qualifying marks required to score in the entrance exam. Candidates must note that there is a provision to access the CA CPT 2018 result via SMS and Email.

Note: Candidates will also be able to download their CA CPT result card, rank card, and certificate through ICAI registered account.

How to Check CA CPT Result 2018

To check the result of CA CPT 2018, candidates will be required to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of ICAI to check the results.

  • Enter the Roll Number, PIN or Registration Number of CA CPT 2018 (December exam).

  • Enter Captcha code and click on 'login' button.

  • CA CPT 2018 result will appear on the screen that will mention overall-marks and section-wise marks.

CA CPT Result Card/Mark Sheet 2018

The result card or mark sheet of CA CPT 2018 (December session) will be issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to all qualified candidates. The mark sheet of CA CPT 2018 will be available in online mode on the registered account of the qualified candidates. The result card of CA CPT 2018 will have the qualifying status of the candidates, and the minimum qualifying marks required for clearing the exam.

CA CPT 2018 Cut-off

The CA CPT cut-off 2018 mentions the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must get to qualify the entry-level examination of Chartered Accountancy. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) determines the CA CPT cut-off. To be considered qualified for CA CPT 2018, candidates will have to meet both sectional and overall CA CPT cut-off 2018.

CA CPT 2018 Result-Important Dates

Events

Important Dates

CA CPT December 2018 Exam

16th December 2018

CA CPT December 2018 Result Declaration

January 2019

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Best Books for CA CPT 2018

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) for candidates pursuing Chartered Accountancy as a career. In India, it is mandatory for candidates to appear for the CPT or CA Foundation examination after Class 12 in order to pursue CA. Basically, a candidate becomes eligible to get registered with the ICAI and pursue the next levels after qualifying this examination.

The CA CPT exam is usually conducted twice a year and the next examination is in the month of December 2018. With just three months in hand, we do understand the many aspirants would be busy gathering the right study material to start their preparation.

Following is a list of books that can be helpful in the preparation of CA CPT (December) examination 2018.

List of Books for CA CPT 2018 

Common Proficiency Test: Quantitative Aptitude Statistics (Volume-I & II) (English) by P. N. Arora

General Economics for CA-CPT by Sripal Jain

CPT General Economics (English) by S.K Aggarwal

General Economics for CA-CPT with Multiple Choice Questions by T. Padma, K. P. C. Rao

CA-CPT Shortcut Tricks Book on Quantitative Aptitude by Kailash Thakur

Lexis Nexis CPT Practice Kit Combine Set of 8 Books (All Four Subject) by Jay Ajit Chhaira

Fundamentals of Accounting for CA-CPT by Sripal Jain

Mercantile Laws for CA-CPT by P.C. Tulsian & Bharat Tulsian McGraw-Hill

Taxmann CA CPT Common Proficiency Test Question Bank With Model Test Papers by R.C Bhatt & S.K Agarwal & Manmeet Kaur

Grewals Accountancy: Common Proficiency Test by M. P. Gupta and B. M. Agarwal

TMH-Eduex Mock Test Series: CA-CPT by Tmh Eduex

Mercantile Laws: Made Easy by Ankit Oberoi

Fundamentals of Accounting for CA-CPT by P.C. Tulsian, Bharat Tulsian 

Mercantile Laws for CA-CPT with Multiple Choice Questions  by K. P. C. Rao, T. Padma

Quantitative Aptitude for CA-CPT with Multiple Choice Questions by K. P. C. Rao, T. Padma

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CA CPT 2018 Admit Card

CA CPT 2018 admit card for December exam will be released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in online mode. CA CPT 2018 (December session) is scheduled to be conducted on 16th December 2018, and the admit card for the same will also be issued. In order to download the CA CPT 2018 admit card, candidates have to go to the official website of ICAI and provide the required login credentials such as registration ID and password created during CPT exam registration.

Without the admit card of CA CPT 2018, candidates will not be able to enter the exam hall. The admit card of CA CPT 2018 will include details like candidate's name, roll number, exam center, date and time of exam, etc. While downloading the CA CPT 2018 admit card, candidates must go through all the details mentioned on the admit card and in any case of any discrepancy regarding the admit card of CA CPT, candidates should contact ICAI help desk immediately.

CA CPT Admit Card 2018 – Important Dates

Events

Dates

Availability of CA CPT Admit Card 2018

First week of December 2018 (Tentative)

Date of CA CPT December Exam 2018

16th December 2018

How to Download CA CPT Admit Card 2018

By following the steps given below, candidates can access their CA CPT admit card/hall ticket:

  • Visit the official website of ICAI.

  • On the website, click on the Login/Register tab.

  • Fill the Registration Number and Password.

  • The admit card of CA CPT will appear on the screen.

  • Download and take a print out of the admit card for future reference.

Important Instructions Regarding CA CPT Hall Ticket 2018

  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card of CA CPT 2018.

  • The admit card of CA CPT 2018 will be issued only to the registered candidates.

  • Candidates must check all the details mentioned on the CA CPT 2018 admit card. In case of any discrepancy, the same should be immediately reported to the ICAI help desk.

  • Candidates must keep the CA CPT 2018 admit card safe for future reference.

Details Mentioned on CA CPT 2018 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on CA CPT admit card 2018:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Roll number

  • Exam details

  • Test center details

  • Photograph of the candidate

  • Signature

FAQs on CA CPT Admit Card 2018

1. Will I get entry into the exam hall without the admit card?

Candidates will not be allowed to take the entrance exam without CA CPT admit card 2018.

2. At the exam center, do I need to carry any photo identity proof along with my admit card?

Yes, candidates are advised to carry a photo identity proof, Voter ID card/Aadhaar Card/PAN card and two recent passport size photographs to the examination center.

3. What should I do in case of any error in my admit card?

In any case of discrepancy in the admit card of CA CPT, candidates should contact ICAI help desk.

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How to Apply for CA CPT 2018

The online application process for CA CPT December 2018 started on 4th October 2018. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) issued the application form for the examination. To fill the ICAI CA CPT application form, candidates must register themselves for CA CPT 2018 exam before the last date of submitting the application. The last date to apply for CA CPT (December 2018) exam is 25th October 2018 (without late fee) and 1st November 2018 (with late fee). For completing the CA CPT 2018 application process, the online fee payment has to be done through Debit Card or Credit Card.

CA CPT Application Process

Step 1: Registration

  • Login to register for CA CPT (June session) by clicking on ‘New User Registration Here’ tab and enter details like Date of Birth, Student Details, Examination, Registration number, etc.

  • User ID/Username and Password will be created for future purposes.

Step 2: Filling the Details

After successful registration, fill the of examination, exam center details in the application form.

Step 3: Preview of Application Form

  • After filling the details in the application form, preview the application of CA CPT.

  • To make any corrections, click on 'Back to Form,' make relevant corrections, and click on ‘Submit’.

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee

The application fee of CA CPT 2017 can be paid only in online mode using Master/Visa Debit Card/ Credit Card.

CA CPT 2018 Application Fee

Category

Application fee

For exam centers in India

INR 1000

For exam centres in Kathmandu (Nepal)

INR 1700

For exam centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat

$300

Step 5: Print-out of the Application Form

The last step to complete the application process of CA CPT 2018 is to download the application form in PDF format by clicking on 'Download PDF' and take a print-out of duly filled application form for future reference.

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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 2018 Important Dates

The ICAI (Institute of Charted Accountants of India) has announced the official schedule for CA CPT (Common Proficiency Test) to be conducted in the month of December 2018. 

Events

Dates

CA CPT 2018 Online Application Process Start Date

4th October 2018

Last Date to Fill CA CPT Online Application Form 2018

25th October 2018

Date of CA CPT December Exam 2018

16th December 2018

CA CPT December 2018 Result Declaration

One month after the exam is conducted

CA CPT 2018 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

Contact Details

Address: C-1, Block C, ICAI Bhavan, Sector 1, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Phone number: 0120 398 9398

Website: www.icai.org

Important Dates

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CA CPT 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration 04 Oct to 25 Oct, 2018
Exam Date 16 Dec, 2018

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