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CA CPT Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 21 Apr, 2021 18:41

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CA CPT 2021 Exam Pattern

It is important to gain complete information about the exam pattern of CA CPT before appearing for the entrance exam. By knowing that, you will get a fair idea about the number of questions, marks distribution, time duration and format of the exam. Understanding things about CA CPT exam pattern like different sessions, frequency of the test, time duration of different sessions, etc can be very confusing. In such a case, it is important for you to have a valid source that can clear your doubts. And CollegeDekho has got your back in that section. Here, we have mentioned the detailed pattern of the exam to ensure that you do not miss out on anything. Read on. 

Detailed Exam Pattern of CA CPT 2021

Following is the detailed exam pattern of CA CPT 2021:

  • 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 2021 in 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


Four subjects

Number of Questions

200 questions

Exam Timings


Detailed Exam Pattern for CA CPT First Session



Timings (Tentative)

Section A - Fundamentals of Accounting


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

Section B - Mercantile Laws


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

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Detailed Exam Pattern for CA CPT Second Session



Timings (Tentative)

Section C - General Economics


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

Section D - Quantitative Aptitude


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

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

-AnonymousUpdated on April 26, 2021 02:00 PM
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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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