CA CPT Exam Pattern 2019

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 07 Sep, 2019 13:43 IST

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CA CPT 2019 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 2019 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 2019:

  • 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


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




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)

Second session of CA CPT




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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