CPT is the first level of Chartered Accountancy. For students who want to start CA immediately after 12th standard, CPT is the way to go. Any time after the student passes his/her 10th stabdard exams, he/she is eligible to register for CPT, but he/she will be eligible to appeat in the CPT exam only after completion of 12th standard. CPT exam is conducted y the ICAI once in every 6 months during June and December every year.
CPT is a multiple choice exam of 4 hours consisting of 200 multiple choice questions from the following subjects :
CPT requires thorough preparation and practical approach to problems. It deals with basic concepts of commerce. The student needs to obtain 30% marks in each subject along with an aggregate of 50% in all subjects taken together to clear CPT. Once the student clears CPT, he/she shall be eligible for appearing in IPCC after 9 months.