Part 1

This is the entrance examination which tests whether a student has a Right Aptitude to become a chartered Accountant. CA- CPC Tests a Student in four areas Viz. Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. This test is divided into two sessions of two hours each. CPC is an objective type test with negative marketing for each wrong option.

Registration and Eligibility for CPC Course

After passing class 10TH, a student is eligible for registration for common proficiency test. But a student can appear for CA-CPC only if he has appeared in the senior secondary examination (10-+2 examination). To apply for admission to the CPC course a student is required to apply in the prescribed form.

  • A student may buy prospectus remitting Rs.100. The application form is available in the prospectus.
  • Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from pvs website

NOTE : CPT Registration form also available at PVS Education, FREE of Cost.

Registration fee

The registration and tuition fee is Rs. 6,000/-*, which is to be remitted along with filled in application form. In case a student submits downloaded application form, he should remit Rs. 6,100/-* (Rs.100 for prospectus). A copy of the prospectus will be sent along with the study package.

Submission of filled-in Application Form

The application form can be obtained and / or submitted to the following offices of the institute in consonance with the address of the student as stated below:

Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu 81 Kashmir, Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI BHAWAN, S2-S4, Vishwas Nagar, Delhi-110032

Phone: O11-39893990, Fax: 011-30210680. E-mail: The student should make the draft payable accordingly to Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur and New Delhi respectively.

Subject Wise marks Division
  • Section I: (two sections, two hours. 100 marks)
  • Session II: (two sections, two hours, 100 marks)
  • Section A: Fundamentals of accounting (60 marks)
  • Section B: Mercantile laws (40 marks)
  • Section C: General economics (50 marks)
  • Section D: Quantitative aptitude (50 marks)

Study Material

The board of studies provides a comprehensive study package including a large question bank. The board of studies also provides a CD for self-assessment. Using the CD, a student can get question paper sets of different subjects and test his level of preparation. In addition, volume i 81 ii of the model test papers are also being supplied to the students with study material

NOTE : Study Material provided to students by PVS Education.

Examination Form and Fee

A student has to follow the examination notification to be issued by the examination department of the ICAI and apply in the prescribed form along with the examination fee of Rs .SOO* (Online Exam Fee). The examination department will announce the examination centers and issue admit card.


The Qualifying Marks

The qualifying mark is 50%. A student has to remember that CPC HAS NEGATIVE marking for selecting each wrong option.

Exam Dates

Paper- Pencil Examination CPC Examination is being held twice in a year i.e., in JUN! & DECEMBER