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CPT Papers

The Common Proficiency Test is an entry level test for Chartered Accountancy Course. It is conducted twice in a year – June and December. The exam consists of four sections: Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude.

The exam consists of objective type questions which evaluates a candidate’s understanding of basic knowledge of Accounting, Mercantile Laws, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. The test consists of two sessions (two hours for each session), carrying a total of 200 marks (100 marks for each session). A candidate needs to secure a minimum of 18 marks out of 60 in Fundamentals of Accounting (Part A) and 12 out of 40 marks in Mercantile Laws (Part B) in the Session 1 exam. On the other hand, a candidate needs to secure 15 out of 50 marks in both General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. The Session II consists of two parts – C and D, carrying a total of 100 marks. To qualify the CPT test, a student needs to secure at least 50% in aggregate (overall) in the four sections.

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Recommended Books

Fundamentals of Accounting

  1. Fundamentals of Accounting CA-CPT by D.G. Sharma
  2. Arihant’s Unitwise-Chapterwise Questions-Solutions Fundamentals of Accounting (Latest Edition)
  3. Fundamentals of Accounting for CA CPT by P C Tulsian

Mercantile Laws

  1. Arihant’s Unitwise-Chapterwise Questions-Solutions Mercantile Laws
  2. Mercantile Law for CA Common Proficiency Test by P C Tulsian
  3. Mercantile Laws CA-CPT by V.K. Jain (Latest Edition)

General Economics

  1. General Economics for CA Common Proficiency Test by Deepashree
  2. General Economics CA-CPT by P.M. Salwan and Pranjal B. Deshpande
  3. Arihant’s Unitwise-Chapterwise Questions-Solutions General Economics

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Arihant’s Unitwise-Chapterwise Questions-Solutions Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Quantitative Aptitude CA-CPT by Anup Dubey, Vishal Thakre, P.H.Mitkary andS.K. Rathi
  3. Super Scanner Quantitative Aptitude CPT by Arpita Ghose & Gourab Ghose

Practice Sets

10 Simulated Practice Sets for CA-CPT Chartered Accountant-Common Proficiency Test (English)

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