NOTIFICATION, 26th July, 2010

No.13-CA (EXAM)/CPT/December/2010: –  In  pursuance  of  Regulation  22  of  the  Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988, the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is pleased to notify that the Common Proficiency Test ( Paper- Pencil Mode) will  be held on Sunday, 19th December, 2010 in two sessions as below, at the following centres provided that sufficient number of candidates offer themselves to appear from each centre.

[As per provisions of Regulation 25 D (3) of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988 and the syllabus as published in the pages 291-293 of the Journal ‘The Chartered Accountant’ August 2006 issue and pages 12-13 of Chartered Accountants Students’ Newsletter August 2006 issue.]

First Session(i.e. Morning Session) 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM (IST)Section – A Fundamentals of Accounting

Section – B Mercantile Laws

Second Session(i.e. Afternoon Session) 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM (IST)Section – C General Economics

Section – D Quantitative Aptitude



Overseas Centres :-  (1) ABU DHABI    (2) DUBAI (3) BAHRAIN (4) DOHA  (5) KATHMANDU

The Council reserves the right to withdraw any centre at any stage without assigning any reason.

Applications for  admission  to  Common  Proficiency  Test  is required  to  be  made  in  the  relevant prescribed  form  as contained  in  the  Information  Brochure,  which  may  be  obtained  from  the           Additional Secretary (Examinations),  The  Institute  of  Chartered  Accountants of  India,  ICAI  Bhawan,  Indraprastha Marg,  New  Delhi –  110  002  on  payment  of  Rs. 600/-(Rs.500/-  towards examination  fee  and  Rs.  100/- towards cost  of  application  form  and  Information  brochure)  per  application  form. The  fee  for  candidates opting for Abu Dhabi , Dubai, Doha and Bahrain centres will  be US $160  ( US $ 150 towards examination fee  and  US  $  10  towards cost  of  application  form  and  information  brochure)    or  its  equivalent  Indian  Currency.  The fee for the candidates opting for Kathmandu  centre are required to remit INR.950/-( INR 850/-  towards examination  fee  and  INR  100/-  towards the  cost  of  application  form  and  information brochure)  or  its equivalent foreign  Currency. Since  the cost  of Information  brochure  containing Common Proficiency Test application form includes the examination fee , no separate fee is required to be remitted at  the  time  of  submitting  the  filled  in  application  form.  The Information brochure  containing  Common Proficiency Test application form will also be available in the Regional and Branch Offices of the Institute and can be obtained there from on cash payment on or from 6th October,2010.

Common Proficiency Test application forms duly filled in may be sent so as to reach the Additional Secretary (Examinations) at New Delhi not later than 27th October, 2010.  Applications received after 27th October, 2010 shall not be entertained under any circumstances. Applications duly filled in will  be received by hand delivery at the offices of Institute at New Delhi and at the Decentralised Offices of the Institute at Mumbai,  Chennai,  Kolkata,  Kanpur,  Ahmedabad,  Bangalore,  Hyderabad,  Jaipur  and  Pune  upto 27th October ,2010.  Candidates residing in these cities are advised to take advantage of this facility. It may be noted that there is no provision for acceptance of application forms after 27th October, 2010 with late fee.

Alternatively  the  candidate  may  fil   up  the  examination  application  form  online  at from      6thOctober ,2010 ( 10:00 hrs) to         27th October ,2010 ( 17:30hrs) and remit the fee online by using credit card, either VISA or Master Card.

Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is open only to those students who are already registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the said course on or before 1st October, 2010 and fulfill the requisite eligibility conditions.

QUESTION PAPER BOOKLET LANGUAGE: Common  Proficiency  Test  will   be an  objective  type  multiple  choice  questions  based  examination. Candidates will be al owed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the questions. Detailed information will be found given in the Information brochure.



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