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CA CPT Syllabus

CA CPT is 1st level exam in the series of 3 levels before you become a qualified Chartered Accountants.

Level 1 – CA CPT also called CA Foundation ( Past CPT result trend and how to register)

Level2- IPCC also called CA Inter

Level3- CA Final

This article deals with CA CPT

It has four subjects

  1. Accounts  - CA is expected to be a master of accounts, hence objective of this subject is to ensure students get  good fundamentals knowledge of accounting.
  2. Law – CA during his practice or in job has to deals in many laws either –income tax, factory laws etc. hence the objective of this  chapter is to familiarize students with  the building blocks of law. Legal language and legal terms are to be mastered.
  3. Economics-  This chapter help you understand various forces which works in an economy both at micro level and at county or macro level.  Economics factors effects all business and has enormous impact on business , hence knowledge gained here help one immensely through out his career.
  4. QA (Maths & Statistics)- CA’s are expected to deal with numbers all the time. They have to interact with Other Professionals like Engineers, Statistician etc.  hence the basic concepts of maths and statistics needs to be understood which equip them to understand many complex subjects which they may encounter during such interaction.

Subject wise chapters are as below :


Sl No Accounts
1 Acts Intro Unit1-5
2 Journal- Cash Book
3 Cont- ROE
5 Inventory
6 Depreciation
7 Final A/c
8 Consignment
9 JV
10 BOE
11 Sales Return
12 Partnership Introduction,PSR and Goodwill
13 Partnership Admission, Retirement and Death
14 Company Accounts Introduction & Reissue
15 Company Account Redemption of Preference Share & Issue of Debentures

CPT Exam Marks distribution accounts



Sl No Law
1 Nature of Contract
2 Consideration
3 Other Essential Elements of a Valid Contract
4 Performance of Contract
5 Breach of Contract
6 Contingent and Quasi Contract
7 Formation of Contract of Sale
8 Conditions and Warranties
9 Transfer of ownership and Delivery
10 Unpaid Seller
11 General Nature of Partnership
12 Relation of Partners
13 Registration & Dissolution of a Firm

CPT Exam Marks distribution Law


Sl No Economics
1 Introduction to Micro Economics
2 Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand
3 Theory of Consumer Behaviour
4 Supply
5 Theory of Production
6 Theory of Cost
7 Meaning and types of Market
8 Price determination in these markets.
9 Nature of the Indian Economy
10 Role of different sectors
11 National Income of India
12 Basic understanding of tax system of India
13 Population
14 Poverty
15 Unemployment
16 Infrastructure Challanges
17 Inflation
18 Budget and Fiscal deficits
19 Balance of payments
20 External debts.
21 Economic reforms since 1991
22 Liberalisation, Privatisation and Disinvestment
23 Globalisation.
24 Money – Meaning and functions
25 Commercial Banks – Role and functions
26 Reserve Bank of India – Role and functions, Monetary policy.

CPT Exam Marks distribution Economics


Sl No Maths
1 Ratio and Proportion
2 Indices and Logarithm
3 Equations
4 Inequalities
5 Simple and Compound interest including Annuity Applications
6 Basic Concepts of Permutations and Combinations
7 Sequence and Series Arithmetic and Geometric Progression
8 Sets Functions and Relations
9 Limits and Continuity Intuitive Approach
10 Basic Concepts of Differential 
11 Integral Calculus
12 Statistical Description of Data
13 Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
14 Correlation and Regression
15 Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectations
16 Theoretical Distributions
17 Sampling Theory
18 Index Numbers

CPT Exam Marks distribution Quantitative Aptitude

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