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CA CPT December 2017 Syllabus

Level of Knowledge : Basic knowledge

Session – I

Section A : Fundamentals of Accounting ( 60 Marks ) :

Objective :

To develop conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting system.


1. Theoretical Framework :

  • Meaning and Scope of accounting
  • Accounting Concepts, Principles and Conventions
  • Accounting Standards – concepts, objectives, benefits
  • Accounting Policies
  • Accounting as a measurement discipline – valuation principles, accounting estimates

2. Accounting Process :

Books of Accounts leading to the preparation of Trial Balance, Capital and revenue expenditures, Capital and revenue receipts, Contingent assets and contingent liabilities, Fundamental errors including rectifications thereof.

3. Bank Reconciliation Statement :

4. Inventories : 

  • Basis of inventory valuation and record keeping.

5. Depreciation accounting :

  • Methods, computation and accounting treatment of depreciation, Change in depreciationmethods.

6. Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors :

7. Accounting for Special Transactions :

  • Consignments
  • Joint Ventures
  • Bills of exchange and promissory notes
  • Sale of goods on approval or return basis.

8. Partnership Accounts :

  • Final accounts of partnership firms – Basic concepts of admission, retirement and death of a partner including treatment of goodwill.

9. Introduction to Company Accounts :

  • Issue of shares and debentures, forfeiture of shares, re-issue of forfeited shares, redemption of preference shares.

Section B: Mercantile Laws ( 40 Marks ) : 

Objective :

  • To test the general comprehension of elements of mercantile law.

Contents :

  • The Indian Contract Act , 1872 : An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract , performance of contract and breach of contract.
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930 : Formation of the contract of sale – Conditions and Warranties – Transfer of ownership and delivery of goods – Unpaid seller and his rights.
  • The India Partnership Act, 1932 : General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners – Registration and dissolution of a firm.

Session – II

Section C : General Economics ( 50 Marks ) :

Objective :

  • To ensure basic understanding of economic systems, economic behaviour of individuals and organizations.


( I ) Micro Economics :

1. Introduction to Micro Economics :

  • Definition, scope and nature of Economics
  • Methods of economic study
  • Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

2. Theory of Demand and Supply :

  • Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand ─ Price, income and cross elasticity
  • Theory of consumer ’s behaviour – Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach
  • Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of supply

3. Theory of Production and Cost :

  • Meaning and Factors of production
  • Laws of Production – The Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale
  • Concepts of Costs – Short – run and long – run costs, Average and marginal costs, Total, fixed and variable costs.

4. Price Determination in Different Markets :

  • Various forms of markets – Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
  • Price determination in these markets.

( II ) Indian Economic Development :

5. Indian Economy – A Profile :

  • Nature of the Indian Economy
  • Role of different sectors – Agriculture, Industry and Services in the development of the Indian economy, their problems and growth
  • National Income of India – Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income, Growth of national income and per capita income in various plans
  • Basic understanding of tax system of India – Direct and Indirect Taxation

6. Select Aspects of Indian Economy :

  • Population – Its size, rate of growth and its implication for growth
  • Poverty – Absolute and relative poverty and main programs for poverty alleviation
  • Unemployment – Types, causes and incidence of unemployment
  • Infrastructure – Energy, Transportation, Communication, Health and Education
  • Inflation
  • Budget and Fiscal deficits
  • Balance of payments
  • External debts

7. Economic Reforms in India :                                                                  

  • Features of economic reforms since 1991
  • Liberalisation, Privatisation and Disinvestment
  • Globalisation.

8. Money and Banking : 

  • Money – Meaning and functions
  • Commercial Banks – Role and functions
  • Reserve Bank of India – Role and functions, Monetary policy

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude ( 50 Marks ) :

Objective :

  • To test the grasp of elementary concepts in Mathematics and Statistics and application of the same as useful quantitative tools.

Contents : 

1. Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms :

2. Equations :

Linear – simultaneous linear equations up to three variables, quadratic and cubic equations in one variable, equations of a straight line, intersection of straight lines, graphical solution to linear equations.

3. Inequalities :

  • Graphs of inequalities in two variables – common region.

4. Simple and Compound Interest including annuity ─ Applications :

5. Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations :

6. Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions :

7. Sets, Functions and Relations :

8. Limits and Continuity ─ Intuitive Approach :

9. Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus ( excluding trigonometric functions ) :

10. Statistical description of data :

  • Textual, Tabular & Diagrammatic representation of data.
  • Frequency Distribution.
  • Graphical representation of frequency distribution – Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Ogive

11. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion :

  • Arithmetic Mean, Median – Partition Values, Mode, Geometric Mean and Harmonic, Mean, Standard deviation, Quartile deviation

12. Correlation and Regression :

13. Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation :

14. Theoretical Distributions :

  • Binomial, Poisson and Normal

15. Sampling Theory :

Basic Principles of sampling theory , Comparison between sample survey and complete enumeration, Errors in sample survey , Some important terms associated with sampling, Types of sampling, Theory of estimation, Determination of sample size.

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114 thoughts on “CA CPT December 2017 Syllabus

  1. I’m Koj Tanyo presently serving as acctt. in APSCAB Ltd.Itanager Arunachal Pradesh now Iam preparing for CA CPT examination Dec.2015.I choosed exam. centre at Guwahati now how I can confirm my admit card and centre?

  2. acctually ineed the biue print of the question paper excerise wise can any one help me to get this

  3. Hai I am study ca cpt but some economic problem so I cannot attend any type of coaching pls help me…

  4. From this year sylabus change itseems itz true r not i need to get information please because 2 attempts i failed so stil one year of degree is there so i need to take next time or no need tel me get me the suggestion please and i need information of cpt exam new rules please get me it wil b more helpful…

  5. sir how can i cpt exam crack all time my reasult go down reason of account this is my favourite subject but i m not containing more marks which can crack exam plz sir some me any tip or guidelines .


  7. will maths be too tough in cpt exam..because i am a non maths student .. i had chosen computers in my pu

  8. The syllabus was so hard how i can join institute of c.a where we are register for cpt i dont know any information this pizz clear my doubts how ton ready the exam .please mail me how to pepear to c.p.t eaxm please sir…..

  9. i am doing bbm now . I want to do CA ..
    When i join for CA.. How much cost for CPT ..
    How i can join institute ..CA… Where we register
    for CPT i dont know any information
    This.. Plzz clear my doubts .. Plzz mail me about that

  10. My name is SRAVANI. I am studying M.P.C intermediate.I would like to join C.A.Please guidance me about C.A.

  11. dear sir/mam my name is srinivas from ramayampet mdl medak dist i have completed intermediate i am from mpc i would like to become ca can u give me suggestions how to qualify

  12. Dear sir/mam i am sujata mandal from siliguri i have complete my graduation in 2013 now i would like to become a ca and i will taken admission for ca course so please kindly give me a guidelines.

  13. Respected sir/ma’am , I’m unika malik of class 12th i just wanted to know that the changes At CPT Level, a new subject named ‘General English and Communication’ wILL be included or not . Please reply asap .

  14. Hi,I’m LALITA nd a +2(commerce) student. I want to do CA. But I don’t know how to do….I mean its beginning step….so please help me

  15. I m very geart full for u
    Because u suggest the syllabus of c.p
    .t entrance examination . it help us to crack the exame


  17. sir,mene is saal B.COM complete liya he. me CA banana chahata middle class family se hu or mene ak bhi bar CPT attemp nahi kiya he mujhe kya karana CA,M.COM, ya kuchh or karun.please guide me.

  18. hi,sir 2-3 times attempt dene par bhi success na mile our phir bhi lage ki ek our bar attempt de dena hi chahiye but mom dad supor na kare or low feel karo tho kay karna chahiye?

  19. .sir,plz tell me the last date of filling examination form of december 2013 of cpt.important formulas of qquantitative aptitute.

  20. does MPC students performs well in CA?is there is any possibility to apply for the exam now?if we are not qualified in CA exam then what should we do if we do not apply for eamcet too……… please give me probable decission

  21. hello sir,
    i will be completing my 12th board exams on 12th april ..i want to giv cpt in june as i hv very less time to complete the syallubus so please can u help me out in clearing cpt please send me some notes at the earliest

  22. I had completed CAIIB (Certified association of Indian Institute of Bankers) in which accountancy, merchentine law, economics and quanitative aptitude are the basic subjects. Please guide weather I have to qualify in CPT to appear for IPCC.
    Please guide me.

  23. hi,i am a graduate.i m willing to write cpt dis june 2013.whats the minimum marks required for passing cpt in june 2013.please reply to my mail id.

  24. dear sir,

    now i’m in dubai. i like to write CA exams. please tell full details about CA. please send to my mail id please sir. thanks you.

  25. hi..!!! i’m studying in 1st yr PU.. and i want to become a CA… so, i wanted all the details about the CPT exam.. and when i am supposed to appear for that exam. is it after my degree??? or are there any preliminary exams? so that i can get prepared for the exam and appear for the preliminary exam when i’m in my 2nd PU.. so, kindly do give me the details.

  26. Respected Sir/Madam
    I m Satinder .I m interested in doing CA .Can u please refer me some books that wii provide substancial help in clearing the entrance exam.

  27. Sir,

    My son is a student of +1 (Com). He wants to become a CA. What should he has to do for that in near future. Kindly send the sample papers for last two or three years.

  28. Hi, i recently read that the syllabus for general economics has been changed for dec 2012. Could you please clarify this? Thank you.

  29. I have done registeration for cpt in 2008 but appearing in 2012.
    In my study material is many data given in economics has changed as I have compared in current books issued by institued.
    I want these datas.

  30. hi sir/madam this is bhaki ,i finished my, i am intrested to do ca.i will do, i have the confidence.but i have the doubt that, if a student complete is he/she directly enter into the ipcc without enter into the cpt.please tell me sir

  31. my name is pavan i need partnership notes iam preparing for cpt which was held in dec so please mail to please sir
    By pavan kumar Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    on November 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

  32. cpt exam is very tuf ,do it little bit easier.
    please sendon my I.D.some last year question
    papers those are come in last main exams.
    And please tell me conferm and complete syllebus of cpt exam.

  33. I Got Above Than 60% In B.Com.(account honrs). Is It Necessary To Give CPT Exam. Aur I can Apply For 2nd Level IPCC Courses….Plz Inform me……my id

  34. one day i’ll become well educated & a richest person. and for that cpt is the 1st step which, i can do it.only i can do it. yes, i can do it

  35. Which text book is best to refer for the CPT exam.

    When is the next cpt exam going to be conduct and when shall i register for the exam please provide the information.

    How many papers are there for the CPT exam and Please give detail information about CPT course.

  36. cpt is very tuff because of its hard syallbus bacho ki assi ki tessi ho jati hai so iske syallbus ko easy kare aur jo format hai use chalne de

  37. hello sir.i think 2012 cpt syllabus is very should b little short. and plz send my cpt notes as soon as possible so dat i can prepare myself 4 registration no. is Cpt/NR00316011.

  38. is this important for CA course to have a maths in course, or only its enough to have only knowledge about maths.

  39. sir,i am thubten nyendag from bhutan. i have completed bba from smu and now i would like to pursue ca…so, for that i need some suggestion about eligibility, course duration,fee strusture and so on…
    thank you.

  40. Actually ca is very easy but we the students think it as difficult and make it difficult..!!

  41. I am a ongoing commerce degree ambition to become a chartered accountant.This site is very helpful to students.sir plz include more abt CA.THANKS

  42. Dear sir/madam I finished 12th with noncommerce group Iam interested in C.A please suggest me how can I do this course & oppurtunities

  43. for seeing the syllabus of ca seems to ne simple but is it as simple as it looks???pls help me.

  44. i am aanchal srivastava from kanpur…i m in class 12th and i want to give cpt exam so i need important questions for cpt……and i want to know the syllabus for pls tell me….

  45. I am Student who is appeared for HSC for this years
    I want Am Information about the CPT Exam
    where is the centre in mumbai?

  46. i want to be a good professional CA in future. So, i want to know the question format and the reading style to pass and to do the best result in upcoming days

  47. Hi, I am Computer Engineer and want to complete CA degree (Chartered Accountant) distance learning, kindly guide me.

  48. I want to become successful person in my life and my goal is to become CA . And I am sure that I will do it.

  49. now onwards to clear CPT exam you have to secure 30% of maximum marks in each subject and 50% aggregate i.e overall you have to secure 50%.i.e 100 out of 200.but you have to secure minimum marks viz. as follows : A/c-18. Law-12. Maths- 15 Economics-15.

  50. hai friends plz say me which is the which is the best college for c.a plz reply me in my id plz.give me some information regardind that


  52. I Pramod Gajghate. i am belong from middle class family sir….
    from- Nagpur-0712(Maharashtra)
    i have completed B.Com- Nagpur university. so, can i meet some exemption in c.a. course……..
    I want Information about c.p.t., syllabus and after clear cpt what.

    thanks sir.


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