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CA Foundation (CPT)

CA Foundation is the new entrance level for the Chartered Accountancy course in India. Earlier it was known as Common Proficiency Test.


The candidate can register for the CA Foundation after appearing in 12th board examinations and take the exam after qualifying the 12th examinations.

Test Model

CA Foundation is partially subjective and partially objective test consisting of 400 marks. Admire the eight subjects in CA Foundation given as follows -

  •    I. Principles and Practices of Accounting.                                    (100 - Marks subjective) 
  •   II. Business Laws and Business Correspondence and Reporting.    (100 - Marks subjective) 
  •  III. Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & Statistics.        (100- Marks objective) 
  •  Iv.  Business Economics & Business and Commercial Knowledge.    (100- Marks objective) 

The above two papers are subjective while the later two are objective. Objective papers contains negative marking i.e. for each wrong answer 0.25 mark gets deducted and for each correct answer one mark is given. Candidates are required to obtain 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in aggregate of all the papers.

 Registration & Examination Date 

Exams for the CA Foundation are held in May and November.

Last date of Reg. with ICAI :- For Nov Attempt – 30 June & For May Attempt – 31 Dec

ICAI CA foundation Registration fee 9200-/ Rs.

Admit Cards

Admit Cards are issued by the ICAI 21 days before exam


CA Foundation is exempt for the Graduates, Post Graduates and the students having Equivalent degree. Commerce graduated with 55% and other graduated with 60% marks can take direct admission for the CA Intermediate. 

CA Foundation (CPT) Morning Batch Schedule

Subject NameDays NameTiming Slot
Business Economics & Business and Commercial KnowledgeMon, Wed, Fri09:00AM - 11:00AM
Principles and Practices of AccountingMon, Wed, Fri11:00AM - 01:00PM
Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & StatisticsTue, Thu, Sat09:00AM - 11:00AM
Business Laws and Business Correspondence and ReportingTue, Thu, Sat11:00AM - 01:00PM

CA Foundation (CPT) Evening Batch Schedule

Subject NameDays NameTiming Slot
Principles and Practices of AccountingMon, Wed, Fri03:30PM - 05:30PM
Business Economics & Business and Commercial KnowledgeMon, Wed, Fri05:30PM - 07:00PM
Business Mathematics and Logical Reasoning & StatisticsTue, Thu, Sat03:00PM - 04:30PM
Business Laws and Business Correspondence and ReportingTue, Thu, Sat04:30PM - 06:00PM