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CA CPT Syllabus

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CA Entrance Exam Syllabus 2022 covers all the important topics of each section that candidates must prepare to qualify the CA CPT Exam. So before starting your preparation, go through the new syllabus of CA CPT.

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CA CPT Entrance exam is going to be held on June 2022. CA CPT Exam is paper pen based test conducted in two sessions. The first session is held from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and the second session is held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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CA CPT Syllabus 2022

(Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)

CPT Fundamentals of Accounting Syllabus

Section A: Fundamentals of Accounting (60 Marks)

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 depreciation methods.
6. Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
7. Accounting for Special Transactions
(a) Consignments
(b) Joint Ventures
(c) Bills of exchange and promissory notes
(d) 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.

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CPT Mercantile Law Syllabus

Section B: Mercantile Laws (40 Marks)

  1. The Indian Contract Act, 1872: An overview of Sections 1 to 75 covering the general nature of the contract, consideration, other essential elements of a valid contract, performance of contract and breach of contract.
  2. 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.
  3. The India Partnership Act, 1932: General Nature of Partnership – Rights and duties of partners –Registration and dissolution of a firm.

(Two Sections– Two hours – 100 Marks)

CPT General Economics Syllabus

Section C: General Economics (50 Marks)

(I) Micro Economics

1. Introduction to Micro Economics
Definition, scope and nature of Economics
Methods of economic study
The 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 – Marshall Ian 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.

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(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
Budget and Fiscal deficits
Balance of payments
External debts.
7. Economic Reforms in India
Features of economic reforms since 1991
Liberalization, Privatization and Disinvestment
8. Money and Banking
Money – Meaning and functions
Commercial Banks – Role and functions
Reserve Bank of India – Role and functions, Monetary policy.

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CPT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)

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 of 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 surveys, Some important terms associated with sampling, Types of sampling, Theory of estimation, Determination of sample size.
16. Index Numbers

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CA CPT Exam Pattern:

SectionSubjectMaximum MarksMinimum Marks
AFundamental of Accounting6018
BMercantile Laws4012
CGeneral Economics5015
DQuantitative Aptitude5015
  •  Session I: Section A (Fundamentals of Accounting) is of 60 Marks and that Section B (Mercantile Laws) is of 40 Marks
  • Session II: Section C (General Economics) and Section D (Quantitative Aptitude) are of 50 Marks each.
  • The total of both the sections is 200 marks

CA Foundation Passing Criteria

To clear the CA Entrance exam, candidates have to secure at least a minimum of thirty percent marks in each section and 50 % in aggregate and 40 % in each subject individually or obtain minimum 200 marks i.e. 50% of total Marks (400) for passing Foundation. There is negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer in the objective type papers and the Blank answer will fetch Zero marks.

Reference books for CA CPT:

  • Mercantile Laws for CA – CPT with Multiple Choice Questions  : With 25 Model Test Papers (English) 1st Edition
  • Quantitative Aptitude for CA – CPT with Multiple Choice Questions  : With 25 Model Test Papers (English) 1st Edition
  • Common Proficiency Test: Quantitative Aptitude Statistics (Volume – I & II) (English) 1st Edition
  • CPT GENERAL ECONOMICS (English) 4th Edition By S K Aggarwal
  • General Economics for CA – CPT Paperback by Sripal Jain (Author)
  • Fundamentals of Accounting for CA – CPT  by P.C. Tulsian, Bharat Tulsian P C Tulsian Tata McGraw-Hill
  • Mercantile Laws for CA-CPT Paperback  by P.C. Tulsian & Bharat Tulsian McGraw-Hill
  • Short cut tricks book quicker qa for ca -cpt ,cma foundation (kailash thakur quicker qa for ca cpt) Paperback by Kailash thakur


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