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Q 1 – Where to register in/enquire about CA Course ?
|Students belonging to
Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh
Deputy Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 52, 53, 54, Vishwas Nagar, Delhi – 110 032.
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Deman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Additional Director of Studies, Western India Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 'Anveshak', 27 Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005.
|Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep Islands
||Deputy Secretary, Southern Indian Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 122, M.G. Road, Post Box No. 3314, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034.
Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and the Union Territory of Andaman-Nicobar Islands
Deputy Secretary, Eastern Indian Regional Council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 7 Anandi Lal Poddar Sarani, Kolkata – 700 071.
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Chattisgarh & Jharkhand
|Deputy Secretary, Central India Regional council, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Post Box No. 314, 16/77-B Civil Lines, Kanpur – 208 001
Q 2 – What is proposed duration of CA Course under new syllabus ?
A – 4 and ½ years approx.
Q.3. Who can join CPT ?
A – Students on passing Class 10 examination from recognized Board can register for CPT.However, students can write the CPT Exams only after appearing in class 12 final.
Q 4 – What is CPT ?
A – CPT i.e. Common Proficiency test will be conducted for students registered for the Course on passing Class 10 examination & after appearing/passing 10+2 examination of a recognized Board/University.
Q.5 – What are the subjects of CPT?
A – There are 4 subjects :
i) Fundamentals of Accounting
ii) Mercantile Law,
iii) General Economics
iv) Quantitative Aptitude .
Q.6 – What is the marks allocation of different subjects in CPT ?
A – Marks allocation is given hereunder :
i) Fundamentals of Accounting ( 60 marks),
ii) Mercantile Law, ( 40 marks)
iii) General Economics ( 50 marks)
iv) Quantitative Aptitude ( 50 marks).
There will be 2 papers of 100 marks with a break between two sessions of examination.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are given.
Q 7 – Whether there is negative marking in CPT?
A – Yes. A wrong answer will have deduction of 0.25 marks.
Q 8 – What is the pass percentage in CPT?
A – 50% in aggregate is the pass percentage.No individual pass marks required in individual subjects.
Q 9 – When are the CPT examinations held ?
A – CPT examinations are held twice a year, in June and in December.
Q 10 – What is the Course fees for CPT?
A – Course fee is Rs 6000 and Rs 6200(with journal).
Q 11 – Can students other than from Commerce stream join the CA course?
A – Yes , students from any stream qualifying 10+2 exams from a recognized Board/University can enroll into the CA course.
Q 12 – What is the ideal time to join for CPT ?
A – Students should register for CPT simultaneously with their 10+2 studies so that they can appear for CPT concurrently with 10+2 examination.
Q13 – Can a student doing graduation sit for CPT ?
A – Yes.
Q 14 - Can a student registered for CPT be allowed to appear for CPT examination before appearing at 10+2 examination ?
A – No.
Q 15 – Is a graduate /Post-graduate student exempted from taking the CPT exams?
A – No.
Q 16 – How many times can a student attempt CPT ?
A – No restriction on number of attempts. However, CPT Registration is valid for a period of 3 years, after which a student has to revalidate his /her Registration.
Q 17 – What are the documents required for Registration to CPT ?
A - Class 10 admit card / mark sheet /pass certificate as proof of Date Of Birth , class 10th pass mark sheet , class 12th pass mark sheet (if already completed ) .
In whose favour the bank draft to be drawn?
A – The Secretary , Institute Of chartered Accountants Of India ,payable at the place where the respective regional office where the Registration form is being submitted.
Q 18 – Is there any minimum or maximum age limit for CPT ?
A – No.
Q 19 – Are CPT examinations held on-line ?
A – Yes, you can take CPT online exams as well.But you can take CPT exams (paper pencil mode and online mode) twice in a period of 6 months.
Q 20- When and where are the CPT Online Examination being held?
A – CPT Online tests are held at ICAI branches .Announcements are available at the Institute’s website.
Q 21 - How can I apply for CPT Online Examination?
A – Step 1 – a candidate has to visit the site http://icaiexam.icai.org and create an Account by submitting his /her Registration no. ,DOB and email ID.The password shall be mailed to the candidate at his email address.
Step 2 =An exam fee of Rs.600 has to be paid online through credit card or Net banking of any of the participating Banks notified at the site.
Step 3 – After successful online payment candidates are required to take out a print out of the application form , paste a latest pass port size phoograph , sign and get the Application form attested from a Chartered Accountant /Principal of College /School and send the form by speed post to Additional Secretary (Exams) at the Institute’s office at Delhi.
Q 22 – Whether there will be any scope of exemption in CPT?
A – No.
Q 23 - Is there any coaching available from the Institute for the CPT exams?
A – No. There are certain accredited Institutions for conducting oral coaching classes , the details of which are given in the CPT Prospectus.
Q 24 - Can a Non-commerce student join for CPT ?
A – Yes.
Q 25- Are there any cut off dates for enrolment to CPT ?
A - For the June CPT Exams a student has to register on or before 1st April , while for the December CPT Exams the cut off date for Registration is on or before the 1st October.
Q26 - When does a student receive the admit card?
A – Admit cards are directly sent to the candidate’s postal address from Delhi office normally fifteen days before the CPT exams.
Q 27- Can it be downloaded from Website?
A – Admit cards can be downloaded from the site www.icai.nic.in by inputting the Registration no and bar code number.
Q 28- Can a student fill up and submit CPT exam form in a prticular regional office sit for the actual exams under the jurisdiction of a different regional office ?For eg, a student who is registered at Kolkata , fills up the exam form and submits at Kolkata , but wishes to take the CPT exam at Bangalore?
A – Yes. The choice of center has to be mentioned during the submission of completed examination form.
Q 29 - Do toppers in CPT Examination get any special advantage (i.e, monetary or other type of) from the institute?
A – First three rank holders of CPT exam of each term who have taken admission to IPCC are selected for award of merit scholarship .There are other need and merit based scholarships as well.
Q 30 – What is the next step after qualifying in CPT?
A – The next step is IPCC (Integrated Professional Competence Course) .
Q 31 How can I Apply for IPCC Registration?
A- IPCC Registration form and prospectus are available from our sales counter for Rs.100 .
Q 32 - What are the documents to be attached at the time of submission of
IPCC Registration Form?
A – Copy Of class 12 mark sheet , copy of CPT mark sheet and class 10 admit card /marksheet for DOB proof , all duly attested by a CA /Gazetted Officer /Head Of Institution.
Q 33 - Is there any cut-off date?
A – For students who qualify CPT Exam in December , the cut off date for Registration to IPCC for the IPCE to be held in November of the respective year is 31st January. For students who qualify for the CPT Exam in June , the cut off date for IPCC Registration for the IPCE in May of the next year is 31st July.For eg, a student who qualifies in the June CPT 2010 exams , has to register to IPCC on or before 31st July 2010 to be eligible to sit for the May 2011 exams. A student who qualifies in December 2010 CPT exams has to register for IPCC on or before 31st January 2011 to be able to sit for the November 2011 IPCE. There should be a study period of 9 months between the date of registration to IPCC and the IPCE.
Q 34 – Can a student take the Group II of IPCC first?
A – Yes.
Q 35 – what is the period of articleship ?
A – 3 years
Q35- When can I start articleship in the IPCC syllabus?
Articleship can be started only after qualifying in Gr I of IPCC.
- You have 3 options – 1) appear and qualify both Groups of IPCC and then start articleship , or , 2) qualify in Group I of IPCC first and then start articleship ,and study Gr II simultaneously. Or, 3) qualify in gr II of IPCC first , and then qualify in Gr I and start articleship after qualifying in Gr I.
Q 36 –Do physically handicapped students get any monetary exemption?
A – Disabled students , who are suffering from more than 50 % disability are eligible for full exemption from payment of IPCC and final levels. Details are given in the prospectus.
Q37 – How long is a IPCC Registration valid ?
A – IPCC Registration is valid for a period of 5 years ,after which a student needs to revalidate his Registration .
Q 38 – What is the Orientation Course ?
A – The candidates registered for IPCC are required to complete Orientation Course , which is of one week’s duration .
Q 39 – The last PE II exam is already over in May 2010. Do students converting from PE II to IPCC mandatorily need to serve the 9 months study period before taking the IPCE?
A – No. For students who have converted from PE II to IPCC ,the nine months study period is not applicable.They can convert to IPCC and take the IPCE straightaway.
Q40- I was registered for CPT from the eastern region. Can I enroll into IPCC from Delhi or any other region?
A – Yes , provided you have a correspondence address at Delhi.
Q 41- I am registered for IPCC from the eastern region.Can I do the Orientation course and ITT from Bangalore?
A – Yes .
Q 42 – If I have been a PE II student converted to IPCC , will I get exemption in IPCC for the Groups I have already passed in PE II?
A – You will get paperwise exemption in IPCC.
Q 43– What is the ATC ?
A – ATC is the shore name of Accounting Technician Course.You can rgister for ATC after qualifying in CPT. You need to qualify the Group I of IPCC and then need one year of work experience to qualify as an ‘Accounting Technician’.
Q 44 – What is Information Technology training (ITT) ?
A – Students while studying the IPCC Group 1 has to undergo a compulsory 100 hours computer training . Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite to appear at IPCC examination.