CA :: Course Structure/Pattern

03. Becoming a Chartered Accountant :: Course Structure + Compulsory Practical Training

The entry level for all the students is the same. Every student intending to take up the professional accounting course of CA (Chartered Accountancy) has to qualify in the CPT (Common Proficiency Test).

Graduate students are not provided any exemption from appearing at this level.

A student is eligible to register for the CPT (Common Proficiency Test) after 10th Standard, but can appear at the examination only after appearing in the 10 + 2 examinations.

There is no minimum % marks specified for entry to this level either in the 10th standard examination or the 10 + 2 examination. Moreover, students of any group can take up this course.


Start/Register for CPT after 10th

CPT » Common Proficiency Test
[4 subjects arranged into 2 sessions of 2 hours and 100 marks each.]

Appear for CPT after writing 12th Exams

Register for PCC after passing both CPT & 10 + 2

PCC » Professional Competency Course
[12 subjects arranged into 2 groups 3 papers each]

Practical Training
[As an Articled for 3 ½ Years
As an Audit Clerk for 56 months]
Information Technology Training
A course of 100 hour duration to be
completed before being eligible
to appear for the PCE

Appear for PCE after completing 15 months of Training and ITT

PCE » Professional Competency Examination

Appear for Final
[After Passing PCE and
Completing Practical Training]
General Management
& Communciation Skills Course
Undergo this course simultaneously

Pass Final

Become an Associate Member

Post Qualification Courses [Optional]



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