CA – CPT / CS Foundation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts Chartered Accountant - Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) for candidates who want to pursue Chartered Accountancy as a profession. CA CPT is an entry level test which is conducted twice a year i.e. in June and December. Candidates who qualify the national level examination will be shortlisted for Chartered Accountancy Proficiency course.

Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body constituted under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 to develop and regulate the profession of Chartered Accountants. The Institute has its headquarters at New Delhi and five Regional Council/Offices at NEW DELHI, KOLKATA, KANPUR, CHENNAI& MUMBAI and 70 Chapters (including Dubai Chapter) located in various cities

Eligibility for Admission in CA-CPT


  • A student who has passed the Class 10 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) may register for Common Proficiency Test.
  • A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination* (10+2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

Last Date for Seeking Admission:

  • 1st October for appearing in December Examination in the same year
  • 1stApril for appearing in June Examination in the next year

C.S.Foundation Programme Examination

The Institute

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, is a statutory body constituted under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980) to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries. The Institute has its headquarters at New Delhi and four Regional Council/Offices at NEW DELHI, KOLKATA, CHENNAI & MUMBAI and 70 Chapters (including Dubai Chapter) located in various cities.

Eligibility for Admission in C.S. Foundation Programme


  • Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination of a Board/University constituted by law in India or any examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto can join the CS Foundation Programme. There is no minimum requirement of percentage of marks secured at Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination.
  • Provisional admission, however, is allowed to candidates at any time after they have appeared or enrolled for appearing in the final of Senior Secondary examination (10+2 pass or equivalent), subject to the condition that such provisional admission would be valid for not more than 6 months from the date of admission within which time the student should furnish proof of having passed the Senior Secondary (10+2 pass or equivalent) examination.

Last Date for Seeking Admission:

  • 31st March for appearing in December Examination in the same year
  • 30th September for appearing in June Examination in the next year