Kochi: The online registration for Common Proficiency Test (CPT) conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) December 2017 has started on October 4. Interested candidates can fill CPT exam form without late fee till 11.59 pm on October 25. With late fee, it is allowed till 11. 59 pm on November 1.

Candidates can start filling their form from 10.00 am on the starting date of registration. The  (CPT) will be held on 17 December 2017 (Sunday) in two sessions (10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm). The exam will be held at 191 cities in the country along with centres at Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu and Muscat.

Only those candidates who are open to the students registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the Common Proficiency Course on or before 30 June 2017 and fulfill the other required eligibility conditions will be allowed to fill the CPT application form.

Applications for admission to Common Proficiency Test (CPT) is required to apply on line at http://icaiexam.icai.org till 25th October, 2017 (without late fees) and up to 1st November, 2017 with late fees of 600. The exam fee is required to be submitted online by using either VISA or MASTER Credit / Debit Card. The fees payable for the Common Proficiency Test is Rs 1000 for centres in India, Rs.1700 for centres in Kathmandu (Nepal) and $ 300 for centres in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai & Muscat.

Common Proficiency Test is an objective type multiple choice questions based examination. Candidates will be allowed to opt for Hindi medium Question Paper Booklet for answering the questions. Detailed information will be found given in the Information brochure released by the Institute.  A total of 1,32,007 students appeared in the CA final examination and 93,262 students appeared in the CPT exam in this session. In the CPT exam 36,028 students have qualified while in the CA Final exam 19879 candidates have cleared the exam.

In Kerala, all the districts except Kasaragod, Wayanad, Idukki and Pathanamthitta have examination centres. For details and online registration visit http://icaiexam.icai.org/index1.php