Decoding historical pass or success rates of ICAI’s Common Proficiency Test (CPT)

New Delhi: The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) will conduct the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) on 18 June 2017. ICAI in a notification has informed that admit cards in respect of candidates admitted to the CPT June 2017 examination, with their photographs and signatures on them, are hosted on icaiexam.icai.org.

ICAI mentioned that no physical admit cards will be sent to any candidate. Candidates need to download and print their admit cards from the website. Following the decision of the Examination Committee of the Institute, the practice of sending physical admit cards by post is discontinued with effect from May 2017 examination onwards.

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In December 2016 CPT Exam, more than 70,000 candidates appeared the test, which was conducted in 326 centres. A total number of 32,658 candidates passed CPT December 2016 while the overall pass rate was 46.44%. Pass percentage among female candidates (47.37%) was higher than that of male candidates (45.81%).

In June 2016 CPT exam, More than one lakh seven thousand candidates appeared the test. Out of these candidates 41,727 candidates cleared CPT. The overall pass rate was 38.98%. The pass percentage of female candidates (39.75%) outshined that of male candidates (38.41%).

In December 2015 CPT exam, more than 99 thousand candidates appeared the test. A total of 34,129 candidates cleared the test. The pass rate or success rate was 34.45%. Similarly the performance of female candidates marginally outperformed that of male candidates (Female pass percentage -34.66% ; Male pass percentage -34.31%). December 2015 CPT exam was conducted in 382 centres.

CPT is an entry level test for pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course. A registered student can appear in Common Proficiency Test after he/she 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.

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