Registration for CPT:

The candidate needs to register with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) after passing the Standard X examination.

Passing the CPT examination:

The CPT examination is held twice in a year – in June, and in December. The candidate can appear for the CPT examination after appearing for the standard XII examination, and after the completion of a period of a minimum of 60 days from the date of registration for CPT with the ICAI, as on the first day of the month in which examination is to be held, i.e. candidates registered on or before 1st April / 1st October are eligible to appear in June / December examination respectively.

Registration for IPCC:

In order to register for the Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC), the candidate should pass both CPT and 10+2. Registration for the IPCC should be done 9 months prior to the first day of the month in which examination is held. IPCC comprises of a total of 7 papers. Group I consists of 4 papers and Group II consists of 3 papers. For pursuing Articleship, passing Group I is essential.

Orientation and ITT:

The orientation course is one week long, spanning 35 hours and covers topics such as communication skills, personality development, office procedure general commercial knowledge etc. Information Technology Training (ITT) orientation is spans 100 hours and must be completed in order to register for Articleship.

Appearing and passing IPCC Group I Exam:

The candidate can appear and pass Group I or both groups of Integrated Professional Competence Examination (IPCE).

Registration for Articleship:

After passing either Group I or both IPCE Groups, the candidate can register as Articled Assistant for a period of 3 years Practicing Chartered Accountant.

Appearing and passing IPCC Group II Exam:

If the candidate has not already passed Group II of the Integrated Professional Competence Examination (IPCE), this can be done during the Articleship.

Registration for CA Final Course:

The candidate may register for the CA Final Course on passing the two groups of IPCC.

Appearing and Passing CA Final Course:

The candidate can appear for the CA final examination during the last 6 months of 3 years of articled training.

Complete Articleship:

Complete 3 years period of articled training.


Successfully complete the course on General Management and Communication Skills over a period of 15 days.


Enroll as a member of ICAI and designate as “Chartered Accountant”.

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