CA Passing Marks Rule for CPT Dec 2016 Exam

August 22, 2016179 Comments

The next CPT examination will held in Dec 2016, and all CPT related information for CPT Dec 2016 exam are updated here. CPT Dec 2016 exam date, time table, 30% Passing marks rule details, link to download CPT question paper & solution of June 2016 & December 2015 exam, CPT results mark sheet / score card for June 2016 updates are also given.

CPT Dec 2016 Exam Form

The form filling of CPT Dec 2016 exam will start from 6th October 2016 (10:00 AM) onwards and the last date of submission of the same was 27th October 2016 (05:30 PM). cpt results 2016 paytm promo code for recharge ca final results 2016 ipcc results 2016 ca admit card

You can get it from: CA CPT Exam Form Dec 2016

Kindly apply before the last date to appear for CPT Dec 2016 exam.

Recommended Article: How You Can Pass CA CPT Exams in 1st Attempt Easily

CPT Result June 2016

CPT Result June 2016 exact date is going to be declared on this page, check that for the updates.

Check: CPT Result June 2016

Also check:
CPT Pass Percentage June 2016
CPT Toppers June 2016


Official Notification for CPT Dec 2016 Exam:

CPT 30% Passing Marks Rule

ICAI has proposed changes in CA CPT Passing marks rule along-with CPT exemption rule for graduates . This proposal was accepted by Govt. of India in August 2012.

According to the updates came on this rule: 30% passing mark rule was first time applicable in June 2013 and hence,  30% passing mark rule will be applied in June 2016 exam, also.

Recommended Read:- CPT Pass Percentage June 2016

Details of the 30% Passing Mark

Rule :

1. Minimum of 30% marks in each of the four sections/subjects.

2. Minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate of all the sections/subjects

* subject to the principle of negative marking, in such manner as may be determined by the Council, from time to time.

Students appearing  in CA CPT Dec 2016 exam will have to get 100 marks with 30% at least in each of the sections/subjects to crack the CPT exam.

Minimum Passing Mark required in each subject

“A candidate for the Common Proficiency Test shall ordinarily be declared to have passed the test if he obtains at one sitting a minimum of thirty per cent marks in each section and a minimum of fifty per cent marks in the aggregate of all the sections, subject to the principle of negative marking, in such manner as may be determined by the Council, from time to time.”

¼ (one fourth) mark shall continue to be deducted for each wrong answer and multiple darkened circles for a question will also be treated as wrong answer. Accordingly, the minimum marks required in each section and in the aggregate in all sections of CPT as per the revised passing requirements will be as under:-


SubjectMaximum MarksMinimum Marks
(Mandatorily to be secured after negative marking)
Fundamentals  of Accounting6018
Mercantile Laws4012
General Economics5015
Quantitative Aptitude5015

*A candidate is required to secure a minimum of 30 per cent marks in each Section and a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate in all the four Sections to pass the Common Proficiency Test.

Examples :

It is clarified that if a candidate secures a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the aggregate but fails to secure the minimum marks required in any one or more of the sections A, B, C or D (as mentioned above), his result will be FAIL. Similarly, if a candidate secures a minimum of 30 per cent marks in each section but fails to secure 50 per cent marks in the aggregate of all sections, his result will be FAIL. The following table will further illustrate the revised passing requirements :-

SubjectsSection ASection BSection CSection DTotalResult
 Fundamentals of AccountingMercantile LawsGeneral EconomicsQuantitative Aptitude  
Maximum Marks60405050200
Passing Marks18121515100
Student A2012253592FAIL
Student F39102922100FAIL
Student E44152333115PASS
Student P37243132124PASS
NOTE: The marks obtained by students are after considering the negative marking, if any, for wrong answers/multiple darkened answers for a question/s.


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Get this too: Download CA CPT Admit Card June 2016.

Download CPT June 2016 Results Mark sheet

CPT Marksheet is generally sent to every passed student of CPT exam. But in case if you haven’t received CPT results marks sheet June 2016, then this will be really helpful. You can now get your CA CPT June 2016 marksheet online from below given link.

CPT result mark sheet:

CPT Question Paper & Solution of June 2016 exam

I have uploaded CPT June 2016 question paper and solution. You can download CPT question paper solution June 2016 from the links given below.

CA CPT June 2016 Question Paper & Solution

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  1. praveen says:

    30% rule is for each subject or for each section plz tel me becoz i am confuced…

  2. praveen says:


    • pradip kumar says:

      hiiiiiiiii pravin ye 30% stat or mathe mai hai ya whole mathe paper mai

      • Md Noor says:

        Bro. 30% Rule is for each section. i.e. Section II, you have two subjects which are Economics and Quantitative Aptitude(Maths+Stat). So You need to get atleast 30 Marks out of total marks of section II which are 100. So in section II you must get atleast 30 out of 100. So for your query 30% stat maths me nahi par pure section II me he, jisme eco + q.a. subject he… Hope you got it..

  3. ankur goel says:

    Sir ,
    i want to know that is rule of 30% in each section for cpt applicable for dec.2012.

  4. Mohmmed Azhruddin says:

    I heard that negative marking will remove from cpt exam

  5. pradip kumar says:

    how to apply from dec.2012

  6. Abhish Ahitoh says:

    r u sure that its nt compulsory 4 get 30% marks in each subject instead of each section…. please tel me d official url or site where I can b assure of it…rlpy ASAP.

  7. please tell me that…… ke cpt dec 2012 mai 30% har subject (acccounts , law , eco, Q. A ) individualy lana imp hai ke nahi ya phir har section mai (section 1 = acc + law , secion 2 = eco + Q. A) 30% lana imp hai…… yaa phir only 200 mai se 100 lana haii please tell meeeeee becoz I am not from maths beckground n mere liye Q.A mai 30% lana difficult hai. I am only preparing for acc , eco, & law better as compared to Q. A…… frankly speaking mene Q.A ke liye preparations start hi nahi ki hai so it will very helpful for me if u reply as soon as possible……

  8. kishor jadhao says:

    i have CPT RAGISTRATION in april 2010 30% rule is for each section or each subject please tel me because i am confused

  9. rahulsaini says:

    30% wala rule apply hua ya nahi

  10. arjun says:

    30% rule is for 1st section 30% and 2nd section 30% minimum na not for each subject 30% pls give rly…..

  11. PINKU KR. MISHRA says:

    hi friends 30% in each & every subject is not an obligatory…for elementary level of CA…..
    this decision has been taken place today through the core committee of ICAI

  12. prasad s povvar says:

    hey hiee i have doubt about this 30% this rule is aplicble 4rm now or from next attempt plz rply as soon as possible.

  13. Aman gupta says:

    now we have to score only 100 marks aggregate ?

  14. Aman gupta says:

    plz reply fast



  16. Raja Shah says:

    Tere liye to sirf QA hi bki hai….But mene to abhi tak book kholi bhi nahi hai…..
    Mere to abhi sare sub… bki hai….
    tum sab bahut 10sen leto ho……

  17. Shubham Gokulka says:

    isliye hi ca ka kam result rahta hai.

  18. uttam sharma says:

    hey r u sure 30% is sec wise

  19. nikita shivankar says:

    Hey.. Plz tel mi whether dis. 30%. Vala ruje is applicable or nt.. N i checked icai website n i didt found ny thng.. Y dey dnd publish der..:-

  20. nikita shivankar says:

    I meant rule sowlie ma mstke..

  21. Nisha Avtar says:

    tell me kya each subject me 30% secure karna hai or
    each section me 30% secure karna hai to pass cpt in Decembe2012
    and what is the aggregate marks and percentage to qualify December 2012 cpt?

  22. Gurwinder singh says:

    Hello guys….. ye 30% wala rule june 2013 ko apply hoga ki uske baad..? agr pata ho to please btana ki ye rule kabse apply hoga ? please btana bhai log main pehle hi padhai likhai se pareshan rehta hun

  23. Is the 30% rule either in subject or session is COMPLETELY ABOLISHED PLSSSSSSSSSS REPLY ????????????????

  24. Anuj Agarwal says:


  25. Don't Warry friends, just belive urself , I want more restriction in CA course , that…….. course must keep there brand for foresable future.

  26. syed razi sha says:

    students pursuing course CA for more related stuff
    check this blog 🙂

  27. frds belive on urself
    nd keep spirit that u will complete ur task in ur mind
    bst of luck to all students.

  28. rishabh jain says:

    cpt june 2013 me 30% each subject me lene h ya each section mee


    actually students u have to pass out in june 2013 ca cpt exams by 30% in all the four subjects i.e in accounts, eco,maths and law. and totally u have to score 120 instead of 100 marks ok.
    frm – shyam sundar patnaik
    student of icai,new delhi.

  30. vishal Goyal says:

    cpt 30% rule apply ho chuka h ya ni

  31. farhan says:

    icai wale plz mat karo 30% each section

  32. farhan says:

    matlab nhi samjha har subject me 30% ki total 120 pana h

  33. bhvay says:

    pls tell im bhvay pls tell that 30 percent rule is applicable for those who failed in cpt dec 2012 exam plss tell me the answer this is most important for me plsssss

    • Admin says:

      Yes, it will be also applicable to those who failed in Dec 2012 exams. But wait for official notification on this issue from ICAI. Keep checking our site.

  34. SHUBHAM says:

    Hi..! pls tell me that if there will be 30% passing criteria then we have to score 120 marks or not ? and there will be negative marking or not in june 2013. pls tell me pls !

  35. Bikash says:

    read the ammendment at this site:- xxx

    • Admin says:

      [email protected] Your given wirc-icai site shows wrong information.. There’s written that 30% is required in each subject which is wrong… its for each section..

  36. raju says:

    Hi noor cpt passing marks 100 only right because if we take 30% rule also minimum passing marks is 50% of aggregate of session means 100 marks then how it came to be 120marks plz tel me if it is 120marks only how? explain me..plz plz
    because i am going write in june of this year plz reply

  37. praveen says:

    Hi noor cpt passing marks 100 only right because if we take 30% rule also minimum passing marks is 50% of aggregate of session means 100 marks then how it came to be 120marks plz tel me if it is 120marks only how? explain me..plz plz
    because i am going write in june of this year plz reply

    • Admin says:

      Yes you are right.. The passing marks are 100 only.. There was misconception from my side. I had guessed 30% in each subject so went to 30 x 4=120.. but that was not true.. Passing mark is 100.. Sorry for mistake.. Thanks for comment.

  38. praveen says:

    K.thanks noor

  39. praveen says:

    K.thanks noor but plz correct that update information

  40. yash shah says:

    i wanted to know that is there negative marking rule applicable for cpt june 2013???

  41. Akhilesh singh says:

    sir kindly plz. Explin me about the new rule of passing criteria of cpt… For june 2013. Is it 30% in each subject[Acounts,low,Eco,quantitative apt.]
    OR each session [acounts+low&Eco+Quntitative apt.]
    plz. Reply must sir i’m very confused….

  42. shivani sharma says:

    Yes u r ryt admin..

  43. Sir ple explane about new passing limit of cpt

    • Admin says:

      Why don’t you read my post properly?
      You need to get 30% in each section (30% in A/c & Law + 30% in Eco & Quanti.Apt.) and 100 marks out of 200 in aggregate.

  44. summit says:

    admin pls clearly say that we hav to get 30 % in each subject or in each of the two sections..

  45. Subburaj says:

    sir plz explain about june cpt exam 2013

  46. jothisiga says:

    i”m very confused for june 2013 exam. plz clearly say me, very fear now, 30 percent means wat.

  47. jothisiga says:

    hlo my dear frd admin u says 30 per for each section ex. ( ac 60+ law 40)* 30 percent. this is correct method ah please reply me admin. am very confused. please reply me………… plz explain the method….

  48. shri says:

    hey….der r 4 section…in which sec1 s from 60 marks 30% marks s passing marks..huh..or else pls tel me hw much is d passing marks n each sub…i mean each sec…

    • Admin says:

      No there are 2 sections… section 1 = A/c & Law …. Section 2 = Eco. & Quanti Apt. So you need to get 30% in section 1 & section 2 both…. 30 out of 100 of section 1 & 30 out of 100 of section 2….

  49. shri says:

    u told ki der r 2 sec..totally to 4 sec h na…i mean each sub 1 section…am i ryt .

  50. shri says:

    bt in ques papers its given as sec A SEC B SEC C SEC D…4 SECTION h yaaar..

  51. shri says:

    then 30 % n d sense 30 in bth 2 sec….then 60 is d passing mark uh

  52. shri says:

    bt sum1 saying…100 s d passing mark..

    • Admin says:

      Are yaar.. passing mark to 100 hi he…. lekin 30% minimum laane he harek section me… 60 is the minimum requirement…. 100 is the passing mark..

  53. shri says:

    can i hav ur contact num huuh…n who r u..i mean member.or???

  54. shri says:

    luk abv..its written as CPT new rule….100 s d passing mark

  55. shri says:

    thn y in al ques papers…its written as der r 4 sections…lik tht

  56. shri says:

    so do u hav any contact number of dat i can consult them….

  57. jothisiga says:

    60 mark is passing mark ah?

  58. shri says:

    no 100 s d passing mark….

  59. shri says:

    1 more doubt..mercantile law me..buk back me yek answer h n ques paper k back me yek answer..i.e 2 answers fr 1 can u tel me wich one will b correct..pls??:P

  60. fareed says:

    Respected Sir
    I inform y that in other site i.e “chaterclub” says that 30% compulsory in each subject not section.Iam confuse that which are correct.
    Therefore I request you to reply
    I shall oblige to you

  61. sonali soni says:

    what is the new info bout cpt passing marks regarding each subject for appearing in june 2013

  62. bindu madhavi says:

    hai pls help actually iam mpc student nd i joined ca_cpt i written exam in december month but i failed in dat again i joined iam having so fearness pls help me how to prepare da exam with time mangement also nd hints nd important topics

  63. Riashab says:

    hey there are 4 sections ….or are there 2 sections ……..if its 2 then there is no sense for this new rule …………plz help meh……….

  64. govind says:

    hey plz tell 30% rule in cpt june exam plz tell me sir replay fast

  65. Riashab says:

    Admin :if there r 2 sections then what is the need for this rule…..this rule is meaningless……nd hw do u know that there are 2 sections because many are saying that there are 4 sections……..and has this notifications given in the offical website ???????????????????????????

    • Admin says:

      There are two sections because I have passed CPT in past. And regarding official notification, ICAI has said in December ’12 notification that this rule will be applied from June ’13. For more updates about this notification, please stay tuned.

  66. sir ye 30 percent per subject lane h ya per paper or june 2013 me ye rule aplicable hoga ya nhi reply fast

  67. aakash says:

    dear sir if we look behind the admit card of cpt exam we clearly see there are two sessions .. 1. morning session and 2. afternoon session .. in 1st session there are two sections A- accounting B- …. in 2nd session C-economics D- quantitative aptitude .. right? it means we have to secure minimum of 30% marks in both section or all the subjects .. its all the same? plz correct me if i am wrong .. i have apllied for june 2013 exam so i realy need to know .thank you

  68. Riashab says:

    But this rule is not published on the official website…..

  69. Ashwini R says:

    Plz dont aggregate 30%in all subject beg u.from all cacpt student.

  70. saru garg says:

    plss tell me if there is any change in syllabus i m taking part in june 2013 or how much marks i hve to get

  71. VISHAL JAIN says:


  72. Mohamed says:

    Admin, my accounts sir told, in ca cpt must get minimum 30% on each subjects , is that true? im so confused pls tell admin

  73. shoba says:

    I’am bit confused about this 30% and 50% can anyone explain me clearly…..

  74. saif says:

    i had to know that is there any change in portion of any subject of cpt,as because i had registered in june 2012 and now i m applying for june 2013 attempt.
    Its a humble request from me pls clear my confusion.

  75. rose says:

    negative markings means what? ….how about if we dont attempt a particular question will it be considered as wrong and deducted as 1/4 from the correct

  76. harinee chandrasekaran says:

    can you please tell what is the mark alloted for maths and statistics….

  77. rajgopal says:

    My daughter got 93 marks but she is 100 pecent sure that she should get alteast 120.pls suggest me should I go for revaluation.

    • Admin says:

      Revaluation rarely helps.. i.e. very low chances. Better prepare good for next time and crack it.

      • Sunil Malhotra says:

        Revaluation will not help you a lot, its better for you to do the preparation again, it happens with mny of the students of CPT.One of my students out of many students to whom i have taught failed with only 1 mark..So we are giving him coaching now.
        If you want any help or guidance or coaching you can contact us.

  78. neeraja javvaji says:

    i got 91 in cpt in june 2013 attempt. will there be any use if go for revaluation

  79. A.kavya says:

    pls say how to register for cpt entrance test.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. pari says:

    I dnt think that they will make up pass on dot 100 Bcz they fail maximum Plzzzz pass me. Bcz net ke questions ans se m getting dot 100

  81. dips says:

    can u plz provide me the new address & contect no. of ICAI mumbai?

  82. SHIVA PRASAD.A says:

    sir i already registered for cpt for Dec 2013.Now i want attempt it again for june 2014.It is compelsory to register for cpt again or else i can pay exam fee directly.

  83. SHIVA PRASAD.A says:

    sir i already registered for cpt for Dec 2013.Now i want attempt it again for june 2014.It is compalsory to register for cpt again or else i can pay exam fee directly.

  84. suresh kumar says:

    pls consult in 30%marks….

  85. avinash says:

    i have passed cpt exam in dec 2013 attempt. iam not satisfied with my i want to rewrite the cpt exam in june-2014 attempt. what is the procedure for applying? is there any prescribed format for cancelling my cpt last attempt?

  86. vignesh says:

    i have 2 sets of model papers
    set 1 is easier and set 2 is very tough
    is cpt paper a mixture of both or only set 2 ????

  87. yogesh chaudhary says:

    tell me the last date of cpt 2014

  88. Vasu Awasthi says:

    Sir i’ve heard tat they are goin to make changes.. like u will need 120 marks to pass the exams and the restriction in securing 30% marks will b withdrawn ? Is tat true ? Or if it is true .. will it effect dec 2014 attempt

  89. lalitesh says:

    the minimum marks required in each section and in the aggregate in all
    sections of CPT as per the revised passing requirements is as under:-

    Minimum marks
    (Mandatorily to be secured
    after ***negative marking)
    A Fundamentals of Accounting 18(30% of 60)
    B Mercantile Laws 12(30% of 40)
    C General Economics 15(30% of 50)
    D Quantitative Aptitude 15(30% of 50)
    Total *100(50% of** 200)
    *A candidate is required to secure a minimum of 30 per cent marks in each Section and a minimum of
    **50 per cent marks in aggregate in all the four Sections to pass the Common Proficiency Test.
    *** 1 mark for each correct question
    *** -1/4 mark for each incorrect question
    *** 0 mark for each unattempted question

  90. Partha Das says:

    Dear Admin..,

    If i got 60 marks in 1st session (i.e., 40 marks in Fundamental Acounting, 20 marks in Mercantile law) And 40 marks in 2nd Session (i.e.,15 marks in General Economics , 15 marks in Quantitative Aptitud). total i will get 100 marks and there is 30% marks in all section and 50% in agreegate but in 2nd session there is only 40% marks . then will i passe or fail in CA-CPP exam. Because in 2nd session there is only 40% marks i have scored not secured 50
    . Pleased clarify me.

  91. Jugal Tanna says:

    I come to know that, in CA CPT exam negative marking deduction have been discontinued and students have to score minimum 120 marks for passing. Is it correct?
    Please assist me.

  92. Shakthi says:

    important lessons on accounts plz tell me

  93. Toby Josegoal says:

    if i pass the cpt exam in the month december, can i write the exam again for improving my marks. can u pls mention about the scholarships available on the basis of marks

  94. Nishanth says:

    sir if i score something like 30.75 or 30.50 its valued as 30 or 31

    • Ida says:

      Dear Akanksha,See, if you have been reading NCERT books then I am prtety sure that you have done basic groundwork and revised basics learnt at school level. It is time now, that you embarked on a professional approach towards the exam. Whether you’ll be able to clear Prelims in 2013 completely depends on your aptitude, level of effort put and quality time invested in preparation.Even in case you do not wish to appear in 2013 but only in 2014, you must start preparing now.Regards,Rau’s IAS

  95. Raja says:

    I heard that in maxx tere re four questions wrong in the question.paper which was held on 27 th Dec…will tey give binus mks

  96. varshini says:

    I hav heard dat cpt total marks gonna increase to 400 frm dis december is dat information is true….

  97. nikhil sharma says:

    hai madar chodo

  98. deep luxmi says:

    What is the passing marks for handicapped. Students appearing in cpt?

  99. sumit singh says:

    In cpt there is 50% passing marks needed in each section or overall 50%
    E.g. in account. 40
    Law 30
    Quantitative 15
    Eco 16
    In each section 50 % needed??
    Thanking you

  100. Monika Dhiman says:

    I need to know about Apptitufe
    I could perform good in appti. .
    I need your help

  101. sunil says:

    sir pls send me help line no.
    its my no 9646204844

  102. bala says:

    sir pls help me sir.. . .i just need ur help

  103. Bhuvana says:

    In case if I get 14.75 in maths its pass or fail?

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