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Best Books for ICAI CA CPT Exam, recommended by professional accountants

ICAI conducts the CA CPT Exam. It is a CA entry level qualifying exam, which is conducted in Offline (Pen & Paper) mode. If you are interested in making a career in accountancy, do read these books.

Jul 18, 2019 14:43 IST
Best Books for ICAI CA CPT Exam, recommended by professional accountants

ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) conducts the CA CPT Exam. It is a CA entry level qualifying exam, which is conducted in Offline (Pen & Paper) mode.  A total of 200 objective type questions are asked in the exam across four sections of Fundamentals of Accounting, Mercantile Law, General Economics and Quantitative Aptitude. The time duration of the exam is 2 hours, 2 hours for each session.

ICAI CA CPT Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern of ICAI CA CPT is presented below in the tabular format:

Section

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Section A

Fundamentals of Accounting

60

60

Section B

Mercantile Law

40

40

Section C

General Economics

50

40

Section D

Quantitative Aptitude

50

40

ICAI CA CPT Exam Syllabus

The detailed ICAI CA CPT Exam syllabus is presented below in the tabular format:

Subjects

Topics

Fundamentals of Accounting

  • Theoretical Overview
  • Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Introduction to Company Accounts
  • Depreciation accounting
  • Bank Reconciliation Statement
  • Accounting Complete Process
  • Accounting for Transactions

Mercantile Law

  • The Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • The Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • The Indian Partnership Act, 1932

General Economics

  • Theory of Production and Cost
  • Price Determination in Various Markets
  • Money and Banking
  • Micro Economics
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Indian Economy – A Profile
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Economic Development
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Demand and Supply Theory

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Theoretical Distributions
  • Statistical description of data
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Sets, Functions and Relations
  • Sequence and Series – Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  • Sampling Theory
  • Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  • Limits and Continuity Intuitive Approach
  • Inequalities
  • Index Numbers
  • Equations
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations
  • Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus

ICAI CA CPT Exam: Best Books for Preparation

Here is the complete list of best books section wise for the ICAI CA CPT Exam:

Subjects

Best Books

Fundamentals of Accounting

Fundamentals of Accounting for CPT

Basic Accounting Simplified

Fundamentals of Cost Accounting

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Mercantile Law

Mercantile Laws: Common Proficiency Test

Mercantile Law Guide

Principles of Mercantile Law

Elements of Mercantile Law

General Economics

General Economics

Basics of General Economics

CPT General Economics

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

COMBO PACK OF Magical Books On Quicker Maths

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