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Revised Passing Requirements for Common Proficiency Test (CPT) effective from June, 2013
February, 23rd 2013
                                                     Announcement                                              20 February, 2013

  Revised passing requirements for Common Proficiency Test (CPT) effective from June, 2013
In terms of the decision of the Council taken at its 317               meeting in pursuance of
Notification No. 1-CA(7)/145/2012 dated 1 August, 2012, it is notified for general information that
the passing requirements of CPT effective from June, 2013 shall be as under:-

"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:-

  Section        Subject                   Maximum Marks                                Minimum Marks
                                                                     (Mandatorily to be secured after negative marking)

  A              Fundamentals of                     60                                                 18
  B              Mercantile Laws                     40                                                 12
  C              General                             50                                                 15
  D              Quantitative                        50                                                 15
                     Total                        200                                                   100*

  *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.

  In other words, 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 :-

                                                MARKS SECURED #
                           Section A            Section B  Section C                         Section D
                           Fundamentals         Mercantile General                           Quantitative
                           of Accounting        Laws       Economics                         Aptitude                     Total             Result
                           Marks      Maximum   Marks      Maximum    Marks      Maximum     Marks        Maximum     Marks       Maximum
                           obtained   Marks     obtained   Marks      obtained   Marks       obtained     Marks       obtained    Marks
  1.              A        55         60        25         40         28         50          17           50          125         200       PASS
  2.              B        36         60        20         40         15         50          29           50          100         200       PASS
  3.              C        47         60        25         40         23         50          10           50          105         200       FAIL
  4.              D        30         60        22         40         25         50          15           50          92          200       FAIL
  5.              E        17         60        20         40         15         50          10           50          62          200       FAIL

  # Marks secured are after negative marking, if any, for wrong answers/multiple darkened answers for
  a question/s.

  Complete text of the said Notification is hosted on under the link "Notifications" on home

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