CA PCC Exam Pattern and Details

CA PCC- Chartered Accountancy Professional Competence Course Test is the second level examination to become CA. The concerned authority of Chartered Accountancy is the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The aspirants must have cleared CPT examination. PCC examination is held twice a year, in May and November. Usually, the results are out after a month of examination, that is, June and December. The candidates must have worked as Audit or Articled Assistant for at least 15 months. The examination s held in two Groups. Being the most common field of career, PCC has a level difficult than CPT and not easy to be cleared without thorough study. Thus, candidates are advised to attempt previous year question papers and mock tests to practice well.

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Key Highlight
of IPCC Integrated Professional Competency Course
Eligibility Criteria:
1. Must have cleared CPT examination 2. Must have completed Information Technology Training 3. Must have worked as Audit or Articled Assistant for minimum 15 months.
Educational Qualification:
Minimum 55% marks in aggregate if he is a commerce graduate/post graduate or else 60% marks are required for non-commerce graduate
Exam Date:
May 2020 Nov 2020
Exam Pattern:
Group 1 (400 Marks) Group 2 (300 Marks)


  • Students who have cleared 12th Grade.
  • Must have cleared CPT examination.
  • Must have completed Information Technology Training.
  • Must have worked as Audit or Articled Assistant for minimum 15 months.

Exam Pattern

  • The examination application fees is for both groups is INR 1600/- and one group is INR 1000/-
  • CA PCC examination is held twice a year, in June and November.
  • Admit cards are released 15 days before the exam.
  • Candidates must score 40% in each paper and 50% in each group.
  • There are two groups:

Group1- 400marks

Paper – 1:Advanced Accounting

Paper – 2: Auditing and Assurance

Paper – 3: Law, Ethics and Communication

Group2- 300 marks

Paper – 4: Cost Accounting and Financial Management

Paper – 5: Taxation

Paper – 6: Information Technology and Strategic Management


All the concepts from the above papers to be studied thoroughly.


Tips and Tricks

  • Candidates must attempt questions carefully.
  • Candidates must revise their concepts thoroughly.
  • Candidates must have thorough knowledge of law terms.
  • Take online mock tests to know your strengths and weaknesses to better prepare all the four sections.
  • Candidates must practice placement papers and mock tests to prepare well.


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