CPT (Common Proficiency Test) Eligibility

A student who has passed the Class 10 examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) may register for Common Proficiency Test.

A registered student may appear in Common Proficiency Test after he has appeared in the Senior Secondary Examination * (10 + 2 examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India (or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto) and has complied with such requirements as may be specified by the Council from time to time.

A student who has got himself registered for Common Proficiency Test 60 days prior to the first day of the month in which CPT examination is to be held i.e.. On or before 1st April and 1st October, can appear in the CPT examination to be held in June and December respectively. Common Proficiency Test examinations are held in June & December every year.

List of Examinations treated as equivalent to Senior Secondary Examination:

  1. Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh

  2. Assam Higher Secondary Education Council

  3. Bihar School Examination Board

  4. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  5. Chhatisgarh Board of Secondary Education

  6. Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

  7. Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

  8. Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education

  9. Board of School Education, Haryana

  10. HP Board of School Education

  11. J & K State Board of School Education

  12. Jharkhand Academic Council

  13. Government of Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education

  14. Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education

  15. Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education

  16. Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh

  17. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur

  18. Meghalaya Board of School Education

  19. Mizoram Board of School Education

  20. Nagaland Board of School Education

  21. Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa

  22. Punjab School Education Board

  23. Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan

  24. Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examinations

  25. Tripura Board of Secondary Education

  26. UP Board of High School and Intermediate Education

  27. Board of School Education, Uttarkhand

  28. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

  29. Chhatisgarh State Open School

  30. MP State Open School

  31. National Institute of Open Schooling

  32. Rajasthan State Open School

  33. The West Bengal Council of Ravindra Open Schooling

  34. Banasthali Vidyapith

  35. 5 (Five) passes at GCE ‘O’ level/GCSE/IGCSE in A/B/C Grades and two passes at GCE ‘Advanced’ level examination of the approved British Examining Bodies is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to + 2 stage qualification of an Indian Body.

  36. Students who have completed two years of higher education including Diploma course after passing 10th class, conducted either by Central/State Government (s) and on passing such a course have either been admitted to first year of graduation course or have passed the graduation course conducted by any University, including Open Universities, established by law in India shall be also eligible for admission to the Common Proficiency Test (CPT).

  37. 10 + 2 Examination of any other recognized Board/University not covered above but recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to Senior Secondary (10 + 2) Examination as recognized by Central Government.