SELF-EVALUATION FOR THE COMMON PROFICIENCY TEST

The ICAI-Board of studies will provide a study package to the students registering for common proficiency test. This package will contain four books & a compact disk (CD). A student has to prepare for the test (CPT) by reading the study material which has been prepared with focus on objective type test. This CD supplied with the study package contains a software by which a student will be able to check their preparedness and strengthen their knowledge for appearing in the common proficiency test (cpt). Students are advised to follow the instructions given in the document file named “read me” in the CD.

RULES & REGULATIONS
 The self-evaluation software comprises 2 sessions; namely Session 1 and Session2.  Each Session contain two Sections. Session 1 includes Section A & Section B and Session 2 includes Section C & Section D  Session 1 contains 50 questions of MCQ type (Multiple Choice Questions) comprising two subjects. Section A comprises Fundamentals In Accounting and Section B comprises Mercantile Law. There are 30 questions in Section A comprising Fundamentals In Accounting and 20 questions in Section B comprising Mercantile Law. Each question carries 2 marks. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. Time limit for attempting 50 questions is one hour.  Session 2 contains 50 questions of MCQ type (Multiple Choice Questions) comprising two subjects. Section C comprises General Economics and Section D comprises Quantitative

Aptitude. There are 25 questions in Section C comprising General Economics and 25 questions in Section D comprising Quantitative Aptitude. Each question carries 2 marks. For each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. Time limit for attempting 50 questions is one hour.

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
 Insert Software CD into the CD-ROM and explore the CD content.  Run SETUP.EXE by double click on it.  A setup wizard will start and following screen will appear : Click Here to Start

Installation.

 Then follow the instructions given by the wizard.  After finishing Installation you find an item added to the "Start Menu" under "Programs" titled "Common Proficiency Test".  Click here to start the Application and follow the following instructions.

STEPS FOR STARTING THE SELF EVALUATION TEST

Before attempting for a test each time you need to undergo initialization process. You will find a top-level menu called Administrator. Click on the Administrator. You will find an option called Session Initialization. Click on Session Initialization. Clicking on Session Initialization you will find a screen, called Initialization for Next Test. You need to click on the button called Initialization. By clicking on it, you will get a prompt as “Are you sure?” To initialize it, you need to click on “YES” option. Now, you will see a small display screen called “completed…” Click on OK. After initializing, click on close button in the Session Initialization screen. To start test, click on the top-level menu called Start Project. You will get an option called start. Click on it. Now you will get a screen where you need to type your name, you’re BOS – Registration number and finally you need to select the session. We have already discussed about the sessions earlier. After filling all the required parameters, click on start.

 Now, exam will be started and you will also find an automatic timer, which countdowns in every second. This display the time limit.  A question is displayed with four possible options. You need to select the correct option to attempt the question. For that you are required to select the drop-down option labeled as “Answer”, found just below the question description.

After attempting the question, click on the button labeled as “Click for Next Question”. In the same fashion, you continue for the rest questions. To visit to the previous attempted or not attempted questions click on the option labeled as “Click for Previous Question”.

After attempting all the questions or if the time limit is over, to know the result or to display the performance report click on the submit button. Clicking on the submit button, a prompt will be displayed as “Are you sure you want to end the exam?” Click on “YES” option to view the result.

 Result displays the detail summery like Marks obtained for correct answers and deducted for wrong answers and Marks secured etc. If someone wants to view the correct answers for wrong answers, click on view button.

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