As per the recent announcement, a Graduate student (B.com, B.Sc., BBA,etc) can directly join the IPCC course without writing CA-CPT Exam. The council announced that the eligibility criteria for the graduates to write IPCC directly is as under:
1. In case of a Commerce Graduate – 55%
2. In case of a Non-Commerce Graduate – 60%
As per the new proposal, CPT exam is not required for graduates and you can directly sign up for IPCC exam. This is known as Direct Entry Route. Now those students who get direct entry route for CA need to finish 9 months of Articleship training right before allow him/her to give IPCC Exams.