The CA CPT course is designed for being pursued by the students along with their 10+2 (senior-secondary/intermediate) or higher courses. As such there is no restriction in pursuing the CA CPT (chartered accountancy - common proficiency test) course along with any formal graduation course.
Pursuing subsequent levels of CA with graduationA student on passing the CA CPT would be taking up the Integrated Professional Competence Course/Exam (IPCC/IPCE), which requires the student to undergo compulsory articleship training with a practicing Chartered Accountant for a three year period.
Such training would commence only after the student has got through group I of the IPCC or the ACT course.
Restriction during ArticleshipA student undergoing articleship training is permitted to take up only one additonal course from among the specified courses, during the period of training. Thus, if a student takes up a formal graduation course in an unrelated stream, he/she might face a problem in getting permission for continuing with that course during articleship.
The restriction will be in force only during the period of articleship i.e. the 3 year period of training for IPCC.