NOTES FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE OF APPLICANTS

Advanced Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills(Advanced ICITSS) – Advanced Information Technology Test
(Under Regulation 29D(iii), 51E/72E of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988)


Online Application Form Starts at 10.00 AM on 17th September, 2018 Last Date : Monday, 24th September, 2018(Upto 5:30 PM)

Candidates are advised to carefully read, understand and follow the instructions while filling in the Form and retain the same for future reference

  1. Date of Examination              Sunday, 7th October, 2018
  2. Timings of Examination        10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (IST)
  3. Examination Fee                    Rs. 500/- for Centres in India, USD 150 for Dubai Centre
  4. Mode of Payment of Fee       Exam fee is to be remitted Online only using Master/ Visa/ Maestro Credit/Debit Card or through net banking via Paytm.The Fee is waived for First Time Applicants and Candidates with permanent disabilities who are holding valid permanent concession card issued by the Institute.
  5. Examination Centres
  6. The Institute reserves its right to withdraw any centre and / or the Zone and / or transfer all or a part of the candidates of a zone to another zone at any stage without assigning any reason. Once a centre is opted for, no change is allowed under any circumstances.

    a) Candidates will mandatorily be required to choose any of the cities listed under Option- I and he /she will be allotted to the city so opted in Option-I, in the normal course.

    b) Choosing Option-II is NOT mandatory. Candidates opting for Option-II may note that in case sufficient number of candidates opt for option-II centre, then they will be allotted Option-II centre ONLY. Further, no change of the centre will be permitted.

    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF EXAM CENTRES

  7. Last date for filling of online application at the site http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org is Monday, 24th September, 2018(Upto 5:30 PM)

  8. How the application form (PDF) should reach the Institute?
    There is no need to submit any print out of the application form at the office of the Institute. However, you may keep the copy of PDF for your own records at least till the release of admit cards.

  9. Eligibility
  10. Candidates who have or would have successfully undergone the Advanced ICITSS – Advanced IT course on or before 6th October, 2018 are eligible to apply for appearing in the above test .

  11. Admission to the Test
  12. No candidate shall be admitted to the test unless he / she has successfully completed the course or going to complete the course on or before 6th October, 2018

  13. Issue of Admit Card
    • The Admit Cards for the Test will be hosted on the same site i.e. http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org by 3rd October, 2018 and candidates are requested to download the same from the above mentioned web site. No physical admit cards will be issued. All correspondence in the above matter should be addressed to the Joint Secretary (Exams.) of the Institute at New Delhi quoting the following to facilitate prompt action.

      • Regn. No.
      • Name
      • Fee Transaction Number(if any)
      • Name of the Centre Opted
      • Telephone No.
      • E-mail ID
    • In case of any difficulty, Joint Secretary (Exams.), ICAI, ICAI Bhawan, C-1, Sector-1, Noida should be contacted by e-mail at advanceditt_examhelpline@icai.in or call Helpline Desk telephone Nos. given under “Contact Us” on the site http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org/

  14. Details of Test:
  15. This will be an Objective Type MCQ based examination of 100 marks having 100 questions of 1 mark each. There will be no negative marking.
    There would be no reading time. Late arrival of candidates will be permitted upto 15 minutes from the commencement of the test. Candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall till the conclusion of the test.

  16. Record of Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet tendered at the Examination Centre.
  17. The Candidates should surrender the Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet to the invigilator before they leave the examination hall.
    The Superintendents of Examination Centres are being advised to issue receipt for the Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet handed over, through the Invigilator, in the Admit Card.
    Candidates are, therefore, advised to secure the signature of the Invigilator concerned while submitting their Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet and retain the Admit Card with themselves as record of receipt, at least till the declaration of result.

  18. Requirement for passing the Test
  19. A candidate for the Test shall be declared ordinarily to have passed the test if he / she secures a minimum of 40% (Forty Percent) marks.
    Those who pass will be given grades as follows:
    85% and above=A+
    70% to 84%=A
    55% to 69%=B+
    40%-54%=B
    No merit list will be declared
    There is no provision for verification of marks or supply of certified copy of answer sheet.

  20. Declaration of result
  21. Results will be hosted on http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org Candidates are advised in their own interest to print the same for their record.
    No separate statement of marks will be issued.
    No pass certificates will be issued.

  22. Fee and Refund of fee
  23. A candidate will not be required to pay the test fee when he applies for the test for the first time. The application once made cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances and the candidate will NOT be allowed to claim fee waiver in case of his/her request for the withdrawal / rejection of his/her application.
    If he applies for the test for the second time onwards, he will be required to pay the test fee plus applicable bank charges.
    Candidates with permanent disabilities who are holding valid permanent concession card issued by the Institute are exempt from paying the fee.
    The Fee once paid by a candidate shall not be refunded / adjusted under any circumstances.
    In case multiple online payments are received by the Institute due to systemic error and you do not get a refund within 20 days from the last date for submission of applications, you can claim a refund of the excess amount paid by you, by writing an email to us at advanceditt_examhelpline@icai.in within 30 days from the last date for submission of forms, along with documentary evidence, such as bank/credit card statement, of having paid the exam fees more than once. ICAI will verify the same and refund the excess amount, if any, paid by you.

  24. Candidates with permanent disabilities will be extended concessions as follows: Less than 50% disability- extra time of half an hour 50% or more of disability-extra time of one hour Assistance of writer will be provided if required.

  25. For any/all dispute(s) relating to the Test conducted by the ICAI, the Courts at Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

    NOTE : In the event of furnishing any incorrect information / misrepresentation, the admission shall become invalid and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

    How to fill up Online Application Form for Advanced ICITSS test and make online payment of Examination fee at http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org

  26. Step – 1 Login to the portal
  27. The applicant shall visit the website http://advit.icaiexam.icai.org, Click on APPLY ONLINE link on the home page and enter his/her 10 Digit Registration number validated by their Date Of Birth as per ICAI records. These details will be validated with our database of candidates who have successfully completed / are likely to complete by 6th October 2018 the course requirements and the application form will be released for filling.

    In case these details are not validated, the applicant will still be able to submit the application on a provisional basis In case of any difficulty in filling online application form for the test, please call the following Helpline Nos. or write to us at advanceditt_examhelpline@icai.in well in time at least one working day before the close of form.

The applicant will fill the details and upload the photograph & signatures.Uploading of photograph & signatures as jpeg / jpg files is mandatory. The size of photo / signature should not be more than 50KB each. Please do not include dots in the name of files (eg. Incorrect naming A.P.Kumar.jpg , Correct naming APKumar.jpg) Click here to know more about cropping of scanned files. (i.e. Photograph and Signature)

Step – 2 Online payment of Examination fee
For filling of Online Examination application form for appearing in the test, a candidate has to remit a applicable fee and applicable bank charges.
A candidate will not be required to pay the test fee when he applies for the test for the first time.
The Fee should be remitted using Online Payment gateway facility with Visa/Master/Maestro Credit/Debit Card or through internet banking via Paytm.

Step – 3 The candidates are advised to check the application status thru the link “Check Application Status” given above whether the application has been captured Successfully by the portal. Mere deduction of amount from the your account does not mean a successful application unless it is recorded successful at the exam application portal. Candidates are also advised to keep a printout of the barcoded exam application form that is generated at the end of the process, for their records.