ICITSS Registration for CA Inter – Fee, Eligibility, Dress Code & Syllabus Details

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Check out the full details regarding ICITSS Registration after CA Inter – Fee, Eligibility, Dress Code & Syllabus Details. ICITSS means Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills. Well, now you know ICITSS full form so find more about ICITSS Course. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has developed two Courses namely, Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) for four weeks duration in shaping Chartered Accountants as complete Business Managers with an all-round personality.

A student is required to complete successfully Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) consisting of Information Technology (IT) and Orientation Course (OC) each of 15 days before registering for Articleship Training. The objective of ICITSS is to familiarize the students with diversified field of Accountancy profession, to make them tech-savvy and to develop their communication and presentation skills and to foster values such as integrity, transparency so as to groom them as professionals in future.

There are two courses in ICITSS as follows. Students required to register separately for

  • Information Technology (IT) and
  • Orientation Course (OC)

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ICITSS Registration for CA Inter - Fee, Eligibility, Dress Code & Syllabus Details

About the Course –  Information Technology (ICITSS)

The course develops an understanding for use of Information Technology in the field of accounting and auditing and uniform theoretical and practical knowledge to all the aspiring CA students. The training components of the course focus on use of Application Software relevant for Accounting, Auditing and allied areas related to the CA profession. The training would focus on knowledge of Electronic Spread Sheet, Data Base Management System, Computer Assisted Audit Technique (CAAT) and Accounting Package etc.

Objectives:

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  • The Orientation Course aims to equip the entrants of the profession –
  • To familiarize with various dimensions of the Indian Accountancy Profession.
  • To develop effective communication and presentation skills.
  • To groom and motivate the entrants to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals.
  • To expand the significance of practical training in the life of a professional.
  • To foster values such as integrity, transparency and Independence in the budding professionals.

Eligibility for Information Technology in ICITSS after CA Inter

As a part of the New Scheme of Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) consisting Course on Information Technology for Chartered Accountancy Course, a student has to mandatorily complete the Course on Information Technology from any of the ITT Centres established at Regional Offices/ Branches/ Chapters of ICAI before commencement of Practical Training.

The ICAI allows Commerce Graduates/ Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/ Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks) and Intermediate level passed students of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India to enter directly to its Intermediate Course and they need to successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) before commencement of the practical training.

3. Duration

The classes are scheduled for minimum 6 hours per day, in 15 working days.

Information Technology Fees in ICITSS

The fee shall be Rs. 6500 (Six Thousand Five Hundred only) per student on nonresidential basis, inclusive of course material and tea/refreshment.

5. Suggested allocation of Time w.r.t Topics

The suggested allocation of hours among the broad areas of the course content is as follow:

Sr. No. Topics Duration

  1. E Learning – Computer Fundamentals, Operating Systems, CBS – 10

  2. MS – Word – 6

  3. MS – Excel – 30

  4. MS – PowerPoint – 12

  5. Databases using MS – Access – 6

  6. CAAT -18

  7. Accounting Package – 18

6. Dress Code

The branches should ensure that students come in proper formal dress and uphold the grace of the Profession. They should not be permitted to enter the classroom in Jeans and T-shirts. The necessary instructions may be put up on the notice board and also communicated to the students at time of the registration for these courses. These instructions are to be adhered strictly.

ICITSS Training Details

The Regional offices/ branches of the ICAI will organize Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) as per the detailed course contents provided by the Board of Studies. They will ensure that all modules of course material are taught as per the time duration specified in the syllabus. The course should be supported by intensive practical exercises so that the concepts are clearly understood by the students.

8. Attendance

A student is required to have minimum 90% attendance to successfully complete the Course on Information Technology (ICITSS).

9. Module Tests

A student of Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) is required to pass two module tests as a part of the Course by securing at least 50% marks in individual test. The module test shall comprise of objective type and descriptive questions. The duration of each Module Test is one hour. Evaluation of the module test is to be done by the ITT Centre. In case a student fails in a Module Test, one re-appearance for each test is allowed free of cost. For any additional reappearance, the student is required to pay a nominal fee of Rs.150/- per test. These two module tests carry 20% weightage in successfully completing the course.

10. Project

A student of Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) is required to prepare a multi-disciplinary project of 100 marks covering all aspects of the course syllabus. The weightage of the project is 20%. The Students are required to submit the project before appearing for the Final Online Examination.

11. Eligibility for Final Online Examination

A student of Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) becomes eligible to appear in the Final Online Examination only if he/ she fulfils the following criteria:

  1. 90% Attendance.
  2. Successfully qualifies Two Module Tests
  3. Submission of the Project Report and
  4. Payment of full fee for the course.

12. Passing Requirements

A student of the Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) is required to secure minimum 60% marks in aggregate taking into account two Module Tests, Project and Final Online Examination. The allocation of marks is as follows:

  • Two Module Tests – 20%
  • Project Report – 20%
  • Final Online Examination – 60%

In case a student fails to secure 60% marks in the aggregate, he/she may be allowed to reappear for Online Examination for two more attempts free of cost. However, if a student fails to secure 60% marks even after three attempts, he/she shall have to pay a nominal fee of Rs.300/- to the Regional office/Branch of ICAI for every additional attempt.

13. Final Online Examination

The Final Online Examination is of objective type questions of 3 hours duration with 200 questions. This examination is held on Sunday and date is intimated to students by the ITT Centre in which he/ she is pursuing the course. A student has to complete the examination within the time allocated in one sitting. The Online Examination software generates the Questions Paper from the question bank randomly with questions selected for topics in proportion to hours allocated to respective topics of the course.

14. Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) Certificate

The accredited ITT centre issues certificate to students who successfully complete the Course and fulfills the passing requirement of the course.

15. Unfair Means

If any student is found using unfair means during module test or online examination or causes indiscipline in the class, disciplinary action as per ICAI guidelines will be taken against such student.

16. Concessions for Differently-abled Students

The differently abled students are exempted from undergoing the Course on Information Technology organized by the Regional offices/ branches of the ICAI, but have to follow the following scheme:

  • Differently abled students are required to inform the Board of Studies about their option for exemption from undergoing Course on Information Technology, along with the necessary documents, while registering for the Intermediate Course to the Decentralised Office.
  • Such students are not required to pay any registration fee for the purpose of Course on Information Technology.
  • The Decentralized Office shall provide them a set of course material on registration.
  • Since the duration of the course is fifteen days, a differently abled student is required to self-study such course material for a minimum period of 15 days. Therefore, he can send a request to the decentralized office for two specially designed test papers and also inform about his schedule for submission of these test papers.
  • The answer sheets of test papers are to be submitted at the said decentralized Office. The student shall be issued certificate on qualifying the test papers.

17. Registration for ICITSS (Course on Information Technology) through Online Portal

The Board of Studies has developed Online Registration Portal to facilitate students to register in soft skills courses (ICITSS and AICITSS) and make the payment of course fee online using Credit/ Debit card from all across the country.

The Online Portal for ICITSS and Advanced ICITSS provides the facilities which are as under –

  • Single sign-on for all courses
  • Online registration for all batches
  • Online Payment
  • Batch transfer facility
  • Online feedback submission
  • Online certificate generation
  • Online report generation

The students are required to login to the Online Portal at http://cloudcampus.icai.org or www.icaionlineregistration.org and register in a particular batch launched by the Programme Organising Unit (POU). After registration, the students may take a print of the acknowledgement slip from the portal and submit the same along with other documents, as mentioned in the acknowledgement slip, to the concerned Programme Organising Unit at least two days before the commencement of the batch. After verifying the documents, the concerned POU will confirm the registration.

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Information Technology Syllabus in ICITSS

Course on Information Technology (ICITSS)

1. E Learning

a. Computer Fundamental

b. Operating System

c. CBS

2. MS – Word

a. Introduction to MS‐Word

b. Tables handling

c. Use of Templates and Version Control

d. Creating Macros

3. MS – Excel

a. Introduction to MS‐Excel

b. Cell Referencing, Ranges and Functions

c. Working with Worksheet, Charts, Macros and Hyperlinks

d. Consolidation of Data & Data Analysis

e. Data Validation & Protection

f. PivotTable Reports & PivotChart Reports

g. Importing/Exporting data

h. Multi‐Dimensional Analysis of data

i. Dashboard Reporting using MS ‐ Excel

4. MS – PowerPoint

a. Introduction to MS Power Point

5. MS ‐ Access

a. Introduction to MS ‐ Access

b. Working with Table and Forms

c. Working with Queries and Reports

6. CAAT

a. Introduction to CAAT

b. Data Analysis and Audit Techniques

c. Data Analysis Using IDEA

d. Advanced Analytics using IDEA

7. Accounting Package

a. Principal of Accounting

b. Introduction to Tally.ERP 9

c. Voucher Entry in Tally.ERP 9

d. Generating Reports In Tally.ERP 9

e. Financial Analysis Tools In Tally.ERP 9

f. E‐filing Process

Orientation Course in ICITSS

The Orientation Course aims to equip the entrants of the profession –

  • To familiarize with various dimensions of the Indian Accountancy Profession.
  • To develop effective communication and presentation skills.
  • To groom and motivate the entrants to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals.
  • To expand the significance of practical training in the life of a professional.
  • To foster values such as integrity, transparency and Independence in the budding professionals.

2. Eligibility: The students are required to undergo Orientation Course before registering for practical training.

3. Duration:

The duration of the course shall be 90 hours (15 days X 6 hours per day). Classes are held for 6 hours each day for 6 days a week. The suggested allocation of time among the broad areas of the course contents is as follows:

  • About the Institute, Academic & Technical Guidance, General Management – 06 Hours
  • Developing Personal Traits – 12 Hours
  • Business Communication – 12 Hours
  • Presentation – 24 Hours
  • Interpersonal & Negotiation Skills – 12 Hours
  • Office Procedure – 06 Hours
  • Business Environment – 06 Hours
  • Strategic Decision Making – 06 Hours

Practical (Project) 06 Hours The Board of Studies has finalized a “Session Plan” to facilitate systematic course delivery. The programme is to be organized as per the Session Plan.

Teaching Methodology

Multiple methods including lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, management games, projects etc. should be used.

Enrolment of Students:

All Organizing Centres must adapt a transparent procedure to enroll the students. The enrolment of students shall be done on “First Come First Serve” basis through online portal www.icaionlineregistration.org.

Fee for ICITSS-Orientation Course

The fee shall be Rs.7000/- (Seven thousand only) per student on non-residential basis, inclusive of course material and tea/refreshment. This fee structure is not applicable for the students who wish to undergo Orientation Course at Dubai Overseas office.

Branches which wish to organize residential Orientation Course will follow the same “Session Plan” similar to regular Orientation Course. The fee for such programme shall be Rs.20,000/- per student.

The fee for the Programme is non-refundable and may be transferred from one Programme Organizing Unit (POU) to another, if the student wishes to attend a batch in another POU in case of some exigency.

Penalty clause for student for non informing about their absence from OC classes

Students who would not inform about their absence after confirmation of allotment of a batch, at least 3 days before the commencement of the OC batch, a penalty of Rs.500/- be imposed to such students w.e.f. 01.04.2015. (No waiver in any case shall be allowed.) The organizing center shall collect this penalty from the student in the form of a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- in favour of Secretary, ICAI payable at New Delhi, and send it to Board of Studies.

7. Exemption from payment of fees to Disabled Students:

Disabled Students, suffering from 50% or above permanent disability are exempted from payment of fee and compulsorily attending Orientation Course. Such students can either opt to (i) attend all the classes or (ii) appear in two test papers of 3 hours each after a period of 15 days from the date of registration after thoroughly studying the OC Study Manual. In case the student opts to take the tests, the Programme Organizing Unit (POU) may contact the Director, Board of Studies to obtain the test papers.

The following shall be regarded as disability-

1. Physical disability.-

A. Locomotor disability (a person’s inability to execute distinctive activities associated with movement of self and objects resulting from affliction of musculoskeletal or nervous system or both), including-

(a) “leprosy cured person” means a person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from-

(i) loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;

(ii) manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;

(iii) extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall construed accordingly;

(b) “cerebral palsy” means a Group of non-progressive neurological condition affecting body movements and muscle coordination, caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring before, during or shortly after birth;

(c) “dwarfism” means a medical or genetic condition resulting in an adult height of 4 feet 10 inches (147 centimeters) or less;

(d) “muscular dystrophy” means a group of hereditary genetic muscle disease that weakens the muscles that move the human body and persons with multiple dystrophy have incorrect and missing information in their genes, which prevents them from making the proteins they need for healthy muscles. It is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue;

(e) “acid attack victims” means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance.

B. Visual impairment-

(a) “blindness” means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, after best correction- (i)total absence of sight; or (ii) visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction; or (iii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than10 degree.

(b) “low-vision” means a condition where a person has any of the following conditions, namely:- (i) visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 orupto 10/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with best possible corrections; or (ii) limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree up to 10 degree.

C. Hearing impairment- (a) “deaf” means persons having 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequenciesin both ears; (b) “hard of hearing” means person having 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;

D. “speech and language disability” means a permanent disability arising out of conditions such as laryngec to my or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neurological causes.

  1. Intellectual disability, a condition characterised by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior which covers a range of every day, social and practical skills, including-

(a) “specific learning disabilities” means a heterogeneous group of conditions wherein there is a deficit in processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations and includes such conditions as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia;

(b) “autism spectrum disorder” means a neuro-developmental condition typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand relationships and relate to others, and is frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviours.

Mental behaviour-“mental illness” means a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation which is a condition of arrested or incomplete development of mind of a person, specially characterised by sub normality of intelligence.

Disability caused due to-

(a) chronic neurological conditions, such as- (i) “multiple sclerosis” means an inflammatory, nervous system disease in which the myelin sheaths around the axons of nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and affecting the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other; (ii) “parkinson’s disease” means a progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chief ly affecting middle-aged and elderly people associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

(b) Blood disorder- (i) “haemophilia” means an inheritable disease, usually affecting only male but transmitted by women to their male children, characterised by loss orimpairment of the normal clotting ability of blood so that a minor would may result in fatal bleeding; (ii) “thalassemia” means a group of inherited disorders characterised by reduced or absent amounts of haemoglobin. (iii) “sickle cell disease” means a haemolytic disorder characterised by chronic anaemia, painful events, and various complications due to associated tissue and organ damage; “haemolytic” refers to the destruction of the cellmembrane of red blood cells resulting in the release of haemoglobin.

Multiple Disabilities

(more than one of the above specified disabilities) including deaf blindness which means a condition in which a person may have combination of hearing and visual impairments causing severe communication, developmental, and educational problems.

Any other category as may be notified by the Central Government. A disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician / surgeon / oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.

Dress Code

Students, while undergoing Orientation Course, shall adhere to the formal Dress Code as per the local culture and tradition. Advisory Dress Code:- Male Students: Full Sleeves Shirts and Trousers; Female Students: Sarees/ Salvar Kurta/ Suit. While appearing before the appellate authority, they may also wear a suit and a tie.

Online Portal for Orientation Course –  ICITSS

Online Portal for OC/ MCS is operational. The organizing centers shall launch the batches of MCS course through online portal www.icaionlineregistation.org only. No batches are to be conducted in the offline mode and no certificates are to be issued through offline mode. The student registration, student attendance, faculty allocation, faculty feedback, certificate generation (which has the scanned signatures of Chairman, BOS) are to done through online mode only. The user manual related to the portal is uploaded in the website http://www.icaionlineregistration.org.

General Instructions

  • Students are required to complete the Course without discontinuity. However, in exceptional circumstances, cases of absence of students for maximum two days or four sessions may be allowed by the Chairman/Secretary of the Organizing Centre. Certificate shall not be issued to the student unless the student completes the course.
  • Students are required to maintain discipline and decorum apart from adhering to the dress code specified above. For misbehavior/ nuisance in the class, the faculty will have the power to make a note and on the basis of which issue of Programme Completion Certificate may be withheld.
  • No cameras/ photographs be allowed in the sessions and uploaded on social networking sites.
10 Comments
  1. sudharaju says

    Thank you.The content was really very informative.

  2. Abhiramy S says

    It is very useful for a fresher referring this topic ….
    THANK YOU Very Much for giving a wonderful and simple short knowledge about this topic…..

  3. Akash says

    Is there is possible to change the batch of itt according to new syllabus

  4. Inderjeet says

    Sir after registeration, shall the print of acknowledgement along with documents submit offline or online?

  5. Sagnik says

    Registered under old course IPCC on 2013. Did ITT training but not Orientation course. Can I undergo this course now?

  6. chitra.p says

    Sir i completed my ca pe2 inthe year 2004, now i have decided to to do my ca final under new scheme, is it necessary for me to undet go icitss (it,oc).

  7. onkar charkha says

    can i have a procedure to change pou of course??

  8. Akash Rathaur says

    Really helpful content thanks

  9. Vinayak. T says

    Greatly informative post! Found all the answers to my questions here

  10. Shivangi says

    Sir may u know when the new batch will start from ??

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