NOTES FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE OF APPLICANTS
Information Systems Audit (ISA) Course Assessment Test - March 2016
(Under Regulation 204 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988)
|Cost of Online Application Form : Rs. 100/-||Exam Fee : Rs. 2000/-|
|Online Application Form Starts at 10AM on 26th February, 2016||Last Date : 07th March, 2016 (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
- Date of Examination Sunday, 20th March, 2016
- Timings of Examination 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (IST)
- Examination Fee Rs. 2100/- (Rupees Two Thousand One Hundred Only) including Rs.100/- as cost of form.
- Mode of Payment of Fee Exam fee is to be remitted Online only using Master/ Visa/ Maestro Credit/Debit Card. However, payment through NetBanking is NOT accepted.
- Examination Centres
- Last date for filling of online application at the site http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org is 07th March, 2016 (Upto 5.30 PM)
- Admission to ISA Course Assessment Test
- Issue of Admit Card
Effective from 1st July, 2014, the Committee on Information Technology has revised the Syllabus, for which the First Assessment Test was held in December, 2014.
NOTE: ISA AT will be held with both Old and New Syllabus in parallel upto March, 2016.
In view of the above, it has been decided that the members who have passed the Eligibility Test under Old Syllabus hereinafter to be referred as “Old Syllabus” are required to take Assessment Test under Old Syllabus and members who have passed Eligibility Test (or have been issued the Eligibility Certificate for admission to the ISA-AT by the Committee on Information Technology of the Institute) under New Syllabus hereinafter to be referred as “New Syllabus” are required to take Assessment Test under New Syllabus.
Members are therefore requested to kindly apply accordingly while submitting online application form for the said ISA-AT.
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 Once a centre is opted for, no change is allowed under any circumstances unless the centre has been withdrawn. Some of the big cities (Mumbai and New Delhi) have been divided into zones, with each zone covering certain areas. Each zone is treated as an examination centre and allotted with a code number.
How the application form (PDF) should reach the Institute?
Though the details are captured online, yet, it is advised to send the printout (PDF) of the filled-in form by Speed Post / Registered Post along with copy of Membership Certificate or Identity Card etc. to the Deputy Secretary (Exams), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 'ICAI Bhawan', Indraprastha Marg,New Delhi 110002, so as to reach him on or before 10th March, 2016 and also keep the copy of PDF for own records at least till the release of admit cards. Candidates are further advised to check and ensure that a numbered Barcode and Fee transaction details are appearing in the PDF indicating that their application has been successfully captured.
i) Candidates who have already passed the Information Systems Audit Eligibility Test ( ISA ET) are eligible to apply for appearing in the Information Systems Audit Assessment Test ( ISA AT) scheduled to be held on 20th March 2016
ii) As a one time special dispensation, members who have registered for the ISA Course 2.0 and started ISA professional training on or after 1st July 2015 and have completed the professional training classes, project work and have passed the daily module tests as per the norms prescribed by the Committee on Information Technology of ICAI and on that basis are deemed to have passed Eligibility Test and accordingly issued Eligibility Certificate by the Committee on Information Technology will also be eligible for taking up the Assessment Test.
(Please refer to the announcement dated 20th Jan. 2016 http://icai.org/new_post.html?post_id=12307&c_id=219 hosted at www.icai.org)
Mere possession of Professional Training Certificate is not enough for becoming eligible to appear in the Assessment Test unless a person has been declared “Pass” in the ISA Eligibility Test (or is covered under clause 8(ii) above) and an Eligibility Certificate to this effect has been issued to him/her by the Committee on Information Technology of the Institute.
No candidate shall be admitted to the ISA Course Assessment Test unless he / she has been enrolled as a Member of the Institute and has been declared “Pass” in the ISA Eligibility Test conducted by Committee on Information Technology (or is covered under clause 8(ii) above) and an Eligibility Certificate has been issued to this effect by the Committee on Information Technology of the Institute.
The Admit Cards for the ISA Course Assessment Test will be hosted on the same site i.e. http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org by 14th March 2016 and candidates are requested to download the same from the above web site.
All correspondence in the above matter should be addressed to the Deputy Secretary (Exams.) of the Institute at New Delhi quoting the following for prompt action.
- ISA Regn. No.
- Bar Code Number of Application Form
- Fee Transaction Number
- Name of the Centre Opted
- Telephone No.
- E-mail ID
In Case of any difficulty, Deputy Secretary (Exams.), ICAI, C-1, Sector-1, Noida should be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com
Helpline Desk telephone Nos. 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054854, 3054835, 3054836, 3054842, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754, 4953742 and 3989398.
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.
The Candidates should surrender the Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet before they leave the examination hall.
A candidate for the Information Systems Audit (ISA) Course Assessment Test shall be declared ordinarily to have passed the examination if he / she obtains a minimum of 75% of the scaled marks in aggregate in the ISA Course Assessment Test.
Statement of Marks will be issued to all the candidates who have appeared in the ISA Assessment Test normally in two weeks time from the date of declaration of result, while pass certificates to the qualified candidates will be issued normally in three months time.
After declaration of result, a candidate may, if he/she so desires, apply for verification of his/her answer sheet within one month from the date of declaration of result. The verification fee is Rs. 500/- .
The Fee once paid by a candidate shall not be refunded / adjusted under any circumstances except where a candidate applies to the Deputy Secretary (Exams) for the transfer of fee to the next Assessment Test only, on the ground that he/she was prevented from attending the Assessment Test on account of circumstances beyond his/her control. Multiple payments made online, if any, received by the Institute, due to systemic error, for a single member (using the correct membership number) , will be identified by the system and excess fee received will be refunded to the credit of the respective accounts from where they originated, by the Institute, within 45 days of the last date for submission of applications.
In case multiple online payments are received by the Institute due to systemic error and you do not get a refund within 45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org within 60 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.
After declaration of result, a candidate may if he/she so desires, apply for supply of certified copy/inspection of his/her answer sheet within one month from the date of declaration of result and only photo copy of the relevant OMR answer sheet will be provided. The relevant question paper/key will not be provided. The fee for the same is Rs.500/-. Before providing certified copies/inspection, the Institute suo moto carries out verification of the answer sheet.
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 appearing in March, 2016 ISA-AT Examination and make online payment of Examination fee on http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org
Step – 1 Login to the portal
The applicant shall visit the website http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org, Click on APPLY ONLINE link on the home page and enter his/her Six Digit Membership number and ISA registration number. These details will be validated with our database and the ISA-AT Application form will be released for filling. In case these details are not validated, the applicant will be advised that the combination of membership number and ISA registration number is not matching in which case the membership number or ISA registration number or both could be wrong and the applicant is advised to correct that. You may visit cit.icai.org/login.aspx to know your membership no. or visit cit.icai.org/registration status.aspx to know your ISA registration no. In case the applicant wishes to still proceed with this combination, the ISA-AT online form will be released and the particulars will still be captured but as ‘Provisional’ candidate.
In case of any difficulty in filling online application form for March, 2016 ISA-AT, please call helpline Nos. 0120- 3054851/852/853/854/835/836/842, 4953751/752/753/754/742 and 3989398 sufficiently well in time.
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 March, 2016 ISA-AT exam, a candidate has to remit a fee of Rs. 2100/- (Rupees Two thousand One hundred only) including Rs. 100.00 as the cost of Exam Application Form. The Fee should be remitted using Online Payment gateway facility with Visa/Master/Maestro Credit/Debit Card.
In case you are not able to make online payment successfully, you may use some Other Bank's Master/Visa Credit/Debit Card and make online payment of Examination fee.
Examination fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances (except as provided in Para No. 15 hereinbefore).
Step – 3 Check & Confirm Status of Application / Submission of Printout (PDF) of the application submitted online
At the end of payment process, a PDF file will be generated containing a Barcode number and Fee Payment Transaction particulars. Applicants are advised to send it by Speed Post / Registered Post along with copy of Membership Certificate or Identity Card etc. at the address given below so as to reach us on or before 10th March, 2016 and safely keep a copy of this PDF for their records. The applicants are also advised to click on the “Check & Confirm Status of Application” link given on the site which intimates if the payment status at the exam portal has been captured successfully. In a small number of cases, the money may get deducted from your account but while the system is writing these details to our servers, a disconnection may happen and hence, the request to check the status of application.
If the payment has not been recorded as successful for an attempt made by you, we request you to please pay again. In case multiple online payments are received by the Institute due to systemic error and you do not get a refund within 45 days from the last date for submission of applications, you can claim a refund of the excess amount paid by you, by writing to us at email@example.com within 60 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 for the same Membership Number. ICAI will verify the same and refund the excess amount, if any, paid by you.
Address to which the printout (PDF) of the application form submitted online has to be sent by Speed Post / Registered Post:
The Deputy Secretary (Exams)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
New Delhi 110 002.