NOTES FOR INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE OF APPLICANTS

Information Systems Audit (ISA) Course Assessment Test - July 2021

(Under Regulation 204 of the Chartered Accountants Regulations, 1988)


Exam Fee : Rs. 2000/-
Online Application Form Starts at 10AM (IST) on 19th June, 2021 Last Date : 2nd July, 2021 (Upto 23:59 Hrs IST)

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             Saturday, 31st July, 2021
  2. Timings of Examination       09.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. (IST)
  3. Examination Fee                   Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only).
  4. Mode of Payment of Fee     Exam fee is to be remitted Online only using Master/ Visa/ Maestro Credit/Debit Card/Rupay/BHIM UPI and NetBanking is accepted.
  5. Syllabus
  6. Syllabus for ISA-AT shall be as notified by the Committee on Information Technology / Digital Accounting and Assurance Board.

    The syllabus will be shown to the candidates while filling their ISA-AT test form based on the Institute’s data. In case it is not shown correctly, you can give your feedback on the same for further checking. The data as per office records will be taken as final and the admit cards will be released accordingly.

  7. Examination Centres
  8. 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 Once a centre is opted for, no change is allowed under any circumstances unless the centre has been withdrawn.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.

    CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF EXAM CENTRES

  9. Last date for filling of online application at the site http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org is 2nd July, 2021 (Upto 23.59 Hrs IST )
  10. Eligibility
  11. Candidates who have already passed the Information Systems Audit Eligibility Test ( ISA ET) / have been issued Eligibility Certificate by the Committee on Information Technology (CIT) / Digital Accounting and Assurance Board(DAAB) of the Institute are eligible to apply for appearing in the Information Systems Audit Assessment Test (ISA AT) scheduled to be held on 31st July 2021.

    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 / an Eligibility Certificate to this effect has been issued to him/her by the Committee on Information Technology (CIT) / Digital Accounting and Assurance Board (DAAB) of the Institute.

  12. Admission to ISA Course Assessment Test
  13. 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 / Digital Accounting and Assurance Board of the Institute / an Eligibility Certificate has been issued to this effect by the Committee on Information Technology of the Institute / Digital Accounting and Assurance Board.

  14. Issue of Admit Card
    • The Admit Cards for the ISA Course Assessment Test will be hosted on the same site i.e. http://isaat.icaiexam.icai.org by 16th July 2021 and candidates are requested to download the same from the above web site.
      All correspondence in the above matter should be addressed to the Additional Secretary (Exams.) of the Institute at New Delhi quoting the following to facilitate 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, Additional Secretary (Exams.), ICAI, ICAI Bhavan, C-1, Sector-1, Noida should be contacted by e-mail at isa_examhelpline@icai.in
      Helpline Desk telephone Nos. 0120-3054851, 3054852, 3054853, 3054854, 3054835, 3054836, 3054842, 4953751, 4953752, 4953753, 4953754, 4953742 and 3989398.

  15. Record of Question Paper Booklet and OMR Answer Sheet tendered at the Examination Centre.
  16. 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.

  17. Requirement for passing the ISA Course Assessment Test
  18. A candidate for the Information Systems Audit (ISA) Assessment Test shall be declared ordinarily to have passed the test if he / she secures a minimum of 60% (Sixty Percent) marks in aggregate in the ISA Course Assessment Test.

  19. Issue of Statement of Marks and Pass Certificate of Information Systems Audit (ISA) Course Assessment Test
  20. 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.

  21. Verification of answer sheet
  22. 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/- payable by way of a Demand Draft favouring The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, payable at New Delhi only.

  23. Refund of fee
  24. The Fee once paid by a candidate shall not be refunded / adjusted under any circumstances except where a candidate applies to the Additional 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 30 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 30 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 isa_examhelpline@icai.in within 45 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.

  25. For any/all dispute(s) relating to the Information Systems Audit (ISA) Assessment Test conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Courts at Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

  26. Providing certified copy/inspection of answer sheet
  27. 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/- payable by way of a Demand Draft favouring The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, payable at New Delhi only. 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 July, 2021 ISA-AT Examination and make online payment of Examination fee at 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. 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 July, 2021 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 July, 2021 ISA-AT exam, a candidate has to remit a fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two thousand only). The Fee should be remitted using Online Payment gateway facility with Visa/Master/Maestro Credit/Debit Card/Rupay Card/Net Banking.
In case you are not able to make online payment successfully, you may use some Other Bank's Master/Visa/Maestro 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
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 30 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 isa_examhelpline@icai.in within 45 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. Please keep the copy of barcoded exam application form generated at the end of the process indicating fee particulars for your records at least till the admit cards are released.