100 hours Information Technology Training
Scheme for 100 Hours ITT
1. Registration for the scheme
This course should be undergone by a student who has taken admission to Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC). A student is issued registration letter for 100 Hours ITT automatically after registering for IPCC. Before registering for articled training, a student has to complete ITT with an accredited Branch.
Existing students who have registered for the erstwhile Intermediate Course and completed their articled training and then converted to IPCC, shall produce ITT completion certificate at the time of registration for Final Course.
Existing students who have registered for erstwhile Intermediate Course and then appeared in Professional Education (Examination – II) and then converted to IPCC, shall produce ITT completion certificate at the time of registration for articled training. Compulsory Computer Training (CCT) completed earlier is valid in IPCC also.
Existing students who have initially registered for the Professional Education (Course – II) and then switched over / switching over to IPCC, shall produce ITT completion certificate at the time of joining for articled training or if the articled training continuing/completed, produce ITT completion certificate at the time of registration for Final Course. CCT completed earlier is valid in IPCC also.
Existing students who have initially registered for the Professional Education (Course – II) and then switched over to Professional Competence Course (PCC) and then to IPCC, shall produce ITT completion certificate at the time of rejoining for balance period of articled training or if the articled training continuing, produce ITT completion certificate at the time of registration for Final Course. CCT completed earlier is valid in IPCC also.
Existing students who have registered initially for PCC and then switched over to IPCC, shall produce ITT completion certificate at the time of rejoining for balance period of articled training or if the articled training continued, produce ITT completion certificate at the time of registration for Final Course.
A student can join any of the accredited Regional Office/Branch IT Centre for undergoing this training. The details of accredited Regional Office/Branch IT Centres are hosted on the website at http://22.214.171.124/20315itt100hrs_centrelist.pdf.
2. Fees payable to the accredited Branch ITT Centre for undergoing ITT
The fee payable to the Branch for ITT is Rs. 4,000.
The course fee is inclusive of all costs such as the cost of registration for the course, library fee, computer and Internet usage charges and cost of conducting training, module tests, project and final online examination. It also includes the cost for evaluation, marking, preparing results for issuance of completion certificate and submitting the list of eligible candidates to the Board of Studies, ICAI, Noida.
Disabled students are exempted from undergoing 100 Hours ITT with accredited Branches. They have to self-study the course materials for at least three months and qualify two specially designed test papers supplied on request by the concerned Regional Office.
3. Training Duration
The fresh batches shall start in the first week of each month. Students are required to undergo 100 Hours
ITT with the accredited branch. The Branches can follow a teaching module of 3-5 hours per day, covering
100 hours in maximum 40 days including Sundays. The Board of Studies can change this training plan.
A student should not appear for the final online examination before he/she completes the minimum training period prescribed in the training programme.
4. Course Structure and Training Methodology
The syllabus designed by the Board of Studies for 100 hours of Information Technology Training shall be imparted as per the specified training hours stated in Para (6). The faculty members are required to adhere to this schedule. The course should be supported by intensive practical exercises so that the concepts are clearly understood by the students.
There may be additional seminars/lectures up to maximum of 5 hours to keep the students informed about the latest developments in the area of Information Technology which are of relevance for accounting profession.
5. Study Material from the Board of Studies
The Board of Studies has brought out study material in the form of printed study modules I & II and a set of 3 CDs. On registration with the Board of Studies for 100 Hours ITT and IPCC, the students get this comprehensive Study Material. The printed modules include detail discussion on all the topics included in the syllabus. However, the 3 CDs cover the following topics:
(i) Using MS-Excel as an Audit Tool
(ii) Using CAATs/GAS
(iii) Power Point Presentations and Lab Practice Manual Edition-I
Students are advised to study the appropriate course modules in detail before the relevant classes are
conducted by the accredited branch. The Prospectus of IPCC contains detailed rules regarding 100 Hours ITT. Students are advised to go through these guidelines carefully before undergoing 100 Hours ITT. In addition, the Board of Studies announces from time to time any change in such guidelines through Students’ Journal – “The Chartered Accountant Student”. Such changes are also hosted on the Institute’s Website – www.icai.org. While undergoing 100 Hours ITT, a student should remain in constant touch with the Centre Incharge of the ITT centre of the accredited Branch.
6. Allocation of time for different Topics
The allocation of time for various topics of the syllabus will be as follows:
1 Computer Fundamentals 1 hr. 2 Operating Systems 6 hr. 3 MS-Word 6 hr. 4 MS-Excel 15 hrs. 5 MS-PowerPoint 5 hrs. 6 Data Bases 15 hrs. 7 MS-Office utilities 3 hrs. 8 Accounting package 20 hrs. 9 Computer Aided Audit Techniques 12 hrs. 10 Web Technology & System Security and 10 hrs. 11 E-Filing 5 hrs. 12 Digital Signatures 2 hrs. Total
7. Module tests
Each student is required to pass two module tests. These tests are conducted by Branches in consultation with the Board of Studies of the ICAI. The evaluation and moderation of test papers is to be carried out by the Branch IT Centre.
Each module test shall be of 50 marks. The module test may comprise of objective type questions as well
as short questions. The duration of the module test will be one hour. Evaluation of the module test is to be done by the centre faculty. A student is required to pass both modules tests by securing at least 50% marks in individual test. In case a student fails to do so, one reappearance for each test may be allowed free of cost. For any additional reappearance, the student is required to pay a nominal fee of Rs. 150/- per test.
Each student is required to submit a multi-disciplinary project of 100 marks. The students should endeavor
to use most of the software/techniques learnt during their training while developing this project based on some real-life application. The Project report may be submitted both in hard copy and the soft copy with
the Branch IT Centre.
The Accredited Branches maintain a proper attendance record. A student is required to have minimum 90%
10. Eligibility for Final Online Examination
After undergoing the training for specified duration, a student becomes eligible for the Final online examination only if he fulfills the following criteria:
(i) 90% Attendance;
(ii) Clearance of the two module tests;
(iii) Submission of the project; and
(iv) Full fee is paid.
11. Final Online Examination
The final online examination would comprise of 200 objective type questions of 1.5 marks each totaling 300 marks. The weightage of final online examination is 60%. The duration of the same is 3 hours.
The final online examination is to be conducted by the accredited branches on any Sunday of the month in coordination with BOS.
On the day of the examination, a student is required to go to the designated IT Centre and take the online examination. A student would not be allowed to exceed the allotted time. Questions will be generated randomly for the students appearing for the online examination. The total number of questions generated for each topic must be in accordance to the total number of hours of training allocated to that topic. Once the student commences the examination, he is expected to complete the paper without any break.
The evaluation is to be done online.
12. Criteria for qualifying the training
A student is required to obtain 60% in aggregate taking into account module tests, project and final examination. In case a student fails to secure 60% or more in aggregate, he /she may be allowed to reappear for online exam for maximum two more attempts. No fee shall be charged by the accredited branches for such reappearance. However, if a student fails to secure 60% marks even after three attempts, he/she may have to pay a nominal fee not exceeding Rs. 300/- to the accredited branch for every additional attempt.
The training completion certificate as well as passing certificate will be issued directly by the concerned Accredited Branch of the ICAI. The nomenclature of the course is "C.A. Student Information Technology Training".