Clarifications on completion of Advanced ICITSS and Advanced IT Test for Appear in CA Final

Information on conclusion of Advanced ICITSS and Advanced IT Test for Appear in CA Final tests (Old and New). Explanations on the requirement for conclusion of Advanced ICITSS course and the Advanced IT Test thereunder, with recommendation to eligibility to appear in CA Final examination, under Final( Old) and Last (Brand-new) Syllabus.

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In terms of Guideline 29 D( 1 )( iii) and 51 E/72 E of the CA Regulations 1988, trainees under the New Scheme of Education and Training (executed with impact from 1st July 2017) are needed to complete the Advanced Integrated Course on Infotech and Soft Skills (Advanced ICITSS) successfully for being qualified to appear in the Final (Brand-new) course examination held under the curriculum authorized by the Council under Guideline 31( iv) of the CA Regulations 1988, the very first evaluation of which is to be held in May 2018.

Advanced ICITSS is a combination of Management & Interaction Skills and Advanced IT Course, which works from 1st July, 2017 with the execution of New Scheme of Education and Training.

Candidates are required to go through the Advanced ICITSS-Advanced IT test, performed by the Exam Dept. of ICAI, after completing the Advanced Information Technology component of those course.

Even More, it is hereby clarified that trainees who have undergone just one, i.e. either GMCS or Advanced ITT under the Last (Old) course, need to go through the remaining element, i.e. Advanced ICITSS( IT) or Advanced ICITSS( GMCS). They are not needed to go through Advanced ICITSS (IT and MCS) in its totality.

It is additional clarified that following is the position in regard of various categories of trainees who are required to go through Advanced ICITSS course and pass the Advanced IT test thereunder, with referral to their eligibility to appear in Final evaluation.

Final (Brand-new) Course-Held under the syllabus approved by the Council under Policy 31( iv) of the CA Regulations,1988

Category Remarks When to finish
Final (Brand-new) course (registration for which commenced from 1st July 2017) Should complete the Advanced ICITSS (i.e. Advanced IT and MCS) and pass the Advanced IT test there under Before appearing in Final (New) course test
Converted from Final (Old) course (i.e. held under the syllabus authorized by the Council U/R 31( ii) of the CA Laws to Final (Brand-new) course- Not appeared in Last test in the Final (Old) course test earlier Ought to finish the Advanced ICITSS (i.e. Advanced IT and MCSwhichever part has actually not been completed previously) and pass the Advanced IT test there under, upon conversion to the Last (Brand-new) Course Prior to appearing in Last (New Course) exam
Transformed from Final (Old) course (i.e. held under the curriculum authorized by the Council U/R 31( ii) of the CA Regulations1988) to Final (New) course- Appeared in Final (Old) Course test earlier Need to complete the Advanced ICITSS (i.e. Advanced IT and MCSwhichever part has actually not been completed earlier) and pass the Advanced IT test there under, upon conversion to the Final( Brand-new) Course. Either prior to or after appearing in Last (New) course test however in any case prior to looking for subscription

Final (Old) course (Held under the curriculum approved by the Council under Regulation 31( ii) of the CA Regulations, 1988

Category Remarks When to finish
Final (Old) course( i.e. held under the syllabus approved by the Council U/R 31( ii) of the CA Regulations1988)– Neither Finished Advanced ITT nor GMCS previously.( Consisting of those who have actually passed the Final exam) Should finish the Advanced ICITSS( Advanced IT and MCS) and go through the Advanced IT test thereunder. Those who have actually not finished Advanced ITT earlier need to go through the Advanced IT course and the Test thereunder.

b) Nevertheless, upon conversion to Last (New) Course, will be needed to finish the Advanced ICITSS (Advanced IT course and MCS) and likewise pass the test held there under.

a) Not relevant.

b) However, upon conversion to Last (New) Course, they will be needed to finish the Advanced ICITSS course (Advanced IT and MCS) and likewise pass the test there under. (Please refer to Sr No 2 and 3, of Table I given above.

Trainees are required to remember of the above and act accordingly.

For more information on the Advanced ICITSS-Advanced IT- Test, Candidates are encouraged to go through the announcement dated fourth January 2018 and the Often Asked Questions( FAQs) on the subject hosted in the FAQs area of the site www.icai.org.

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