|Note: As per the recent changes
in the policy of the Institute, the online exemption test will be
conducted by M/s Sify for which the registration will open w.e.f 19th
November 2011. The students may register themselves online for the
exemption test in SIFY and find more details such as FAQ, Fee structure,
Fee Payment process, How to Apply etc.. regarding the test through
icsi-sify portal i.e. http://icsi.sifyitest.com
M/s Aptech will also continue to conduct online exemption test in parellel till 31st of January 2012 and from 1st February 2012 M/s Sify will be the sole testing authority for the ICSI. However after 31st of January, 2012 M/.s Aptech will continue to provide computer training only.
|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Computer Training Programme for being conducted by APTECH for the Students of the ICSI.|
|1)||What is the Course Name?|
|Ans:||“Understanding Information Technology in Corporate Environment”.|
|2)||Who are conducting this course?|
|Ans:||"On behalf of ICSI, APTECH is authorised to conduct the course on all India basis.|
|3)||Where are the APTECH Centers?|
|Ans:||The list of cities where APTECH center is available is uploaded on the website of the Institute. The list can also be received directly through this link|
|4)||What is the Eligibility to join this course?|
|Ans:||The course is open for all the students of the ICSI. But completing the course is compulsory for the students undergoing Executive program of Company Secretary-ship Course only before they enroll for any group(s) of the Executive program of Company Secretary-ship examination.|
|5)||What does the Course content include?|
The course content is given below:
Introduction: 1 Hour
The Internet & E-mail: 5 Hours
Word processing (MS Word) 6 Hours
Spreadsheet (MS Excel) 8 Hours
MS PowerPoint: 4 Hours
Computerized Accounting Package 14 Hours
Digital signature 6 Hours
Existing Privacy Protection, IT Laws
and Security 4 Hours
Introduction to e-commerce, MCA-21
project of GOI, conversion of MS-WORD
file into PDF file and vice versa 2 Hours
Project / Practical sessions
project 20 Hours
|6)||What is the duration of Course?|
|Ans:||The course shall be of 70 (Seventy) hours duration. This will be followed by a 80 (eighty) minutes test. Students must undergo the said course from APTECH for a minimum period of 70 (Seventy) hours. The student should not appear for the final online test before completing the minimum training period prescribed. He/She has to complete training uninterruptedly.|
|7)||What is the fee for the ICSI-APTECH Computer Course?|
|Ans:||Fee for undergoing the ICSI-Aptech Computer course shall remain same for
all students except the students belonging to SC/ST category, who shall be
given concession of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only) on the course fee.
Rate chargeable from student is Rs.3,000.00 (for General Category), Rs.2,500.00 (for SC / ST Category)
Service Tax and bank charges as per the GOI rules as applicable from time to time shall be payable by the student. Present rate of Service Tax @ 10.3%. All payments will be online or by credit / debit card or by demand draft (nationalized bank and large private banks only)
|8)||Who is exempted from this training?|
|Ans:||A student shall be exempted from undergoing the ICSI -APTECH Computer
course if he / she fulfill the following criteria’s:
He / She has successfully completed one or more computer
course(s) from any Institution and
He / She enroll himself / herself for an online exemption
test (to be conducted by APTECH) at any of the
Note: As per the recent changes in the policy of the Institute, the online exemption test will be conducted by M/s Sify for which the registration will open w.e.f 19th November 2011. The students may register themselves online for the exemption test in SIFY and find more details regarding the test through icsi-sify portal i.e. http://icsi.sifyitest.com . M/s Aptech will also continue to conduct online exemption test in pareller till 31st of January 2012 and from 1st February 2012 M/s Sify will be the sole testing authority for the ICSI.
|9)||What is online exemption test and How to approach for online exemption test?|
|Ans:||To appear for the online exemption test, the student has to accept the declaration online which appears once he selects the test option. The student must have completed a computer course with a minimum of MS office included in the course from a reputed computer institute. Along with the DD the student has to send a Xerox copy of the certificate of the claimed test to Aptech Ltd. Mumbai. If the student selects online payment the student must send the photocopy of the certificate to Aptech Ltd., Mumbai. The student must write the registration no. order no. and name on the reverse of the photocopy. The mailing address is : Mr.Vikrant Parkar, Aptech Ltd. Champion Seals Compound, 15 Parsi Panchayat road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 069.|
|10)||What is the fee for online exemption test?|
|Ans:||For undergoing the Online Exemption Test: Only Students can be enrolled for the online exemption test.|
|Rate chargeable from student Rs.450.00 (Fee for all
1. Service Tax and bank charges as per the GOI rules as applicable from time to time shall be payable
by the student.
2. Student has to appear for the online exemption test from the respective Aptech Testing Center,
which will be allocated to him/her. All payments will be made online or credit / debit card or by
demand draft (drawn nationalized banks and large private banks only).
|11)||How many attempts will be provided for online exemption test against the fee submitted by him for the same?|
|Ans:||2 (Two) attempts will be allowed for the student to clear the online exemption test within a period of 30 (thirty) days against the fees of Rs.450/- (Service Tax extra on actual), which will be paid by the student during the Registration for online exemption test. In case the student is not able to clear the online exemption test in the given two attempts within a period of 30 (thirty) days, then he / she can re-enroll for the online exemption test by paying the complete fees once again.|
|12)||What is the Criteria for obtaining Computer Coaching Completion Certificate?|
|Ans:||Aptech shall carry out 70 (Seventy) hours of
computer training as per the detailed course contents and topic wise time
duration as mentioned above. At the end of the training, each student shall
be required to pass an online test to be conducted by Aptech. Pass marks in
the online test shall be 50% (Fifty percent). A student shall be
required to have minimum 90 % (Ninety percent) attendance. The students to
secure the requisite attendance should adopt no unfair means. After
undergoing the training for the specified duration, a student shall become
eligible for the final online test only if he/she fulfills the following
1. 90 % (ninety percent) attendance
2. Clear milestone of the course
3.Full fee is paid.
Once a student becomes eligible, he/she shall be allowed to appear for the online test, which shall comprise of:
1. Objective type questions.
2. 80 minutes duration.
On the day of the test, the student shall be required to go to the respective Aptech Center for which he / she has enrolled online, at the scheduled date and time and take the exam on-line. A student shall not be allowed to exceed the allotted time. No break will be given during the examination. Evaluation of the test shall be done online.
A student / member undergoing the course from Aptech center shall be provided with maximum 5 (five) attempts to clear the test and successfully complete the course. But in case the student is not able to clear the test even on fifth attempt, he / she shall have to pay for the further attempts as per the guidelines and fees defined for the students appearing for the online exemption test.
Certificate of successful completion of the course/exemption test will be given to the students duly signed by ICSI & Aptech.
|13)||What should a student do incase of any complaints on operational issues relating to product delivery in any center of APTECH?|
|Ans:||For any complaint on operational issues relating to
product delivery in any center of APTECH, please log on to the web site with
your Registration No & password and select "Register complaint" then you can
register your complaint & you will get a docket No.
For queries kindly contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call APTECH, Mumbai at 022 67727445
|14)||What are the minimum number of students for the batch to be initiated in APTECH ?|
|Ans:||The minimum batch size in all centers in all cities will be 8-10. APTECH will ensure that the batch is immediately started as and when the minimum registration is done. In case the required minimum number of students is not available, APTECH shall not defer the commencement of the batch indefinitely and in any case not beyond (3) three months.|
|15)||If the Student has to take a test from the location out of India, how to do it?|
|Ans:||The student has to register and pay "Online" through ICSI-APTECH portal i.e http://icsi.aptechtrainingsolutions.com . The student has to select "International " from the center list . Thereafter the test will be scheduled directly by Aptech Mumbai .|
|16)||What if password is forgotten?|
|Ans:||If you forget the password, please click on the forgot password option provided below the log in.|
|17)||Reasons for some errors:|
|Ans:||a) Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
Most likely causes:
• You are not connected to the Internet.
• The website is encountering problems.
• There might be a typing error in the address.
b) Invalid Registration No.
Most likely causes:
• You have not entered correct registration number
• The database validation is encountering problems
|18)||What shall be the nature of advice if any candidate has already deposited the requisite fee for Computer Training and the classes are yet to be started by the respective nodal agency of M/s APTECH.|
|Ans:||Since APTECH has already collected the fee, they are supposed to commence the Training Programme immediately and if for any reason they are not able to commence the training, they shall refund the requisite fee to the students. In case of refusal by APTECH Centre either for immediate commencement or refund, students may take up the matter with Directorate of Information & Technology of the ICSI (email@example.com) while producing documentary evidence regarding the remittance of fee and/or any communication with such APTECH Centres.|
|19)||What if the students already have undergone successfully the Computer Training Program with M/s APTECH but the ICSI-APTECH Jointly signed Certificate has not been issued and only `Provisional Certificate` has been issued in this regard.|
|The students – in this regard – are advised to ensure that they receive the original certificate jointly signed by the ICSI and APTECH from the respective nodal agency of M/s APTECH. Students having already undergone successfully training with M/s APTECH and yet to receive the ICSI-APTECH Jointly signed Certificate may raise their specific query – indicating complete details - with Directorate of Information & Technology of the ICSI.|
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