Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS)

All about Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS)

Under revise scheme of study course issued by ICAI there are two new names comprise ICITSS and Advanced ICITSS which need to be completed to become a Chartered Accountant.

Under old Scheme there are following additional courses need to be complete to become CA.

1. Orientation course

2. ITT

3. Advanced ITT

4. GMCS 1 and GMCS 2

Now in new course there are only two names comes out as ICITSS and Advanced ICITSS

Applicability of the ICITSS for old Students:

A student who has already Completing or completed OC & ITT will not be required to undergo that course again.

Today we are going to discuss in detail about ICITSS which is Four weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills.

So if we go in detail we will see there are two courses under ICITSS:

1. Information Technology Course (earler it was ITT for 2 Weeks)

2. Soft Skills (earlier it was orientation for 2 weeks)

So ICITSS is nothing but sum of the earlier two courses i.e. ITT and Orientation Course. Again the New ICITSS has four week program which comprise 15 days Information Technology and 15 Days Orientation course.

ICITSS Registration process

So first we discuss about 15 Days Information Technology Course

About the Course

The training components of the course focus on use of Application Software relevant for Accounting, Auditing and allied areas related to the CA profession. The training would focus on knowledge of Electronic Spread Sheet, Data Base Management System, Computer Assisted Audit Technique (CAAT) and Accounting Package etc.

When to Complete

Has to be completed before commencement of the practical training for all the CA students.

For your information: ICAI allows Commerce Graduates/ Post-Graduates (with minimum 55% marks) or Other Graduates/ Post-Graduates (with minimum 60% marks) and Intermediate level passed students of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India to enter directly to its Intermediate Course and they need to successfully complete Four Weeks Integrated Course on Information Technology and Soft Skills (ICITSS) before commencement of the practical training.

Duration of Information technology of ICITSS

The classes are scheduled for minimum 6 hours per day, in 15 working days. The center list will be available below to the post.

Fees Applicable

The fee shall be Rs. 6500 (Six Thousand Five Hundred only) per student on non residential basis, inclusive of course material and tea/refreshment.

Eligibility to Pass Information Tech Course under ICITSS

1. Two Module Tests 20% of total

2. Project report 20% of total

3. Final Online Examination 60% of total

In case a student fails to secure 60% marks in the aggregate, he/she may be allowed to reappear for Online Examination for two more attempts free of cost. However, if a student fails to secure 60% marks even after three attempts, he/she shall have to pay a nominal fee of Rs.300/- to the Regional office/Branch of ICAI for every additional attempt.

Module Test under ICITSS

Each student has to pass two module test by securing 50% in each module.

The module test shall consist of objective type and descriptive questions.

The duration of each Module Test is one hour.

Evaluation of the module test is to be done by the ITT Centre.

In case a student fails in a Module Test, one re-appearance for each test is allowed free of cost. For any additional reappearance, the student is required to pay a nominal fee of Rs.150/- per test.

These two module tests carry 20% weightage in successfully completing the course.

Project report under ICITSS

A student of Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) is required to prepare a multi-disciplinary project of 100 marks covering all aspects of the course syllabus. The weightage of the project is 20%. The Students are required to submit the project before appearing for the Final Online Examination.

Final Online Examination under ICITSS

The Final Online Examination is of objective type questions of 3 hours duration with 200 questions.

The Online Examination software generates the Questions Paper from the question bank randomly with questions selected for topics in proportion to hours allocated to respective topics of the course.

Eligibility for Final Online Examination

A student of Course on Information Technology (ICITSS) becomes eligible to appear in the Final Online Examination only if he/ she fulfils the following criteria:

a) 90% Attendance.

b) Successfully qualifies Two Module Tests and

c) Submission of the Project Report

Syllabus of the Information Technology (ICITSS)

Syllabus can be download from the below link:

List of Centres

Now we will discuss about 15 Days Soft Skills (orientation course)

About the Course

The Orientation Course (ICITSS) aims to equip the entrants of the profession

  • To familiarize with various dimensions of the Indian Accountancy Profession
  • To develop effective communication and presentation skills
  • To groom and motivate the entrants to be knowledgeable and skilled professionals
  • To expand the significance of practical training in the life of a professional

When to Complete OC ICITSS

The students are required to undergo Orientation Course before registering for practical training

Duration of Orientation Course of ICITSS

The duration of the course shall be 90 hours (15 days X 6 hours per day). Classes are held for 6 hours each day for 6 days a week

Fees Applicable

The fee shall be Rs.7000/- (Seven thousand only) per student on non-residential basis, inclusive of course material and tea/refreshment.

This fee structure is not applicable for the students who wish to undergo Orientation Course at Dubai Overseas office.

Eligibility to Pass Orientation Course under ICITSS

Students are required to complete the Course without discontinuity.

However, in exceptional circumstances, cases of absence of students for maximum two days or four sessions may be allowed by the Chairman/Secretary of the Organizing Centre.

No cameras/ photographs be allowed in the sessions and uploaded on social networking sites.

Online registration of ICITSS

The students are required to login to the Online Portal at or and register in a particular batch launched by the Programme Organising Unit (POU).

After registration, the students may take a print of the acknowledgement slip from the portal

Students are required to submit the same along with other documents, as mentioned in the acknowledgement slip at least two days before the commencement of the batch.

Students Queries in Relation to New Course 2018 Issued by ICAI


That’s all for now. If you have any query please feel free to provide your query below to the post.


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  1. Rakshit says:

    Well I’m a CA finalist registered under the old sceme, i have completed Orientation training, IT training and GMCS 1.I would like to know whether i have to undergo both Advance ICITSS (advance IT) and Advance ICITSS (MCS) or do i have to undergo only one of them.
    Kindly reply on

  2. Rozy Naz says:

    Sir I registered CA Ipcc direct entry scheme in Delhi northern region . Is it possible to do itt/oc coarse from central region? Plzz Sir tell me.

  3. Maddali prathyusha says:

    Sir when does the books of itt course will reach course has already started from july 18th but there is online exam then how to prepare for that with out books

  4. Shachi Bhat says:

    I have miss the registrations And now all the batches are full. I am a may 18 student for the new course. Will ICAI arrange more batches for us or there were the last for the year.

  5. MANISHA says:

    I registered my articleshIp 31-10-2015.i completed my ITT and before my ca final attempt which I have to undergo ..? MandatorilY befOre ca final attempt

  6. Arun Debnath says:

    As you expressed ICITSS is nothing but sum of the earlier two courses i.e. ITT and Orientation Course. You have totally ignored about Advanced ICITSS equivalent to what in old course? My daughter (old course) qualified Orientation course, ITT & GMCS I, so what to complete now before applying membership. Kindly inform through mail:

  7. R.PALANIVELU says:

    sir whether i can get question bank for Jan 21st Advanced ICITSS test.
    pls provide me at the earliest since the exam date is very near.

  8. Onkar Girish Terdalkar says:

    Respected sir / madam ,
    What happens when I cannot complete 90 hours of ICITSS – OP course ?? Will I get next batch ?Is there any additional fee ?
    Sir / madam , please reply as early as possible I am waiting eagerly for your reply !!
    Thank you
    Mr Onkar Girish Terdalkar

  9. Himanshu says:

    Dear Concern,

    Kindly let me know the difference between ICITSS Orientation Course and Orientation Course, insted of orientation course can we do ICITSS..!!!

    Please clarify the same.

    With Regards,
    Himanshu aggarwal

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