Candidates are advised to carefully read, understand and follow the instructions while filling in the Form and retain the same for future reference. :-
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A Home Based Test allows students to take their exams remotely, including their homes, provided it is a complacent environment. A qualified proctor monitors the candidates’ audio-video and screen share feeds in real-time sitting at a remote location.
For further clarity, students are required to go through the Guidelines and FAQs for online test.
The application form is only to be submitted online. There is no need to submit any print-out of the application form at the office of the Institute. However, you may keep the copy for your own records at least till the release of admit cards.
While filling the application form, there will not be any option to choose the exam date or time. Examination date and time will be allotted by ICAI via the admit card.
The students who have completed their 1st / 2nd year of practical training during 1st April, 2019 – 30th September, 2020 can register for the upcoming January, 2021 tests.
The students who have appeared in earlier test(s) and wish to improve their performance/ grade can re-appear in this test. Similarly, the students who have registered for earlier test(s) but could not appear due to some reason, can also register.
Please note that this is the last attempt for students who have completed their second year of practical training during April-September, 2019. However, if a student has completed first year of training during this time period, this is the last attempt for Level 1 test and the student can appear for Level 2 test on the next occasion.
The students who are eligible for both levels can select their level while submitting the registration form. However, if such a student registers for Level 2, then the student will not be allowed to register for Level 1 in further examinations.
Mock Test will be conducted on 6th, 7th & 8th Jan'21. An email will be sent to all the candidates regarding their Mock Test schedule and it will also be available on this portal after logging in.
The Admit Card for the test will be available on this portal by 5th January, 2021 and candidates are requested to take a printout of the same. No physical admit cards will be issued.
In case of any technical difficulty, kindly e-mail or call Help Desk given under "Contact Us" section.
This will be an Objective Type MCQ based examination of 75 marks for 1st Level and 100 marks for 2nd Level. There will be no negative marking.
Questions on Current Affairs in the forthcoming test would be taken from the News Updates published in the November, December, 2020 and January, 2021 issues of Students’ Journal.
There would be no reading time. Candidates should join the link 30 minutes prior to the test commencement time given to them, for authentication and system check. Late joining of candidates will not be permitted.
Students will be assigned grades based on their performance in the assessment as below:
80% and above – A grade
60% and above but below 80% – B grade
40% and above but below 60% – C grade
Below 40% – D grade
A candidate will not be required to pay the test fee when he/she applies for the test for the first time. If he/she applies for the test for the second/ third time for improvement in the grade, he/she will be required to submit Rs.200 through online mode.
Step – 1: Login to the portal
The applicant shall visit the website https://pttest.icai.org/, Click on Login link on the home page and enter his/her Student Registration number along with Date Of Birth as per ICAI records. These details will be validated with our database of candidates.
In case these details are not validated, the applicant will not be able to register for the examination.
Candidate will fill all required details, capture his/her photograph through webcam and also upload their Photo Id Cards. The size of Photo Id should not be more than 50KB. 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.
Step – 2: The candidates are advised to check the application status through the link “Login” to check whether the application has been captured successfully by the portal.
The result will be available on this portal only. An announcement will be made on this portal whenever it is uploaded. Candidates are advised in their own interest to print the same for their record. No separate statement of grades will be issued.