Chartered accountants are required go through the assessment in their practical training session to pass out criteria of becoming official CA as per the code of conduct. These assessment are done to check the proficiency of CA as per his studies conducted. These frequently asked questions are generally based upon these assessment and are solved for the readers.
FAQs Related to Assessment Tests conducted by ICAI for the student during Practical Training
FAQs answered by General Guidance
Q.1 – What is the objective behind conducting the practical training assessment?
Ans.1 –The assessments will help students to self-evaluate their experiences and their knowledge in the field.
Q.2 – What is the duration and maximum marks for 1st level exam?
Ans.2 – Duration – 2 hrs and Maximum marks – 75
Q.3 – What is the duration and maximum marks for 2nd level exam?
Ans.3 – Duration – 2 hrs and Maximum marks – 100
Q.4 – How the tests will be held (online/offline) and what will be the format of the paper?
Ans.4 – Online tests will be held but in the center allotted to the applicants. The paper will be MCQ based.
Q.5 – What are the dates for 1st and 2nd level examination?
Ans.5 – Both the tests will be on the same date. Students will get the question paper based on the level they applied for.
Q.6 – Is there any negative marking in the test?
Ans.6 – No
Q.7 – Are these tests mandatory before appearing for CA Finals?
Ans.7 – It is not mandatory to appear for the test before the CA Finals. Students can apply after their 1st or 2nd year or practical training is over. It is advised to apply for the test before the Finals as the grades will be included in the finals.
Q.8 – Is there any direct helpline if I have any queries related to the examination?
Ans.8 – For Further Queries either call on 0120-3876870/ 3045927 or mail to PTassessment@icai.in or raise a ticket to the helpdesk on the link given in the portal.
Frequently Asked questions answered by Eligibility
Q.1 – Who is eligible to give the tests?
Ans.1 – Students who have completed either 1st or 2nd or both the years of their practical training. If someone has given their CA Finals, then they are allowed to apply until the results of CA Finals are declared. As the mark sheet will have the grades of the tests.
Q.2 – Is it mandatory to give the tests if I have completed 1st year or 2nd year of CA Practical Training before 1st April 2018?
Ans.2 – NO. Since you have already completed your 1st or 2nd year of practical training before 1 April 2018, then this assessment marks will not be visible in your CA Final mark sheet.
Q.3 – I switched to my articleship training and again came back with new Principal after a break, due to which my first/ second year training finished after 1 April 2018. Do I need to give the tests?
Ans.3 – Practically your 1st or 2nd year training is complete after 1 April 2018, you are eligible and advised to appear for both the levels.
Frequently Asked questions answered by Syllabus
Q.1 – What is the course for these tests?
Ans.1 – There is no defined syllabus for the tests as this assessment test for practical training is to judge your practical knowledge and how you will apply it correctly to the subject.
Q.2 – How to prepare for these tests?
Ans.2 – Make sure you are thorough with your practical knowledge. Above that, sample papers for the tests will be uploaded on the link:https://www.icai.org/post.html?post_id=14836. Questions will be updated from time to time.
Q.3 – My Intermediate level is not yet clear and I am in 2nd year of articleship. Will my test include the final level syllabus?
Ans.3 – Tests are no way related to the theoretical attempts. It is simply to test the knowledge you gained during your practical training.
Frequently Asked questions answered by Registration
Q.1 – How can I get myself enrolled for the test?
Ans.1 – For registration, one must first log in to https://pttest.icai.org/. The final registration list will be uploaded in the ‘Board of Studies Announcements’ on ICAI Portal.
Q.2 – If I am eligible to give the test but I have not enrolled for the test. Will it be counted as my first attempt?
Ans.2 –You need to apply for the test otherwise it will not be considered as your first attempt.
Q.3 –Is it mandatory to apply for the first exam date in the subsequent quarter?
Ans.3 – If you are eligible for the test, you can apply for the practical training test in the subsequent three quarters. You can apply for any examination and it is not mandatory to register for the first examination date.
Q.4 – I have done my practical training in City A and I am posted in City B for Audit purpose. Where to register for the test ?
Ans.4 – You can apply for the test from any location/state/city and you can even select your convenient center.
Frequently Asked questions answered by Modules
Q.1 – I am working in one specialized field (Accounting/Audit or Taxation) and have the practical knowledge of the same. In the test, applicants have to attend 3 and 4 modules. How can I achieve the knowledge of other fields before appearing for the tests?
Ans.1 – For the purpose, optional modules have been introduced in the tests. You can attempt the 1st or 2nd module as per your preferences. Accounting and Auditing are taken as the important subjects of the CA Programme. You must know these thoroughly.
Q.2 – Which modules are compulsory and which are optional for 1st level?
Ans.2 – For level 1 Accounting and Auditing will be the compulsory modules (for 50 marks) and one optional module (for 25 marks) from Direct Tax, Indirect Tax or Internal Audit.
Q.3 – Are all modules compulsory? If not then what are the available options?
Ans.3 – Module related to Accounting and Auditing (including Corporate Laws and Current Affairs will remain compulsory while the next modules will be optional for 1st and 2nd level test respectively.
Q.4 –Are all modules compulsory? If not then what are the available options?
Ans.4 – Module related to Accounting and Auditing (including Corporate Laws and Current Affairs will remain compulsory while the next modules will be optional for 1st and 2nd level test respectively.
|S No||First Year||Second Year|
|1.||>Direct Tax||Direct Tax including International Taxation|
|>2.||>Indirect Tax||Indirect Tax|
|3.||Internal Audit||Internal Audit|
Q.5 – How many questions are there in 1st and in 2nd level respectively? Their marking scheme?
Ans.5 – 50 questions will be asked from the Compulsory module and 25 from the optional part. Each question will be of 1 mark.
Frequently Asked questions answered by Examination Centre
Q.1 –Where will I get the center?
Ans.1 – Test is also conducted at Dubai ITT for overseas students
Q.2 – Will the test be conducted abroad for overseas students?
Ans.2 – No
Frequently Asked questions answered by Results
Q.1 – When will the results be announced?
Ans.1 – Results will be declared within 15-20 days to the login ids of the students.
Q.2 – How the grades will be granted?
Ans 2 – 80% and up – A; 60% to 80% – B; 40% to 60% – C; Below 40% – D
Q.3 – Will the grades be mentioned in any of the marksheet by ICAI?
Ans.3 – Grades of the tests will be mentioned in the CA Final Marksheet. Students clearing the finals will get the mark sheets.
Q.4 – How will the grades be mentioned in the mark sheet for both the grades?
Ans.4 – If the student is eligible and applied for both the levels then the average will be calculated and mentioned in the mark sheet.
Q.5 – If I am eligible but not appearing for the test. What will be consequences?
Ans.5 – If you are eligible to give the test but not attempting then your CA Final mark sheet will have a footnote ‘Did not appear in practical training assessment’.
Q.6 – If I get lower grades in 1st attempt, will I be allowed to give the second attempt (re-appear for the test)
Ans.6 – If you are not satisfied with the marks, then you have 2 more chances to re-appear in the test. Fees for re-appearing is Rs. 200 single time ad the best of the three attempts will be noted.
Q.7 – Is there any fee for registration?
Ans.7 – No fee is charged if the student is applying for the first time. For re-appearing the charges are Rs. 200 per attempt.