Wednesday, January 25

Online exemption test from compulsory computer training


How to apply
  • Students are required to apply online through http://icsi.sifyitest.com/ website. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted
  • Students are required to have a valid personal e-mail ID. It should be kept active till the completion of the exam / certification process. This email-id will be used for communication by the testing and certification agency.
    Under no circumstances, Students should not:
    • Share their email-id to any other person
    • Mention e-mail ID of any other person
  • In case a student does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create a new e-mail ID before applying online
Online Registration
  • Fill in the details from the Fee Payment Challan in the Online Application Form at the appropriate places
  • If you have paid using debit/credit card, fill in the requested details appropriately in the Online Application Form
  • Ensure that all details are filled in correctly. Click the Submit button
  • Retain your Registration No. and Password for further reference
  • Students should provide valid registration number / date of birth and register to appear for the exam
  • After applying Online, retain the print out of application form for further reference
  • Please do not send the printout/ fee payment receipt to the Testing and Certification Agency
  • Validity period for the fees paid is 30 days from the date of payment realization or 1 + 1 attempt whichever is earlier
Payment of Fees
  • Payments can be made through online or offline by downloading the Fee Payment Challan from the site http://icsi.sifyitest.com/
  • Fees payable online - Examination Charges Rs.440/- + bank charges as applicable
  • Fees payable offline - Examination Charges Rs.440/-
                                        Bank Charges Rs.50/-
                                        Total Rs.490/-
Offline Mode of Payment
  • Download the Fee Payment challan from the site and fill in the same in clear and legible handwriting (BLOCK LETTERS)
  • Go to the nearest branch of State Bank of India and pay the fees using the following details
    Bank : State Bank of India
    Mode of Payment: Cash
    Account & Branch: CBS. A/c No: 31737604121. Tidel Park Branch
    Name & style: Sify Software ltd (ICSI)
  • Payment of Application Fee through Demand Draft/ Cheques/ Money Orders/ Postal Orders etc. will not be accepted.
  • Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn and fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.
  • Obtain Applicant's Counterfoil Copy of the Application Fee Payment Challan duly stamped by the Bank with (a) Branch Name & Code Number, (b) Journal/Scroll number, (c) Date of Deposit & amount filled by the Branch Official
  • Original counterfoil of the fee payment challan will have to be submitted with the admit card at the time of appearing in the online test
  • Without counterfoil of the fee payment challan, students will not be allowed to appear for the online test
  • Students are advised to keep a photocopy of the fee payment challan for future reference
  • Students have to wait for their registration to be authorized by Admin
  • Once the admin authorizes, student will be able to login using their user name / password and schedule the exam - select exam center and the date for the exam
Click here to download challan
Online Mode of Payment
  • Students can make payment online using Debit / Credit card powered by Master or Visa as well as using the Net Banking User ID / Password.
  • This mode of payment will allow students to select the exam centre and the date for the exam immediately
  • Students are now ready to Apply Online by re-visiting the web site and by clicking the Registration link in http://icsi.sifyitest.com/ to register for the exam

Helpline Numbers

Call us on 9884206828 between 10:00 - 22:00 HRS
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Write mail to -  icsi_hlpdesk@sifyitest.com
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should I do if there is a delay in accessing the page?
          On-Line registration speed of application is based on various factors like internet speed, large number of applicants trying to register at the same time etc. Therefore, if you are not able to view the registration pages immediately, please retry after 15 minutes or during off-peak hours.
2. How do I know that registration is successful?
          'Successful Registration' is indicated in the page displayed after clicking the Submit Button. This page will display the generated "PASSWORD". Please note down the same carefully and preserve it.   Notification through email / SMS will be sent to the registered mail ID / Mobile Number.
3. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
          "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" are sent by auto-response confirmation e-mails. Delivery of these emails depends upon
  • The correctness of e-mail ID provided
  • The e-mail delivery policy set by your e-mail service provider; to accept and divert such emails under bulk or spam mails or bounce back such mails
  • In case of Govt. /official /company email ids, delivery is controlled by your company policies Therefore, please do not expect reply from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response e-mails.
4. I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?
          "Reply to" e-mail Id for the application is created for the convenience of candidates for genuine communication. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for "Acknowledgment", "Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc. Our e-mail server is configured to delete such emails automatically.
5. What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?
          Reply to the auto response mail only if you have some genuine issue. Please retain the text containing "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" details on the email.
6. What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
          Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to us: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2) PASSWORD (3) DATE OF BIRTH, (4) FIRST NAME, (5) MIDDLE NAME & (6) LAST NAME as entered in application.
In case of application failure or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.
7. I want to change / correct the details I entered in the portal?
          You will be able to change the Mobile number / Phone number and Email id by logging in using the Registration number and password given to you.
8. From where I can get Fee Payment Receipt challan?
          Payment challan can be downloaded from http://icsi.sifyitest.com
9. What are the different modes of payment for taking the test?
          You can make payment using your debit / net banking card or any Credit card powered by Master or Visa.
Note: you will not be able to use any International credit / debit cards for this purpose.
10. From where I can get bank / branch details for making the payment?
          You can download the Payment challan from http://icsi.sifyitest.com and make the payment in any of the nearest SBI branch.
11. If I don't have debit / credit card, How will I make the Payment?
          You can use any of your family member / friends card to make the payment. Alternatively you can pay through SBI Payment Challan; the same can be downloaded from http://icsi.sifyitest.com home page.
12. What is the process for taking up the test?
  • Students can register themselves by using http://icsi.sifyitest.com by providing Registration number and Date of Birth
  • On entering the valid details, system will validate the data entered and display the First name, Middle name, Last name, Mobile number, Contact number and Email ID
  • Once the details are provided / updated, then system will send Mail to the registered e-mail as well as SMS to the mobile number specified during registration
  • Student can select either online payment mode or select the off-line payment mode
  • On payment realization, email /SMS will be sent to the registered email ID / SMS
  • Candidate can login using the User name / Password for scheduling the exam
  • Candidate can login using the User name / password on the day of the exam to take the exam
13. What is the validity of the fees paid?
          Candidate has to take the exam within 30 days from the date of Payment realized or 2 attempts whichever is earlier
14. What is the syllabus for the exemption test?
  • The Internet and Email
  • Word Processing (MS Word)
  • Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
  • Presentation Software (MS Power Point)
  • Computerised Accounting Package(Latest version of Tally)
  • Digital Signatures
  • Existing Privacy Protection, IT Laws and Security
  • e-Commerce, Conversion of MS Word file to PDF or vice versa.
  • Project/Practice concepts
15. What is the duration of the exam
          Duration of the exam is 80 Minutes
16. How much marks to be scored to clear the exam?
          Minimum 50% to be scored to clear the exam
17. From where can I get the certificate?
          Certificate link will be activated for you after 15 days of passing the test and you can download it after login in your account.
18. Amount paid through my credit / debit / ATM card, but the same is not reflected in the site.
          Please make the payment again using the card or through offline mode. Amount paid earlier will be credited to your account in 7 to 10 working days.
19. Which language will the exam be conducted?
          Exams will be conducted in English
20. What should a student do in case of any complaints on operational issues relating to test?
          For any complaints on operational issues relating to test in any centre, please log on to the web site http://icsi.sifyitest.com with your registration number and password and select "Register Complaint" option to register your complaint. You should be able to track the complaint using the docket number given to you at the time of registering the complaint.
21. what should a student do in case of any problems faced during the time of registration before registration?
          Students may send their issues / problem faced while registering to icsi_hlpdesk@sifyitest.com. Our help desk team will assist you in resolving your problem with in 24 to 48 hours.
22. If I have to take a test from the location out of India, how do I do it?
          Currently test centers are available only in India.
23. How do I retrieve my password?
          Password can be retrieved by clicking the link "Forgot password" option provided below the login button.
24. What are the reasons for some of the failures?
  • No internet connectivity in the system you are working or taking the test
  • Website might have encountered some issue
  • Might be typo error while typing the URL in the browser
  • Invalid Registration Number
  • You have not entered the correct registration number
  • Database validation is encountering some problem
25. If I cannot clear the test within one month of payment or within allotted 2 attempts what should I do?
          You need to reregister and pay again for appearing in test. You will receive 2 attempts again within one month of this payment.
26. If I fail in first attempt what should I do ?
          If you cannot clear the test in first attempt, you have to schedule and appear for test again (2nd Attempt) within 30 days of payment by logging in your account like you did in your first attempt.
27. Does Sify impart computer training? Where should I go for computer training?
          Sify does not impart computer training. It only conducts online exemption test from computer training.
You may do the ICSI-Aptech course i.e. 'Understanding Information Technology under Corporate Environment' from any of the recognised training centers of M/s Aptech. You can also undergo the computer training covering the syllabus of ICSI-Aptech Course from any other Institute convenient to you.
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