The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has recently signed an agreement with M/s Sify Software Limited. As per the revised arrangement the online test for compulsory computer training of the students, which is being presently conducted by M/s Aptech Ltd. will be henceforth conducted by M/s Sify Software Ltd.
To facilitate the mandatory requirement for students having computer knowledge to pass the online test, M/s Sify Software has developed an online testing portal where students can appear for online test and will be able to download their certificates after 15 days of passing of online test. This will ensure that there is no delay in receiving the certificate after clearing the online test. Students can go to the online portal, register for the test and block a centre
for appearing in the test. Payment for the online test can be done both in online or offline mode (through branches of SBI using Powerjyoti scheme). Students can register them for the said online test in http://icsi.sifyitest.com.
The registration for online exemption test from compulsory computer training through the above mentioned online portal is going to start from 19 th November, 2011 onwards. Initially M/s Sify Software Ltd. shall be conducting online tests during weekends on Saturdays and at a later period they will extend the benefit in other days also.
All concerned students may note that initially M/s Sify Software Ltd shall be conducting online tests for the students in parallel to that of the present system of online test being conducted by M/s Aptech Ltd. Those students who have already registered with M/s Aptech Ltd for the online test are therefore advised to complete their test with M/s Aptech.Ltd at the earliest.
The system of online test of M/s Aptech will be however discontinued after 31 st January, 2012 and with effect from 1st of February 2012 M/s Sify Software Ltd will be the sole testing authority for ICSI. As part of the endeavor to provide better support to students, M/s Sify Software Ltd. has opened help line for students. Students can mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for any query or clarifications with a copy to email@example.com.
All concerned students may also note that Sify Test Centers are meant for conducting online exemption test only. Students are advised not to visit the Sify Test Centres directly without registering themselves with the Sify Online Registration Portal viz. http://icsi.sifyitest.com for allotment of centre.