Get full details of CS Foundation Course. CS (Company Secretary) is one of the best course to study in INDIA. Students who have completed Company Secretary (CS) Course are enjoying their life with some good & well settled jobs with the best packages. So, most of the students are choosing CS as their career after completion of Intermediate. But this course is some what more difficult to complete and one must have to work very hard with their studies to complete CS Course. Coming to the details of CS Foundation Course, to become CS, one has to pass through all the 3 stages in CS Course, among those, the first one is CS Foundation Course which we are going to discuss here. CS Foundation Test is the entrance test for CS Course which tests the student in four areas viz.
Business Environment and Entrepreneurship,
Business Management,Ethics and Communication,
Business Economics &
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.
CS Foundation is an objective type test. This test will be conducted twice a year in the months of June & December.
About CS Foundation
Students who are willing to join CS Foundation Course must have a clear idea about all the elements covered under CS (Company Secretary) Course. We are providing all those details in this article.
Eligibility for Admission in C.S. Foundation Programme
Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination of a Board/University constituted by law in India or any examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto can join the CS Foundation Programme. There is no minimum requirement of percentage of marks secured at Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination.
Provisional admission, however, is allowed to candidates at any time after they have appeared or enrolled for appearing in the final of Senior Secondary examination (10+2 pass or equivalent), subject to the condition that such provisional admission would be valid for not more than 6 months from the date of admission within which time the student should furnish proof of having passed the Senior Secondary (10+2 pass or equivalent) examination.
Also Read: CS FOUNDATION ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
Cancellation of Provisional Admission
The Provisional admission of the students – who fail to submit within the specific time, the requisite proof of having passed the Sr. Secondary (10+2) examination- shall stand cancelled and no refund of Tuition Fee, Admission fee etc. will be made.
Exemption from CS Foundation Programme
All graduates and post graduates (excluding fine arts) and those passed in the Foundation examination of The Institute of Cost Accounts of India (ICAI-CMA) or CPT Examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or of any other accountancy institution in India or abroad recognised as equivalent thereto by the Council of the Institute are exempted from passing the Foundation Programme examination. Such students may directly seek registration to Executive Programme of Company Secretaryship Course.
Last Date for CS Foundation Registration
- 31st March 2017 for appearing in December 2017 Examination.
- 30th September 2017 for appearing in June 2017 Examination.
COURSE FEE: Rs. 4,500/- payable at the time of admission (Rs. 1500/- towards Admission Fee & Rs. 3,000/- towards Education Fee)
The fee for admission and Education fee is Rs. 4,500/- which is payable in lumpsum at the time of admission. Payment is to be made by demand draft drawn in favor of ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’, payable at New Delhi (or through online services of the Institute). A candidate once admitted is not entitled to refund of
fees paid by him/ her under any circumstances. However, a person whose application for admission is not accepted is entitled to refund of fees subject to deduction of administrative charges which presently is Rs. 25 only.
NOTE: Payment by way of cheque (including at par or multi-city cheques) is not accepted by the Institute.
Concession in Registration Fee/Examination Fee :
(a) Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates
Applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are required to pay half fees only subject to submission of requisite certificate issued by the competent authority.
(b) Physically Handicapped Students
As a social welfare measure, the Council of the Institute has decided to grant concession in Registration Fee/Examination Fee for physically handicapped students, as per details given below:
(i) Registration/ Admission Fee
Only Registration/ Admission Fee will be charged (At present, Registration/Admission Fee is Rs.1,500)
(ii) Examination Fee
25% of the fee applicable to general candidate.
The above concession would be granted subject to the following guidelines:-
- The concerned students should submit a certificate issued by a Physician/Surgeon/Oculist working in a State/Central Government to the effect of permanent physical disability (including blindness).
- The following shall be regarded as permanent physical disability:-
(a) permanent physical disability of more than 50% in one limb; or
(b) permanent physical disability of more than 60% in two or more limbs; or
(c) permanent deafness with hearing impairment of 70 decibels and above; or
(d) permanent and total loss of voice.
- Blindness shall be regarded as permanent physical disability, if it is incurable and falls in any of the categories specified, namely:-
– 6/60 to 1/60 or field vision 110/2
– 3/60 to 1/60 or field vision 100
– FC at 1 foot to Nil or field of vision 100
– Total absence of sight
It is clarified that all other services shall be available on full payment basis as applicable to general category students.
Foundation Programme is a part of 3-stage professional examination of Company Secretaryship Course (i.e. Foundation/Executive/Professional Programmes).
The admission is open throughout the year. The admission to the Foundation Programme will be valid for a period of three years from the month in which the application complete in all respects, is accepted by the Institute for admission, in accordance with the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982.
There is no late fee for admission to the Foundation Programme
Candidates are admitted for the Foundation Programme throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June and December. Candidates admitted upto 31st March, are eligible to appear in December examination to be held in the same year and those admitted upto 30th September can appear earliest in June examination to be held next year. There is no system of late fee for admission to Foundation Programme and students who miss the cut-off dates of 31st March/30th September will not be eligible for appearing in the next December June Sessions of
CS Foundation Registration Details
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Registration Number, Registration Letter
On completion of registration, the Registration number will be intimated to the student through E-Mail or SMS. Students can download the Registration Letter, Important Instructions, etc. through Institute’s website www.icsi.edu on using the login button on home page by either entering the Registration Number received through E-Mail/SMS
or by accessing through his user ID.
Identity Card can be downloaded from student’s portal www.icsi.edu on using the login button after creating login credentials (password, etc.). The Registration number will be the User Id for all students.
After downloading the Identity card, students are compulsorily required to get it attested by any of the following authorities with his/her seal carrying name, professional membership No., designation and complete official address:
1. Member of the Institute, with ACS/FCS No.
2. Gazetted Officer of the Central or State Government
3. Manager of a Nationalised Bank
4. Principal of a recognized School/College
5. Officers of the ICSI.
Unattested Identity Cards are not valid and the students are advised to carry duly attested Identity Card for various services during their visits to the offices of the Institute, Examination Centre, etc.
Uniformity in Signatures
Candidates are advised to maintain uniformity in their signatures on all correspondence with the Institute including:
— Identity Card
— Admission/Registration Form – “REG”
— Examination Form – “EXA”
— Attendance Sheet to be provided in the Examination Hall.
List of Subjects & Syllabus
List of Subjects
The list of subjects that included in CS Foundation exam are as follows:
1. Business Environment and Entrepreneurship
2. Business Management, Ethics and Communication
3. Business Economics
4. Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.
Check out CS Foundation Syllabus from the below provided link:
CS Foundation Examination Details
After completion of a minimum period of 8 months from the date of admission (excluding the month of admission and the month of examination), the candidates would be eligible for appearing in the Foundation Programme examination presently conducted twice a year in June and December. Examination would be conducted in OMR System comprising objective type multiple-choice questions. There would be two parts in a paper consisting of two subjects of 100 each
Morning Session: 10.00 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. (90 minutes)
After-Noon Session: 1.30 P.M. to 03.00 P.M. (90 minutes)
Morning Session (10.00 A.M to 11.30 A.M.)
|Subjects Name||Maximum Marks||Total No. of Qns.||Allotment of Marks|
|Business Environment and
|100||50||2 Marks for
Ethics and Communication
|100||50||2 Marks for
Afternoon Session (1.30 P.M. to 03.00 P.M)
|Subjects Name||Maximum Marks||Total No. of Qns.||Allotment of Marks|
|Business Economics||100||50||2 Marks for
Accounting and Auditing
|100||50||2 Marks for
A candidate shall be declared to have passed in the Foundation Programme examination if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of forty per cent marks in each subject and fifty per cent marks in the aggregate of all subjects.
Application for Examination
Students are advised to submit the examination form through online services of the Institute at institute’s website www.icsi.edu on using the login button on home page.
In case he/she is desiring to fill up the examination form through offline mode (i.e.,hard copy), the same can be obtained from the offices of the Institute/Regional Councils/Chapters on payment of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only).
The hard copy of the examination form can also be obtained by post from the Institute (Noida Office) by sending demand draft of Rs. 540/- (Rupees Five Hundred and Forty only) drawn in favour of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi, along with the request letter for the same, detailing the name of the
student, Registration Number and complete postal address.
Rs. 1,200/- (Rupees One Thousand Two hundred only)
Last date for receipt of enrolment applications for examination in the Institute:
(i) 25th March (with late fees of Rs. 250, 9th April) for June examination.
(ii) 25th September (with late fees of Rs. 250, 10th October) for December examination.
Students are required to comply with such other conditions relating to examination as may be laid down by the Council of the Institute from time to time.
An admit card stating the place, dates and times at which the candidate may present himself/herself for an examination shall be uploaded on the website of the Institute www.icsi.edu not less than 15 days before the date of commencement of the examination.
(i) Examination Centres in India
The Institute’s examinations are currently held at the following 83 centres in India.
Current Examination Centres:
(ii) Overseas Examination Centre: Dubai
Candidates desiring to appear from overseas centre at Dubai are required to pay in addition to the examination fee, surcharge which presently is US$ 100 or its equivalent amount in Indian Currency.
Note: Institute reserves the right to open new Examination Centre(s) and to close any of the existing Examination Centre(s) without any notice or assigning any reason.
Change of Examination Centre
Applications for change of examination centres are not ordinarily entertained by the Institute. However, applications in this regard together with a fee of ` 250/-, with a valid reason for change of examination centre received in the Institute not less than 15 days before the date of the commencement of an examination may be considered
by the Council.
Option of Hindi Medium Question Papers for examination
Candidates who opt Hindi as a medium for the Foundation Programme examination would be supplied Question Paper Booklet printed in English along with Hindi version except for Business Management, Ethics and Communication subject. However, the OMR Answer Sheet will be in English language only. If any candidate fails to indicate the option for the examination in his/her Examination Form, English language will be taken as the option by default.
The study material, however, is supplied in English medium only.
The results of the Foundation Programme examination held in June/December are generally declared within two months from the date of conclusion of the examination. The result along with the individual candidate’s subjectwise break-up of marks will be made available on Institute’s website www.icsi.edu after the declaration of the results. Formal E-Result-cum-Marks Statement will be uploaded on the institute’s website www.icsi.edu which can be downloaded by the students for their reference and records.
Note: Since the time lag between the declaration of result and the closing date for registration for Executive Programme is short, the students passing the Foundation Programme examination are advised to take necessary steps immediately after declaration of results so that they could be registered as students.
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