CS Foundation

CS Foundation

It is an entry level test for Company Secretary  Course . It  is an objective type test . It is a test of four subjects i.e., Business Environment and Entrepreneurship; Business Management, Ethics and Communication; Business Economics; Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing. This test is of 400 marks. This exam will be held in two days having two sessions on each day having each session of two hours. Exams will be held only after 12th.

Candidates can apply through provisional registration system immediately after receiving the admit card for appearing in 10 + 2 examination and also while awaiting for results. Proof of passing in the examination shall have to be furnished within six months of provisional registration


Exemption from CS Foundation

  1. Graduates or Post Graduates from Commerce stream  and Graduates or Post Graduates from any other stream
  2. Candidates who have passed the Intermediate level ICAI or ICSI.


Passing Criteria

CS Foundation   Paper contains 400 Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for 1 Mark each.


Max Marks

Minimum Passing Marks

Business Environment and Entrepreneurship



Business Management, Ethics and Communication



Business Economics



Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing







Form Submission due dates

Examination held

Last Dates for Admission form

Examination Form

For June Exam

30th September

25th March

For Dec Exam

31st March

25 September


Any Score beyond 60% marks will enable paper wise exemption for future exams.


Admission fees

Prospectus Rs 200

Form will be deposited to ICSI along with a draft of Rupees 3,600/- only

Examination form fee Rs 500/- only.


How to apply for admission to the CS Foundation Course?
 Student is required to apply in the prescribed form.

A student may buy Prospectus remitting Rs.200. The application form is available in the Prospectus.


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