Admission to the CS course is open throughout the year.
Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts). No minimum pass percentage. The ICSI conducts Company Secretary Examination twice a year in June and December. Students have to register online at www.icsi.edu. Cut off dates for CS foundation is 31 st March for appearing in December examination in the same year and 30th September for June examination in next year. Admission Fee for CS Foundation Rs. 4,500/-. Students should note that the Foundation Programme Examination is Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Based Examination. The question paper for a subject contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and since the examination pattern is MCQs the students should study the complete study material thoroughly and concentrate on the concepts rather than cramming the theory.
There are 4 papers in CS Foundation Programme:-
- Business Environment and Entrepreneurship.
- Business Management, Ethics and Communication.
- Business Economics.
- Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.
Examination Fee for CS Foundation Rs. 1,200/-.Last date for submission of exam fees 25th March for appearing in June examination (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 9th April) and 25th September for appearing in December Examination (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 10th October).
A candidate is declared to have passed the Foundation if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.
Foundation Programme requires students to obtain:
(i) Exposure to elements of business laws and entrepreneurship
(ii) Acquaint with the basic principles of management, ethics and communication
(iii) Get familiarize with basic concept and theories of economics, elementary statistics and mathematics.
(iv) Develop an understanding of the basic principles of accounting, auditing concepts and their principles.
Foundation Programme lays foundation for making Corporate Governance Professional and prepares the students to handle the roadblocks.