Company Secretary Foundation (CS-Foundation) Exam Information

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Candidates must fulfill following criteria:
  • Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary (10+2) examination of a Board/University constituted by law in India or any examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto are eligible.
  • Provisional admission is allowed to a candidate who has appeared or enrolled for appearing in Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination , provided proof of passing the examination is produced within 6 months of making the application
  • Admission is open throughout the year by making an application in the prescribed Form FC-1 together with documentary evidence in support of date of birth and educational qualification
  • Duration of Foundation Programme is 8 months, excluding the months of admission and the examination. Foundation Programme students are required to pass the Foundation examination within 3 years from the date of their admission

Exemption From Foundation Examination:

Candidates that fulfil following criteria would be exemted from the foundation exam:
  • A candidate possessing any of the following qualifications or any other qualifications recognised by the Council of the ICSI with the approval of the Central Government as equivalent thereto, is exempted from passing the Foundation examination
  • A Degree or master's degree in Corporate Secretaryship or Commerce Pass in the Final examination of the Institute of Cost and Works Accounts of India(ICWAI) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants(ICAI) of India or any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognised as equivalent thereto by the Council.
  • A degree or master's degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts
  • A candidate who is eligible for exemption from the Foundation examination under clause (iii) stated above can seek registration as student. Such a candidate before becoming eligible for undergoing coaching for the Intermediate examination is required to undergo satisfactorily a course of postal or oral tuition for those subjects of the foundation examination which he had not studied at the graduate or post graduate level, after registration as a student.


  • English and Business Communication
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Elements of Business Laws and Management

Documents For Registration:

Before Proceeding to registration form please make sure that you are ready with the softcopy of the documents mentioned on this page
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • DOB Certificate (10th Pass Certificate)
  • Roll Number (if appearing)
  • Qualification Passed Certificate
  • Category Certificate
Following Guidelines Should be followed:
  • All the files should be present in one of the following formats(jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp).
  • The maximum allowed file size is 5 MBs
  • File size of student photo should be between 20kb - 50kb
  • File Size of student signature should be between 10kb - 20kb

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    Also View:
Prexam CS-Foundation Online Test Series
CS-Foundation Syllabus
CS-Foundation Important Dates