- Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or University.
CS foundation is a first stage of becoming a Company Secretary (CS). CS Foundation is conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
CS foundation is a first stage of becoming a Company Secretary (CS). CS Foundation is conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). CS foundation can be pursued by the candidate after class 12th or equivalent exam in Arts, Science or Commerce but excluding Fine Arts i.e. students from all streams can apply except fine arts. CS Foundation is conducted in June and December every year. After CS foundation stage there are two more stages for candidate to become a CS i.e. CS Executive & CS Professional.
CS foundation Eligibility
Below eligibility is in accordance with CS foundation 2019
CS Foundation syllabus–
CS Foundation exam comprises of 4 papers –
Paper 1: Business Environment and Law
Paper 2: Business Management, Ethics & Entrepreneurship
Paper 3: Business Economics
Paper 4: Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
CA Foundation Exam Pattern-
CS foundation will be an Online Objective type exam i.e. multiple choice questions (MCQs). There will be 50 questions per paper in English and Hindi language. Two papers will be held each day in a session of 90 minutes for both the papers. The remaining two papers will be held the next day. However, for candidate to pass he/she have to obtain passing marks to clear the CS foundation and move to CS Executive:-
40% Marks in each of the four papers
50% Aggregate Marks in all the four papers