CS Foundation Exam: Registration for June 2014 Exam Form

The 1st level of 3 levels required to be completed to become a Company Secretary is known as CS Foundation. The other 2 levels are known as CS Executive & CS Professional.

The CS Foundation Exam comprises of 4 papers of 50 questions each. All questions are multiple choice questions and the student is awarded 2 marks for every right answer. CS Foundation Exam was earlier conducted through OMR Sheets but from June 2014 onwards, CS Foundation Exam would be conducted through Computers (Refer: http://www.icsi.edu/WebModules/Student/introductionofcomputerbased.htm)

To enroll for CS Exams, a student is first required to register with ICSI for CS Foundation. He would be considered as eligible for appearing for CS Foundation exam only after he has studied for the minimum specified period after registering for CS Foundation.

The next CS Foundation Exam is scheduled to be held on 7th & 8th June 2014. Earlier all 4 papers were conducted on the same day but from June 2014 onwards, exam of first 2 subjects would be conducted on Day 1 and exam of the next 2 subjects would be conducted on Day 2. Students would be required to take a print out of the Admit Card for CS Exams which can be downloaded online.

The Exam schedule is as follows:-

7th June 2014 – Saturday

Part Subject


Maximum Marks

Total No. of Ques.

Allotment of Marks

1 Business Environment & Entrepreneurship

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM



2 Marks for each answer

2 Business Management, Ethics & Communication

12 Noon to 1:30 PM



2 Marks for each answer

8th June 2014 – Sunday

3 Business Economics

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM



2 Marks for each answer

4 Fundamentals of Accounting & Auditing

12 Noon to 1:30 PM



2 Marks for each answer

CS Results are usually announced in the month of August & February for June and December exams respectively. For a candidate to be declared as passed, he would be required to score a minimum of 40% marks in each subject and 50% marks in aggregate. The next level after clearing this level is the CS Executive.

Last date of submission of CS Foundation Exam Form

The last date for submitting the Exam Form for appearing in June 2014 Attempt is 25th March 2013. A Candidate can submit the Exam Form online by logging on the website


The candidate would be required to login to his account through the login option given on the right top.  After logging in, a direct link will appear for exam registration. The Fees payable at the time of submission of the CS Foundation Exam Form is Rs. 1200 (Total) for all the 4 subjects.

In case a student fails to submit the cs foundation exam form before 25th March 2014, he can submit the same before 10th Oct with a late fees of Rs. 500. However, ICSI has decided to stop the facility of accepting physical exam forms from 1st Oct 2013 and from 1st Oct 2013, only exam forms submitted online would be accepted.

CS Foundation CS Foundation Exam: Registration for June 2014 Exam Form

Eligibility for appearing for CS Foundation Exam

For a candidate to be eligible for appearing for this exam, he should have cleared 10+2 Exams. Provisional Registration is also allowed for students who have appeared for their 10+2 Exams and are awaiting their Results.

Moreover, a candidate should also have completed 8 months from the Date of Admission for the CS Course (excluding the month of admission and the month in which the exam is being conducted). Therefore the following are the cut-off dates:-

Month of Exam Last Date for Registration
June Exams 31st September of the previous year
December Exams 31st March of the same year

The fee for admission for the CS Course is as follows:-

Admission Fees                                                                Rs. 1500

Education Fees                                                                Rs. 3000

                                                                                     Rs. 4500

The Students who have registered before the last date of registration can appear for the respective attempt as mentioned above. The option of coaching completion certificate has been discontinued and no suggested answers would also be provided to the students under this new scheme.

Exemption from appearing for CS Foundation Exams

The following categories of students are exempted from appearing for CS Foundation Exams and can directly appear for CS Executive Exams:-

  1. Students who have cleared CA-CPT or have cleared CMA- Foundation Exams
  2. Students who have a masters degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts.

Any query with respect to CS Foundation Exams June 2014 shall be sent to Mr. Sohan Lal, Director (Student Services), The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, C – 37, Sector 62, Noida – 201309, Tel: 0120-4522-014 (D), Email: sohan.lal@icsi.edu

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