ICSI CS Foundation 2017 refers to the Company Secretaries Foundation 2017. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) holds CS Foundation Dec 2017. Candidates were appeared in CS Foundation programme examination to clear the first level of Company Secretaries course. CS Foundation Dec 2017 was conducted on December 29 and 30, 2017. Now, CS Foundation Dec 2017 Result has been announced on February 21, 2018, by theInstitute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Get here complete details of CS Foundation Dec 2017 exam such as dates, application form, admit card, result.

Latest: ICSI CS Foundation Dec 2017 Result has been announced today on February 21, 2018, candidates can check it through the “Result” link provided in the quick links below. Also, ICSI CS Foundation Jun 2018 Time Table has been published.

ICSI CS Foundation 2017

CS Foundation Dec 2017 exam time table released along with the detailed programme. Interested aspirants may appear in the exam on these dates.

CS Foundation Dec 2017 Time Table

Date Time Batch Paper Subject
29 Dec 2017 9.30 am – 11 am I Paper 1
Paper 2
Business Environment and Entrepreneurship
Business Management, Ethics and Communication
29 Dec 2017 12 noon – 1.30 pm II
29 Dec 2017 2.30 pm – 4 pm III
29 Dec 2017 5 pm – 6.30 pm IV
30 Dec 2017 9.30 am – 11 am I Paper 3
Paper 4
Business Economics
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
30 Dec 2017 12 noon – 1.30 pm II
30 Dec 2017 2.30 pm – 4 pm III
30 Dec 2017 5 pm – 6.30 pm IV

Important dates of CS Foundation 2017 and 2018

Event December 2017 June 2018 December 2018
Last Date of Acceptance of Application for Foundation Program 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2018 31 Mar 2018
Examination enrolment application ends on date 25 Sep 2017 25 Mar 2018
Examination enrolment application with late fee ends on date 10 Oct 2017 09 Apr 2018
Candidates can apply for paper-wise exemption 10 Oct 2017 09 Apr 2018
Applying for Registration De Novo/Extension Exam 10 Oct 2017 09 Apr 2018
Admit Card
CS Dec 2017 Exam Result Announcement 25 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018

Complete details of ICSI CS Foundation Programme 2017 and 2018 such as registration, application form submission, examination, admit card, and results announce online. Eligible students who wish to take up company secretaryship profession can know all about the CS Foundation programme, the first of three stages for ICSI CS.

Eligibility for CS Foundation Programme

Candidates who have passed class XII or equivalent examination from a recognized board/university can join the CS Foundation Programme. ICSI has not prescribed any minimum percentage of marks to be secured in Senior Secondary level to register for CS Foundation Examination.

Class 10+2 pass students from Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts) are eligible for ICSI CS Foundation programme.

CS Foundation Exam Enrollment Application Form

Fill CS Foundation exam enrollment application form to appear in CS Foundation examination.

Apply for CS Foundation Examination

Candidates can apply online for the examination from icsi.in or follow links given above. Login to accounts and submit the examination form along with the examination fee through available payment mode. A separate link for enrolment would be provided on the Institute’s website.

The examination will be held as per timetable given above. Some key points aspirants need to note are as follows.

  • Complete the registration for CS Foundation programme, well in time.
  • You will be issued admit card for CS exams at least 15 days before the exam date. Know more about the ICSI CS Foundation Admit Cards on admit card page.
  • Results shall be declared online for all CS candidates.
  • After clearing the CS Foundation exam, you can register for the CS Executive programme.

Details of the Computer Based Examination

  • In CBE, a candidate appears for the examination, which is conducted entirely through computer thus replacing the use of paper and pen in the examination.
  • The computer interface is easy to use and requires no previous knowledge of computer. Candidates would be required to sit before a computer terminal and use computer-mouse while attempting the questions. Therefore the candidates, at the most, need to know only how to use computer-mouse in CBE. IT professional(s) will remain present to assist the candidates in case of any eventuality.
  • CS Foundation Examination would be held in all those cities in India and abroad where the Institute’s existing examinations are held and it shall be conducted at specified examination centres/venues. However, the address of examination centre/venue would be provided on the Candidates’ Admit Card.
  • There would be 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of two marks each in every subject of CBE. On day one, candidates would be examined in Paper -1 and Paper – 2, carrying 100 MCQs in all, which would be required to be attempted in 90 minutes session of examination. The similar pattern would be followed on day two for Paper – 3 and Paper – 4, as per the schedule of examination given above.

The practice test will be available on the ICSI website. A candidate can practice as many times as he/she wants. This will allow the candidates to get acquainted with the format of Computer Based Examination in the simulation environment.

CS Foundation Exam Pattern

The examination pattern of the CS Foundation examination is as follows.

  • There will be four papers containing 50 questions each.
  • For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 2 marks.
  • Maximum marks to be scored in each paper is 100.
  • The papers are as follows – (1) Business Environment and Entrepreneurship, (2) Business Management, Ethics and Communication, (3) Business Economics, (4) Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.

Qualifying / Cutoffs

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in the Foundation Programme examination if he/she obtains at one sitting a minimum of forty percent (40%) marks in each subject and fifty percent (50%) marks in the aggregate of all subjects.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to answer a question in Computer Based Examination?

The Questions may be answered in any order within the stipulated examination time. Each question shall be followed by four alternative answers marked as A, B, C and D. In order to answer a question a candidate would “click” the option/answer, which he/she thinks, as the most appropriate/correct. The option so clicked will be highlighted, automatically saved and treated as “answer” given by the candidate.

Candidate should report at least one hour before the scheduled time of start of the examination.

Is there any negative marking for the wrong answer?

No. There is no negative marking for the wrong answer.

Can a candidate skip any question and return to the same later on?

A candidate can answer the question in any order he/she likes to attempt. In case a candidate does not wish to answer any question, he/she should not “click” answer for that question and instead “click” next question.

Can a candidate review his/her answer?

A candidate has the option to “bookmark”  any question to review at a later stage before clicking the “Finish” button.

Can a candidate change his/her answer to any question?

Yes. A candidate can make changes in his/her answer(s) already chosen, by simply clicking the other alternate answer of his/her choice at any time before the conclusion of examination or before clicking “Finish” button.

CS Foundation June 2018 Time Table

Date Time Batch Paper Subject
09 Jun 2018 9.30 am – 11 am I Paper 1
Paper 2
Business Environment and Law
Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship
09 Jun 2018 12 noon – 1.30 pm II
09 Jun 2018 2.30 pm – 4 pm III
09 Jun 2018 5 pm – 6.30 pm IV
10 Jun 2018 9.30 am – 11 am I Paper 3
Paper 4
Business Economics
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
10 Jun 2018 12 noon – 1.30 pm II
10 Jun 2018 2.30 pm – 4 pm III
10 Jun 2018 5 pm – 6.30 pm IV

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