CS Foundation Course
CS - FP : Company Secretaries- Foundation Programme
This is the identification for the first/lowest/starting level of the CS course conducted by the ICSI.
This is the Lowest level at which a student can start pursuing the CS i.e. Company Secretaries course.
This is the entry level course for any student intending to take up the CS course after their 10 + 2 or intermediate.
Course Duration Minimum - 8 months
It is the period starting from the time the student gets registered for the course, to the time the student completes the coaching and other formalities required for being eligible for appearing at the main examination at this level.
Since the main examinations are conducted once every six months only, the actual time gap between registration and appearing at the main examination may be more than 8 months.
The main/final examinations for the CS FP level are conducted twice every year generally on specified dates which do not change, except under extraordinary circumstances.
First Week of June
Last Week of December
Minimum Requirements : Age, Academic, Qualifications
There is no stipulation as to the minimum age required for registering for the course.
It should be noted that, for registering for the subsequent level a candidate should have completed 17 years age on the date of making application for registration.
Minimum Academic/Educational Qualifications
A pass at the 10 + 2(Senior secondary/intermediate) examination of a Board/University recognised by the Central Government or State Government.
Candidates who have appeared at the 10+2 (intermediate) examination and are confident of getting through the exam, can register provisionally.
There is no stipulation as to the group that a student should have taken up at the 10 + 2 examination. Students of all groups are eligible for taking up the CS (Company Secretaries) course at the FP (Foundation Programme) level.
Medium (English,Hindi, ... )
There is no stipulation as to the medium that a student should have taken up at the 10 + 2 examination. Students of all mediums are eligible for taking up the CS FP level.
This course is available only in English and Hindi media.
Minimum Percentage (%)
There is no stipulation as to the minimum percentage that a student should have got at the 10 + 2 examination. Just a pass at the examination is sufficient.
There is no restriction of any sort on the eligibility of supplementary passed candidates in taking up CS FP (company secretaries foundation programme) level. The minimum academic qualification required is just a pass at the 10 + 2 level.
A candidate can pursue the course even if he/she is a supplementary passed candidate at the 10 + 2 (senior secondary/intermediate) level.
Pursuing along with Graduation
There is no restriction with regard to pursuance of CS FP (company secretaries foundation programme) level along with any other course i.e. any graduation course or diploma course. It is designed for being pursued along with Graduation after their 10 + 2 (seniorsecondary/intermediate).
A studenton passing the CS FP level would be taking up the CS EP level. The course at the both these levels can be pursued alongwith graduation/post-graduation courses.
Graduates are not required to take up this level. They can start their pursuit of the CS course at the CS EP (company secretaries executive programme) level directly.
The CS FP level is thus the entry level only for those students who intend to take up the course after their 10 + 2 (intermediate/senior secondary) i.e. along with their graduation.