CS - Foundation Programme : Examinations
When are the main/final examinations conducted?
The main/final examinations for the course are conducted twice every year generally on
specified dates which do not change except under extraordinary circumstances.
First Week of June [2nd to 5th – 2 pm to 5 pm]
Last Week of December [30th to 2nd January – 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm]
When can a student appear for his/her first examination?
A student’s eligibility to appear at an examination is dependent on two factors. One, date
of registration and two obtaining the CC. A student to appear at a certain examination
should have registered before the cut off date in relation to that examination and should
have also obtained the CC by the time of making application for the examination. For
– The First exam » Same Year Dec Exam
[Register before 31st March 2008 » To attempt Dec 2008 Exam]
– The First exam » Next Year June Exam
[Register before 30th Sep 2009 » To attempt June 2010 Exam]
Medium for writing the examinations
Examinations can be written either in ENGLISH or HINDI medium. A student has to
mention the preference of medium at the time of making the application for examination.
The option to answer papers in HINDI should be exercised in total. Paper wise option is
not available. The papers of a candidate who has not exercised his option to answer
papers in Hindi, but answers them in Hindi, would not be valued.
In the absence of clear indication of preference at the time of making the application for
examination, English will be taken as the preferred medium.
Maximum attempts allowed. Failing to get through within those
The restrictions on the number of attempts may come into operation on account of:
1. The maximum number of attempts allowed getting exhausted.
2. The registration getting expired.
3. The validity period of the EC/CC getting expired
The institutes rules do not place any restrictions on the maximum number of attempts or
set the expiry of CC for the foundation course.
However the registration is valid for a period of 3 years. This would amount to a
maximum of 6 consecutive attempts at the foundation examination. Non — appearance at
an examination would amount to an attempt
Failure to Qualify within the Maximum Attempts
If a student fails to get through within the maximum number of attempts allowed at this
level, the registration gets cancelled and the student has to register again afresh to be
eligible to appear at the Foundation Programme examinations.
This does not sound prudent for students taking up the foundation course after their 10 +
2 along with their graduations, since one would be completing the graduation
examination by that time and can pursue the main course without needing to go through
the foundation course.
Examination Application Where to Obtain/Submit?
Where to Obtain
The examination applications are sold at the institutes head quarters, regional offices,
branches, chapters etc. You can obtain the same from those places.
Examination Applications Download
The examination applications are not provided on the web sites of the respective
institutions throughout the year.
Please check the respective web site [ICSI] during the time of the examinations.
The institutes provide for delayed submission of the examination application with a late
fee for a certain number of days after the last date for submission of the application.
Where to Submit
Though the student activities are all administered by the Regional councils, all the
aspects relating to the examinations are handled by the Head offices of the institutes.
You can submit the applications at any of the above locations where the applications are
available. Even if you submit the examination applications at any of the institutes
branches, chapters etc., they will be ultimately sent to the Head office of the institutes.
You can verify/note the location where the applications are destined by referring the
address printed on the cover that you are given along with the application. An
understanding on this would be helpful if at all you need to contact the institute regarding
any problem in relation to the examination application.
Submitting Within Time
If submitting within time, the examination application can be submitted by hand at any of
the offices of the institute especially the places from where the applications have been
Delayed Submission with late fee
Care should be taken when you are required to send the application along with late fee.
The application should be destined to the address on the cover of the examination
application and not to the nearest branch or regional office of the institute.
Examination Application Cost and Fee, Last Dates, Late Fees
1. By hand – Rs. 20
2. By Post – Rs. 30
1. Regular Fee – Rs. 875
2. Late Fee – Rs. 100
Last Dates » Late Fee
Last Date for Submission of Examination Application
1. Without Late Fee: 25th March
2. With Late Fee 9th April
[A delay of 15 days is allowed after the last date]
1. Without Late Fee: 25th September
2. With Late Fee 10th October
[A delay of 15 days is allowed after the last date]
Change of Examination Center!
Under convincing and extraordinary circumstances application for change of examination
center may be accepted by the institute on a payment of a fee of Rs. 100/ along with an
application for the same which should be received in the Institute within (prior to) 15
days from the date of commencement of examination.
Care should be taken to send the application to the place where the original application
has been sent.
Refund/Appropriation of the Examination fee
The examination fee would not be refunded under any circumstance.
Where the reason for the examination fee having to be refunded is the student getting
through the examination after verification of marks etc., the institutes are obliged to
appropriate the fee already paid by the student to the subsequent examinations or to
other dues payable by the student.
The respective offices of the institutes may be contacted for details regarding the same
Where a candidate applied to the council within 15 days from the last date ofexamination for considering appropriation of examination fee to the next examination on
the ground that he was prevented from attending the examination on account of
circumstances beyond his control and furnishes requisite documentary proof and
information to the satisfaction of the council, the council may permit 50% of the
examination fee paid by him to be appropriated towards the fee payable for the next
following examination for the same group(s) for which he/she was enrolled.
Travel Concessions At the time of Examinations or otherwise
During Examination Times
These concessions can be availed only during the examination times [for journey during
the time of and for the purpose of examinations]. The ICSI provides for Rail and Air
concessions to students traveling for the purpose of examination.
Students who have to attend an outstation location for writing the examination are
eligible for the same. Local rail travel concession is not allowed.
Students below 25 years of age and who are not in full time employment
From the place of residence or duty (part time) to the nearest examination center
and vice versa
- Application [How to Avail]:
The application for concession is to be made to the institute at least 30 days before
the commencement of an examination for obtaining rail concession certificate.
These concessions that can be availed at all times
Air Travel Concession
The Indian air lines provide concession in air fare for domestic travel, to the students of
Students below 26 years of age and who are not in employment.
- The students who are not in receipt of a stipend of more than Rs.150 per month are
eligible for this concession.
- This concession is not specifically related to travel during examination time and can be availed at any time during the pursuance of the course