Introduction of New Syllabus
& Pattern for Foundation Programme Examinations
from December, 2012 Session
The Foundation Programme being the entry level to
the Company Secretaryship Course and gateway to the profession of Company
Secretaries, the Syllabus Review Committee based on the feedback received from
various stakeholders has completed the formulation of detailed contents of the
Foundation Programme. We are pleased to inform you that the Council of the
Institute has approved the new syllabus for the Foundation Programme.
Salient Features and Requirements
The salient features of the new syllabus and the
changed pattern of conducting the examinations for the same is summarized below
date for New Syllabus
new syllabus of Foundation Programme will be effective from 1st
are four subjects under the new syllabus viz.
Business Environment and Entrepreneurship;
Business Management, Ethics and Communication;
§ Business Economics;
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.
New Pattern of Examination
Keeping in view the tech-savvy new generation and
with a view to leverage the information technology, the Council of the Institute
has decided to conduct Optical Mark Recognition ( OMR ) based Examination (
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions ) for the Foundation Programme under
the new syllabus.
First examination under this new syllabus will be
held from December 2012 session of CS examinations.
to students under existing syllabus
who have registered prior to 1st February, 2012 (subject to the
validity of their registration) will have option to continue with the existing
syllabus till June, 2013 Session.
December, 2013 session, all students will be automatically switched over to the
other words, from December, 2012 to June, 2013 session of
examination both syllabi (existing syllabus as well as new syllabus) will
to new syllabus
Students under the existing syllabus may switch over to the new syllabus.
They may exercise their option to switch over to the new syllabus while filling
up the examination form for December, 2012 session and no other formal request
is required to be sent to the Institute for the purpose.
Students switching over to new syllabus will not have to pay any charges
other than the cost of Study Materials under new syllabus, if any, to be
purchased by them.
of existing syllabus are NOT eligible for any paper-wise exemptions on switching
over to the new syllabus and they will have to appear in all the papers
under the new syllabus irrespective of their performance in previous sessions of
examinations or any other qualifications.