Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination of a Board/University constituted by law in India or any examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto can join the course. There is no minimum pass percentage and students who have passed the Senior Secondary (10+2) examination or any examination equivalent thereto are eligible to join CS Foundation Programme. Provisional admission, however, is allowed to candidates at any time after they have appeared or enrolled for appearing in the final of Senior Secondary examination (10+2 pass or equivalent), subject to the condition that such provisional admission would be valid for not more than 6 months from the date of admission within which time the student should furnish proof of having passed the Senior Secondary (10+2 pass or equivalent) examination.

Exemption from C.S. Foundation Programme

All graduates and post graduates (excluding fine arts) and those having passed in the Foundation examination of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India or the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or of any other accountancy institution in India or abroad recognised as equivalent thereto by the Council of the Institute are exempted from passing the Foundation Programme examination. Such students may directly seek registration to Executive Programme stage of CS Course.

Last Date for Seeking Admission:

  • 31st March for appearing in December Examination in the same year.
  • 30th September for appearing in June Examination in the next year.
  • COURSE FEE: ` 4,500/- payable at the time of admission (` 1,500/- towards Admission Fee & ` 3,000/- towards Education Fee)

Prescribed subjects of study for the C.S. Foundation Programme:

  1. Business Environment and Entrepreneurship.
  2. Business Management, Ethics and Communication.
  3. Business Economics.
  4. Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.

Examination Timings

Morning Session (10.00 A.M to 11.30 A.M)
Part Subject Name Maximum Mark Total No.
of Qns.
Allotment of
1 business environment
and entrepreneurship
100 50 2 Marks for each
Correct answer
2 business management
ethics and communication
100 50
2 Marks for each
Correct answer
Afternoon Session (1.00 P.M to 3.00 P.M)
3 business economics 100 50 2 Marks for each
Correct answer
4 fundamental of accounting
and auditing
100 50 2 Marks for each
Correct answer

Qualifying Marks

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