CS - Foundation Programme : Course Structure Pattern

ICSICS (2008)FPCourse Structure • Course Structure Pattern
The CS FP (Company Secretaries Foundation Programme) level course consists of only theoretical examinations. There are 7 subjects arranged into 4 papers of 100 marks each.

Starting after
Inter/(10 + 2)
Foundation Programme
[7 subjects arranged into
4 papers of 100 marks each.]
Starting after
Graduation/(10 + 2 + 3)
Executive Programme
[11 subjects arranged into 2 modules
of 3 papers of 100 marks each.]

Professional Programme
[15 subjects arranged into 4 modules
of 2 papers of 100 marks each.]

Licenciate ICSI
Temporary Status till membership is acquired.
(This is not a kind of membership)

Pre Membership Training [16 months]
The training includes
  • TOP - Training Orientation Programme for 5 days
  • ADP - Academic Development Programme for 25 hours
  • SMTP - Secretarial Modular Training Programme for 15 days

Associate Membership

Post Qualification Courses [Optional]

A student has to get through the papers at this level and thereby pass the foundation programme level to be eligible to go to the next level (Executive Programme) of the course.

Pass Marks

To pass/qualify at the examination a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again.


Wherein the student has failed the examination but has obtained high marks in one or more papers as specified, there are certain exemptions from appearing in that paper.