CS - Foundation Programme : About Compulsory Oral/Postal Coaching?

ICSICS (2008)FPCoaching - Oral - Postal • About Compulsory Oral/Postal Coaching?
Every student taking up the Foundation Programme level/course, should undergo compulsory coaching with the institution. The coaching may be taken up at the discretion of the student in any one of the two modes, ORAL or POSTAL.

Students will be eligible to appear at the main/final examination conducted by the institute only after they have successfully completed the coaching process.

Oral Coaching

Taking oral coaching is like joining a recognized institution and going to college for classes. A student may join any one of the coaching classes conducted by
  • The institute at its offices (Head Office/Regional Office/Chapters).
  • Colleges and Private Coaching Centers accredited by the Institute for conducting oral coaching classes i.e. imparting oral coaching.

The coaching process involves conduct of teaching classes and conduct of examinations at the end of the coaching period. A student will be made eligible to appear at the main examinations only if he qualifies in the end examinations conducted by the oral coaching center that he/she joins.

You can compare it with joining a degree college for being eligible to appear at the B.Com university examination as a regular candidate. The end examinations can be understood as an equivalent of the pre-public examination that the colleges conduct. Getting through the end exam (i.e. equivalent of pre-public) is compulsory for the institutes examination.

Postal Coaching

Taking postal coaching is like joining any correspondence course. A student has to prepare for the examinations on his own with the help of the study material provided. No teaching classes would be conducted.

The student is supplied with a set of study material in each subject. A set of question papers would also be supplied along with the study material. The total study material is divided into parts and the question papers would be such that a student would be able to answer the first set after studying a part of the material from the beginning. The answers to the question papers provided with the study material are to be periodically submitted within the time limits prescribed.

The submitted answer papers would be evaluated and returned to the students. A student has to qualify in the required number of papers within prescribed time limits, to be eligible for appearing at the main examination.

This would amount to doing a correspondence course, attending the pre-public examination at home and sending the answer papers for evaluation to the institute.

The time limits prescribed are for getting eligibility to appear for the main examination conducted during a specific term. If the papers are submitted beyond the time limit for a specific examination, the student would be eligible to appear at the subsequent examination.