CS - Foundation Programme : Course Registration

ICSICS (2008)FP : Foundation Programme • Course Registration

Registration - Methodology, Certificates to be furnished

Use the "Application for Registering as a student for the Foundation Programme (CS FP)", enclosing support for educational qualifications and the prescribed fee. The application may be sent to the regional council/office directly or handed over to the nearest chapter of the institute.

Certificates to be Furnished

Attested photocopies (Original Certificates need not be sent) to be sent along with the application for registration:
  • Proof of Minimum Educational Qualifications

    Marks sheet of (10 + 2) or Intermediate or equivalent as a proof of minimum educational qualification.

Students registering Provisionally

A student registering provisionally for the course need to submit only the proof of having made an application for the 10+2 examination (hall ticket) or any other similar proof to substantiate his status as a 10+2 student writing his/her final exam.

Prospectus/Application - Cost, Where to obtain/submit?

The institute has regional offices in all the four geographical regions (North, South, East, West) of india for the purpose of handling the administrative tasks. All the aspects relating to students except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any details in relation to the student/candidate one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is initially registered.

Where to Obtain the prospectus/application for registration?

You can obtain the prospectus containing the registration application,

if you intend to register for

  • Postal Coaching conducted by the Institute

    1. at the offices which work directly under the institute i.e. the Head Office or Regional Offices
    2. at the Chapters of the institute which are managed by the respective professionals of a locality

  • Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

    1. At the coaching center itself.

      The coaching center may have an additional application (relevant to that center only), to be submitted along with the application for registration

You can also obtain the applications from the Institutes Head Quarters, Regional Offices, Chapters.

Addresses of Regional Councils, Branches, Chapters, ...

Cost of Registration Application/Prospectus

The prospectus of the institute contains the application for registration along with it. The cost of Application or Prospectus for Registering for the Foundation Programme level/course:
  • By Hand - Rs. 200
  • By Post or courier - Rs. 250

    The payment can be sent by demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ payable at New Delhi, to ‘ICSI HOUSE” 22 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.

Where to submit the registration application?

You can submit the Registration Application,

if you are registering for

  • Postal Coaching conducted by the institute

    at the Regional office relevant to the location you specify as the address for communication (generally your place of residence)

  • Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

    at the coaching center itself.

All the applications, wherever they are submitted, would be sent to the relevant regional office/council wherein the data relating to the student is maintained.

Downloading Applications

The institute has provided applications online which you can download, print and use.

You can download the Registration Applications from Application Download Page

Onilne Registration

The institute has provided facilities for registration through online payment.

You can access the Registration Page here.

Registration Fee - How much, How/Where to pay, Installments

Registration fee is the total fee payable to the institute and it includes fee for registration as well as fee for imparting coaching (generally POSTAL Coaching) to be paid at the time of registration, by whatever name it may be called and into how many ever parts it may be divided into.
  • Postal Coaching: Rs. 3,600

    The breakup of the fee is as follows:

    1. Admission Fee — 1,200
    2. Postal Tuition Fee — 2,400
  • Oral Coaching: Rs. 3,500/-

    The Oral coaching fee is decided by the coaching center. The coaching center retains a part of the fee and only a part of it is sent to the institue as per the understanding it has with the institute. The fee charged by the orgal coaching center includes the registration fee as well as the oral coaching fee for the course.

    The fee may vary from one coaching center to another.

Installment Facility

There is no provision for payment of CS FP registration fee in installments.

  • Joining an oral coaching center !!

    The coaching center imparting coaching, may provide installment facilities at its own discretion.

    Please verify this from the coaching center you wish to get admitted to.

Where to pay

The registration fee may be paid in the form of a D.D. or a challan as per the details provided in the registration application/prospectus and be submitted along with the application for registration.

  • Registering through an oral coaching center

    If you are registering at/through any of the centers authorised to impart ORAL coaching for the course, then the fee may be paid at that coaching center where you are getting admitted, if they provide such a facility.

Registration Fee - Exemptions/Concessions, Refund


Half Fee exemption/concession for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Tribes

Applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are required to pay half (50%) of the fees only on furnishing an attested copy of the Caste/Tribe certificate along with application.

Refund of Registration Fee

Once an application for registration is sent, no cancellation is possible.


If the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for being registered for the course, the institute would reject the application. Only in such cases the instrument (D.D) he/she has used to pay the fee is returned back. The applicant can cancel the instrument and get the money back.

Refund of fee paid is not possible under any other circumstances.

Registration - Last/Cut-off dates

Registration for CS FP Level can be done all throughout the year. There is no such thing as a last date for registration.

A student would be able to appear at the first examination falling 8 months after the date of registration. As such, the only requirement for a student to be eligible to appear at a specified examination is that this minimum course duration should have elapsed after registration.

Taking the minimum course duration into consideration, the following dates can be considered to be cut-off dates for registration for enabling a student to appear at the noted examination.

Students registering

  • On or before March 31st can appear in the December Examination the same Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    31st March 2011 December 2011 exam
    31st March 2012 December 2012 exam
  • On or before September 30th can appear in the June Examination in the next Year

    Register BeforeTo be eligible for
    30th September 2010 June 2011 exam
    30th September 2011 June 2012 exam

Registration - Validity Period, Revalidation

Expiry of Registration - Maximum Number of Attempts

The registration for CS FP is valid for a period of 3 years from the month in which his/her application, complete in all respects, is accepted for registration or for 6 attempts whichever is earlier.

Non — appearance at an examination would amount to an attempt

Failing to get through within the Validity Period

If a student fails to get through within the validity period, the registration gets cancelled and the student has to register again afresh to be eligible to appear at the CS FP (Company Secretaries Foundation Programme) examinations.

Re-registration may not be prudent

Re-registration may not be prudent for students taking up CS FP after their 10+2 along with their graduation, since the student would be completing the graduation examination by that time and would be able to pursue the main course (starting at the EP level) without having to go through CS FP.

Change of place of residence subsequent to registration

All the data relating to a student is maintained at the regional office under whose purview he/she has got registered. Once a student gets registered for CS FP under a regional council, he/she has to stick to the same and correspond with the same for all purposes, either academic or otherwise.

Only aspects relating to examinations are centralised i.e. processing examination applications, evaluation, verification of answer papers, issue of marks sheets, hall tickets, ... etc.

Even if the new place of living the student has shifted to, falls under the purview of a regional council with which he/she has got registered earlier, the student has to consider himself/herself to be on the rolls of the regional council with which he/she has got registered. All correspondence relating to the student should be made with that regional council only.

Intimate the Change in Address

To ensure the receipt of the student news letter and other correspondence from the institute properly, the student should intimate the institute regarding the change of place of living so as to get his/her address changed in the records of the institute.

Students are also advised to intimate the post master of the earlier place of living, so that any mail received at that address would be redirected by the post master automatically.

Eligibility to appear at the main exam - Is registration in time enough?

Registering before the cut off date is one and not the only requirement to enable a student to appear at a particular examination.

In addition to registering within time, a student should also complete the compulsory coaching requirements like submitting eligibility papers (Postal Coaching) etc., before being made eligible for appearing at the main examinations.