CS Foundation Admit Card 2019 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) released the CS Foundation December admit card on December 18. The CS Foundation admit card 2019 is released in online mode, which the candidates are required to download using their ICSI registration number. The December session of CS Foundation exams were conducted on December 28 and 29, 2019. Candidates have to carry CS Foundation admit card 2019 on both exam days which has to be accompanied by ICSI identity card for student verification. The admit card of CS Foundation December 2019 contains candidate’s personal details and columns for all four papers where the invigilator will put his/ her signature. To know more about CS Foundation admit card 2019, refer the article below containing the complete downloading procedure.

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CS Foundation Admit Card 2019

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CS Foundation Admit Card 2019 Dates



Extended closing date of CS Foundation exam form (late fee of Rs. 250)

October 10, 2019

Requests for change in details provided in exam form

October 11 to December 4, 2019

Release of CS Foundation admit card

December 18, 2019

CS Foundation online exam

December 28 and 29, 2019

CS Foundation Exam Dates December 2019

ICSI has announced the exam dates for CS Foundation December 2019 exams, which were conducted on two days in online mode. Candidates who downloaded the CS Foundation admit card were able to find the exam schedule as well wherein, columns for candidate's and invigilator's signature will reflect opposite to the subject paper. The table below contains a detailed exam schedule for CS Foundation 2019:

Exam DateCS Foundation SubjectsBatchExam Timings
December 28, 2019 (Saturday)Paper 1- Business Environment and LawFirst Batch9:30 AM to 11: 00 AM
Second Batch12:00 to 1:30 PM
Paper 2- Business Management, Ethics and EntrepreneurshipThird Batch2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Fourth Batch5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
December 29, 2019 (Sunday)Paper 3- Business EconomicsFirst Batch9:30 AM to 11: 00 AM
Second Batch12:00 to 1:30 PM
Paper 4- Fundamentals of Accounting and AuditingThird Batch2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Fourth Batch5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

How to download CS Foundation Admit Card Dec 2019?

As the online admit cards for CS Foundation are released by ICSI, candidates have to follow the steps given below for downloading the same:

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  • Visit the official website of ICSI (icsi.edu)Screen%20Shot%202019-11-21%20at%204

  • Enter your unique, 17 digit registration number and click on ‘Get Admit Card’.

  • The CS Foundation admit card will be displayed on the screen.ICSI-CS-Admit-Card-pg2

  • Download the admit card and print out at least two copies for future reference.

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Details mentioned on CS Foundation Admit Card 2019

  • Name of the candidate

  • Photograph and signature of the candidates

  • Registration number

  • Name, address and code of examination centre

  • Date and time of examination

  • Medium of examination

  • Details of paper-wise exemption (if applicable)

CS Foundation Admit Card Dec 2019: e-Identity card

In the ‘Others’ section of the aforementioned link, candidates will find their CS Foundation e-Identity card. Candidates need to print it out and get it attested by any of the following:

  • Officers of ICSI

  • Gazetted officer of the central or state government

  • Principal of a recognized school/ college

  • Manager of a nationalized bank

  • Member of the Institute, with ACS/ FCS number

Things to be carried to CS Foundation Exam Centre

Candidates need to carry certain documents to the CS Foundation exam centre on all days of exams. The following documents are to be carried along:

  • A copy of CS Foundation Admit Card Dec 2019.
  • Photocopy of attested ICSI e-identity card (duly attested by authorized officials).
  • Govt. issued photo identity proof (In case the ICSI identity card is forgotten).

Candidates may note that they do not need to write anything on the printed copy of CS Foundation admit card 2019. Not even the signature has to be put on the admit card. The formalities will be done in the exam hall itself by the invigilator.

Whom to contact in case of any error in CS Foundation Admit Card?

Candidates who find any mistakes in the particulars mentioned in the CS Foundation Dec 2019 admit card, or if they are unable to download the admit card. For such students, some assisting hands are provided by ICSI as mentioned below:

  • ICSI Support Portal- support.icsi.edu.
  • ICSI Helpline Number- 0120-6204999
  • Additional Helpline Number- 0120- 3314111

Forgot Password for CS Foundation Login

For candidates who are already enrolled with ICSI under the CS Foundation programme and have forgotten password before downloading the CS Foundation admit card December 2019 have to follow certain steps. ICSI has provided the option to reset the ICSI password and then access their account using their user login ID.

Click here to check the steps to reset the CS Foundation account password.

CS Foundation Admit Card: Highlights

  • Each candidate’s CS Foundation admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre. It is the hall ticket which will grant them entry to appear for the exam.

  • In case, the admit card of CS Foundation 2019 does not bear the photograph of the examinee, he/ she should paste his/ her photograph on the admit card and get it attested by the aforementioned authority. Such candidates should also carry their student identity card/other documents as specified above and a loose copy of an identical photograph.

  • In case, due to any reason, the photograph and signature of the student are not available on the Identity Card, the candidates should affix his/ her photograph and signature on it and get it attested by any of the authorities mentioned above. If some of the candidates are not holding the Identity Card due to technical/ practical problems, they may bring any other photo identity card like passport, driving license, PAN card, Aadhaar card, voter card, etc. A loose copy of an identical photograph is also required.

CS Foundation Study Material 2019

Candidates who are going to appear for CS Foundation December 2019 exams should go through the official study material as released by ICSI. It is always advised to candidates that the official study material should never be ignored over other study sources as the examiner always expects the mention of official matter in the exams. Hence, the CS Foundation study material which covers all the topics thoroughly should be exhausted at first.

Last Minute Preparation Tips for CS Foundation 2019

Candidates who are going to appear for CS Foundation December 2019 exams may check the most important points to be followed in the last minutes of preparation:

  • Don't start with something new a day before the exam.
  • Revise the topics as much as you can.
  • If a topic seems difficult to understand at this level, take some help from the internet rather than referring the same material again and again.
  • Refer the quick notes and read them on a repeat mode.
  • Search for some tabular/ flow chart forms of description for depicting suitable topics in the exam.
  • Solve at least 2 previous session/ year question papers for polishing your preparation accordingly.

Exam Day Instructions for CS Foundation Examinees

Candidates will get the instructions for exam day on their CS Foundation admit card 2019. The major points to be kept in mind on the day of exam are as follows:

  • Avoid Nervousness- Its natural to get nervous on exam day, but it should not overcome a better preparation. So make sure to get distracted with the help of music or revision so that fear is far.
  • Requisite Documents- Don't forget to bring the admit card and student identity card in the exam centre.
  • Cellphones Prohibited- Candidates are not allowed to bring cellphones in the exam centre premises. So it would be better to make arrangements accordingly.
  • Entry Timings- Candidates are required to enter the exam centre 60 minutes before the commencement of CS Foundation exam.
  • No Late Entry- Candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall after 15 minutes of commencement of exam and not be permitted to leave before expiry of 45 minutes of exam.
  • Seating Arrangement- Candidates will be able to find the seating arrangement at the entrance of CS Foundation exam centre.
  • Attendance- Don't forget to sign the attendance sheet before leaving the examination hall.

Points to remember for Online Examination

ICSI has released instructions for candidates who are going to appear for a computer-based examination for the first time. The following points are to be followed during the CS Foundation online exam:

  1. Click on 'Appear' at the invigilator's instruction. This will lead to a list of instructions regarding the online examination.
  2. Candidates are advised not to try any other computer function except attempting the exam.
  3. One question will show on the screen at a time. Each question shall have 4 options out of which, candidates have to choose the most appropriate one. Timer will show at the top right corner to make aware of the time left.
  4. Once a question is answered, changes can still be made with selecting the other option and saving it. Candidates can also bookmark a question that has to be reviewed later on.
  5. On the summary panel, questions answered will be displayed in green color; questions neither answered nor bookmarked will not reflect any color; those attempted and bookmarked will be in blue color and those which aren't attempted but bookmarked will be red in color.
  6. After completion of exam, click on 'Done' which will be followed by three warnings with 'Finish'. The option shall appear at the bottom right corner after completion of 45 minutes of CS Foundation exam. It may be noted that once finished, candidates will not get the chance to restart the exam.
  7. If you're not done with the exam and mistakenly click on 'Done', warning will appear along with the option of 'Go to examination' which shall lead back to the exam.
  8. For the purpose of calculations, etc., candidates will be provided with a rough sheet. Candidates are required to mention their Name, roll number, registration number, exam date and batch time on the rough sheet. This sheet has to be returned to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

Click here to check complete instructions by ICSI.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Foundation Admit Card 2019

Question: How will I get my CS Foundation roll number?


Candidates received their roll numbers for December 2019 session in the CS Foundation admit card which has been released by ICSI.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CS Foundation exams?


No, there is no negative marking for CS Foundation 2019 exams of December session. Thus, candidates are free to attempt all the questions without the fear of losing marks.

Question: What is the passing marks for CS Foundation 2019 exams?


According to the CS Foundation exam pattern, candidates have to score at least 40% in individual papers while an overall aggregate of at least 50%has to be scored for passing in the exams.

Question: Is calculator allowed in CS Foundation December 2019 exams?


Candidates are allowed to bring calculators that are battery operated, noiseless, having not more than 6 functions, with 12 digits and 2 memories.

Question: What has to be compulsarily carried in the CS Foundation examination centre?


Candidates had to carry documents, i.e. CS Foundation admit card Dec 2019 and the ICSI e-identity card. 

Question: Is the signature of a Company Secretary mandatory on CS Foundation admit card?


Candidates whose photograph or signature is not showing on the CS Foundation admit card December 2019 had to affix the requisite and then get it attested by a CS. 

Question: Is the CS Foundation exam conducted online or offline?


The CS Foundation exam pattern reflects that the Foundation exam is a computer-based test (CBT). Thus, the exam is conducted in online mode.

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