CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2019
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 - 4:50 p.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana
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CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2019 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) manages the CS Foundation 2019 exam pattern for the computer-based test which were conducted on December 28 and 29. It is essential for candidates to check the CS Foundation exam pattern 2019 to familiarize themselves with the type of questions, marking scheme, etc. Only after knowing the exam pattern of CS Foundation 2019, candidates will be able to prepare efficiently and gain confidence for the final day. According to the CS Foundation 2019 exam pattern, the exam will consist of 4 papers, namely- English and Business Communication, Economics and Statistics, Financial Accounting, and Elements of Business Laws and Management. The CS Foundation exam pattern 2019 also states that each paper will comprise of 50 questions carrying 2 marks each. The CS Foundation 2019 syllabus is also given below for candidates to be well versed with the topics which will be assessed in the exam. To know more about the CS Foundation 2019 exam pattern, read the article below.

Latest- CS Foundation result for December exams will be announced on February 25, 2020.
Note: ICSI to introduce an amendment in the prevailing CS course, Click here to check the 2022 proposed curriculum.

CS Foundation Exam Dates: December 2019

Paper Name

Exam Date

Exam Timings

Batch I

Batch II

Batch III

Batch IV

Business Environment and Law

December 28, 2019

9:30-11 AM

12-1:30 PM



Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship

December 28, 2019



2:30-4 PM

5-6:30 PM

Business Economics

December 29, 2019

9:30-11 AM

12-1:30 PM



Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

December 29, 2019



2:30-4 PM

5-6:30 PM

CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates preparing for the upcoming sessions of CS Foundation must check the exam pattern of CS Foundation 2019 given below. Doing so will ensure that they prepare accordingly and study smart. Check the table below to know the medium and mode of exam, type of questions, etc.

CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2019

Exam medium

English and Hindi (English is compulsory for Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers)

Mode of conduction

Computer-based

Nature of questions

Multiple choice questions

Number of questions

50 per paper

Number of papers

4

Marking scheme

2 marks for every correct answer

No negative marking

CS Foundation 2019: Distribution of Marks

Paper Name

Subjects

Marks

Business Environment and Law

Business Environment

40

Business Law

60

Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Business Management

40

Business Ethics

10

Business Communication

25

Entrepreneurship

25

Business Economics

Economics

80

Elementary Statistics

20

Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

Fundamentals of Accounting

70

Fundamentals of Auditing

30

CS Foundation Syllabus 2019

After knowing the exam pattern, candidates must check the syllabus of CS Foundation 2019 to know which subjects and topics they must prepare to ace the exam. ICSI has provided a detailed syllabus for candidates wherein, the topics, as well as sub-topics to be covered, are mentioned clearly. Thus, candidates of CS Foundation December 2019 are advised to prepare for the exams with strict adherence to the syllabus. The reason being that no question will be asked out of syllabus and studying excessive material will be a waste of time for the students.

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CS Foundation Passing Criteria 2019

Candidates must secure both, sectional and overall cutoff to qualify CS Foundation 2019.

Paper

Sectional cutoff

Overall cutoff

Business Environment and Law

40%

50%

Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship

40%

Business Economics

40%

Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

40%

CS Foundation 2019- Preparation Tips

  • Know the Exam Pattern and Syllabus: This is the first and foremost step that will help candidates in their preparation. It might sound insignificant as it does not take much time and effort but doing so will definitely help in saving heaps of time and effort later as candidates will already know the basics of the exam pattern and the topics that they must prepare. Doing so will ensure that candidates know exactly how to prepare and what to prepare.

  • Self Study: There is no harm in enrolling for coaching classes. However, candidates can prepare themselves as most of the syllabus comprises of topics covered in class 12th. Some of the books that may help the candidates in self-studying are- NCERT Business Studies textbook for 12th, L. M. Prasad Principles and Practice of Management, Dr Vivek Mittal Business environment, etc.

  • Practice and Revise: It is important for candidates to dedicate ample time for revision so that they retain all that they have learnt. Practising sample paper will them get a fair idea about the paper pattern, distribution of marks, etc and hone their time management skills.

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