Is there any exemption from ICSI CS Foundation programme possible?

A candidate possessing any of the following qualifications is eligible for exemption from passing the Foundation Programme examination:

  • A Degree or master's degree in Corporate Secretaryship or Commerce; or
  • Pass in the Final examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or any other Accountancy Institutions in India or abroad recognized as equivalent thereto by the Council; or
  • Pass in the Foundation examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or CPT of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; or
  • A degree or master's degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts
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