CS-Foundation is an entry level examination for Company Secretary Course. It is a test of four subjects of 100 marks each.
The examination is divided into two sessions. This is an objective type examination with negative marking. To pass a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers again.
There are certain exemptions in cases where the student has failed the examination but has obtained high marks (60%) in one or more papers.
A student has to get through these to be eligible to go for the next level i.e. CS-Executive.