The ICSI has decided to introduce New Syllabus & OMR based (Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions) for the Foundation Programme under new Syllabus w.e.f. December, 2012 examination. Please read below – Source: ICSI President Message Nov 2011:
New syllabus for Foundation Programme
The Foundation Programme being the entry level to the Company Secretaryship Course and gateway to the profession of Company Secretaries, based on the feedback received from various stakeholders the Syllabus Review Committee has completed the formulation of detailed contents of the Foundation Programme. I am pleased to inform you that the Council of your ICSI has approved the new syllabus for the Foundation Programme.
OMR based Examination for Foundation Programme
Keeping in view the tech-savvy new generation and with a view to leverage the information technology, the Council of the Institute has decided to conduct Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) based Examination (Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions) for the Foundation Programme under new Syllabus w.e.f. December, 2012 examination. The Council further decided that the students pursuing Foundation Programme under the existing syllabus would be given two attempts to complete the Foundation Programme. The students under existing syllabus may exercise their option to switch/ change over to new syllabus wherein no exemptions will be available against their performance in previous session(s) of examinations under existing syllabus. Further, the last examination for the Foundation Programme under the existing syllabus would be held in June, 2013 and from December, 2013 session onwards all students under the existing syllabus will automatically be switched over to OMR based examination without any exemption