The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Methods and apparatuses for channel state information (CSI) reporting are provided. A UE capable of CSI reporting includes a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), CSI configuration information including a number (L) of beams and a number (T) of CSI reports. L and T are positive integers. The UE also includes at least one processor operably connected to the transceiver and configured to generate the T CSI reports. Each of the CSI reports is generated based on a subset of the L beams. The transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, the T CSI reports in T CSI reporting instances, respectively. Each of the T CSI reports is independently decodable.