Company Secretary

The Company Secretary Course is a fine mix of theoretical knowledge with practical internship training regulated by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), a statutory body set up by the Government of India to regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.

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Career Opportunities

Company Secretary course offers excellent job opportunities in every industry as a full time professional employment or as independent consultants in India.

CS Qualification – Advantages

  • Holistic in nature and hence a CS qualification has wide application, in a variety of roles, functions and industries.
  • CS professionals ensure that departments within organizations or the entire organization
    maintains compliance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2013
  • High earning potential.
  • Competitive Fees structure.

Syllabus

CS Foundation

The CS Foundation Course is the entry level for the Company Secretary Course and students are eligible to enroll for the CS Foundation Course right after having appeared for their Class 12 (10+2) examination or its equivalent.

Paper 1 Business Environment and Law
Paper 2 Business Management Ethics and Entrepreneurship
Paper 3 Business Economics
Paper 4 Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
CS Executive

The CS Executive Programme is the next level in the process of acquiring a Company Secretary qualification and the examination may be taken after completion of the CS Foundation.

CS Executive – Module I
Paper 1 Company Law
Paper 2 Cost and Management Accounting
Paper 3 Economic and Commercial Laws
Paper 4 Tax Laws and Practice
CS Executive – Module II
Paper 5 Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
Paper 6 Cost and Management Accounting
Paper 7 Industrial, Labour and General Laws
CS Professional

It is the final stage of acquiring a Company Secretary qualification process.

CS Professional – Module I
Paper 1 Advanced Company Law and Practice
Paper 2 Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
Paper 3 Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
CS Professional – Module II
Paper 4 Information Technology and Systems Audit
Paper 5 Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
Paper 6 Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
CS Professional – Module III
Paper 7 Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
Paper 8 Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
Paper 9 Elective, 1 of the 5 subjects to be chosen
Paper 9.1 Banking Law and Practice
Paper 9.2 Capital, Commodity and Money Market
Paper 9.3 Insurance Law and Practice
Paper 9.4 Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
Paper 9.5 International Business – Law and Practice

Passing Criteria

CS Foundation
CS Foundation
Question Pattern Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
Passing Criteria

40 per cent marks in each paper

50 per cent marks in aggregate of all papers

CS Executive
CS Executive
Question Pattern Descriptive
Passing Criteria

40 per cent marks in each paper

50 per cent marks in aggregate of all papers

CS Professional
CS Executive
Question Pattern Descriptive
Passing Criteria

40 per cent marks in each paper

50 per cent marks in aggregate of all papers

Eligibility

CS Foundation Eligibility

Any student who has appeared in 10+2 or equivalent examination from any board.

Students having completed the equivalent of 10+2 from Arts, Science or Commerce (except Fine Arts) streams are eligible to apply.


CS Executive Eligibility

Successful completion of the CS Foundation Course.

Completion of graduation in commerce stream or any other discipline (except Fine Arts).

Direct entry route is also available for students having CPT (Common Proficiency Tests) of ICSI and ICAI.


CS Professional Eligibility

Successful completion of the CS Foundation Course.

Completion of graduation in commerce stream or any other discipline (except Fine Arts).

Direct entry route is also available for students having CPT (Common Proficiency Tests) of ICSI and ICAI.

Duration

The duration of the CS Foundation, CS Executive and CS Professional is 8 months.

Examination

CS Foundation: Held in June and December each year.

CS Executive: Held in June and December each year.

CS Professional: Held in June and December each year.

CS Admission Criteria

The admission for CS, for all three levels can be taken anytime during the year.

Internship for CS Qualification

After clearing the CS Executive/Professional programme, candidates would need to complete 15 months of training in a company or under a practising CS. Additionally, candidates also require to undergo 15 days training with the Registrar of Companies, stock exchanges and specified regulators and 15 days compulsory Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP) to become an eligible associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, (ICSI).

Admission Fees

CS Foundation Rs. 4,500
CS Executive Rs. 9000 for commerce graduates
Rs. 12,500 for CPT passed student of ICAI/ Foundation passed students of ICoAI
Rs. 10,000 for non commerce students
Rs. 8,500 for CS foundation passed students

Examination Fees

CS Foundation Rs. 1,200
CS Executive Rs. 1,200 per module
CS Professional Rs. 1,200 per module

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