Everything you Must Know About ICSI CS Training and Exams

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Everything you Must Know About ICSI CS Training and Exams

ICSI CS Training & Exams

Introduction For Company Secretary

CS or Company Secretary is no less than any other reputed position in the corporates. CS in a company is a senior administration manager who looks into the legal and regulatory obligations of the company ensuring that any decision taken by the board of directors is properly implemented.

Well to attain a position as a CS in a successful corporate firm one must duly clear all the CS examinations following the ICSI CS Course.

A CS for a firm is:

  • A compliance manager
  • In-house legal advisor
  • Succor to the Board Of Directors
  • Company’s lawmaker and manager
  • An expert to reach out with issues related to security laws, capital market and corporate laws.


Domains under the surveillance of a Company Secretary (CS):

  • Capital Market and Investor Relations
  • Legal and Corporate Governance
  • Project planning
  • Advisor to Corporate Issues
  • Corporate Management as per the policies of the SEBI Act, SCRA and the Depositories Act 1996.
  • Exim Policy
  • Expertise in financial management

Stages of an ICSI CS Course

CS Course offered by the Institute of Company Secretary in India (ICSI) has an entailment of three levels which is required to be attempted by each CS aspirant in order to get qualified and serve as a certified CS.

  • CS Foundation
  • CS Executive
  • CS Professional

CS Foundation 31 March for exams in Dec and 30 Sept for exams in June next year.

CS Executive28th February for exams in December the same year (both modules) 31 May for exams in Dec same year (single module), 31 August for exams in June next year (both modules) and finally 30 Nov. for exams in June next year (single module).

Please Note: After clearing the exams one must go through the period of internship which will give him the practical experience of his work. The training period should be 4 to 6 months. Once the training is done the candidate is declared as a professional CS.

Latest Update :

Important Examination Announcement (7th June 2021) “This is in continuation with the earlier important examination announcement dated 4th May 2021. It is hereby announced that the CS Examinations for Foundation Programme, ExecutiveProgramme (Old and New Syllabus) and Professional Programme (Old and New Syllabus) will now be held from 1Oth Auqust. 2021 to 20th Auqust.2021.”

The detailed revised Examination Time-table is available on the institute’s website: Click here

Computer-based Examination for Foundation Programme June 2021 revised Time-Table

Please Note: After clearing the exams one must go through the period of internship which will give him the practical experience of his work. The training period should be 4 to 6 months. Once the training is done the candidate is declared as a professional CS.

Details of ICSI CS Exams 2021

Course Name ICSI CS programme (2021)
Frequency Twice a year (June & December)
Year 2021
Monitoring Authority The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
Exam level National level
Official Website for help https://www.icsi.edu/
Exam To Be Held On June and December
Exam Mode Computer-based mode

Dates to Remember

Exams in June

ICSI CS 2019 Events Foundation Programme Executive Programme Professional Programme
Dates for online registration 30th September 2018 31st August 2018 31st August 2018
Exam Starts 8th June 2019 1st June 2019 1st June 2019

Exams in December

ICSI CS 2019 Events Foundation Programme Executive Programme Professional Programme
Dates for online registration 31st March 2019 28th February 2018 28th February 2018
Exam Starts December 2019 December 2019 December 2019

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Admission Dates for CS Training Programme

For Foundation Training 30-September-2018 (June 2019)
31-March-2019 (December 2019)
For Executive Training 31-August-2018 for both modules (June 2019)
30-November-2018 for the single module (June 2019)
28-February-2019 for both modules (December 2019)
31-May-2019 for the single module (December 2019)

Marking and Syllabus for ICSI CS Exam 2021

Exams will be taken via online modes and the format of the question paper will be objective type written in both Hindi and English Languages. In both Executive and Professional Levels, the marking scheme for each paper is 100 marks. The papers for topics such as Cost and Management Accounting, Tax Laws and Practice and Industrial Labour, Industrial Labour and General Laws will follow OMR modules.

Foundation Programme –

Papers Subjects Marks
Paper I Business Environment and Law 100 marks
Paper-II Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship 100 marks
Paper III Business Economics 100 marks
Paper IV Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing 100 marks

Executive & Professional Programme –

Executive Programme (Old Syllabus) Executive Programme (New Syllabus) Professional Programme (Old Syllabus) Professional Programme (New Syllabus)
Cost and Management Accounting (Module-I) Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws(Module-I) Advanced Company Law and Practice (Module –I) Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (Module –I)
Tax Laws and Practice (Module-I) Company Law(Module-I) Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module –I) Advanced Tax Laws(Module –I)
Industrial, Labour and General Laws (Module-II) Setting up of Business Entities and Closure (Module-I) Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (Module –I) Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (Module –I)
Company Law(Module-I) Tax Laws(Module-I) Information Technology and Systems Audit (Module –II) Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module –II)
Economic and Commercial Laws (Module-I Corporate and Management Accounting (Module-II) Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Module –II) Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding-up(Module –II)
Company Accounts and Auditing Practices (Module-II) Securities Laws and Capital Markets(Module-II) Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (Module –II) Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non–Compliances and Remedies (Module –II)
Capital Markets and Securities Laws (Module-II) Economic, Business and Commercial Laws (Module-II) Advanced Tax Laws and Practice(Module –III) Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchanges (Module –III)
Financial and Strategic Management(Module-II) Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (Module –III) Multidisciplinary Case Studies (Module –III)
Elective 1 out of below 5 subjects (Module –III) Banking Law and Practice International Business-Laws and Practices Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice Insurance Law and Practice Capital, Commodity and Money Market Elective 1 out of below 8 subjects (Module –III Banking -Law and Practice Intellectual Property Rights –Laws and Practices Insurance -Law and Practice Forensic Audi Direct Tax Laws and Practice Labour Laws and Practice Valuations and Business Modelling Insolvency –Law and Practice

Eligibility to Apply for CS Exams

  • CS Foundation – Minimum eligibility to pursue the training of CS Foundation or the first level of CS Training is clearing 10+2 Examination from any stream any board.
  • CS Executive – The minimum eligibility for pursuing CS Executive programme is a Bachelor’s Degree from any stream (except Arts).
  • CS Professional – To continue with the training of CS Professional which is the last in the string of levels for CS Training one must clear the Foundation and then the Executive Level of training.

How to Apply for ICSI CS Exam 2021?

Eligible aspirants from all over the country can apply for registrations online via the institute’s student portal i.e. “www.icsi.edu”. One may even get the guidance from the website related to details of CS training, admission and exams.

Please go through the information extended by the institute before filing the form to avoid any inconvenience. Once the form is successfully submitted, the student will get his/her “Registration Number” via SMS or Email. If not received one can check his/her registration status by logging into the ICSI Portal and entering the credentials such as Mobile Number, Application Number and Email ID.

Pre-Requisites For Registration:

Apart from other relevant documents, the candidate must keep handy:

  • The scanned copies of his passport-sized photograph.
  • Roll Number in appearing
  • Proof of DOB (qualifying certificate of std. 10th)
  • Government Authorized Identity Proof (Adhaar Card or Voter ID or ration card, PAN card)
  • Ensure that the digital documents are in either one of these formats PG/ BMP/ PDF/ JPEG/ PNG/ GIF.
  • Max. size of a digital document should be 2 MBs and photos should be between 20kb to 50kb and digital signature should accumulate in between 10kb and 20kb.

Steps to successfully register for ICSI CS Course

  • Go to www.icsi.edu
  • Select ‘Online Services’ from the top bar
  • From the drop-down, choose ‘Register for CS Course’
  • You will land on the registration page students are advised to keep the above-mentioned documents handy with them to complete the information asked in the form.
  • Click on the link “Proceed to Register” to proceed.

Application Fees for ICSI CS Training

Courses Fees (₹)
CS Foundation Programme 4,500/-
CS Executive Programme 12,500/- for CPT passed of ICAI/ Commerce Graduates/ Foundation passed of ICAI-CMA
8,500/- for CS Foundation Passed Candidates
10,000/- for non-commerce Students
CS Professional Course 12,000/-

T&C for Application Fees

CS candidates may get immunity from paying the Tuition Fee, Registration Fees, Admission Fees which are to be paid subsequently with the process of admission. Before granting an exemption from the payment of fees ICSI judges the performance of the students in the three stages altogether. Based on the performance in all the three stages the refund can be claimed by the candidate and the institute grants the claim to the person who is eligible for reimbursement.

ICSI 2019 Highlights

  • Admit Card – Admit Card can be download from the institute’s official website available under the heading ICSI CS card 2019. The admit card contains details like the candidate’s name, exam time and venue.
  • Results – ICSI CS Results are every year declared at the official site of ICSI. Results can be availed using the Candidate’s Roll Number. The Result page will also display the candidate’s name, roll number, name of examination, calculation of marks obtained, module.
  • CS Merit List 2019 – CS Merit list is available for download from ICSI official website in PDF Format. Merit List will display the roll number, rank, candidate’s name, registration number, etc.

Queries Related to ICSI CS 2021 Answered FAQ’s :

Q.1 – When can I apply for the CS Foundation Training?

Ans.1 – The ICSI CS Foundation exam will be held in the month of June. The official notification has been released on the portal. For reference visit the official website of ICSI

Q.2 – I’ve completed my 10+2 and currently pursuing BCom. Am I eligible to pursue the Foundation Course?

Ans.2 – Yes as the min eligibility for pursuing CS Foundation is clearing 10+2 from any stream.

Q.3 – How can one register for the ICSI CS Training?

Ans.3 – one can easily register for ICSI CS Training by visiting the ICSI official website and complete the application process.

Q.4 – When are Executive and Professional examinations held for CS?

Ans.4 – Both the CS Executive and Professional exams will be held in the month of June. Other relevant details are on the website.

Q.5 – Is it possible to skip the Foundation Programme and get admission directly in the Executive Programme?

Ans.5 – Yes, it is possible. However, a Bachelor’s Degree is still a must for the students who wish admission to the Executive Level.

Q.6 – Is there any negative marking in the papers for the Foundation Programme examination?

Ans.6 – No

Q.7 – At any stage during the exam, can students review their answers?

Ans.7 – They can ‘bookmark’ the question to review it at a later stage, before the final submission.

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