About CS

Stages to become a Company Secretary :-

The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.

  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts

Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.

Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.

ADMISSION TO THE CS COURSE is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June & December.

  Foundation Program

  Executive Program

1. Company Law
2. Cost and Management Accounting
3. Economic and Commercial Laws
4. Tax Laws and Practice
5. Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
6. Capital Markets and Securities Laws
7. Industrial, Labour and General Laws

  Professional Program

Professional Program ( new syllabus – w.e.f. 1st September 2013 )
1. Advanced Company Law and Practice
2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
4. Information Technology and Systems Audit
5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
7. Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
8. Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
9. Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects
9.1. Banking Law and Practice
9.2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
9.3. Insurance Law and Practice
9.4. Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
9.5. International Business-Laws and Practices

  Fee Structure for CS Course of ICSI :-

CS Foundation Programme Rs.4500/-
CS Executive Programme Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates / CPT passed of ICAI / Foundation passed of ICAI-CMA
Rs 10,000/- for Non Commerce Students
Rs 8,500/- for CS Foundation passed students
CS Professional Programme Rs.12,000/-


Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December

  Examination fee

Foundation Programme -Rs. 1200/-

Executive Programme - Rs. 1200/- per Module

Professional Programme -Rs. 1200/- per Module

Last date for submission of application for appearing in the examination :-

1) 25th March (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 9th April)

2) 25th September (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 10th October)

  Medium of Examination

The Institute allows facility to students to appear in examination in English as well as in Hindi. (Except Business Communication subject of Foundation Program)

  Qualifying Marks

A candidate is declared to have passed the Foundation / Executive / Professional examination, if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.

  Time limit for completing CS Examination

A student is required to complete the Executive and the Professional examination within the registration period. However, on payment of requisite fees the validity of registration may be renewed / extended for further period subject to fulfilling the applicable guidelines.


Salient features of the Oral Tuition Guidelines & PPP Guidelines: Under the revised guidelines 30 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Foundation / 35 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Executive / 40 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Professional Programme has been made mandatory.


The Council, with the approval of Central Government and after following the due process, is publishing a Notification no. 710/1(M)/1 (1410GI/14) dated 01st April, 2014 in the Gazette of India, Part III, Section 4 (Extraordinary). The Notification has amended the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 to modify the training structure for the students of Company Secretaryship course. The modified training structure shall be applicable to:-

  • a student registered to the Executive Programme on or after 1st April 2014
  • (ii) a student registered to the Executive Programme on or before 31st March 2014, if (s)he opts for the modified training structure in lieu of the earlier structure.

The brief details of the earlier training structure and the modified training structure is as under :-

Components of Training Earlier Training Structure Modified Training Structure
Computer Training Seventy hours Not Applicable
Student Induction Programme Seven days Not Applicable
Executive Development Programme Eight days Not Applicable
Long Terms Internship with specified entities Fifteen months (After passing Executive Programme) Three years on registration to Executive Programme
Two years after passing the Executive Programme
One year after passing the Professional Programme
Professional Development Programme Twenty-five hours Not Applicable
Training with specialised agency Fifteen days Not Applicable
Management Skills Orientation Programme Fifteen days Fifteen days

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