Stages to become a CS

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Stages to become a Company Secretary

[The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)]

CS

Career as a Company Secretary is not only prestigious and financially rewarding but also carries with it a high level of job satisfaction.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” (ICSI) is a premier National Professional body established by Act of Parliament to develop and regulate the Profession of Company Secretaries.

OPTION 1:

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.

  1. Foundation Programme
  2. Executive Programme and
  3. Professional Programme

OPTION 2:

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

  1. Executive Programme and
  2. Professional Programme

NOTE:

  • Foundation Programme (FP) can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts). The Institute has stipulated 03 years period for the validity of Foundation
    Programme admission. Students, who have not passed the Foundation Examination within the validity period of their
    registration and are not graduates, may seek fresh admission online.
  • Executive Programme (EP) can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
  • Professional Programme (PP) can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.
  • Maximum time period between EP and PP examinations: There is no maximum time period between CS Executive and CS Professional. But following criteria has to be followed:-
  • De-novo OR Extension
    After clearing CS Foundation your registration number is valid for the period of 5 years. After that you can go for De-novo which is valid for further period of 05 years. It is valid for further 01 year period.
    Registration De-novo can be sought on a continuous basis unlimited number of times, provided the same are sought within the stipulated period. Extension can be taken Maximum for 02 times each for a 01 year period. The extension has to be sought within 06 months of expiry of such registration.
    De-novo can be apply online Extension can be apply online

SUBJECTS FOR CS COURSE:

CS Foundation Programme 4 papers (w.e.f. 01.04.2017)
CS Executive Programme 8 papers divided into 2 Modules (w.e.f. 01.03.2018)
CS Professional  Programme 9 papers divided into 3 Modules (w.e.f. 01.09.2018)

CS Foundation Programme:

1. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND LAW
2. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ETHICS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3. BUSINESS ECONOMICS
4. FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING

CS Executive Programme:

MODULE I: 04 papers
1. JURISPRUDENCE, INTERPRETATION & GENERAL LAWS
2. COMPANY LAW
3. SETTING UP OF BUSINESS ENTITIES AND CLOSURE
4. TAX LAWS
MODULE II: 04 papers
5. CORPORATE & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
6. SECURITIES LAWS & CAPITAL MARKETS
7. ECONOMIC, BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAWS
8. FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

 CS Professional Programme:

MODULE I: 03 papers
1. GOVERNANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCES AND ETHICS
2. ADVANCED TAX LAWS
3. DRAFTING, PLEADINGS AND APPEARANCES
MODULE II: 03 papers
4. SECRETARIAL AUDIT
5. CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
6. RESOLUTION OF CORPORATE DISPUTES
MODULE III: 04 papers
7. CORPORATE FUNDING & LISTINGS IN STOCK EXCHANGES
8. MULTIDISCIPLINARY CASE STUDIES
9. ELECTIVES 1 OUT OF BELOW 8 SUBJECTS (THE EXAMINATION FOR THIS PAPER WILL BE OPEN BOOK EXAMINATION)
  9.1.    BANKING  LAW AND PRACTICE

9.2.    INSURANCE LAW AND PRACTICE

9.3.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS– LAWS AND PRACTICES

9.4.    FORENSIC AUDIT

9.5.    DIRECT TAX LAW & PRACTICE

9.6.    LABOUR LAWS & PRACTICE

9.7.    INSOLVENCY – LAW AND PRACTICE

Admission to the CS course:

It is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June & December. Students have to register online at www.icsi.edu

  • Cut off dates for admission to CS course:
  Cut off dates Exam Module
For Foundation Programme 31st March December

(same year)

N.A.
30th September June

(next year)

 
For  Executive Programme 28th February December

(same year)

Both
31st May December

(same year)

Single
31st August June

(next year)

Both
30th November June

(next year)

Single

Fee Structure for CS Course:    

CS Foundation Programme Rs.4500/-
   
CS Executive Programme Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates
Rs 12,500/- for 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:

  • Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December
  • Examination fee
  1. Foundation Programme- 1200/- 
  2. Executive Programme- 1200/- per Module
  3. Professional Programme- 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

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.

ICSI ORAL TUITION GUIDELINES / PPP 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 Programme /
  • 35 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Executive Programme /
  • 40 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Professional Programme has been made mandatory

MODIFIED TRAINING STRUCTURE FOR THE STUDENTS OF COMPANY SECRETARYSHIP COURSE EFFECTIVE FROM 01ST APRIL, 2014:

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:-

  1. A student registered to the Executive Programme on or after 1st April 2014; and
  2. 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 70 hours Not Applicable
Student Induction Programme (SIP) 07 days Not Applicable
Executive Development Programme (EDP) 08 days Not Applicable
Long Terms Internship with specified entities 15 months (After passing Executive Programme) 03 years on registration to Executive Programme;
or
02 years after passing the Executive Programme;
or
01 year after passing the Professional Programme.
Professional Development Programme (PDP) 24 hours Not Applicable
Training with specialised agency 15 days Not Applicable
Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP) 15 days 15 days

For any clarification/queries related to training,

Please send email at [email protected] OR

Call ICSI Call Centre helpline numbers 0120 - 6204999, 3314111 (Monday–Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.”