CS

company secretary

CS

Company Secretary

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 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. 
Cut off dates for admission to CS course: .
For Foundation Programme 

31st March for appearing in December Examination  in the same year 

30th September for June Examination next year 

For  Executive Programme 

28th February for appearing in both modules in December Exams in the same year 

31st May for appearing in single module in December Examination in the same year 

31st August  for appearing in both modules in June Exam in the next year 

30th November for appearing in single module in June Examination in the next year.
SUBJECTS FOR CS COURSE
There are 4 papers in CS  Foundation Programme (wef. 01.04.2017)

There are 8 papers divided into 2 Modules in CS Executive Programme (wef. 01.03.2018) 

There are 9 papers divided into 3  Modules in CS   Professional   Programme 

SUBJECTS 
Foundation Programme [4 papers]( New Syllabus – w.e.f. 1st April 2017 )   ·         

BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND LAW ·         
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ETHICS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ·         
BUSINESS ECONOMICS ·         
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING 

Executive Programme [8papers] ( New Syllabus – w.e.f. 1st Mar 2018 )

Module I
(4papers)
    
1. JURISPRUDENCE, INTERPRETATION & GENERAL LAWS
2. COMPANY LAW
3. SETTING UP OF BUSINESS ENTITIES AND CLOSURE
4. TAX LAWS

Module II
(4 papers)     

5. CORPORATE & MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
6.SECURITIES LAWS & CAPITAL MARKETS
7.ECONOMIC, BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAWS
8. FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Professional Program (NEW SYLLABUS – w.e.f. 1st September 2018 )
MODULE 1

1. GOVERNANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT, COMPLIANCES AND ETHICS
2. ADVANCED TAX LAWS
3. DRAFTING, PLEADINGS AND APPEARANCES

MODULE 2

4. SECRETARIAL AUDIT
5. CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
6. RESOLUTION OF CORPORATE DISPUTES

MODULE 3

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 VALUATIONS & BUSINESS MODELLING
9.8 INSOLVENCY – LAW AND PRACTICE
Fee Structure for CS Course

CS Foundation Programme              Rs.4500/-

CS Executive Programme.

Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates 
Rs 12,500/- for 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

1.     Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December 

2.      Examination fee1

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

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

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.

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:- 

(i) a student registered to the Executive Programme on or after 1st April 2014; and 

(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 StructureModified 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; or Two years after passing the Executive Programme; or 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

Source https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/aboutus/courses/CS_Course_01042014.htm

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