CS Course Details – How to Become Company Secretary by ICSI

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Get Company Secretary Course Details | Know How to Become Company Secretary | CS Course Details. Today we are providing Company Secretary Course Details or CS Course Details, How many stages in Company Secretary Course, Registration, Fee, Last Date, How to apply, Training details etc. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of Company Secretary (CS) to a candidate qualifying for the membership of the Institute. There are 3 stages in Company Secretary Course i;e Foundation, Executive and Professional. So if you want to become CS, you should complete these 3 stages.


About Company Secretary (CS) Course & ICSI

ICSI Course Details - ICSI Logo pngThe Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI) is constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No. 56 of 1980). ICSI is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.

It was in 1960 that the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship. As the number of students taking up the Company Secretaryship course grew, the Government promoted on 4th October, 1968, Institute of Company Secretaries of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 for taking over from the Government the conduct of Company Secretaryship examination.

The Company Secretary is:


  • An in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the Company.
  • An expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and corporate governance
  • Chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate governance
  • Responsible for all regulatory compliances of company
  • Corporate planner and strategic manager

CS Course Details – Stages to become a Company Secretary

How to Become Company Secretary - CS Course Details

After 10+2 Qualification

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. 

CS After Degree or Graduation Qualification

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.

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  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
There are 7 papers divided into 2 Modules in CS Executive Programme (wef. 01.02.2013)
There are 8 papers divided into 4  Modules in CS   Professional   Programme

 

SUBJECTS in CS Foundation, Executive & Professional

Foundation Programme [4 papers]
·         Business Environment & Entrepreneurship
·         Business Management, Ethics and Communication
·         Business Economics
·         Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
Executive Programme [7papers]
Module I
(4papers)
·         Company Law
·         Cost and Management Accounting
·         Economic and Commercial Laws
·         Tax Laws and Practice
Module II
(3 papers)
·         Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
·         Capital Markets and Securities Laws
·         Industrial, Labour and General Laws
Professional Programme [8 papers]
Module I
(2 papers)
·         Company Secretarial Practice
·         Drafting,  Appearances and Pleadings
Module II
(2 papers)
·         Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
·         Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Module III
(2 papers)
·         Strategic Management, Alliances and International Trade
·         Advance Tax Laws and Practices
Module IV
(2 papers)
·         Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management
·         Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability
Professional Program ( new syllabus – w.e.f. 1st September 2013 )
MODULE 1
1. Advanced Company Law and Practice
2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
MODULE 2
4. Information Technology and Systems Audit
5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
MODULE 3
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

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 is conducted twice a year in June and December

CS 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

  • 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)

CS 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 / 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.

CS Training Structure

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 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;

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


CS Cut-Off Dates for the year 2017-18

Note: It is clarified that on the scheduled cut-off date even if there is a holiday/Off-day, there shall be no change in the prescribed cut-off date

Particulars of Cut-off Dates Scheduled Cut-off Date
Declaration of Results of December 2016 Examination. 25.02.2017
   Acceptance of Applications for Admission to    Executive       / Professional Programmes ( for appearing in All modules              in Dec 2017 Examination) 28.02.2017
Receipt of Examination Enrollment application (for appearing in June, 2017 Examination) 25.03.2017
Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Foundation Programme ( for appearing in Dec 2017 Examination) 31.03.2017
Receipt of Enrollment application for appearing in June,2017 Examination (with late fee) 09.04.2017
Applying for Paper-wise Exemption on the basis of qualification for June 2017 Examination. 09.04.2017
Applying for Registration De Novo / Extension of registration ( for June 2017 Examination) 09.04.2017
Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing in Anyone module in Dec 2017 Examination) 31.05.2017
Declaration of Results of June 2017 Examination 25.08.2017
Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing in All modules in June 2018 Examination ) 31.08.2017
Receipt of examination enrollment application for appearing in Dec, 2017 Examination 25.09.2017
Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Foundation Programme

( for appearing in June 2018 Examination)

30.09.2017
Receipt of Examination Enrollment application for appearing in Dec, 2017 Examination (with late fee) 10.10.2017
Applying for Paper-wise Exemption on the basis of Qualification for Dec 2017 Examination. 10.10.2017
Applying for Registration De Novo / Extension of registration

( for Dec 2017 Examination)

10.10.2017
Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional   Programme ( for appearing in Anyone module in June 2018 Examination) 30.11.2017

 

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