ICSI / CS / Company Secretary

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About ICSI / CS / Company Secretary. 

How to Become Company Secretary | CS / ICSI Course Complete Details | CS / ICSI Course Information

How to Become a Company Secretary or 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.

1. Foundation Programme
2. Executive Programme
3. 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.

1. Executive Programme
2. 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 to Study: Syllabus 2013

With effect from 1st February 2013, ICSI institute changed the syllabus and introduced “Syllabus 2013” which is still effective. 

I. Foundation Level

PAPER – 1: Business Environment & Entrepreneurship
PAPER – 2: Business Management, Ethics and Communication
PAPER - 3: Business Economics
PAPER – 4 : Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

II. Executive Level:

Module – I:

PAPER-1 : Company Law
PAPER- : Cost and Management Accounting
PAPER-3 : Economic and Commercial Laws
PAPER-4 : Tax Laws and Practice

Module – II:

PAPER – 5: Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
PAPER – 6: Capital Markets and Securities Laws
PAPER – 7: Industrial, Labour and General Laws

III. Professional Level

Module – I:

Paper - 1: Advanced Company Law and Practice
Paper - 2: Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
Paper - 3: Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

Module – II:

PAPER - 4: Information Technology and Systems Audit
PAPER - 5: Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
PAPER - 6: Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Module – III:

Paper - 7: Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
Paper - 8: Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
Paper - 9: Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects (click to expand)

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