About This Course
Company Secretary course (CS) is offered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), set up under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 to regulate the profession of company secretaries in India. CS course consists of two stages – CS executive followed by the CS professional programmes. To get admission into the CS executive programme (first level), candidates need to qualify in the national-level Company Secretary Executive Entrance test (CSEET). A direct admission route is also available to eligible candidates. Thereafter they must qualify in the CS professional course.
CS Executive Course (8 papers)
CS Professional Course (9 papers)
Continuing Professional Development
Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Company Secretary
Company Secretary eligibility criteria include the educational and formal qualifications needed to pursue different levels of the course. candidates who wish to pursue the Company Secretary course will need to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned below:
Eligibility Criteria of CS Executive Course
While students must be 17 years and above and have passed class 12, entry to the CS Executive course is through two channels as given below in the table.
CS Executive Course – Eligibility Criteria
|Through entrance exam||Direct entry|
|Passed Class 12 in any discipline (except Fine Arts) from a recognized university or equivalent.
Graduates or Postgraduates are also eligible to apply.
|CS Foundation course passed students
ORICAI Final Course passed students (with exemption fee)
ICMAI Final Course passed students (with exemption fee)
|Qualified in Company Secretary Executive Entrance test (CSEET) of ICSI
passed the CS Foundation exam.
|No entrance exam|
Eligibility Criteria of CS Professional Course:
Only candidates who have cleared the CS executive course can apply for the CS professional course.
CS Executive: Syllabus
In the CS executive course syllabus, there will be two modules, namely I and II. In each module, there will be 4 papers. In module I, there will be the topics of Interpretation, Jurisprudence, and General laws, in paper I, company law in paper II, setting up of business entities, and closure and tax laws in the last two papers.
On the other hand, in module II, the paper I will consist of corporate and management accounting, and Paper II will consist of securities laws and capital markets. In the last two papers, there will be Business, Economics and Commercial Law, and financial and strategic management respectively.
|Module I||Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws|
|Setting up of Business Entities and Closure|
|Module II||Corporate & Management Accounting|
|Securities Laws & Capital Markets|
|Economic, Business, and Commercial Laws|
|Financial and Strategic Management|
CS Professional: Syllabus
In the CS Professional course, there will be three modules, and each module will consist of three papers. See Also: CS Professional Syllabus
|Module I||Governance, Risk Management, Compliances, and Ethics|
|Advanced Tax laws|
|Drafting, Pleadings, and Appearances|
|Module II||Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management, and Due Diligence|
|Corporate Reconstructing, Insolvency, Liquidation, and Winding-up|
|Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non- Compliances, and Remedies|
|Module III||Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchanges|
|Multidisciplinary Case Studies|
|Elective(1 out of below 8 subjects)||Banking- Law, and Practice|
|Insurance- Law and Practice|
|Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practice|
|Direct Tax Laws and Practice|
|Labour Laws and Practice|
|Valuations and Business Modelling|
|Insolvency- Law, and Practice|