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COMPANY SECRetary Examinations – AN OVERVIEW

The 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.

CS – Foundation and CS Executive examination is held twice a year in the month of June and December. 

CS- Foundation

Pattern of exam

  • The syllabus consists of 4 papers.

  • Each paper shall be for 100 marks


Syllabus for exam

(All Papers are objective with no negative marking )

Paper I: Business and Environment Law 

Paper II: Business Management, Ethics & Entrepreneurship

Paper III: Business Economics

Paper IV: Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

CS- Executive

New scheme of Education for students registering on or after 1.3.2018


Pattern of CS Executive exam

  • The syllabus consists of 8 papers all being descriptive.

  • Each paper shall be for 100 marks.

  • There are 2 Modules in CS Executive. Module -I contains 4 subjects and Module – II contains 4 subjects.


Syllabus of CS Executive Exam

Module I

Paper I - Jurisprudence, Interpretation &General Laws

Paper II- Company Law

Paper III - Setting Up of Business Entities and Closure

Paper IV- Tax Laws


Module II

Paper V - Corporate &Management Accounting

Paper VI - Securities Laws &Capital Markets

Paper VII - Economic, Business and Commercial Laws

Paper VIII - Financial and Strategic Management

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