Company Secretary Course Details | Duration | Exam | Syllabus | Registration

Company Secretary Course Details. In previous posts we gave “ICWA Course Details” and “CA Course Details”. Now we are providing “Information About CS Course Details”. Many students asking about cs course information and have a question in their mind as “how to become a company secretary”. This we hope this post will answer many questions regarding c.s course details .

This post provides details about cs course information like admission for company secretary course, cs course details after graduation, company secretary exam, company secretary course syllabus, company secretary course duration, registration etc.

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Company Secretary Course Details

ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) which is the CS Institute is the premier National Professional body established by Act of Parliament to develop and regulate the Profession of Company Secretaries.

ICSI provides study materials also at the time of registration.

  1. There are three stages in CS Course. They are
  • Foundation Program
  • Executive Program
  • Professional Program
  1. Student has to go 15 months of practical training which may opt after passing the executive program.
  2. ICSI Executive program can be pursued after foundation course.
  3. Professional program can be pursued after successful completion of the Executive course.
  4. After completion of professional course and 15 months training student is joined as Associate Member of the ICSI and called as Associate company secretary (ACS).

Also see: ICWA Course Details, Chartered Accountant Course Details

Company Secretary Salary

Placement cells at Institute’s Headquarters, its Regional and Chapter offices are helping to the members to get suitable placements. Merit students can get salary ranging between Rs 3 lacs to Rs 5 lacs per annum. In large companies salaries may range upto one crore also. But depends on the capabilities of the candidate and sector.

Information About CS Course Details after Graduation

Graduated students can go to Executive program directly without foundation program. After executive program they have to complete executive program

Company Secretary Jobs Details

  • Can work as in-house legal experts or compliance officers in the office.
  • Can work as expert in corporate laws and corporate governance.
  • Can work as chief advisor to the board of directors.
  • Can work as corporate planner and more roles.

Company secretary course duration

The students has to undergo to the following trainings

  • 7 days Student Induction Program (SIP).
  • 70 hours compulsory computer training program.
  • 8 days Executive Development Program (EDP).
  • 25 hours of Professional Development Program (PDP) during 15 months training.
  • 15 months training after passing the Executive Program or Professional Program.
  • 3 months practical training is required to be undergone by the student if the student completes professional program examination and exempted from undergoing at least 12 months training on the basis of Company Secretaries Regulations.
  • 15 days training in a specialized agency.
  • 15 days Management Skills Orientation Program (MSOP).

Company Secretary Course Syllabus

The following are the subjects in different stages of cs course. see the company secretary course subjects below.

CS Foundation Subjects

  • Business Environment & Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management, Ethics and Communication
  • Business Economics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

CS Executive Subjects

Module 1:

  • Company Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Economic and Commercial Laws
  • Tax Laws and Practice

Module 2:

  • Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
  • Capital Markets and Securities Laws
  • Industrial, Labor and General Laws

CS Professional Subjects

Module 1

  • Advanced Company Law and Practice
  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

Module 2

  • Information Technology and Systems Audit
  • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Module 3

Advanced Tax Laws and Practice

Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

Elective one out of five

  • Banking Law and Practice
  • Capital, Commodity and Money Market
  • Insurance Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
  • International Business-Laws and Practices

Company Secretary Exam

Examinations are conducted twice a year.

Examination fee for foundation course is Rs 1200 /- and For executive, professional Rs 1200/- per module.

Except business communication subject Institute allows facility to students to appear in examination in English as well as in Hindi.

Qualifying marks for CS course are as follows. Student is declared as passed in the Foundation or Executive or Professional exams, if he or she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.

Company Secretary Registration Details

Admission for company secretary course: CS Foundation registration is open for entire year. If you want to attend company secretary entrance exam in December then you should register in march. If you want to attend company secretary entrance exam in june then register before or in September.

Company Secretary course fee

See the CS Course fees details for company secretary course registration below.

CS foundation course registration details

Particulars Fee Total
General Admission Fee + Education Fee 1500, 3000 4500
SC /ST Admission Fee + Education Fee 50% of Total Fee 2250
Handicapped Admission Fee 1500 1500

CS Executive registration details

Particulars Fee Total
Foundation pass out student 8500 8500
Handicapped student Only registration fee 2000
SC / ST 50% total fee For Commerce 4500 and for Non Commerce 5000

CS final registration details

Particulars Fee Total
For commerce graduates, CPT or ICWAI foundation passed students 500+2000+10000 12500
Non commerce Students 12500+1000 13500

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  1. can u tell what is the percentage requried for c.s and i am degree persuing student can u give me details plz

    • Thanks for helping me….but sir I want to know about that how much percentage aggregate for cs foundation.

  2. I’m a 12th science pass student..m I eligible for this? Being from a science background, will it be possible for me to study this since it has subjects like auditing?

  3. Hello,
    I have completed MBA and doing job in finance plat from. I want to grow in my career so i am planning to do CS .Is CS helpful for me to grow. If yes, please suggest how to approach for it. What is the time duration to complete the course?

  4. I have passed class 12 and i further want to move in cs line so do i have to complete my graduation or i can directly apply

  5. Hi… I Have completed my BBM with the aggregate of 80%….. How can I register for CS Executive? Please help me out

  6. Hi…. I have completed my bbm with the aggregate of 80%…..How can I register for CS Executive ? Please help me out

  7. I am graduate from commerce and working in accounts department but i want to do any professional course, is CS is good. Is it possible to with continuing with my job. Pls suggest.

  8. Hello,
    I have completed MCOM in ‘IBB’ and doing job in finance plat from. I want to grow in my career so i am planning to do CS .Is CS helpful for me to grow. If yes, please suggest how to approach for it. What is the time duration to complete the course?

  9. plz give me information of cs curse duration & kindly guided me i’ appear in gradutation (bsc n.m) in one semester can i aaply in cs

  10. Can u tell what is the percentage requried for c.s. and i am completed in ccs university can u give me details plz

  11. Sir, i need to know, if someone after graduation, passed every level of this course in one attempt, in how many years he will complete this course

  12. Hii respected sir or mam i passed class 12th n m doing bcom 2nd year right now so should i fill the form for C.S..

  13. Fist off all my frds …what you doing in life that is more important u like to any other courses or anything then must do wht your mind tell you
    Life is noy esy servive so..
    Im not a teacher im also student bt i think so i told you all…other wise ur choice life is yous

  14. can i do CS with regular college..?? I mean regular college ke sath CS krne mae koi dikat tho nii aiigi naa..??

  15. Thank you for your relevant information about CS….and I want to know that top 10 institutions in Chennai… So please add this information also…

  16. Respected Sir,
    Myself Ashwini, am doing job can i do this job with working as i did my post graduation as and am living in chitradurga. Can u help me as adviser?

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