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

There are 3 stages in Company Secretary Course. Here we are providing C.S course details because many students are asking questions like how to become a company secretary, What is CS Course? etc.

In our previous posts, we wrote about ICWA Course Details and CA Course Details read those posts also.

This post provides details about cs course information like admission, registration cs course details after graduation, Course duration, Examination, syllabus, etc. for more information check another post of CS Course Details written by other author in this site.

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CS Course Details

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

  1. There are three stages in CS Course. They are
  • Foundation Program
  • Executive Program
  • Professional Program
  1. The 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. The professional program can be pursued after successful completion of the Executive course.
  4. After completion of the professional course and 15 months training student is joined as Associate Member of the ICSI and called as Associate company secretary (ACS).

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
  1. Banking Law and Practice
  2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
  3. Insurance Law and Practice
  4. Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
  5. International Business-Laws and Practices

Course Duration

The students have to undergo to the following training

  • 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).

Admission & Registration

Admission for company secretary course: CS Foundation registration is open for an 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.

Course Fee

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

CS Foundation Course

GeneralAdmission Fee + Education Fee1500, 30004500
SC /STAdmission Fee + Education Fee50% of Total Fee2250
HandicappedAdmission Fee15001500


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CS Executive

Foundation pass out student85008500
Handicapped studentOnly registration fee2000
SC / ST50% total feeFor Commerce 4500 and for Non-Commerce 5000

CS Final Course

For commerce graduates, CPT or ICWAI foundation passed students500+2000+1000012500
Non-commerce Students12500+100013500

After Graduation

Graduated students can go to Executive program directly without foundation program.

Company Secretary Examination

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 a facility to students to appear in examination in English as well as in Hindi.

Qualifying marks for CS course are as follows. The 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.

Jobs and 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 a salary ranging between Rs 3 lacs to Rs 5 lacs per annum. In large companies, salaries may range up to one crore also. But depends on the capabilities of the candidate and sector.

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

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    • HI SIR / MADAM,


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

  2. I am 53 years old and I am commerce graduate can I eligible to attend executive level exams?

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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

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

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

  8. I am interested 2 study ths course but i cme frm other grp lke bio so plzz say me i can study ths course r not?

  9. I had completed B.Com, can I do CS? kindly guide me and please give me a full details about CS.

  10. 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.

    • yes , you can do cs …..definately .you can directly enter in the executive programme without clearing the foudation programme… per my knoweldge

  11. 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?

  12. 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

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

  14. 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

  15. 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..

  16. I have passed class 12 and i further want to move in cs line so what should i take further to have cs course

  17. 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

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

  19. 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…

  20. 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?

  21. Sir or mam, I have completed becom on 50% marks on 2014 .can I join cs course. cs fees and duration. kindly guide me and give me a full detail about CS.

  22. foundation.excutive.proffessional courses total 2 year courses….?
    sir I have complete my 12th C.E.C … iam eligibility for CS course

  23. sir,
    i had complete my inter c.e.c on 2012 on 65 percentage….. I can eligibility for CS course giveme a suggestion please….

  24. Sir i’m B.Com Taxation Student & I was interested in CS I can eligibility for cs ? sir plz tell fees details &structure .

  25. i have get 77% in 10th ssc exam.i want to do c.s i live in can u give me info.such as years for it fees sylabus & where job is availble

  26. Hi Sir / ma’am, I have completed I am intereste in CScotland so plz can u give mi info.such year fees duration.

  27. heelo,I’ve cleared cpt but not able to clear ipcc can i opt directly for cs executive or i have to clear cs foundation

  28. I have completed my B.Com graduation with 65% marks in IGNOU. I can write CS Executive Programme Exam in this coming December 2017.

  29. Sir, My age is 41. I have completed my diploma in secretarial practice in 1995 in 2nd class nd I have completed my B com with KSOU in distance education passed in I CLASS. Now I am working in private company. Can join CS. From which course I have to start, whether executive or what. And duration of the course. Plz guide me .


  30. Sir im doing bsc computer science final year am i eligible to do cs course after my final exam . for selection shoulld i write cet exam

  31. Sir / Madam

    I am completed by B.Com 4 years back now i am working for an org , I need to apply for CS class do i get an options for week end classes

    Pls advise

  32. sir,
    Now I am studying in 12th.First I was confused about my higher studies but after reading the CS syllabus and modules and durations of the course I would like to prefer this course. may I know that when is the best time to approach to this field. before graduation or after?

  33. Hello sir I complete bsc(cs) 6 years back now iam home maker. I have 2 child. I interested cs course. Any cs online class available. Please tell me the details sir

  34. Respected Sir,
    Myself Rameh Rampathoti, am doing job can i do this job with working as i did my post graduation as MBA and am living in Bangalore. Can u help me as adviser?

  35. I am a bcom holder and I wish to become cs. Is it possible that I write executive program without attend any class? And what about the 7 day sip?


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