Company Secretary (CS) is one of the key roles in a company. Abbreviated as CS, the Company Secretary acts as a legal guardian of the company. A certified Company Secretary is hired to handle the legal affairs of a firm. A CS is responsible to file company’s tax returns, keep statutory records, advise the board of directors on key legal and compliance issues and ensure that the company complies with legal and statutory regulations of the country.
In India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is the officially recognized professional body to look after and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries. It imparts training to lakhs of aspiring CS members. Currently, there are more than 50,000 members and about 4,00,000 students registered with ICSI.
In order to be able to practice Company Secretaryship, a person has to complete three levels of training and examination, in other words, he/she has to clear three phases of examination:
They are as follows:
However, from this year, CS Foundation programme has been replaced with CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET). CS aspirants will now have to take CSEET for registration to Executive Programme. Students who have completed Class 12th will be eligible to appear in CSEET. The exam will be conducted in Computer-Based Mode (CBT). Candidates will be exempted from qualifying CSEET if they have cleared ICAI and ICMAI final course.
Q. What are the courses for CS?
There are 4 core subjects in the CS Foundation Program. The Executive program follows 2 core modules. There are 3 core modules in the CS Professional Program.
Q. Is CS a good career option?
Yes, it is surely a good career option for long term.
Q. Is CS tough?
In CS most papers are theoretical, it needs regular reading and revision and the person can crack the exam.
Q. Is Maths compulsory for CS?
Q. Is there any age limit to pursue CS course?
Q. How many attempts are allowed for CS programme?
For CS executive, 10 attempts are allowed. For CS Foundation, 6 attempts are allowed while 10 attempts are allowed for CS professional.
Q. How can I become CS after BCom?
Students pursuing BCom course can take a direct admission to the CS Executive course. They are not required to give a CS Foundation exam.
Q. Can CS and CA pursued together?
No, students cannot pursue CS and CA courses together.
Q. How can I get exemption in CS Executive programme?
A student who obtains more than 60% of marks in any paper or papers and a minimum of 25% of marks in all the remaining papers of that module in which he has appeared shall be exempted from appearing in that paper in the subsequent examinations.
Q. How many years is Company Secretary Course?
CS Foundation / CSEET
PAPER 1: Business Environment and Law.
PAPER 2: Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship.
PAPER 3: Business Economics
PAPER 4: Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing.
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14th September 2021
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27th July 2020
30th September 2021
21st December 2021
Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)