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How to Become Company Secretary – Complete Details

How to Become Company Secretary

The Company Secretary is:

  • An in-house legal expert; a compliance officer of the Company.
  • An expert in corporate laws, securities laws & capital market and corporate governance
  • Chief advisor to the board of directors on best practices in corporate  governance
  • Responsible for all regulatory compliances of company
  • Corporate planner and strategic manager

Company Secretary Course Highlights:

  • 10+2 pass or equivalent / Graduate can join
  • No Entry Barrier – opportunity for every student
  • Cost Effective
  • Distance Learning – any where in the world
  • 24×7 study through e-learning
  • Flexibility in the schedules – Registration valid for 3 to 5 years.
  • Excellent career opportunities for CS professional
  • Position of Power and Prestige
  • Offers Self Employment  and Job Opportunities
  • Direct Access to Top Management / Board Room
  • Good remuneration and growth opportunities
  • Good career option for girls also.
  • Opportunities across various sectors at all locations.
  • Opportunities Abroad – MOU with ICSA, London
  • Opportunity to pursue B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration and M.Com in Business Policy and Corporate Governance from IGNOU.

Stages to become a Company Secretary:

The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e. 

  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)

Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.

Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course

ADMISSION TO THE CS COURSE is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June & December.

Cut off dates for admission to CS course

For Foundation Programme 31st March for appearing in December Examination  in the same year
30th September for June Examination next year
For  Executive Programme 28th February for appearing in both modules in December Exams in the same year  year
31st May for appearing in single module in December Examination in the same year
31st August  for appearing in both modules in June Exam in the next year
30th November for appearing in single module in June Examination in the next year.

SUBJECTS FOR CS COURSE

There are 4 papers in CS  Foundation Programme
There are 7 papers divided into 2 Modules in CS Executive Programme (wef. 01.02.2013)
There are 8 papers divided into 4  Modules in CS   Professional   Programme

 

SUBJECTS
Foundation Programme [4 papers]
Business Environment & Entrepreneurship
Business Management, Ethics and Communication
Business Economics
Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing
Executive Programme [7papers]
Module I
(4papers)
Company Law
Cost and Management Accounting
Economic and Commercial Laws
Tax Laws and Practice
Module II
(3 papers)
Company Accounts and Auditing Practices
Capital Markets and Securities Laws
Industrial, Labour and General Laws
Professional Programme [8 papers]
Module I
(2 papers)
Company Secretarial Practice
Drafting,  Appearances and Pleadings
Module II
(2 papers)
Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Module III
(2 papers)
Strategic Management, Alliances and International Trade
Advance Tax Laws and Practices
Module IV
(2 papers)
Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management
Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability

 

Professional Program ( new syllabus – w.e.f. 1st September 2013 )
MODULE 1
1. Advanced Company Law and Practice
2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
MODULE 2
4. Information Technology and Systems Audit
5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
MODULE 3
7. Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
8. Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
9. Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects
9.1. Banking  Law and Practice
9.2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
9.3. Insurance Law and Practice
9.4. Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
9.5. International Business-Laws and Practices

ICSI CS Course Registration Fees

CS Foundation Programme               Rs.4500/-
CS Executive Programme Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates / CPT passed of ICAI / Foundation passed of ICAI-CMA
Rs 10,000/- for Non Commerce Students
Rs 8,500/- for CS Foundation passed students
CS Professional Programme Rs.12,000/- 

Examination

  1. Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December
  2. Examination fee
  • Foundation Programme  –Rs. 1200/- 
  • Executive Programme     –  Rs. 1200/- per Module
  • Professional Programme  –Rs. 1200/- per Module

Last date for submission of application for appearing in the examination

25th March (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 9th April)

25th September (with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 10th October)

Medium of Examination

The Institute allows facility to students to appear in examination in English as well as in Hindi. (Except Business Communication subject of Foundation Program)

Qualifying Marks

A candidate is declared to have passed the Foundation / Executive / Professional examination, if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.

Time limit for completing CS Examination

A student is required to complete the Executive and the Professional examination within the registration period. However, on payment of requisite fees the validity of registration may be renewed / extended for further period subject to fulfilling the applicable guidelines.

ICSI ORAL TUITION GUIDELINES / PPP GUIDELINES:

Salient features of the Oral Tuition Guidelines & PPP Guidelines: Under the revised guidelines 30 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Foundation / 35 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Executive / 40 lectures of 2 hours duration for each subject of Professional Programme has been made mandatory

Existing Practical experience and training requirements 

The students are required to undergo the following trainings:

  • 7 days Student Induction Programme (SIP)-  within six months of Registration to Executive Programme or exempted therefrom for becoming eligible to seek enrolment to appear in Executive Program Examination.
  • 70 hours compulsory computer training program- for becoming eligible to seek enrolment to appear in Executive Program Examination.
  • 8 days Executive Development Programme (EDP) – after passing the Executive Programme and before commencement of 15 months training.
  • 25 hours of Professional Development Programme (PDP) during 15 months training
  • 15 months training after passing the Executive Programme or Professional Programme on completion of Student Induction Program and Executive Development Program with companies and Company Secretaries in Practice registered with the Institute for imparting training
  • 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,1982, as amended on submitting the documents to the Institute and fulfills the requirement of Regulation 48. This training will be exempted to the students who have undergone 15 months training.
  • 15 days training in a specialized agency such as Registrar of Companies (ROC) / Stock Exchange / Financial and Banking Institution/Management Consultancy Firm can only be commenced if the student completes SIP,EDP , 15 months training and having passed professional program examination.
  • 15 days Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP)- after Professional Programme and on completion of Executive Development Program and 15 months training
  •   The students can be exempted from undergoing training totally or partially depending on the practical experience possessed by them on fulfilling the requirement of the Company Secretaries Regulations,1982, as amended, on submitting the relevant documents.
  • A student after passing the Professional Programme may enroll as ‘Licentiate ICSI’ at his/her option until completion of training requirements.

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3 comments

  1. Sir I’m qualified in cpt and IPCC I would like to know about CS process after IPCC and fee structure .is it same for any caste if not please inform me I hope you will help me.thank you sir.

  2. Res sir

    Kindly I request plz suggest me which course is better for my carrier ,Cs or CMA due to iam working in Mahindra fin as a branch account head credit department & told me current fee structure about both courses

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