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.


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



Foundation Programme [4 papers]


         Business Environment & Entrepreneurship

         Business Management, Ethics and Communication

         Business Economics

         Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

Executive Programme [7papers]

Module I

         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 )


1. Advanced Company Law and Practice

2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency


4. Information Technology and Systems Audit

5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management

6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability


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

Fee Structure for CS Course

CS Foundation Programme              


CS Executive Programme

Rs.9000/- for Commerce Graduates

Rs 12,500/- for 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



1.     Examination is conducted twice a year in June and December

2.      Examination fee

1Foundation 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.


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



The Council, with the approval of Central Government and after following the due process, is publishing a Notification no. 710/1(M)/1 (1410GI/14) dated 01st  April, 2014 in the Gazette of India, Part III, Section 4 (Extraordinary). The Notification has amended the Company Secretaries Regulations, 1982 to modify the training structure for the students of Company Secretaryship course. The modified training structure shall be applicable to:-


(i) a student registered to the Executive Programme on or after 1st April 2014; and

(ii) a student registered to the Executive Programme on or before 31st March 2014, if (s)he opts for the modified training structure in lieu of the earlier structure.


The brief details of the earlier training structure and the modified training structure is as under:

Components of Training

Earlier Training Structure

Modified Training Structure

Computer Training

Seventy hours

Not Applicable

Student Induction Programme

Seven days

Not Applicable

Executive Development Programme

Eight days

Not Applicable

Long Terms Internship with specified entities

Fifteen months (After passing Executive Programme)

Three years on registration to Executive Programme;


Two years after passing the Executive Programme;


One year after passing the Professional Programme.

Professional Development Programme

Twenty-five hours

Not Applicable

Training with specialised agency

Fifteen days

Not Applicable

Management Skills Orientation Programme

Fifteen days

Fifteen days