The ICSI-ICSA Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two organizations on 13th of November, 1998 and became effective from June 2000 with a view to promote best practice in “Company Secretaryship” and Professional Administration . 

The ICSI members of ICSA, UK and ICSI members who are pursuing CS Course of ICSA, U K expressed their concern to the ICSI  time to time  for enhancement fees charged from them by ICSA.  

The ICSI took up the matter with ICSA officials to reconsider the issue under reference. The matter was reconsidered by ICSA , UK and you will be pleased to note that ICSA, UK has acceded to our request partially.  The reply received from them is reproduced below:  

“We have reconsidered the fees of our Members and non MOU students who reside in India . Students who reside in India and register with us, not through the MOU route, will be asked to pay the reduced rate fee of £300 per module (as they are required to sit more modules than MOU students);  

 Members who reside in India will continue to be charged the reduced rate annual subscription fee, which is currently £140 (full rate fee is £245) for an Associate.  

However, after further consideration it has been agreed that we will retain the MOU module fees at the current price of £400 per module, £150 per re-sit and £75 per postponement.  

Members of the ICSI are only required to sit and pass three IQS modules and they are then automatically awarded Associate status. This route is not only a faster route into Membership of the ICSA but also allows a considerable saving to MOU students;  they are saving by sitting less modules, not being charged an upgrade election fee to Associateship and if they reside in India, their study textbooks are couriered to them.. MOU students are also allowed to sit their exam inations anywhere in the world at no extra charge; all other students residing in a “reduced rate country” are required to pay £600 per module if they wish to sit in a “full rate country”.”

The Institute signed an MOU with the ICSA in October 1998.  The MOU was published in the December 1998 issue of Chartered Secretary journal.  The MOU has been implemented with effect from 1st January 2000 .  As per the ICSI-ICSA MOU, members of the respective Institutes in good standing for a period of two years can avail the benefit of mutual/reciprocal exemptions.  The highlight of the MOU is our members are required to pass the following three non-exempted papers: 

1.    Corporate Law

2.    Corporate Administration

3.    Corporate Secretary ship 

Further, apart from exemption from passing 14 out of 17 papers, the members of both the Institutes are exempted from payment of registration, paperwise exemption and coaching fees.  Our members are required to pay the requisite exemption fees for appearing in the ICSA exam ination.   

Examination Fees 

The Examination Fees is £ 400 per subject with effect from August 2009.  It includes the cost of Study Kit being provided by the ICSA. 

Further that the members of our Institute at the time of re-sit (re-appearing in the failed papers) fee are required to pay the exam ination fees @  £150 per paper. 

Examination Sessions and Centres: 

ICSA exam inations are held twice a year in June and December for ICSI members in the following 8 Cities: 

Chennai, Delhi ; Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad , Bangalore , Hyderabad and Pune

Cut-off Dates for Registration

Cut-off Dates for Examinations

June Session

20th February

June Session

1st April

December Session

20th August

December Session

1st October

The Examination form is provided by the ICSA directly at the time of registration to the ICSI members.  The said form is also posted in our website. 


For availing of the benefit of ICSI-ICSA MOU, members of ICSI are required to make an application in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from our website.  The prescribed application form is to be sent to the Headquarters duly filled in along with a photocopy of the Membership Certificate and a one time Service Charge of Rs. 500 by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Institute payable at New Delhi  

A copy each of MOU, Registration Application form, Guidance Note and Examination Form are hosted on the Institute's website and the members may download the same.  

Address & Telephone Number of ICSA, London  

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators
16, Park Crescent
Tel: 020 7580 4741    : Fax: 020 7323 1132  : Website:  

Name, Designation & E-mail address of officials dealing with Registration & Examination


Students Services (For Enquiry regarding registration & study kit)


Ms. Jermaine Edwards, Team Leader (Student Section)





Ms. Tasneem Khan, Examination Officer (

Ms. Amanda Pipe, Assistant Director (Professional Development) (


Ms. Helen Ashcroft, Director of Administration oversees the Examination and Students Services Team.  (


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