Course Overview

Company Secretary is a compliance officer of the company who is expert in corporate laws, securities laws and capital market and corporate governance. Being a corporate planner and a strategic manager, a Company Secretary is responsible for all regulatory compliances of the company .A qualified CS can either be employed by a company or can start his/her own practice.

Body

ICSI

Country

India

Stages

  1. Foundation/CSEET
  2. Executive
  3. Articleship
  4. Professional

CSEET (Entrance exam)

Both graduates and post graduates will have to clear CSEET exams to be eligible for CS Executive. Exams will be conducted in the month of May, July, November and January. The following subjects are included:

  •  Paper 1 - Business Communication
  •  Paper 2 - Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
  •  Paper 3 - Economic and Business Environment
  •  Paper 4 - Current affairs, presentation and communication skills

CS EXECUTIVE

Students who have cleared CSEET can appear for CS Executive. CS Executive consists of 2 modules.

Module 1

  •  Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
  •  Company Law
  •  Setting up of Business entities and closure
  • Tax laws

Module 2

  •  Corporate and Management Accounting
  •  Securities Laws and Capital Markets
  •  Economic, Business and Commercial Laws
  •  Financial and Strategic Management

CS PROFESSIONAL

A candidate who cleared CS executive is eligible for CS professional exams. There are 3 modules in this stage.

Module 1

  •  Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
  •  Advanced Tax Laws
  •  Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

Module 2

  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
  • Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies


Module 3

  •  Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
  •  Multidisciplinary Case Studies (open book exam)
  •  Eight Elective Papers (open book exam)

Versatile enough to carry out functions in the field of finance, operations, human resource and legal administration. Not just the private sector, Government financial institutions, Stock exchanges and Nationalised banks also offer job opportunity for Company secretaries.

Any student who completed 12th or appearing for 12th can register for CSEET. Students should register 9 months prior to the exam dates. Students who cleared CSEET can apply for CS executive. After the completion of CS executive and required period of articleship one can register for CS Professional.

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