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What is CS Executive Course?

CS Executive is a course or an exam is the second level for students interested to pursue a career in Company Secretary (CS). CS Executive course is also conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

CS Executive Overview

  1. Foundation Entry Clear CS -Foundation.
  2. Students qualified in Final examination of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) or Institute of Cost and management Accountants of India (ICMAI) or any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent there to by the Council or a Graduate Post Graduates (excluding Fine Arts) are eligible.
  3. Number of Papers – 8. Consists of 2 Module of 4 papers each. Each Group can be written separately. All Subjective Papers
  4. Test medium – English
  5. Only one Examination for a day
  6. The exam has to be written manually

What is the eligibility criteria to do  CA Inter Course?

Students qualified in CS Foundation or CSEET or Final examination of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) or Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) or any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent thereto by the Council.

Graduate or Post Graduates (excluding Fine Arts)  candidate register before Feb, 3rd 2020 are eligible to do CS Executive

What are the subjects in CS Executive Course?

CS Executive Course consists of 8 subjects which are split into 4 subjects as Module 1 and Module 2which are listed below. Click on the papers to know about the syllabus.

Module 1

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Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Sources of Law
  • 1. Sources of Law
Chapter 2. Constitution of India
  • 2. Constitution of India
Chapter 3. Interpretation of Statutes
  • 3. Interpretation of Statutes
Chapter 4. General Clauses Act, 1897
  • 4. General Clauses Act, 1897
Chapter 5. Administrative Laws
  • 5. Administrative Laws
Chapter 6. Law of Torts
  • 6. Law of Torts
Chapter 7.  Limitation Act, 1963
  • 7.  Limitation Act, 1963
Chapter 8. Civil Procedure Code, 1908
  • 8. Civil Procedure Code, 1908
Chapter 9. Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • 9. Indian Penal Code, 1860
Chapter 10. Criminal Procedure Code, 1973
  • 10. Criminal Procedure Code, 1973
Chapter 11. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • 11. Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Chapter 12. Special Courts, Tribunals under Companies Act & Other Legislations
  • 12. Special Courts, Tribunals under Companies Act & Other Legislations
Chapter 13. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • 13. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
Chapter 14. Indian Stamp Act, 1899
  • 14. Indian Stamp Act, 1899
Chapter 15. Registration Act, 1908: Registration of Documents
  • 15. Registration Act, 1908: Registration of Documents
Chapter 16. Right to Information Act, 2005
  • 16. Right to Information Act, 2005
Chapter 17. Information Technology Act, 2000
  • 17. Information Technology Act, 2000
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Part I: Securities Laws (70 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
  • 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
Chapter 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
  • 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
Chapter 3. Depositories Act, 1996
  • 3. Depositories Act, 1996
Chapter 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
  • 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
  • 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
  • 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
Chapter 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
  • 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
Chapter 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
  • 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
  • 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
Chapter 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
  • 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
Chapter 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
  • 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 12. Mutual Funds
  • 12. Mutual Funds
Chapter 13. Collective Investment Schemes
  • 13. Collective Investment Schemes
Chapter 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003
  • 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003

Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries (30 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 15. Structure of Capital Market
  • 15. Structure of Capital Market
Chapter 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
  • 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
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Part I Foreign Exchange Management & NBFCs (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  • 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Chapter 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
  • 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
Chapter 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
  • 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
Chapter 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  • 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
Chapter 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
  • 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
Chapter 6. Overseas Direct Investment
  • 6. Overseas Direct Investment
Chapter 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
  • 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
Chapter 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
  • 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
Chapter 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
  • 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
Chapter 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
  • 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
Chapter 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005
  • 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005

Part II Competition Law (25 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 12. Competition Act, 2002
  • 12. Competition Act, 2002

Part III Business & Commercial Laws (35 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Chapter 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
  • 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
Chapter 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  • 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
Chapter 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Chapter 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
  • 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
Chapter 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
  • 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
Chapter 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
  • 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
Chapter 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
Chapter 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
Chapter 22. Partnership Act, 1932
  • 22. Partnership Act, 1932
Chapter 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  • 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
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Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 2. Capital Budgeting
  • 2. Capital Budgeting
Chapter 3. Capital Structure
  • 3. Capital Structure
Chapter 4. Sources of raising long-term finance and Cost of Capital
  • 3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income
Chapter 5. Project Finance
  • 5. Project Finance
Chapter 6. Dividend Policy
  • 6. Dividend Policy
Chapter 7. Working Capital
  • 7. Working Capital
Chapter 8. Security Analysis
  • 8. Security Analysis

Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 9. Portfolio Management
  • 9. Portfolio Management
Chapter 10. Introduction to Management
  • 10. Introduction to Management
Chapter 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
  • 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
Chapter 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
  • 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
Chapter 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
  • 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
Chapter 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
  • 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
Chapter 15. Analysing Strategic Edge
  • 15. Analysing Strategic Edge

Module 2

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Part I: Corporate Accounting (60 marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • 1. Introduction to Financial Accounting
Chapter 2. Introduction to Corporate Accounting
  • 2. Introduction to Corporate Accounting
Chapter 3. Accounting for Share Capital
  • 3. Accounting for Share Capital
Chapter 4. Accounting for Debentures
  • 4. Accounting for Debentures
Chapter 5. Related Aspects of Company Accounts
  • 5. Related Aspects of Company Accounts
Chapter 6. Consolidation of Accounts as per Companies Act, 2013
  • 6. Consolidation of Accounts as per Companies Act, 2013
Chapter 7. Corporate Financial Reporting
  • 7. Corporate Financial Reporting
Chapter 8. Cash Flow Statements
  • 8. Cash Flow Statements
Chapter 9. Accounting Standards (AS)
  • 9. Accounting Standards (AS)
Chapter 10. National and International Accounting Authorities
  • 10. National and International Accounting Authorities
Chapter 11. Adoption, Convergence and Interpretation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards in India
  • 11. Adoption, Convergence and Interpretation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards in India

Part II: Management Accounting and Valuation (40 marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 12. An Overview of Cost
  • 12. An Overview of Cost
Chapter 13. Cost Accounting Records & Cost Audit under Companies Act, 2013
  • 13. Global Trends and Developments in Company Law
Chapter 14. Budget, Budgeting and Budgetary Control
  • 14. Board Constitution and its Powers
Chapter 15. Ratio Analysis
  • 15. Ratio Analysis
Chapter 16. Management Reporting (Management Information Systems)
  • 16. Management Reporting (Management Information Systems)
Chapter 17. Decision Making Tools
  • 17. Decision Making Tools
Chapter 18. Valuation Principles & Framework
  • 18. Valuation Principles & Framework
Chapter 19. Valuation of Shares, Business and Intangible Assets
  • 19. Valuation of Shares, Business and Intangible Assets
Chapter 20. Accounting for Share based payments (IndAS 102)
  • 20. Accounting for Share based payments (IndAS 102)
Chapter 21. Business and Intangible Assets
  • 21. Business and Intangible Assets
Chapter 22. Methods of Valuation
  • 22. Methods of Valuation
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Part I: Securities Laws (70 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
  • 1. Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act 1956
Chapter 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
  • 2. Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992
Chapter 3. Depositories Act, 1996
  • 3. Depositories Act, 1996
Chapter 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
  • 4. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
  • 5. An Overview of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
  • 6. An Overview of SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011
Chapter 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
  • 7.  SEBI (Buyback of Securities) Regulations, 1998
Chapter 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
  • 8. SEBI (Delisting of Equity Shares) Regulations, 2009
Chapter 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
  • 9. An Overview of SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014.
Chapter 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
  • 10. An Overview of SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002
Chapter 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
  • 11. SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015
Chapter 12. Mutual Funds
  • 12. Mutual Funds
Chapter 13. Collective Investment Schemes
  • 13. Collective Investment Schemes
Chapter 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003
  • 14. SEBI (Ombudsman) Regulations, 2003

Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries (30 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 15. Structure of Capital Market
  • 15. Structure of Capital Market
Chapter 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
  • 16. Securities Market Intermediaries
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Part I Foreign Exchange Management & NBFCs (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  • 1. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
Chapter 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
  • 2. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
Chapter 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
  • 3. Foreign Exchange Transactions & Compliances
Chapter 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
  • 4. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010
Chapter 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
  • 5. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & FDI Policy
Chapter 6. Overseas Direct Investment
  • 6. Overseas Direct Investment
Chapter 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
  • 7. Liberalized Remittance Scheme
Chapter 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
  • 8. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
Chapter 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
  • 9. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
Chapter 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
  • 10. Non Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs)
Chapter 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005
  • 11. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005

Part II Competition Law (25 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 12. Competition Act, 2002
  • 12. Competition Act, 2002

Part III Business & Commercial Laws (35 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
  • 13. Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Chapter 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
  • 14. Essential Commodities Act, 1955
Chapter 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
  • 15. Legal Metrology Act, 2009
Chapter 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • 16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
Chapter 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
  • 17. Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016
Chapter 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
  • 18. Benami Transaction Prohibitions (Act)
Chapter 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
  • 19. Prevention of Money Laundering
Chapter 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
  • 20. Specific Relief Act, 1963
Chapter 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
  • 21. Sale of Goods Act, 1930
Chapter 22. Partnership Act, 1932
  • 22. Partnership Act, 1932
Chapter 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
  • 23. Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881
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Part I: Financial Management (60 marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 2. Capital Budgeting
  • 2. Capital Budgeting
Chapter 3. Capital Structure
  • 3. Capital Structure
Chapter 4. Sources of raising long-term finance and Cost of Capital
  • 3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income
Chapter 5. Project Finance
  • 5. Project Finance
Chapter 6. Dividend Policy
  • 6. Dividend Policy
Chapter 7. Working Capital
  • 7. Working Capital
Chapter 8. Security Analysis
  • 8. Security Analysis

Part II: Strategic Management (40 Marks)

Chapters

Topics

Chapter 9. Portfolio Management
  • 9. Portfolio Management
Chapter 10. Introduction to Management
  • 10. Introduction to Management
Chapter 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
  • 11. Introduction to Strategic Management
Chapter 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
  • 12. Business Policy and Formulation of Functional Strategy
Chapter 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
  • 13. Strategic Analysis and Planning
Chapter 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
  • 14. Strategic Implementation and Control
Chapter 15. Analysing Strategic Edge
  • 15. Analysing Strategic Edge

CS Executive Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the CS Executive exam should know about the exam pattern to understand what to expect on the exam day.

  • CS Executive  Exams are conducted twice in a year June and December.
  • Exam Medium – Hindi and English
  • Candidates must score at least 40% of marks in every paper and minimum aggregate of 50% in all the papers to pass the CS Executive .
  • No Negative marks
  • CS Executive  Module 1 and Module 2 total 8 papers. Each Module can be written separately. All are Subjective Papers.
  • The maximum duration is 3 hours and each paper will be of 100 marks
  • Only one Examination for a day
  • CS Executive  Exam has to be written manually

What is the Registration procedure for CS Executive  course?

Candidate has to register for Foundation Course by filling Online Registration Form available on ICSI website www.icsi.edu

While filling the online form, candidates should take care of the following

  • After filling the Online Form pay the required fees online using the payment gateway.
  • On successful payment, the system will automatically generate the Form, which is to be printed.

What is the Registration Fees CS Executive course?

The Fees mentioned below is the registration fees not coaching fees. The registration fees have to be paid to the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). For more details about the fees visit www.icsi.edu.

CS Executive Registration Fees

The revised Fee Structure for registration to CS Executive Programme is given below.

Sl. No.
Details of Fee
CSEET Passed
ICAI Final Passed
ICAI Final Passed
ICMAI Final Passed
1
Registration Fees
2000
2000
2000
2000
2
Education Fees
6500
6500
6500
6500
3
CSEET Exemption Fees
Nill
Nill
Nill
5000
4
Pre-Exam Test Fees
1000
1000
1000
1000
5
One Day Orientation Prog. Fees
600
600
600
600
6
Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for one year Fees
500
500
500
500
TOTAL
10600
10600
15600
15600

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What are the documents required for registration of CS Executive course?

The below-mentioned documents are to be scanned and upload at the time of registration. You can register for CS www.icsi.edu. All documents have to be scanned and uploaded on this website.

CS Executive Registration Documents

These are the documents required for CA Inter or CA Intermediate Registration

  • Passport Photo
  • Specimen Signature
  • Age Proof
  • Attested copy of 10th & 12th Pass Mark sheet
  • Attested copy of proof of Nationality, if the student is a foreigner.
  • Attested copy of the proof of special category certificate i.e SC/ST, OBC, Differently abled. Foundation scheme students need to upload the same documents which were provided earlier for CS Foundation.
  • New Scheme students need to upload the same documents which are listed above in CS Foundation along with CS Foundation Marksheet/Certificate or CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Marksheet/Certificate or Final exam of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) Marksheet/Certificate or Final exam Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) Marksheet/Certificate.

 

The CS Executive is the second stage of being a CS. This is also conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). One can be eligible for CS Executive is only after he/she gets through the CS Foundation or CSEET or Final examination of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) or Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) or any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent thereto by the Council or a Graduate Post Graduates (excluding Fine Arts) are eligible. The exam is held twice a year, and for every exam.

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CS Executive - FAQ

It is the Second level of CS course. Students are eligible to write CS Executive either by completing CS Foundation or CSEET can enter CS Executive directly upon degree completion.

No, it's not a qualification. But job opportunities are available for students upon completing CS Executive.

There are totally 8 subjects in CS Executive across Module 1 and Module 2. The subjects are,

CS Executive Module 1,
Paper 1: Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
Paper 2: Company Law
Paper 3: Setting up of Business Entities and Closure
Paper 4: Tax Laws

CS Executive Module 2,

Paper 5: Corporate & Management Accounting
Paper 6: Securities Laws & Capital Markets
Paper 7: Economic, Business and Commercial Laws
Paper 8: Financial and Strategic Management

Module 1 and Module 2 can be attempted separately or together also. All are subjective papers and doesn't have any negative marks.

There are two options to be eligible for CS Executive

  1. Complete CA Foundation or CSEET.
  2. Final exam pass of Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) or Institute of Cost and management Accountants of India (ICMAI) or any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent there to by the Council  or a Graduate Post Graduates (excluding Fine Arts) are eligible.

Once you have registered in ICSI, the books will be sent to you through post.

No. All 8 subjects in CS Executive are subjects papers and doesn't have negative marks

ICSI conducts the exams in June and December every year. The exams in 2020 might be delayed due to corono virus lockdown.