ICSI CS professional Programme - the Final stage to become a Company Secretary
ICSI CS professional Programme - the Final stage to become a Company Secretary

ICSI CS professional Programme

The Final stage to become a Company Secretary

A number of processes / guidelines have changed pertaining to student registration, examination, enrollment, etc. pursuant to issue of company secretaries (amendment) regulations, 2020. With regard to Professional programme also there have been some changes.

CS professional registration
Registration to Professional Programme for appearing in the Company Secretaries
Examinations held in June and December every year shall be as under:

Session No. of Module(s) in which
a Student can appear in the
Cut-off date for Registration
to Professional Programme

All Modules

30th November (previous year)


Any One Module

31st January (same year)

December All Modules 31st May (same year)
  Any One Module 31st July (same year)


Registration of Professional Programme students should be valid as on the date of submission of CS Professional Exam Form. If the validity of registration has expired, they will have to seek Registration Denovo to become eligible for submission of examination enrolment request.

CS Professional Fees Structure
After passing CS Executive programme a student is required to pay a sum of Rs. 13000/- which shall include Rs. 12000/- as Education Fees and Rs. 1000 as Pre-Examination Test Fee. Also Students who have passed Intermediate Course / Executive Programme of CS Course under any Syllabus and their registrations have expired but are not eligible for Registration De Novo need to apply for Re-Registration to Professional Programme by paying Rs.

CS Professional Syllabus
The study of Professional programme is based on two syllabuses. The first one is as per old course and the second one is new course. The CS professional Subjects included in these syllabuses are:

Professional Program (syllabus – w.e.f. 1st September 2013)

CS professional group 1

  1. Advanced Company Law and Practice
  2. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  3. Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

CS professional group 2

4. Information Technology and Systems Audit
5. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
6. Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

CS professional group 3

7. Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
8. Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
9. Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects
i. Banking Law and Practice
ii. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
iii. Insurance Law and Practice
iv. Intellectual Property Rights - Law and Practice
v. International Business-Laws and Practices

CS professional New Syllabus (w.e.f. 1st September 2018)

CS professional group 1

  1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
  2. Advanced Tax Law
  3. Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

CS professional group 2

4. Secretarial Audit
5. Corporate Restructuring
6. Resolution of Corporate Disputes

CS professional group 3

7. Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
8. Multidisciplinary Case Studies
9. Electives 1 Out Of Below 8 Subjects (the examination for this paper will be open book
i. Banking Law and Practice
ii. Insurance Law and Practice
iii. Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and Practices
iv. Forensic Audit
v. Direct Tax Law & Practice
vi. Labour Laws & Practice
vii. Valuations & Business Modelling
viii. Insolvency – Law and Practice

CS Professional June Examinations

CS Professional June Timetable
In view of the extended lockdown announced by Government of India and prevailing situation due to COVID 19, the June, 2020 examinations has been postponed and revised dates of examinations have been issued by ICSI which shall begin from 6 th of July, 2020. The revised time table can be obtained at the following link of ICSI- https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/Revised_TimeTable_CS_Exe_PrfPrg_June20.pdf

Information about uploading of CS Professional Admit Card shall be informed by the ICSI. However as per cut off dates released by ICSI, the date of CS Professional Result shall be 25.08.2020