The importance of company secretary course has been increase with introduction of companies act, 2013. Company secretary has been considered as key managerial personnel according to the act. Company secretary work is not limited with compliance of company act but he can handle many laws like service tax, labour laws etc. You can also join the course and give KICK to your career.


You can join company secretary course after 12th or graduation/post graduation. Professional like CA, CMA, CWA can also join the course with some relaxation in subjects.


Stages of course:

  1. Foundation course (For who join the course after 12th)
  2. Executive Programme (for who join after graduation or CA/CMA)
  3. Professional Programme (can be joined after executive programme)

Admissions dates:

Foundation course:

Last date for filling form is 31st march for the December exam.

Last date for filling form is 30th September for June exam.

Executive Programme:

Last date for filling form is 28th February for appearing in both modules in December exam in same year.

For appearing in one module in December exam, it is 31st May.

Last date for filling form is 31st August for appearing in both modules in June exam in next year.

For appearing in one module in June exam next year, it is 30 November.


Subjects of CS course:



  1. Business environment and Entrepreneurship.
  2. Business management, ethics and communication.
  3. Business economics
  4. Fundamentals of accounting and auditing

Executive Programme:

Module 1:

  1. Company law
  2. Cost and management accounting
  3. Economics and commercial laws
  4. Tax laws and practice

Module 2:


  1. Company accounts and auditing
  2. Capital market and security laws
  3. Industrial, labour and general laws

Professional programme:

Module 1:

  1. Advance Company law and  practice
  2. Secretarial audit, compliance and due dilligence
  3. Corporate restructuring, valuation and Insolvency

Module 2:

  1. Information technology and system audit.
  2. Financing, treasury and forex management
  3. Ethics,governance and sustainability.

Module 3:

  1. Advance tax laws and practice
  2. Drafting, appearances and pleading
  3. choose 1 out of 5 subjects.
  • Banking law and practice
  • Capital, commodity and money market
  • Insurace law and practice
  • Intellectual property rights -law and practice
  • International business -law and practice


Fees for courses:

Foundation: Rs. 4500

CS executive:

Rs. 9000 for the students who has passed commerce graduation/CPT-CA or Foundation course of ICWAI.

Rs. 10000 for non commerce students

Rs. 8500 for CS foundation passed students

CS professional programme – Rs. 12000




Foundation programme- Rs. 1200

Executive and professional programme- Rs. 1200 for each module



Dates of filling examination form:

25th March for June exam.

25th September for December exam.



Medium of examination:

English or Hindi

Qualifying marks:

Minimum 40% in each subject and 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects.



Practical programme which have to attended by students:

Before executive programme:

7 Days SIP programme

70 hours compulsory computer training programme


After Executive programme but before practical training

8 Days executive development programme


After executive programme and during practical training

25 hours professional development training programme

15 months training at CS office


After professional programme

15 days management training and 15 days training in specialized agency.


After passing in professional exam and all training , you will be honored with company secretary degree.



Scope of company secretary :

You can start your own practice or you can join any company.



You can get job at bank, financial institute, private companies, consulting firms.You can assign as general manager, secretary or senior executive. With your skills, you can rich as managing director or chairman. You can also get job at foreign as in UK, USA and many countries, there is huge demand of company secretary. You can earn 3 to 5 lacks per annum depends on your skills.


Practice areas:

Company law, labour law, taxation matters, company set up, compliance of company laws.

Always remember that you have to stay updated to stay ahead in the field. This is not requirement of company secretary course but for other courses too.



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