CS Course (Company Secretary) - Exam Details, Syllabus, Eligibility, Paper Pattern, Career Options | IIC Lakshya

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All About CS

CS is a professional degree provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI); the company secretary plays a pivotal role in a firm, directly managing the company's strategy and decision-making processes and ensuring that all operations align with legal, moral, and regulatory standards.

A certified company secretary possesses the versatility to thrive in both public and private sectors, as well as financial institutions and banks. The expertise of company secretaries is in demand in various arenas, including corporate law boards, numerous government agencies, and the Department of Company Affairs. Any student who has completed 12th grade can register with ICSI to attempt the exams and start a career as a CS. The course has three levels: CSEET, CS Executive, and CS Professional.

At IIC Lakshya, we transcend the role of mere mentors in your CS (Company Secretary) journey; we become your allies in knowledge, skill development, and personal advancement. We aim to empower CS aspirants with outstanding preparation, enabling them to flourish as accomplished professionals. With a meticulously crafted curriculum and a team of exceptional faculty, we've positioned ourselves as the premier choice for aspiring corporate governance experts.

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  • Students who have completed their higher secondary education and are keenly interested in the field of company's legal matters.
  • Graduates and postgraduates who aspire to pursue a career in the corporate sector.
  • Working Professionals looking to advance their career with a professional degree.
  • Law Graduates who aim to build a rewarding career.

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CS Syllabus

ICAI keeps the syllabus for CS courses updated and aligned with contemporary corporate scenarios. The curriculum emphasises emerging facets like environmental, social, and governance (ESG), strategic management, corporate finance, and corporate restructuring. It aims to provide CS students with up-to-date knowledge and competencies for effectively carrying out their professional responsibilities in the constantly evolving corporate landscape.

  • CS Executive
  • CS Professional


The first barrier to break as if to step up into the career of a Company Secretary is CSEET, which is the entrance test to the Company Secretary course. Four subjects are at this level; look at the papers and topics enlisted.

The paper focuses on educating the candidates about the essentials of English Grammar and critical aspects of Business Communication.

  • Essentials of Good English
  • Communication
  • Business Correspondence
  • Common Business Terminologies

The paper aims to enhance the basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning skills.

Part A: Legal Aptitude

  • Indian Constitution
  • Elements of General Laws
  • Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation
  • Elements of Company Law
  • Legal Reasoning


Part B: Logical Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

The paper aims to create an understanding of Micro & Macro Economics concepts with a focus on the Indian economic system and various crucial elements of the business environment.

Part A: Economics

  • Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition
  • National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
  • Indian Union Budget
  • Indian Financial Markets
  • Indian Economy


Part B: Business Environment

  • Entrepreneurship Scenario
  • Business Environment
  • Key Government Institutions

The paper tests candidates' awareness of national and international current affairs and their listening and writing skills and assesses their quantitative reasoning skills.

Part A: Current Affairs

  • International bodies (ASEAN, BRICS, SAARC, G-20, BIMSTEC, etc.)
  • Organisations like RBI, NABARD, CCI, IBBI, IMF, OECD, ADB, World Bank, etc.
  • Summits and conferences
  • Current development in Banking and Finance (digital banking, govt. initiatives, financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Current developments in stock markets
  • Recent significant judgments passed by the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, Tribunals
  • Current affairs related to CS Institute/Profession and regulatory bodies.
  • Committees and appointments
  • Art and culture
  • Books and their authors
  • Awards and honours
  • Sports
  • Current political scenario
  • Initiatives/ schemes of the government
  • Language and national symbols


Part B: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Fundamental and Arithmetical Operations

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Opting for the CS course opens doors to a prestigious professional career that always marks you at the top of the demand line. Upon completing the course, you will have numerous opportunities around you to choose from.

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The CS Course is a prestigious qualification recognised globally. Holding a CS qualification can help individuals gain respect and glory in the corporate world. A CS qualification demonstrates a commitment to ethical and professional standards, which can enhance an individual’s credibility and reputation.

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Higher Earning Potential & Esteem

The CS course is one of the highly sought-after professional courses as it guarantees salary packages ranging from 8 -12 lakhs at the beginning of the career and a much higher range for an experienced CS. In addition to the attractive salary packages, the profession assures value, respect, power, and acceptance for an individual.

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Pursuing CS at IIC Lakshya has been a transformative journey. The faculty's commitment to excellence and real-world applications has expanded my understanding. I've not just learned to code but also to think critically and solve complex problems.

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IIC Lakshya's CS course is a perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience. As a freshman, I was guided step-by-step into the world of programming. The senior faculty members are approachable, and their mentorship has made me feel at home. Exciting times ahead!

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Exam Details

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Career Options After CS

  • Company Secretary
  • Compliance Officer
  • Legal Advisor
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • Company Law Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Ethics Officer
  • Corporate Trainer in Governance and Compliance
  • Board Secretary
  • Investor Relations Manager
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Company Registrar

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What is a company secretary?

A Company Secretary is a professional degree granted by ICSI; the candidate who qualifies for the course can start practising as a Company Secretary or start a rewarding career journey in the corporate sector.


How can I be a Company Secretary?

You can become a CS by qualifying three levels of the CS curriculum formulated by ICSI.


What is ICSI?

ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) is the recognised institution that provides the Company Secretary course. The board frames the course syllabus, conducts exams, and regulates the course.


How long does it take to complete the CS Course?

The Duration of the CS course is 2-3 Years.


Is there any age limit to be a CS?

Any candidate who has completed 12th grade or owns a degree or postgraduate degree can attempt the CS exams. Age is not a barrier to becoming a CS Professional.


What are the primary papers included in the Company Secretary program?

The CS program covers various topics, including corporate finance, taxation, tax laws and practice, business communication, and economic and business environment.


Who is eligible to pursue CS?

The candidate should be above 17 Years of Age, have successfully cleared 12th grade, and can appear for the CSEET exam. Candidates with graduation or postgraduation can get direct access to the CS executive level.


What are the levels in the CS Course?

There are three levels in the CS Curriculum:

  • CS Executive
  • CS Professional


How many times can I attempt the CSEET exam?

Students can appear for four sessions in a year, subject to registration and payment for the CSEET application fee for each attempt.


Can I pursue the B. Com degree along with a CS?

Yes, you can complete your commerce graduation alongside the CS program.


Can I do the CS program online?

Yes, IIC Lakshya provides online classes for CS, giving working professionals and students the flexibility to finish their coursework.


What exams must be passed to become a CS?

To become a CS, one must complete the following three levels: CSEET, CS Executive, and CS professional.


Is the Company secretary course challenging?

Company Secretary is not a challenging course; any student with a positive mindset to work hard and study on a well-planned schedule can successfully clear the papers on the first attempt.

When can I attempt the CS exams?

CSEET exams can be attempted four times yearly, and CS Executive and CS Professional only have two exam windows every year.


Which papers are there in the CSEET Curriculum?

  • Business Communication
  • Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude
  • Economic and Business Environment
  • Current Affairs


What are the passing criteria for CS Exams?

The candidate should score 40 % for individual papers and an aggregate of 50% for each level.


Does the CSEET exam have a negative marking?

No, the CSEET exams do not carry any negative marking for any incorrect or not attempted question.


What is the direct entry scheme in the CS course?

Candidates looking forward to a career as a Company Secretary can enter the CS Executive level directly if they are graduates or post-graduates.


Can I get exemptions from specific papers based on my previous qualifications?

Exemptions are available for graduates, postgraduates, and specific professional qualifications. The details can be found on the ICSI website.


How can I prepare for CS exams?

Adequate preparation involves understanding the syllabus, practising past papers, and staying updated with amendments. Joining coaching classes and self-study are common approaches.


Are there any practical training requirements for CS students?

Yes, CS students must undergo 15 months of practical training to gain exposure to real-world corporate practices.


Where can I find more details about CS exams and the latest syllabus?

For any information about the CS course, you may refer to the official website of ICSI. You can also speak with our Admission Officer and get answers to all your Questions.


Who conducts the CS Exams?

ICSI conducts the CS exams.


Can I appear for exams for all modules in a single attempt?

You can appear for all modules in a single attempt.


Which subjects are covered under the Executive program?

  • Capital Market & Securities Laws
  • Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
  • Capital Market & Securities Laws
  • Company Law & Practice
  • Economic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Law
  • Tax Laws & Practice
  • Corporate Accounting and Financial Management

I want to register as a student for the Company Secretaryship Course – where do I start?
For registration, please visit www.icsi.edu, click “online services enter your details, pay the fees, and register successfully.


Can I also apply for registration through online mode?

Yes. Registration for the CS Course is available only online. Registration through the institute's online services is available at the institute’s website, www.icsi.edu. Students can apply for registration through the institute's online services.


Who is eligible for exemption from passing the CSEET Programme Examination and seeking direct registration to the Executive Programme?
Any student with a bachelor's degree in any stream except fine arts can be exempted from the CSEET exams. I am appearing in the Final year exam for Graduation.


Can I apply for direct registration for the Executive Program?
A student awaiting the Final Year results of the bachelor’s degree Examinations may apply for provisional registration in the Executive program by submitting the scanned copy of their Admit Card (Hall Ticket) of the Final Year Bachelor’s Degree examinations apart from the Passed Mark Sheets of the remaining two years. Such students are required to regularise their provisional registration by submitting a scanned copy of their passed mark sheet of Final year bachelor’s degree Examinations within six months of registering to the Executive Programme.


Can I work towards a B.Com. And the CS program at the same time?
You can continue to do both parallelly, as CS can be studied online or in part-time classes.


When can a student start preparing for CS?
A student aspiring to lead the corporate sector can start preparing for CSEET exams after the 10th grade.


What is the admission fee to join the CS course?
A fixed registration fee to attempt the exams is categorised into three levels, along with the coaching fee.


What kinds of jobs can one get after finishing the CS program?
After being qualified as a CS professional, you can get roles as a Legal Advisor, Corporate Governance Manager, Risk Management Specialist, Company Law Consultant, Financial Analyst, Ethics Officer, or Corporate Trainer in Governance and Compliance, or you can start practising as a CS.


What is the format of the CS exams?
CS Exams are paper-based; each paper carries 100 marks, the pass mark for each paper is 40%, and the candidate needs a total of 50% for each group.


Are there any requirements to be eligible for the CS program?
The candidate applying for the CSEET exam should have successfully passed 12th grade, and the candidate applying for the CS Executive level must have graduated and cleared four papers in the CSEET exam.

Does IIC Lakshya offer online courses for CS?

IIC Lakshya provides online CS courses, giving students flexibility in accessing high-quality teaching.


Does IIC Lakshya keep updated with the latest CS syllabus?

The faculty at IIC Lakshya keeps up with syllabus modifications; we also regularly update study guides and coaching techniques to correspond with the most recent CS curriculum.


Does IIC Lakshya conduct mock exams for CS students?

To help students prepare, IIC Lakshya regularly hosts mock exams that mirror actual exams.


Does IIC Lakshya provide other programs besides regular classes to help boost the students' employability?

Yes, IIC Lakshya hosts skill development programs and workshops, which provide students with an avenue to obtain practical skills aligned with industry demands.


Where can I study CS?

You can choose to study CS at IIC Lakshya; there are six branches across Kerala and outside Kerala in Bangalore. Lakshya has expanded their legacy to the UAE as well.


How does IIC Lakshya differ from other CS institutes?

Lakshya provides personalised mentoring, doubt-clearing advantage, and expert-led training for aspiring candidates.


How can I contact IIC Lakshya faculty members with questions and clarifications?

IIC Lakshya encourages candid dialogue. Through approved routes, students can communicate with instructors, guaranteeing their questions are answered quickly.


May I attend classes at IIC Lakshya virtually?

Yes, IIC Lakshya offers online classes. This gives students the freedom to attend from a distance and guarantees that they can get high-quality coaching. You can contact our career experts, who can assist you with that.


Do CS students at IIC Lakshya have access to scholarships?

IIC Lakshya recognises and rewards academic success by providing merit-based scholarships to worthy students.


Can I switch to IIC Lakshya from another CS coaching institute?

Students can transfer to IIC Lakshya, and our team helps ensure a smooth transition by reviewing prior coursework and assisting with a smooth integration.


How does IIC Lakshya differ from other CS coaches?

IIC Lakshya is the number 1 institute providing comprehensive coaching to CS aspirants. Lakshya has eminent industry expert faculties, a full-fledged learning environment, and one-to-one mentorship assistance, bringing in many results yearly.


Does IIC Lakshya help CS students with placement/articleship?

Yes, IIC Lakshya helps students with extensive support regarding placements or Articleship. They have a placement cell to provide the students with the necessary assistance.


Do CS students at IIC Lakshya have access to scholarships?

Students can avail themselves of scholarship opportunities from IIC Lakshya by taking a scholarship exam.


How does IIC Lakshya help students become ready for real-world situations and interviews?

IIC Lakshya provides students with a real-time and practical learning opportunity by conducting seminars, skill development training, and sessions from experts in the field to guide them toward their professional journey.