ICSI 2021 – CS Foundation, Executive, Professional June Exam Date (10 -20 Aug), CSEET

ICSI 2021 – Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has postponed the ICSI CS exam 2021 for CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional course. CS Foundation, Executive and Professional program exams is conducting from August 10 to 20, 2021. Whereas, CSEET 2021 July session exam was conducted on July 10, 2021.

In order to become a Company Secretariat, you have to clear CS Executive Entrance Test, then CS Executive, and then the CS Professional exam. Get here complete details and the latest news on ICSI 2021 including exam date, registration, application form, admit card, result, exam pattern, syllabus, and more.

ICSI 2021

Latest – ICSI has an important announcement for December 2021 Examination Enrollment. Download notice PDF.

Latest – ICSI will conduct the CS exams on August 20, 2021, as scheduled. There is no change in time table as announced earlier. Download notice PDF or Read from the below image.

Latest – ICSI has released Admit Card for CS Foundation Programme. Check here

Latest – – ICSI CS Foundation June 2021 conducts through remote proctored mode (anywhere mode). Check here

Latest – ICSI has released the Computer-Based Examination for CS Foundation Programme June 2021. Check here

Latest – ICSI has released the Executive and Professional Programme Examination in June 2021. Check here

Latest – ICSI has released the notice for submission of a request for availing Opt-Out Facility from June 2021 to December 2021 Exam session. Check out the notice below.

Latest The candidates can change the exam centre for June 2021 examination from 10-12 June, 2021. ICSI has re-opened the login window to change the exam centre. Check the notice given below.

Latest – ICSI has announced that all CS June exams – foundation, executive, and professional will be held between August 10 to 20, 2021. Check the notice below.

Latest – ICSI has an announcement for clarification regarding the eligibility of students whose registration has lapsed /will lapse, for the June 2021 Session of Examination. Check the notice below.

Latest – ICSI has released the notice for students who have passed CSEET and scheduled to appear in 10+2 (12th) Examinations during the year 2021 shall be allowed to seek provisional registration to CS Executive programs. Check the notice below.

Latest – ICSI CSEET May result is out. Check here.

Latest – ICSI has announced the exam date of CSEET 2021 July session. CSEET July 2021 session will be held on July 10, 2021. Download notice.

About ICSI: Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is the body that is responsible for developing and regulating the profession of Company Secretaries in India. It basically provides education to the enrolled candidates for the Company Secretaries (CS) Course. To enroll in the institute candidates have to register and qualify the CS executive Entrance Test (CSEET). Then the candidates have to pass 2 more levels which are CS Executive and CS Professional course. After finishing the CS course, candidates become a Company Secretariat.

ICSI 2021 Exam Date

Now here is the timeline for all the CS exams:

CS ExamRegistration Last DateExam Date
CS Foundation 20215, 6 Jun 2021 13, 14 Aug 2021
Complete revised schedule
Complete Old Schedule
CSEET 2021 July15 Jun 202110 Jul 2021
CSEET 2021 May15 Apr 20218 May 2021
10 May 2021 (Re-test)
Notification
CS Executive exam 2021 JuneAll Modules – 30 Nov 2020
Any one module – 31 Jan 2021
1 to 9 Jun 2021 10 – 20 Aug 2021
Complete revised schedule
Complete Old Schedule
CS Executive exam 2021 DecAll Modules – 31 May 2021
Anyone module – 31 Jul 2021
To be announced
CS Professional exam 2021 JuneAll Modules – 30 Nov 2020
Anyone module – 31 Jan 2021
1 to 10 June 2021 10 – 20 Aug 2021
Complete revised schedule
Complete Old Schedule
CS Professional exam 2021 DecAll Modules – 31 May 2021
Anyone module – 31 Jul 2021
To be announced

ICSI 2021 Registration

To be able to register with Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) the candidates have to start with registration.

To register for the CS courses, candidates have to follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official website icsi.edu.
  • Then take the cursor to the link that says “Online Services“.
  • A dropdown menu shall open with options like “Register for CSEET“, “Register for CS Course” and “Student Executive Registration For CSEET Passed Information“.
  • Select the appropriate option to start the registration.

Registration fees:

CS examFee applicable
CSEET 2021ICSI Staff and Wards / Spouse of ICSI Staff: Rs. 750
SC / ST / Physically Handicapped / Serving / Retired Personnel of Defence Services and
Paramilitary Forces / students from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep & Himachal Pradesh: Rs. 500
Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Service Personnel with Permanent Disability / ICLS Officers/ Officers & Staff of MCA and affiliated offices (NCLT, SFIO and CCI) / Students from the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh: NIL
Others: Rs. 1000
ICSI CS Executive 2021CSEET passed: Rs. 10,600
CS Foundation passed: Rs. 10,600
ICAI Final passed: Rs. 15,600
ICMAI Final passed: Rs. 15,600
CS ProfessionalRegistration fee: Rs.12,000
Pre-exam fee: Rs. 1000

The following documents are needed for ICSI 2021 registration:

DocumentFormatSize
Photograph of the candidatejpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdf20 kb to 50 kb
Signature of the candidatejpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdf10 kb to 20 kb
DOB Certificate (10th pass certificate)jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdfMax 2 MB
Qualification Certificate (12th Marksheet or Certificate / CSEET Pass Certificate)jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdfMax 2 MB
Category certificate (Other than general)jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdfMax 2 MB
Identity proof(Aadhaar Card/Passport/Voter ID /Pan Card/Driving License/Ration Card)jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp,pdfMax 2 MB

A student is required to complete the Executive and the Professional examination within the registration period. However, on payment of requisite fees the validity of the registration may be renewed / extended for further period subject to fulfilling the applicable guidelines.

ICSI 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for the ICSI exams are issued online to the candidates. The notification regarding the release of the admit card is made available on the official website icsi.edu. The admit card can be downloaded using the 17-digit Registration Number.

The admit card has the allotted exam centres for the candidates with complete address. Important exam related instructions and schedule of the papers are also issued with it.

ICSI 2021 Result

Institute of Company Secretaries of India releases the result for CSEET, executive and professional. The result is announced online, on icsi.examresults.net and icsi.edu. To check ICSI CS result, roll number and registration number are needed. Along with the result, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) also releases a merit list and details of the top 3 rank holders.

After the declaration of the result, candidates will also have the provision to obtain “Verification of Marks” of any subjects within 30 days from the CS result has been declared.

Also, CS Professional Result-cum-marks statement copy is dispatched via post to the candidates after the declaration of the result. If candidates do not receive it within 30 days after the announcement of the result, then they may contact at exam@icsi.edu. Also, while mailing to the concerned authorities candidates are advised to mention their Roll Number, Application Number, Name, and other crucial details in the E-mail.

How To Become a Company Secretariat?

The whole journey of becoming a CS has 3 stages. Candidates get multiple chances to take these exams. The stages and number of times ICSI CS exams are held is as follows:

CS programme levelFrequency
1st Stage – Enter Executive programme by qualifying CSEETIt is held 4 times a year, in
– January
– May
– July
– November
2nd Stage – Pass the CS Executive exam to move to CS professional level.It is held 2 times a year, in
– June
– December
3rd Stage – Pass the CS professional exam to complete the ICSI CS course.It is held 2 times a year, in
– June
– December

Earlier, CS Foundation was the entry-level programme of ICSI CS course. However, in 2020, ICSI made a big change and replaced the entire foundation programme with CSEET.

Existing Foundation Programme Students shall be allowed to appear in the Foundation Programme Examinations till the expiry of the validity of their registrations. New registrations for the CS Foundation programs have been discontinued.

ICSI 2021 CS Programme Structure

To simplify the entire programme structure of ICSI CS 2021, let us imagine ICSI to be a college.

1st step- CSEET 2021: You take admission here by clearing CSEET.

2nd step – CS Executive 2021: After admission, you register for the executive programme. This programme has 8 papers. After completing the syllabus of CS executive, you give the CS Executive exam. On passing the exam you move to the final stage.

3rd step – CS Professional 2021: The final stage is the CS professional programme. This programme has 9 papers. On completing the preparation and the CS professional syllabus, candidates have to give the CS professional exam. You complete the CS professional exam, and you become eligible to be a Company Secretariat.

ICSI CSEET 2021

Let take a look at the first level of ICSI 2021 CS course. This is CSEET. The exam that you have to clear to enroll in ICSI for CS programme.

CSEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for CSEET 2021 is:

  • Candidates must be 10+2 passed / appearing or must have a qualification equivalent to 10+2.
  • All Graduates/ Post Graduates are also eligible
  • Exemption 1: Students who have passed the final examination of ICAI and/or ICMAI do not have to appear for CSEET. Such students have to pay an exemption fee at the time of registration form the CS Executive Programme 2021.
  • Exemption 2: Students who have passed the CS Foundation programme are exempted from CSEET and they have to pay no exemption fee.

Exam Pattern of CSEET 2021

There are 2 parts of CSEET 2020 – A) CBT B) Viva – voce

A) Pattern of CSEET 2021 CBT:

  • Mode: The test is a computer based test
  • Time: The test is of 120 Minutes.
  • Subjects in the test: There are 4 subjects in the test
  • Total marks: The total marks of the test is 170 marks
  • Type of questions: Objective Type / Multiple Choice Questions with one option correct
  • Marking scheme: 1 and 2 marks in each question. There is no negative marking.

The CBT shall have MCQs based on audio clips, video clips, and descriptive questions.

The distribution of marks in the subjects is given in the table below:

SubjectQuestions1 marks + 2 marks quesTotal marks
Business Communication3520 + 1550
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning3520 + 1550
Economic and Business Environment3520 + 1550
Current Affairs1510 + 520
Total120170

B) Pattern of CSEET 2021 Viva-voce:

  • Viva based on: It is based on Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Marks: The viva-voce is of a total 30 marks
  • Conducted when: simultaneously with or immediately after the MCQ based CBT through online mode using artificial intelligence (AI) or through recoded videos at the designated test centers.
  • Duration: 15 minutes

Total scores of CSEET 2020 = CBT + Viva-voce (170 + 30 = 200 marks)

CSEET 2021 Cutoff Marks

The candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks to pass CSEET 2021. The same is given below:

  • Candidates have to get 45% marks in each paper for the CBT.
  • In aggregate (CBT + viva-voce) the candidates have to get a total of 50% marks.

CSEET 2021 Syllabus

  • Paper 1: Business Communication (50 marks)
  • Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (50 marks)
  • Paper 3: Economic and Business Environment (50 marks)
  • Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (50 marks)

Check the full syllabus here.

How to Prepare for CSEET 2021?

It is the entrance exam by qualifying which you can take admission in ICSI CS programme 2021. Here is how to prepare for it:

  • You need to get hold of the study materials.
  • Please practice the mock tests available by ICSI at icsi.edu.
  • Understand the exam pattern and know the syllabus.
  • Make a proper routine to follow every day.

You can check the video below to know how to crack CS Executive Entrance Test by ICSI

ICSI CS Executive Programme 2021

After appearing for CSEET 2021, the qualified candidates have to register for the CS Executive course. This programme has 8 papers. After completing the syllabus of CS executive, you give the CS Executive exam.

CS Executive Programme 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified CSEET 2021.
  • Students registered under Syllabus 2017 (including those switched over to Syllabus 2017 from earlier syllabus) and onwards shall be required to successfully complete Pre-Examination Test before seeking enrollment to Executive and Professional Programme Examinations.

CS Executive Programme Syllabus (New and Old):

Old syllabusNew Syllabus
Module 1Module 1
Company LawJurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
Cost and Management AccountingCompany Law
Economic and Commercial LawsSetting up of Business Entities and Closure
Tax Laws and PracticeTax Laws
Module 2Module 2
Company Accounts and Auditing PracticesCorporate & Management Accounting
Capital Markets and Securities LawsSecurities Laws & Capital Markets
Industrial, Labour, and General LawsEconomic, Business and Commercial Laws
Financial and Strategic Management
Download old syllabus PDFDownload new syllabus PDF

CS Executive 2021 Cutoff Marks

The following marks is needed in CS Executive 2021 exam to pass it:

For all modules:

  • A minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers is needed and 50% marks are needed in aggregate.

For anyone module:

  • A minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers is needed and 50% marks are needed in aggregate.

Read more details here.

How to Prepare for CS Executive 2021?

As per the experts, the most important part of the CS Executive preparation is the revision. The candidates have to do revision daily.

  • Revise the topics studied within 24 hours.
  • Make a timetable, dedicate CS executive preparation for 12 to 16 hours per day.
  • Complete the syllabus well before the exam. Then in the rest of the time only you should revise each of the topics.

Check the video below to get a guide on how to prepare for the CS Executive 2021 exam:

ICSI CS Professional Programme 2021

This is the final stage of the CS programme. The candidates who pass the CS Executive exam can prepare for the CS Professional course. This programme has 9 papers. On completing the preparation and the CS professional syllabus, candidates have to give the CS professional exam.

CS Professional Programme 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have qualified CS Executive 2021.
  • Students registered under Syllabus 2017 (including those switched over to Syllabus 2017 from earlier syllabus) and onwards shall be required to successfully complete Pre-Examination Test before seeking enrollment to Executive and Professional Programme Examinations

CS Professional Programme Syllabus (New and Old):

Old syllabusNew Syllabus
Module 1Module 1
Advanced Company Law and PracticeGovernance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due DiligenceAdvanced Tax Laws
Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and InsolvencyDrafting, Pleadings and Appearances
Module 2Module 2
Information Technology and Systems AuditSecretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
Financial, Treasury and Forex ManagementCorporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
Ethics, Governance and SustainabilityResolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
Module 3Module 3
Advanced Tax Laws and PracticeCorporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
Drafting, Appearances and PleadingsMultidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open-book examination)
Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects
1. Banking Law and Practice
2. Capital, Commodity and Money Market
3. Insurance Law and Practice
4. Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
5. International Business-Laws and Practices
Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers
1. Banking – Law & Practice
2. Insurance– Law & Practice
3. Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and Practices
4. Forensic Audit
5. Direct Tax Law & Practice
6. Labour Laws & Practice
7. Valuations & Business Modelling
8. Insolvency – Law and Practice
(The examination for this paper will be open-book examination)
Download old syllabus PDFDownload new syllabus PDF

CS Professional 2021 Cutoff Marks

For all modules:

  • A minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers is needed and 50% marks are needed in aggregate.

For anyone module:

  • A minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers is needed and 50% marks are needed in aggregate.

Read more details here.

How to Prepare for CS Professional 2021?

Like the CS Executive programme, the students have to focus on revision in the CS professional programme too.

  • Focus on completing the syllabus as soon as possible
  • In the rest of the time make a proper timetable for revision.
  • Keep topic wise target. Make sure to complete those targets

Check the video below to get the best study plan for CS Professional 2021 exams:

Students can get many preparation resources for CSEET, CS Executive, and CS Prefessional by ICSI on their official website. There is an “academic portal” on the ICSI website that hosts the following:

  • Syllabus
  • Video lectures
  • ICSI – Publication
  • Subjectwise Monthly Updates
  • Guideline Answers

There is also an E-learning portal that allows the candidates and the CS trainers to come together and prepare or the CS course.

Company Secretaries

A Company Secretary being multi-disciplinary professional renders services in the following areas:

Corporate Governance Legal and Secretarial Services:

  • Corporate Governance Services
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Secretarial/Compliance Audit and Certification Services

Corporate Laws Advisory and Representation Services :

  • Corporate Laws Advisory Services
  • Representation Services
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Services.

Financial Market Services :

  • Public Issue, Listing and Securities Management
  • Banking Services
  • Takeover Code, Insider Trading.
  • Securities Compliance and Certification Services
  • Finance and Accounting Services
  • Taxation Services
  • International Trade and WTO Services

Management Services :

  • General/Strategic Management
  • Corporate Communication and Public Relations
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology.

ICSI 2021 FAQs

Will the new admissions to Foundation Programme be discontinued after introduction of new regulations / CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)?

Yes. New admissions to Foundation Programme will be discontinued after introduction of new regulations and the CSEET shall be introduced as a qualifying test for registration to Executive Programme. However, the existing students will be allowed to appear in the Foundation Programme Examinations till expiry of the validity period of their registrations which is three years from the month of their registration.

Can the Graduates / Post Graduates (Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Holders can seek registration directly to Executive Programme?

No. The Graduates / Post Graduates will have to qualify the CSEET for seeking registration to Executive Programme.

Is there any category of students who are exempted from qualifying CSEET for seeking registration to Executive Programme?

Yes the following 3 kinds of students are exempted from CSEET:
1. Company Secretaries Foundation Programme passed students
2. ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) Final Course passed students.
3. ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final Course passed students.

Is CS really tough?

It depends from person to person. Some say that CS is easier than CA. But some say otherwise.

Is there any entrance for CS?

Yes it is called CS Executive Entrance Test.

What are the stages of CS?

Clear entrance test CSEET and the clear 2 stages – CS Executive and CS Professional.

Can I do CS after B.Com?

CS can be done after 10+2, UG and PG level of education. Thus yes you can do CS after B.Com too.

Official website: icsi.edu.

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