ICSI CS Professional 2021: Dates, Application Form, Pattern and Result

ICSI CS Professional 2021 – Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi, conducts the ICSI CS 2021 Professional examination. It is the final stage of CS journey and candidates who qualify it become Company Secretary. Only CS Executive qualified candidates can apply for CS Professional. Candidates can apply at icsi.edu. The exam for admission into the professional programme is held twice a year; in June and December. The exam is held as per new and old syllabus modules. Check more information about ICSI CS Professional 2021 here such as eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

ICSI CS Professional 2021

Latest: Register for CS Professional December 2021 examination – Click here

Latest: Check timetable for CS Professional June 2021 exam – Click here

The ICSI CS Professional 2021 is held in the offline mode, i.e in pen and paper mode, and also includes open book examinations for some papers. Shown below are the important dates.

ICSI CS Professional 2021June 2021December 2021
RegistrationOver!Going on
Last date to registerAll Modules – 30 Nov 2020
Anyone module – 31 Jan 2021
All Modules – 31 May 2021
Anyone module – 31 Jul 2021
Admit Card 10 to 12 days before the exam 10 to 12 days before the exam
Exam Date01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10 Jun 2021To be announced

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Time Table for June 2021 Exam

Check the detailed timetable of CS professional 2021 exam below:

  • Exam Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
DateOld SyllabusNew Syllabus
1 Jun 2021Advanced Company Law and Practice (Module-I)Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (Module-I)
2 Jun 2021Information Technology and Systems Audit (Module-I)Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module-II)
3 Jun 2021Advanced Tax Laws and Practices (Module-III)Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchange (Modules-III)
4 Jun 2021Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module-I)Advanced Tax Las (Module-I)
5 Jun 2021Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Module-II)Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency Liquidation and Winding up (Module-II)
6 Jun 2021No ExaminationNo Examination
7 Jun 2021Drafting, Appearance and Pleadings (Module-III)Multidisciplinary Case Studies (Module-III) (Open Book)
8 Jun 2021Corporate Restricting, Valuation and Insolvency (Module-I)Drafting, Pleading and Appearances (Module-I)
9 Jun 2021Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (Module-II)Resolution of Corporate Dispute, Non-Compliances and Remedies (Module-II)
10 Jun 2021Elective 1 out of below 5 subjects (Module-III) (Open Book)

– Banking Law and Practice
– Capital, Commodity and Money Market
– Insurance Law and Practice
– Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
– International Business Law and Practices
Elective 1 out of below 8 subjects (Module-III) (Open Book)

– Banking Law and Practice
– Insurance Law and Practice
– Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
– Forensic Audit
– Direct Tax Law and Practice
– Labour Laws and Practices
– Valuations and Business Modelling
– Insolvency -Law and Practice

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Check the eligibility criteria given below for ICSI CS Professional 2021 examination.

  • A candidate must be registered for Professional Programme at least 9 months prior to the Professional Programme Examination.
  • They should have qualified the ICSI CS Executive Examination / Programme.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Application Form

The candidates have to fill the ICSI CS Professional Exam on the official website i.e icsi.edu. They should note that, they can only apply if they are already registere d on the portal. All the registered applicants of ICSI CS Professional have to submit an undertaking, stating that they shall abide by-laws made by the council. Following are the steps to apply.

How to apply?

  • Go to the official website i.e icsi.edu.
  • Locate the student registration button and click on it.
  • Now, login with your registration id and password and select the subject.
  • Next, pay the application fee and take a printout of the acknowledgment slip.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Application Fee: The registration fee is Rs. 12000. It can be paid using debit / credit or net banking facility. Students are also required to remit Rs. 1000/- towards Pre-exam test at the time of registration.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Exam Pattern

To crack the ICSI CS Professional Examination, you need to understand the exam pattern thoroughly.

  • Mode of Test: The exam is held in OMR based and open book exam formats.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam per paper is 3 hours.
  • Medium of question paper: The question paper is available in English and Hindi language.
  • Type of Questions: The paper comprises of multiple-choice questions and subjective questions both.
  • Number of Papers: 9
  • Marking Scheme: Each question has different marks allotted to them. However, the total marks per paper is 100 marks.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Syllabus

You can check out the syllabus for the ICSI CS Professional 2021 examination.

Old Syllabus:

Module 1

  • Advanced Company Law and Practice
  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

Module 2

  • Information Technology and Systems Audit
  • Financial, Treasury and Forex Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Module 3

  • Advanced Tax Laws and Practice
  • Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
  • Electives 1 out of below 5 subjects (Open book exam)
    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

Download old syllabus PDF

New Syllabus:

Module 1

  • Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
  • Advanced Tax Laws
  • Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

Module 2

  • Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
  • Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
  • Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies

Module 3

  • Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
  • Multidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open-book examination)
  • Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers (The examination for this paper will be open-book examination)
    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

Download new syllabus PDF

How to Prepare for ICSI CS Professional 2021

The candidates can check below some steps to prepare for ICSI CS Professional examinations 2021:

The students have to focus on revision in the CS professional programme.

  • 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

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Admit Card

The candidates have to download their ICSI CS professional 2021 admit card by logging in with their registration number. The ICSI CS professional 2021 admit card consists of the name and address of test centre, enrolment number. On the day of the examination, it is important to carry the admit card to the exam centre.

  • Along with the printed copy of the admit card, the candidates are required to carry a student id card and black / blue ballpoint pen.
  • In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, the candidates must bring this to the notice of the Institute immediately at their support portal, support.icsi.edu.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Result

ICSI CS Result can be checked from icsi.edu. To check the result, enter the roll number and registration number.

  • All India Merit List is also released. It consists of the rank of the candidate, the name of the candidate, and the roll number.
  • Also, the list of the top 3 rank holders is also announced.

Marksheet: The mark sheet is dispatched to the candidates who pass the CS professional exam. Mark sheet can be also downloaded from Institute’s website icsi.edu.

Duplicate mark sheet: The candidates can get a duplicate mark sheet if they lose the original one. For that, they have to submit an application (addressed to the Directorate of Examinations) for the same and send it to the Institute’s Noida office along with a demand draft of Rs 100/- +Rs. 40/= drawn in favour of “ The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi. A duplicate mark sheet will be sent to the address within 15 days.

ICSI CS Professional 2021 Qualification Criteria

To gain membership in ICSI CS Professional 2021 programme / course, you need to gain marks as per the following cut off percentage only.

For all Modules: If taken simultaneously, the candidate should have secured 40% in each papers and 50% in all subjects in aggregate.

For one module: The student must have secured 40% in one siting and 50% in all subjects in aggregate.

ICSI CS Pass Certificate

Pass Certificate is issued to only such students who have passed Professional Programme (i.e. who have completed all four modules of Professional Programme).

To get a duplicate pass certificate: Submit an application (addressed to Directorate of Student Services) along with a demand draft of Rs 236/= (per certificate(₹200 + 18% GST i.e Rs. 36/=)) drawn in favour of “ The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi. For any further details/ query, candidates can submit their query at Communication Portal support.icsi.edu

After Passing ICSI CS Professional 2021 Exam:

After qualifying for the CS Professional Programme and on completion of Pre-Membership / Management training, a candidate is enrolled as an Associate Member of the Institute and can use the descriptive title “ACS” after their name. Members can also prefix CS with their names.

ICSI CS Professional 2021

Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI) conducts the ICSI CS Professional and Executive examination for producing Companies Secretaries in India. This course is conducted as a  Correspondence/Distance Learning Course for the same. Candidates have to pay Rs 12000/- as fee to avail admission in ICSI CS professional programme.

FAQ’s about ICSI CS Professional Exam

Ques 1. How many electives can I select from the ICSI CS Professional Module?

Ans 1. You can only select one elective.

Ques 2. Will I get pass certificate after ICSI CS Professional Programme

Ans 2. Yes, it will be issued after qualifying ICSI CS Professional Programme.

Ques 3. Is there negative marking in CS Professional exam?

Ans 3. Yes, for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

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