CS Executive Exam Pattern 2020 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) releases the exam pattern for CS Executive 2020 as well as other programmes under Company Secretaryship. ICS recently in a notice for CS Executive exam pattern 2020 announced that there will be negative marking for upcoming sessions in OMR based papers. The CS Executive 2020 exam pattern contains details like mode and medium of exam, duration of exam conduct, total marks held by individual subjects and overall aggregate, etc. ICSI is going to conduct the June session of exams between June 1 and June 10, 2020 which will be the last session for the old syllabus. Students who are checking CS Executive June exam pattern for upcoming exam session should also understand the passing criteria followed for the Executive programme while they also check the topics covered under CS Executive syllabus. Thereafter, they should prepare with the help of study material for CS Executive. The article below contains the ICSI Executive exam pattern new syllabus along with that applicable for the older one.
What's New- There will be negative marking for CS Executive new syllabus.

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CS Executive Exam Pattern 2020

CS Executive 2020 Exam Pattern

The CS Executive exam pattern for June 2020 reflects the major factors related with the conduct of the exam that holds relevance for students at the time of preparation. It shows the duration of the exam, the mode in which the exam is to be conducted, whether there will be objective or descriptive questions, etc. Thus, knowing the ICSI CS Executive 2020 exam pattern is important for students appearing in the upcoming June session of exams and then .

CS Executive Exam Pattern

Exam Mode

Offline

Medium

English & Hindi

*English is compulsory for Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers

Total Subjects

8

Exam Duration

3 hours

Number of Questions

100 questions per paper

Type of Questions

Subjective and Objective

OMR Based papers in CS Executive old syllabus

Cost and Management Accounting (Module-I)

Tax Laws and Practice (Module-I)

Industrial, Labour and General Laws (Module-II)

OMR Based papers in CS Executive old syllabus

Tax Laws (Module-I)

Corporate and Management Accounting (Module-II)

Financial and Strategic Management (Module-II)

Marking Scheme

1 marks for each correct response

.25 mark to be deducted for each wrong response

CS Executive Passing Criteria 2020

ICSI has specified the passing criteria for CS Executive programme which has to be complied with by students. According to the CS Executive passing criteria, candidates have to score at least 40% marks in individual subjects and the overall aggregate in each module and otherwise should not be less than 50%. The difference that incurs between the old and new syllabus of CS Executive is that of the number of papers which is 7 in old syllabus and its 8 in the new one.

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CS Executive Passing Criteria for Old Syllabus

CS Executive Subjects

Passing Marks

Overall Aggregate

Module 1

50%

Cost and Management Accounting

40%

Tax Laws and Practice

40%

Company Law

40%

Economic and Commercial Laws

40%

Module 2

Industrial, Labour and General Laws

40%

Company Accounts and Auditing Practices

40%

Capital Markets and Securities Laws

40%

CS Executive Passing Criteria for New Syllabus

CS Executive Subjects

Passing Marks

Overall Aggregate

Module 1

50%

Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws

40%

Company Law

40%

Setting up of Business Entities and Closure

40%

Tax Laws

40%

Module 2

Securities Laws and Capital Markets

40%

Economic, Business and Commercial Laws

40%

Corporate and Management Accounting

40%

Financial and Strategic Management

40%

CS Executive Syllabus 2020

The syllabus for both old and new syllabus of CS Executive is available on the official website. Students who are thinking of appearing in the June 2020 exam session may go through the topics covered under CS Executive syllabus for all subjects and then prepare according to their scheme (old or new). It may be noted that the CS Executive new syllabus exam pattern did not introduce much of change as compared to the older one but there are 3 OMR based papers introduced in both syllabus.

CS Executive Study Material 2020

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has provided official study material for CS Executive programme which the CS aspirants are always advised to study first. The CS Executive study material covers all the topics to be studied according to their relevance in the exams. Thus, exhausting the official ICSI study material helps candidates understand what exactly the examiner might expect from students in their response sheets.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Executive Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Does CS Executive involve negative marking?

Answer:

Yes, ICSI recently introduced the provision of negative marking into exam pattern of CS Executive, according to which there will be +1 for correct response and -.25 for each wrong response.  

Question: How many attempts are left for CS Executive old syllabus?

Answer:

November 2019 was the last attempt, however, ICSI recently announced to extend the attempt till June 2020. Thus, June 2020 is going to be the last attempt for students enrolled under CS Executive old syllabus.

Question: How many CS Executive papers are OMR based?

Answer:

Both old and new syllabi have 3 papers each with OMR based questions as reflects the CS Executive exam pattern 2020.

Question: After the June attempt, will I need to convert to the new scheme?

Answer:

No, as per ICSI’s announcement, students will automatically be converted to the CS Executive new scheme.

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