CS Professional 2020 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has announced the CS Professional result for December 2019 session on February 25, 2020. The exam dates for June session of CS Professional 2020 are announced according to which, the exams are to be conducted between June 1 and 10 for all three modules of CS Professional. The authorities are expected to release the CS Professional exam form May 2020 in the last week of February in online mode. Candidates will be able to submit the CS Professional applications till March 25 while the same can be submitted till April 9, 2020 with the payment of late fee. The authorities are expected to release the admit card of CS Professional June 2020 in the last week of May to be downloaded by aspirants and be positively carried along on the day of exam. CS Professional 2020 will be conducted in pen and paper mode, and candidates will be required to answer subjective questions in a duration of 3 hours. The article below provides more information like CS Professional exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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CS Professional 2020 Overview

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Company Secretaries (CS) Professional

Conducting Body

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Type

National level

Type of Questions

Descriptive

Time limit

3 hours per paper

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Number of Papers

Nine

CS Professional Important Dates for May 2020 session

Event

Date

Last date of CS Professional registration for appearing in all modules

August 31, 2019

Last date of registration for appearing in only one module

November 30, 2019

CS Professional application form release date

Last week of February 2020

Last date to submit the CS professional application forms

March 25, 2020

Extended date for application by payment of late fee i.e., Rs. 250

April 9, 2020

Availability of CS Professional admit cards

Last week of May 2020

ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2020 (Old Syllabus)

Module I

Module II

Module III

June 1, 4 and 8, 2020

June 2, 5 and 9, 2020

June 3, 6 and 10, 2020

ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2020 (New Syllabus)


Module I


Module II


Module III


June 1, 4 and 8, 2020

June 2, 5 and 9, 2020


June 3, 6 and 10, 2020


Declaration of results

Last week of August 2020

CS Professional Exam Schedule June 2020

DatesCS Professional old syllabusCS Professional new syllabus
June 1, 2020Advanced Company Law and Practice (Module – I)
Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (Module – I)
June 2, 2020Information Technology and Systems Audit (Module – II)
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module – II)
June 3, 2020Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (Module – III)
Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchanges (Module – III)
June 4, 2020Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module – I)
Advanced Tax Laws (Module – I)
June 5, 2020Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Module – II)
Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding – up (Module – II)
June 6, 2020Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (Module – III)
Multidisciplinary Case Studies (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]
June 7, 2020NO EXAMNO EXAM
June 8, 2020Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (Module – I)
Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (Module – I)
June 9, 2020Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (Module – II)
Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non– Compliances and Remedies (Module – II)
June 10, 2020Elective Paper (Module III) (Open Book Exam)Elective Paper (Module III) (Open Book Exam)

CS Professional Registration 2020

The ICSI CS Professional registration is open throughout the year, however, there is a cutoff date that one has to follow. The deadline is specified for each of the two sessions on whether the student wants to appear in all the modules or any one of the modules respectively. The registration process of CS Professional 2020 involves 6 tabs which are listed below:

  1. Basic Details: Candidates need to provide their name, phone number, DOB, address, etc.

  2. Educational Details: Candidates should enter details regarding their educational qualification such as the name of school/ college, year of passing out, etc.

  3. Source of Information: Candidates can inform about where and how they got to know about the CS Professional 2019 examination.

  4. Document Details: The candidate’s photograph, scanned copy of the signature, ID proof, etc. need to be uploaded according to the specifications mentioned on the form.

  5. Preview: Here, candidates can review the details filled by them and make any changes, if necessary. Once corrected, click on ‘Confirm Application’.

  6. Payment: The concluding step of CS Professional registration is the payment of fees i.e., Rs. 12000 via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

CS Professional Registration Prerequisites

A candidate proceeding with the CS Professional 2020 registration should keep aside the following documents:

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  1. CS Executive marksheet/ certificate

  2. Passport-sized photograph of the candidate (20KB – 50KB)

  3. Signature of the candidate (10KB – 20KB)

  4. Roll Number (if appearing in Final Year of graduation)

  5. Category Certificate (if belonging to SC/ST or Physically Handicapped Category)

  6. 10th Pass Certificate

  7. Identity proof (Aadhaar, passport, voter ID, pan card, ration card or driving license)

CS Professional Exam Form 2020

ICSI is expected to release the exam form for CS Professional may 2020 session in the last week of February 2020 to be filled before March 25 without late fee. April 9, 2020 is the last date to fill the same with late fee of Rs 250. Only registered candidates will be able to fill the CS Professional exam form 2020 within the stipulated period at smash.icsi.in. Candidates will be required to provide the module, test centre and other information according to their preference. Candidates, in unavoidable circumstances, are allowed to request change in examination centre, combination modules, medium of examination and cancellation of paper-wise exemptions within the stipulated period with payment of Rs 250 for each change requested.

Application Fee: Candidates are required to pay Rs. 1200 per module via Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. Moreover, late applicants filling the exam form between March 25 and April 9 will be charged Rs. 250 extra.

CS Professional Exam Centres 2020

While filling the online application form, candidates will be able to choose among 127 Indian cities and Dubai as their CS Professional 2020 exam centre. Those who wish to appear for CS Professional June 2020 in Dubai will be required to pay US $100 (or an equivalent amount in INR) extra along with the examination fee. Generally, candidates are not permitted to change their exam centres but in unavoidable circumstances, candidates can approach the institute. The period within which candidates can request for a change in their application form is announced accordingly by ICSI. This requires them to pay an additional sum of Rs. 250. The name and address of the final CS Professional exam centres 2020 will be mentioned on the candidates’ admit cards.

Click here to know the exam centres of CS Professional- December 2019 session.

CS Professional Admit Card 2020

ICSI is expected to release the CS Executive admit card for June 2020 session in the last week of May 2020. Candidates need their login credentials to obtain their ICSI CS Professional 2020 admit card. Every candidate’s CS Professional admit card contains his/ her details as well as the dates of the exam, name and address of the exam centre, etc. It is mandatory for candidates to report at the exam centre with their ICSI CS Professional admit card 2020 along with a student ID card from ICSI attested by the competent authority.

CS Professional Eligibility Criteria 2020

ICSI has provided specific norms of eligibility for candidates aspiring for CS Professional June 2020. The eligibility criteria for CS Professional 2020 includes educational as well as formal requisites that a candidate has to comply with for appearing in the June session of exams. The table below reflects the basic requirements to be fulfilled:

CS Executive Eligibility Criteria

ExaminationMust have passed the CS Executive examination with at least 40% of the total marks section-wise and 50% overall.
RegistrationCandidate should have registered before August 31, 2019 for appearing in all modules
Candidate should have registered before November 30 for appearing in any one of the modules

CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020

According to the revised exam pattern of CS Professional 2020, there are 9 papers divided into 3 modules with the last paper being an elective paper. Check the full ICSI CS Professional 2020 exam pattern below:

CS Professional Exam pattern 2020

Mode of Exam

Offline

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi (English is compulsory for Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers)

Number of Papers

9

Time limit

3 hours

Type of Questions

Long answer questions

Number of Questions

50 per paper

Marking Scheme

2 marks for every correct answer

No negative marking for incorrect answers

CS Professional Syllabus 2020

It is essential for candidates to check the syllabus of CS Professional 2020 before starting their preparation for the exam. The CS Professional 2020 syllabus contains the subjects and topics which they must cover to ace the exam. There were alterations introduced in the ICSI CS Professional syllabus such as change in the name and contents of the paper, introduction of open-book method of examination, etc. Thus, candidates of CS Professional old, as well as new syllabus, should have a look at the same and prepare accordingly.

CS Professional Study Material 2020

Candidates should go through the official study material of CS Professional 2020 to prepare efficiently for the exam. The ICSI CS Professional 2020 study material consists of revision test papers, mock tests and question papers to help candidates understand their concepts better. Check the links below to download the study material of each of the papers below:

CS Professional Study Material

Paper Name

Download Links

Paper 1- Advance Company Law and Practice

Download here

Paper 2- Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

Download here

Paper 3- Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

Download here

Paper 5- Financial Treasury and Forex Management

Download here

Paper 6- Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

Download here

Paper 8- Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

Download here

Insurance Law and Practice

Download here

CS Professional Result 2019

ICSI has announced the CS Professional result December 2019 session in online mode on February 25, 2020. Candidates can access the result of CS Professional 2019 by entering their registration ID and roll number. The ICSI 2019 result includes the subject-wise breakup of marks scored by the student.

How to check the CS Professional 2019 result?

Follow the steps provided below to check the result of CS Professional 2019:

  • Visit the official website of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) at icsi.edu

  • Select CS Professional Result December 2019 old or new syllabus option

  • Enter your roll number and registration number and then click on ‘Submit’,

  • E-marksheet will be shown. The candidate should download and take a print of the same for future reference.

CS Professional Cutoff 2020

ICSI determines the cutoff of CS Professional 2020. It is the minimum marks required to clear the exam. Candidates must score equal to or more than the ICSI CS Professional 2020 cutoff specified below:

Sectional and Overall Pass Percentage for both old and new syllabi

Paper

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Advanced Company Law and Practice (old)

or

Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (new)

40%

50%

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (old)

or

Advanced Tax Laws (new)

40%

Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (old)

or

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (new)

40%

Information Technology and Systems Audit (old)

or

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (new)

40%

Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (old)

or

Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up (new)

40%

Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (old)

or

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies (new)

40%

Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (old)

or

Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges (new)

40%

Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (old)

or

Multidisciplinary Case Studies (new)

40%

Elective Paper

40%


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Professional 2020

Question: What is CS course?

Answer:

The CS Course is a set of  studies and examinations which is required for becoming a Company Secretary. It has three levels and training session, completing which, the person becomes a Company Secretary.

Question: How many modules are there in CS Professional?

Answer:

There are three modules for both old and new syllabi of CS Professional. There are three subjects/ papers under each module.

Question: How many subjects are there in CS Professional?

Answer:

There are 9 subjects for CS Professional both old and new syllabi. These papers are distributed into three modules with three papers in each module respectively.

Question: What is the eligibility for CS Professional?

Answer:

A person becomes eligible to appear for CS Professional when he or she has passed the CS Executive programme with at least 40% marsk in individual paper and at least 50% overall aggregate. The applicant should have registered under the programme before the cutoff date for appearing in a particular session. 

Question: Is there any age bar for CS ?

Answer:

No, there is no maximum age limit provided for Company Secretaryship. Candidates have to fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements for appearing in the exams. 

Question: When did CS Professional new syllabus come into existence?

Answer:

June 2019 was the first session for the new syllabus of CS Professional.

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