CS Professional 2021 - Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern
CS Professional 2021 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India(ICSI) has released the exam schedule for CS professional June 2021 session on its official website. CS Professional 2021 exams for the June session are scheduled on June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,8, 9 and June 10, 2021. The June session of CS professional exams will be based on both the old and CS professional new syllabus. Candidates are advised to go through the detailed CS professional syllabus which covers all the topics and CS professional subjects. The CS professional 2021 exam will consist of long answer type of questions and each paper will be 3 hours long. ICSI has released the region-wise list of CS professional exam centres 2021. The authorities will release the CS professional admit card 2021 a few weeks before the CS professional 2021 exam date. Candidates that qualify for the CS professional 2021 will have to undergo a 4 month or 6-month training to complete their CS course. Post the training, candidates will be declared as Company Secretary. To know more about CS professional eligibility, the application process, exam dates, syllabus, study material etc, read the complete article below.
CS professional 2021: Overview
Name of the exam
Company Secretaries (CS) Professional
Exam conducting body
Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
Mode of exam
Frequency of exam
Twice a year
Level of exam
Purpose of exam
For Training and Certifying Company Secretaries in India
Duration of exam
Medium of exam
Number of papers
Number of exam centres
More than 150 Indian cities
Exam helpdesk number
CS Professional 2021 Important Dates for June Session
CS professional exam date 2021
Last date of CS Professional registration for appearing in all modules
November 30, 2020
Last date of registration for appearing in only one module
January 31, 2021
CS Professional application form release date
March 1, 2021
Last date to submit the CS professional application forms
March 25, 2021
Extended date for application by payment of late fee i.e., Rs. 250
April 9, 2021
Availability of CS Professional admit cards
Last week of May 2021
ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2021 (Old Syllabus)
June 1, 8, 2021
June 2,5 and 9, 2021
June 3,7 and 10, 2021
ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2021 (New Syllabus)
June 1,4, and 8, 2021
June 2,5 and 9, 2021
June 3, 7, and 10
Declaration of results for June 2021
August 8, 2021
CS Professional 2021 Exam Schedule for June Session
Professional Programme (Old Syllabus)
Professional Programme (New Syllabus)
June 1, 2021
Advanced Company Law and Practice (Module – I)
Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (Module – I)
June 2, 2021
Information Technology and Systems Audit (Module – II)
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management
and Due Diligence (Module – II)
June 3, 2021
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (Module – III)
Corporate Funding and Listings in Stock Exchanges (Module – III)
June 4, 2021
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Module – I)
Advanced Tax Laws
(Module – I)
June 5, 2021
Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Module – II)
Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding-up (Module – II)
June 6, 2021
June 7, 2021
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (Module – III)
Multidisciplinary Case Studies
(Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]
June 8, 2021
Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (Module – I)
Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (Module – I)
June 9, 2021
Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (Module – II)
Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non–Compliances and Remedies (Module – II)
June 10, 2021
Elective 1 out of below 5 subjects (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]
Elective 1 out of below 8 subjects (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]
Banking Law and Practice
Banking - Law and Practice
Capital, Commodity and Money
Insurance - Law and Practice
Insurance Law and Practice
Intellectual Property Rights – Laws and Practices
Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice
International Business-Laws and Practices
Direct Tax Law and Practice
Labour Laws and Practice
Valuations and Business Modelling
Insolvency – Law and Practice
CS Professional Eligibility Criteria 2021
Candidates need to fulfil certain eligibility conditions before appearing for the CS professional June 2021 exams. The eligibility for CS professional includes certain educational qualifications as well as certain formal prerequisites.
Students appearing in the June 2021 session of the CS professional programme need to register with the programme 9 months before the exam date to be eligible for giving all modules of CS professional 2021. Students need to register 6 months before the exam date for CS professional eligibility in any one or two modules of the exam.
The CS professional eligibility criteria 2021 includes some basic conditions that are mentioned in the table below:
CS Professional 2021 Eligibility Criteria (June)
For appearing in the exam
A student should have passed the CS executive examination with a minimum of 40% in each paper and 50% marks aggregate in all subjects
For registering in CS professional programme
Candidates must be registered with the CS professional programme by November 30, 2020, for appearing in all modules of the June 2021 exam.
Candidates must be registered with the CS professional programme by January 31, 2021, for appearing in any one module of the June 2021 exam.
CS Professional Registration 2021
ICSI keeps the CS professional registration open throughout the year. However, candidates need to follow certain cut off dates depending on the session they wish to appear in or the number of modules they apply for in CS professional 2021. The details required during registration for CS professional 2021 are given below:
Basic Details: Enter your name, phone number, date of birth, address etc.
Educational Details: Fill in your educational qualification details such as the name of school, name of college, passing year etc.
Source of information: Enter details of the source where you received information about the CS professional 2021 examination.
Document Details: Upload documents such as your photograph, scanned copy of your signature, ID proof etc as per the specified format and size.
Preview: Once the candidates have filled in all the details for CS professional registration, they can click on the preview button to view a preview of the candidate’s registration form. You can check carefully and make changes accordingly. After making changes, click on ‘Confirm Application’.
Payment: CS professional registration form will be submitted after the final payment of CS professional registration fees of Rs 12,000. This is the final step.
Prerequisites for CS Professional 2021 Registration
Before proceeding to CS professional registration 2021, candidates need to keep the following documents ready beforehand:
Marksheet or certificate of CS executive exam
Passport size photograph of candidate (20KB – 50KB)
Candidate’s signature(10KB – 20KB)
Roll Number if you are in the final year of graduation.
Category certificate if you belong to SC/ST or Physically Handicapped Category
Pass certificate of Class 10th
ID proof for either (Aadhaar, passport, voter id, pan card, ration card or driving license)
CS Professional Exam Form 2021
ICSI has released the exam form for CS professional June 2021 session. Candidates are required to submit the CS professional exam form by March 25, 2021. Candidates that submit their exam form for CS professional 2021 after March 25 until April 9, 2021, need to pay a late fee of Rs 250. Once candidates have completed their registration for CS professional exam, they can fill the CS professional exam form at smash.icsi.in for the session they wish to appear in. Candidates have to pay an examination fee of Rs 1200 for each module they apply for in CS professional 2021. Candidates need to fill in details such as choice of programme, module, test centre choice and other such exam related details on the CS professional exam form.
In case of unavoidable circumstances, ICSI provides a provision to make changes in certain details of the CS professional exam form. The details that can be changed include the examination centre, combination modules, the medium of examination and cancellation of paper-wise exemptions within the stipulated period. Candidates need to pay an additional fee of Rs 250 for making these changes.
CS Professional Exam Pattern 2021
The exam pattern of the CS professional 2021 consists of information regarding exam duration, the medium of the exam, type of questions etc. There are 9 papers in the CS professional exam where the 9th paper is based on an elective CS professional subject. The CS professional 2021 papers are divided into three different modules.
As per the CS professional exam pattern 2021, the main exam will have descriptive kind of questions that can be answered in both English and Hindi. Refer to the table below to understand the salient features of the CS professional exam pattern:
CS Professional 2021 Exam pattern
Mode of exam
Medium of exam
Descriptive type of questions ((Paper 9 under CS Professional syllabus 2021 will be an open book exam)
Number of papers/ CS professional subjects
Duration of paper
Number of questions
2 marks for the correct answer
No negative marking
CS Professional Syllabus 2021
One essential step before starting preparation for the CS professional exam is going through the CS professional syllabus. All CS professional subjects and topics will be covered in the syllabus for CS professional 2021 in detail. Any amendments and alterations in the CS professional syllabus 2021 will be updated in the website’s latest edition. ICSI has revised some topics and made a few changes in the CS professional new syllabus. The CS professional new syllabus will include changes concerning the introduction of the open book examination and the corresponding elective subjects. Candidates that have registered under the CS professional old or new syllabus can refer to their respective syllabus online on the official ICSI. This will help them to manage their preparation accordingly.
CS Professional Exam Centres 2021
ICSI has released the list of exam centres for CS professional 2021 June session. Candidates can choose from more than 200 Indian cities and Dubai while filling their CS professional application form. Students who wish to appear for the CS professional June 2021 exam from the Dubai exam centre will need to pay an additional fee of US $100 or equivalent amount in Rs along with the examination fee. The institute does not generally allow candidates to change CS professional exam centre 2021. However, in unavoidable circumstances, students are allowed to make changes in their CS professional exam centre by paying an additional fee of Rs 250. ICSI will announce the period to make these changes in the application form of CS professional. The final allotted CS professional exam centre is mentioned on the candidate’s hall ticket.
To view the list of CS professional June 2021 exam centres, Click here.
CS Professional Admit Card 2021
ICIS will release the admit card for CS professional 2021 for the June session in the last week of May. Candidates can access their CS professional admit card for June 2020 session on the official ICSI website by entering their login credentials. The CS professional admit card 2021 will consist of important details such as exam date, candidate’s name, exam centre address etc. The CS professional admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre for verification purposes. Students should also carry their student ID card which is attested by the ICSI authority.
CS Professional 2021 Study Material
ICSI provides official CS professional study material 2021 on their website. The study material for CS professional 2021 will keep getting updated for each session. ICSI has already updated the CS professional study material for June 2021.
It is useful for the candidates to go through the ICSI study material as this gives an edge to their exam preparation. The study material consists of module wise revision test papers, mock test papers and question papers to help in the conceptual understanding of the core CS professional subjects. Refer to the table below for pdf links to ICSI CS professional study material relevant as per the new syllabus for June 2021 session.
CS Professional Study Material June 2021 (New syllabus)
Subjects for CS professional
Pdf links for Download
Paper-1: Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
Paper-2: Advanced Tax Laws
Paper-3: Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
Paper-4: Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
Paper-5 (Part 1): Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
Paper-5 (Part 2): Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
Paper-6: Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
Paper-7: Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
Paper-8: Multidisciplinary Case Studies
Paper-9.1: Banking Law & Practice
Paper-9.2: Insurance- Law & Practice
Paper-9.3: Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practice
Paper-9.4: Forensic Audit
Paper-9.5: Direct Tax Law & Practice
Paper-9.6: Labour Laws & Practice
Paper-9.7: Valuations & Business Modelling
Paper-9.8: Insolvency – Law and Practice
CS Professional 2021 Result
ICSI will declare the result for CS professional 2021 in online mode 1-2 months after the June session. Candidates will be able to access CS professional results online by entering their roll number and registration number on the official result link. The authorities released the result for the CS professional December 2020 session on February 25, 2021. ICSI releases CS professional 2021 result with a subject wise breakup of marks. The institute sends the physical copy of the CS professional result mark sheet to the candidate’s registered address.
How to check the CS Professional result 2021?
Candidates can follow the steps given below to download their CS professional 2021 result:
Open the official ICSI website- icsi.edu
Select the result link for CS professional June 2021 under new or old syllabus.
Enter your registration number and roll number and click on the Submit button.
Your e-mark sheet will be visible on the screen.
Download the CS professional scorecard and take a printout for future reference.
A copy of the scorecard will also be sent to the candidate’s registered address.
CS Professional 2021 Passing Criteria
Candidates need to qualify a certain cut off to qualify for the CS professional 2021 exam. The criteria include minimum passing marks required for CS professional 2021 exam. Candidates that score equal to or more than these specified cut off marks for CS professional 2021 will be declared as ‘PASS’ in the exam.
Sectional and Overall Pass Percentage for CS professional 2021 (old and new syllabus)
CS professional subjects
Sectional cut off
Overall cut off
Advanced Company Law and Practice (Old)
Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics(New)
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (Old)
Advanced Tax Laws (New)
Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and
Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (New)
Information Technology and Systems Audit (Old)
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (New)
Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Old)
Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up (New)
Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (Old)
Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies (New)
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (Old)
Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges (New)
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (Old)
Multidisciplinary Case Studies (New)
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Professional 2021 - Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern
Question: What is the total duration of the CS course?
The company secretary (CS) course is a 3 year-long course which is equivalent to an Undergraduate programme. The CS course is divided into 3 levels. CS professional is the last level of the course.
Question: What are the subjects for CS professional 2021?
There are 15 subjects in CS professional course which are divided into three modules.
Question: What are the elective subjects for CS professional 2021?
The elective subjects for CS professional are as follows-
Banking Law & Practice
Insurance- Law & Practice
Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practice
Direct Tax Law & Practice
Labour Laws & Practice
Valuations & Business Modelling
Insolvency – Law and Practice
Question: What is the main criteria of eligibility for CS professional 2021?
Candidates need to pass the CS executive programme to be eligible for CS professional 2021.
Question: When can I give my CS professional 2021 exam?
You can take the CS professional exam either in June and December 2021. The CS professional 2021 for June session begins on June 1, 2021.
Question: How many attempts are allowed for CS professional 2021?
Candidates can attempt the CS professional exam 10 times as the CS professional registration remains applicable for 5 years.