CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020 - Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has prescribed the exam pattern of CS Professional 2020. Candidates can understand the medium, time limit, the number of questions, marking scheme and other details through CS Professional 2020 exam pattern. There are nine papers and each paper will be of three hour duration. Candidates can go through the CS Professional exam pattern before starting the preparations for the exam. There is no negative marking in any of the tests. Candidates must note that Multidisciplinary Case Studies and the elective paper are open-book types out of the nine papers. CS Professional 2020 exams are to be conducted from June 1 to 10, 2020. Know more about CS Professional exam pattern 2020 in the article below.

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CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020

CS Professional 2020 Exam Pattern

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Mode of Exam

Pen and paper-based

Type of Questions

Descriptive answer questions

(Paper 8 and 9 are open-book exams)

Number of Questions

50 per paper

Number of Papers

9

Duration of Each Paper

3 hours

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking

CS Professional Cut Off 2020

In order to qualify the exams, candidates must score CS Professional cut off marks or more. There’s a separate sectional and overall cutoff. Candidates can check the same in the table below -

CS Professional Cutoff

Particulars

Cutoff Percentage

Sectional Cut Off for each paper

40%

Overall CS Professional Cut Off 2020

50%

CS Professional 2020 - List of Papers & Exam Dates

Candidates can check the list of papers that they have to take for CS Professional 2020 and their respective exam dates in the table below -

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CS Professional Exam Dates 2020

Paper Name

Exam Dates

Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (Module-I)

June 1, 2020

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management, and Due Diligence (Module-II)

June 2, 2020

Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges (Module-III)

June 3, 2020

Advanced Tax Laws (Module-I)

June 4, 2020

Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up (Module-II)

June 5, 2020

Multidisciplinary Case Studies (Module-III; Open-book Type)

June 6, 2020

Drafting, Pleadings, and Appearances (Module-I)

June 8, 2020

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

June 9, 2020

Elective Paper (Module-III; Open-book Type)

June 10, 2020

*Note - All exams will be conducted from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on their respective dates.

List of Subjects for CS Professional Elective Paper

Candidates can pick out of eight subjects for CS Professional Elective Paper. The list of these eight subjects has been provided below -

  1. Banking - Law and Practice

  2. Insurance - Law and Practice

  3. Intellectual Property Rights – Laws and Practices

  4. Forensic Audit

  5. Direct Tax Law and Practice

  6. Labour Laws and Practice

  7. Valuations and Business Modelling

  8. Insolvency – Law and Practice

CS Professional Syllabus 2020

The exam body provides CS Professional syllabus. Candidates are required to check the syllabus as well as CS Professional exam pattern 2020. The syllabus is prescribed for the papers that the candidates have to take. The papers and subjects that the candidates have to study are covered under CS Professional syllabus 2020. Candidates must go through the syllabus of CS Professional 2020 in order to prepare effectively for the exam. Candidates can click on the link provided above to check the complete CS Professional syllabus.

CS Professional 2020 Exam Pattern & Study Material

The study material for all the exams is available online in accordance with the CS Professional exam pattern. It is essential that the candidates make use of the correct study material of CS Professional exams for their preparations to avoid straying from the syllabus. CS Professional 2020 study material includes revision test papers, mock tests and question papers. Candidates can download the study material from the table below -

CS Professional Study Material

Paper Name

Download Links

Advance Company Law and Practice

Download here

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

Download here

Corporate Restructuring, Valuation, and Insolvency

Download here

Financial Treasury and Forex Management

Download here

Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability

Download here

Drafting, Appearances, and Pleadings

Download here

Insurance Law and Practice

Download here

CS Professional Admit Card 2020

The exam authorities are likely to release the admit card of the CS Professional 2020 June session in the last week of May. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download the admit cards of CS Professional 2020 using their registration numbers. It is mandatory that the candidates carry their CS Professional admit cards along with a valid photo ID (Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, etc.) to the exam centres. Candidates who fail to do so will not be allowed to take the exam.

CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020 - Question Papers

The question papers of Company Secretary Professional 2020 will be made available online after the exam is conducted. Meanwhile, candidates can check the CS Professional question papers of past cycles of the exam. It is suggested that the candidates solve as many CS Professional question papers as time permits for effective preparations of the exam. The question papers help candidates get familiar with the structure and CS Professional exam pattern. Solving question papers and doing a thorough analysis later is a great way of identifying the areas that are difficult to score in. Click on the link provided above to check previous years’ CS Professional question papers.

What is the CS Professional Exam?

ICSI conducts a series of exams for the admission of candidates in their full-time integrated Company Secretary Course. Candidates have to take the exams of the CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional programmes in order to get admitted to the 3-year long course and training.

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

Question: How difficult are CS Professional exams?

Answer:

CS Professional is a national level exam which is fairly difficult. The papers are all theoretical which increases the challenge. Candidates have to clear CS foundation and CS Executive stages before appearing for the CS Professional exam.

Question: Is there negative marking in CS Professional examinations?

Answer:

No, there is no negative marking in CS Professional papers.

Question: Can I carry a calculator to the exam centres of the CS Professional exam?

Answer:

Yes, candidates can carry a battery-operated, noiseless and cordless pocket calculator with not more than 6 functions, 12 digits, and 2 memories.

Question: Who can appear for CS Professional exams?

Answer:

Candidates with a 10+2 education can appear for CS Professional after clearing CS Foundation and CS Executive stages. While graduates only have to take CS Executive to appear for the CS Professional stage.

Question: How much time is provided to attempt each paper of CS Professional?

Answer:

Candidates are given 3 hours to attempt each paper.

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