CS Professional Exam Pattern 2019
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 - 12:54 p.m. IST by Naureen Gurung
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CS Professional Exam Pattern 2019 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) determines the CS Professional 2019 exam pattern. Candidates must know the CS Professional exam pattern 2019 as it specifies the mode and medium of exam, time limit, type and number of questions in each paper, marking scheme, etc. It is a relief for many to know that the exam pattern of CS Professional 2019 does not incorporate any negative marking for incorrect responses. The passing criteria of CS Professional 2019 suggests that candidates must score at least 40% per paper and 50% overall to qualify the exam. According to the revised CS Professional 2019 exam pattern, Paper 8 and Paper 9 (elective) are open book exams. The last examination in the old CS Professional scheme will be held in June 2020. For more details regarding the exam pattern of CS Professional 2019, read the full article below.

Latest- ICSI will announce CS Professional Result on February 25 in online mode.

Note: ICSI has proposed Curriculum 2022 for introducing amendments in the prevailing CS Course.

CS Professional Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates appearing for the December 2019 session must be well versed with the CS Professional exam pattern to know the important details regarding the exam. Accordingly, they can prepare well and get a desirable score.

CS Professional 2019 Exam Scheme (Revised)

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 Exam

3 hours

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking

CS Professional Passing Criteria 2019

Candidates must score the minimum marks mentioned below to pass CS Professional December 2019:

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CS Professional Cutoff

Paper Name

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics

40%

50%

Advanced Tax Laws

40%

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

40%

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

40%

Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up

40%

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies

40%

Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges

40%

Multidisciplinary Case Studies

40%

Elective Paper

40%

CS Professional Syllabus 2019

ICSI announced the syllabus of CS Professional 2019 which contains the paper names and the subjects included in each. It is a must for candidates to check the CS Professional 2019 syllabus to avoid spending time on topics which will not be assessed in the exam.

CS Professional Study Material 2019

Candidates, especially the ones who are self-studying, are advised to practice from the CS Professional 2019 study material available online. The official study material of CS Professional 2019 consists of revision test papers, mock tests and question papers. Candidates will be able to test their preparation level and improve their writing speed and accuracy.

CS Professional Study Material

Paper Name

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Advance Company Law and Practice

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Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

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Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

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Financial Treasury and Forex Management

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Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

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Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

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Insurance Law and Practice

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Professional Exam Pattern 2019

Question: How many exams are there is CS?

Answer:

The Company Secretaries course comprises of three levels, each of which has an exam. In order to become a CS, a candidate is required to clear CS Foundation, CS Executive, CS Professional and a minimum duration of article training.

Question: Is CS difficult?

Answer:

Since most of the papers in CS are theoretical, they are considered to be one of the most difficult national-level exams. With good preparation, clearing the levels can be a breeze with CS Professional being the exception as it is the last step to becoming a CS.

Question: How many subjects are there in CS Professional?

Answer:

CS Professional consists of 9 subjects with the electives.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CS Professional?

Answer:

There is no negative marking for CS Professional.

Question: Are calculators allowed in CS Professional exam hall?

Answer:

Yes. Candidates are allowed to use battery operated, noiseless and cordless pocket calculator with not more than 6 functions, 12 digits, and 2 memories.

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