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.
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.
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
Duration of Exam
2 marks for each correct answer
No negative marking
Candidates must score the minimum marks mentioned below to pass CS Professional December 2019:
Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
Advanced Tax Laws
Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
Multidisciplinary Case Studies
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.
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.
Advance Company Law and Practice
Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
Financial Treasury and Forex Management
Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings
Insurance Law and Practice
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.
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.
CS Professional consists of 9 subjects with the electives.
There is no negative marking for CS Professional.
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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