CS Professional Registration Dec 2023 - Steps to Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility
CS Professional Registration 2023 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) accepts applications throughout the year, candidates should check the cutoff dates before registering. Currently, CS professional registration for the June session (single module) is open till January 31, 2023. The registration fee is Rs. 12,000. To register candidates have to log in to their ICSI’s student account and proceed to fill the CS Professional application form. CS Professional exam will be conducted twice in 2023 - once in June and then in December.
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Latest Updates for CS Professional Exam
- 24 Aug 2022:
- 21 May 2022:
CS Professional June 2022 admit card released, to download - Click here
- 26 Feb 2022:
ICSI CS Professional result declared, to get live updates - Click here
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CS Professional Exam Dates 2023
As mentioned above, the registration for the CS professional exam can be done by candidates throughout the year as per the exam dates given by ICSI. Given below tables can be referred by candidates to avoid confusion and chaos related to sectional and module wise dates. Any changes in the prefixed module wise cutoff dates for registration will be updated on this page.
CS Professional Registration Cutoff Dates 2023 (June and December)
CS Professional (June 2023)
CS Professional (December 2023)
Last date for CS Professional registration (both modules)
November 30, 2022
May 31, 2023
Last date for CS Professional registration (single modules)
January 31, 2023
CS Professional Eligibility Criteria 2023
Before registering for the CS Professional exam, candidates should refer to the eligibility criteria requirements set of ICSI officially. The only and basic CS Professional eligibility criteria is qualifying the CS Executive exams (both modules) with the minimum passing marks prescribed by ICSI. Presently, to qualify the CS Executive exam candidates need to secure minimum 40% marks in each subject and an aggregate of 50% marks overall.
At the time of registration, candidates have to upload the CS Executive mark sheet/ Statement of Marks for both the modules and proof of passing the exam.
Detailed Procedure for CS Professional Registration 2023
Step 1 - Go to the official website of ICSI - icsi.edu
Step 2 - Click on the link “Online Services” given in the menu bar of the home page
Step 3 - Now click on the option “Student Portal” and log in to your ICSI account. Enter your Username and Password, proceed forward.
Step 4 - Once logged in, select the option Students and click on “My Account”
Step 5 - Now look for the option “Professional Registration” as shown in the given image and fill the application form in online mode.
Step 6 - You will find your details in your account. Now upload the pass mark sheet of both modules of CS Executive exam.
Step 7 - Complete the CS Professional registration fee payment of Rs. 12000. The payment can be done through Credit Card / Debit Card / NetBanking.
Step 8 - Now you are successfully registered for the CS Professional exam. Go to the “Others” option and download Registration Letter / E-Identity Card.
Supply of CS Professional Study Material 2023
Candidates who register through the “Online Services” of ICSI are supplied study materials directly by post. Alternatively, candidates can also download the CS Professional study material from the official website of ICSI which is available in pdf format.
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CS Professional Registration Fee 2023
Fee Payable (Rs)
CS Professional Education Fees
Pre-Exam test fees (Applicable to Executive Programme New Syllabus Students) or students switched over to New Syllabus
Registration Validity of CS Profession Exam
The registration to the regular stage of CS Professional course is valid for a period of five years. After this period, candidates can apply for Registration De Novo by paying an additional fee.
CS Professional Registration De Novo
Candidates who are not able to qualify for all the exams within the five years period are eligible for Registration De Novo. It has to be sought within a maximum period of five years after the expiry of their registration failing which the benefits accrued under the said registration gets cancelled and the candidate has to seek fresh registration and have to start ab initio.
Registration De Novo Fees
Details/Conditions for DeNovo
Fees to be paid in Rs.
Candidates may apply for registration de-novo within two years of the expiry of the former registration
If candidates fail to apply for De Novo within 2 years, then they can still seek registration de-novo within a maximum period of five years from the expiry of former registration.
CS Professional Re-registration
This method is specifically for such candidates who are not able to seek Registration Denovo after passing the CS Executive exam under the various Syllabi introduced by the ICSI from time to time.
Fees to be paid in Rs.
Re-Registration to CS Professional Programme
Note- Registration fee has to be remitted by way of demand draft favouring “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi / Noida.
CS Professional Continuation of Registration - This is for candidates who have passed CS Professional exams, their registrations have expired but are yet to comply with all “Training Requirements” to become entitled to become a Member of ICSI. For continuation of registration, such candidates have to submit Rs. 1000 every year.
CS Professional Post-Registration Fees
Change of Name
Change in Photograph
Change in Signature
Paper-wise Exemption (if any)
1000 per paper
Duplicate Pass Certificate
236 Inclusive of GST@18%
295 Inclusive of GST@18%
Verification of Educational Qualification
590 Inclusive of GST@18%
Concession in CS Professional Registration Fees 2023
% of Concession
Service/ Retired personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces
Physically Handicapped [as defined under Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act]
Wards and widows of martyrs of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces
Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces with permanent disability as a result of participating in act of war and other missions
ICLS Officers and Officials Ministry of Corporate Affairs
100% (only for the first attempt)
CS Professional Exam Form 2023
Once the registration period for a particular session is over, candidates have to fill the CS Professional exam form for that session to appear in the exams. As per the CS Professional exam pattern, there are three modules. Candidates can either fill the exam form for all modules all together or for any single module as per their preference.
Time gap between CS Professional registration and exam form
To appear in all modules of the exam after registration
At least 9 months of gap
To appear in one module of the exam after registration
At least 6 months of gap
ICSI will announce the exam application form cut-off dates for the December session on its official website- icsi.edu.
CS Professional Admit Card 2023
Candidates who will fill the CS Professional exam form successfully within the time duration will be issued the admit card before the exam date. The admit card of CS Professional is an important document that must be carried by candidates during all exam days. Entry without the hard copy of admit card will not be allowed.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CS Professional Registration Dec 2023 - Steps to Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility
Question: Can I change my CS Professional elective subjects after registration also?
Yes, you can change your elective subjects at the time of filling the exam application form.
Question: Which is the last session of examination for appearing in CS Professional exams under the 2012 Old Syllabus?
As per the exam dates, the last session to appear in CS Professional exams for old syllabus was December 2021. From June 2022, candidates have to appear only in New Syllabus.
Question: What is the last date of registration for CS professional June exams?
Candidates can register for the June session exams (single module) till January 31, 2023.
Question: What are the CS professional registration cutoff dates 2023?
For the June session (single module) the last date to register is January 31, 2023 and for all modules was November 30, 2022.
Question: What is the CS Professional exam mode?
As per the paper pattern, the CS professional exam is held in the offline centre based mode.
Question: Is it mandatory for candidates registered under the CS Professional 2017 new syllabus to successfully complete an online pre-exam test to become eligible for appearing in the main examinations?
As per the new guidelines of ICSI, candidates registered under the New Syllabus or those who are switching over from Old Syllabus 2012 to New Syllabus 2017 are required to successfully complete a pre-exam-test become eligible for enrolling in the main CS Professional 2023 examinations.
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Questions related to CS Professional Exam
What is the minimum passing percentage for CS professional exam?
Candidate must secure at one sitting, a minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers and 50% in the aggregate of all the papers put together.
Will there be any negative marking in the CS professional exam?
There will be no negative marking.
How many candidates appear for CS professional exam every year?
Around 60,000 to 1 lakh candidates appear for CS Professional examination.
Is CS Professional exam MCQ based?
No, CS professional exam is not MCQ based. Candidates have to write descriptive answers.
What is the passing percentage in the CS professional exam?
A candidate will be declared to have passed in all modules of the Professional programme examination if he/she secures at one sitting, a minimum of forty percent marks in each of the papers in which he/she is required to appear and fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all the papers put together.