ICSI Exam 2019
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ICSI Exam 2019- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts the ICSI CS Exam twice a year, in June and December. The exam is conducted for aspirants who are registered with ICSI into various programmes, i.e. Foundation, Executive or Professional programme. Registration is the first step for eligible candidates who wish to pursue Company Secretaryship being followed by filling the CS 2019 exam form in online mode. It may be noted that one has to compulsorily spend the specified study period before appearing in the ICSI exams. Candidates have to carry some documents mandatorily along with the ICSI exam admit card while appearing for ICSI exams December 2019. The ICSI 2019 exam results are announced in online mode on the date as specified officially. Thus, one may have a look at all the aspects related with ICSI exam 2019 like exam dates, exam pattern, etc. as dealt with in the article below and proceed accordingly.

What is ICSI Exam?

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) conducts examinations for aspirants who wish to pursue the course of Company Secretaryship. Candidates have to register with the Institute and appear in a series of examinations and a practical training as well in order to earn the tag of CS. The first level is CS Foundation where there are 4 papers, followed by CS Executive having 2 modules with 4 papers in each. Having passed in both the modules, candidates can enroll into Professional program. Here, one has to pass in three modules (9 papers). Completion of practical training leads to eligibility to apply for ICSI membership.

ICSI Exam Overview

Name of the Examination

ICSI Exams (CS Foundation, Executive and Professional)

Conducting Body

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Level of Exam

National

Medium of ICSI Exam

Hindi and English

Mode of Exam

Online and Offline

Frequency of Exam

Twice a year (June and December)

Type of Questions

Objective and Descriptive


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ICSI Exam Important Dates for December 2019 Session


ICSI Exam Events

Dates

Last date of CS Foundation Registration for December 2019

March 31, 2019

Last date of registration for CS Executive/ CS Professional for December 2019

February 28, 2019

Last date of ICSI Registration for CS Executive/ Professional

May 31, 2019

Last date to fill ICSI Exam Form for December 2019

September 25, 2019

Last date of filling ICSI CS Exam Form with late fee

October 10, 2019



ICSI Exam Dates December 2019

CS Subjects

ICSI Exam Dates

CS Foundation

Paper 1- Business Environment and Law

December 28, 2019

Paper 2- Business Management, Ethics and Entrepreneurship

December 28, 2019

Paper 3- Business Economics

December 29, 2019

Paper 4- Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

December 29, 2019

CS Executive (Old Syllabus)

Cost and Management Accounting

December 20

Industrial, Labour and General Laws

December 21, 2019

Tax Laws and Practice

December 23, 2019

Company Accounts and Auditing Practices

December 24, 2019

Setting up of Business Entities and Closure

December 26, 2019

Capital Markets and Securities Laws

December 27, 2019

Economic and Commercial Laws

December 28, 2019

CS Executive (New Syllabus)

Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws

December 20, 2019

Security Laws and Capital Markets

December 21, 2019

Company Law

December 23, 2019

Economic, Business and Commercial Laws

December 24, 2019

Corporate & Management Accounting

December 26, 2019

Corporate and Management Accounting

December 27, 2019

Tax Laws

December 28, 2019

Financial and Strategic Management

December 29, 2019

CS Professional (Old Syllabus)

Advanced Company Law and Practice

December 20, 2019

Information Technology and Systems Audit

December 21, 2019

Advanced Tax Laws and Practice

December 23, 2019

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

December 24, 2019

Financial, Treasury and Forex Management

December 26, 2019

Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

December 27, 2019

Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency

December 28, 2019

Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

December 29, 2019

Elective Paper

December 30, 2019

CS Professional (New Syllabus)

Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics

December 20, 2019

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

December 21, 2019

Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchanges

December 23, 2019

Advanced Tax Laws

December 24, 2019

Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding – up

December 26, 2019

Multidisciplinary Case Studies

December 27, 2019

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

December 28, 2019

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non– Compliances and Remedies

December 29, 2019

Elective Paper

December 30, 2019


ICSI Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019

There is a specific eligibility criteria for ICSI exams 2019, which the candidates have to assure before registration or before appearing in the ICSI exam. The authorities have reiterated different eligibility for all three ICSI CS programmes. Thus, candidates may refer to the tables below for a clearer picture on whether they’re eligible to register and appear for the ICSI exams 2019.

CS Foundation Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or University.

Course Registration

Candidates must have registered before March 31, 2019 to attempt the CS Foundation

Provisional Registration

Candidates can register as soon as they receive their admit cards of class 12 examination and also while they wait for the results. Proof of passing the examination must be provided to ICSI before six months of provisional registration.

Age bar

There is no limit on the basis of age and marks secured in class 12 board exams


CS Executive Eligibility Criteria

Educational qualification

Graduates from a recognized university (from any stream except Fine Arts)

Registration

Registered as students up to and including the month of February 2019 are eligible to appear in both modules of the Executive Programme examination to be held in December in the same year. However, a candidate registered up to and including the month of May 2019 will be eligible for appearing in any one module in the December examination.

Study Period

Candidates must have undergone a course of postal or oral tuition for the module(s) they intend to appear for in the CS Executive examination.

Induction programme

Must have successfully completed Student Induction Programme (SIP).

Computer Training

Must have successfully completed computer training programme as may be specified from time to time by the Council.

For students through Foundation programme

Must have passed the ICSI CPT or Foundation examination.


CS Professional Eligibility Criteria

Examination

Must have passed the CS Executive examination with at least 40% of the total marks section-wise and 50% overall.

Registration

Must have registered before February 28 for appearing in all modules

Must have registered before May 31 for appearing in any one of the modules


ICSI CS Exam Registration 2019

In order to pursue the course of Company Secretaryship, aspirants have to register with the Institute. A candidate has to provide requisite information and supporting documents as required while registering with ICSI. The process of registration is open all year, but there is a cutoff date for each session before which, one should have registered with ICSI. Candidates should have done CS Foundation registration at least before March 31, 2019 for appearing in ICSI Exams December 2019. It may be noted that only eligible candidates who duly register with ICSI are able to fill the ICSI exam form and appear in ICSI exams.

Those candidates who have qualified the CS Foundation exams, or is a graduate, etc. and is eligible for direct entry into CS Executive has to proceed with CS Executive registration. Candidates had to register into CS Executive course before February 28, 2019 for appearing in all modules. For those who wished to appear in any one of the modules could register before May 31, 2019.

Those who have qualified in both the modules of CS Executive are eligible for CS Professional registration. Candidates The cutoff dates for registration are the same as that of Executive, i.e. March 31 for all modules and May 31 for any one of the modules.


ICSI Exam Form 2019

The CS exam forms are released for a session within a few days of declaration of ICSI Result for the session that precedes. Freshly registered candidates had to fill the CS Foundation exam form online before September 25 without late fee and before October 10 with late fee for December 2019 session. It may be noted that the dates are fixed and apply for CS Executive exam form as well as that of CS Professional exam form respectively. Candidates have to pay the requisite fee as well while filling the ICSI exam form, which is different with and without late fee, as shown below:


ICSI CS Examination Fee

Module appearing for

CS Exam Fee Without late fee

CS Exam Fee (With late fee)

CS Foundation

Rs 1200

Rs 1450

CS Executive Module 1

Rs 1200

Rs 1450

CS Executive Module 2

Rs 1200

Rs 1450

Both Modules of CS Executive

Rs 2400

Rs 2650

CS Professional Module 1

Rs 1200

Rs 1250

CS Professional Module 2

Rs 1200

Rs 1250

CS Professional Module 3

Rs 1200

Rs 1250

All Modules of CS Professional

Rs 3600

Rs 3850

ICSI Exam Admit Card 2019

The concerned authorities are expected to release the CS admit cards in online mode. Candidates have to download the same from the official website for all the programmes. The CS Foundation admit card contains candidate details, subject papers and their corresponding exam dates, etc. Candidates need to follow a series of steps as provided below:

  • Visit the official website of ICSI at icsi.indiaeducation.net for downloading the CS admit card.

  • Enter your unique, 17 digit registration number and click on ‘Get Admit Card’.

  • The ICSI exam admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download the admit card and print out at least two copies for future reference.

  • In case of any discrepancies, candidates can contact the Institute- 0120- 3314111, 0120-6204999.


The CS Executive admit card contains whether the candidate is appearing for any one of the modules or both of them. Similarly, CS Professional admit card contains about all or any one of the three modules.


What to Carry on ICSI CS Exam Day?

Candidates who have registered with the Institute and have filled the ICSI Exam form have to download the CS admit cards timely. One has to carry the following documents while heading towards the examination hall for appearing in the ICSI CS exam December 2019:

  • ICSI CS exam admit card

  • Student identity card (as issued by ICSI)

  • One government issued identity proof.

ICSI Exam Centres 2019

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India conducts the ICSI exams throughout India at various examination cities. Candidates have to select the same


ICSI Exam Cities

EAST Zone

BHUBANESWAR

DHANBAD

GUWAHATI

HOOGHLY

HOWRAH

IMPHAL

JAMSHEDPUR

KOLKATA (N)

PATNA

RANCHI

ROURKELA

SAMBALPUR

SILIGURI

KOLKATA (S)

ASANSOL

DURGAPUR

NORTH Zone

AGRA

AJMER

ALIGARH

ALLAHABAD

ALWAR

AMRITSAR

AMBALA

BAREILLY

BEAWAR

BHILWARA

BIKANER

CHANDIGARH

CHITTORGARH

DEHRADUN

DELHI (E)

DELHI (N)

DELHI (S)

DELHI (W)

FARIDABAD

GHAZIABAD

GORAKHPUR

GURGAON

HISSAR

JAIPUR

JALANDHAR

JAMMU

JHANSI

JHUNJHUNU

JODHPUR

KANPUR

KOTA

LUCKNOW

LUDHIANA

MEERUT

MORADABAD

MUZAFFARNAGAR

NOIDA

PANIPAT

PATIALA

REWARI

SHIMLA

SIKAR

SONEPAT

SRINAGAR

UDAIPUR

VARANASI

YAMUNA NAGAR

MATHURA

ROHTAK


SOUTH Zone

BANGALORE

BELGAUM

CALICUT

CHENNAI

COIMBATORE

ERNAKULAM

GUNTUR-AMARAVATI

HUBLI-DHARWAD

HYDERABAD

KOTTAYAM

MADURAI

MANGALORE

MYSORE

PALAKKAD

PUDUCHERRY

SALEM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

THRISSUR

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

VIJAYAWADA

VISAKHAPATNAM

PORT BLAIR

TUMKUR


WEST Zone

AHMEDABAD

AHMEDNAGAR

AKOLA

AMRAVATI

AURANGABAD

BHAYANDER

BHILAI

BHOPAL

BILASPUR

GANDHIDHAM

GANDHINAGAR

GWALIOR

INDORE

JABALPUR

JALGAON

JAMNAGAR

KOLHAPUR

MUMBAI ZONE-I

MUMBAI ZONE-II

MUMBAI ZONE-III

MUMBAI ZONE-IV

MUMBAI ZONE-V

MUMBAI ZONE-VI

NAGPUR

NASHIK

NAVI MUMBAI

PANAJI

PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD

PUNE ZONE-I

PUNE ZONE-II

PUNE ZONE-III

PUNE ZONE-IV

RAIPUR

RAJKOT

SAGAR

SATARA

SOLAPUR

SURAT

THANE ZONE-I

THANE ZONE-II

THANE ZONE-III

UJJAIN

VADODARA

VAPI

LATUR

NANDED

SURENDRANAGAR


Overseas Centre

DUBAI


ICSI Exam Pattern 2019

There is a specified CS exam pattern, which the candidates should take note of while preparing for the ICSI exams. It provides for the mode in which exam will be conducted, the marks carried by each paper, distribution of total number of papers into modules, etc. The tables below provide for ICSI exam pattern for all three CS programmes.

CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2019

Exam medium

English and Hindi (English is compulsory for Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers)

Mode of conduction

Computer-based

Nature of questions

Multiple choice questions

Number of questions

50 per paper

Number of papers

4

Marking scheme

2 marks for every correct answer

No negative marking


CS Executive Exam Pattern 2019

Mode of Exam

Offline

Medium of Exam

English and Hindi (English is compulsory for Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers)

Number of Papers

8

Number of Modules

2 Modules

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Number of Questions

50 per paper

Type of Questions

Subjective ((i) Cost and Management Accounting; (ii) Tax Laws and

Practice; and (iii) Industrial, Labour and General Laws from the old syllabus will be conducted in OMR Mode)

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking


CS Professional Exam Pattern 2019

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 Modules

3 Modules

Number of Papers

9

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Marking Scheme

2 marks for each correct answer

No negative marking


ICSI Exam Syllabus 2019

ICSI has provided the syllabus of all programmes of Company Secretaryship There is a totally descriptive CS Foundation syllabus that explains about all the topics and sub-topics to be referred by aspirants while preparing for the ICSI exams December 2019. The topics covered under both the modules of CS Executive syllabus are also provided by officials. As there are 8 subjects distributed into two modules of CS Executive, candidates have to follow the subject topics accordingly. Next comes the CS Professional syllabus which has 9 papers (8 compulsory and 1 elective paper). There are 3 papers in each module of CS Professional wherein candidates have the option to appear in one module at a time or all modules in one go, as the case may be. Thus, the topics are to be referred and prepared accordingly.

ICSI Result 2019

The authorities are expected to announce the ICSI result on February 25, 2019 in online mode. Candidates need to have their ICSI exam roll number and the 17 digit registration number handy in order to access the result. The CS Foundation result contains the marks obtained in each subject and the status of having passed or not passed the ICSI exam December 2019. The CS Executive result is also announced in online mode and the result page reflects marks obtained in all subjects, module-wise score (if appeared in individual module or both modules). As there are three modules in the next level, the CS Professional result contains score obtained in the subjects and modules, if appeared for them all or one at a time, as the case may be. The authorities also share merit list and list of top three rank holders for all programmes on the official website. The steps to be followed by candidates in order to access the ICSI result are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of the ICSI at www.icsi.edu and go to the Student Examination portal.

  • Click on ‘CS (Specific Programme) Result 2019’ and chose the old or new syllabus option (for CS Executive and CS Professional).

  • Enter your roll number and registration number.

  • Now click on ‘Submit’.

  • E-marksheet will be shown. The candidate should download and take a print of the same for future reference.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ICSI Exam 2019

Question: Q: How much time does it take to complete Company Secretaryship?

Answer:

Ans: There is no fixed time to complete the course as a candidate has to go through a series of tough examinations and practical training as well. However, it takes almost 4-5 years for a candidate who clears all exams in one go and continues with practical training as well.

Question: Q: Who is eligible for ICSI CS Exam?

Answer:

Ans: There are two routes for CS, through Foundation for 10+2 pass outs. Those who want to go into direct entry into CS Executive have to be graduates/ postgraduates.

Question: Q: Is a Science stream student eligible for ICSI exams?

Answer:

Ans: Yes, a candidate is not specified to have been a commerce student at school level or during graduation. It's just that a commerce student will have advantage of background over any other student. 

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