ICSI 2022: Exam Dates (OUT), Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus, Results

Institute of Company Secretaries of India Exam 2021 ( ICSI Exam )

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Registrations: 26 Feb '22 - 25 Mar '22

Shruti Garg

Shruti GargSenior Executive

Updated on Feb 28, 2022 11:40 IST

ICSI CS 2021 December session Professional examination and Executive Porgramme result announced on February 25, 2022. Candidates can now apply for verification of marks and certified answer books till March 18 and March 27 respectively. Candidates will be required to pay the requisite fee for the same for each subject. The examination for the next Executive and Professional programme will begin on June 1. Candidates will be able to register for the Executive and Professional programme from February 26, 2022, onwards. Candidates can also register for CSEET May session 2022 till April 15, 2022. The ICSI CS 2022 CSEET for May session is scheduled for May 7. Candidates must adhere to the prescribed eligibility criteria for successful registration. 

What is ICSI CS Exam?

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, constituted under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980, is a government recognized body that produces Company Secretaries in India.

The course of Company Secretaryship was introduced in 1960 by the Company Law Board. The ICSI was created in 1968 which took over from the Company Law Board to conduct the exam. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) was then converted into a statutory body w.e.f. 1.1.1981 under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.

 The CS certification includes three levels of which one has to appear for three exams:

  • Foundation Programme

  • Executive Programme

  • Professional Programme

Every candidate, who is declared 'pass' in Professional Programme Examination in addition to acquiring practical experience, shall be required to undergo compulsory practical training for four months.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted postgraduate level degree status to ICSI CS programme. According to UGC, students who qualify ICSI CS programme will now be treated equivalent to postgraduate degree holders. The official order by UGC states, "UGC had received requests from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) to consider the qualification awarded to by them that is CS equivalent to post-graduation degree." To consider this, a committee was constituted by UGC. The commission considered the recommendation of the expert committee and resolved that CS will be considered equivalent to PG degrees.

What is CSEET Exam?

CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is the qualifying entrance test for registration to the CS Executive programme. CSEET is conducted for students seeking admission to Company Secretaryship Course. CSEET exam test the aptitude for the Company Secretary profession. Students who have passed 12th (in any stream) will be eligible to appear for CSEET. To be a part of Company Secretary course, every student must go through the CSEET exam.

ICSI CS 2022 Latest Updates

February 27, 2022: Apply for ICSI CS 2021 examination verification of marks

February 25, 2022: ICSI CS result announced for CS Professional Programme

January 4, 2022: ICSI CS Executive, Professional and Foundation programme examination schedule released

ICSI CS Exam Highlights 2022

ICSI Exam Highlights

Exam Name

ICSI Exam 

Conducting Body

Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Exam Frequency

twice a year

Exam Mode

Online and offline

Exam Duration

150 minutes

Language

English

Exam Purpose

Training and Certifying Company Secretaries in India

Course Offered

CS

No. of Test Cities

58 cities in India

Exam Helpdesk No.

0120-6204999, 3314111

Exam Website

www.icsi.edu

ICSI CS Admit Card

ICSI releases the admit card for ICSI CS examination online. Only registered candidates are able to download the ICSI CS admit card. Candidates will be required to enter the login credentials to download the admit card. The ICSI CS admit card is an important document that has to be carried on the day of the examination. Download the admit card for CSEET and Foundation programme now.

ICSI CS Exam Pattern

Candidates planning to appear for the ICSI CS course must go through the exam pattern highlights as mentioned below for each level. 

Features Details
Conducting body The Institute of Company Secreatries of India
Number of Subjects/Papers

CSEET

  • 4 subjects

Executive Programme

  • Module 1- 4 papers
  • Module 2- 4 papers

Professional Programme

  • Module 1- 3 papers
  • Module 2- 3 papers
  • Module 3- 3 papers

 

Total number of questions

CSEET- 120 MCQs

CS Executive- 100 questions/paper

CS Professional- 50 questions/paper

Maximum marks

CSEET- 170 marks

Negative Marking

CSEET- No

CS Executive- Yes

CS Professional- No

Read more: ICSI CS exam pattern

ICSI CS Course Important Dates

Candidates desiring to take CS course or executive/professional course examination must check the updated dates for ICSI CS for each level below:

ICSI CS Cutoff Dates for 2022

Particulars of Cut-off Dates

Scheduled Cut-off Date

Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional
Programme (for appearing in any one module in June 2022 Examination)

31-Jan-2022

Declaration of Results of December 2021 Examination(Executive and
Professional)

25-Feb-2022

Last Date for submission of Enrolment/Examination Application- Without Late Fee (June Session)

25-Mar-2022

Last Date for submission of Enrolment/Examination Application- With Late Fee (June Session)

09-Apr-2022

Applying for Paper-wise Exemption on the basis of qualification for June 2022 Examination.

09-Apr-2022

Applying for Registration De Novo (for June 2022 Examination)

09-Apr-2022

Last Date of Change of Centre/Medium/Module (June Session)

01-May-2022

Last Date for Cancellation of Exemption (June Session)

01-May-2022

Last Date for Re-submitting the Call-For Documents for Granting Exemption on the Basis of Higher
Qualification (June Session)

01-May-2022

Acceptance of Applications of CSEET Registration for May 2022 Exam

16-Dec-2021 to 15-Apr-2022

Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing
in All modules in December 2022 Examination)

31-May-2022

Acceptance of Applications of CSEET Registration for July 2022 Exam

16-Apr-2022 to 15-Jun-2022

Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme (for appearing
in Any one module in December 2022 Examination)

31-Jul-2022

Declaration of Results of June 2022 Examination(Executive & Professional Programme) 

25-Aug-2022

Last Date for submission of Enrolment/Examination Application- Without Late Fee (December
Session)

25-Sep-2022

Last Date for submission of Enrolment/Examination Application- With Late Fee (December
Session)

10-Oct-2022

Applying for Paper-wise Exemption on the basis of qualification for December 2022 Examination.

10-Oct-2022

Applying for Registration De Novo (for December 2022 Examination)

10-Oct-2022

Acceptance of Applications of CSEET Registration for November 2022 Exam

16-Jun-2022 to 15-Oct-2022

Last Date of Change of Centre/Medium/Module (December Session)

20-Nov-2022

Last Date for Cancellation of Exemption (December Session)

20-Nov-2022

Last Date for Re-submitting the Call-For Documents for Granting Exemption on the Basis of Higher
Qualification (December Session)

20-Nov-2022

Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/Professional Programme (for appearing in
All modules in June 2023 Examination )

3-Nov-2022

Acceptance of Applications of CSEET Registration for January 2023 Exam

16-Oct-2022 to 15-Dec-2022

Exam Schedule for ICSI CSEET 2022

Events Dates (January Session) Dates (May Session)
CSEET 2022 Registration Opens  18-Oct-2022 17-Dec-2022
Last date of CSEET registration 15-Dec-2022 15-Apr-2022
CSEET admit card 2022 29-Dec-2022 To be announced
CSEET Examination 2022

08-Jan-2022 (Remote proctored mode)

10-Jan-2022

07-May-2022

Exam Schedule for ICSI CS June Session 2022

Exam Dates 

Executive Programme  

Professional Programme 

01-Jun-2022 

Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws (Module-I) 

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

02-Jun-2022 

Securities Laws and Capital Markets (Module-II) 

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

03-Jun-2022 

Company Law (Module-I) 

Corporate Funding and Listings in Stock Exchanges (Module – III) 

04-Jun-2022 

Economic, Business and Commercial Laws (Module-II) 

Advanced Tax Laws (Module – I) 

05-Jun-2022 

 No Examination

 No Examination

06-Jun-2022 

Setting up of Business Entities and Closure (Module-I) 

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

07-Jun-2022 

Corporate and Management Accounting (Module-II) (OMR Based) 

Multidisciplinary Case Studies  (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.] 

08-Jun-2022 

Tax Laws (Module-I) (OMR Based) 

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (Module – I) 

09-Jun-2022 

Financial and Strategic Management (Module-II) (OMR Based) 

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, non– Compliances and Remedies (Module – II) 

10-Jun-2022 

No Examination 

Elective 1 out of 8 subjects (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.] 

Exam Schedule for ICSI CS Foundation Programme June Session 2022

Candidates can check below the exam schedule for ICSI CS June session. 

Day and Date of Examination Subjects Batch Number Examination Timing
15-Jun-2022

Paper 1

 


Paper 2

Business Environment and
Law

And
Business Management,
Ethics and Entrepreneurship

I 9.30 A.M. 11.00 A.M
II 4.00 P.M. 5.30 P.M.
16-Jun-2022

Paper -3

 

Paper -4

 

Business Economics 

And

Fundamentals of Accounting and Auditing

I 9.30 A.M 11.00 A.M.
II 4.00 P.M. 5.30 P.M

ICSI Application Form

CSEET Application Form 2022

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has begun the registration for CSEET 2022 May session. Candidates desiring to be a part of CS course must register for the CSEET exam May session. The CSEET 2022 application form is available in online mode only. Candidates must fill the online application form for May session on or before April 15, 2022. 

CS Executive Application Form 2022

The registration for CS Executive programme began on November 30, 2021, for June session 2022 (both modules). ICSI CS Executive programme registration is open throughout the year for the exam conducted in June and December.

CS Professional Application Form 2022

The CS Professional programme application form is available till January 31 for June 2022 examination. The application form of CS Professional programme is also open through out the year.

Read more: ICSI CS Application Form

ICSI Eligibility Criteria 2022

Steps to become CS

Executive Programme Eligibility

  • Now CSEET will be a mandatory qualifying test for all categories of students for registration to the Executive Programme except a few exempted categories. 
  • The candidate's age must not be less than 17 years on the date of application
  • To be eligible for CSEET, candidates must have completed Class 12 
  • Graduate/Post Graduate candidates who were eligible to seek registration directly to the Executive Programme will also have to qualify CSEET to become eligible for registration to Executive Programme. 

The following categories of students are exempted from qualifying CSEET and can seek registration directly to the Executive Programme: 

CS Foundation Programme passed students Exemption Fee: Nil 
ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) final course passed students Exemption Fee: Rs 5000
ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) final course
passed students
Exemption Fee: Rs 5000

Qualifying Cut off 

Candidates need to secure an aggregate of 50% and a minimum of 40% in each subject in CSEET. 

Professional Programme

Professional Programme is the final level in Company Secretaryship. Candidates who have cleared their Foundation and Executive Programmes are eligible to undertake Professional Programme.

Eligibility:

The candidate is supposed to register for the Professional Programme nine months prior to the month in which the examination commences to be able to be admitted to the programme.

A candidate registered six months prior to the examination month may be allowed to appear in any one or two module(s) of the Professional Programme.

The candidate must have undergone postal or oral tuition for the modules in which he/she intends to appear in the examination.

Here’s an overview:

Candidate enrolled in Eligible to appear in

June/July/August

All modules of Professional Programmes Examination to be held in June next year.

September/October/November

Anyone or two modules of Professional Programme Examination to be held in June next year.

December/January/February

All modules of Professional Programme Examination to be held in December.

March/April/May

Anyone or two modules of Professional Programme Examination to be held in December.

Qualifying cutoff:    
For all Modules:

  • A candidate will be declared passed if he/she secures in one sitting a minimum of 40 per cent in each of the papers and 40 per cent in aggregate of all the papers.
  • A candidate will be declared passed is he/she has passed any one or more modules of Professional examination under old syllabus and secures in one sitting at least 40% marks in each of the remaining papers and 50% marks in aggregate.

For one Module:

  • The candidate is required to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each of the papers and 50% per cent marks in aggregate, which will be declared ‘pass’ in the Professional Programme.
  • If a candidate who has failed in one subject, but got a minimum of 60% of the total marks of the remaining subjects of the module, shall be declared ‘pass’ if he/she secures a minimum of 50% interest. 

ICSI CS Admission Process

ICSI CS admission process

Read more: ICSI CS Exam Centres

ICSI CS Syllabus

  • The syllabus for each level of ICSI CS course is prescribed differently. CSEET is the entrance exam which is conducted for a duration of 120 minutes. The syllabus for CSEET has been prescribed by the authorities The syllabus oF CSEET is divided into four subjects viz., Business Communication, Legal Aptitude and LOgical Resoning, Economic and Business Environment and Current Affairs. 
  • The ICSI releases the syllabus for ICSI CS Executive programme. As per the ICSI CS executive programme syllabus, candidates will have to prepare for 2 modules. Each module consists of four papers. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for ICSI CS executive programme here. 
  • The syllabus for ICSI CS professional programme is also divided into 3 modules and each module consists of three papers. Candidates can appear for the modules as per their preference. 

Read more: ICSI CS Syllabus

ICSI CS Result 

The ICSI announces the result for ICSI CS exam online. Registered candidates are required to enter the registration id and roll number to download the result/scorecard. The result of ICSI CS mentions the candidates personal details and marks obtained in each subject.

Fee Structure:

CS Executive Programme

The revised fee structure for registration to Executive Programme is given below: 

Details  CSEET Passed  CS Foundation passed ICAI final passed ICMAI Final passed
Registration Fee  Rs 2000 Rs 2000 Rs 2000 Rs 2000
Education Fee  Rs 6500 Rs 6500 Rs 6500 Rs 6500
CSEET Exemption Fee  Nil  Nil Rs 5000  Rs 5000
Pre-Exam Test Fee Rs 1000  Rs 1000  Rs 1000  Rs 1000 
One Day Orientation Prog. Fee Rs 600 Rs 600 Rs 600 Rs 600
Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for one year Rs 500 Rs 500 Rs 500 Rs 500
Total  Rs 10600 Rs 10600 Rs 10600 Rs 10600

CS Professional Programme 

Course fee:

CS Professional Programme

Rs 12000

Examination fee:

Professional Programme

Rs 1200 per module

Late fee is Rs 250.

Fee concession:

Candidates of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes categories are required to pay half the amount of the total application fee.

Only Registration/ Admission Fee will be charged from physically handicapped students. They will have to pay only 25% of the examination fee charged from General category candidates.

Compulsory Practical Training:

Every candidate who will be declared ‘pass’ in Professional Programme Examination in addition to acquiring practical experience, shall be required to undergo compulsory practical training for four months.

ICSI CS Mock Test 2022

ICSI conducts the mock test to make candidates familiar with the mode of the examination. Authorities conduct the mock test to make candidates familiar with the exam pattern. Mock test will also provide candidates with the tutorial for remote proctored examination to eradicate any hassle on the day of the examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the registrations for CSEET begin?

A. CSEET 2022 registration for January and May sessions has begin. Candidates can now register for May session till April 15, 2022. 

Q. What are the levels to become CS?

A. To become CS candidates must appear for the following levels:
  1. Appear for CSEET exam
  2. Executive programme
  3. Professional programme

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for CSEET?

A. To appear for CSEET candidates must
  • not be less than 17 years on the date of application
  • have completed Class 12 
  • Graduate/Post Graduate candidates who were eligible to seek registration directly to the Executive Programme will also have to qualify CSEET to become eligible for registration to Executive Programme. 

Q. What is the qualifying marks for CSEET?

A. To qualify CSEET candidates must have scored minimum 40% in each subject and 50% in aggregate.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for Professional programme?

A.The candidate is supposed to register for the Professional Programme nine months prior to the month in which the examination commences to be able to be admitted to the programme. A candidate registered six months prior to the examination month may be allowed to appear in any one or two module(s) of the Professional Programme. The candidate must have undergone postal or oral tuition for the modules in which he/she intends to appear in the examination.

Q. How many times is CSEET conducted in a year?

A. CSEET is conducted thrice in a year. Candidates can appear for the session as per their preference.

Q. What are the exam dates for Executive and Professional Programmes?

A. ICSI CS Executive and Professional programme for the June session will commence from June 1, 2022.

Q. When will the registration for Executive, Professional and Foundation programmes begin?

A. The registration dates for Executive, Professional and Foundation programmes will be notified soon.

Q. Does authorities prescribe the syllabus for CSEET?

A. Yes, authorities prescribe the syllabus for CSEET. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of CSEET here. 

Q. What is the mock test date for CSEET?

A. CSEET 2022 mock test for the January session is scheduled to be held on January 4. 

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