CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course

CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course

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About the CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course

CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course (New Syllabus- 2022)

The CS Executive course trains students to handle a firm's legal aspects, including tax returns and record keeping. The Company Secretary is directly involved in a company’s strategy, decision-making, and ensuring all the activities comply with legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements. 

This CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course follows the ICSI CS exam pattern prescribed by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The institute conducts the CS program at three levels. On completion of all these three levels, candidates are issued certificates to practice Company Secretaryship as a profession and enhance their career scope.

The CS Programme offered by the ICSI includes three levels:

  • Foundation Programme (Now replaced with CS Executive Entrance Test  or CSEET)
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme

Who Should Attend?

You will be eligible to appear in the CS Executive Exam  Preparatory Course, only if you meet all the criteria given below:

  • Candidates must be more than 17 years of age to register for the CS Executive course.
  • Applicants must have passed either the ICSI-conducted CSEET test or the CS Foundation level.
  • Candidates who pass the CSEET exam must receive at least 40% on each paper. For all papers, the overall average score should be 50%. Applicants who meet these requirements are deemed to have "Passed" the ICSI CSEET exam.
  • Applicants who choose the direct entry admission option are exempt from taking the CS Foundation or CSEET test. Such Candidates must be graduates or postgraduates.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed ICMAI or ICAI's final level are also eligible to directly register for the CS Executive program.

Exemptions for appearing in CS Foundation/ CSEET exam-

The following candidates can also register for the CS Executive exam without appearing in the CS Foundation/ CSEET exam

  • Candidates who have completed graduation/post-graduation in any stream except fine arts
  • Candidates who have qualified CA Final examination or CMA Final examination or exam of any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized as equivalent thereto by the Council
  • Candidates who have a degree in Corporate Secretaryship or Commerce

CS Executive Exemptions Based on Higher Qualifications

The exemptions on CS Executive Programme under Syllabus 2022 have been mentioned in the table below:


Basis of Exemption Qualification

Exemption in the paper (s) covered under Executive Programme

Passed LL.B. (Three Years Degree Course / or Five Years integrated Law Course) from a recognized University/Institute either constituted under an Act of Parliament or approved by AICTE/AIU and having secured 50% or more marks in the aggregate. (Qualification Code : 47)

Group - I

Paper-1:Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws

(Paper Code – 521)

Final Pass Students of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India

(Qualification Code: 44)

Group - I

Paper 4: Corporate Accounting and Financial Management (Paper Code – 524)

Group - II

Paper 7: Tax Laws & Practice (Paper Code – 527)


CS Executive Passing Criteria

To qualify for the CS Executive exam, candidates should pass both modules with a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers. Candidates who will secure marks as per the official passing criteria will only be treated as “Pass” for the next level - the CS Professional exam.

Professional area of CS

A Company Secretary being multidisciplinary professional renders services in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance and Secretarial Services
  • Corporate Laws Advisory and Representation Services
  • Financial Market Services
  • Management Services

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CS Executive Exam Highlights

Pre-Examination Requirement: Students registered under the Executive program under ICSI Syllabus 2022 shall have to successfully complete a Pre-Examination Test to become eligible to enroll and appear in the CS Executive Examinations. 

Effective Date of ICSI Syllabus 2022 for Executive Programme: Start date of Registration under ICSI Syllabus 2022: February 01, 2023, First Examination under ICSI Syllabus 2022: December 2023. 

Last attempt for appearing under ICSI Syllabus 2017: CS Executive's last exam under the old syllabus-2017 is to be held in June 2024.


* CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 is applicable from Dec 2023 Exams. From Dec 2024 all ICSI Executive Programme exams shall be held in New Syllabus only.

* ICSI Syllabus 2022 aims to inculcate principles, laws, and interpretation at the Executive Level, in this regard, the grouping of Papers under Group 1 of the Executive Programme has been done keeping in view the critical aspects of ‘Ease of Learning’; ‘Balancing of Theoretical / Legal and Practical Papers’ and ‘Strengthening of fundamental concepts having relevance in the Papers covered under subsequent Group 2. In light of these facts, the students are advised to give priority to Group 1 while appearing in Executive Programme Examination.

Exam Name

CS Executive (ICSI Exam)

Conducting Body


Exam Level

National Level Entrance Exam

Exam Frequency

Twice a year (Once in May/June and then in November/December)

Exam Mode


Exam Medium

English / Hindi

Type of Questions

Combination of both 20% case case-based objective type questions and 80% descriptive questions at all papers at Executive Programme except Paper No. 4 i.e. Corporate Accounting and Financial Management which is 100% descriptive. 

Marks   100 Marks for each Exam Paper
Duration 3 Hours (each paper)
Exam Purpose To produce Certified Company Secretaries in India. Candidates who will secure marks as per the official passing criteria will only be treated as “Pass” for the next level - CS Professional Exam

How to Apply for Switchover?

Step 1- Visit the link provided- icsi.edu

Step 2- Now click on the ‘online services’ tab

Step 3- Now click on “New Foundation Student Login/Executive Student Login and enter the login credentials

Step 4- Now click on Module>Switch over>Apply for switchover

Step 5- The student request screen will appear

Step 6- Enter the details prescribed

Step 7- Confirm the details entered

Note- Candidates will not be required to pay any fee for the switchover.


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Curriculum For CS Executive Exam Preparatory Course

  • GROUP 1: Paper 1: Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    1. Sources of Law
    2. Constitution of India
    3. Interpretation of Statutes
    4. Administrative Laws
    5. Law of Torts
    6. Law relating to Civil Procedure
    7. Laws relating to Crime and its Procedure
    8. Law relating to Evidence
    9. Law relating to Specific Relief
    10. Law relating to Limitation
    11. Law relating to Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation
    12. Indian Stamp Law
    13. Law relating to the Registration of Documents
    14. Right to Information Law
    15. Law relating to Information Technology
    16. Contract Law
    17. Law relating to Sale of Goods
    18. Law relating to Negotiable Instruments
  • GROUP 1: Paper 2: Company Law and Practice

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    Part I: Company Law - Principles & Concepts (60 Marks)

    1. Introduction to Company Law
    2. Legal Status and Types of Registered Companies
    3. Memorandum and Articles of Associations and its Alteration
    4. Share and Share Capital - Concepts
    5. Members and Shareholders
    6. Debt Instruments - Concepts
    7. Charges
    8. Distribution of Profits
    9. Accounts and Auditors
    10. Compromise, Arrangement, and Amalgamations - Concepts
    11. Dormant Company
    12. Inspection, Inquiry, and Investigation

    PART II: Company Administration and Meetings (40 Marks)

    1. General Meetings
    2. Directors
    3. Board Composition and Powers of the Board
    4. Meetings of the Board and its Committees
    5. Corporate Social Responsibility - Concepts
    6. Annual Report - Concepts
    7. Key Managerial Personnel (KMP’s) and their Remuneration
  • GROUP 1: Paper 3: Setting up of Business, Industrial and Labour Laws

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    PART I: Setting Up of Business (60 Marks)

    1. Selection of Business Organization
    2. Corporate Entities – Companies
    3. Limited Liability Partnership
    4. Startups and its Registration
    5. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
    6. Conversion of Business Entities
    7. Non-Corporate Entities
    8. Financial Services Organization
    9. Business Collaborations
    10. Setting up of Branch Office/ Liaison Office/ Wholly Owned Subsidiary by Foreign Company
    11. Setting up of Business outside India and Issue Relating thereto
    12. Identifying laws applicable to various Industries and their initial compliances
    13. Various Initial Registrations and Licenses

    PART II: Industrial and Labour Laws (40 Marks)

    1. Constitution and Labour Laws
    2. Evaluation of Labour Legislation and need of Labour Code
    3. Law of Welfare & Working Condition
    4. Law of Industrial Relations
    5. Law of Wages
    6. Social Security Legislations
    7. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  • GROUP 1: Paper 4: Corporate Accounting and Financial Management

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    PART I : Corporate Accounting (60 Marks)

    1. Introduction to Accounting
    2. Introduction to Corporate Accounting
    3. Accounting Standards (AS)
    4. Accounting for Share Capital
    5. Accounting for Debentures
    6. Related Aspects of Company Accounts
    7. Consolidation of Accounts
    8. Financial Statement Analysis
    9. Cash Flows
    10. Forecasting Financial Statements

    PART II : Financial Management (40 Marks)

    1. Introduction
    2. Time Value of Money
    3. Capital Budgeting
    4. Cost of Capital
    5. Capital Structure
    6. Dividend Decisions
    7. Working Capital Management
    8. Security Analysis
    9. Operational Approach to Financial Decision
  • GROUP 2: Paper 5: Capital Market and Securities Laws

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    PART I: Capital Market (40 Marks)

    1. Basics of Capital Market
    2. Secondary Market in India
    3. Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
    4. Securities and Exchange Board of India
    5. Laws Governing to Depositories and Depository Participants
    6. Securities Market Intermediaries
    7. International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)

    PART II: Securities Laws (60 Marks)

    1. Issue of Capital & Disclosure Requirements
    2. Issue and Listing of Non-Convertible Securities
    3. Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements
    4. Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers – Concepts
    5. Prohibition of Insider Trading
    6. Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices Relating to Securities Market
    7. Delisting and Buyback of Securities - Concepts:
    8. Mutual Funds
    9. Collective Investment Schemes
  • GROUP 2: Paper 6: Economic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Laws

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    PART I: Economic & Commercial Laws (60 Marks)

    1. Law relating to Foreign Exchange Management
    2. Foreign Direct Investments – Regulations & Policy
    3. Overseas Direct Investment
    4. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
    5. Foreign Trade Policy & Procedure
    6. Law relating to Special Economic Zones
    7. Law relating to Foreign Contribution Regulation
    8. Prevention of Money Laundering
    9. Law relating to Fugitive Economic Offenders
    10. Law relating to Benami Transactions & Prohibition
    11. Competition Law
    12. Law relating to Consumer Protection
    13. Legal Metrology
    14. Real Estate Regulation and Development Law

    PART II: Intellectual Property Laws (40 Marks)

    1. Intellectual Property Rights
    2. Law relating to Patents
    3. Law relating to Trade Marks
    4. Law relating to Copyright
    5. Law relating to Geographical Indications of Goods
    6. Law relating to Designs
  • GROUP 2: Paper 7: Tax Laws and Practice

    This paper Includes all the topics mentioned below in detail

    PART I:  Direct Tax (60 Marks)

    1. Direct Taxes – At a Glance
    2. Basic Concept of Income Tax
    3. Incomes which do not form part of Total Income
    4. Income under the head Salary
    5. Income under the head House Property
    6. Profits and Gains from Business and Profession
    7. Capital Gains
    8. Income from Other Sources
    9. Clubbing provisions and Set off and / or Carry forward of Losses
    10. Deductions
    11. Computation of Total Income and Tax Liability of various Entities
    12. Classification and Tax incidence on Companies
    13. Procedural Compliance

    PART II:  Indirect Tax (GST and Customs) (40 Marks)

    1. Concept of Indirect Taxes at a Glance
    2. Basics of Goods and Services Tax ‘GST’
    3. Levy and Collection of GST
    4. Time, Value & Place of Supply
    5. Input Tax Credit & Computation of GST Liability
    6. Procedural Compliance under GST
    7. Overview of Customs Act

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