CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020| All Three Stages

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) conducts the Company Secretary examination in three stages every year. There are three stages to clear CS courses which include Foundation, Professional, and Executive.

It is very important to clear foundation and professional stages, in order to become a CS. Before beginning preparation for the CS exam, it is essential to know about the detailed syllabus and exam pattern.

Here in this blog, we have provided the detailed Company Secretary Syllabus and Exam Pattern for 2020. Go through the blog completely to know more in detail about syllabus and exam pattern of all three stages

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020 for all three stages

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) conducts the CS Foundation, Executive & Professional examination in the month of June and December. The CS Foundation June 2020 exam is not accomplished. The dates for the June and  December exam are available now.

CS Exam 2020 Important Dates

31 May ’20 Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing in Anyone module in Dec 2020 Examination)
1 Jun ’20 –

6 Jun ’20

ICSI CS June 2020 exam for Executive and Professional Programmes
6 Jun ’20 –

7 Jun ’20

ICSI CS 2020 June exam for Foundation programme
8 Jun ’20 –

10 Jun ’20

ICSI CS Exam Dates 2020 for Executive and Professional Programmes
25 Aug ’20 Declaration of Results of June 2020 Examination
31 Aug ’20 Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing in All modules in June 2021 Examination )
25 Sep ’20 Receipt of Examination EnrollmentApplication for appearing in Dec 2020 Examination
30 Sep ’20 Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Foundation Programme ( for appearing in June 2021 Examination)
10 Oct ’20 Applying for Registration De Novo / Extension of registration( for Dec 2020 Examination)
10 Oct ’20 Applying for Paper-wise Exemption on the basis of Qualification for Dec 2020 Examination.
10 Oct ’20 Receipt of Examination Enrollment application for appearing in Dec, 2020 Examination (with late fee)
30 Nov ’20 Acceptance of Applications for Admission to Executive/ Professional Programme ( for appearing in Anyone module in June 2021 Examination)

CS Foundation Syllabus 2020

Below is the PDF comprising the detailed CS Foundation Syllabus for 2020. The CS syllabus for the Foundation program has been updated for the current year. Candidates can go through the CS syllabus for Foundation in detail for their preparation.

CS Foundation has four papers as below.

  • PAPER 1: BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND LAW
  • PAPER 2: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, ETHICS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • PAPER 3: BUSINESS ECONOMICS
  • PAPER 4: FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING

CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2020

Exam Mode Computer-Based
Exam Type Objective
Duration of the Exam 90 Minutes for each paper
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Number of Papers Four
Number of Questions 50
Maximum Marks 100 (2 marks for each right answer)
Negative Marking None

CS Executive Syllabus 2020

CS Executive June 2020 –CS Executive is the second stage of the CS Course. The exam is conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). It is an offline pen-paper based test in which there are 8 papers divided into 2 Modules. Graduates from all streams except for Fin arts are eligible for CS Executive.

Modules Syllabus
Module I Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
Company Law
Setting up of Business Entities and Closure
Tax Laws
Module II Corporate & Management Accounting
Securities Laws & Capital Markets
Economic, Business and Commercial Laws
Financial and Strategic Management

CS Executive Exam pattern 2020

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Type of Questions Subjective
Number of Papers 8
Number of Questions 50 per each paper
Marking Scheme 2 marks for each correct answer

no negative marking

CS Professional Syllabus 2020

ICSI CS Professional 2020 – It is the last stage of the CS course. A student is required to complete the CS Professional Programme within the validity of his/her registration period. It can only be pursued after clearing the CS Executive program. Candidates can check more details on CS Professional June 2020 from this page.

Module Syllabus
Module I Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
Advanced Tax laws
Drafting, Pleadings, and Appearances
Module II Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management, and Due Diligence
Corporate Reconstructing, Insolvency, Liquidation, and Winding up
Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non- Compliances, and Remedies
Module III Corporate Funding and Listing in Stock Exchanges
Multidisciplinary Case Studies
Elective 1 out of below 8 subjects

  • Banking- Law and Practice
  • Insurance- Law and Practice
  • Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practice
  • Forensic Audit
  • Direct Tax Laws and Practice
  • Labour Laws and Practice
  • valuations and Business Modelling
  • Insolvency- Law, and Practice

CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020

Duration of the Exam 3 Hours
Question Type Subjective
No. of Papers 9
No. of Modules 3
Maximum Marks 100 marks per paper
Exam Fee Rs 1200 per module
Qualifying Marks 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects

Well, you are advised to go through the CS Syllabus and Exam pattern before starting your preparation. Start your preparation for the CS exam for all three stages with a wide range of Company Secretary Books.

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