CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 | CS Foundation, Executive and Professional Exam

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) conducts the Company Secretary examination in three stages every year. Before beginning preparation for the ICSI CS 2021 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 2021.

Go through the blog completely to know more in detail about the syllabus and exam pattern of all three stages

CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 for all CS Subjects 

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 2021 exam is not accomplished. The CS Dates for the June and  December exam are available now.

Before appearing for the exam, go through the detailed CS syllabus 2021 and exam pattern!

Exclusive CS Foundation Syllabus 2021 | CS Course Syllabus

Below is the PDF comprising the detailed CS Foundation Syllabus for 2021. 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 CS Subjects as below.


CS Foundation Exam Pattern 2021

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

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Must-Read: CS Executive Syllabus 2021

CS Executive June 2021 –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 2021

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

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Important: CS Professional Syllabus 2021

ICSI CS Professional 2021 – It is the last stage of the CS course. A student is required to complete the CS Professional Program 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 2021 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 2021

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

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Know About- How to Crack ICSI CS 2021 Exam?

Candidates who are interested in applying for ICSI 2021 CS Exam can start preparing for the examination. Check out a few preparation strategies to help students ace in exams:

  • Well, you are advised to go through the CS Syllabus and Exam pattern before starting your preparation.
  • Start preparing for all three stages with a wide range of Company Secretary Books and CS Study Materials.
  • Practice ICSI CS Previous Year Papers

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We have covered a detailed guide on the ICSI CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern. If you have any queries related to ICSI, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

FAQ- CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

What is the total number of papers in the old syllabus of the Executive 2021 Exam?

The total number of paper in CS Syllabus for Executive are 7.

How many marks will be deducted if I give the wrong response to any question in the CS Executive exam?

There is no negative marking in CS Executive Exam.

What is the time duration for each paper in the Executive 2021 Exam?

The 2021 Executive Exam will be of 3 hours for each paper.

What is the mode of the ICSI Professional Exam?

The 2021 Professional Exam will be conducted in offline mode only.

Is CS Professional exam objective or subjective?

The 2021 Professional Exam comprises only descriptive papers.

Will June 2021 be the last attempt for Professional [Old CS Syllabus] Students?

Yes. June 2021 will be the last attempt for Professional [Old CS Syllabus] Students.

Will there be negative marking in CSEET?

No. As, per the CSEET Exam Pattern, there will not be any negative marking.

What will be the mode of CSEET?

The CSEET will be an online Computer-based Test.

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