ICSI CS Professional Exam

ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020 | Date, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern, Books

ICSI CS Professional Exam

ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020 – The CS Professional exams are conducted twice in a year-once in the month of June and then in December. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has postponed the CS Professional June 2020 exams due to COVID19. CS Professional 2020 exams for the June session will commence from July 6, 2020.

The complete schedule is provided below. Previously, CS Professional exams 2020 are scheduled to be held between June 1 and 10 for all three modules. The authorities are expected to release the CS Professional admit card 2020 in the last week of Jun 2020.

Here we are providing a detailed guide on ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020.

ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) provides the facility to register for CS professional course 2020 throughout the year in online mode. The exam dates of CS professional 2020 for the June 2020 exam have been postponed to July which was scheduled from June 1 to June 10, 2020, for both old and new syllabus candidates.

The exam of CS professional 2020, will be conducted in offline mode. The candidates will be able to download the admit card of CS professional exam a few weeks before the exam.

To know more about the CS professional 2020 exam read the complete article given below.

CS Professional 2020 Overview

Nome of exam

Company Secretaries (CS) Professional

Conducting Body

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Type

National level

Type of Questions

Descriptive

Time limit

3 hours per paper

Medium of Exam

English/ Hindi

Number of Papers

Nine

ICSI CS Professional Eligibility Criteria 2020

ICSI has provided specific norms of eligibility for candidates aspiring for CS Professional June 2020. The eligibility criteria for CS Professional 2020 includes educational as well as formal requisites that a candidate has to comply with for appearing in the June session of exams. The table below reflects the basic requirements to be fulfilled:

CS Professional Eligibility Criteria

Examination Must have passed the CS Professional examination with at least 40% of the total marks section-wise and 50% overall.
Registration Candidate should have registered before August 31, 2019 for appearing in all modules
Candidate should have registered before November 30 for appearing in any one of the modules

ICSI CS Professional Exam Application Form 2020

ICSI released the CS Professional application form for June 2020 session on February 26. The last date to fill CS Professional 2020 exam form is April 5 without late fee and April 15 with a late fee.

The amount of Examination fee for CS Professional 2020 is Rs. 1200 per module till the last date without late fee. After April 5 and before April 15, 2020, a late fee of Rs 250 adds up to the above-mentioned fee of Rs 1200.

Follow the steps given below to fill the CS Professional Exam Form:

  • Visit the official website of ICAI at icsi.in.
  • Enter your username and password (obtained at the time of CS Professional registration)
  • Click on Module->Enrolment->Enrolment Request.
  • Now select the details like applied year, course, syllabus, etc. and then click on ‘Add Enrolment Request’
  • Candidates will have to fill important details like Country, Medium and Combination of Modules and then click on ‘Next’.
  • Then a confirmation page will be displayed where complete information will be shown and the candidate has to ensure that the details provided are correct, now click on ‘Confirm Application’.
  • Then candidates will be required to pay the application fee through preferred mode of payment and then proceed by clicking ‘Next’.
  • Now download and print the application acknowledgement for future reference.

ICSI CS Professional Exam Programme:

  • The Registration Fee is Rs. 1500
  • The Exemption from Foundation Examination Fee = Rs. 500
  • The Exemption from the Professional Programme Examination Fee is Rs. 500
  • The Tuition Fee is Rs. 9500
  • The Total Fees for CS Professional Programme is 12000

ICSI CS Professional Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

It is essential for candidates to check the syllabus of CS Professional 2020 before starting their preparation for the exam. The CS Professional 2020 syllabus contains the subjects and topics which they must cover to ace the exam. There were alterations introduced in the ICSI CS Professional syllabus such as change in the name and contents of the paper, introduction of open-book method of examination, etc. Thus, candidates of CS Professional old, as well as new syllabus, should have a look at the same and prepare accordingly.

ICSI CS Professional Exam Pattern 2020

According to the revised exam pattern of CS Professional 2020, there are 9 papers divided into 3 modules with the last paper being an elective paper. Check the full ICSI CS Professional 2020 exam pattern below:

CS Professional 2020 Exam pattern

Mode of Exam

Offline

Medium of Exam

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

Number of Papers

9

Time limit

3 hours

Type of Questions

Long answer questions

Number of Questions

50 per paper

Marking Scheme

2 marks for every correct answer

No negative marking for incorrect answers

ICSI CS Professional 2020 Important Dates for June Session

Event

Date

Last date of CS Professional registration for appearing in all modules

August 31, 2019

Last date of registration for appearing in only one module

November 30, 2019

CS Professional application form release date

Last week of February 2020

Last date to submit the CS professional application forms

March 25, 2020

Extended date for application by payment of late fee i.e., Rs. 250

April 9, 2020

Availability of CS Professional admit cards

Second week of June 2020

ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2020 (Old Syllabus) Postponed

Module I

Module II

Module III

June 1, 4 and 8, 2020

June 2, 5 and 9, 2020

June 3, 6 and 10, 2020

ICSI CS Professional Exam June 2020 (New Syllabus) Postponed

Module I

Module II

Module III

June 1, 4 and 8, 2020

June 2, 5 and 9, 2020

June 3, 6 and 10, 2020

Declaration of results

Last week of August 2020

ICSI CS Professional 2020 Exam Schedule for June Session

Date

Professional Programme (Old Syllabus)

Professional Programme (New Syllabus)

July 6, 2020

Advanced Company Law and Practice (Module – I)

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

July 7, 2020

Information Technology and Systems Audit (Module – II)

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

July 8, 2020

Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (Module – III)

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

July 10, 2020

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

Advanced Tax Laws (Module – I)

July 11, 2020

Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (Module – II)

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

July 13, 2020

Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings

(Module – III)

Multidisciplinary Case Studies

(Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]

July 14, 2020

Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (Module – I)

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances

(Module – I)

July 15, 2020

Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

(Module – II)

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non–

Compliances and Remedies (Module – II)

July 16, 2020

Elective 1 out of below 5 subjects (Module – III) [Open Book Exam.]

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

(i)

Banking Law and Practice

(i)

Banking – Law and Practice

(ii)

Capital, Commodity and Money Market

(ii)

Insurance – Law and Practice

(iii)

Insurance Law and Practice

(iii)

Intellectual Property Rights – Laws and Practices

(iv)

Intellectual Property Rights – Law and Practice

(iv)

Forensic Audit

(v)

International Business-Laws and Practices

(v)

Direct Tax Law and Practice

(vi)

Labour Laws and Practice

(vii)

Valuations and Business Modelling

(viii)

Insolvency – Law and Practice

Company Secretary Professional Exam Preparation

Preparing for CS Professional Exams can be stressful for all CS students. So, knowing how to prepare for CS Professional Exam is the key to avoiding stress and acing every single one of your exams. Many students work hard to get good marks, while others don’t and yet manage to score well during exams. There are also students who study hard but don’t get the desired percentage. 

How to prepare for CS Professional exams is a big question. Here are a few preparation tips to help students ace in exams :

  • Know The CS Professional Syllabus And Exam Pattern
  • Make A Study Schedule For CS Professional Exam
  • Prepare With Best CS Professional Books PDF 2020 And Study Materials
  • Stay Focused & Motivated

ICSI CS Professional Exam Admit Card 2020

Your admit card is generally issued15 days before the commencement of the test date. You will be able to download their CS Professional Admit Card by online mode.

You have to download the admit card and take a printout of it. ICSI will not be going to send any hard copy of the admit card to you by post.

How to download CS Professional Admit card 2020?

  • Visit the official website of ICSI (http://icsi.indiaeducation.net/).
  • Enter your 17 digit registration number and click on the ‘Get Admit Card’.
  • The CS Professional 2020 admit card will be available on the screen.
  • Download the admit card/ hall ticket and take at least 2-3 prints for future reference.

ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020 Result

You will able to check the CS Professional result from their official site. To check the result, you need to log in by entering their Roll Number and 17-digit Registration number. You will see the marks obtained in each subject in the result.

ICSI CS Professional Exam Passing / Cut Off Marks 2020

You should score a minimum of forty percent (40%) marks in each subject and fifty percent (50%) marks in the aggregate of all subjects to pass the CS Professional Exam

This can be well understood with the help of the table provided below:

Paper

Sectional Cutoff

Overall Cutoff

Advanced Company Law and Practice (old)

or

Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics (new)

40%

50%

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (old)

or

Advanced Tax Laws (new)

40%

Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency (old)

or

Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (new)

40%

Information Technology and Systems Audit (old)

or

Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence (new)

40%

Financial, Treasury and Forex Management (old)

or

Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up (new)

40%

Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (old)

or

Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies (new)

40%

Advanced Tax Laws and Practice (old)

or

Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges (new)

40%

Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings (old)

or

Multidisciplinary Case Studies (new)

40%

Elective Paper

40%

We have covered a detailed guide on the ICSI CS Professional Exam 2020. If you have any questions related to the CS Exam, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.
 

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