Highlights of
CS Professional Exam

Conducting body for CS Executive The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Duration of Exam 3 hours for each paper
Course type Professional course
Exam Type Subjective and Objective both
Level of Exam National Level
Full name of the exam Company Secretaries (CS) Professional
Medium for CS Executive English and Hindi both
Mode of Exam Offline and Online
Total number of papers New syllabus- Nine papers

CS Professional: Eligibility Criteria:

CS professional registration eligibility

To become eligible for the CS professional registration the candidates will have to qualify for both groups of CS executive level.

CS professional examination eligibility

 The candidates will be required to take a gap of at least eight months between their registration and CS professional exam.

How to fill the registration form for CS professional?

Filling up the basic details of the candidate such as name, address, phone number, etc.

Filling the educational qualification of the candidate

Uploading all the necessary documents on the official website as per the prescribed size and formats.

Fee payment of CS professional registration online by using a Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.

CS professional registration fees:

The registration for the exam is completed by paying a CS professional registration fees of Rs 12,000.

CS Professional subject – wise marks distribution (New Syllabus)

CS Professional subject – wise marks distribution (New Syllabus)

Paper and subjects  Marks distribution
Module – 1
Paper – 1: Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics Part I: Governance (50 Marks) Part II: Risk Management (20 Marks) Part III: Compliance (20 Marks) Part IV: Ethics & Sustainability (10 Marks)
Paper – 2: Advanced Tax Laws Part I: Goods and Service Tax ‘GST’ (60 Marks) Part II: Customs Law (10 Marks) Part III: Direct Tax & International Taxation (30 Marks)
Paper – 3: Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances (Max Marks 100)
Module – 2
Paper – 4: Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence Part I: Compliance Management (40 Marks) Part II: Secretarial Audit &Due Diligence (60 Marks)
Paper – 5: Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up Part I: Corporate Restructuring (50 Marks) Part II: Insolvency& Liquidation (50 Marks)
Paper – 6: Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances& Remedies (Max Marks 100)
Module – 3
Paper – 7: Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges Part-A: Corporate Funding (60 Marks)Part B: Listing (40 Marks)
Paper – 8: Multidisciplinary Case Studies (open book exam) Multidisciplinary Case Studies (Max Marks 100)
Paper – 9: Eight Elective Papers (open book exam)
9.1- Banking – Law & Practice Banking – Law & Practice (Max Marks 100)
9.2- Insurance– Law & Practice Insurance – Law & Practice (Max Marks 100)
9.3- Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and Practices Intellectual Property Rights: Laws and Practices (Max Marks 100)
9.4- Forensic Audit Forensic Audit (Max Marks 100)
9.5- Direct Tax Law & Practice Direct Tax Laws & Practice (Max Marks 100)
9.6- Labour Laws & Practice Labour Laws and Practice (Max Marks 100)
9.7- Valuations & Business Modelling Part I: Valuations (70 Marks) Part- II: Business Modelling (30 Marks)
9.8- Insolvency – Law and Practice Insolvency – Law and Practice (Max Marks 100)


CS Professional: Exam pattern:

Exam Highlights  Details 
Types of questions Both objective and subjective
Total number of papers Total nine papers
Mode of exam Offline and Online exam
Medium of exam English and Hindi both
Marking scheme 100 marks on each paper
Negative marking No negative marking
Frequency Twice a year (June and December)
Exam conducting body Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
Duration of exam 3 hours (180 minutes)

Qualifying Marks (Passing Criteria):

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in a module of Professional Programme examination if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of forty per cent marks in each paper and fifty per cent marks in the aggregate of all the papers of that module and shall be declared to have completed the Professional Programme.