CSEET & Executive

Company Secretary is a professional in the field of corporate governance and corporate law. All the legal compliances that a company has to comply with right from incorporation to winding up, everything is done by the CS. A CS is a link between the board of directors and the shareholders. Every company (subject to the criteria mentioned by ICSI and companies act) is required to appoint a full time company secretary. A practicing CS also conducts secretarial audit, which is also mandatory to a certain class of companies.


In order to become a CS, you must clear three exams.

1. CS Foundation


A student can appear for the CS Foundation exam after passing their 12th standard or an equivalent 10 + 2 Senior Secondary examination. Duration of Foundation Programme is 8 months, excluding the months of admission and the examination. Foundation Programme students are required to pass the Foundation examination within 3 years from the date of their admission.


Subjects :

  • English and Business Communication

  • Economics and Statistics

  • Financial Accounting

  • Elements of Business Laws and Management


2. CS Executive


Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts. There are 8 paper divided into two modules or groups.


Group 1 :

  • Jurisprudence interpretation and general law

  • Company law

  • Setting up business entities

  • Taxation

Group 2 :

  • Accounts

  • Financial management and strategic management

  • Economic commercial and business laws

  • Securities law and capital markets

3. CS Professional


Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course. There are 9 papers divided into 3 Modules in CS Professional Programme.


Module 1 -

  • Governance, Risk Management, Compliances And Ethics

  • Advanced Tax Laws

  • Drafting, Pleadings And Appearances

Module 2 -

  • Secretarial Audit

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Resolution Of Corporate Disputes

Module 3 -

  • Corporate Funding & Listings In Stock Exchanges

  • Multidisciplinary Case Studies

  • Electives 1 Out Of Below 8 Subjects (The Examination For This Paper Will Be Open Book Examination)

  1. Banking Law And Practice

  2. Insurance Law And Practice

  3. Intellectual Property Rights– Laws And Practices

  4. Forensic Audit

  5. Direct Tax Law & Practice

  6. Labour Laws & Practice

  7. Valuations & Business Modelling

  8. Insolvency – Law And Practice

Commencement Dates -

CSSET (CS Foundation) starting from 20th May 2021