Company Secretary (CS)
Candidates who seek jobs in the corporate world can get a great start by pursuing Company Secretary. It is a lucrative course in the commerce domain and is one of the most popular career choices amongst commerce students. However, students of all fields can apply for the company secretary course.
The company secretary course is offered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). It is a distance learning course that was started to regulate the profession of a Company Secretary. With the right mix of academic programmes and practical training, the programme opens up great opportunities in the corporate sector. Find out the details of the course below.
Aspirants willing to pursue the Company Secretary course have to undergo different programmes and 15 months of practical training in order to get the company secretary credentials.
With effect from 3rd February 2020, the CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) will replace the CS-Foundation Programme.
Both students seeking admission to the Company Secretary Course will be required to pass the CSEET, and the Class 12th Certificate will be required to appear in the CSEET. From February 3, 2020, all students seeking admission to the Company Secretary Course, including graduates and postgraduates, will be eligible to pass the CSEET. A applicant who has passed or is currently taking the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or an equivalent examination is entitled to take the CSEET. Both graduates and postgraduates who were previously qualified for direct admission to the CS Executive Programme must now pass the CSEET in order to be considered for admission to the Executive Programme. Except for a few exempted types of candidates, passing the CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is mandatory for all candidates to register for the CS Executive Programme. Exemptions from CSEET: Candidates who have completed the CS Foundation Programme are excluded from CSEET and do not have to pay an exemption charge. Candidates who have passed the Final Examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and/or The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are excluded from CSEET and must pay an exemption fee of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand Only) at the time of admission to the CS Executive Programme. Exam Pattern of CSEET the Institute will offer the CS Executive Entrance Exam, which will consist of Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions as well as a viva-voce to assess listening, written communication, and oral communication skills. The CS Executive Entrance Test consists of four papers. Each paper contains one or more objective form multiple choice questions with four choices and one correct answer. The Test will last 120 minutes, with a 15-minute viva-voce on Presentation and Communication Skills. The CSEET will not have any negative marking. Mode & Duration of the CSEET: It is mainly a computer-based test (CBT), and the test will last 120 minutes and will be held at specified test centres. It will be a computer-based test (CBT) with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as follows: Papers
Paper 1: Business Communication – 50 Marks
Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning – 50 Marks
Paper 3: Economic and Business Environment – 50 Marks
Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva-Voce) – 50 Marks
Note: The CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) will be held on a single day as follows:
a) 120-minute computer-based test with four sections:
(i) business communication;
(ii) legal aptitude and logical reasoning;
(iii) economic and business environment; and
(iv) current affairs.
b) 15-minute Viva Voce on “Presentation and Communication Skills”: The Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) test of 15 minutes for 30 marks will be conducted concurrently with or immediately following the MCQ-based CBT via online mode using artificial intelligence (AI) or through recoded videos at the designated Test Centres.
CSEET’s Applicability: All candidates registered under Study Program prior to 3rd February, 2020 under Syllabus (2017) will be examined under Study Program before the validity of their registration/passing of review, whichever comes first. The validity of the CSEET Pass Certificate to register for the CS Executive Programme is only one year from the date of the CSEET result. The date of the CSEET result should not be more than one year prior to the date of such submission for registration in the CS Executive Programme. It ensures that a CS student who has passed the CSEET must enrol in the CS Executive Programme within ONE YEAR of receiving their results. If the student fails/does not report, he or she must retake the CSEET and pass it. Criteria for Passing the CSEET: Candidates would be declared ‘PASS’ in CSEET if they reach 40 percent in each paper and 50 percent in the aggregate. There are no negative marks in any paper for incorrect answers. The final score will be calculated by adding the marks obtained by candidates in both tests (CBT and Viva-Voce) out of a possible total of 200 marks. Sessions for CSEET: JANUARY, MAY, JULY, NOVEMBER Annual Schedule for Registration and Conducting CSEET:
Registration: Between 16th October to 15th December
Date of CSEET Exam: Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of January
Result Declaration: By 4th Week of January
Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program: 31st January (for appearing in single module of Executive Program in June session in the same year)
Session in May:
Registration is open from the 16th of December to the 15th of April.
The CSEET exam will be held on a Saturday or Sunday in the second or third week of May.
By the fourth week of May, the results will be declared.
Registration for the CS Executive Program closes on May 31st (for appearing in both modules of Executive Program in December session in the same year)
Session in July:
Registration is open from the 16th of April to the 15th of June.
The CSEET exam will be held on a Saturday or Sunday in the second or third week of July.
Declaration of Results: By the Fourth Week of July
Registration for the CS Executive Program closes on July 31st (for appearing in single module of Executive Program in December session in same year)
Session in November:
Registration is open from the 16th of June to the 15th of October.
The CSEET exam will be held on a Saturday or Sunday in the second or third week of November.
By the fourth week of November, the results will be declared.
Registration for the CS Executive Program closes on November 30th (for appearing in both modules of Executive Program in June session in next year)
For CSEET Registration, click on below link- https://smash.icsi.edu/Scripts/CSEET/Instructions_CSEET.aspx