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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those of you have registered for the June 2019 exam, know that the exam starts from 1/06/2019 and continues on until 10th June. The result will be declared on 25/08/2019. Here’s the exam timetable released by ICSI if you want more details.
If you’ve read our previous blogs, you will see, there are three levels of the Company Secretary Course from ICSI and if you haven’t, here’s where you can start.
- Know about how to register for the ICSI Foundation Course
- Know about how to register for ICSI Executive Course
Today, we are going to talk about the registration process for the CS Professional Course that you will be eligible for only after you clear the CS Executive course.
How to Register and Appear for the CS Professional Exam
You should first know a few brief details of the CS Professional course and registration deadlines.
Let us now look at what those are.
Brief Details of the CS Professional Exam
The CS Professional exam (new syllabus) consists of several papers separated into three modules or groups. Take a look at the new syllabus for the CS Professional Exam applicable from June 2018:
|Module Name||Paper Details|
|Module 1||Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics|
|Advanced Tax Laws|
|Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances|
|Module 2||Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence|
|Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up|
|Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies|
|Module 3||Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges|
|Multidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open book examination)|
Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers:
(The examination for this paper will be open book examination)
As we said, these are the papers for the new syllabus. We will not go into the details of the old syllabus here.
Now, if you had registered before September 2018 under the old scheme of training, you can switch over if you so opt. The next section shows you how. (Ignore this if this doesn’t apply to you.)
Switch-over Process From 2012 Old Syllabus to 2017 New Syllabus
As mentioned, if you had registered before September 2018 under the old syllabus, you can switch over to the new syllabus if you want.
To switch-over, login in by enter your details on the student login page and find the switch over option in the module tab. Fill in the form that pops up to apply for the switch-over. You’ll get a confirmation message on your screen when you are done.
For your convenience, ICSI has released a little booklet outlining the procedure in detail. Check it out.
Also, if you had gained exemptions in any paper from the old syllabus, you may be able to gain an exemption in the new syllabus as well depending on the paper.
The table shows the equivalent paper-wise exemptions:
|Old Syllabus (2012)||Paper-wise exemption under New Syllabus (2017)|
|Advanced Company Law and Practice||Module 2; Paper 6 – Resolution of Corporate Disputes, NonCompliances &Remedies|
|Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence||Module 2; Paper 4 – Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence|
|Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency||Module 2; Paper 5 – Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidations & Winding-up|
|Information Technology and Systems Audit||No Exemption|
|Financial, Treasury and Forex Management||Module-3, Paper- 7- Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges|
|Ethics, Governance and Sustainability||Module 1; Paper 1- Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics|
|Advanced Tax Laws and Practice||Module 1; Paper 2 – Advanced Tax Laws|
|Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings||Module 1; Paper 3 – Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances|
|Elective Subjects||Module 3; Paper 9 – Elective paper|
Note that you CANNOT register for the old syllabus if you are going to register for the CS Professional Exam for the first time. You’ll have to register and appear for the new syllabus examination.
Now, let’s look in detail about registration deadlines.
CS Professional Registration Deadlines
The exam is held twice yearly: once in December and the other in June. Depending on whether you want to appear for one or more modules of the CS Professional exam, registration deadlines vary.
|Details of Particulars||Cut-off Dates|
|Last date to register for all modules of CS Professional in June Attempt||31st August of the previous year i.e. if you are attempting the exam in June 2020, last date to register for all modules is 31st August, 2019|
|Last date to register for any one module of CS Professional in June Attempt||30th November of previous year i.e. if you are attempting the exam in June 2020, last date to register for any one module is 30th November 2019|
|Last date to register for all modules of CS Executive in December attempt||28th February of the same year (or 29th in case of leap year) i.e if you are attempting the exam in December 2020, last date to register for all modules is 29 February, 2020|
|Last date to register for any one module of CS Executive in December attempt||31st May of the same year i.e. if you are attempting the exam in December 2020, last date to register for any one module is 31st May, 2020|
Now, let’s look at the fee structure for CS Professional Registration.
Fee Structure for CS Professional Registration
The total fees for registration for CS Professional is Rs. 12,000. You will get a discount of Rs. 2,000 if you do not get the study material from the Institute at the time of registration. We suggest that you do obtain this study material because it will help you in your preparation.
ICSI also has concessions for differently-abled students, widows of martyrs, etc. You can find full details about the concessions in this booklet released by ICSI.
Now, let’s move on to the CS Professional Registration Procedure.
CS Professional Registration Procedure
There is no CS Professional Registration form as such, since all your information is already in the ICSI system from when you registered for the Executive course.
Your first step is to log on to the ICSI website and click on ‘Online Services’. In the drop down, select student portal.
Login to the portal with your registration number and password from when you had registered for CS Foundation/Executive.
Under the ‘Students’ option, click on ‘My Account’ followed by the ‘Payment Requests’ tab. Under this tab, you can choose the ‘Professional Registration’ option.
Then you should upload the necessary documents. The documents required for CS Professional Registration are mark sheets of both modules of your Executive Programme. On the same page, you will be asked to make the payment for the course fee i.e. Rs 12,000.
Once you have made your payment, your registration is complete. In order to be sure, you can also check your CS Professional Registration status. You can then go to the ‘Others’ tab and you will be able to download your ID card as well as your registration letter.
These are all the CS Professional Registration details that you have to keep in mind while registering.
For those you who have opted for this online registration for CS Professional course, you will receive your exam study material via post from ICSI’s main store in Noida.
For your convenience, ICSI has released a booklet detailing the registration procedure. You may want to study it for more details.
In order to have a hassle-free and smooth examination experience, keep the following things in mind:
- All candidates require a physical copy of their Admit Card as well as a student ID card before entering the examination hall, and must produce it when asked.
- If for any reason, the candidate’s ID card does not have their photo, they must affix a new photograph and have it attested by a gazetted officer or a member of the ICSI board. A copy of the IDs will also be handed over to the Superintendent of Examination Centre.
- Banned items in examination hall include books, study material, electronics such as phones, Bluetooth devices, tablets, etc.
- Note: The candidates must appear in all the papers they’ve enrolled in. If you are absent for even one of the papers, it will be a ‘Fail’ in the overall examination.
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