Company Secretary (CS) Details – Fee, Eligibility, Duration, Salary

What is Company Secretary (CS) ? How to become Company Secretary (CS) ? Levels in CS like – CS Foundation Programme – CS Executive Programme – CS Professional Programme 4.) Salary After CS 5.) Jobs After CS

CS Course details

If you choose right position in a right time you will save the time. Immediately you will become successful with efforts and chosen course. But after 12th class there are many courses available that you know like degree, diploma e.t.c. You cannot put such efforts in choosing as a career. In this article we are going to know you best course which have many best  career opportunities. The name of the course is Company Secretary (CS).

In this article we are going to discuss about what is company secretary, eligibility to do cs course and its complete detail, cs course complete subjects. duration of the course, fee of the course, after completion of course what are the job opportunities, how much salary you get, what is role of cs in company

Tips to Prepare CS Exam

Company secretary (cs) is a senior position in a private sector or public sector organisations. TO Achieve this position you have to do a professional course that is company secretary course. CS course is compulsory to become company secretray.

About ICSI

  • ICSI is the only recognized professional body in india to develop and regulate the profession of company secretaries in india.
  • The institute of company secretaries of india (ICSI)is constituted under an act of parliament i.e the company secretaries Act, 1980 (Act No.56 of 1980).
  • The institute of company secretaries of india awards the certificate of bestowing the designation of company secretary (cs) to a candidates qualifying for the membership of the institute

CS Course complete detail :

CS Course or company secretary is a distance learning certificate course that means you can do this course by residing any where in the world, you need not to go college for having this course and you should clear the cs course exam by preparing or taking coaching from reputed institution. Certification is not a graduation like BBA, BBM, B.COM, B.Sc, B.Tech e.t.c. After completiing the graduation you are awarded with graduation certificate. But here you will not get a degree, you will only get a certicate after the completion of cs course. With this certificate you have a oppurtunity to get a cs job in reputed companies.

You can also do this course simultaneously with degree. Coming to this course it is divided in to three stages. In first stage i.e foundation programme

CS Foundation Programme 

  • Business environment and entrepreneurship
  • Business Economics
  • Fundamental of accounting and auditing
  • Business Management, ethics and environmentship

CS Executive Programme

  • Module I (4 Papers)

1.Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws
2.Company Law
3.Setting Up of Businees Entities and Closure
4.Tax Laws

Duration of this course : 8 months

  • Module II (4 Papers)

5.Corporate and management accounting
6.securities laws and capital markets
7.Economic, businees and commercial laws
8.Financial and strategic management

Duration of this course : 9 months

CS Professional Programme

  • Module 1 (3 Papers)

1.Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and ethics
2.Advanced Tax Laws
3.Drafting, Pleading and Appearnces

  • Module 2 (3 Papers)

4.Secretarial Audit
5.Corporate Restructuring
6.Resolution of Corporate Disputes

  • Module 3 (3 Papers)

7.Coporate Funding and Listings in Stock exchanges
8.Multidisciplinary case studies
9.Electives 1 out of below 8 subjects (The examination for this paper will be open book examination)
9.1. Banking law and practices
9.2. Insurance law and practice
9.3. Intellectual property rights-laws and practices
9.4. Forensic audit
9.5. Direct tax law and practice
9.6. Labour laws and practice
9.7 Valuations and business modelling
9.8. Insolvency-law and practice

After clearing the papers one must go 15 months management training in companies which should be sponsored by ICSI or under practicing cs

Eligibility criteria for pursuing CS courses

1.Admission in Foundation programme

10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)

There in no minimum pass percentage. Registration can be made while studying in 12th on 6th months provisional basis

2.Registration to executive programme

a.Passed CS Foundation examination or
b.Graduation of any discipline (other than music, fine arts and performing arts); or
c.Passed CMA Foundation; or
d.Foundation qualified students of the institute of chartered accountants of india.

CS Course Fee Structure

Admission Fee

Education Fee

E-learning Fee




Total Fees–>Rs.5100/-
(For Commerce Graduates)

Foundation Examination Exemption Fee

Registration Fee

Education Fee For Executive Programme

Pre-Examination Test Fee





Total Fees–>Rs.10,000/-
(For Non Commerce Graduates)

Foundation Examination Exemption Fee

Registration Fee

Education Fee For Executive Programme

Pre-Examination Test Fee





Total Fees–>Rs.11,000/-
For CPT pass of the ICAI & Foundation pass of the ICAI-CMA

Foundation Examination Exemption Fee

Registration Fee

Education Fee For Executive Programme

Pre-Examination Test Fee





Total Fees–>Rs.13,500/-
CS Foundation Pass Student

Pre-Examination Test Fee



Total Fees–>Rs.9,500/-
Education Fee

Pre-Examination Test Fee



 Total Fees–>Rs.13,000/-

Certification procedure for CS Course

Eligibility candidates need to enroll their name in the official website of ICSI by paying Rs.200 cash.Company secretary course consists of three categories. All the categories will have a exam and this exam will be conducted by ICSI.

Note : The CS Foundation course will be held every year in the month of December and june. Students who are going to have this course must enroll their name before the 9 months of exam. Enrolled candidates must complete the course with in the time period i.e from the period of admission

What is the salary of a Company Secretary (CS) Certificate holder in India

Salary depends on :

  • Skills
  • Knowledge of Subjects
  • Experience
  • Rank
  • Number of attempts
  • Type of Industry
  • Type of Company
  • Related city /town e.t.c

Campus placement :

Rs.3,50,000 to 9,00,000 annually

Job as a fresher :

Anywhere between 28,000 to 40,000 per month

Job profile Of CS may Include : 

  • Compliance Officer
  • Ethics Manager
  • Brand Protection Manager
  • Legal Head
  • Company Law Expert
  • Single Point Contact For Top Management
  • Legal Representation of behalf of the Company
    Other works


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