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CS Course Details- Fee, Eligibility, Duration, Job & Salary

CS stands for Company Secretary and CS Course is one of the most popular career choices among Indian Commerce student. This post covers every aspect of it so you can make a wise choice in a career and make it as bright as you can!

The first question that might arise in your mind will be

Who is a Company Secretary?

A company secretary is a senior position in a private sector company or public sector organization. As CS can be Classified as three Categories for Certification on  CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional Programme.

To Chose the profession in Company Secretary you should complete these 3 stages.  There will be regular examinations which are conducted by the Specified institutes all over India. Then you can be awarded the certification in CS Course.


CS Course Details

 Course   CS
Full form Company Secretary
  • Foundation Programme (10+2 pass or equivalent)
  • Executive Programme (Graduation)
  • Professional Programme (Executive Programme)
  • Foundation Programme (8 Months)
  • Executive Programme (9 months)
  • Professional Programme (10Months)
Fee Offered for CS
  • Foundation Programme= Rs. 3,600
  • Executive Programme=   RS. 7000
  • Professional Programme= Rs. 12000
Course Type Certification
Starting salary  Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs per annum
Advance Courses
Similar Course CA, CMA
Employment opportunities Assistance to the Board of Directors, Legal Advisor,  Corporate Policymaker,   Principal Secretary

About ICSI ( It conducts CS Examinations in India )

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a statutory professional body in India with the objective of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Company Secretaries in India.  In 1960 the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretaryship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretaryship. As the increment of students in course Company Secretaryship courses grew, the Government promoted on 4th October 1968 Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

CS Course Eligibility

Foundation Programme:

The Eligibility for the CS Foundation Program is one that aspirant should’ve passed 12th Class (10 +2) or Equivalent.

Last date for submission of application for appearing in the CS Foundation Program examination

  • 31 st March Appearing December in the same year. (with late fee of Rs. 250/- until 9th April)
  • 30th September for the June next year (with late fee of Rs. 250/- Until 10th October)

Executive Programme:

The Eligibility for CS Executive can be pursued only after clearing the Foundation Program or any Graduation with any Background of Specialization. The Candidate Should not under the Age of 17.

The Important Dates for the CS Executive Exams

  • 28th February for appearing in both modules in December Exams in the same year
  • 31st May for appearing in single module in December Examination in the same year
  • 31st August  for appearing in both modules in June Exam in the next year
  • 30th November for appearing in a single module in June Examination in the next year.

Professional Programme:

The Eligibility for CS Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course. The examination is conducted twice a year in June and December.

Last date for submission of application for appearing in the  CS Professional Programme examination

  • 25th March (with late fee of Rs. 250/- until 9th April)
  • 25th September (with late fee of Rs. 250/- Until 10th October)

CS Course Fee Structure

The CS Course Fee Structure as given below.

Foundation Programme:

  • The Admission Fee is Rs. 1200
  • The Tuition Fee is Rs. 2400
  • The Total Fees for CS Foundation Programme is  Rs.3600

Executive Programme:

  • The Registration Fee is Rs. 1500
  • The Foundation Examination Exemption Fee is Rs. 500
  • The Tuition Fee is Rs. 5000
  • The Total Fees for CS Executive Programme is  RS. 7000

Professional Programme:

  • The Registration  Fee is  Rs. 1500
  • The Exemption from Foundation Examination Fee = Rs. 500
  • The Exemption from the Executive Programme Examination Fee is Rs. 500
  • The Tuition Fee is Rs. 9500
  • The Total Fees for CS Professional Programme is Rs. 12000

The Examination Form Fee is listed below

  • Foundation Programme is Rs. 875
  • Executive Programme Per Module is Rs. 900
  •  Professional Programme Per Module is Rs. 750

CS Course Duration

Foundation Programme: The Course Duration of the CS Foundation Programme is 8 Months.

The Course Completion should be passed within the time limit of 3 years from the period of admission.

Executive Programme: The Course Duration of the CS Executive Programme is 9 months.

Professional Programme: The Course Duration of CS Professional Programme is 10 months.

Syllabus of Concepts in CS Course

The following Links are the Syllabus for CS Foundation and CS Executive Course which is followed in examinations.

The Job Opportunities For CS Course

  • Foreign Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • Legal, Secretarial and Corporate Governance
  • Project Planning
  • Capital Market and Investor Relations
  • Corporate Advisory Services
  • Corporate Restructuring

CS Course Certificate Holder Can Become

  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Bank and building societies
  • Employer’s cooperatives
  • Housing Associations
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment sectors
  • Trade bodies

Earnings of the CS Certificate holder

A Fresher can earn per month starting salary can be anywhere between Rs. 28,000 and Rs. 40,000. As Experience increases the income also increases depending on his skills and talent.

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