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New Syllabus for CS Executive and Professional Programmes of the ICSI

The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) approved the new syllabus for CS Executive and Professional Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course (Syllabus 2017). The first examination under the new syllabus for CS Executive Programme shall be held in December 2018 and for CS Professional Programme in June 2019.

The New Syllabus for CS Course shall comprise of Eight papers at Executive Programme and Nine papers at Professional Programmes including one Paper to be opted by the students out of eight elective papers namely, (i) Banking – Law & Practice; (ii) Insurance- Law & Practice; (iii) Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practices; (iv) Forensic Audit; v) Direct Tax Laws & Practice; vi) Labour Laws & Practice; vii) Valuations & Business Modelling and viii) Insolvency- Law and Practice.



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The nomenclature of eight papers of the Executive Programme & nine papers of Professional Programme including electives under the new syllabus are as under:

Executive Programme Professional Programme
Module – 1 Module-1
1. Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws 1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
2. Company Law 2. Advanced Tax Laws
3. Setting up of Business Entities and Closure 3. Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
4. Tax Laws
Module – 2 Module – 2
5. Corporate & Management Accounting 4. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
6.Securities Laws & Capital Markets 5. Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
7.Economic, Business and Commercial Laws 6. Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
8. Financial and Strategic Management
Module – 3
7.Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
8. Multidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open book examination)
9. Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers

9.1 Banking – Law & Practice

9.2 Insurance– Law & Practice

9.3 Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and Practices

9.4 Forensic Audit

9.5 Direct Tax Law & Practice

9.6 Labour Laws & Practice

9.7 Valuations & Business Modelling

9.8 Insolvency – Law and Practice

 

(The examination for this paper will be open book examination)

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Paperwise Exemption For SwitchOver From Old To New Syllabus For CS

The Scheme of Paper-wise exemption for the switchover from Old Syllabus to New Syllabus for CS is as under:

EXECUTIVE PROGRAMME
Existing Syllabus (2012) Paper-wise Exemption under New Syllabus (2017)
MODULE 1
Company Law Module 1; Paper 2- Company Law
Cost and Management Accounting Module 2, Paper 5- Corporate and Management Accounting
Economic and Commercial Laws Module 2; Paper 7- Economic, Business and Commercial Laws
Tax Laws and Practice Module 1; Paper 4- Tax Laws
MODULE 2
Company Accounts and Auditing Practices Module 2, Paper 5- Corporate and Management Accounting
Capital Markets and Securities Laws Module 2; Paper 6- Securities Laws & Capital Markets
Industrial, Labour and General Laws Module 1; Paper 1- Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME
MODULE 1
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
MODULE 2
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
MODULE 3
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

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Objective of New Syllabus for CS Course

The objective of the course is to develop a cadre of Company Secretaries by imparting professional knowledge and training considered pre-requisite for the functioning of a Company Secretary- whether in employment or in practice. The syllabus for the examination as set out gives the broad framework within which questions may be asked. The questions may not be necessarily restricted to specific wordings or nomenclature of any terms and legislative enactments contained therein.

The field of business is in a constant flux, the candidates are expected to be thoroughly conversant with the latest developments in different areas, amendments to the laws or the corresponding provisions of any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof and judicial pronouncements related and relevant to the stated course contents. The Candidates are expected to keep track of and have an intelligent grasp of the latest developments in the relevant areas that have taken place up to six months preceding the date of examination.

Each paper at the Executive and Professional Programme Examination will be of three hours duration and will carry 100 marks. The examination for the Paper 16: Multidisciplinary Case Studies and Paper 17: Elective Paper will be open book examination.

Further, students registered under Executive and Professional syllabus (2017) shall have to successfully complete a PreExamination Test to become eligible to enrol and appear in the Executive and Professional Examinations.

Applicability of New Syllabus for the Executive Programme Candidates

  1. The first examination of the Executive Programme under the new syllabus shall be held in December 2018
  2. Candidates registered effective from March 01, 2018 shall be examined under the new syllabus.
  3. Candidates registered prior to March 01, 2018 shall be allowed to appear in the Executive Program Examination under the old syllabus up to and including December 2019.
  4. Candidates registered prior to March 01, 2018 will be permitted to appear in the Executive Program Examination under the new syllabus if they so opt.
  5. The last examination of the Executive Programme under the old syllabus shall be held in December 2019.
  6. From and including June 2020, Executive Programme Examination shall be held under the new syllabus only.

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Applicability of New Syllabus for the Professional Programme Students

  1. The first examination of the Professional Programme under the new syllabus shall be held in June 2019.
  2. Candidates registered effective from September 01, 2018 shall be examined under new syllabus.
  3. Candidates registered prior to September 01, 2018 will be permitted to appear in the Professional Programme Examination under the old syllabus up to and including June 2020.
  4. Candidates registered prior to 1st September, 2018 will be permitted to appear in the Professional Programme Examination under the new syllabus if they so opt.
  5. The last examination of the Professional Programme under the old syllabus shall be held in June, 2020.
  6. From and including December 2020, Professional Programme Examination shall be held under the new syllabus only.

Scheme Of Syllabus

Detailed Syllabus for Executive and Professional Programme of ICSI Syllabus (2017) is as under :

Executive Programme Professional Programme
Module – 1 Module-1
1. Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws 1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics
2. Company Law 2. Advanced Tax Laws
3. Setting up of Business Entities and Closure 3. Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
4. Tax Laws
Module – 2 Module – 2
5. Corporate & Management Accounting 4. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence
6.Securities Laws & Capital Markets 5. Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up
7.Economic, Business and Commercial Laws 6. Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies
8. Financial and Strategic Management
Module – 3
7.Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges
8. Multidisciplinary Case Studies (The examination for this paper will be open book examination)
9. Electives 1 paper out of below 8 papers

9.1 Banking – Law & Practice

9.2 Insurance– Law & Practice

9.3 Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and Practices

9.4 Forensic Audit

9.5 Direct Tax Law & Practice

9.6 Labour Laws & Practice

9.7 Valuations & Business Modelling

9.8 Insolvency – Law and Practice

 

(The examination for this paper will be open book examination)

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