Company Secretary (CS) 

About the Course


The Company Secretary (CS) is a professional course which is conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). A company secretary is the eyes and ears of the Board of Directors of any company, ensuring the organisation always remains on the right side of the law. The main function of a CS is to act as the mediator between the law, the company and the Board of Directors. The career prospects of Company Secretaries are widening from experts in legal advice to various fields like administration, management, planning and general running of the company.

CS Batches @ ArivuPro
 Batches   Timings (Week Days)
 CS Foundation Evening  4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 CS Executive Morning  6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
 CS Executive Evening  5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
About Company Secretary Course

The Company Secretary (CS) is a professional course which is conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). A company secretary is the eyes and ears of the Board of Directors of any company, ensuring the organisation always remains on the right side of the law.

What does a Company Secretary do? In simple words, the main function of a CS is to act as the mediator between the law, the company and the Board of Directors. A CS also gives advice to the Board on how to make use of their duties and responsibilities within the purview of law.

CS is a professional course which mainly focuses on corporate law such as companies act, labour laws, SEBI and other laws which effect a company directly. The course of a Company Secretary is divided into 3 stages:

1.    Foundation Programme (4 papers)

2.    Executive Programme (8 papers)

3.    Professional Programme (9 papers)

The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo 2 stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e. Executive Programme and Professional Programme.


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Why Choose CS ?

A Company Secretary acts as the supporting pillar to the management of a company. Earlier the job of a Company Secretary used to be limited to just providing support to the directors of the company. In today’s growing economy, the role of a CS has diversified into various areas, increasing the scope and opportunities of the profession. Apart from providing support to the directors, a CS also has to take care of corporate governance and legal matters also. 

What are the benefits of becoming a CS? Why should you choose Company Secretaryship?

  • Salary/Pay: The salary in this field is very high, considering the fact that a CS comes under the list of Key Managerial Personnel under the Companies Act, 2013. The field has continuous scope of improvement and hence, the potential for high salary remains a constant factor.

  • Demand: Adding to the previous point, the demand for Company Secretaries is always persistent because of the mandate of provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. A robust system of compliance management as well as following the best global practices of Corporate Governance is a must for a corporate entity today.

  • CS is a professional course which has a lot of value and prestige associated with it. 

  • Work: There are generally very less over-time shifts and the work hours are generally fixed. When it comes to company secretary job, there is no stress of deadlines or meeting requirements. Even though this job role has important administrative work to be done, it has nothing to be done within the given time limit.

  • There are various opportunities in several industries. CS covers a variety of fields including advisory services on Corporate, Legal, Secretarial, Administrative and even Tax related matters within the company. A CS can also explore areas like accountancy and solicitor’s firms, bank and building societies, employer’s cooperatives, insurance companies, investment sectors, trade bodies etc.

  • The vast syllabus of learning inculcates a habit of keeping yourself well-read and updated at each and every point of time and this habit will help your professional life in numerous obvious ways.

  • Fees: The course fee structure is very low and is worth pursuing considering the heavy return on investment.

How to Register with ICSI ?

Eligibility

The stages to get started with CS can be classified into 2 based on students who would like to pursue CS course after:

  1. 10+2 pass or equivalent and they are required to undergo 3 stages (Foundation, Executive and Professional) of Company Secretaryship.

  2. Graduation and they are required to undergo 2 stages (Executive and Professional) of Company Secretaryship.

The admission to the CS course is open throughout the year and the examinations for various programmes are held every year in June and December.


Who can register?

Foundation Programme can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Science, Arts or Commerce stream (Fine Arts is not included). 

What is the time duration for the programme?

It is undergone for a period of 8 months.

Application for Registration:

Students have to register online at www.icsi.edu within the prescribed cut off dates, that is

  • 31st March for appearing in the December examination of same year.

  • 30th September for appearing in the June examination of the succeeding year.

Exam Tips for CS Student

Law being purely theoretical can be quite dry and cumbersome to learn on a daily basis. A monotonous preparation can contribute largely towards depreciating your marks. Therefore, it is very important to develop and adhere to a well-structured strategy to crack the foundation level of one of the most difficult professional courses. 

                

This article will help you gain a deep insight on developing the right approach of preparing for CS Foundation. So, if you are clueless about where to start and how to start, you have come to the right place.


Cracking CS Foundation comes with a few simple pre-requisites like:

  • Preparing well and thoroughly understanding the concepts.

  • Studying consistently and sticking to the time-table.

  • Preparing revision notes.

  • Repeated revisions.

  • Focusing on presentation skills and more. 

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Why ArivuPro

Experienced Faculty
Practicing CA, CS, ACCA, Lawyers. 

Comprehensive Study Material
Complete Study guide and Student friendly material  
Counselling Sessions
Each Student is unique so we provide personalized individual counseling session which will help throughout this journey
Mocks and Exams
Weekly Tests, mocks and regular exams conducted.
App to Track Performance
Access to students and parents for better understanding of progress.
Multiple Ranks
All India and Global Ranks for various courses.

Batches @ ArivuPro

    
 Batches Class Timings (Week Days)
 CS Foundation Evening 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 CS Executive Morning  6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
 CS Executive Evening5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
                                                            

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