[FAQs] Company Secretary (CS) – Exam & Result Related Questions

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CS result related faqs; CS faqs

FAQ 1. Which exams are to be cleared to become a CS?

There shall be three levels of examination to be cleared in CS Course:
CSEET – Computer-based entrance level examination with objective questions
Executive Programme – Second level exams with two modules, four papers in each.
Professional Programme – Third and final level of exams with three modules, three papers each.

FAQ 2. What are the pre-conditions for filling CS Executive Exam Form?

Before filling out the CS Executive Exam Form, a student must have completed a One-Day Orientation Programme (ODOP) and cleared the Pre-exam test.

FAQ 3. What is the Pre-Exam test?

The Pre-Examination Test is applicable for students of the New Syllabus (2017) of the Executive & Professional Programme. It is an online computer-based multiple choice questions test with a negative marking of 25% of the allotted marks. However, there are no limits on the number of attempts, but limited to one attempt per day. The result of the test shall be declared immediately on completion of the test and it is mandatory to clear this test to fill up the Executive & Professional exam forms.

However, the students undergoing the Class Room Teaching who pass the requisite tests of the coaching are exempted from appearing in Pre-Exam Test.

FAQ 4. Should certificate be uploaded on clearing the pre-exam test?

After passing the pre-examination test, a candidate is not required to upload his/her certificate, but keep the record for future reference. The system shall auto-update the details of pre-examinations clearing.

FAQ 5. Is any examination fee levied on filling CS Executive/ Professional Examination Form?

A candidate, after getting registered to the CS Executive and Professional Course, should fill a separate online examination form along with the applicable fee in order to appear for the examination. Below is the examination fee required to be paid as per the current ICSI guidelines applicable for June 2022 CS Examinations:

Details

Amount

Exam Fees

Rs. 1,200 per Module

Late Fees for submission of Examination Form

Rs. 250 Lumpsum

Change of Examination Center/Module/Medium

Rs. 250 per change

Surcharge for appearing in Examinations from Overseas Centre (Dubai) (over and above normal Examination Fee)

US$100 or equivalent amount in Indian Rupees

FAQ 6. How the CSEET exams are conducted?

CSEET shall be of 120 Minutes duration conducted at designated Test Centres. It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted in MCQ pattern as per the following details:

Paper No.

Subject No. of Questions

Marks

1

Business Communication

35

50

2

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

35

50

3

Economic and Business Environment

35

50

4

(a) Current Affairs

15

20

(b)Presentation, and Communication Skills

Variable No. of Questions

30

Total

120

200

For Paper 4, part (b) Viva-voce had been introduced for 15 minutes constituting 30 marks. However, in the case of online exam remote proctored mode, the viva-voce has been replaced with regular MCQs.

The passing criterion for CSEET is an aggregate of a minimum of 50% as well as 40% in each subject. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

FAQ 7. What is the date sheet of CS Executive and Professional Examination June 2022 and December 2022?

Following is the time table for CS Executive Examinations for June 2022 (https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/ExecandProfProgrammeExamination.pdf):

Following is the time table for CS Executive Examinations for December 2022
(https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/17062022_TimeTable_CS_Exe&_Prof._Programme_December_2022.pdf)

  • Executive

Sr. No. Subjects Module Date ( June Session ) Date ( December Session )
1 Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws Module I 1st June 2022 21st December 2022
2 Securities Laws and Capital Market Module II 2nd June 2022 22nd December 2022
3 Company law Module I 3rd June 2022 23rd December 2022
4 Economic, Business and Commercial Laws Module II 4th June 2022 24th December 2022
5 Setting up of Business Entities and Closure Module I 6th June 2022 26th December 2022
6 Corporate and Management Accounting Module II 7th June 2022 27th December 2022
7 Tax Laws Module I 8th June 2022 28th December 2022
8 Financial and Strategic Management Module II 9th June 2022 29th December 2022
  • Professional

Following is the time table for CS Professional Examinations for June 2022

Sr. No. Subjects Module Date ( June Session ) Date ( December Session )
1 Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and Ethics Module I 1st June 2022 21st December 2022
2 Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence Module II 2nd June 2022 22nd December 2022
3 Corporate Funding and Listings in Stock Exchanges Module III 3rd June 2022 23rd December 2022
4 Advanced Tax Laws Module I 4th June 2022 24th December 2022
5 Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation and Winding – up Module II 6th June 2022 26th December 2022
6 Multidisciplinary Case Studies Module III 7th June 2022 27th December 2022
7 Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances Module I 8th June 2022 28th December 2022
8 Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non– Compliances and Remedies Module II 9th June 2022 29th December 2022
9
Elective 1 out of below 5 subjects
[Open Book Exam.]
(i) Banking – Law and Practice
(ii) Insurance – Law and Practice
(iii) Intellectual Property Rights – Laws and Practices
(iv) Labour Laws and Practice
(v) Insolvency – Law and Practice
Module III
10th June 2022
30th December 2022

FAQ 8. What is the expected date of result for CS Executive/ Professional examinations?

The results for CS Executive/Professional Examinations held twice a year, in June and December and are usually declared within 8 weeks as follows:

For examination conducted in:

Result is generally declared in:
June

Last week of August

December

Last week of February

The latest results for CS Executive and CS Professional Examination held in December 2021 were declared on 25th February, 2022.

FAQ 9. What are the passing criteria in CS Examinations?

CSEET

An aggregate of a minimum of 50% as well as 40% in each subject has to be secured to clear CSEET; with no negative marking for any incorrect answers.

CS Executive/Professional

A candidate shall be declared to have passed in a module of CS Executive and Professional Programme examination, if he/she secures at one sitting a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate of all the papers of that module and shall be declared to have completed the Executive/Professional Programme examination on passing all the modules.

Note: If the candidate could not clear the stage, he/she may still be granted exemption for some paper(s) in any subsequent examination attempt, on fulfillment of certain conditions.

FAQ 10. What were the passing percentages in recent CS Examinations?

  • CSEET Pass Percentage (Last four attempts)

Attempt

Pass Percentage
Jan’22

66.10%

July’21

64.14%
May’21

70.13%

Jan’21

73.39%

  • CS Executive Pass Percentage (Last two attempts)

Attempts

Dec’21 (New Syllabus) Aug’21 (New Syllabus)
Module 1 9.64%

15.60%

Module 2

21.91%

23.66%

  • CS Professional Pass Percentage (Last two attempts)

Attempts

Dec’21 (New Syllabus) Aug’21 (New Syllabus)
Module 1 27.38%

26.14%

Module 2

20.37% 16.86%
Module 3 41.26%

29.80%

FAQ 11. Who were the top achievers in December-2021 CS Examinations?

  • CS Executive (New Syllabus) Topper’s List December 2021

All India Rank

Name of Candidate

1

Chiraag Agarwal
2

S. Swathi

3

Shubham Sunil Chordiya

  • CS Executive (Old Syllabus) Topper’s List December 2021

All India Rank

Name of Candidate

1

Aditya Jain
2

Surbhi Shyamsunder Soni

3

Divya Shekhawat

  • CS Professional (New Syllabus) Topper’s List December 2021

All India Rank

Name of Candidate

1

Shruti Nagar
2

Hari Haran

3

Jyoti Ashok Shah

  • CS Professional (Old Syllabus) Topper’s List December 2021

All India Rank

Name of Candidate

1

Aditya Soni

2

Shivnandan D A

3

Urvishkumar Mansukhlal Karathiya

FAQ 12. When does a student get an exemption in CS Executive and Professional Examination?

Exemption from appearing in a paper or papers at the CS Executive and Professional examinations can be availed by a student on fulfillment of some of conditions as mentioned below:

First Scenario:
If a candidate appears in all the papers covered under the module and scores at least 25% marks in each paper, he/ she shall become eligible for exemption in those paper(s)in which he/she scores 60% or more marks.

Hence, to claim an exemption under this condition a student needs to:

i. Secure minimum 25 marks in all the papers of the module;
ii. Secure 60 or more marks in the paper for which exemption is to be claimed.

Moreover, in order to clear the examination in subsequent attempt, aggregate of 50% of marks needs to be secured excluding the exempted subjects.

Second Scenario:
If a candidate appears in all the papers covered under the module and fails in only one paper covered under the module, he/ she shall become eligible for exemption in the remaining papers, if he/she scores 60% or more marks in all such remaining papers taken together and at least 40% marks in each remaining paper.

Thus, if the following points are satisfied, then a student shall be eligible to claim exemption for the remaining three papers:

i. Appeared for all the papers of the module
ii. Secures less than 40 in only one paper of the module
iii. Secure 60% in aggregate i.e. minimum 180 marks out of 300 for the remaining three papers of the module

In order to clear one paper in the subsequent attempts, the student will have to secure at least 50% marks in that single paper.

It must be noted that there’s no need to apply for exemption since it is auto-populated while filing up the exam forms. However, if a candidate desires, he/she can decide to not take the exemption.

FAQ 13. Whether the candidates can apply online for certified copies of answer book through RTI?

Yes, A candidate can apply online at https://rtionline.gov.in to get his/her certified answer sheet at minimal charges. The fee is Rs. 500 per subject/answer book(s).

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