[FAQs] Company Secretary (CS) – Miscellaneous Questions

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Company Secretary (CS)

FAQ 1. Who are the top 5 highest paid CS in India?

Here is the list of 5 CS highest-paid in India:

Name Company Name Average Salary (Rs.)
Dev Bajpai HUL 553.17 Lakhs
R. J. Jeyamurugan Asian Paints 257.77 Lakhs
Ranganath Athreya ICICI Bank 208.25 Lakhs
R. K. Singhi ITC 148.77 Lakhs
Rajendra Moholkar TCS 118.50 Lakhs

FAQ 2. Who are the famous Company Secretaries of India?

Famous members of ICSI are:

    1. CS Preeti Malhotra:

      She is the first CS in India and also the first ever woman President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and currently associated with Smart Group of Singapore as an Executive Director. Presently, she is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, a body of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

    2. CS Dev Bajipal:

      He is one of the highest paid CS in India having 30 years of experience in diverse industries that include Automobiles, FMCG, Hospitality and Private Equity, in the areas of Legal, Governance, Tax and Corporate Affairs. He has also represented the Industry before Parliamentary Committees. Presently, he is the executive director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL).

    3. Suprakash Mukhopadhyay:

      He is the Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary of TCS Ltd. He has an overall experience of 30 years in various roles in many Tata companies. He has exposure and rich experience in dealings in Treasury, Corporate Secretarial & Governance and Compliances.

FAQ 3. Who is the youngest CS in India?

Bhopal’s Avani Mishra topped the CS June 2015 CS Professional Exam becoming the youngest candidate to clear the exams at age of 19 years.

Further, Aditya Jhawar from Surat, Gujarat became the youngest (21 years 8 months 17 days) to qualify Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary and Cost and Management Accountancy, as on June 2017.

FAQ 4. How many CS are there in India currently?

ICSI currently has over 65,835 members and about 2.1 lakh students are pursuing Company Secretary. (As on 31/07/2021)

FAQ 5. What is ‘continuation of registration’?

Students who have passed the Professional Programme Examination shall be required to keep the registration valid till completion of all training requirements so as to become entitled to be enrolled as member of the Institute.

The renewal through Continuation of Registration shall be done on ‘per year’ basis depending upon the left-over training period and a student may seek ‘Continuation of Registration’ for a maximum period of five years at one go.

FAQ 6. What was the passing percentage for CS Executive Exams in 2021?

The passing percentages in last two attempts of CS Executive Exam are:

Attempts Dec’21 Aug’21
Module 1 9.64% 15.6%
Module 2 21.91% 23.66%

FAQ 7. What was the passing percentage for CS Professional Exams in 2021?

The passing percentages in last two attempts of CS Professional Exam are:

Attempts Dec’21 Aug’21
Module 1 27.38% 26.14%
Module 2 20.37% 16.86%
Module 3 41.26% 29.8%

FAQ 8. 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 9. How much does it cost to get certified copies of answer books?

The fee is Rs. 500 per subject/answer book(s).

FAQ 10. 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.

FAQ 11. Does the Institute impart classroom teaching for CS Executive/Professional Programmes?

The Institute imparts classroom teaching through interactive learning at its Regional Councils, Chapters. Also it conducts refresher classes for students. Further, libraries for students are located at Regional Offices and Chapters.

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