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CS Executive Programme


Candidates who have passed the foundation course, and are not less than 17 years of age can apply for intermediate course. Graduates, post-graduates (excluding fine arts) and those who have passed final exam of ICWAI or ICAI or of any other accountancy Institution in India or abroad recognized by the Council of the Institute can directly enroll to the intermediate course without doing foundation course. Intermediate course consist of two groups. Candidates registered for intermediate course including the month of February in a year are eligible for appearing in both the groups of the Intermediate examination held in December of that year and those registered up to and including the month of August in a year are eligible to appear in the Intermediate examination held in June of next year.


The main/final examinations for the course at this level are conducted twice every year generally on specified dates which do not change except under extraordinary circumstances.

June Examination:

First Week of June [2nd to 7 th ]

December Examination:

Last Week of December [26th to 31st]

The CS course at the EP (Executive Programme) level consists of only theoretical examinations. There are 6 subjects arranged into 2 modules of 3 papers each of 100 marks.

To pass/qualify at the examination a student has to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all the papers of a module together, failing which the student has to reappear in all the papers of the module again.

A student has to get through the papers at this level and thereby pass the executive programme level to be eligible to go to the next level (Professional Programme) of the course.


CS: Executive Programme - Module I

  • Paper 1: General and Commercial Laws (IGCL) [100 marks]
  • Paper 2: Company Accounts and Cost and Management Accounting (ICA&CMA) [100 marks]
    • Part A: Company Accounts (50 Marks)
    • Part B: Cost and Management Accounting (50 Marks)
  • Paper 3: Tax Laws (ITL) [100 marks]
    • Part A: The Income-tax Act (60 Marks)
    • Part B: Service Tax (20 Marks)
    • Part C: Value Added Tax (20 Marks)
  • Management Information Systems and Corporate Communication (IMIS&CC)

CS: Executive Programme - Module II

  • Paper 4: Company law (ICL) [100 marks]
  • Company Secretarial Practice (ICSP)
  • Paper 5: Economic and Labour Laws (IELIL) [100 marks]
    • Part A: Economic Laws (60 Marks)
    • Part B: Labour Laws (40 Marks)
  • Paper 6: Securities Laws and Compliances(ISLRFM)  [100 marks]
    • Part A: Security Laws (60 Marks)
    • Part B: Issue Management and Compliances (40 Marks)

A candidate can get exemption for some individual papers on the basis of qualification

  1. Company Accounts and Cost & Management Accounting (ICA&CMA) - Master of Corporate Secretaryship/M.Com./M.B.A (with Accountancy as one of the subjects at B.A (C.S)/B.Com. level with full paper in Cost Accounting/Management Accounting/Financial Management at Master of Corporate Secretaryship/M.Com. /M.B.A. level and must have secured fifty per cent marks in the subject concerned of a recognized university is exempted from this subject.
  2. General and Commercial Laws (IGCL) - A degree in Law or Master of Corporate Secretaryship is exempted from this subject.
  3. Tax Laws (ITL) - Master of Corporate Secretaryship is exempted from this subject.

A Candidate who has passed the Final examination of the ICWAI is eligible to seek exemption from the following papers of Intermediate examination under a reciprocal arrangement existing at present between the two Institutes- Company Accounts and Cost & Management Accounting (ICA&CMA), Tax Laws (ITL) in the intermediate level. Financial, Treasury and Forex Management, Direct and Indirect Taxation - Law and Practice in the final level.

To enable non - commerce students who are eligible for direct admission to the executive level programme, to get a fundamental understanding on commerce subjects the ICSI has made it compulsory for such students to take up a course of postal or oral tuition in those subjects of the Foundation examination which he/she had not studied at the graduate or post graduate level before becoming eligible to pursue the executive level programme/course.

Student registering for the compulsory bridge Course need not attend examination in these subjects but has to compulsorily undergo either oral or postal tuition in them.

Minimum Requirements:

A candidate can enter the courses at this level through two different routes.

  1. By passing the Foundation Programme examination i.e. qualifying at the Foundation Programme level
  2. By passing a Graduation/Degree (10 + 2 + 3) examination i.e. having a Graduation qualification

Academic Qualifications

  1. A pass in the Foundation Programme Examination conducted by ICSI.
  2. A Degree or master\'s degree in Corporate Secretaryship or Commerce.
  3. A degree or master\'s degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts.
  4. A pass in the Final examination conducted by:

i.  The ICAI

ii.  The ICWAI

iii.  Any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad as recognized as equivalent thereto.

Application/Prospectus » Cost, Where to Obtain and Submit

The institute has regional offices in all the four geographical regions (North, South, East, and West) of India for the purpose of handling the administrative tasks. All the aspects relating to students except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any details in relation to the student/candidate one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is initially registered.

Downloading Applications

You can download the Registration Applications from

Online Registration

The institute has provided facilities for registration through online payment.

You can access the Registration Page here.

Cost of Registration Application/Prospectus

The prospectus of the institute contains the application for registration along with it. The cost of Application or Prospectus for Registering for the Executive Programme level/course:

  • By Hand -               Rs. 300
  • By Post or courier - Rs. 350

The payment can be sent by demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ payable at New Delhi, to ‘ICSI HOUSE” 22 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.

Prizes Award:

In addition to the ranks and distinctions awarded by the institutes, the following prizes are awarded to the students by various sponsors.

Some are sponsored by the Institute and its chapters and some others by private trusts or charitable institutions and some others by individuals.


  1. President’s Silver Medal
  2. Jaypee Group Prize Award
  3. Late Shri Jagdish Chandra Malhotra Memorial Annual Award
  4. Kedarnath Prahlad Rai Dhanuka Memorial Award
  5. Mauji Ram Jain Memorial Award (Female Candidate)
  6. SMT.Bonadada Samantha kamani Memorial Silver Medal (Female Candidate)
  7. Taxman’s Prize Award (Specially for Highest Marks in Tax Law)
  8. Preeti Puraskar (Specially for Highest Marks in Company Law)

Awarded To:

Awarded to a candidate who passes in all papers of the Executive program Examination, at first attempt, in one sitting, without claiming exemption in any subject and obtaining the highest marks in the aggregate taking into account the performance of all successful candidates, provided that the aggregate is not less than 55%.


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