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CS Executive Question Paper | Download previous year’s papers | Preparation tips

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Making a straight dive, with your head first in a pool full of water, whose depth you don’t understand is a foolish move and one that will leave you injured, right?  This philosophy can be applied to almost all situations in life.

When you are taking up a course like the company secretary course, which is quite challenging in the first place, it is very essential to know the basics. That is why we encourage students to always go through and practice the previous year’s question papers before they even start their studies.

By scanning through CS executive question papers of previous years, understanding the type of questions, and analyzing the pattern, you will know what you are supposed to prepare for and strategies accordingly.

In this article, we will provide you with the download links to the CS executive question paper, explain the exam pattern and leave you with some preparation tips for your exams. 

CS Executive Question Papers

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) provides CS executive previous year’s question papers on their website. Aspirants who are appearing for CS executive exams are advised to download them for their reference. 

When you download these papers make sure to:

  • Read through 4-5 papers firstly to get the gist
  • See what type of questions are asked
  • See which questions are asked more frequently
  • Learn the marking scheme
  • Which topics are very sure to come
  • Plan how you can tackle them within due time
  • Practice one every day

You can download subject-wise CS executive papers from the following links.

CS Executive question papers 2021 (New Syllabus)

Module and paper Download link
Module I – Jurisprudence, Interpretation, and General Laws Click Here
Module I – Company Laws Click Here
Module I – Setting up of Business Entities and Closure Click Here
Module I – Tax Laws Click Here
Module II – Corporate and Management Accounting Click Here
Module II – Securities Laws and Capital Markets Click Here
Module II – Economic, Business, and Commercial Laws Click Here
Module II – Financial and Strategic Management Click Here

CS Executive question papers 2020 (New Syllabus)

Module and paper Download link
Module I – Jurisprudence, Interpretation, and General Laws Click Here
Module I – Company Laws Click Here
Module I – Setting up of Business Entities and Closure Click Here
Module I – Tax Laws Click Here
Module II – Corporate and Management Accounting Click Here
Module II – Securities Laws and Capital Markets Click Here
Module II – Economic, Business, and Commercial Laws Click Here
Module II – Financial and Strategic Management Click Here

When you attempt these papers, you will surely have trouble answering all the questions correctly. You might get stuck in various places and not understand how to move from there. Even if you have studied all the subjects profoundly, you might still face trouble in knowing how to put out your answer the right way. 

That is why having solutions for these papers is equally important. We provide previous year’s question papers with solutions to our dedicated and hardworking students.

These papers are solved by our own CS experts, at TopLad

You can check them out from the following link CS Past Year Papers

CS Executive Exam Pattern

CS Executive consists of two modules; each module consists of 4 papers, hence there are 8 papers in total. Each paper carries 100 marks. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours. 

To pass the examination, a student has to get a minimum of 40% in all individual papers and an aggregate of 50% in total.

Mode of exam Offline center-based exam
No of modules 2 – module 1 and module 2
No of papers Eight – 4 papers in each module
Duration of exam 3 hours
Total marks 100 marks in each paper
Type of question Objective and Subjective
No of questions 100 questions in each
Marking scheme Negative marking only for objective questions (0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer)
Language Hindi or English
Passing criteria 40% in all papers and 50% in total

Preparation Tips for Acing your Exams

You can refer to our study tips to know how to plan and structure your studies, strategize your preparation and become a top scorer in your exam. 

  • Before you plan things out, know what works best for you. Depending on your own personality, you should decide how you will be more productive; while studying early morning or late at night? while taking online or offline coaching classes? with a strict schedule or a relaxed one? write down the answers and plan accordingly. 
  • Give yourself sufficient time for preparation. Don’t start at the last minute. Start early and slowly make quality progress
  • Enroll in an affordable coaching institute as they will become a guide to you and provide you with all the necessary information, updates, announcements, study material, etc. on top of teaching you the syllabus thoroughly.
  • Keep practicing mock test papers as well as solving previous year’s papers regularly. Sharpen your question-solving skills
  • Don’t buy or download too much study material. Focus on getting the right quality material from your institute and practice on that. Quality is always more important than quantity.
  • One of the most important and most ignored tips, don’t make studying your life! Go outside, play sports, meditate, meet friends or do anything else that you love. If your mind isn’t happy and in peace, your preparation will be affected. 
  • Eat healthy food daily and keep physically active

You can check out TopLad’s CS online/offline coaching classes. We have helped thousands of students achieve their dream of becoming a company secretary. 

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