CS Professional Registration: Steps to Apply Online, Registration Fee, Important Dates

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CS Professional exams are held twice a year, once in the month of June and once in the month of December. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) holds this examination. Students wanting to enroll in the professional program and appear for its examination will have to register and pay the CS professional registration fee within the due dates provided by the institute.

In this article, we will take you through the CS professional registration process, steps by step instructions on how to apply, CS professional registration fee, documents you will be required to upload, important dates to remember, and more.

So, at the end of this article, you will have all the information you need!

Where Can You Register?

CS Professional registration can be done in two modes; online mode and in offline mode. For the online mode of registration, students can visit ICSI’s official website and register. For offline mode, students can download the form or get a physical copy from the nearest regional council of ICSI. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India urges students to register online to avoid fraudulently.

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CS Professional Registration: Important Dates

CS Professional registration is open throughout the year but students appearing for either the June term or December term will have to register accordingly. Also, you can appear for all the modules of CS Professional together or for a single module individually and registration dates for those are also different.

Here are the important dates for CS Professional Registration

Exam Term       Module Date of Registration
June Term All Modules (I, II &III)    on or before 30th November of the previous year
June Term One Module on or before 31st January of that year 
December   Term All Modules (I, II &III)    on or before 31st May of that year
December Term One Module on or before 31st July of that year

If a candidate missed the above-mentioned last dates to register, a week’s extension is available to register but an additional late fee will be charged.

How to Register: Step-by-Step Instructions

Offline mode

For offline registration, you can download the application form from the official website of ICSI and print it out or you can get one directly from a regional council/chapter. After that, you will have to fill it out and submit it along with the registration fee and documents required to the regional council/chapter itself. You would have to submit a challan for the fee paid.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India urges students to apply online for security reasons. The online process is also much easier and smoother to follow.

Online Registration

Follow these simple and easy steps to register for the CS professional course

Step 1: Visit the official website of ICSI

Step 2: Move your mouse over to “Online Services” present on the home page

Step 3: Click on the option “Students Portal” and login into your ICSI account by entering your username and password

Step 4: After logging in, select the option “Students” and click on “My Account”

Step 5: Look for the option “Professional Registration” and click on it

Step 6: Fill out the application form in online mode

Step 7: After that, you will see your account details and be asked to upload your CS Executive pass mark sheets for both modules

Step 8: Now complete CS Professional registration fees payment. It can be done with Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking

Step 9: You are successfully registered for CS Professional Course. Download Registration letter / E-Identity Card.

Documents to Upload for CS Professional Registration

Following are the documents that you will be required to upload while registration

  • Your photograph
  • Your signature
  • Category certificate (if availing concession)
  • DOB certificate (10th pass certificate)
  • Qualification certificate (12th mark sheet/graduation certificate/post-graduation certificate/ ICAI or ICMAI final passed certificate)
  • Identity Proof (Aadhaar, Passport PAN, Voter ID, Driving License, Rashan card)

Specifications of Documents
File Format All files to upload should be in the following format (jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf)
Maximum File Size 2 MB
Photograph Size 20kb – 50kb
Signature Size 10kb – 20kb

CS Professional Registration Fees

CS Professional registration fee structure involves a registration fee and an examination fee. 

  • The registration fee for CS Professional exam is Rs.12,000/- (Rupees Twelve Thousand Only) per appearance.
  • The examination fee for CS Professional single module is Rs.1200
  • The examination fee for all three modules is Rs.3600

CS Course Fee Concessions

ICSI provides a certain amount of concession to registration fees for students belonging to different categories.

CS Professional Registration Fees Concessions
Category Fee Concession
General and OBC NA
SC/ST 50%
Physically Handicapped 75%
Serving/Retired personnel of defense services and paramilitary forces 50%
ICLS Officers and Officials with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs 100%
Wards and widows of martyrs of officials from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and all paramilitary forces 100%
Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and all paramilitary forces with permanent disability as a result of participating in acts of war and other missions 100%

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What After Registration

After you have successfully registered, save all your account details such as transaction id, registration number, and all other login details.

Exam Form

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India will release an examination form. You will have to fill out that form and pay the fee in due time. Only after paying the exam fee, you will be able to sit in the examination.

Admit Card

The student must download their admit cards from the official website of ICSI. Without the admit card they will not be allowed entry into the examination hall.

After registration, begin your preparation right away to ace your exam. Start looking through the syllabus and subjects to be covered and plan your time with proper management and strategy. The best way to prepare for your exams is to enroll in a coaching institute.

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