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ICSI CS Professional Study Material New Syllabus

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The Institute of Company Secretaries of India provides study material to their students to guide and prepare them for examinations. It can be found on their official website. 

CS Professional is the final level examination in your Company Secretary course. The final level can be quite challenging, hence, it is very essential to have the right resources and put all the necessary efforts to clear the exam, so you can achieve your dream of becoming a successful CS.

As per the latest amendments, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India released a new syllabus for CS professional that will be applicable from 2022 onwards. Students are advised to study and fetch resources according to the new syllabus only. 

ICSI CS Professional Study Material

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India provides study material to their students to guide and prepare them for examinations. It can be found on their official website. 

CS Professional study material can include books, notes, scanners, previous year papers, mock test papers, etc. 

If you wish to download the material, follow the instruction given below.

Step 1: Go to the official portal Click Here

Step 2: A new page will open. Click on  “Professional Program”

Step 3: Choose the subject for which you want to get study material for 

Step 4: A PDF will open. Download it or print it out for your reference

 

You can also use these direct links to ICSI CS Professional study material and download paper-wise pdfs. Click on the links below for paper-wise study material. 

Module Paper Download Link
Module I Paper-1: Governance, Risk Management, Compliances, and Ethics Click Here
Module I Paper-2: Advanced Tax Laws Click Here
Module I Paper 3: Drafting, Pleadings, and Appearances Click Here
Module II Paper-4: Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management, and Due Diligence Click Here
Module II Paper 5: (Part 1): Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up Click Here
Module II Paper-6: Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies Click Here
Module III Paper-7: Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges Click Here
Module III Paper-8: Multidisciplinary Case Studies Click Here
Electives Paper 9.1: Banking Law and Practice Click Here
Electives Paper 9.2: Insurance – Law and Practice Click Here
Electives Paper 9.3: Intellectual Property Rights- Laws and Practice Click Here
Electives Paper 9.6: Labour Laws & Practice Click Here
Electives Paper 9.8: Insolvency – Law and Practice Click Here


ICSI CS Professional – New Syllabus

As per the latest update, ICSI has released a new syllabus for the CS Professional course. The old syllabus has been discontinued. Students registered for the old syllabus have to switch over to the new syllabus as it is mandatory. 

CS Professional New Syllabus

Module I

Paper 1: Governance, Risk Management, Compliances, and Ethics Constitution of India

  • Part A: Governance 50%
  • Part B: Risk Management 20&
  • Part C: Compliance 20%
  • Part D: Ethics and Sustainability 10%

 

Paper 2: Advanced Tax Laws

  • Part A: Indirect Taxes 70%
  • Part B: Direct Tax and International Taxation 30%

 

Paper 3: Drafting, Pleadings, and Appearances (One Part)

  •  Judicial & Administrative framework
  •  General Principles of Drafting and relevant Substantive Rules
  •  Secretarial Practices
  •  Drafting and Conveyancing relating to Various Deeds and Agreements
  •  Drafting of agreements, documents, and deeds
  • Pleading, Art of writing opinions
  • Appearances and Art of Advocacy

 

Module II

Paper 4: Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence

  • Part A: Compliance Management 40%
  • Part B: Secretarial Audit and Due Diligence 60%

 

Paper 5: Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-up 

  • Part A: Corporate Restructuring 50%
  • Part B: Insolvency and Liquidation 50%

 

Paper 6: Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & Remedies (One Part)

  • Shareholders’ Democracy &Rights
  • Corporate Disputes 
  • Fraud under Companies Act and IPC
  • 4. Misrepresentation & Malpractices 
  • Regulatory Action 
  • Defaults, Adjudication, prosecutions, and penalties under the Companies Act, Securities Laws, FEMA, COFEPOSA, Money
  • Laundering, Competition Act, Labour Laws & Tax Laws.
  • Fines, Penalties, and Punishments under various laws.
  • Civil and Criminal Trial Procedure and Process.
  • Relief and Remedies

 

Module III

Paper 7: Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock Exchanges

  • Part A: Corporate Funding 60%
  • Part B: Listing 40%

 

Paper 8: Multidisciplinary Case Studies (One Part)

  • Corporate Laws including Company Law
  • Securities Laws
  • FEMA and other Economic and Business Legislations
  • Insolvency Law
  • Competition Law
  • Business Strategy and Management
  • Interpretation of Law
  • Governance Issues

 

Paper 9: Elective

  • 9.1- Banking – Law & Practice
  • 9.2- Insurance – Law & Practice
  • 9.3- Intellectual Property Rights: Laws and Practices
  • 9.4- Forensic Audit
  • 9.5- Direct Tax Laws & Practice
  • 9.6- Labour Laws& Practice
  • 9.7- Valuations & Business Modelling
  • 9.8- Insolvency – Law and Practice

 

CS Professional Books for your Exam

Books are a very important resource for any exam. They provide very detailed and descriptive information about subjects. A good book will contain everything you need such as the syllabus, chapter vise study, test series, past year papers, solutions, and more. They even consist of flow charts, images, and summarized theory for easy understanding. It is highly recommended to use books for your executive exam preparation. 

CS Professional Books Recommendations

Corporate Governance, Ethics, And Social Responsibility
Shuchita Prakashan Scanner CS Professional Programme (Green Edition) Paper-1 Governance, Risk Management, Compliances And Ethics for June 2022 Exam
Shuchita Prakashan Scanner CS Professional Programme Module I (2017 Syllabus) Paper-2 Advanced Tax Laws (Applicable For June 2022)
Shuchita Prakashan Scanner CS Professional Programme (Green Edition) Paper-3 Drafting, Pleadings And Appearances for June 2022 Exam
Shuchita Prakashan Scanner CS Professional Programme Module II (2017 Syllabus) Paper-4 Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management And Due Diligence (Applicable For June 2022)
Banking Law And Practices
Insurance Principles And Practice
Intellectual Property Rights: Nature And Problems
Combo: CS Professional Programme – Module II – Information Technology And Systems Audit by Pluto Innovations
Direct Taxes Law & Practice
Labour And Industrial Laws
Legal Aspects Of Business

 

CS Professional Scanners – Can you pass your exam with them?

Are scanners helpful in passing your CS exam?

A scanner is a book or a pdf consisting of all the previous year’s questions that came in examinations. It is a collection of questions that have previously come in exams. They can be solved or unsolved.

A scanner may include the following:

  • Chapter-wise study
  • Previous year’s questions with solutions
  • Examination trend analysis
  • Quick glance at the whole syllabus
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Test series

 

CS Professional Scanners can be helpful as an additional source of preparation. They however are not sufficient if used alone. One cannot depend on them. You can practice several questions and solved answers, you can browse through chapters or subjects in a quick way, or can check out the examination trend for previous years. Scanners are best used if you have a lot of time, but close to exams, you may want to focus on other study materials like mock test papers or notes.

CS Professional Notes and Previous Year Papers

A good set of notes is a must for every exam. They can help your understanding of a subject and also provide a way for revision. It’s always advised to make your own notes too while you take classes or do self-study as they will be the most beneficial to you.

When you are finished with one subject, go through the notes for a quick revision. Also, do the same a few days before your exam. It is recommended that you focus on notes and mock test papers during the last week of your exam and not study anything new. 

You can check out TopLad’s CS Professional notes curated by our faculty! 

CS Professional Notes

You must also use previous year’s question papers regularly as they will help you understand the pattern of the exam, the type of questions asked, and how to correctly answer them. They will also help you get in the habit of writing and solving papers. Solve at least one question paper or mock test paper for continuous quality progress.

You can download Previous year’s question papers for CS professional module I, module II, and module III from the following link.

Previous Year Question papers

Study Tips to Ace your Exam

  • Along with your coaching classes and lectures include a few hours of self-study every day. 
  • As you complete the syllabus of one paper, start practicing mock test papers or previous year papers for it. 
  • Allocate some extra time just for reading. Reading about relevant topics or books about your course can expand your knowledge and level of understanding.
  • Plan out a schedule of studying in such a way that you give yourself sufficient time to study and also do other things you love every day. 
  • Instead of just focusing on a single subject for too long, try to inculcate other subjects side by side. 
  • If you have an obligation or some other important things to do someday, make the best of online video lectures as they can be viewed anywhere at any time. 
  • Revise, Revise and Revise. Before your exam or after you complete the syllabus of a paper, make sure to do proper revision.