CS Professional Module 1 consists of 3 papers that are to be attempted either individually or together with Module 2 and Module 3 (also consisting of 3 papers) depending upon a student’s preference or preparation. CS Professional exams are held twice in a year, once in the month of June and once in the month of December. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is the professional body that holds the examination.
A candidate wanting to register for CS Professional examination must meet the following eligibility criteria:
A Candidate is required to register himself for the course of CS Professional on the official website of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). For registration he/she will have to fill out an application form, upload required documents and pay a registration fee.
To register for CS Professional Module 1
Important Dates for 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 Module (I, II &III)||on or before 31st May of that year|
|December Term||One Module||on or before 31st July of that year|
CS Professional module 1 consists of 3 papers which are mentioned below along with topics to be covered and their weightage in the exam.
CS Professional Exam Pattern
|Mode of exam||Offline center-based exam|
|No of modules||3 – module 1, 2 & 3|
|No of papers||9 (8 compulsory and 1 elective)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
|Total marks||100 marks in each paper|
|Type of question||Discriptive|
|No of questions||50 questions in each|
|Marking scheme||No negative marking|
|Language||Hindi or English|
|Passing criteria||40% in all papers and 50% in total|
Any student pursing certification in CS, preparing for its courses, is required to undergo complete coaching for the respective course. Oral coaching refers to going to the institute for classes and pursuing your course. For his/her oral coaching, a student can take admission in regional council or chapter or any other recognized oral coaching center.
For the professional program, 40 classes of 2 hours for each subject are compulsory.
After completing CS Executive exam, a candidate is required to undergo 15 months of management training under a company secretary or a company, before he/she can sit for CS Professional examination. This training includes 25 hours of Professional Development Programme (PDP).
After giving CS Professional exam, candidates can check results once ICSI has announced them on their official website. A candidate is required to obtain 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in aggregate to successfully pass this level.
A student who has successfully cleared all 3 papers of CS Professional Module 1 in adherence to the passing criteria mentioned above, can appear in Module 2 and Module 3 in the forthcoming attempt and if he has already cleared those as well, He is entitled to be addressed as a qualified company secretary.
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