Company Secretary Program : Commerce Stream

A company secretary is a senior position in a private sector company or public sector organization. As CS can be Classified as three Categories for Certification on CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional Programme. To Chose the profession in Company Secretary you should complete these 3 stages. There will be regular examinations which are conducted by the Specified institutes all over India. Then you can be awarded the certification in CS Course.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a statutory professional body in India with the objective of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Company Secretaries in India. In 1960 the Company Law Board started a course in Company Secretary ship leading to the award of Government Diploma in Company Secretary ship. As the increment of students in course Company Secretary ship courses grew, the Government promoted on 4th October 1968 Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

CS Course Details



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Company Secretary


  • Foundation Programme (10+2 pass or equivalent)
  • Executive Programme (Graduation)
  • Professional Programme (Executive Programme)


  • Foundation Programme (8 Months)
  • Executive Programme (9 months)
  • Professional Programme (10Months)

Fee Offered for CS

  • Foundation Programme= Rs. 3,600
  • Executive Programme= RS. 7000
  • Professional Programme= Rs. 12000

Course Type


Starting salary

Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs per annum

Advance Courses

Similar Course


Employment opportunities

Assistance to the Board of Directors, Legal Advisor, Corporate Policymaker, Principal Secretary

Certification procedure for CS Course

The Three categories Courses have the examination will be Conducted ICSI Council and the application form will be available through out the year via online by ICSI Web site. The Application form fee is Rs 200/- through cash payment. The students will have to enroll themselves with the ICSI for the information on the entrance exam etc.

NOTE : The Exam for the Foundation course is held in the months of December and June every year. The candidates have to register with the ICSI before 9 months earlier to the exam. The Foundation examination should be qualified within the time limit of 3 years from the period of admission.

Course Eligibility

Foundation Programme: The Eligibility for the CS Foundation Program is one should Be Cleared in (10 +2) or Equivalent.

Executive Programme: The Eligibility for CS Executive can be pursued only after clearing the Foundation Program or any Graduation with any Background of Specialization. The Candidate Should not under the Age of 17.

Professional Programme: The Eligibility for CS Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course . The examination is conducted twice a year in June and December.

Course Duration

Foundation Programme: The Course Duration of the CS Foundation Programme is 8 Months. The Course Completion should be passed within the time limit of 3 years from the period of admission.

Executive Programme: The Course Duration of CS Executive Programme is 9 months.

Professional Programme: The Course Duration of CS Professional Programme is 10 months.

Syllabus of Concepts in CS Course

The following Links are the Syllabus for CS Foundation and CS Executive Course which is followed in examinations.

  • CS Foundation Syllabus
  • CS Executive Syllabus
  • CS Professional Syllabus

Employment Options

  • Foreign Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • Legal, Secretarial and Corporate Governance
  • Project Planning
  • Capital Market and Investor Relations
  • Corporate Advisory Services
  • Corporate Restructuring

Job Types

  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Bank and building societies
  • Employer’s cooperatives
  • Housing Associations
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment sectors
  • Trade bodies

Earnings of CS Certificate holder

A Fresher can earn per month starting salary can be anywhere between Rs.28,000 and Rs.40,000. As Experience increases the income also increases depending on his skills and talent.