ICSI Announces December 2023 CS Executive and Professional Examination Schedule

    The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) unveils the timetable for the upcoming CS Executive and Professional examinations in December 2023.

    The Indian corporate and legal landscape is abuzz as the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the examination schedule for the Company Secretary (CS) Executive and Professional programs set to take place in December 2023.

    The examination cycle is slated to kickstart on December 21, concluding on December 30, 2023. The papers will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Revised Syllabus and Examination Schedule

    The ICSI has published the schedule for the CS executive under the syllabus for both 2017 and 2022. Concurrently, the CS Professional programme will continue to follow the 2017 syllabus.

    Interestingly, regardless of the syllabus, the executive programme examination will be conducted on the same date and time.

    CS Executive Programme Under the 2022 Syllabus

    The new 2022 syllabus for the CS Executive programme is divided into two groups:

    Group 1 Papers:

    1. Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws
    2. Company Law and Practice
    3. Setting Up Business, Industrial and Labour Laws
    4. Corporate Accounting and Financial Management

    Group 2 Papers:

    1. Capital Market and Securities Laws
    2. Economic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Laws
    3. Tax Laws and Practice

    The CS Executive Programme is scheduled to begin on December 21st, 2023, and end on December 28th, 2023. The examination hours will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    The CS Professional Programme, under the 2017 syllabus, is set to start on December 21st, 2023, and will conclude on December 31st, 2023. This examination will also be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

    The ICSI has extended the last date for obtaining the mandatory CPE credits for 2022-23 till June 2023, offering some respite for professionals.

    Preparation for Candidates

    The ICSI CS Exam schedule is now accessible for candidates to review and download, enabling those who have registered and started studying for the CS Examination in December 2023.

    Candidates registered for the executive programme under the old 2017 syllabus may continue to follow it, while students registered under the new 2022 syllabus are advised to prepare according to the updated syllabus.

    Note for Candidates

    All aspirants are strongly advised to keep a close watch on updates and instructions released by the ICSI via their official website. It’s crucial to remain informed and adjust their preparation strategies based on these updates.

    With the examination dates drawing closer, candidates must pull up their socks and ensure their preparation aligns with the updated syllabi and the examination schedule.

    As the countdown begins, it’s time to delve deeper into the subjects and gear up for an intense revision period. Good luck to all candidates for their preparation journey!

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