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CS Professional Full information

The Company Secretary Professional Program is the final stage in the professional course offered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Here is the full information about the CS Professional Program:

Eligibility: Candidates who have cleared the Executive Program of ICSI or the Professional Program of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) are eligible for the CS Professional program.

Registration: Candidates need to register themselves with ICSI for the Professional Program. The registration process can be done online on the ICSI website.

Examination: The CS Professional program has three modules - Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3. The examination is conducted twice a year - in June and December. Each module has three papers of 100 marks each, and the total duration of each paper is 3 hours.

Exemption: Candidates who have cleared the Professional examination of ICAI or ICMAI are exempted from appearing in Module 1 of the Professional Program.

Training: After passing the Professional Program, candidates need to undergo 15 months of practical training, which includes training in a company, under a company secretary in practice, or in a government department. After completing the training, candidates need to submit a training completion certificate to ICSI.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Members of ICSI need to undertake ongoing professional development courses to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date. This is mandatory for maintaining the membership of ICSI.

Membership: After completing the practical training and fulfilling the CPD requirements, candidates can apply for membership of ICSI. They need to pay the prescribed fee and submit the necessary documents to ICSI.

Overall, the CS Professional program offered by ICSI is a challenging program that prepares candidates to take on leadership roles in the corporate sector. It covers various aspects of corporate law, governance, and management and provides a platform for aspirants to pursue a career as a company secretary and contribute to the growth of the corporate sector in India.

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