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Company Secretary course details


What is Company Secretary course?

The CS course or Company Secretary course is specially designed for students coming from a commerce background. However, students from any field, completing their 12 standards have access to this course. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India offers the course to become a Company Secretary (C.S). The course is available via distance learning.

This is course is a statutory course from Institute of Company secretaries of India, which is an organisation created by an act of Parliament. Various regulations like

Companies Act 2013

Securities Exchange Board of India Act 1992

Income Tax act

Competition Act

Criminal procedure code

Civil procedure code

Legal metrology Act

Consumer Protection Act

Registration Act

Stamp Duty act , and many more such other legislations, made this profession a statutory requirement. As per the provisions of Companies Act 2013, appointment of company secretaries is compulsory for every company which have a paid up share capital of 10 lakhs or above.


In the case of companies whose securities are listed in stock exchange, the appointment of company secretary is a must and also an independent secretarial audit by practicing company secretary.


Practicing as a company secretary is another option for persons who want to work independently. There are numerous compliance under various laws a company need to make, also registrations, filings, reporting, consultation etc, provide a practicing company secretary a world full of opportunities for practice.

University Grants Commissions in its circular in 2010, recognised , CS, as a basic qualification for the appointment of teachers in Management colleges. So Company Secretaries can successfully apply for positions from Asst Professor to HOD in any management colleges, which is a highly paying option.


University Grants commission also recognised Company Secretary qualification as equivalent to Post Graduate Degree, which enable a Company Secretary to write NET examinations and also pursue PHD in any management subjects.

If a company secretary want to do research in any management subjects in world premier organisations of education, the latest is, he can do research in Indian Institute of Management and the government will fund for 5 years.


Candidates aspiring to seek admission to this program, in this institute, need to crack the CSEET or Company Secretary Executive Entrance test. The exam is conducted on a national level. It is an online examination which can be attended from home. This is a management aptitude test, with multiple choice questions, and a proper coaching will help you to crack it.


There is no age restriction for being a company secretary as well. Candidates who have completed graduation can directly enrol for the second level, Executive level, there is no need for them to appear for the entrance.

Candidates completing their 12 standards, and looking to get into a good commerce field can apply for the Company Secretary (C.S). Even a student who is appearing for plus two examination can appear for this entrance.

The entrance examination is conducted four times in a year through remote proctored mode. Then the second level starts with two modules (groups) which is executive. A period of minimum one years needed to complete this level and the examinations are conducted twice a year, in June and December. After completing executive, a student can directly go for training, which is compulsory , for 21 months. A small stipend will be paid in this time, but the objective should be to practice and learn. During the training a student can learn and complete the professional level. Overall three to three and half years, a focussed student will take to complete this course.


For more details you contact the only Gurukulam for Company secretaries in South India – ArthaCS.

Whatsapp number is 8138908999

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