All about CS course – Full Details and Information

About CS course

The CS course in the commerce domain is one of the most popular choices among the students. However, students of all fields can apply for this course, the institute of company secretaries of India offers Company Secretary Course, which is a distance learning course that began to regulate the Company Secretary Profession. With the mixture of practical training and academic program, the CS Course opens huge opportunities in the corporate sector and in this field, Candidates have to undergo different programs as a part of this course and they are given below

Eligibility Criteria for CS

You can start your career in CS after the 12th only, but first, you have registered for the foundation program. these are three stages for the CS course from which you can enter this field.

Eligibility criteria After class 12th

Students can apply for the company secretary course after 10+2 but will have to register for the Foundation Programme to start with, the Students of science, commerce, and arts can apply for the course.

Eligibility criteria After graduation

If candidates want to become a company secretary course after graduation they can apply straight away for the Executive Programme and continue with the Professional Programme after completing graduation in any field apart from fine arts.

Eligibility criteria for final program

Candidates who have not passed the executive program after graduation or those who have not passed the foundation and executive program after 10+2 will not be allowed to pursue the professional program. 

Fee’s structure and Exam duration of CS course

check the fee structure of CS courses for different programs with registration fees and tuition fees which are given below


Registration fee

Tuition fee

Exemption examination fee

Total fee

Exam duration

Foundation program





8 months

Executive program



Foundation (500)


9 months

Professional program



Foundation + executive(500+500)


10 months

Syllabus and modules of CS

Here is the syllabus of the CS course with three programs which are the Foundation program, Executive program, and professional program

Foundation program

The Foundation program is divided into 4 papers and the areas such as
  1. English and Business Communication
  2. Financial Accounting
  3. Economics and statistics
  4. Elements of Business Laws and Management

Executive program

  1. Company accounts, cost, and Management 
  2. General and Commercial Laws
  3. Tax Laws
  4. Accounting
  1. Company Law
  2. Securities Laws and Compliances
  3. Economic and Labour Laws

Professional program

  1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliance & Ethics 
  2. Advanced Tax Laws
  3. Drafting, Appearing, and pleadings
  1. Secretarial Audit 
  2. Corporate Restriction
  3. Resolution of Corporate Disputes
  1. Corporate Funding & listings in stock Exchanges
  2. Multidisciplinary Case Studies

Types of Training and duration

These are the types of training that are provided by the CS course institutions which are given below in the tabular form

Types of program


Student induction program (SIP) 

7 days

Computer training program

70 hours

Executive Development Program (EDP)

8 days

professional development program (PDP)

25 hours

Management or Professional Training  

15 months

Practical Training 

3 months

Specialized Agency Training

15 days

Management Skills Orientation Programme(MOSP)

15 days

Company secretary skillset

These are some skills that are required to do a CS course, it’s not mandatory but you have developed these skills for better understanding.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Expertise in Company Law
  • Time management & multitasking
  • Command over written and spoken English
  • Competent with numbers Meticulous planner

Job opportunities

These are some job opportunities after completing of CS course which is given below
  • Foreign Collaborations and Joint Ventures
  • Legal, Secretarial, and Corporate Governance
  • Project Planning
  • Capital Market and Investor Relations
  • Corporate Advisory Services
  • Corporate Restructuring

Career options of CS

These are some career options after doing a CS course
  • manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Bank and building societies
  • Employer’s cooperatives
  • Housing Associations
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment sectors
  • Trade bodies

Job profile of CS

Here are the job profiles of CS which are given below 
  • Assistance to the Board of Directors
  • Company Registrar
  • Legal Advisory
  • Corporate Policymaker
  • Chief Administrative officer
  • Principal Secretary 
  • Corporate planner
  • Chairman
  • Managing Director
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Investor Capital Market Relations

Top recruiting companies

If you complete the CS course then these are the companies that are more suitable for your career
  • ONGC
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • Oil India Limited
  • Jaypee Group 
  • Punjab National Bank Ltd
  • Bestech India Pvt Ltd
  • HLC Technologies Ltd
If you have any doubts or any queries then feel free to ask in the comments or contact us on the contact page.

Frequently asked questions about CS course

What is the full form of CS?

The full form of CS is Company secretory.

Is CS better than CA?

CS is easier when you compare with CA because when you start CA it’s easy, and at last, it’s very difficult. The duration of CS is less than CA.

How many stages are there in the CS course?

There are three stages or programs in CS courses which are, foundation program, executive program, and professional program.

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