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ICSI CS Exam 2021: Dates, Admit Card (Released), Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Selection

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: July 01, 2021

CS programme is offered by the Institute of Company Secretary of India. The ICSI conducts ICSI CS exam twice every year. Read the full article to know from eligibility to the selection process about the 2021 examination.

All About ICSI CS Exam 2021

The Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI) has released the schedule of CS exam 2021 - June Session. The examination is conducted twice every year to get students for the CS certification. The conducting authority of the exam i.e., ICSI is a govt recognized body that produces CS (Company Secretaries) in India.

In this article, you will read about the application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, pattern, selection process, and important dates for ICSI CS 2021 exam - June Session. The revised exam dates for ICSI CS 2021 June session have been announced

Latest Updates
1st July 2021: The ICSI CSEET admit card for the 2021 exams has been released. Candidates can click here to download the ICSI CSEET 2021 Admit Cards. The examination will be taking place on 10th July 2021.

ICSI CS foundation, executive, professional exam dates announced.

The Institute of Companies Secretaries Of India (ICSI) will close the application process for verification of marks of CS Professional and Executive programme results today, i.e. 18th March 2021.

About CS Programme

The company Secretary (CS) programme is completed in three stages: Foundation, Executive, and Professional Programme. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) offers the course. This programme is the right mix of practical training as well as academics. The programme usually takes three or more years to complete.

Know All About CS Programme Now!

ICSI CS Exam 2021 Highlights

Exam Name


Exam Level

National Level Examination

Conducting Authority

ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India)

Mode of Exam

Both Online and Offline

Exam Frequency

Twice a Year

Language of Medium


Exam Duration

150 Minutes

Conducted for

CS Certification

ICSI CS Exam 2021 Important Dates

You can find the dates for ICSI Exam in the table below.

DateEventImportant Information
ICSI CSEET 2021 Admit Card Releases1st July 2021Out now. 
ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Date10th July 2021--
ICSI CS June 2021 examFoundation Programme:
13-Aug-2021 & 14-Aug-2021
Executive Programme:
Professional Programme:
The revised exam dates for ICSI CS 2021 June session have been announced. The exams, earlier scheduled to be conducted from June 1 to 10, were postponed due to COVID
CSEET May exam result08-May-2021CSEET exam result for May session announced

 ICSI CS Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for ICSI 2021 for Executive and Professional Programme vary. You can check out the detailed requirements mentioned below.

Eligibility Criteria for CS Executive Programme

  • Candidates must have achieved an age of 17 years or more on the application date.

  • The ICSI has replaced Foundation Programme with CSEET.

  • Candidates must have passed the CSEET (CS Executive Entrance Test) for registration to CS Executive Programme.

  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 examinations and hold a graduate or postgraduate degree are eligible for CSEET.

  • There are few category students who are exempted for the CSEET.

  • Candidates who have passed the CS Foundation Programme, ICAI Final Course and ICMAI Final Course are exempted from CSEET.

  • The CSEET exemption fee for different categories is mentioned below.


Exemption Fee

Students Who Have Passed CS Foundation Programme


Students Who Have Passed ICAI Final Course

INR 5,000

Students Who Have Passed ICMAI Final Course

INR 5,000

Eligibility Criteria for CS Professional Programme

  • In order to apply for CS Professional programme, candidates must have passed CS Executive programme.

  • Candidates must register at least six months prior to the month of examination to be allowed to appear in the module/s (any) of the CS professional programme.

  • It is important that candidates have undergone oral or postal tuition for the programme modules before appearing in the examination.

ICSI CS/ CSEET 2021 Application Process

If you are wondering ‘How to register for CSEET 2021?’ then have a look at the registration steps mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of ICSI.

  • Navigate through the website to look for the ‘Online Services’ option.

  • Clicking on the option will show you drop-down options. Click on the ‘Register for CSEET’ option.

  • Proceed to CSEET registration by dilling all the basic details.

  • The next step would be entering your fee details.

  • Then, upload all the mandatory documents and preview your application form.

  • Finally, click on the ‘Confirm Application’ option.

  • Then, you will have to select a payment mode and pay the fee.

  • A transaction ID will be generated and your application will be submitted upon successful payment.

Steps for ICSI Programme Registration

  • Candidates will have to log in to the official website of ICSI using ‘Student Registration’ option.

  • Use a valid email ID and password to log in.

  • Then, pay the application fee through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.

  • The next step would be uploading the supporting documents.

  • After completing the application process, you will receive a registration number through SMS or E-Mail.

  • Finally, download your Registration Letter either through the Registration Number of the through your user ID or through Mail/ SMS.

CSEET Registration Fee

  • CSEET registration fee is INR 5,000.

  • There is a 20% registration fee concession for candidates belonging to SC and ST categories.

  • For Physically Handicapped students, the examination fee is 25% of the fee charged from students from the General category.

Documents Required for ICSI CS/ CSEET 2021 Application

Here is the basic list of documents that you must have before applying for CSEET 2021.

  • A signature

  • A photograph

  • An Admit card of 12th Class

  • A DOB certificate

  • Class 12 Passing Certificate

  • Class 12 Marksheet

  • Identity proof

  • Category Fee (if applicable)

ICSI 2021 Admit Card (December Session)

  • The Admit Card for ICSI CS Exam can be downloaded from the official website of ICSI.

  • It is important that you take a print out of the document after it is released on the ICSI website.

  • Your ICSI Admit Card will contain details like your name, enrollment number, exam date and time and exam centre address.

  • If you find any discrepancies in your Admit Card, you must report the issue at

ICSI/ CSEET Exam Pattern 2021

  • The test is conducted in a day in a computer-based format.

  • CSEET is completed in four parts: Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs, Business Communication, Economic & Business Environment.

  • The test is conducted in two sessions: morning session, afternoon session.

  • Each session includes two parts.

  • The test is completed in 135 minutes.

  • The test comprises multiple-choice questions and viva-voce.

  • 120 minutes/ 2 hours are allocated to MCQ test and 15 minutes are allocated to Viva-Voce which usually include audio clips, descriptive questions and video clips.

  • Each session of the examination is to be completed in 90 minutes.

  • There is no negative marking in the test.

CSEET Morning Session (10 am - 11:30 am)



Total Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Marks Per Correct Answer


Business Environment & Entrepreneurship





Business Management, Ethics & Communication




CSEET Afternoon Session (1:300 pm - 3:00 pm)



Total Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Marks Per Correct Answer


Business Economics





Fundamentals of Accounting & Auditing




ICSI CS 2021 Exam Syllabus

You can have a look at the programme wise syllabus or course module for the exam.

Syllabus for Foundation Programme

Paper 1

Entrepreneurship and Business Environment

Paper 2

Business Communication, Ethics and Management

Paper 3

Business Economics

Paper 4

Fundamentals of Auditing and Accounting

Syllabus for Executive Programme

Module 1, Paper 1

Company Law

Module 1, Paper 2

Management and Cost Accounting

Module 1, Paper 3

Commercial and Economic Laws

Module 1, Paper 4

Tax Laws

Module 2, Paper 1

Auditing and Company Accounts Practices

Module 2, Paper 2

Securities and Captial Markets Laws

Module 2, Paper 3

General and Industrial Labour Laws

Syllabus for Professional Programme

Module 1, Paper 1

Advanced Company Law

Module 1, Paper 2

Compliance Management, Secretarial Audit and Due Diligence

Module 1, Paper 3

Insolvency, Valuation and Corporate Restructuring

Module 2, Paper 1

System Audit and IT

Module 2, Paper 2

Forex Management and Financial Treasury

Module 2, Paper 3

Governance, Ethics and Sustainability

Module 3, Paper 1

Appearances, Drafting and Pleading

Module 3, Paper 2

Advanced Tax Laws


International Business-Laws and Practices

Intellectual Property Rights-Law and Practice

Banking Law and Practice

Insurance Law and Practice

Capital Commodity and Money Market

ICSI CS 2021 Exam Result - How to Check?

  • The ICSI makes the exam result available on its official website.

  • In order to check the ICSI CS exam result, you will have to go to its official website.

  • You will have to log in using your roll number and registration number.

  • Finally, you will be able to access your E-mark sheet. You can download it for further use.

ICSI CS Qualifying Marks

In order to be considered qualified for the CS Foundation, Executive and Professional programme, you will have to score at least 40 per cent marks in each paper. You will also be required to score a minimum of 50 per cent marks in aggregate in all subjects and you must achieve this in one sitting.

ICSI CS Marks Verification

  • Once the ICSI result is is out, the window for marks verification is activated.

  • If you wish to verify your marks, you can apply for the verification online through the official website of ICSI.

  • You will have to pay a verification fee of INR 500/-.

  • For offline verification, you can download a verification form from the website and post it along with a DD at the address mentioned below:

The Joint Secretary, Dte. of Examinations, The Institute of Company

Secretaries of India, C-37, Sector 62, Institutional Area, NOIDA – 201 309 (Uttar Pradesh)

  • The DD must be payable at New Delhi or in cash at the Regional Office Noida and drawn in favour of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India”.

ICSI Exam Centres

  • ICSI has exam centres in over 130 cities in India.

  • It also has one centre in Dubai.

  • All of these different exam centres are divided into four zones: North Zone, South Zone, West Zone and East Zone.

  • This year, the ICSI added three more centres: Ballary, Mathura and Tirunelveli to the already existing list.

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