CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 for ICSI 2023 Exams

CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 is applicable from Dec 2023 Exams. From Dec 2024 all ICSI Executive Programme exams shall be held in New Syllabus only.

CS Executive New Syllabus 2023: The New Syllabus shall comprise of seven papers at Executive Programme. The last examination of the CS Executive Programme under the old syllabus (2017) shall be held in June, 2024. From Dec 2024 all ICSI Executive Programme exams shall be held in New Syllabus (2022) only.

The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in exercise of the powers vested under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 approved the New Syllabus (ICSI Syllabus 2022) for the CS Executive Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course.

CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 is applicable for Dec 2023 examinations. You may register for CS Executive course under new syllabus w.e.f. February 01, 2023.

There are 2 Groups comprises of 7 papers in the new syllabus (Syllabus 2022) for the Executive Programme of the Company Secretaryship Course. There are 4 subjects in first Group and 3 subjects are in second Group.

CS Executive Subjects under New Syllabus 2022

ICSI Syllabus 2022 aims to inculcate principles, laws and interpretation at the Executive Level. In this regard, the grouping of Papers under Group-I of the Executive Programme has been done keeping in view the critical aspects of ‘Ease of Learning’; ‘Balancing of Theoretical / Legal and Practical Papers’ and ‘Strengthening of fundamental concepts having relevance in the Papers covered under subsequent Group-II.

The nomenclature of seven papers of the Executive Programme under the new syllabus 2022 are as under:

CS Executive Group-I Papers

Paper No.Group-I Subject NamePaper Code
Paper-1Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws521
Paper-2Company Law and Practice522
Paper-3Setting Up of Business, Industrial & Labour Laws523
Paper-4Corporate Accounting and Financial Management524
CS Executive New Syllabus Group-1 Subjects 2023

CS Executive Group-II Papers

Paper No.Group-II Subject NamePaper Code
Paper-5Capital Market & Securities Laws525
Paper-6Economic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Laws526
Paper-7Tax Laws & Practice527
CS Executive New Syllabus Group-2 Subjects 2023

Mode of Examination: Combination of both 20% case based objective type questions and 80% descriptive questions at all papers at CS Executive Programme except Paper No. 4 i.e. Corporate Accounting and Financial Management which is 100% descriptive.

Duration: 3 Hours (each paper)
Marks: 100 Marks (each paper)

The Candidates of CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 are expected to keep track of and have intelligent grasp of the latest developments in the relevant areas that have taken place up to six months preceding the date of examination.

Pre-Examination Requirement: Students registered under Executive programme under ICSI Syllabus 2022 shall have to successfully complete a Pre-Examination Test to become eligible to enroll and appear in the CS Executive Examinations.

Effective Date of ICSI Syllabus 2022 for Executive Programme:

  • Start date of Registration under ICSI Syllabus 2022: February 01, 2023
  • First Examination under ICSI Syllabus 2022: December, 2023.

Last attempt for appearing under ICSI Syllabus 2017:

  • CS Executive last exam under old syllabus-2017 to be held in June, 2024.
ICSI Exams under New SyllabusExams under Old Syllabus
First Exam Dec 2023Dec 2023
June 2024Last Exam June 2024
Only New Syllabus exams from Dec 2024No exam under Old syllabus from Dec 2024

From and including December 2024, Executive Programme Examination shall be held under the new syllabus only.

Scheme of Paper-wise Exemption

For Switchover from Old Syllabus (2017) to New Syllabus (2022): The scheme of paper-wise exemption to switch over from old syllabus i.e. 2017 to New Syllabus i.e. 2022 syllabus is placed below:

PaperOld Syllabus (2017)Paper-wise Exemption under
New Syllabus (2022)
1Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General LawsGroup 1, Paper 1 – Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws
2Company LawGroup 1, Paper 2 – Company Law & Practice
3Setting up of Business Entities and ClosureGroup 1, Paper 3 – Setting up of Business, Industrial & Labour Laws
4Tax LawsGroup 2, Paper 7 – Tax Laws & Practice
5Corporate and Management AccountingGroup 1, Paper 4 – Corporate Accounting and Financial Management
6Securities Laws & Capital MarketsGroup 2, Paper 5 – Capital Market & Securities Laws
7Economic, Business and Commercial LawsGroup 2, Paper 6 – Economic, Commercial and Intellectual Property Laws
8Financial and Strategic ManagementGroup 1, Paper 4 – Corporate Accounting and Financial Management

CS Executive New Syllabus 2022 is applicable from February 2023. The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has approved New Syllabus in the year 2022. The admission for old course of executive programme has been discontinued from February 2023. Therefore, you have to take CS Executive Registration in the new syllabus only.

FAQs on CS Executive New Syllabus

Question-1: Which are the effective dates of implementation of New Syllabus (2022) of Executive Programme Stage?

Answer: You may register yourself in ICSI new syllabus 2022 w.e.f. February 1, 2023. However, if you have already registered in old syllabus (2017) and wants to switch over to new syllabus (2022) then you may convert from April 10, 2023.

Question-2: I am presently under 2017 Old Syllabus of Executive Programme? Am I eligible to switchover to the New 2022 Syllabus of Executive Programme?

Answer: Candidates registered prior to 1st February 2023 will be permitted to appear in the Executive Program Examination under the new syllabus if they so opt. Students are not required to pay any charges for switchover to the new syllabus 2022.

Date of Activation of Switchover under ICSI Syllabus 2022 is April 10, 2023. The process of switchover to New Syllabus may be seen at the following
link: https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/switchover_process.pdf

Question-3: Is it true that all Students of Executive Programme 2022 New Syllabus (including those switchover to New Syllabus) is required to successfully complete an Online Pre-Exam Test to become eligible for appearing in the main examinations? Is there any Fee for Pre-Exam after switchover? How do we pay pretest fee?

Answer: Students who have registered under New Syllabus 2022 of Executive Programme shall be required to successfully complete a Pre-Exam Test before enrolling for the main examinations.

Students switching over from Executive Programme old Syllabus 2017 to New Syllabus 2022 shall also be required to successfully completed a Pre-Exam Test to become eligible for enrolling in the main examinations.

The details regarding Pre-Examination Test is available at https://www.icsi.edu/media/webmodules/Pre-Examination_FAQ_160621.pdf

Yes, Pre-Examination Fee is ₹1000/- after switchover from 2017 syllabus to
2022 syllabus. Link to pay online pretest fee is:
http://www.icsi.in/PreExamFees/Login.aspx

Question-4: I had registered in Executive Programme under Old 2017 Syllabus and the Institute has issued Study Materials of Old Syllabus. Please clarify if the Institute will be issuing the Study Materials pertaining to New 2022 Syllabus of Executive Programme if I switchover to the New Syllabus?

Answer: Students who will be switching over from Old Syllabus will have to procure the Study Material(s) of New Syllabus 2022 by remitting the requisite cost via https://smash.icsi.edu/Scripts/ECart/Default/ECartSearchOnlineBooks.aspx

Question-5: I have passed Module-I of the Executive Programme 2017 (Old) Syllabus comprising of four papers. In which papers I shall be required to appear to complete the Executive Programme Stage?

Answer: You will have to appear in the following Three papers spread in two Groups under the Executive Programme 2022 (New) Syllabus to complete the Executive Programme Examination.

Module Passed
Old Syllabus 2017
Subjects to be passed
New Syllabus 2022
Module-1Group 1, Paper 4 – Corporate
Accounting and Financial Management
(paper code 524)

Group 2, Paper 5 – Capital Market and
Securities Laws (paper code 525)

Group 2, Paper 6 – Economic,
Commercial and Intellectual Property
Laws (paper code 526)

Question-6: I have passed Module – II of the Executive Programme 2017 (Old) Syllabus comprising of four papers. In which papers I shall be required to appear to complete the Executive Programme Stage?

Answer: You will have to appear in the following Four papers spread in two Groups under the Executive Programme 2022 (New) Syllabus to complete the Executive Programme Examination:

Module Passed
Old Syllabus 2017
Subjects to be passed
New Syllabus 2022
Module-2Group 1, Paper 1 – Jurisprudence, Interpretation
and General Laws (paper code 521)

Group 1, Paper 2 – Company Law and Practice
(paper code 522)

Group 1, Paper 3 – Setting Up of Business,
Industrial and Labour Laws (paper code 523)

Group 2, Paper 7 – Tax Laws & Practice (paper
code 527)

Question-7: Inadvertently, I have switchover to new syllabus 2022, please reverse my syllabus to old syllabus 2017?

Answer: Reverse switchover from new syllabus (2022) to old syllabus (2017) is not permissible in any circumstances. That means if you have converted from old to new syllabus than you have to appear in ICSI CS Executive new syllabus only.


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