CS Professional New Syllabus 2022 for ICSI 2023 Exams

CS Final New Syllabus 2022 is applicable from June 2024 Exams. From June 2025 all ICSI Professional Programme exams shall be held in New Syllabus only.

CS Professional New Syllabus 2023: The New Syllabus shall comprise of seven papers at Professional Programme. The last examination of the CS Professional Programme under the old syllabus (2017) shall be held in Dec, 2024. From June 2025 all ICSI Final or CS Professional 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 Professional Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course.

CS Professional New Syllabus 2022 is applicable from June 2024 examinations. You may register for CS Professional course under new syllabus w.e.f. August 01, 2023.

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

CS Professional Subjects under New Syllabus 2022

The New Syllabus shall comprise of seven papers at Professional Programme including two papers as elective papers. The nomenclature of 7 Papers of Professional level exams including electives under the ICSI Syllabus (2022) are as under:

CS Professional Group-I Papers

Paper No.Group-I Subject Name
Paper-1Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – Principles & Practice
Paper-2Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
Paper-3Compliance Management, Audit & Due Diligence
Paper-4Elective 1 (Select one Paper out of 4 Elective Papers)
CS Professional New Syllabus Group-1 Subjects 2023

CS Professional Group-II Papers

Paper No.Group-II Subject Name
Paper-5Strategic Management & Corporate Finance
Paper-6Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
Paper-7Elective 2 (Select one Paper out of 5 Elective Papers)
CS Professional New Syllabus Group-2 Subjects 2023

CS Professional Elective Papers

CS Professional Elective-1 Papers

(Select one paper for Group-I from Elective 1 Papers)

  1. CSR & Social Governance; or
  2. Internal and Forensic Audit; or
  3. Intellectual Property Rights – Law & Practice; or
  4. Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Cyber Security – Laws & Practice.

CS Professional Elective-2 Papers

(Select one paper for Group-II from Elective 2 Papers)

  1. Arbitration, Mediation & Conciliation; or
  2. Goods and Services Tax (GST) & Corporate Tax Planning; or
  3. Labour Laws & Practice; or
  4. Banking & Insurance – Laws & Practice; or
  5. Insolvency and Bankruptcy – Law & Practice.

Applicability of latest updates on Examination

The objective of the CS Course is to develop a cadre of Company Secretaries by imparting professional knowledge and training considered pre-requisite for functioning of a Company Secretary – whether in employment or in practice.

The syllabus for the examination as set out gives the broad framework within which questions may be asked. Note that the questions may not be necessarily restricted to specific wording or a nomenclature of any terms and legislative enactments contained therein.

The field of business being in a constant flux, the candidates are expected to be thoroughly conversant with the latest developments in different areas, amendments to the laws or the corresponding provisions of any statutory modifications or reenactment thereof and judicial pronouncement related and relevant to the stated course content.

The candidates are expected to keep track of and have intelligent grasp of the latest developments in the relevant areas that have taken place upto 31st May of that calendar year for December session and upto 30 November of previous Calendar Year for June Session.

Pre-Examination Requirement

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

ICSI New Syllabus Effective Dates

Effective Date of ICSI Syllabus 2022 for Professional Programme:

  • Start date of CS Final Registration under ICSI Syllabus 2022: August 01, 2023
  • First CS Professional Exam under ICSI New Syllabus 2022: June, 2024.

Last attempt for appearing under ICSI Syllabus 2017:

  • CS Professional last exam under old syllabus-2017 to be held in December, 2024.
CS Professional New SyllabusExams under Old Syllabus
First Exam June 2024June 2024
December 2024Last Exam Dec 2024
Only New Syllabus exams from June 2025No exam under Old syllabus from June 2025
ICSI New Syllabus effective Dates

Paper-wise Exemption

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

Existing Syllabus
Paper-wise Exemption
under New Syllabus
1. Governance, Risk Management, Compliances and EthicsGroup 1, Paper 1 – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – Principles & Practice
2. Advanced Tax LawsNo Exemption
3. Drafting, Pleadings and AppearancesGroup 1, Paper 2 – Drafting, Pleadings and Appearances
4. Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due DiligenceGroup 1, Paper 3 – Compliance Management, Audit & Due Diligence
5. Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency, Liquidation & Winding-upGroup 2, Paper 6 – Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency
6. Resolution of Corporate Disputes, Non-Compliances & RemediesNo Exemption
7. Corporate Funding & Listings in Stock ExchangesGroup 2, Paper 5 – Strategic Management and Corporate Finance
8. Multidisciplinary Case StudiesNo Exemption


Existing Syllabus
Paper-wise Exemption
under New Syllabus
1. Banking – Law & PracticeElective 2, Paper 7.4 – Banking & Insurance – Laws & Practice
2. Insurance– Law & PracticeElective 2, Paper 7.4 – Banking & Insurance – Laws & Practice
3. Intellectual Property Rights– Laws and PracticesElective 1, Paper 4.3 – Intellectual Property
Rights – Law & Practice
4. Forensic AuditElective 1, Paper 4.2 – Internal and Forensic Audit
5. Direct Tax Law & PracticeNo Exemption
6. Labour Laws & PracticeElective 2, Paper 7.3 – Labour Laws & Practice
7. Valuations & Business ModellingNo Exemption
8. Insolvency – Law and PracticeElective 2, Paper 7.5 – Insolvency and Bankruptcy- Law & Practice

The candidates registered under ICSI Syllabus 2017 shall be eligible to switchover from August 01, 2023. Further, the ICSI Syllabus 2017 students shall be entitled to two additional attempts under 2017 scheme to clear their remaining module(s).

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