Direct Entry in CS Executive: Register for ICSI Dec 2023 Exams

Exemption from ICSI CSEET. Direct entry in CS Course. Admission to CS Executive for Graduates, Post Graduates, Cost/ Chartered Accountants.

ICSI Direct Entry in CS Executive 2022-2023: Graduates with minimum 50% marks and Post Graduates were allowed to take direct Admission in CS Executive Programme.

UPDATE (2022-23): ICSI has made compulsory entrance level exam called CSEET for admission in CS Course. Read more detail for ICSI CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2023 and Exemption 2023.

Hurry up!! Get Registered immediately. Next cut-off date for registration is 31st July 2022 for appearing in any one Module of CS Executive in December 2022 Examination.

ICSI gives exemption from appearing in CSEET examinations for specified candidates. Direct entry to CS Executive Course 2023. If you are eligible then you may claim your exemption from exams of all subjects of Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET).

CS Institute has prescribed various qualifications on the basis of which you will be exempted from CSEET examination. Those candidates who have successfully completed the CS Executive Entrance Test then he/she may appear in the next level i.e. CS Executive Examination.

In addition to the students having graduation degree i.e. B.A. / B. Sc. / B. Com / Graduates of any discipline (excluding Fine Arts), other students can also join CS executive course.

If you have passed the final level exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) then you are eligible to take direct entry in Executive Programme of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Any applicants who have passed Final course of CA Institute or CMA Institute (erstwhile ICWAI) may now get direct admission in Executive Programme of ICSI. That means Chartered Accountants or Cost Accountants may take direct registration in CS Executive Programme.

Therefore, all graduates, post graduates and qualified chartered accountants/ cost accountants are exempted from passing the CS Executive Entrance Test. Such students may directly seek registration to Executive Programme stage of CS Course.

The option for claiming Paper-wise Exemption on the Basis of Higher Qualification for Executive Students for Dec 2022 Session of Examination will be activated after declaration of Result for June 2022 Session of Examination i.e., 25th August 2022 in their profile.

CS Executive Entrance Test Exemption in 2023

There is no need to clear CSEET exams in 2022-2023. A candidate possessing any of the following qualifications is eligible for direct admission in CS Executive Course i.e. exempted from passing the Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test:

  1. A degree/graduation in any discipline (other than Fine Arts); or
  2. A master degree in any discipline (other than Fine Arts); or
  3. Pass in the Final level examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAMI); or
  4. Qualified Chartered Accountants i.e. CA Final passed candidates by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

To appear in Dec 2022 Exam:

Admission to the CS course is open throughout the year. Note that 31st May 2022 is the last date for seeking admission for appearing in all modules in December 2022 term of CS Executive Examination.

However, the last date for acceptance of applications for admission to Executive Programme for appearing in anyone module in Dec 2022 Examination is 31st July, 2022.

[Last Date is 31st May/July 2022 for All/single Module in Dec 2022]

To appear in June 2023 Exam:

You have to take admission latest by 30th Nov, 2022 (30.11.2022) for appearing in all modules in CS Executive June 2023 Examination.

The last date for acceptance of applications for admission to Executive Programme for appearing in anyone module in June 2023 Examination is 31st January 2023.

Did you know? The Company Law Board (CLB) started a course in Company Secretaryship in the year of 1960. After completion of 8 successful years, the Government promoted ICSI on 4th October, 1968. Promotion was done under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 for taking over from the Government of India to conduct the Company Secretaryship examination.

The CS Institute has since been converted into a statutory body w.e.f. 1st January, 1981 under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.

The number of current CS students is more than 5,00,000 and the number of current Company Secretaries is over 53,000 including over 10,000 members holding certificate of practice.

After qualifying the Executive and Professional Examination students are required to undergo Practical and Modular Training to become qualified Company Secretaries.

In accordance with the provisions of clause (24) of the Companies Act, 2013, “company secretary” or “secretary” means a company secretary as defined in clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 who is appointed by a company to perform the functions of a company secretary under this Act.

A company having paid-up share capital of ₹10 Crore or more is compulsorily required to appoint a whole-time Company Secretary. Refer Rule-8 and Rule-8A of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Amendment Rules, 2014.  Did you know? Every listed company in India must have a whole-time company secretary.


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