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NCLT and NCLAT – Applicability in CS December 2016 exams

Notifications/Amendments /Changes came into force six months prior to the exams will be applicable for that exam.

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) were notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide notification dated 1st June, 2016. Further the NCLT Rules and NCLAT Rules, 2016 were notified by MCA on 21st July, 2016.
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How to do Ph.D after CS

ICSI has from time to time, has entered MOU’s with many universities in India, which allows member of the Institute to do various courses in such universities.

Many universities in India has recognized ‘Company Secretary’ course as equivalent to their Post Graduate degree, which make them eligible to do Ph.D programs in specified areas. In other words a member of the ICSI can do Ph.D in a university even if he/she do not have any post graduate degree

What is eligibility to do Ph.D?

Becoming a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, is the primary criteria to do Ph.D. However, many universities have specified Continue reading

Is CS a Degree/Diploma/Post Graduate course?


One of the query which students aspiring to join ‘Company Secretary’ course, is regard to the status of the course i.e. whether it is equivalent to diploma or under graduation or post graduation.

Before getting to the answer to the query, you may please note that the ‘Company Secretary’ course popularly called CS is conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), which is a premier national professional body, constituted under an Act of Parliament, namely the Company Secretaries Act, 1980.

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Last Date for Registration in CS

A student can register for ‘Company Secretary’ course conducted by ICSI at any time and from any place. However, eligibility of students for appearing in the exams are determined on the basis of their date of registration.

In the case of foundation program, a student shall take registration prior to eight months of the date of exams. For Executive and Professional programs, students shall get their registration prior to nine months of the date of exams.
Exams are conducted regularly in the months of June and December of every year.

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Applicability of GST in CS December 2016 Exams

‘Did GST is applicable for CS December 2016 exam’ is the query, which this article attempts to answer.

Tax Laws are included in the syllabus of ICSI for ‘Company Secretary’ course at two levels

  1. Tax Laws and Practice in Executive level in which Direct Tax constitutes 70 marks and Service and Sales Tax constitutes 30 marks. And
  2. Advanced Tax Laws and Practice in Professional level in which Direct Tax constitutes 30 marks and Indirect Taxes constitute 70 marks.

GST is particularly important for CS students as it replace a major area of Advanced Tax Laws and Practice of Professional level and small area in Tax Laws and Practice of Executive level.

In a nutshell it replaces the Indirect Tax Laws of both subjects.

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Company Secretary Course – Syllabus

‘Company Secretary’ course conducted by ICSI is a three level program which starts from foundation level -> executive level -> professional level. Those who are graduates (except fine arts) can directly register for executive level.
Subjects and detailed syllabus of each level are mentioned below for your quick reference


Foundation program consist of four subjects each carrying 100 marks. Foundation exams are computer based exams.
Part A: Business Environment (30 MARKS)

  • Business Environment
  • Forms of Business Organization
  • Scales of Business
  • Emerging Trends in Business
  • Business Functions

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Fees for De-novo Registration and Extension of Registration

A student whose registration got expired can apply to extent its validity. De-novo registration and extension of registration are the methods to increase the registration.
I will be writing an article to help you to find out the difference between these methods.
Fees applicable as follows


For De-Novo Registration*

  • If applied within 2 years of the expiry of former registration – Rs.2,000/-
  • If applied after 2 years but within 5 years of the expiry of former registration – Rs.3,000/-

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Exemption Eligibility and its Validity on the basis of Marks

Eligibility for paper wise exemption on the basis of marks are allowed on the basis of following criteria

A student who secured at least 60% marks in any subject(s) and at least 25% marks in remaining subject(s) is eligible for exemption from appearing on those subjects he scored at least 60% in the upcoming exams.
The point to be noted is that a student shall satisfy both conditions i.e.
1.60% marks in any subject(s), and
2.25% marks in remaining subject(s)
For ex; if an executive level student scored 65 marks in Economic and commercial laws (ECL), 30 marks in Company accounts and Auditing Practices (CAAP) & 24 in Capital Market and securities laws (CMSL). He is not eligible for claiming exemption on ECL, because he failed to secure 25 % marks in CMSL.


How to apply for Exemption

Exemption based on marks is allowed automatically. You don’t need to apply to ICSI for claiming exemption. Further, no additional fee has to be paid in this regard.

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Scope of Company Secretary for science graduates

Eligibility in company secretary course and scope for science graduates, particularly those after passing Bachelor of Technology/Science is a query which most science graduates who aims to builds their career in corporate sector has in mind. In response to the queries received, this article is prepared to address the following

  • Company Secretary and his role
  • Eligibility requirement of Science graduates for cs course & minimum marks required
  • Paper wise exemption available for B.Tech/Bsc  graduates
  • Difficulty level of CS course for science graduates
  • Scope of science graduate after competing CS

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