The CS Executive programme registration can be done online through the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in order to appear for the exam in June 2023. The second level of an ICSI course is called the CS Executive Programme. CSEET is the first level, while CS Professional Programme is the last or capstone level. The CS Executive test is held twice a year by ICSI, in June and December. However, enrollment in the CS Executive programme is offered all year long. There are two ways to sign up for the CS Executive Program course: the direct path and the CSEET route. According to the new syllabus, the eight Executive Programme papers are the following and, in this blog, we will discuss them.


You would be qualified to appear in all groups of the Executive Program examination to be held in June 2023 if you passed the CSEET in November 2022 and registered for the programme up to and including November 30, 2022.

Validity of the CSEET Pass

The CSEET Pass is good for one year. This means that the CS Executive enrollment date and the CSEET result date cannot be more than a year apart. CSEET 2023 exam will be conducted four times in a year.. For instance, if your CSEET result was reported as passing on November 21, 2022, you must enroll in the CS Executive course by November 20, 2023, at the latest.

Registration for CS Executive

  • Admission via the CSEET Route: Students who have passed the ICSI CSEET will register for the CS Executive Program after logging into their CSEET Account on the SMASH portal. Simply enroll for the CS Executive course at the official website
  • Direct Entry Admission: Direct entry candidates can register online for the CS Executive course at under the online services tab. You must go to the CS Institute's Student Member Application Software Hosting (SMASH) Portal.

CS Executive Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Before planning to start the preparation, the students must know about the exam details, patterns and syllabus of CS Executive.

Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Mode of Exam Pen and paper-based
Duration of Exam Three Hours (180 minutes)
Type of Questions Both Objective and Subjective for Objective papers- 100 MCQ each paper For Subjective papers- Total 6 questions each divided into 4 parts
Total Number of Papers Total two modules – 4 papers in each module
Number of CS Professional Subjects/ Papers 8
Marking Scheme 2 marks for each correct answer Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer

ICSI CS Executive New Syllabus Subjects: Module 1

1. Jurisprudence, Interpretation & General Laws Constitution of India,
Law of Torts,
Interpretation of Statutes & Other General Laws (Limitation, Specific Relief, Evidence, Stamp, Registration, General Clauses, CPC, CrPC, Arbitration, RTI)
2. Company Law Part A: Company – Law, Principles and Concepts, Companies Act, 2013 except areas covered in Paper 3 and other papers in professional paper (50 Marks)
Part B: Company Administration and Meetings- Law and Practices (Directors, KMP, Board and General Meetings, Secretarial Standards) (40 Marks)
Part C: Company Secretary as a profession (10 Marks)
3. Setting up of Business Entities & Closure Part A: Setting up of Business (40 Marks)
  1. Setting up of various types of business& other Entities
  2. Setting up of professional firms
  3. Setting up of business outside India
Part B: Registration, Licence & Compliances (35 Marks)
Part C: Insolvency, Liquidation & Closure of Business (25 Marks)
4. Tax Laws Part A: Direct Taxes (50 marks)
Part B: Indirect Taxes-Goods and Services Tax (50 Marks)

ICSI CS Executive New Syllabus Subjects: Module 2

5. Corporate & Management Accounting Part A: Corporate Accounting (40 Marks)
Part B: Accounting Standards (15 Marks)
Part C: Concept and Principles of Valuation (20 Marks)
Part D: Cost & Management Accounting (25 marks)
6. Securities Laws & Capital Markets Part A: Securities Laws (80 Marks)
Part B: Capital Markets & Intermediaries (20 Marks)
7. Economic, Business and Commercial Laws Part A: Foreign Exchange Management & NBFCs (40 Marks)
Part B: Competition Law (25 marks)
Part C: Business and Commercial Laws (35 Marks)
8. Strategic and Financial Management– Principles and Techniques Part A: Strategic Management (40 Marks)
Part B: Financial Management (30 Marks)
Part C: Information Technology (30 Marks)

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