Two times a year, in the months of June and December, CS Professional exams are held. This test is given by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The CS Professional registration process, step-by-step directions for applying, the CS Professional registration fee, crucial dates to keep in mind, and more are covered in this article.

Although CS professional registration is open all year round, students registering for the June or December terms must do so in advance. Also, there are several registration dates for the CS professional exam modules and you can take them all at once or just one at a time.

CS Professional Exam Date 2023: Key Points to Remember

  • The CS Professional registration is open all year long. Candidates who have registered for the exam should be aware of the deadlines for registration.
  • From June 1 through June 10, 2023, the CS Professional examinations will be offered on alternating occasions.
  • Only when the registration period for a certain session (June/December) has passed is the exam form made available.
  • A few days prior to the exam, the CS Professional admission card will be made available online. The result will also be made available online on the ICSI website.

CS Professional Registration Cutoff Dates 2023 (June and December)

Events CS Professional (June 2023) CS Professional (December 2023)
Last date for CS Professional registration (both modules) November 30, 2022 May 31, 2023
Last date for CS Professional registration (single modules) January 31, 2023 July 31, 2023

CS Professional Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates should consult the ICSI's official eligibility requirements before registering for the CS Professional exam. The sole and fundamental requirement for CS Professional eligibility is completing the CS Executive exams (both modules) with the minimum mark required by ICSI.

  • Currently, students must earn a minimum of 40% in each topic and a total of 50% to pass the CS Executive exam.
  • Candidates must provide their CS Executive mark sheets or Statements of Marks for both courses and documentation of exam success at the time of registration.

CS Professional Registration Fee 2023

Particulars Fee Payable (Rs)
CS Professional Education Fees 12000
Pre-Exam test fees (Applicable to Executive Programme New Syllabus Students) or students switched over to New Syllabus 1000
Total 13000

Registration Validity of CS Profession Exam

Five years are allowed following enrolment to the normal level of the CS Professional course. Candidates may submit an application for Registration De Novo after this time by paying an extra cost.

CS Professional Registration De Novo

Candidates who are unable to pass all of the tests within the allotted five years may register anew. If it is not requested within five years of the registration's expiration, the benefits obtained under that registration will be revoked, and the candidate will need to apply for a new registration and start over.

Registration De Novo Fees

Details/Conditions for De Novo Fees to be paid in Rs.
Candidates may apply for registration de-novo within two years of the expiry of the former registration 2000
If candidates fail to apply for De Novo within 2 years, then they can still seek registration de-novo within a maximum period of five years from the expiry of former registration. 3000

CS Professional Re-registration

This technique is designed exclusively for those candidates who, after passing the CS Executive exams under the various Syllabi provided by the ICSI from time to time, are unable to seek Registration De novo.

Reregistration Fee

Details Fees to be paid in Rs.
Re-Registration to CS Professional Programme 12000

Note- Registration fee has to be remitted by way of demand draft favoring “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi / Noida.

CS Professional Continuation of Registration

This is for applicants who have successfully completed their CS Professional exams, whose registrations have expired, but who have not yet completed all "Training Requirements" in order to be eligible to join ICSI. Such candidates must annually submit Rs. 1000 to maintain their registration.

Concession in CS Professional Registration Fees 2023

Category % of Concession
SC/ST 50%
Service/ Retired personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces 50%
Physically Handicapped [as defined under Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act] 75%
Wards and widows of martyrs of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces 100%
Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and all paramilitary forces with permanent disability as a result of participating in act of war and other missions 100%
ICLS Officers and Officials Ministry of Corporate Affairs 100% (only for the first attempt)
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