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About CS

Company Secretary is a very crucial post in a company. They get the chance to work in a stock exchange, company affairs department, law board and various government departments. The qualification of a Company Secretary can be achieved by passing the CS exams arranged by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The ICSI membership is essential for receiving a corporate as well as state and government positions. IAM Business School has trained and mentored qualified professionals who are worth any challenge.

Our students keep our expectations and goodwill high. Our syllabus is well defined to provide all kinds of practical knowledge and exposure.

ICSI Function at a Glance


  • Registers students with 10+2 and graduate qualifications for Foundation and Executive Programme of Company Secretaryship, respectively with course contents in Corporate and Economic Laws, Management, Accounting, Taxation and Finance disciplines;

  • Conducts Company Secretaryship examination twice a year in June and December;

  • Provides postal/oral coaching and training enabling students to qualify as Company Secretaries;

  • Arranges e-learning for students through Web Based Training, Video Based Training and Live Virtual Classroom;

  • Arranges training for Executive/Professional Programme pass students in companies/with Company Secretaries in Practice empanelled with the Institute;

  • Enrolls qualified persons as Associate/Fellow members of the Institute;

  • Issues Certificate of Practice to members taking up practice;

  • Conducts Post Membership Qualification Course for members of the Institute;

  • Publishes widely read and highly acclaimed monthly journal 'Chartered Secretary';

  • Publishes 'Student Company Secretary' and 'CS Foundation Course Bulletin' for the benefit of students;

  • Publishes Online 'CS update' containing current notifications and circulars relating to various corporate and related laws;

  • Exercises professional supervision over the members of the Institute both in practice and in employment in matters pertaining to Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct;

  • Undertakes research in Law, Management, and Finance and Capital Market disciplines and brings out research publications and guidance notes;

  • Issues Secretarial Standards and brings out Guidance Notes thereon;

  • Renders expert advisory services to members on intricate issues relating to various corporate laws;

  • Organises Professional Development and Continuing Education Programmes, International/ National/Regional Conventions and Conferences directly or through its Regional Councils and Chapters;

  • Organises Professional Development Programmes in collaboration with Chambers of Commerce, Department of Public Enterprises, sister Professional Institutes and other Professional Development/ Management Bodies;

  • Interacts with various National and Regional Chambers of Commerce with regard to various Government Policies and Legislations;

  • Issues Secretarial Standards and brings out Guidance Notes thereon;

  • Renders expert advisory services to members on intricate issues relating to various corporate laws;

  • Interacts with the Central and State Governments and Regulatory Authorities on matters of professional interests;

  • Interacts with Company Secretaries Institutions of other countries for mutual benefit and in respect of the International Federation of Company Secretaries;

  • Bestows ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance on best governed companies;

  • Bestows Life Time Achievement Award for Translating Excellence in Corporate Governance into Reality;

  • Founder Member of the National Foundation for Corporate Governance;

  • Founder Member of International Federation of Company Secretaries.

CS Entry Requirements

The student who would like to join the Course after 10+2 has to undergo three stages to pursue the Company Secretaries Course i.e.

  • Foundation Programme

  • Executive Programme

  • Professional Programme

In addition, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months which a student may opt to start after passing the Executive Programme.
The Student who would like to join the Course after passing the Graduation has to undergo two stages of the Company Secretaryship i.e.

  • Executive Programme

  • Professional Programme

Besides, the student has to undergo Practical Training for about 15 months.
Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass students of Arts, Science or Commerce stream.
Executive Programme can be pursued by a Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.

Training: A Student has to undergo 15 months Management Training in Companies sponsored by the Institute after passing the Executive or Professional Programme or under the guidance of a Company Secretary in Practice.
After qualifying Professional Examination and on successful completion of training a candidate is admitted as an Associate Member of the ICSI and can use the letters ACS after his/her name i.e. Associate Company Secretary.

Admission to the CS Course is open throughout the year. Examinations are held twice a year in June and December.
Cut off dates for admission to CS course:

For Foundation Programme 31st March for appearing in December Examination in the same year
30th September for June Examination next year
For Executive Programme 28th February for December Exams in the same year
31st August for June Exam next year


CS Prospectus can be obtained from any of the offices of the Institute across India
Cost of Prospectus for Foundation Programme : Rs. 200/- by cash payment while
                                                                            Rs. 250/- by Post or courier
Cost of Prospectus for the Executive Programme : Rs. 300/- by cash payment while
                                                                                Rs. 350/- by Post or courier


Payment Option : The payment can be sent to the Headquarters by demand draft drawn in favour of "The Institute of Company Secretaries of India" payable at New Delhi OR by cash across the counter from the Headquarters, Regional Offices & a few of the Chapters.


Fee Structure for CS Course
The fee for CS Foundation Programme : Rs. 3600/-
                   for Executive Programme : Rs. 7000/- for Commerce Graduates while
                                                        : Rs. 7750/- for Non Commerce Students

CS with IAM

Name of the course Eligibility Type of class
Plus +1 Going 10 th Pass/+1 going student Sundays/holidays
Plus +2 Going 10 th Pass/+2 going student Sundays/holidays
CS regular Plus +2 Every June and January
CS Executive-Week End Class Degree /post graduation ongoing Student Every June third week
CS Regular CS Foundation/ graduation/awaiting results Every July and January
CS Final regular CS Executive Morning class
CS final crash CS Executive Every June and January

IAM's Batches For CS



+1Going Weekend

10th Pass


+2Going Weekend
+1 Pass



+2/PUC pass



Foundation/ Degree Pass



EXECUTIVE Program Pass

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