Eligibility Criteria

A candidate needs to clear 3 stages to qualify as Company Secretary and these are:

  • Foundation Programme
  • Executive Programme or Intermediate stage
  • Professional Programme or Final Programme
  1. The minimum eligibility required for registering for the the foundation course of  Company Secretary is 10+2 or an equivalent examination.
  2. Graduates or post-graduates in commerce, or any other discipline except fine arts, are allowed to skip the foundation course and enrolled directly for the intermediate examination. This exemption is also extended to those who have passed out of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountancy or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. For better prospects one may opt for the Company Secretary course after having completed either the Cost and Works Accountancy course or the Chartered Accountancy course or both.
  3. For the course The Institute of Company Secretaries of India conduct examinations for different levels of competencies. Those who clear these examinations are granted membership to the Institute.

20 thoughts on “Eligibility Criteria”

  1. hello sir,,
    do let me know from where to pursue cs course and what all subjects it consists of..?i am very confused so kindly please help as i hav done just my 12th…and also suggest with other carrier options..


  2. hello sir,
    i am neha from new delhi…i have passed 12th with 51.6% aggregate in 2007 n then joined bba but i left the course in between..now i am planning to do bcom correspondence from du..i want to know can i do CS along with pursuing bcom?
    If yes then which one foundation or executive?please do reply.


  3. hello sir
    i am chetan and i have completed my MSC in IT from mumbai university and working as a s.w developer and i wish to do CS. can u plz direct me what all is need any kind of entrance is to be given or as u have mentioned earlier after post graduation i am directly get admission in intermediate course..
    plz reply

  4. Hello suhani,
    All the suggestions are real good and as i always say to every reader of mine that do what you are really interested in so the first step to get rid of your confusion is decide what interest you the most law or accounts,second thing is budget that we all consider before opting for any course in this context obviously doing CS would be not an expensive course as compared to MBA or MFM,third the value of CS that you know is very high.Consider these things and opt for yourself the best.
    For any further confusion keep writing.
    All the Best!

    kratika goel

  5. Hi.
    I have done B Com and i want to study further. Some people suggest me to do Master degree. Like MFM (Masters of financial management) or MBA. And some people suggest me to do CS course. I am damn confused regarding these suggestions. There is no doubt that CS has got high value. Please help me with your valuable suggestion.
    Thanks in advance.

  6. Hello Priya,

    nice to hear from you, 🙂

    Well to know each and every thing about CS plz go through this site thoroughly as far as any other course is concerned you can opt for many other courses such as MBA,CA,ICWA,etc,acc.to your comfort level.

    At the end priya all courses are good how to choose and what to choose depends on our comfort level and ones own interest towards doing something.

    Hope this advice helps you.


    Kratika Goel

  7. Hello Sir,

    You are eligible to get exemption in General and Commercial laws at executive level and Drafting and pleading at Professional level exam.


    Kratika Goel 🙂

  8. hey ashish,
    Plz go through the faq section you will get all your queries answered .

    Kratika Goel 🙂

  9. hello sahil,

    Yes you can;percentage do not matter in getting admission to CS course you just need to be passed.

    For any further query keep writing.


    Kratika Goel 🙂

  10. hello,
    sir/mam i have got 45% marks in my b.com degree from jammu university, so please tell me can i do CS course

  11. shailesh deshmukh

    i m practising advocate with appear to LL.M exam. which subject can i exampt from this cs course. i m graduate in B.sc … please give me some suggestion because i don have the enough knowledge regarding law field….

  12. Hi,

    I m a graduate done b.com programme from D.U. Having 2 years of experience of work. for further studies want to know each & every thing about C.S. like from where we can do, how much time it will take, etc…Kindly also let me know wat else i can take for my future studies.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Thanks & Regards

    Priya Makan

  13. hello ,

    now i'm doin ma postgruduation in criminolgy and forensic science can i take the C.A. , IS IT possible to do … please give me some suggestion because i don have the enough knowledge regarding commerce field….

  14. hello sir,

    i Am a graduate. in my graduation i done BBA. i want to know about the company secretary. i want to get full details about the company secretary. can you please send me the whole information about the company secretary.

    the course period

    CS course subjects.

    means each and everything. I'll be very thankful to you if you can send me all the details of cs.

    thanks & regards


  15. hey mansi,

    As far as my knowledge is concerned you can pursue CS course without any restriction for any further query post your comment in leave comment forum


    kratika 🙂

  16. hello sir

    i m a student of FMM and wanted to knw that whether i can do CS or nt……..

    plz rply as itis quite important….

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