ICSI CS Executive Exam 2021 | Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

CS Executive Exam

CS Executive Exam: The Institute has been established to administer and develop the profession of CS – Company Secretaries in India. Candidates willing to appear in the exam must meet the ICSI CS Executive 2021 eligibility conditions. It is the second stage of all three phases of the ICSI CS program 2021. ICSI conducts CS Executive exam twice a year in the months of June and December

Here we are providing a detailed guide on ICSI CS Executive Exam 2021.

ICSI CS Executive 2021

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India conducts the ICSI CS Executive Exam twice a year. The Indian Association of Company Secretaries announced the cs executive december 2021 exam date. The ICSI CS December 2021 exam date will take place from December 21, 2021 to December 30, 2021 (from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Candidates who cannot take the CS Foundation exam from August 13-14 in remote proctoring mode have been issued according to official notification. The CS Foundation admission ticket (June 2021 interview exam). These candidates must download the admission ticket and take the exam in laboratory / center mode from September 11th to 12th, 2021.

ICSI CS Executive Exam 2021 | Overview

ICSI CS Executive Exam’s new program includes two modules with 8 papers, while there are seven papers in the old syllabus respectively. The following table gives an overview of CS Executive 2021.

Name of Exam

ICSI CS Executive Exam

Level of Exam


Conducting body for CS Executive 2021

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Mode of Exam


Exam Type

Subjective and Objective

OMR-based papers for new syllabus- Corporate and Management Accounting; Tax laws; Financial and Strategic Management.

OMR-based papers for old syllabus- Cost and Management Accounting; Industrial, Labour, and General laws; Tax laws and practice.

Duration of Exam

3 hours for each paper

Medium for CS Executive 2021

English and Hindi

Number of papers

Old Syllabus- 7 papers divided into 2 modules

Module 1 includes

Company Law

Cost and Management Accounting

Economic and Commercial Laws

Tax laws and Practice

Module 2 includes

Company Accounts and Auditing Practice

Capital Market and Securities Laws

Industrial, Labour and General Laws

New Syllabus-8 papers divided into 2 modules

Module 1 includes

Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General laws

Company law

Setting up and Closure of Business entities

Tax Laws

Module 2 includes

Corporate and Management Accounting

Capital Markets and Securities Laws

Economic, Business and Commercial Laws

Financial and Strategic Management

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ICSI CS Executive 2021 | Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria of the ICSI CS Executive Exam 2021 is as given below:

  • The candidates who have qualified for the CS Foundation Exam will be eligible to take admission in the Company Secretary Executive program. There is no percentage defined to qualify the CS Foundation program for the same. 
  • Now CSEET will be a mandatory qualifying test for all categories of students for registration to the Executive Programme except a few exempted categories. 
  • The candidate’s age must not be less than 17 years on the date of application
  • To be eligible for CSEET, candidates must have completed Class 12 
  • Graduate/Post Graduate candidates who were eligible to seek registration directly to the Executive Programme will also have to qualify CSEET to become eligible for registration to the Executive Programme.

Direct admission through exemption: The condition to get direct admission in the CS Executive 2021 program are as follows: 

  • An applicant who has qualified the master degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts are eligible for the direct entry, or
  • Applicants who have qualified the final examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are eligible for admission in an executive program, or
  • The applicants who have qualified the final level of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or any other Accountancy Institutions in India or abroad are also eligible for admission, or
  • The candidate must be a graduate of commerce stream
  • The candidate must have qualified the Foundation exam of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) or CPT, or CA foundation of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

ICSI CS Executive Exam Application Form 2021

ICSI will release the CS Application Form for the Executive Programme December 2021.

The amount of the Examination fee for CS Executive 2021 is Rs. 1200 per module till the last date without a late fee. A late fee of Rs 250 adds up to the above-mentioned fee of Rs 1200.

Follow the steps given below to fill the CS Executive Exam Form:

  • Visit the official website of ICAI at its official website.
  • Enter your username and password (obtained at the time of CS Executive registration)
  • Click on Module->Enrolment->Enrolment Request.
  • Now select the details like applied year, course, syllabus, etc. and then click on ‘Add Enrolment Request’
  • Candidates will have to fill in important details like Country, Medium, and Combination of Modules and then click on ‘Next’.
  • Then a confirmation page will be displayed where complete information will be shown and the candidate has to ensure that the details provided are correct, now click on ‘Confirm Application’.
  • Then candidates will be required to pay the application fee through the preferred mode of payment and then proceed by clicking ‘Next’.
  • Now download and print the application acknowledgment for future reference.

ICSI CS Executive Programme Fees

  • The Registration Fee is Rs. 1500
  • The Foundation Examination Exemption Fee is Rs. 500
  • The Tuition Fee is Rs. 5000
  • The Total Fees for CS Executive Programme is Rs. 7000

ICSI CS Executive Exam Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for CS Executive 2021 exam is having two modules with 7 papers in the old syllabus and two modules with 8 papers in the new syllabus. The detailed version of the syllabus is as follows:

CS Executive Exam Old Syllabus



Module 1

Paper 1- Company Law

Incorporation and its Consequences, Financial Structure, Accounts, and Audit, etc.

Paper 2- Cost and Management Accounting

Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Material Cost, Costing Systems, etc.

Paper 3- Economic and Commercial Laws

Part A

Foreign Exchange Management, Intellectual Property Rights, Law relating to Contract, etc.

Part B

Law relating to Essential Commodities, Weights and Measures, etc.

Paper 4- Tax Laws and Practice

Part A

Income Tax and Wealth Tax

Part B

Service Tax & Sales Tax

Module 2

Paper 5- Company Accounts and Auditing Practices

Part A- Company Accounts

Part B- Auditing Practices

Paper 6- Capital Market and Securities Laws

Part A- Capital Market

Part B- Securities Law

Paper 7- Industrial, Labour, and General Laws

Paper A- Industrial and Labour Laws

Part B: General Laws

CS Executive Exam New Syllabus

Name of Paper


Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws

Sources of Law, The Constitution of India, 1950, Interpretation of Statutes, etc.

Company Law

Part I: Company Law, Principles & Concepts

Part II: Company Administration and Meetings – Law and Practices

Part III: Company Secretary as a Profession

Setting up of Business Entities and Closure

Part A: Setting up of Business

Part B: Registration; Licenses & Compliances

Part C: Insolvency; Winding up & Closure of Business

Tax Laws

Part I: Direct Taxes

Part II: Indirect Taxes

(A) Goods and Service Tax

(B) Customs Act

Corporate & Management Accounting

Part I: Corporate Accounting

Part II: Management Accounting and Valuation

Securities Laws & Capital Markets

Part I: Securities Laws

Part II: Capital Market & Intermediaries

Economic, Business and Commercial Laws

Part I: Foreign Exchange Management &NBFCs

Part II: Competition Law

Part III: Business & Commercial Laws

Financial and Strategic Management

Part I: Financial Management

Part II: Strategic Management

ICSI CS Executive Exam Pattern 2021

The CS Executive 2021 exam paper shall consist of 2 Modules with 8 papers (100 Marks each) in the new scheme and 7 papers in the old scheme. The exams will be conducted in offline mode for a period of 3 hours each. The table below provides more details related to the CS Executive June 2021 exam:

Mode of Exam


The medium of exam for CS Executive 2021

English and Hindi (English is compulsory in case of Business Management, Ethics and Communication papers )

Exam duration

3 hours

Examination type


Number of Papers

2 Modules with 7 papers in the old scheme and 8 papers in the new scheme.

Number of Questions for CS Executive 2021

50 questions for each paper

Scheme of Marking

2 marks for each correct answer (there is no negative marking)

ICSI CS Executive 2021 Exam Dates

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the schedule for CS Executive in december 2021. Check out the table for the CS Executive exam date 2021:


Dates December

Release of exam form for CS Executive 2021

September 25, 2021
Last date to fill exam form

To be notified

Last date to fill exam form (with late fees)

October 10, 2021

Re-opening of Exam Form Online Window

To be notified

Release of CS Executive Admit Card 2021

To be notified

CS Executive exam date 2021

December 21-29, 2021

Declaration of CS Executive result 2021

To be notified

Preparation Tips For CS Executive 2021 Exam

Preparing for CS Executive Exams can be stressful for all CS students. So, knowing how to prepare for CS Executive Exam is the key to avoiding stress and acing every single one of your exams. Many students work hard to get good marks, while others don’t and yet manage to score well during exams. There are also students who study hard but don’t get the desired percentage. 

How to prepare for CS Executive exams is a big question. Here are a few preparation tips to help students ace in exams:

  • Know the CS Executive Syllabus and Exam Pattern
  • Make A Study Schedule for CS Executive Exam
  • Prepare with Best CS Executive Books PDF 2021 And Study Materials
  • Stay Focused & Motivated

CS Executive Admit Card 2021

Your Admit Card is generally issued 15 days before the commencement of the test date. You will be able to download their CS Executive Admit Card online mode. You have to download the admit card and take a printout of it. ICSI will not be going to send any hard copy of the admit card to you by post.

Steps to download CS Executive Admit card 2021

  • Visit the official website of ICSI (http://icsi.indiaeducation.net/).
  • Enter your 17-digit registration number and click on the ‘Get Admit Card’.
  • The CS Executive 2021 admit card will be available on the screen.
  • Download the admit card/ hall ticket and take at least 2-3 prints for future reference.

ICSI CS Executive 2021 Result

You will able to check the CS Executive Result from their official site. To check the CS Result, you need to log in by entering their Roll Number and 17-digit Registration number. You will see the marks obtained in each subject in the result.

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ICSI CS Executive Cut Off Marks 2021

You should score a minimum of forty percent (40%) marks in each subject and fifty percent (50%) marks in the aggregate of all subjects to pass the CS Executive Exam 2021.

This can be well understood with the help of the table provided below:


Cut Off in sections

Cut Off in overall

Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws





Company Law



Setting up of Business Entities and Closure



Tax Laws



Corporate & Management Accounting



Securities Laws & Capital Markets



Economic, Business and Commercial Laws



Financial and Strategic Management



We have included all the information regarding CS Executive Exam 2021. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section. 

FAQ’s Related To CS 2021 Executive Exam

In CS executive, how many attempts are permitted?

According to the new syllabus, CS executive candidates are given ten attempts.

When will the Setting up of Business Entities and Closure go to be held?

The Setting up of Business Entities and Closure subject is to be released.

Is CS Executive exam objective or subjective?

The Executive Exam comprises both subjective and objective papers.

What is the time duration for each paper in the Executive 2021 Exam?

The 2021 Executive Exam will be of 3 hours for each paper.

In the CS executive Program test, how many OMR papers as per the new syllabus are there?

There are 3 OMR papers in CS Executive Exam. Those are:
1. Tax Laws
2. Corporate and Management Accounting
3. Financial and Strategic Management

Is CS Executive 2021 difficult?

Yes. But with the help of proper guidance and study materials, you can easily pass the Executive Exam.

I am undertaking my final year of the graduation exam. Is it possible for me to register for the Executive Program by direct registration?

By uploading a scanned copy of his or her Admit Card, a student who is waiting for the results of his or her Bachelor’s Degree Exams in the Final Year can apply for enrollment in the Executive program.

What is the validity period of my registration number for the CS Executive program?

Registration for the executive program is valid for five years.

What is the starting date of the CS 2021 Executive exam?

Executive Exam for the year 2021 starts on 01 June 2021.

How many times CS Executive exam held in a year?

Twice a year.

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