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About College

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) stands as the sole authoritative entity in India dedicated to the cultivation and governance of the Company Secretaries profession. Established by the Company Secretaries Act of 1980, this esteemed national professional organization operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. ICSI is committed to delivering superior educational programs for aspirants of the Company Secretaries (CS) course and maintaining high professional standards for its over 65,000 members. Additionally, the Institute boasts a robust enrollment of approximately 250,000 students.

With its main office located in New Delhi, ICSI also operates through four regional offices situated in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai, along with a network of 72 chapters across the country.

ICSI plays a pivotal role in supporting the Government of India's initiatives aimed at fostering the nation's socio-economic development.

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Syllabus

Syllabus Overview

Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge on jurisprudence, general laws, and their practical applications.
  • To enhance interpretational skills and understanding of legal statutes.
  • Focus: Working knowledge level.

Law Fundamentals

  1. Law Origins and Nature: Exploring the essence of law, its significance in society, jurisprudence, various legal theories, and the contributions of renowned scholars. Understanding statutes, subordinate legislation, customs, and the principles of common law and precedent.

  2. Indian Constitution Overview: Examining the constitution's structure, fundamental rights, state policies, legislative powers, and judicial and executive frameworks. Understanding the legislative process, financial and other bills, parliamentary committees, and the writ jurisdiction of courts.

  3. Statute Interpretation: Techniques and necessity for interpreting statutes, understanding legal definitions, principles of interpretation, aids to interpretation, and reading legal texts effectively.

  4. Administrative Law: Insight into the necessity, source, and principles of administrative law, including natural justice, discretionary powers, and government liability.

  5. Tort Law: Understanding liability principles, strict and absolute liability, corporate entity liability, and remedies.

  6. Civil Procedure Law: Jurisdiction of civil courts, procedural terms, and procedures for appeals and revisions.

  7. Criminal Law and Procedure: Overview of criminal court powers, arrest, offenses, and trial procedures.

  8. Evidence Law: Distinguishing relevant and admissible evidence, and understanding the burden of proof and witness credibility.

  9. Specific Relief Law: Exploring specific reliefs, contract enforcement, and preventive measures.

  10. Limitation Law: Timeframes and effects of legal limitation and possession laws.

  11. Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation: Understanding the arbitration law, appointment of arbitrators, and conciliation procedures.

  12. Stamp Law: Key definitions, stamp duty principles, and e-stamping concepts.

  13. Document Registration: Requirements for document registration, transfer of property provisions, and easement rights.

  14. Information Law: Understanding public authority obligations and information commissions.

  15. Technology Law: Key concepts of IT law, digital signatures, cyber regulations, and data protection.

  16. Contract Law: Contract formation, types of contracts, and legal remedies for breach.

  17. Sale of Goods: Essentials and performance of sales contracts, rights of unpaid sellers.

  18. Negotiable Instruments: Characteristics, types, and legal implications of negotiable instruments.

Company Law & Management

  • Company Law Principles: Basics of company law, types of companies, memorandum and articles of association, share capital concepts, and shareholder rights.
  • Management and Administration: Understanding general meetings, directors' roles, board composition, CSR, and financial management.
  • Business Setup: Choosing business organizations, incorporation procedures, LLPs, startups, and non-corporate entities.
  • Labour Laws: Industrial relations, wages, social security legislation, and workplace safety.

Finance & Taxation

  • Corporate Accounting: Fundamentals, consolidation, financial analysis, and cash flows.
  • Financial Management: Capital budgeting, cost of capital, working capital management, and security analysis.
  • Capital Markets: Basics, securities regulations, market intermediaries, and international financial centers.
  • Securities Laws: Issues of securities, listing obligations, takeovers, and mutual funds.
  • Economic & Commercial Laws: Foreign exchange, FDI, consumer protection, and competition law.
  • Intellectual Property Laws: Patents, trademarks, copyright, and industrial designs.
  • Direct and Indirect Taxation: Overview of tax systems, GST basics, customs overview, and procedural compliance.

This syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of various legal, managerial, and financial domains critical for professionals navigating the complex business and legal environments.

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Dates

Attention Aspirants of the January 2024 CSEET Session!

Important Update on the CSEET Mock Examination! The Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is set to take place on Saturday, 6th January 2024,

utilizing a Remote Proctored format. In preparation for this, the Institute is organizing a mock examination for a duration of two hours on 3rd January 2024.

This simulation is crucial for acclimating candidates to the remote proctoring environment and is considered mandatory for all participants due to its significant benefits. Participants are required to log in 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Details regarding the User ID and Password for the Mock Test scheduled on 3rd January 2024 will be sent to candidates via email and SMS.

Furthermore, all participants must ensure they install the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) on their laptop/desktop from which they will be participating in both the Mock Test and the actual CSEET. This step is crucial for a seamless testing experience.

 
 
 
 
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News

ICSI Announces Result Date for CS Professional and Executive Programmes, Along with June 2024 Exam Schedule

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has declared that the results for the CS Professional and Executive Programmes will be made public on Sunday, February 25. Candidates who have appeared for these examinations can access their results on the ICSI's official website at www.icsi.edu.

The notification further specifies that the e-Result-cum-Marks Statement for the Executive Programme Examination (for both the Syllabus 2017 and Syllabus 2022) will be made available on the ICSI website immediately following the results announcement. Candidates will be able to download this document for their personal reference, usage, and records. It is important to note that ICSI will not be providing a physical copy of the Result-cum-Marks Statement.

In addition to the results announcement, the ICSI has also disclosed the schedule for the next round of Professional and Executive Programme examinations. These exams are slated to occur from June 1 through June 10. Candidates looking to participate in the June 2024 examination cycle must ensure their examination fee is submitted by February 26.

This announcement is critical for all candidates pursuing their CS qualifications, offering them clarity on result timelines and the upcoming examination schedule.

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