Company Secretary ( cs )

Company Secretary, as you might know, is divided into three levels which are as follows:
Foundation
Executive
Professional
One can appear for the next level exam after 9 months of clearing the previous level. But since the exams are only conducted in June and December, the gap is effectively 12 months. So THREE years to clear all the exams (assuming that every level is cleared in the first attempt itself).

Apart from the exams, there are certain mandatory trainings that the student has to undergo (new training structure for students who register for the course after April 01, 2014) which are as follows:
  • 15 days Academic Program applicable to all students who clear their Executive on or after August 25, 2015. This training is further divided into the following:
  • 2 days Induction Program
  • 3 days e-governance
  • 5 days Skill Development
  • 5 days Entrepreneurship Development.
  • 15 days of Management Skills Orientation Program (MSOP) after passing of the Professional level.
  • Either 3 Or 2 Or 1 year(s) of Long Term Internship with specified entities after completing Foundation OR Executive OR Professional level respectively.

 

From the above, we can infer that the duration of the course along with the internship, if all the levels are cleared in the first attempt, is as given hereunder:

 

If the internship is pursued after Foundation it will be ONE YEAR OF FOUNDATION + THREE YEARS OF INTERNSHIP (whilst appearing for Executive and Professional) = FOUR YEARS

 

If the internship is pursued after Executive it will be ONE YEAR OF FOUNDATION + ONE YEAR OF EXECUTIVE + TWO YEARS OF INTERNSHIP (whilst appearing for Professional)= FOUR YEARS

 

If the internship is pursued after Professional it will be ONE YEAR OF FOUNDATION + ONE YEAR OF EXECUTIVE + ONE YEAR OF PROFESSIONAL + ONE YEAR OF INTERNSHIP = FOUR YEARS