Introduction to Company Secretary

Published On : 2015-12-12

In recent past certain corporate incidents have made investors and shareholders rethink before investing in any security due to which corporate bodies have to show more credibility and transparency. Due to the same reason government has also made laws which are more stringent regarding transparency and provide a certain level to safety to investors.


As the management is too busy in day to day work and meeting ever growing competition, so the responsibility to create a credible image of the company and to meet all the legal compliances can be entrusted only to a highly qualified and trained professional known as Company Secretary.


Earlier role of company secretary was limited only to provide support to Board of Directors and managing administrative affairs of an organisation, however in recent past they have to look after corporate governance and legal compliances as well. So now they not only provide assistance to the Board of Directors they are also responsible for statutory compliances. So the demand and jobs for company secretary is not going to decline rather it will be increasing day by day.




CS Foundation Exam is the entry level exam for Company Secretary Course offered by ICSI formed under Company Secretaries Act, 1980.



Following Students are eligible to appear for CS Foundation Exam

  • Students who have cleared 10+2 exams from Recognised Board.
  • Students of 10+2 awaiting their results





  • Students Enrolled up to end March Can appear in December exam same year
  • Students Enrolled up to end September Can appear in June exam Next year


Examination Form

  • 25th March (with late fee of Rs. 100, 9th April) for June examination:
  • 25th September (with late fee of Rs. 100, 10th October) for December examination.


  • Students who have a Bachelors degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts are exempt from appearing CS Foundation Exams.
  • Students who have passed Foundation Examination of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India ( ICAI-CMA)
  • Students who have passed Common Proficiency Test ( CPT) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI )


Are exempt from CS Foundation Exam and can directly enroll for CS Executive Programme.




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·         Economics and Statistics

·         Financial Accounting and Auditing

·         Elements of Business Laws and Management