The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, as per Section 15(2)(a) of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 approved of the New ICSI Syllabus 2022 for the CSEET, Executive and Professional Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course. The ICSI prescribes a revision in the existing syllabus of the CS Course every five year to serve the expectations of the complexities and developments in various sectors affecting the profession. The ICSI approved of the new prescribed syllabus on September 4th, 2022 and it will come into effect from 2023.

The new syllabus comprises of 4 subjects at the CSEET level which is now also eligible to 10th pass for provisional registration, 7 subjects at the executive level which earlier included 8 subjects, and 7 subjects at the professional level which earlier had 9 subjects. This revision in the syllabus inculcates the students with theoretical as well practical knowledge which is the pre-requisite for a Company Secretary to function either in training or practice.

The division of the subjects at the executive level determines the strengthening of the concepts that matches the objectives of the papers. Core relevance is given to the subjects that are considered to be the main desideratum such as Labour Law, Company Law, Corporate Accounting and Financial Management and Jurisprudence, Interpretation and General Laws. Subjects are divided into 2 groups which emphasizes more on the current and emerging opportunities of the CS profession.

At the professional level, subjects are reduced to 7 subjects which are divided into 2 groups with 1 elective paper each and the mode of examination to be 100% descriptive. Strategic management and Corporate Finance are added to give practical knowledge to the students for strategy formulation. New papers are added in the elective papers to give various choices to the students to opt from so that they can polish their skills for better employability.

The new mode of examination at the executive level suggests the examinations to be 20% objective and 80% descriptive except for the Financial Management and Corporate Accounting to be 100% descriptive.

The new syllabus is revised in a manner to help the students with ease of learning and to balance the 2017 syllabus which was proposed to include Core, Ancillary and Hybrid subjects. It focuses more on the core areas of the CS Profession and to balance the aspects of law, strategy, practice and management. It also aims to widen the scope for the students to meet with the changing expectations of business and industry by giving relevancy to the subjects that are considered to be crucial for the advancement of the profession. ICSI is aiming to achieve balance with the fast changing economic developments and to establish more avenues for the CS Professionals as it believes in


Muskaan Kumar,
CS Executive Student

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