CS - Executive Programme : Course Registration

ICSICS (2008)EP : Executive Programme • Course Registration

Methodology, Certificates to be furnished

Registration Methodology

Registration for the course requires the student to apply in the prescribed form [Application for Registering as a student for Executive Programme] enclosing the details relating to the educational qualifications, age etc., as required in the application.

The prescribed fee as relevant to the course registering for should also be sent along with the application. The application may be sent to the regional council/office directly or handed over to the nearest branch/chapter of the institute.

Those students who are registering for the course taking up the oral coaching mode may hand over the applications to the oral coaching center where they are getting admitted.

Certificates to be Furnished

Original Certificates need not be furnished along with the registration application. Photocopies of the following certificates duly attested should be sent along with the application for registration:

Proof of Minimum Age

10th standard marks sheet as a proof of age where required. Where the 10th standard marks sheet does not carry the proof of age, copy of a relevant certificate as a proof of age should be attached in its place.

Proof of Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • Marks sheet of (10 + 2 + 3) or Original- Degree/Provisional-Degree as a proof of minimum educational qualification.
  • Where a candidate is registering based on the qualification of passing Foundation Programme level, Marks sheet of Foundation Programme Examination.

    If registering provisionally

    In place of the Mark sheet of (10 + 2 + 3) or Original-Degree/Provisional-Degree, the student is required to attach a photocopy of the hall ticket of the (10 + 2 + 3) examination as a proof of having appeared at the qualifying examination based on which the student is registering provisionally.

Minimum Requirements » Age Educational Qualifications

Minimum Age

17 years : A candidate should have completed 17 years age on the date of making application for registration

Entry Routes

A candidate can enter the courses at this level through two different routes.
  1. By passing the Foundation Programme examination i.e. qualifying at the Foundation Programme level
  2. By passing a Graduation/Degree (10 + 2 + 3) examination i.e. having a Graduation qualification.

Minimum Academic Qulifications

  1. A pass in the Foundation Programme Examination conducted by ICSI
  2. A Degree or master\'s degree in Corporate Secretaryship or Commerce.
  3. A degree or master\'s degree in any discipline other than Fine Arts.
  4. A pass in the Final examination conducted by:
    1. The ICAI
    2. The ICWAI
    3. Any other Accountancy Institution in India or abroad as recognized as equivalent thereto.

Courses Recognised as Equivalent to Graduation

No Specific Mention is made in this regard

Application/Prospectus » Cost, Where to Obtain and Submit

The institute has regional offices in all the four geographical regions (North, South, East, West) of india for the purpose of handling the administrative tasks. All the aspects relating to students except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any details in relation to the student/candidate one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is initially registered.

Where to Obtain the prospectus/application for registration

You can obtain the prospectus [Registration Application], If you are intending to register for

Postal Coaching conducted by the Institute

  1. At The offices which work directly under the institute i.e. the Head Office or Regional Offices
  2. At The Branches, Chapters of the institutes which are managed by the respective professionals of a locality

Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

  1. At the coaching center itself.

    The coaching center may have an additional application (relevant to that center only), to be submitted along with the application for registration

You can also obtain the applications from the Institutes Head Quarters, Regional Offices, Branches, Chapters etc.

Addresses of Regional Councils, Branches, Chapters, ...

Downloading Applications

The institute has provided applications online which you can download, print and use.

You can download the Registration Applications from Application Download Page

Onilne Registration

The institute has provided facilities for registration through online payment.

You can access the Registration Page here.

Cost of Registration Application/Prospectus

The prospectus of the institute contains the application for registration along with it. The cost of Application or Prospectus for Registering for the Executive Programme level/course:
  • By Hand - Rs. 300
  • By Post or courier - Rs. 350

    The payment can be sent by demand draft drawn in favour of ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ payable at New Delhi, to ‘ICSI HOUSE” 22 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003.

Where to submit the registration application?

You can submit the Registration Application, If you are intending to register for

Postal Coaching conducted by the institute

At the Regional office relevant to the area which you give as the address for communication (generally your place of residence)

Oral Coaching imparted by the centers authorised by the institute

At the coaching center itself.

Even if a student submits his/her application for registration at an office/chapter of the institute near his town/city/village (if they accept it as a service for students), it would ultimately be sent to the relevant regional office/council where the data relating to the student is maintained.

Course Registration Fee » How much, Where to Pay, Installments

The total fee payable to the institute includes fee for registration as well as for imparting coaching (generally POSTAL Coaching).

Whenever we say registration fees, we mean the total fee that is to be paid to the Institutes at the time of registration, by whatever name it is called and into how many ever parts it is divided. The fee given here is the total fee that should be paid to the institute for being registered as a student at this level.

  • Postal Coaching:
    1. Rs. 7,000 for Commerce Graduates,
    2. Rs. 7,750 for Non-commerce Graduates and
    3. Rs. 6,500 for students registering with the Foundation Programme Level qualification.

    The breakup of the fee is as follows:

    1. Registration Fee – 1500 [For all]
    2. Foundation Programme Exemption Fee – 500 [For Graduates]
    3. Postal Tuition Fee for Executive Level Course – 5,000 [For all]
    4. Postal Tuition fee for Foundation Programme Level/Course – 750 [Rs. 188 per subject]

      Payable only only by Non-Commerce graduates who are seeking exemption from passing the Foundation Programme Level/Course examination

  • Oral Coaching: Rs. 3,500/-

    The Oral coaching fee is decided by the coaching center. The coaching center retains a part of the fee and only a part of it is sent to the institue as per the understanding it has with the institute. The fee charged by the orgal coaching center includes the registration fee as well as the oral coaching fee for the course.

    The fee may vary from one coaching center to another.

We try to maintain update information. However, in your own interest, please verify before making the actual payment.

Installment Facility

There is no provision for payment of the registration fee for Executive Programme by installments.

In an ORAL Coaching Center

The coaching center imparting coaching, may provide installment facilities at its own discretion. Please verify this from the coaching center into which you wish to get admitted.

Where to pay

The registration fee may be paid in the form of a D.D. or a challan as per the details provided in the application/prospectus and be submitted along with the application for registration.

ORAL Coaching Center

If you are registering at/through any of the centers authorised to impart ORAL coaching for the course, then the fee should be paid at that coaching center where you are getting admitted.

Registration Fee » Exemptions and Refund

Exemption of Registration Fee

Half Fee exemption for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes/Tribes

Applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are required to pay half (50%) of the fees only on furnishing an attested copy of the Caste/Tribe certificate along with application.

Refund of Registration Fee

Once an application for registration is sent, no cancellation is possible. However if the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for being registered for the course, the institutes would reject the application. Only in such cases you would receive the instrument (D.D/Challan) you have used to pay the fee back. You can cancel the instrument and get the money on it back.

Refund of fee paid is not possible under any other circumstances.

Last/Cut-off Dates

Registration for the Executive Programme Level/Course can be done all throughout the year. There is no such thing as a last date for registration. The only requirement is that the course duration should have elapsed for a student to be able to appear at a certain examination.

This implies that you can appear for an examination that would fall after the minimum course duration has elapsed from the date of your registration.

Based on this, you can take the following as the cut off dates for registration to make you eligible for appearing at the noted examination. An example is given in [ ]

Students registering

  • Before August 31st can appear for both Modules - in the June Examination Next Year

    [Register before 31st August 2008 to attempt - both Modules in June 2009 Exam]

  • Before November 30th can appear for one Module - in the June Examination Next Year

    [Register before 30th November 2008 to attempt - one Module in June 2009 Exam]

  • Before February 28th/29th can appear for both Modules - in the December Examination the same Year

    [Register before 28th Feburary 2009 to attempt - both modules in December 2009 Exam]

  • Before May 31st can appear for one Module - in the December Examination the same year

    [Register before 31st May 2009 to attempt - one Module in December 2009 Exam]

Being eligible for both modules implies that the student can attempt the first/second/both modules as per his/her choice. Where the student is eligible for attempting one module, he/she can choose any one of the two modules. However, he/she should be completing the coaching requirements for the module that he/she intends to attempt.

Registration Validity Period, Revalidation

The validity period of registration can be assumed to have expired on account of a number of reasons:
  1. The maximum number of attempts allowed getting exhausted and the student being required to re-register for continuing the course.
  2. The registration itself getting expired where there is a validity period specifically mentioned for registration.
  3. The validity period of the CC (Coaching completion certificate) getting expired and the student being required to re-register to revalidate the CC.

Maximum Number of Attempts

There is no specific mention regarding the maximum number of attempts

Expiry of Registration

The registration for the Executive Programme is valid for a period of 5 years from the month in which his/her application, complete in all respects, is accepted for registration.

The candidate has to get his/her registration renewed by a process called Registration Denovo within 2 years of such expiry by paying the prescribed fee in general or beyond 2 years and within 5 years of expiry by paying additional fee. The candidate after registering denovo would be in the same position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled.

Expiry of CC

There is no specific mention regarding the expiry of the CC

Failing to get through within the Validity Period

A student whose registration has expired might have completed the coaching process and also might have cleared one module and/or might have got exemptions in one or more papers of one/both modules.

Since registration denovo would place the student in a position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled, it amounts to the student retaining all the exemptions obtained till then.

Any module that the student has cleared would be treated as such and any exemptions gained would stay.

Renewing/Revalidating/Denovo Registration

The students registration for the Executive Programme is valid for a period of five years. On the expiry of the five year period, it automatically gets cancelled.

Renewing the registration where it has expired is done through a process called "de novo registration".

de novo [Latin] » From the beginning

Within two years after expiry of registration

Time Limit

A student whose registration is canceled on the expiry of the 5 year period has to apply for denovo registration within a period of 2 years from such cancellation.


The fee at present is Rs. 1,500.

Any arrears of the postal tuition fee during the original registration period should also be paid along with this.

After two years but within five years after expiry of registration

Time Limit

A student whose registration is canceled on the expiry of the 5 year period can also apply for de-novo registration after 2 years but before 5 year from such cancellation of registration.


The fee at present includes:
  1. Registration fee — Rs. 1100
  2. Exemption fee for
    1. Foundation Programme Level — Rs. 500
    2. Executive Programme Level — Rs. 500

      This fee is to be paid if the student has cleared this level by the time of denovo registration.

  3. Paper Wise Exemption fee — Rs. 100 per paper

    This fee is to be paid if the student has cleared some of the papers within this level by the time of denovo registration.

    The amount of fee payable is dependent on the number of papers already cleared.

Any arrears of the postal tuition fee during the original registration period should also be paid along with this.

Exemptions earned in earlier examinations

The paperwise exemption fee is for those papers in which the student has already passed or has claimed exemption on account of getting high marks in earlier examinations or has claimed exemption on account of having other academic qualifications and which the student wishes to carry through the renewed registration period also.

After five years after expiry of registration

A student whose registration is canceled on the expiry of the 5 year period cannot make an application for denovo registration after the expiry of 5 years from such cancellation.

The student has to apply for registration afresh. The benefit of any coaching he has undergone and the subjects he has already passed would be foregone and for all practical purposes he is a student afresh.

Application for Denovo/Re-Registration

The student has to apply in the prescribed form available with the institutes office.

It can be downloaded in PDF Format or Word Document Format from the institutes web site.

Study Material

A student registering denovo shall not be supplied with the study material afresh. Study Material can, however, be had on payment of Rs.160/- per subject. "Student Company Secretary" will be sent free of cost during the validity period of de novo registration, from the month subsequent to the month in which the student was registered de novo.

Validity Period of Denovo Registration

The Registration De-Novo will be valid for a period of five years from the month in which the student has been registered De-Novo.

Subsequent Change of Place of Residence

Data relating to the student with regard to academics is maintained at the regional offices. Therefore, once a student registers himself as a student for a particular level, he/she has to stick to the same and correspond with the same for all purposes, either academic or otherwise.

Only aspects relating to examinations are centralised i.e. processing examination applications, evaluation, verification of answer papers, issue of marks sheets, hall tickets, ... etc.

Shift to a Place within the Regional Council

Where the student changes his/her place of living in such a way that he/she has shifted to a place which falls within the purview of the same regional council with which he/she has registered earlier, then there is nothing to worry.

Shift to a Place outside the Regional council

Even if a student moves from a place under a certain regional council to another place under a different regional council, he/she is needed to deal with the same regional council under which he/she has earlier registered.

Intimate the Change in Address

The student needs to get his/her address changed in the records of the institute so that he/she would be receiving the student news letter and other communications from the institute properly.

These students are also advised to intimate the post master of the earlier place of the change of address, so that any mail received at the earlier place would be redirected by the post master automatically.

Eligibility for the main exam. Is Registration in time Enough?

Registering before the cut off date is one and not the only requirement to enable a student to appear at a particular examination.

In addition to registering within time, a student also has to complete the compulsory coaching requirements (either ORAL or POSTAL) as well as other compulsory practical trainings he/she has to undergo before being made eligible for appearing at the examination.

A student has to complete the procedure involved in the coaching scheme to be eligible to appear at the exam. Thus, mere registering in time would not suffice.