CS - Professional Programme : Course Registration

ICSICS (2008)PP : Professional 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 Professional Programme] enclosing the details relating to passing the EP level, (marks sheets, student registration number, ...) 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


Minimum Requirements » Age Educational Qualifications

Minimum Age

There already exists a minimum of 17 year age restriction for registration to Executive Programme. No additional restriction for Professional Programme is mentioned.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

There is only one way you can get to the Professional Programme level, i.e. by passing the Executive Programme level. No one is exempt from appearing at the Professional Programme level in total.

Application/Prospectus » Cost, Where to Obtain and Submit

The institutes are divided into regions for the purpose of administrative convenience. All the aspects relating to the student except conduct of main examinations are monitored and tracked by the regional councils. So for any detail regarding the student one should contact the regional council under whom he/she is registered originally.

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 Professional 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 institutes 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 that is given here includes all that should be paid to the institute for being registered as a student at this level.

  • Postal Coaching:
    1. Rs. 7,500
  • Oral Coaching:
    1. --

Joining ORAL Coaching Center!!

The Oral coaching fee is decided by the coaching center. The coaching center itself retains the fee and only a part of it is to be sent to the institue. They charge you the fee which includes your registration fee for the course. Therefore the fee may vary from coaching center to coaching center.


  1. We try to maintain the up to date information. This information is given to enable you to have an idea of the cost that you may have to incur for doing the course. Since the fee is subject to revision frequently, it is in the interest of the student that the actual figures may be verified before paying the fee or taking the D.D. or drawing any other instrument towards payment of fee, from the application or the source from which the application is being acquired.
  2. The fee given above is the one that is charged at the oral coaching centers run directly by the institutes at their The actual fee which generally varies from coaching center to coaching center may be verified with the that the student intends to join.

Installment Facility

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

In an ORAL Coaching Center

The coaching center conducting coaching, may provide such a facility, which should be verified from the coaching center into which the student wishes to get admitted.

Where to pay

The registration fee may be paid in the form of a D.D. or a challan as prescribed in the application for registration, the details of which may be obtained from the application/prospectus. The same should be submitted along with the application for registration.

ORAL Coaching Center

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

Registration Fee » Exemptions and Refund

Exemption of Registration Fee

Applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are required to pay half (50%) fees only.

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 these courses 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. You have to Register before the cut off date to be eligible for the relevant examination. An example is given in [ ]

Students registering

  • Before February 28th/29th can appear
    1. for all four modules
      - in the December Examination in the Same Year
    [Register before 28th/29th Feburary 2010 to attempt - four modules in December 2010 Exam]
  • Between March 1st and August 30th can appear
    1. for all four modules
      - in the June Examination Next Year
    [Register between March 1st and 30th August 2010 to attempt - both modules in June 2011 Exam]
  • Before May 31st can appear
    1. for One Module or Two Modules
      - in the December Examination in the Same Year
    [Register before 31st May 2010 to attempt - one module or two module in December 2010 Exam]
  • Before November 30th can appear
    1. for One Module or Two Modules
      - in the June Examination in the Next Year
    [Register before 30th November 2010 to attempt - one module or two modules in June 2011 Exam]

Registration Validity Period, Revalidation

Validity Period

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 EC|CC getting expired and the student being required to re-register to revalidate the EC|CC.

Maximum Number of Attempts:

There is no specific mention regarding the maximum number of attempts

Registration Expiry

The registration for the Executive Programme is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of registration for Executive Programme.

The candidate has to get his/her registration renewed by a process called Denovo Registration. The candidate after registering denovo would be in the same position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled.

CC Expiry

There is no specific mention regarding the expiry of the CC

Failing to get through within the Validity Period

Since the registration denovo and revalidation of CC would place the student in a position as if his/her registration has not been cancelled or his/her CC has not expired, it amounts to the student retaining all the credits obtained till then. Any exams already cleared would be treated as such, any exemptions available would stay and so on.

Renewing/Revalidating/Denovo Registration

The students registration 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 within a period of 2 years of cancellation of his registration.

  • Fees

    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:

  • Time Limit

    A student can apply for de novo registration after 2 years but before 5 year from the cancellation of the registration on account of the expiry of the original 5 year period.

  • Fees

    The fee to be paid if registering after 2 years but before 5 years of the expiry of registration at present includes:

    1. Registration fee — Rs. 1500
    2. Exemption fee for
      1. Foundation Programme — Rs. 500
      2. Professional Programme – Rs. 500
    3. Paper Wise Exemption fee — Rs. 100 per paper
    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 paper wise exemption fee is for those papers in which the student has already passed or is has claimed exemption on account of getting high marks in earlier examinations or having other qualifications and which the student wishes to carry through the renewed registration period also.

After Five Years:

A student who wishes to renew registration after 5 years of cancellation of registration on account of the expiry of the original 5 year period 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:

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

  • Validity Period:

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

  • 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 registration de novo from the month subsequent to the month in which the student was 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 this, a student also has to complete the compulsory coaching requirements (either ORAL or POSTAL) as well as the 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.