What are the preparations required to enter into a company secretaryship course after class 12?

Company secretaryship is a renowned degree as a Chartered Accountant. To pass this course you need to work hard and give effort. Also proper guidance is needed. 



  • Candidates have to pass their 10 + 2 entrance tests.
  • Candidates must have cleared their 12th standard from any recognised board with an aggregate of 50% marks.

Complete Details of Company Secretaryship Course

The students who are willing to join the course after 12th or equivalent have to undergo three stages to learn the company secretary course. They are:

  1. CSEET (Entrance Exam)
  2. Executive Programme
  3. Professional Programme


  • The entrance exam CSEET can be pursued by a 12th Pass or Graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
  • Executive Programme
  • Professional Programme can be pursued only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course

CS Syllabus & Exam

The candidate has to pass three stages to become a company secretary. These are listed below:

  • Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Final

1. Foundation Course

At first, the candidate has to register for the foundation course after passing 12th. The foundation courses are 8 months. One can apply for the foundation course many times but it is compulsory that he should pass the foundation exam within the three years of course admission.

Syllabus for Foundation

The papers in the foundation program are given below:

  • Business environment and law
  • Business management, ethics, and entrepreneurship
  • Business economics 
  • Fundamentals of accounting and auditing

2. Intermediate

After passing the foundation course the candidate is eligible for the intermediate course.

Syllabus for Intermediate program

The intermediate program consists of two modules each consists of four papers

Module 1

  • Jurisprudence, interpretation, and general laws
  • Company law
  • Setting up of business entities and closure
  • Tax laws

Module 2

  • Corporate and Management accounting
  • Securities law and capital markets
  • Economic, business, and commercial laws
  • Financial and strategic management.

3. Final

After completing the intermediate 

CS Subjects For Final

The final program consists of three modules

Module 1

  • Governance, risk management, compliances, and ethics
  • Advanced tax laws
  • Drafting, pleadings, and appearances

Module 2

  • Secretarial audit
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Resolution of corporate disputes

Module 3

  • Corporate funding and listing in stock exchanges
  • Multidisciplinary case studies

Open book examination.

You can choose one out of eight subjects.

  • Banking law and practice
  • Insurance law and practice
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Forensic audit
  • Direct law and practice
  • Labour law and practice
  • Valuations and business modelling
  • Insolvency law and practice

Articleship (Training)

In the final level of the company secretaryship course the internship program plays a very vital role. It is compulsory that one should undergo a training program. 


In this institute (Haldia Law College) one can take a degree of company secretaryship course after 12th in India. Thus you have to follow this procedure to become company secretary after 12th.

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