ICSI: The Gazette Notification on the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 has been published on 3rd February, 2020 in the Official Gazette of India and the same shall be applicable from the said date of publication.
With the introduction of new regulations, a number of processes / guidelines have changed. A summary of such changes in the student registration, examination enrollment, etc. are furnished hereunder :
- New Admissions to the Foundation Programme of CS Course stands discontinued. (Note : Existing Foundation Programme Students shall be allowed to appear in the Foundation Programme Examinations till expiry of the validity of their registrations. Such students, after passing the Foundation Programme Examinations, may register for Executive Programme as per existing process.)
- CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is being introduced which will be a mandatory qualifying test for all categories of students for registration to Executive Programme except a few exempted categories. Graduates / Post Graduates, who were hitherto eligible to seek registration directly to Executive Programme, will also have to qualify the CSEET to become eligible for registration to Executive Programme.
- The following categories of students shall be exempted from qualifying CSEET and can seek registration directly to Executive Programme :
|a) CS Foundation Programme passed students||Exemption Fee : Nil|
|b) ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) Final Course passed students||Exemption Fee :Rs.5000/-|
|c) ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final Course passed students||Exemption Fee:Rs.5000/-
- Revised Fee Structure for registration to Executive Programme is given below :
|Particulars||CSEET passed||CS Foundation passed||ICAI Final passed||ICMAI Final passed|
|CSEET Exemption Fee||NIL||NIL||5000||5000|
|Pre-Exam Test Fee||1000||1000||1000||1000|
|One Day Orientation Prog. Fee||600||600||600||600|
|Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for one year||500||500||500||500|
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