It is informed that June, 2016 Session was the last examination for Professional Programme (under Old Syllabus). From December, 2016 Session onwards, all students under Professional Programme (Old Syllabus) shall be compulsorily required to switchover to Professional Programme (New Syllabus). As a result, there will NOT be any scope for enrolment for exam for December, 2016 under old syllabus.

Therefore, all Professional Programme(Old Syllabus) students are advised to switchover to New syllabus (by logging to account at, so that the records are duly updated before the commencement of enrolment process for December, 2016 examination. If the concerned students fail to make switchover to new syllabus, there will be serious disruption in the on-line enrolment process.

As part of the switchover process, all such students are required to exercise the option for Elective Subject (one out of the Five Available Options) under Module-3 of Professional Programme (New Syllabus).

The process for submitting the online request for switchover may be seen at the following link of the Institute’s website :

Having switched over to New Syllabus, such students can get paper wise exemption. Details or Paper -Wise Exemption:

Name Of The Subject Under Old SyllabusCODEName Of The Corresponding Subject Under New SyllabusCODE
Company Secretarial Practice231Advanced Company Law and Practice331
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings232Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings338
Financial, Treasury and Forex
233Financial, Treasury and Forex Management335
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency234Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency333
Strategic Management, Alliances & International Trade235No exemption available under New Syllabus
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice236Advanced Tax Laws and Practice337
Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management237Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence332
Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability238Ethics, Governance and Sustainability336

Note that subject wise exemption is provided to

  1. On obtaining 60% marks in the previous exam (of old syllabus)
  2. Exemption, already granted, on the basis of qualification

For any query/clarification (please be specific), you may please contact us through any of the following four modes:

  1. Grievance Redressal Portal at
  2. ‘CS Touch’ App (Android & IoS Versions available)
  3. Call Centre (Tel.Nos. 011—33132333 / 66204999)
  4. E mail to :; OR

************** ICSI/SS/2016 12.08.2016

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  • sundaresan PK

    this is not a fair deal. the structure/paper of the groups under the old syllabus would be different from the new syllabus, Even if the student has cleared a group of 2 papers by getting 100 ( say 55 and 45) in total, he/.she will have to appear again under the new syllabus in similar papers under the new syllabus again,

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