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 Syllabus CODE Name Of The Corresponding Subject Under New Syllabus CODE
Company Secretarial Practice 231 Advanced Company Law and Practice 331
Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings 232 Drafting, Appearances and Pleadings 338
Financial, Treasury and Forex
233 Financial, Treasury and Forex Management 335
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency 234 Corporate Restructuring, Valuation and Insolvency 333
Strategic Management, Alliances & International Trade 235 No exemption available under New Syllabus
Advanced Tax Laws and Practice 236 Advanced Tax Laws and Practice 337
Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance Management 237 Secretarial Audit, Compliance Management and Due Diligence 332
Governance, Business Ethics and Sustainability 238 Ethics, Governance and Sustainability 336

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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One Comment

  1. sundaresan PK says:

    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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