Eligibility for the Add Company Secretary and GK to SOF exam 2020

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The candidate is supposed to register for the Professional Programme nine months prior to the month in which the examination commences to be able to be admitted to the programme.

A candidate registered six months prior to the examination month may be allowed to appear in any one or two module(s) of the Professional Programme.

The candidate must have undergone postal or oral tuition for the modules in which he/she intends to appear in the examination.

Foundation Programme

Any candidate who has completed Higher Secondary or completed Class 12 in any subject, is eligible for Company Secretary Ship but such students will have to clear all the three levels.

Candidates who have completed Graduation in any stream except Fine Arts are eligible for the CS course. Such candidates are exempted from the Foundation Programme. They will have to clear only, Executive Programme and Professional Programme.

Executive Programme

The candidate’s age must not be less than 17 years on the date of application.

The candidate shall have either passed the Foundation Programme examination of the Institute or is eligible for exemption there from.

Exemption from passing the Foundation Programme examination

A candidate possessing any of the following qualifications will be exempted from passing the Foundation Programme.

A degree or master’s degree in any discipline (other than Fine Arts); or

Pass in the Foundation examination of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI-CMA) or Common Proficiency Test (CPT) conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) or any other Accountancy Institution recognized in India or abroad.

Non-commerce candidates who seek exemption from the Foundation Programme examination will be provided study material of four subjects of the Foundation Programme, for self-study to acquire the basic knowledge of the related subjects.

Qualifying cutoff:

A candidate shall be declared ‘pass’ in Both Modules of the Executive Programme examination if he/she secures at one sitting, a minimum of forty percent marks in each paper and fifty percent marks in aggregate of all the papers put together

If the candidate has passed in any one Module of Executive Programme examination held under the old syllabus, secures at one sitting a minimum of forty percent marks in each paper and fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all papers.

For One Module the candidate will be declared ‘pass’ on securing at one sitting, a minimum of forty percent marks in each paper and fifty percent marks in the aggregate of all papers.

Professional Programme

Professional Programme is the final level in Company Secretary Ship. Candidates who have cleared their Foundation and Executive Programmes are eligible to undertake Professional Programme.

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