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FAQ's

1. I want to register as a student for Company Secretaryship Course, where do I start?
Students can apply for registration through online services of institute at the link given below :-
https://www.icsi.in/student/Students/StudentRegistration.aspx

2. What is the last date of registration in foundation programme and eligibility criteria for the same?
Foundation Programme which is of eight months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass students, without any minimum percentage of marks in 10+2 exams. To apply for admission to the foundation Programme a student is required to apply in the prescribed form. A student may take provisional admission in Foundation Programme latest by 31st March of a year, even before declaration of 10+2 results, in order to be eligible to appear in the December exam of the same year. Otherwise, admissions take place throughout the year.

3. What is an Eligibility criterion for direct admission to Executive Programme or who is eligible for exemption from passing the Foundation Programme Examination?
A student fulfilling any of the following criteria is eligible to join Executive Programme directly:
(a) Graduates in any stream excluding Fine Arts; or
(b) Candidates who have passed the Foundation Examination; or
(c) Candidates who have cleared in CPT Exam from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

4. I am appearing in final year exam of Graduation. Can I apply for Direct Registration Executive Programme?
A student awaiting the Final Year results of the Bachelor’s Degree Examinations may apply for provisional registration in Executive Programme by submitting the scanned copy of his/her Admit Card (Hall Ticket) of Final Year Bachelor’s Degree examinations apart from the Passed Mark Sheets of the remaining two years. Such students are required to regularize their provisional registration by submitting scanned copy of his/her passed mark sheet of Final year Bachelor’s Degree Examinations within six months from the date of his/her registration to Executive Programme. Failure to submit the passed mark sheet/ certificate of Final Year Degree Examinations & Degree Certificate within the prescribed time of six months shall result in cancellation of the Executive Programme registration and forfeiture of the registration fee without any further notice to the concerned student. It will be the responsibility of the students to submit the desired certificates within the stipulated time to avoid complications at a later stage. Students who fail to regularize the registration are NOT eligible for appearing in the CS Examinations.

5. What is the Last date of registration in Executive and Professional Programme?
Cut off dates for CS Executive & Professional Programme is 28th February for appearing in all modules and 31st May for appearing in single module in December Exams of the same year or, 31st August for appearing in all modules and 30th November for appearing in single module in June Examination of the next year. Otherwise, admissions take place throughout the year.

6. I have registered online. When would I get my study material?
Students who have registered online need to upload their documents at Manage account option at their respective account. After that their documents are verified at the Institute’s end. In case application is complete in all respects, the same is approved and students get study material within 10-12 day after approval of his /her application.

7. What is the procedure for getting refund of excess payments during online registration process?
After successful payment, a formal acknowledgement/receipt will be generated by the system. In case of multiple payments, you may write to the Directorate of Student Services, Noida for processing the refund of excess amount received by the Institute.

8. Is there any concession in fees for SC/ST candidates, Widows and Wards of Martyrs, OBC candidates, Physically Handicapped Students?
SC/ST candidates, Widows and wards of the Martyrs are required to pay only 50% of the fees payable by general category candidate. To avail the fees concession students are required to submit requisite certificate issued by the competent authority State/ Central Government. No fees concession is applicable for OBC candidates. Physically Handicapped Students are eligible for concession in fees as per details given below:

Stage Payable by physically handicapped student
Foundation Programme Only Registration Fee will be charged (At present Registration Fee is Rs.1500)
Executive Programme Only Registration Fee will be charged (At present Registration Fee is Rs.2000)
Professional Programme Only Registration Fee will be charged (At present Registration Fee is NIL)

The above concession would be granted subject to the following guidelines: -
(i) The concerned students should submit a certificate issued by a Physician / Surgeon/ Oculist working in a State/Central Government to the effect of permanent physical disability (including blindness).
(ii) The following shall be regarded as permanent physical disability :-
(a) permanent physical disability of more than 50% in one limb; or
(b) permanent physical disability of more than 60% in two or more limbs; or
(c) permanent deafness with hearing impairment of 70 decibels and above; or
(d) permanent and total loss of voice.

Blindness shall be regarded as permanent physical disability, if it is incurable and falls in any of the categories specified namely : -
- 6/60 to 1/60 or field of vision 110-2
- 3/60 to 1/60 or field of vision 100
- FC at 1 foot to Nil or field of vision 100
- Total absence of sight
It is clarified that all other services shall be available on full payment basis as applicable to general category students.

9. I have already applied for my registration. When shall I get the registration number and how can I check my registration status?
Students who submit their registration form through online mode, they get the User Id instantly after making payment of requisite fees. This user Id is in fact their Registration Number. Students can check their registration status at the following link: http://www.icsi.in/regstatus/RegistrationQuery.aspx

10. My registration is pending. What should I do now?
Registration is pending due to either non compliance of documentary evidence or submission of less fees. Students are sent mails regarding pendency of registration. Registration gets approved on compliance of the above.

11. What is the process of downloading registration letter/identity card from the website?
(i) Click on “Online Services” at www.icsi.edu (ii) Click on “Login” option
(iii) Enter your username /password
(iv) Click on Student option
(v) Open My Account
(vi) Go to Others option at your account
(vii) Student can download registration letter/Identity card at Others option
(viii) After downloading Identity Card, student needs to get it attested by either of the following:
a. Member of ICSI
b. Gazetted Officer of State/ Central Government
c. Principal of Recognised Schools/colleges
d. Manager of Nationalised Bank
e. Officers of the ICSI

12. I have registered provisionally in Foundation/Executive Stage. What are the formalities to regularize my admission?
Students admitted provisionally need to upload copy of their 10+2 passing certificate / mark sheet (For students admitted in Foundation stage) , graduation passing certificate / or mark sheet (For students admitted in Executive stage) within six months since their registration at their online account at www.icsi.edu otherwise their registration may be cancelled and fee gets forfeited.

13. I took provisional admission in CS Foundation OR Executive, but I have not been able to clear the 10+2 Examinations OR I got Compartment in Final Year respectively, would my registration be cancelled in case I am not able to clear within six months since my registration?
Yes. The admission will be cancelled and all fee remitted shall be forfeited. All such students need to apply afresh after clearing their 10+2 Examinations. All such students need to apply fresh.

14. Is there any option for change of elective subject?
Yes, student can change their elective subject before filling the examination form. Detailed procedure to change elective subject may be seen at the following link of the Institute’s website:- https://www.icsi.edu/docs/Webmodules/UserManual_For_ElectiveSubject_Change.pdf

15. When can I apply for registration De-novo (i.e. renewal of registration) and what is the validity of de-novo registration?
A student can apply for registration de-novo ( i.e. renewal of registration ) immediately on expiry of five years from the date of his previous registration but in any case within five years from the date of expiry of the registration. De-novo registration is valid for further period of five years.

16. How can I apply de-novo of registration through online mode and what is the last date for applying for de-novo/extension of registration?
1. Login to Online Services at www.icsi.edu.
2. Click Student and then select My Account.
3. Click De novo Registration & Extension under “Payment Requests” option.
4. Select Request Type and Payment mode and then click on “Submit Request”.
5. Request ID and Transaction ID will generate on successful submission of the request.
6. Proceed for payment through Credit Card /Debit Card / Net Banking/bank challan.
7. For all successful payments an acknowledgement receipt is generated and intimation will be sent on the respective email ID. In case receipt could not be generated due to any reason, follow the procedure as given below:
 Click Student-> select My Account
 Click payment request->Generate payment Receipt
 Write Request id and Transaction id and click on check status. If payment is successful then the Receipt would be generated (otherwise the payment is not successful)
8. Please download the de novo registration Letter from Section “Letter for student” in “other” option
9. In case of unsuccessful payment please resubmit your request.
The following are the cut-off dates for applying for De Novo vis-à-vis the CS Examinations conducted in June & December:
i) 09th April: (For June session of examination)
ii) 10th October: (For Dec. session of examination)

17. What are the criteria of getting paper-wise exemption? If I have secured more than 60% marks in any paper in my earlier examinations of ICSI? I was absent in one paper. In this scenario, whether I am eligible for Exemption on the basis 60% marks or not?
The prescribed criteria are narrated below:
Foundation Programme:
A candidate who has appeared in all the papers for which he/she was enrolled and has obtained 60% or more marks in any paper(s), but failed, shall be declared to have passed in the subsequent examination if he/she obtains a minimum of forty percent marks in each of the remaining papers and fifty percent marks in the aggregate of the remaining papers at one sitting within the next three following examinations.
Executive Programme:
(i) A candidate who has appeared in all the papers of a module, for which he/she was required to enroll, and has secured 60% or more marks in any paper(s) and a minimum 25% marks in each of the remaining papers of the module, but has failed in that module shall be exempted from that or those paper(s) in which he/she secured sixty percent or more marks, in any subsequent examination.
(ii) A candidate who has appeared in all the papers of a module for which he/she was enrolled without obtaining any exemption and has failed in one paper of the module, but got a minimum of 60% of the total marks of the remaining papers of that module, shall be declared to have passed in that module if he /she re-appears in the remaining one paper and obtains fifty per cent marks in any subsequent examination.
Professional Progaramme :
A candidate who has appeared in both the papers of a module, for which he/she was enrolled and has secured 60% or more marks in any one paper and a minimum 25% marks in the other paper of the module, but failed in the module, shall be exempted from that paper in which he/she secured sixty percent or more marks and he/she shall be declared to have passed in that module if he/she re-appears in the remaining one paper of the module and obtains a minimum of 50% marks in any subsequent examination.
IMPORTANT : Students who remain absent in any paper of particular Module are NOT eligible for exemption on the basis of 60% Marks Criteria even if he/ she has scored more than 60% marks in some papers covered under the module and are also meeting the guidelines pertaining to paper-wise exemption. In other words, appearance in all the papers covered under the module is an essential requirement to become eligible for consideration of exemption under 60% marks criteria.

18. I have already submitted my examination form. Now I wish to change my centre and medium. How can I do so?
Student can submit the change request only through online services available at Institute’s website www.icsi.edu at least 15 days before the commencement of examination of Institute. Payment of applicable fee is to be made through payment gateway. Please note that change of exam center within the same city is not permissible. Student can submit the change request only through online services available at Institute’s website www.icsi.edu at least 15 days before the commencement of examination of Institute. Payment of applicable fee is to be made through payment gateway.

19. I have already passed examination. How will I get my Mark Sheet and Pass Certificate?
Mark sheet can be downloaded from Institute’s website www.icsi.edu. Effective from June, 2011 session, hard copy of mark sheets is issued to only such students who have passed Professional Programme. Hard copy of the mark sheet is NOT issued to Foundation / Executive passed students. Pass Certificate is issued to only such students who have passed Professional Programme (i.e. who have completed all four modules of Professional Programme). Issue of Pass certificate has been discontinued for Foundation / Executive passed students effective from June, 2010 session.


20. I had received my mark sheet or pass certificate. But I have lost it. How can I get the duplicate?
Student is required to submit an application (addressed to Directorate of Examinations) for the same and send it to Institute’s Noida office along with a demand draft of Rs 100/- + Rs. 40/= drawn in favour of “The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi. Duplicate mark sheet will be sent at his/her address within 15 days or can apply online through Institute’s website www.icsi.edu Student is required to submit an application alongwith passing details i.e. Registration no., Roll no., Session & Year of Passing, etc. (addressed to Directorate of Student Services) alongwith a demand draft of Rs 281/- per Transcript including service tax Rs. 31/= drawn in favour of “ The Institute of Company Secretaries of India” payable at New Delhi. For any Further details/ query, submit your query at enroll@icsi.edu

21. I have recently shifted my residence. How can I apply for change of address in institute’s record?
Students can change/update their address, mobile number & e-mail id themselves. Please follow the steps given below for updation of your address, mobile number & e-mail id. (i) Visit on Institute’s website www.icsi.edu
(ii) Click on ON-LINE SERVICES (top right side of your screen)
(iii) Click on Student Login
(iv) Type your registration number in Username
(v) Type your password.
(vi) Go to option /Student /My Account /Request /Change of Address

22. I have not received my registration letter & Student Identity Card from institute till date. How can I get it? Student can log in to institute’s online services through its student portal www.icsi.edu and by putting the Login ID & password following the stipulated procedure, student can download & take printout of the registration letter & Online Student Identity Card. Go to option Student My Account Others\Download Identity Card & Letter for Students (Registration Letter). Students are required to get the Online Student Identity Card attested locally by any Govt Gazetted Officer / ACS/FCS member of Institute to make it valid. Unattested Identity Card is not valid.

23. I am registered student of Institute, but I am not getting Student Company Secretary Bulletin regularly. What should I do?
The Foundation and Student Company Secretary bulletins are being sent through e-mail to all registered students whose registration number is valid. Apart from the same, all issues of Foundation and Student Company Secretary Bulletin are also uploaded on institute’s www.icsi.eduin “Journals & Bulletins” section.

24. I have passed after the process of Verification of Marks, Pending the result of Verification of Marks; I had submitted the examination enrolment form. Am I required to submit any formal request for refund of the examination fee remitted?
Under normal circumstances, the refund of examination fee is processed after conclusion of the examinations. However, if any student does not receive the refund within 20 to 25 days from the conclusion of examination, he/ she may write toenroll@icsi.edu for verification of records.

1. How do I apply for a particular course?
You may visit our head office at Cottage No. 9, Basement (Back Side Entry), West Patel Nagar, New Delhi – 110008 and contact numbers of the same are mentioned on the top of our website i.e. https://www.sangeetkediaacademy.com. Further, you can contact us by clicking the "Contact us" Tab on website, where you will be given guidance by our advisors. In addition to this, you can also apply online by registering yourself using “Register” tab on our website.

2. What is the duration for completion of a subject?
The classes for a particular subject will get over within 4 – 4.5 months from the date of commencement of class.

3. Is any modern technology used while teaching?
Yes, we teach through digital pad and the result of which is reflected on projector for better clarity to students. Further, we have also installed advanced sound system with noise resistant quality for voice clarity.

4. When will I get the books/ notes of a subject? Do I have to make payment for notes also? From where I get my study material? The charges of books/ notes are included in fees. On payments of fee for a subject, you will get a book of that particular subject. The same will be available at the reception at our office.

5. How can I recover in case I have missed any lecture due to genuine reasons?
Students can get the back-up class on justified grounds either in the next batch or through recorded classes, if possible.

6. Where are faculty available for doubts and clarification?
Faculty are available at the head office after the scheduled class for doubt clarification. 7. Will Sangeet Kedia Academy (SKA) provide any help after completion of scheduled batch?
Students can visit the academy and meet the respective faculty for any doubts and clarification. In addition, a revisionary class may also take place in special circumstances.

8. Will SKA provide any Sample Papers or organise any Test?
We organise MOCK Test during the batches and also after completion of course or after the completion of scheduled batch.

9. Will SKA provide any help if I am not able to clear my exams?
We organise amendment classes. Further, We also allow the student to repeat the coaching on discounted fee.

10. I am an outstation student and I can’t take physical classes. What should I do?
In order to bridge the gap between SKA & CS students, we provide virtual classes for CS course on Hard Disk Model. Student can take the recorded class at any of our Centre in their city. Kindly visit our website and find the details of the SKA centre of your city. For further details, you may contact the respective centre.

11. How will I come to know if any of my scheduled lectures get cancelled?
You will receive an SMS for this and/ or you will get a call from our reception.

1. Why Virtual Classes?
Today all the students from CS fraternity from different cities in various States are not able to reach us, so in order to bridge the gap between Sangeet Kedia Classes - SKC, (now Sangeet Kedia Academy - SKA), and CS Students, we have started Virtual Classes. The motive is to provide the facility to the students to learn from best faculty, directly through this initiative of Virtual Classes, without being deprived of the comforts of their hometowns.

2. What are Virtual Classes? Are they equivalent to Face-to-Face/ Physical Classes?
Virtual Classes is the replica of actual classes at remote location. Virtual Classes offer exceptionally convenient mechanism and provide ease of teaching & studying. A virtual classroom is an online learning environment. The environment can be web-based and accessed through a portal or software-based and require a downloadable executables. We, at SKA have launched our Virtual Classes exclusively for Company Secretary (CS) Course on Hard Disk Model. Yes, these are just like Face-to-face/ Physical Classes whereby you can see and hear the recorded lectures of teaching faculty.

3. Does SKA provide Classes for all subjects of CS at all the 3 levels ?
Yes. We have commenced CS Foundation, CS Executive & CS Professional programmes. The details regarding subjects, faculty, day, timings and fee are available at our website https://www.sangeetkediaacademy.com.

4. How do I apply for a particular course?
You can visit our centre in your city and enrol/ register yourself for the particular programme. The list of SKA centres is available on our website or you can contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" Tab on our website, where you will be given guidance by our advisors. In addition to this, you can also apply online by registering yourself using “Register” tab on our website.

5. When will I get the books/ notes of a subject? Do I have to make payment for notes also?
The charges of books/ notes are included in fees. On payments of full amount of fee for a subject, you will get a book of that subject.

6. How will I get information about any change in Schedule of Classes?
You will be regularly updated through SMS and/or calls from the Centre on issues relating to change in schedule of any classes.

7. How will students ask query from the faculty?
Students can get their query resolved through chat box facility available on our website.

8. Will you provide any backup class if I miss a class?
You have to ask your respective centre for arranging the backup class. The Centre-Incharge will arrange the same for you, as per your and their convenience.

1. If I face any doubt while watching the Video lectures, how will it be answered?
We arrange regular & frequent Live Chat Sessions on Facebook, wherein the concerned faculty shall be available for answering your doubts on a live basis. However, all sincere efforts have been made by the faculty in the lectures itself to minimize the possibility of any doubt or confusion.

2. I have purchased the video lectures of SKA. Now, if any amendment takes place, then how will I be updated about the same?
SKA will keep you updated of all the necessary amendments that are relevant for your concerned examination attempt. If required, the amendment class will be uploaded on the student portal of our website, which can be viewed freely.

3. Can I cancel my order after placing the same & before receiving it?
Yes, you can cancel the order. But once we have dispatched the order from our side, cancelling the order is not allowed.

4. If, because of any reason, I want to return my order after receiving it or want to get refund for the same, what is the procedure?
Fees, once paid for the video lectures, is strictly non refundable. However, since student satisfaction & convenience is our top most priority, our team is always ready to provide you with any general or technical support.

5. Can the video lectures be played on Desktop or Mobile?
No. Our video lectures can be played on Laptop only.

6. Do I require internet connection for viewing the lectures?
Internet connectivity is required only at the time of Downloading / Activation of lectures. Net connectivity is not required at the time of viewing the lectures.