After clearing the Foundation exam, one moves ahead with this level. Graduates skip the first level and directly give this executive exam. So for many this is the second stage whereas for the graduates this is their first gateway to a promising career of a Company Secretary. This becomes tough as the number of students sitting for this very exam gets high since all the graduates directly apply for this along with those who already have cleared the foundation level first. A well planned strategy with adequate amount of study will only gain you in coming out with bright colours..
There are seven papers divided into a set of two programs of study. Going into the detail of the paper, it is a blend of multiple choice questions with long writing based questions which is theoretical based.
Basically the paper is not that tough, if one has apt knowledge of what he has done at school level; one can easily crack this exam without any hassle. There are four subjects in it which is split into four papers which is of 3 hours, 100 marks each. All the six papers are multiple choices based except that of English & Business Communication which is more of theory.
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Many a times, questions are repeated so you are advised to go through the previous year papers.
Follow ICSI and the guidelines set by the very body for solving various problems in the examination especially for the GCL section (General and Commercial Law).