Sahil Sharma

What should I take after passing 12 in commerce?

Should I do cs or bcom.I want to do cs but dont know enough about it......

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RE: What should I take after passing 12 in commerce?

Sonia Agrawal
Sonia Agrawal

Hello dear student....

Your question is your answer in itself, after completing your twelve in commerce you can go for both CS and Bcom simultaneously.
CS that is company secretary is a professional course so I would suggest you to enroll for a normal graduation program Bcom along with company secretary course. and after doing CS you even do not need to complete your PG in commerce as CS itself is a professional course and will help you in getting a good job with a good pay package. It is great career option now a days.

You want to know more about CS than Let me explain you as mentioned below:

  • 10+2 pass any stream (art, science and commerce)
  • If you are already a graduate you need to clear the first stage of the company secretary course.

  1. Foundation: this is for six months programme and fees is 3600/-
  2. Executive: this is for nine months programme and fees is 7000/-
  3. Professional: Fees is 7750/-

Admission is open through out the year and exams are conducted twice a year in JUNE and DECEMBER
It can be done from any where in India as it is not a regular course.

You can visit the for further information.
ICSI is Institute of company secretary in India, in this website itself you will find all the details related to CS and the course process. All details about admission , course, exams, fee structure evrything you can get here. So please visit the website once for your reference.

I can say this because one of my friend did same and is working with a top MNC and earning well and is very much satisfied with her job too. At some point of time she was also confused and finally she opted for CS and is very happy with her decision.
So dear student do not worry at all, just go for both, but important is how you are managing both in respect of time, attention, importance etc. You should not fill like climbing in two boats at a time. You have to be little careful, as it is always important to do hard work and give full focus and commitment than only you can succeed.

Apart from this so many other options are also there in commerce line like CA chartered accountant, MBA in Finance master in business administration etc.

Thank you

RE: What should I take after passing 12 in commerce?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hello My Dear Company Secretary Aspirant,

I am glad that you approached the right career platform of for seeking guidance about your career query. I am thank ful to you for the same and I am sure that experts here will be able to guide you appropriately.

I am also happy that you are planning for your career after HSC in Commerce well in advance and this will give you that extra time to think for your future calmly.

In my more than seven years of career counselling experience, I have come across many students who are not sure of what to do after HSC commerce in terms of professional courses, etc. and I always tell them that its very necessary to think and seek advice before deciding on a career option.

Graduation (BCom) very important:

Fromy our question, I get a feeling that you are considering Company Secretaryship course and BCom as substitutes. Please let me tell you my dear aspirant that these two courses are NOT substitutes of each other.

Its very important and vital for any student to complete formal graduation degree which is in your case a commerce gradaute degree from a recognised University in India.

BCom is a very fantastic foudnation level graduate course for building excellent career in commerce. There fore I would like to tell you that you should also concentrate on your BCom degree studies and you can simultaneously pursue the Company Secretaryship course.

Though you may become a company secretary, a graduation degree and that too with good and satisfactory (above 55%) aggregate marks is treated good in the industry and society.

About the Company Secretaryship course:

You have chosen a very good professional course for your career.

After HSC you can take admission to the Company Secretary course by visiting your nearest located Branch office of ICSI. ICSI stands for The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Company Secretary is a statutory position in any company (compulsory by law). A Company Secretary is the incharge of all the legal and secretarial compliances of companies and is responsible for its adherance. He is a liasoning officer for the company and also is a link between the stakeholders and shareholders of the company.

He is a person who accompanies the Board of Directors in all their meetings and gets involved in the strategy as well.

Company Secretary

I would suggest you visit the where you can download a detailed presentation about the Company Secretary course.

Best Luck

RE: What should I take after passing 12 in commerce?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Everybody ahs some career goals in mind. Something they are thinking of doing or becoming. For Commerce students, there are many avenues where they can build up a good career in future. Company Secretary course is one such course which can be taken as a profession.

It is a good choice to pursue "Company Secretary (CS)" along with Graduation. The Combination of CS and BCom is considered as very good option in terms of Job Opportunities. With little more focus on studies, you can be able tocomplete both the courses with ease.

Stages to become a Company Secretary (CS):
The student who would like to join the course after 10+2 pass or equivalent has to undergo 3 stages to pursue the Company Secretaries. i.e.
1. Foundation Programme
2. Executive Programme
3. Professional Programme

The student who would like to join the course after passing the Graduation has to undergo 2 stages of the company secretaryship. i.e.
1. Executive Programme
2. Professional Programme

- Foundation Programme which is of 8 months duration can be pursued by 10+2 pass or equivalent students of Arts, Science and Commerce stream (Excluding Fine Arts)
- Executive Programme can be pursued by a graduate of all streams except Fine Arts.
- Professional Programme can be pursue only after clearing the Executive Programme of CS Course.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1, An expert in company, corporate and Security Laws.
2. A vital link between the company and its Board of Directors, Shareholders, Government and Regulatory Authorities.
3. A Conscience seeker of the company
4. A Compliance Officer of the company
5. Corporate Planner and Strategic Manager.

Scope of the CS:
The CS has very wide scope in the industries now a days.
A qualified Company Secretary has openings in industry and also has a scope for practicing as an Independent Professional.

CS course offers lucrative career options. After successfully completing this course, you can get into multi national companies for jobs. CS acts as a Compliance officer who may provide legal advises in area of Corporate Laws, capital Market, Corporate Governanace,etc.

Job opportunities exists in both private and public sector companies. Some of the areas where you have chances of jobs are SEBI, Stock Exchange Markets etc. A qualified CS can also practice independently. Many government companies also employ CS such as AAI, ONGC, State Infrastructure Development Corporations etc.

Opportunities also exists in banks. Some of the other areas where in one can work are government financial institutions, bureau of public enterprises, accounts branch of government law service.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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