The Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan 

The Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan


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General Rules


  1. Exemption Scheme of ICSP is continually kept under review and is determined by the Council of the Institute.

  2. Exemption from certain subjects of the examination may be granted at the discretion of the Council to members of certain professional bodies, holder of university degrees and degrees of the Council for National Academic Awards. As such candidates/students are to keep themselves updated by referring to the Students Guide and notification issued in this regard and available on ICSP website.

  3. Candidates who have unsuccessfully attempted a subject of the Institute’s examination will not normally be allowed exemption from the relevant subject.

  4. Exemptions are not permitted in respect of incomplete qualification.

  5. Details of exemptions allowed to holders of various academic degrees and professional qualifications may be obtained from the Institute.


Students who have passed bachelor or post graduate examination from recognized reputable universities/institute (s) in business administration, law, economics, accounting, commerce, finance, banking, marketing, public administration and other related subjects and have obtained at least 55% marks or equivalent thereof in the specified subjects may be granted exemptions from the respective papers of the course. Details may be obtained from the Institute.



Successful completion of the examinations for membership of the following International and National Professional Bodies will normally be accepted for several exemptions on subject to subject basis. Details may be obtained from the office of the Institute:

  1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, Pakistan and India.

  2. The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, U.K.

  3. The Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, U.K.

  4. The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.

  5. The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

  6. The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, U.K.

  7. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. 

  8. The Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accountancy, U.K.

  9. The Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants.

  10. The Institute of Bankers in U.K., Pakistan and India.

  11. The Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada.

  12. The Association of International Accountants, U.K.

  13. The Certified Institute of Internal Auditors, U.S.A.



  1. All candidates seeking exemption must apply to the Institute on the prescribed Exemption Form along with the requisite fee and acceptable supporting documents/certificates, details of which are mentioned on the Form available from office of the Institute.

  2. Exemptions should be obtained at the time of registration with the Institute for appearing at the examination.

  3. Decisions in respects of most qualification can often be given within four weeks of application. However, decisions on qualifications, which have not previously been considered, may take reasonable time on case to case basis.

  4. Students who have been granted exemption are advised to undertake background reading in respect of exempted subject(s).






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