To become company secretary you should pass three stages of CS exam i.e Foundation, Executive, and Professional. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India conducts CS Foundation exam twice in a year in the months of June and December
There is no maximum age limit to apply for company secretary course. Minimum age : not less than 17 years of age can apply for the Intermediate course
Candidates who have passed Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination of a Board/University constituted by law in India or any examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto can join the CS Foundation Programme. There is no minimum requirement of percentage of marks secured at Senior Secondary (10+2 or equivalent) examination.
Provisional admission, however, is allowed to candidates at any time after they have appeared or enrolled for appearing in the final of Senior Secondary examination (10+2 pass or equivalent), subject to the condition that such provisional admission would be valid for not more than 6 months from the date of admission within which time the student should furnish proof of having passed the Senior Secondary (10+2 pass or equivalent) examination.