How to do both CA and CS together – Pros & Cons, Choosing CA & CS as a Career. Well, when you qualify for two of the most prestigious professional qualifications, it is an achievement in itself. But there are some problems & benefits associated with them. Let us have a look on them. Know more for CA & CS Together.

How to do both CA and CS together – Pros & Cons


You are allowed to hold any one Certificate of Practice. So, you will get full recognitions of being a CA (Chartered Accountant) & a CS (Company Secretary) but you cannot practice as both of them. So, instead of making a choice later, you can make a choice now & decide what suits you the best.

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You are allowed to pursue only one extra course with CA at a time. So, you can’t go for graduation along with CA & CS. You can either pursue only CA Course & CS Course or CA & Graduation or CS & Graduation. But to solve this problem, you can either do the third course after completing one of the two before mentioned courses. Also, ICAI & ICSI have tie ups with various universities like the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), etc. So, you have the option to pursue correspondence graduation courses. By doing this, you will have double advantages. You will not just get a graduation degree but also a few of your subjects will be exempt. It’s a wonderful advantage which you can definitely give a thought for! So, we can conclude here how our problem turns into an advantage.


Apart from the above, CA & CS together has an excellent advantage. The advantage is that the course content are quite similar in both these courses. So, you can manage your subjects accordingly & you won’t need to start afresh. Most of the subjects & their contents are related to each other. The subjects which are different are mostly related to laws for which you can give a little more attention.

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Another advantage according to me is that, the exams don’t clash as also the exams are not very apart from each other. There is around a one month’s gap between CA & CS attempts. CA exams are generally held in May & November while CS exams are held in June & December. You can revise for CS exams in the time gap available between.

Just make sure you give complete details from time to time about the secondary course pursued by you to the Institute from time to time. Failure to declare the course details to the Institute can create problems later on. So, please be very transparent in this regard from the starting.

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Considering the above mentioned facts, I’M sure you will consider CA & CS as a career. In the same way you can also think about CA & CMA or CA & LLB (Law) as a career.

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