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

How to do both CA and CS together: Choosing CA and CS as a Career. You are allowed to pursue only one extra course with CA at a time.

CA Ridhi Dhoot

How to do both CA and CS together

How to do both CA and CS together – Pros and Cons, Choosing CA and 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 and benefits associated with them. Let us have a look on them. Know more for CA and CS Together.

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


You are allowed to hold any one Certificate of Practice. So, you will get full recognitions of being a CA (Chartered Accountant) and 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 and 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 and CS. You can either pursue only CA Course and CS Course or CA and Graduation or CS and Graduation. But to solve this problem, you can either do the third course after completing one of the two before mentioned courses. Also, ICAI and 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 and 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 and you won’t need to start afresh. Most of the subjects and 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 and CS attempts. CA exams are generally held in May and November while CS exams are held in June and December. You can revise for CS exams in the time gap available between.


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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 and CS as a career. In the same way you can also think about CA and CMA or CA and LLB (Law) as a career.

If you have any query regarding “How to do both CA and CS together – Pros and Cons” then please tell us via below comment box…

CA Ridhi Dhoot

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  1. I am pursuing (hons.) From regular college . I am in first year now. I have cleared CA Foundation exam. And my CA Inter exam is in November 19 . How can I do Cs along with it. Can I directly give CS executive because I have cleared CA Foundation

  2. Hi,
    I cleared IPCC group in 2017 and pursuing 3 years Articleship. I am in final year bcom in V semester. I registered for CS in May 2018 and I am planning to give 1 module CS in dec 2018 and 2nd module in June 2019. By then I will complete my Graduation. Is it legal to do so.

  3. Hello,
    I am a New CS student recently Registered myself for December-2018 CS- Foundation Attempt. Can I do CA also with it. Or if any other courses which can I apply are here to do with CS, so please tell Me.

  4. sir, im passed ca ipcc and i want to do cs together. and im also doing bcom as it is my 6 sem. i want to pursue cs in dec 2018 in old course. what can i do? can i registered to cs executive immedietely. reply plz

  5. will degree of licentiate cs will no longer be valid after 5 years? and if so , than wats the use of doing cs after ca?kindly reply.

  6. Hey I just wanted to ask that I can do both both CA and CS with bcom like as in my main focus in on cpt (CA) and with that I wil register myself for CS..n appear for the exam..

    any suggestions?

    • That depends on your skills & determination. Nothing is impossible & many people have done it before, so you will also definitely be able to do it!

    • You are entitled to hold only one Certificate of Practice (either as a practising CA or a practising CS). So, it is better to do articleship of only one course.


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