The Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is a national-level entrance examination for the Company Secretary (CS) by ICSI. This entrance exam is conducted four times a year, i.e. January, May, July and November. The exam is conducted by online mode for a duration of 120 minutes.
The examination consists of 4 major papers, i.e. business communication, legal aptitude and logical reasoning, economic and business environment, and current affairs. In this blog, we will tell you all about the CSEET 2023 exam.
|Name of the exam||Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)|
|Administered by||The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)|
|Frequency of exam||4 times a year (January, May, July and November)|
|Exam Duration||120 minutes|
|Mode of Examination||Online (computer-based test)|
This Blog Includes:
- CSEET Latest Updates
- CSEET Exam Dates
- CSEET Exam Pattern
- CSEET Syllabus
- CSEET Eligibility Criteria
- CSEET Application Process
- CSEET Exam Admit Card
- Best Books to Prepare for CSEET Exam
- CSEET Mock Test
- CSEET Exam Cut-off
CSEET Latest Updates
As per the latest updates, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will conduct their 21st batch of online classes for CSEET for May 2023 intake from 16th February 2023. The classes are estimated to end by 22nd March 2023. Students applying for the entrance examination can refer to the official website of ICSI or keep reading the blog to get the relevant details and latest updates.
CSEET Exam Dates
The important dates that students can refer to while applying for CSEET are mentioned below:
|Particulars||January 2023 session||May 2023 session||July 2023 session||November 2023 session|
|Registration begins||October 16, 2022||January 19, 2023||Not announced yet||Not announced yet|
|Registration ends||December 15, 2022||April 15, 2023||Not announced yet||Not announced yet|
|Admit Card Date||December 28, 2022||Not announced yet||Not announced yet||Not announced yet|
|Examination Dates||January 7, 2023||May 6, 2023||Not announced yet||Not announced yet|
|Result Date||January 18, 2023||Not announced yet||Not announced yet||Not announced yet|
CSEET Exam Pattern
The examination will contain MCQs based and will be conducted in online mode for a duration of 120 minutes. The candidates will be allotted test centres and it will be a computer-based test. The syllabus of CSEET comprises mainly four papers. Candidates applying for the examination can refer to the table given below.
|Subjects||Total number||Total No. of Questions|
|Business Communication||50 marks||35|
|Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning||50 marks||35|
|Economic and Business Environment||50 marks||35|
|Current Affairs||20 marks||15|
Apart from the given table, there will also be a Viva Voce of 15 minutes on “Presentation and Communication Skills”. The viva voce will be for 30 marks and conducted simultaneously with or immediately after the MCQ. The candidates appearing for the test should keep in mind that the test will be examined online using artificial intelligence (AI) or through the recorded videos designated at the test centres.
Candidates appearing for the CSEET examination should be well aware of the examination syllabus. The examination will consist of four papers. Students can refer to the tables below to get in-depth information about each paper’s syllabus.
Business Communication (Paper 1)
|1||Essentials of Good English||Words with multiple meanings
Idioms and phrases
Commonly used phrases
Abbreviations Common errors in English
|2||Communication||Means of Communication- Written, Oral, Visual, Audiovisual
Concept of Communication,
Meaning and Significance of Good Communication
Commonly used Mediums of Digital Communication
Barriers to Effective Communication and Ways to overcome the Barriers
|3||Business Correspondence||Business Letters Concept of web and internet
Positive, Negative and Persuasive Messages
Email (advantages and disadvantages)
|4||Common Business Terminologies||The terms that are defined under various laws including financial and non-financial terms.|
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (Paper 2)
This subject has two parts. Part A is legal aptitude (25 marks) and Part B is logical reasoning (25 marks).
Supreme Court and High Court
Directive Principles of State’s Policy
Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council
Fundamental Rights and Duties
|2||Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts)||Law of Contract Agreement:
Quasi Contract, Breach of Contract and Remedies, Types of contract-void and voidable
Law of Torts:
Basics of Torts, Strict and absolute liability, Trespass, Malicious Prosecution
|3||Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation||Company Secretary under Company Secretaries Act, 1980
Role of Company Secretary in Employment
Role of Company Secretary in Practice
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
|4||Legal Reasoning||Legal Terminology and Maxims
Landmark Judgments by the Supreme and High Court
|5||Elements of Company Law||Types of Companies
Board Meetings & Shareholders Meetings
Corporate Social Responsibility
Coding and decoding
Number test Statements and assumptions
Economic & Business Environment (Paper 3)
This subject has two parts. Part A is economics (25 marks) and Part B is the business environment (25 marks).
|1||Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition||Increase and Decrease in Demand and Supply
Theory of Demand and Supply
Forms of Market Competition- Monopoly, Duopoly, Oligopoly, Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
|2||Indian Union Budget||Revenue and Capital Budget
Components/ Variables covered under Fiscal Deficit
|3||Indian Financial Markets||Growth of Financial Institutions
Industrial Finance Corporation of India,
Development Bank of India
Basics of Capital Market: Types of Shares and Debentures
|4||Indian Economy||Primary (Agriculture and allied activities)
Secondary (Manufacturing) Tertiary (Services)
Balance of Payments
Components of Balance of Payments
|5||Entrepreneurship Scenario||Need for entrepreneurship in India|
|6||Business Environment||Types of the environment: Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Political environment, Legal and Technological environment|
Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Paper 4)
|1||Current Affairs||Current affairs
Functions of International bodies such as ASEAN, G-20, BRICS and SAARC
Developments in IT, Science and Technology, Computers and Space Science
Arts and Culture
Awards & honours
Current Political scenario
|2||Listening Skills||Questions based on audio clips|
|3||Written Communication Skills||Writing on a given topic
Correcting a given paragraph
|4||Oral Communication Skills||Speak on a given topic
Explain the given term
CSEET Eligibility Criteria
The candidates appearing for the CSEET should keep in mind the eligibility criteria that is set by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Candidates applying for the test should be Indian citizens. NRIs or Foreign Nationals are not eligible.
- The candidates should be passed or should be appearing in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination.
- Aspirants who are graduates or post-graduates are eligible for registration directly to the CS Executive Programme. These candidates are required to pass the CSEET to become eligible for registration to the Executive Programme.
- The candidates who have passed the CS Foundation Programme will be exempted from the CSEET. They are not supposed to pay any fee for the same.
- Those candidates who have passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) are exempted from the CSEET. They will be required to pay INR 5000 towards the exemption fee at the time of Registration to the CS Executive Programme.
CSEET Application Process
Candidates appearing for the examination can follow a simple application procedure which is mentioned below:
- The students are required to visit the official website of CSEET 2023.
- There will be a registration column. Students are required to click on that and fill in their details such as qualification, Aadhar card number, name, gender, category, date of birth, nationality, mobile number, email address and the CSEET exam centre.
- A fee details section will also be available next to the registration section. Students are supposed to pay once the application is completed.
- Students are supposed to also submit the required documents in the required format.
- In the final step, the students are supposed to submit all the documents, pay the application fee and submit.
- It is also advised to the candidates to download and take out a copy of the application form.
CSEET Exam Admit Card
Candidates appearing for the examination can download their admit card by entering their login credentials issued at the time of registration. It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry their admit card with valid government-issued id proof to the examination centre. Candidates can refer below to know how to download the admit card:
- Students will be required to visit the official website of ICSI CSEET.
- An ‘Admit Card’ link will be visible. Click on that.
- Students will be now required to enter their registration number and date of birth to log in.
- The admit card will be visible and students are advised to download it.
Best Books to Prepare for CSEET Exam
The students who are planning to appear for the CSEET can refer to different e-books which can help them to prepare better for their examination. Some of the books are mentioned below:
- Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning by ICSI
- Business Communication by ICSI
- Economic and Commercial Laws by CS Anoop Jain
- eBook CSEET All four books combo pack by CA CS-Cart
- Current Affairs Presentation and Skills by CA CS-Cart
CSEET Mock Test
Candidates who are appearing for the test and are aiming to score good grades can take help from the sample question papers. The students appearing for the examination are advised to check and download the CSEET mock test papers as it will help them to prepare better for the entrance test. Mock sample tests are given below for reference purposes, interested candidates can make use of these papers.
|Mock Test 1||Click Here|
|Mock Test 2||Click Here|
|Mock Test 3||Click Here|
|Mock Test 4||Click Here|
|Mock Test 5||Click Here|
|Mock Test 6||Click Here|
CSEET Exam Cut-off
The cut-off list for CSEET 2023 will be released soon. Students can refer to the official website to know the cut-off details. However, candidates can refer to the previous year’s cut-off score to get an idea. The candidates are required to score minimum marks to qualify for the CS Executive program. The qualifying cutoff score for the CSEET 2023 is mentioned below:
- The candidates should obtain a minimum of 40% marks in all four papers.
- The candidate should also obtain a minimum score of 50% in aggregate.
The admit card for the November session has not yet been released by the official authorities of CSEET. However, students can refer to the official website of CSEET to know more about the release date of the admit card.
There is no negative marking for the Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET). The duration of the exam is 120 minutes and it will consist of objective and multiple-choice questions. Students are advised to refer to the above blog to know more about the exam pattern and the syllabus.
The candidates appearing for the exam should be Indians and graduates or postgraduates. Students can refer to the above blog to get more details on the eligibility criteria of CSEET.
In this blog, we have discussed all the important details of the CSEET exam. The candidates who are interested in the Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) will find this blog useful and we hope that they can use it to commence their application process.
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