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ICSI CSEET 2023 Syllabus: Everything You Need to Know to Crack the Exam

Updated On - May 03 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

The Company Law Board established the Company Secretaryship course in 1960. The ICSI, which took over the test from the Company Law Board in 1968, was established in 1968. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India or ICSI was thereafter made a statutory entity under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980, with effect from January 1, 1981. The CS Executive Entrance Test or CSEET is a prerequisite for admission to the CS Executive programme. The CSEET 2023 is a test for students interested in pursuing a career as a company secretary. The CSEET exam assesses your ability to work as a Company Secretary. Students who have completed their 12th grade (in any subject) are eligible to take the CSEET. Every student must pass the CSEET exam in order to enroll in the Company Secretary programme.
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India administers the "ICSI CSEET," a qualifying entrance exam for admission in the CS Executive Program. This test is done four times a year, primarily in January, May, July, and November. This is a national examination. The exam will be conducted in English, with the goal of training and certifying applicants who want to become Company Secretaries. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, established under the Company Secretaries Act of 1980, is a government-recognized organisation that educates and certifies Company Secretaries in India. The details regarding the exam is given in ICSI CSEET 2023 Details
The CS Examination 2023 has three levels, each of which requires p.assing three exams:
  • The Foundation Program 
  • Program for Executives
  • Professional Development Program

ICSI CSEET 2023 Syllabus

The approved syllabus for CSEET 2023 is provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The syllabus can be found on the ICSI's official website. Candidates should review the CSEET Syllabus 2023 before beginning their preparation. The syllabus contains comprehensive information about the papers covered, as well as subjects and associated subtopics addressed in each paper. On January 8, 2023, the CSEET exam for the January session will be held.
Candidates must get a minimum of 40% on each paper and a total of 50% on all papers in order to pass the CSEET exam. Candidates who pass the CSEET test will be eligible to take the CS Executive 2023 exams.
The total number of papers in the CSEET 2023 exam is four. The CSEET Syllabus divides each paper into divisions based on the units covered. Candidates should read through the units and look over the curriculum carefully.The first three exams of the CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern, on the other hand, will each contain 35 questions, while the fourth exam, which will cover current events, will have 15 questions. Candidates must score at least 50 percent in the aggregate and 40 percent in each paper out of a total of 200 points to be judged passable. 
In total, there are four papers in the CSEET 2023 test. According to the units covered, each paper in the CSEET Syllabus 2023 is divided into sections. Candidates should read the units and the syllabus thoroughly. The first three papers of the CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern, on the other hand, will each contain 35 questions, while the fourth exam, which covers current events, will have 15 questions. Candidates must score at least 50% in the aggregate and 40% in each paper out of a total of 200 points to be judged passable.
The detailed topic wise syllabus of CSEET 2023 is given below:

Paper 1: Business Communication

  • Essentials of good English
    • English grammar
    • English vocabulary
    • Common errors in English
    • Words with multiple meaning
    • One word substitution
    • Words frequently misspelt
    • Homophones
    • Idioms and phrases
    • Proverbs
    • Abbreviations
    • Para jumbles
    • Sentence arrangement
    • Sentence completion
    • Sentence correction
    • Foreign words and phrases commonly used
    • Comprehension of passage
    • Art of summarizing
  • Communication
    • Concept of communication, meaning and significance of good communication
    • Business communication process and principles
    • Means of communication - written, oral, visual and audiovisual
    • Choice of the mode of communication
    • Communication networks
    • Commonly used medium of digital communication
    • Listening skills
    • Barriers to effective communication
    • Ways to overcome the barriers
  • Business correspondence
    • Business letters
    • Positive messages, negative messages and persuasive messages
    • Concept of web, internet and e-correspondence
    • Intranet
    • Business reports, inter and intradepartmental communication
    • Email
    • Essential elements of email
    • Advantages and disadvantages of email
  • Common business terminologies
    • Terms under various laws, rules, and regulations including financial and non-financial terms and expressions

Paper 2 : Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

  • Legal Aptitude
    • Indian Constitution
    • Elements of general laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts)
    • Elements of Companies Secretaries Legislation
    • Elements of Company Law
    • Legal reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
    • Logical reasoning
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Non-verbal reasoning

Paper 3 : Economic and Business Environment

  • Economics
    • Basics of Demand and Supply
    • Forms of market competition
    • National income accounting and related concepts
    • Indian union budget
    • Indian financial market
    • Indian economy
  • Business environment
    • Entrepreneurship scenario
    • Business environment
    • Key government institutions

Paper 4 - Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills

  • Current Affairs
    • International bodies
    • Summits and conferences
    • Current development in banking and finance
    • Current development in stock markets
    • Recent important judgments passed by Supreme Court and High Courts of India
    • Current affairs related to CS Institute and regulatory bodies
    • Current updates on environment, biodiversity
    • Latest development in science and technology
    • IT
    • Computer and space science
    • Business personalities and leaders
    • Committees and appointments
    • Art and culture
    • Books and their authors
    • Awards and honors
    • Sports
    • Current political scenario
    • Schemes of the government
    • Language and national symbols
    • Governance and ethics
    • International diplomacy
  • Presentation and communication skills
    • Listening skills
    • Written communication skills
    • Oral communication skills

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