Institute of Company Secretaries of India CS Executive Entrance Test

Form Date: 16 Apr - 15 Oct 2021

Online Mode

Form Date: 16 Apr - 15 Oct 2021

ICSI CSEET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

ICSI CSEET 2021: November Exam Registration (Ongoing), Syllabus

Updated On - September 08 2021 by Akriti Maurya

ICSI CSEET 2021 Registration is open for the November exam. The last date to apply for the same is 15 October 2021. The batch timings, user id and password for the re-test will be communicated through e-mail / sms. Candidates can only take the test after using credentials given via sms / e-mail. CSEET is the first step towards becoming a Company Secretary. ICSI conducts CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) on a quarterly basis i.e. in the month of May, July, November, and January. The candidates have to qualify for the CS Executive Entrance Test. Check complete information about ICSI CSEET 2021 from this page such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check ICSI CSEET status from below:


ICSI CSEET November exam will be held on 13 November 2021

Application Status

ICSI CSEET 2021 November session registration has begun from 16 June 2021.

Latest Update

  • ICSI has announced the exam date of CSEET 2021 November session. The exam date is 13 November 2021. The last date to apply is 15 October 2021.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Important Dates

Check the important dates regarding ICSI CSEET 2021 from below.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Schedule
Month of CSEETRegistration PeriodCSEET Date
(Saturday / Sunday)
Last date for
Declaration of results
May16 December 2020 – 15 April 202108 May 2021 (10 May 2021 Re-test)20 May 2021
July16 April – 15 June 202110 & 12 July 202121 July 2021
November16 June – 15 October 202113 November 20214th week of November
January16 October – 15 December 20212nd week of January 20224th week of January

ICSI CSEET 2021 Registration

Before doing ICSI CSEET 2021 registration, make sure all the eligibility conditions are fulfilled. Also, be ready with the documents like scanned images of photograph, signature, 10+2 pass certificate/mark sheet, date of birth certificate, any id proof etc. Check ICSI CSEET 2021 registration process given below.

  • First of all, click on the direct link of the registration given above on this page.
  • Next, read all the instructions and click on the ‘Proceed to CSEET Registration’ button.
  • Now, enter the basic details which include personal and address details of the candidates such as qualification, name, gender, category, date of birth, email id, mobile number, address etc.
  • Then, check the fee details.
  • Next, upload the mandatory documents and preview the application.
  • Then, click on confirm the application fee button, select the payment mode and note down the transaction id for future references.
Application Fee: The candidates have to pay to pay Rs 1000 to register for CSEET
Mode of Payment: The candidates can pay the fee using Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / Wallet / Cash Cards / Challan.
Registration Fee Concession Applicable to Various Categories
SC / ST50%
Physically Handicapped50%
Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Services
Personnel with Permanent Disability
Serving / Retired Personnel of Defence Services and Paramilitary Forces50%
ICSI Staff and Wards / Spouse of ICSI Staff75%
ICLS Officers / Officers & Staff of MCA and Affiliated Offices100%
Students from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
Lakshadweep and Himachal Pradesh
Students from the Union Territories of J&K and

ICSI CSEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Check the eligibility conditions to apply for ICSI CSEET 2021.

Educational Qualification
  • The candidates must have passed the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent.
  • All graduates / post-graduates can also apply
Who all are Exempted from CSEET?

The candidates who have passed CS Foundation Programme are exempted from CSEET examination without any payment of exemption fee.

All those candidates who have passed the final examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and/or The Institutes of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are exempted from CSEET. However, these candidates need to pay Rs 5000 as an exemption fee at the time of registration to CS Executive Programme.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Admit Card

ICSI CSEET admit card can be downloaded online. To download ICSI CSEET 2021 admit card, the candidates have to enter their unique request-id and date of birth. ICSI CSEET admit card specifies the details like:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Date of birth of the candidate
  • Exam date
  • Exam timings etc
On the day of the examination, the candidates need to carry the printed copy of the admit card and valid id proof to the exam centre.
How is ICSI conducting CSEET as a Remote-Proctored Test?
  • The candidates need to show a valid id proof and admit card at the time of examination.
  • The candidates were required to log in 15 minutes before the test.
  • No candidates were allowed to log in 15 minutes after the commencement of the test
  • No candidate was allowed to complete the test before the expiry of 90 minutes
  • Any candidate was not allowed to keep any book, study material, hand-written or printed notes, pager,e earphone, mobile phone, calculator, Bluetooth device, smartwatch, health band etc at the time of exam.
  • Candidates were not allowed to use pen/paper and pencil at the time of the test.
  • Any other person apart from the candidate were allowed at the time of the test. Furthermore, the candidates were not allowed to converse with anyone or read the questions/answers aloud.
  • Candidates have to give the test from a laptop only (mobile / tablet were not allowed).
  • The candidates were not allowed to take bio-breaks between the test.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Syllabus

There are total 4 subjects from which multiple-choice questions are asked in CSEET. The syllabus is given is as follows:

Paper 1: Business Communication

This subject basically tests the candidate’s knowledge of Basic English Grammar and Critical Aspects of Business Communication.
Essentials of Good English
  • English Grammar and its Usage – Noun, Verbs, Pronoun, Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Voice, Articles, Interjections, Tenses, Prefix and Sufix, Punctuations etc
  • Enriching Vocabulary – Choice of Words, Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Homophones
  • One-word Substitution
  • Common Errors in English
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Abbreviations
  • Proverbs
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Arrrangement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Foreign Words and Phrases Commonly Used
  • Comprehension of Passages and Art of Summarizing
  • Words commonly misspelt
  • Words with multiple meaning
  • Concept of Communication
  • Significance and Meaning of Good Communication
  • Business Communication – Principles and Process
  • Means of Communication – Written, Oral, Visual, Audio-visual
  • Choice of Modes of Communication
  • Communication Networks – Wheel, Vertical, Circuit, Chain, Star
  • Commonly Used Mediums of Digital Communication such as email, sms, voice mail, multimedia, mobile phone conferencing, teleconferencing, video conferencing etc
  • Listening skills – Types, Purpose, Steps to Effective Listening, Barriers to Effective Listening and ways to overcome them
Business Correspondence
  • Business Letters – Its essentials, types, parts and salutations
  • Positive messages, negative messages, persuasive messages
  • Concept of web, internet, e-correspondence
  • Intranet-Benefit and Purpose
  • Email-Features, Email Etiquettes, Procedure to write a formal email
  • Essential Elements of Email – Subject Line, Formal Greeting, Target Audience, Clarity and Conciseness, Proof Reading, Feedback
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Email
  • Business Reports, Inter and Intra-Departmental Communication – Office Orders, Office Circulars and Notes, Memorandum, Management Information System
Common Business Terminologies
  • Terms defined under various Laws, Rules and Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial Terms and Expressions

Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (25 marks + 25 marks)

This section tests the basic understanding of the concepts of the Law, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning skills.
Part A: Legal Aptitude
Indian Constitution
  • Preamble
  • Citizenship
  • State Under Constitution
  • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • President and Governors
  • Council of Ministers and Prime Minister
  • Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council
  • Supreme Courts and High Courts
  • Landmark Amendment in Constitution
  • List of subjects- Centre, State and Concurrent
Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Law and Law of Torts)
A. Law of Contract
  • Agreement
  • Offer, Acceptance, Consideration and Competency of Contract
  • Performance of Contract
  • Frustration of Contract
  • Types of Contact: Void, Voidable and Unenforceable
  • Quasi Contract
  • Breach of Contract and Remedies
B. Law of Torts
  • Basic Torts
  • Trespass
  • Specific Defenses
  • Nuisance and Negligence
  • Strict, Absolute and Vicarious Liability
  • Malicious Prosecution
Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation
  • The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Role of Company Secretary in Employment
  • Role of Company Secretary in Practice
  • Vision, Mission, Motto and Core Values of the Institute
  • Company Secretary Under Companies Secretaries Act, 2013
  • Company Secretary Under Companies Secretaries Act, 1980
Elements of Company Law
  • Meaning and Nature of Company
  • Types of Capital
  • Incorporation of a Company
  • Business Ethics
  • Ethical Dilemma
  • Board Meetings & Shareholders Meetings
  • Board of Directors
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
Legal Reasoning
  • Legal Fundamentals and Terms
  • Legal Terminology and Maxims
  • Legal Problems – Reading and Misunderstanding a case
  • Legal Reasoning – Reasoning by Analogy, Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Questions of Fact or Factual Issues
  • Questions of Law or Legal Issues
  • Landmark Judgments of Supreme and High Court
  • Reading Comprehension
Part B: Logical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Cause and Effect Reasoning
  • Number Test
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Drawing Inference
  • Sequence and Series
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Deriving Conclusions from Passages
Verbal Reasoning
  • Alphabet Test
  • Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle
  • Analogy
  • Syllogism
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Blood Relations
  • Decision Making
  • Inserting Missing Characters
  • Logical Venn Diagram
  • Logical Sequence Test
  • Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test
  • Truth-Tellers and Liars
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Figure Matrix
  • Completion of Incomplete Pattern
  • Grouping of Identical Figures
  • Rule Detection
  • Mirror Image
  • Numeric and Alphabet Series

Paper 3: Economic and Business Environment

  • This section generally tests the understanding of concepts of Macro and Micro Economics with a focus on the Indian Economic System. It also tests the understanding of various crucial elements of business environments.
  • This section is of total 50 marks where; Part A Economics is fo 25 marks and Part B Business Environment is also of 25 marks.
Part A: Economics
Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition
  • Theory of Demand and Supply
  • Equilibrium Price
  • The elasticity of Demand Supply and Other Related Concepts
  • Increase and Decrease in Demand and Expansion and Contraction of Demand
  • Forms of Market Competition such as Monopoly, Oligopoly, Duopoly, Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
  • Meaning and Methods to Compute National Income
  • Key Variables of National Income like GDP, GNP, NNP, NDP etc
Indian Union Budget
  • Revenue and Capital Budget
  • Key Terminologies / Heads Covered Under the Budget
  • Meaning of Fiscal Deficit
  • Major Components of Revenue and Capital Budget
  • Components / Variables Covered Under Fiscal Deficit
Indian Financial Markets
  • Overview of Indian Financial Ecosystem
  • Key Facets of Indian Financial System
  • Growth of Financial Institutions
  • Public and Private Sector Banks
  • Industrial Finance Corporation of India, Small Industries Development Bank of India
  • Regional and Rural Banks
  • Co-operative Banks
  • Non-Banking Finance Companies
  • Basics of Capital Market: Types of Shares and Debentures
  • Financial Assitance Scenario for Small and Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups
Indian Economy
  • Primary (Agriculture and Allied Activities)
  • Secondary (Manufacturing)
  • Tertiary (Services)
  • Current Scenario of Agriculture and Allied Activities in India
  • Agricultural and Industrial Policies in India
  • Balance of Payments
  • Components of Balance of Payments
  • Favourable and Unfavorable Balance of Trade
  • Foreign Investments in India – Types and Flows
Part B- Business Environment
Entrepreneurship Scenario
  • Government Initiatives to Foster entrepreneurship
  • Need for entrepreneurship in India
  • Bottlenecks in Entrepreneurial growth
Business Environment
  • Overview of Business Environment
  • Features and Factors Influencing Business Environment
  • Types of Environment
  • Ease of Doing Business Index by World Bank For India and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade for States
Key Government Institutions
  • Basic awareness about various institutions and regulatory bodies in India such as NITI Aayog, SEBI, RBI, CCI, NCLT/NCLAT etc
Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills

ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Check ICSI CSEET 2021 exam pattern given below:

  • May 2021 Exam Mode: Online Proctor Test
  • Duration: The duration is of 120 minutes
  • Type of questions: CS Executive Entrance Test is comprised of multiple-choice questions
  • No. of questions: There are total 120 questions in the test
  • Marking Scheme: Each question is of 01 or 02 marks. There is no negative marking in case of wrong answers.
  • Viva-Voce Examination: This is conducted simultaneously with MCQ or immediately after CBT through online mode using Artificial Intelligence (AI) or through recorded videos at the exam centres
  • Nature of questions: This basically tests the listening, written communication and oral communication skills of the candidates.
  • Duration: It is of 15 minutes
  • Marks: Viva – Voce is of 30 marks in total
Note: For the May 2021 session, exam is going to be conducted in the remote-proctored test. Moreover, The Viva-Voce portion has been removed from the test and presentation and communication skills as a topic have been introduced in the entrance examination itself.
Distribution of questions
SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Business Communication35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 mark each)50
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 marks each )50
Economic and Business Environment35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 marks each)50
Current Affairs15 (5 x 2 marks each and 10 x 1 mark each)20

Important Books for CSEET 2021

The candidates can refer the books given below to prepare for CSEET 2021

Business Communication
Legal Awareness and Logical Reasoning 2020
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning 
Statistics for Business and Economics
Current Affairs Refresher 2020
General Knowledge 2021

ICSI CSEET 2021 Result

ICSI announces the result for CSEET online at icsi.edu. It is released in the form of a scorecard. To check the result, the candidates have to enter the following details:

  • CSEET registration number
  • Date of birth

Note that the result along with the candidate’s individual marks in all the subjects is uploaded on the official website. Immediately after the declaration of the result, the formal e-result-cum-marks-statement of CSEET is also uploaded on the official website for the candidate’s use. No physical copy of result-cum-marks-statement is issued to the candidates.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Passing Criteria

To be declared as ‘Pass’ in ICSI CSEET, the candidates must obtain the following marks:
ParticularsPercentage of Marks
Each Paper40% marks
Aggregate50% marks

ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Centre

Below mentioned exam center is not valid for conducting exam in May 2021 session, due to exam is going to be conducted in remote proctored mode.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam CentreICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Centre
DehradunDelhi – North, West, South, East
KolhapurKolkata (North & South)
Port BlairPimpri-Chinchwad
Navi MumbaiNashik
Mumbai (CG)Mumbai (GTK)
Mumbai (JOG)Rewari

Objective of CSEET

CSEET is being conducted to attract meritorious students and test their aptitude CS profession. Selecting the students through CSEET shall enhance the quality of future members to meet the quality expectations of the industry and regulators.

ICSI CSEET 2021 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the  ICSI CSEET exam:

Exam Name

CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)

Conducting Body

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)


National Level

Official website


Application Link

CSEET Application Form

Exam Purpose

To test their aptitude CS profession

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About ICSI

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) is a premier national professional body that has been constituted under an Act of Parliament i.e. Company Secretaries Act, 1980. The institute has been set up to regulate and develop the profession of Company Secretaries. It provided quality education to Company Secretaries and maintains the best quality standards for CS members. The institute follows the motto, “Speak the Truth Abide by the Law”.

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ICSI CSEET Important Dates

Form Date16 Apr - 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date13 Nov 2021
Result27 Nov 2021 (Tentative)

Institute of Company Secretaries of India CS Executive Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


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Form Start Date:

16 Apr 2021

Form End Date:

15 Oct 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 15 Oct 2021
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