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 Status
ICSI CSEET November exam will be held on 13 November 2021
ICSI CSEET 2021 November session registration has begun from 16 June 2021.
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 CSEET
CSEET Date (Saturday / Sunday)
Last date for Declaration of results
16 December 2020 – 15 April 2021
08 May 2021 (10 May 2021 Re-test)
20 May 2021
16 April – 15 June 2021
10 & 12 July 2021
21 July 2021
16 June – 15 October 2021
13 November 2021
4th week of November
16 October – 15 December 2021
2nd week of January 2022
4th 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 / ST
Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Services Personnel with Permanent Disability
Serving / Retired Personnel of Defence Services and Paramilitary Forces
ICSI Staff and Wards / Spouse of ICSI Staff
ICLS Officers / Officers & Staff of MCA and Affiliated Offices
Students from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Himachal Pradesh
Students from the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh
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 timings etc
On the day of the examination, the candidates need tocarry 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
Common Errors in English
Idioms and Phrases
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 Letters – Its essentials, types, parts and salutations
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
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
Offer, Acceptance, Consideration and Competency of Contract
Performance of Contract
Frustration of Contract
Types of Contact: Void, Voidable and Unenforceable
Breach of Contract and Remedies
B. Law of Torts
Nuisance and Negligence
Strict, Absolute and Vicarious Liability
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
Board Meetings & Shareholders Meetings
Board of Directors
Corporate Social Responsibility
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
Part B: Logical Reasoning
Cause and Effect Reasoning
Coding and Decoding
Sequence and Series
Statement and Assumptions
Deriving Conclusions from Passages
Alpha-Numeric Sequence Puzzle
Assertion and Reason
Inserting Missing Characters
Logical Venn Diagram
Logical Sequence Test
Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test
Truth-Tellers and Liars
Completion of Incomplete Pattern
Grouping of Identical Figures
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
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
Non-Banking Finance Companies
Basics of Capital Market: Types of Shares and Debentures
Financial Assitance Scenario for Small and Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups
Primary (Agriculture and Allied Activities)
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
Government Initiatives to Foster entrepreneurship
Need for entrepreneurship in India
Bottlenecks in Entrepreneurial growth
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 ExamMode: 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 of01 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 of30 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
No. of questions
35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 mark each)
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 marks each )
Economic and Business Environment
35 (15 x 2 marks and 20 x 1 marks each)
15 (5 x 2 marks each and 10 x 1 mark each)
Important Books for CSEET 2021
The candidates can refer the books given below to prepare for CSEET 2021
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:
Percentage of 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 Centre
ICSI CSEET 2021 Exam Centre
Delhi – North, West, South, East
Kolkata (North & South)
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:
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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”.
ICSI CSEET Important Dates
16 Apr - 15 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 (Tentative)
Institute of Company Secretaries of India CS Executive Entrance Test Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: What does CSEET stands for?
Ques 2: Is CBT and Viva-Voce examination held on single day?
Ques 3: What is the aggregate percentage needed to qualify CSEET?
Ques 4: Is there any negative marking in CSEET?
Ques 5: What is validity of CSEET result?
Ques 6: What documents should I keep ready for CSEET?
Ques 7: How is the final score calculated?
Ques 8: How many stages are there in CSEET?
Form Start Date:
16 Apr 2021
Form End Date:
15 Oct 2021
The last date to submit the form was on 15 Oct 2021