CSEET - Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test
CSEET - Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test

CSEET - Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test

Introduction of CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) With the amendment in Company Secretaries regulation, 2020, new entrance method has been introduced for the students who wish to join the CS course and make their career as a Company Secretary. This is the only qualifying entrance test for CS Executive programme and with this
the Foundation programme has been discontinued with effect from 3 rd of February, 2020. Objective of Introducing CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)

Enhancing quality of future members is the objective of ICSI for Vision 2022 and in line with this CSEET ICSI has introduced with the following objectives:

  • To have diverse academic standards of students seeking admission in the Company
    Secretaryship Course
  • To attract meritorious students
  • To test their aptitude for the Company Secretary Profession
  • CSEET about Its Eligibility and Pattern
  • Clearing CSEET is made mandatory for every candidate who wishes to join the CS course and

Registration for Executive programme and CSEET admission is available to:

  • A candidate passed / appearing in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or
  • equivalent thereto is eligible to appear in the CSEET.
  • All Graduates/ Post Graduates who were hitherto eligible for registration directly to CS
  • Executive Programme, are also required to pass the CSEET to become eligible for
    registration to Executive Programme.

However exemptions are provided to CS Foundation pass candidates, Final Examination passed candidates of The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India/The Cost Accountant of India. CSEET test is a Computer based Test of 120 Minutes (Objective type/Multiple choice) which includes:

I. Business Communication
II. Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
III. Economic and Business environment &
IV. Current Affairs


Viva Voce of 15 Minutes on “Presentation and Communication Skills”

CSEET subjects

The subjects include the following along with a Viva Voce of 15 Minutes to be conducted through online mode right after finishing the Computer based Test.
I. Business Communication
II. Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
III. Economic and Business environment &
IV. Current Affairs

Registrations and conducting of CSEET Examinations

ICSI has made announcements with regard to cseet registration and fess, the period and the amount which a candidate is required to follow for getting registered for CSEET that will be held on quarterly basis.
Month of CSEET Period During which candidates can register for CSEET

CSEET exam dates shall fall as per following

May 16th December to 15th April Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of May

July 16th April to 15th June Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of July

November 16th June to 15 th October Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of November

January 16th October to 15th December Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of January


The Registration Fees for candidates appearing in CSEET is Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) per student for per sitting.

However concessions are provide on certain grounds, the details of which are available at the ICSI website.

CSEET syllabus
The complete syllabus of CSEET is divided into:

  • Paper I: Business Communication
    It includes topics:
    Essentials of Good EnglishCommunication
    Business Correspondence
    Common Business Terminologies


  • Paper II: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning It includes topics:
  • Indian Constitution
    Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts)
    Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation
    Elements of Company Law
    Legal Reasoning
    Logical Reasoning
    Verbal Reasoning
    Non-Verbal Reasoning


  • Paper III: Economic & Business Environment It includes topics:
  • Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition
    National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
    Indian Union Budget
    Indian Financial Markets
    Indian Economy & Entrepreneurship Scenario
    Business Environment
    Key Government Institutions


  • Paper IV: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) It will be including questions related to current affairs and viva voce on listening, writing and oral communication skills.

CSEET course details can also be explored by the candidates at ICSI website and they can process for the registration at https://smash.icsi.in/Scripts/CSEET/Instructions_CSEET.aspx CSEET study material Candidates who are preparing for the CSEET can go through followings:

  • CSEET e-bulletins issued by ICSI for every month at the website
  • Online schedule classes are available at the website
  • Reference reading materials
  • Mock tests

Summary: ICSI has come up with some major changes in the CS course and CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is being introduced which will be a mandatory qualifying test for all categories of students for registration to Executive Programme. The CSEET shall be an online Computer- based Test comprising of MCQs from subjects of Business Communication, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, Economic & Business Environment and Current Affairs with audio clips, video clips, and descriptive questions.