CSEET 2021 - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Study Material, Mock Test
CSEET 2021 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the CSEET exam schedule on its official website. The CSEET exam date for the upcoming May session is May 8, 2021. The registration process for CSEET May 2021 began on December 16, 2020, and the last date for CSEET 2021 Registration will be April 15, 2021. The CSEET admit card for May 2021 session will be released a few weeks before the CSEET exam date. The January 2021 session of the ICSI CSEET exam was conducted on January 9, 2021. To know more details about the CSEET 2021 exam, such as exam dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, syllabus, exam pattern and so on, read the article given below.
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What is the CSEET exam?
ICSI introduced the CSEET exam in place of the Foundation program with effect from February 3, 2020. The CSEET full form is the CS Executive Entrance Test. ICSI CSEET exam is the qualifying test for the CS Executive Programme. Candidates that are appearing/have passed the Class 12th examination are eligible to appear for the ICSI CSEET exam. Both Graduates and postgraduates are eligible to appear for the CSEET exam.
CSEET 2021: Overview
Name of the exam
CSEET full form
CS Executive Entrance Test
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
Level of CSEET Exam
|Scope of the exam||The University Grants Commission(UGC) has now recognised CS qualification as equivalent to a PG degree, making CS qualified students eligible to pursue PhD in commerce and allied domains.|
Online as well as offline
Medium of exam
Purpose of the exam
Qualifying exam for students seeking admission in the CS intermediate programme for Company secretaries
Helpdesk contact number
CSEET Exam Date 2021
ICSI conducts the CSEET exam 4 times a year - January, May, July and November. The exam dates for CSEET January 2021 and May 2021 session have been released. Refer to the table below for the updated CSEET exam dates:
CSEET 2021 Important dates
CSEET 2021 May session
CSEET 2021 July session(Tentative)
CSEET 2021 November session(Tentative)
CSEET 2021 January session
CS executive registration start date for CSEET exam
December 16, 2021
April 16, 2021
October 16, 2020
Last date for CS executive registration for the CSEET exam
April 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
December 15, 2020
ICSI CSEET exam date
May 8, 2021
Second or third week of July
Second or third week of November
January 9, 2021
CSEET 2021 result date
Last week of May 2021
By 4th week of July
By 4th week of November
January 18, 2021
CS Foundation 2021 Exam dates
CS foundation exam date
Paper 1: Business Environment and Law
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Paper 2: Business Management,
Ethics and Entrepreneurship
Paper 3: Business Economics
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Paper 4: Fundamentals of Accounting and
CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2021
CS aspirants need to fulfil certain CSEET eligibility criteria 2021 to appear in the CSEET exam. The minimum eligibility criteria for CSEET 2021 are given below:
Candidates should have passed/ be appearing in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or their equivalent.
Postgraduates or graduates who are eligible for CS executive registration will also need to pass the CSEET exam.
Candidates should not be below 17 years of age
Candidates who are Indian nationals
Candidates that have passed the CS Foundation programme are exempted from the CSEET exam without payment of any exemption fee.
Candidates that have passed the CA final exam or ICMAI CMA final exam conducted by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are exempted from the CSEET exam by paying an exemption fee of Rs. 5,000 for CS executive registration.
CSEET 2021 Registration Process
The steps for CSEET registration for CSEET are given below:
Visit the official ICSI website- www.icsi.edu and open online services
Click on the registration link for CSEET.
Fill in basic details, qualifications details and fee details
Upload mandatory documents for CSEET registration.
Preview your application form.
Click on the “Confirm Application” button after verifying all the details
Select your preferred payment mode
A transaction ID will be generated. Note it down for future reference.
The CSEET registration will be completed on successful payment of CSEET fees. Candidates will be notified on their registered email and mobile number for the ICSI CSEET exam.
CSEET 2021 Fees for registration
The CSEET fees 2021 for appearing in the main exam is Rs 1000 for each student per attempt. ICSI also provides concession in fees to different candidates. The details are mentioned below:
Concession in CSEET registration fees
% of Concession
Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Service 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 (NCLT, SFIO and CCI)
Students from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep & Himachal Pradesh
Students from the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh
Mandatory documents required for CSEET 2021 registration
Name of document
Photograph of the candidate
DOB Certificate (10th pass certificate)
Admit Card or Hall Ticket for Class 12th exams (if appearing)
12th class certificate or mark sheet
Category certificate (For concession in fee)
Id proof(Adhar card/passport/voter ID /pan card/driving license/ration card)
Click here to register for the CSEET 2021 May session.
ICSI CSEET Exam Pattern 2021
Candidates should be aware of the CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) exam pattern to appear for the exam. CSEET exam consists of a combination of MCQ type questions(CBT) and Viva-voce questions. The CBT part of the CSEET exam consists of 4 papers. The total duration of the CBT test is 120 minutes.
Exam pattern for CSEET 2021 CBT
Number of questions
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
Economic and Business Environment
Exam pattern for CSEET 2021 Viva Voce
The Viva-voce is 15 minutes long
The total marks allotted to the viva voce is 30
It is used to judge the presentation and communication skills of the candidates
It is conducted simultaneously or immediately after the MCQ based CBT
It uses online artificial intelligence (AI) mode or is conducted through recorded videos at designated CSEET test centres.
CSEET Syllabus 2021
ICSI CSEET exam has 4 main computer-based (CBT) papers and 1 Viva-voce. It is helpful to go through the CSEET syllabus before attempting the main exam as all the CSEET subjects are covered in it. The main topics covered under the syllabus for CSEET 2021 are given below:
CSEET Syllabus 2021 for Business Communication
Essentials of Good English
CSEET Syllabus 2021 for Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
Part A - Legal Aptitude (25 marks)
Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract
Act and Law of
Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation
Elements of Company Law
Part B - Logical Reasoning (25 marks)
CSEET Syllabus 2021 for Economic and Business Environment
Part A - Economics (25 marks)
Basics of Demand and
Supply and Forms of
National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
Indian Union Budget
Part B – Business Environment (25 marks)
Key Government Institutions
CSEET Syllabus 2021 for Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voice)
Part A – Current Affairs (20 marks)
Part B – Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)(30 marks)
Written Communication Skills
Oral Communication Skills
CSEET 2021 Admit card
Registered candidates for CSEET 2021 can download the admit card for CSEET 2021 a few weeks before the exam date. The CSEET admit card 2021 can be downloaded from the online link on the ICSI official website by entering a unique ID i.e CSEET registration number/ application number and date of birth. The admit card will consist of important details such as the name of the candidate, address of the exam centre, roll number etc. It is a mandatory document to be carried into the CSEET exam centre for the verification process.
ICSI CSEET 2021 Result
CSEET result 2021 for the May session will be declared around the last week of May. The online link for CSEET 2021 result will be available on the official ICSI website. Candidates that qualify for the CSEET May session can register by May 31 for the CS executive programme. Candidates that apply by May 31 can appear in the December session of the CS executive exam.
CSEET 2021 Passing Criteria
The cut off marks or passing criteria for the CSEET exam refers to the minimum qualifying marks to register for the CS executive course. Candidates need to secure at least 40% marks in each paper and overall 50% aggregate marks to be declared ‘PASS’ in CSEET. Candidates need to score a total of 50% aggregate with the marks of CBT and Viva-voce combined.
CSEET Books 2021
It is useful to go through reference books suggested by ICSI members and toppers for the CSEET exam. Some of the reference CSEET books by good publishers and authors are given in the table below:
CSEET 2021 reference books
Author/ Publisher name
MCQ’s on Tax laws
Economic and Commercial Laws
CS Anoop Jain
E BOOK CSEET All four books combo pack
CA CS cart
ICSI CSEET Study Material 2021
ICSI specifies reading material for CSEET 2021 exam. Apart from referring to the CSEET syllabus, candidates can refer to the ICSI CSEET study material. The pdf links of CSEET 2021 reading material are given below:
CSEET reading material 2021
ICSI CSEET Mock Test 2021
ICSI organises mock tests for CSEET 2021 exam. Candidates can attempt the CSEET mock tests in a real-time environment to practise and assess their weak areas. CSEET mock tests also help in time management. The pdf links for Mock test papers are given below.
ICSI CSEET Mock tests 2021
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CSEET 2021 - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Study Material, Mock Test
Question: I have passed my CSEET 2021 exam but did not pass my Class 12 exams yet. Can I register for CS executive 2021?
No, you cannot register for CS executive 2021 without passing class 12th exams.
Question: What is the validity of CSEET result 2021?
The CSEET result score will remain valid for 1 year of date of CSEET registration.
Question: Can I finish my CSEET exam before the scheduled time of 2 hours?
No, candidates need to sit for the exam till the scheduled time of 2 hours.
Question: Is there any negative marking in CSEET exam?
No, CSEET 2021 will not have any negative marking.
Question: Is CSEET 2021 and CS foundation the same exam?
ICSI has replaced the CS foundation exam with Company secretary executive entrance test(CSEET).
Question: Is CSEET an online exam?
Yes, CSEET will be an online or computer based exam.
Question: How many subjects are there in CSEET 2021 exam?
There are 4 CSEET subjects.
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Questions related to CSEET
If I take cseet in May, 2021 then by when am I supposed to take cs executive exam at the latest (keeping in mind the 1 yr validity of cseet)?
CSEET 2021 exam is conducted by the ICSI ( Institute of Company Secretaries of India ) to take admission for the CS executive programme. Instead of CS foundation program, candidates need to clear CSEET. It is counducted 4 times a year. CS Executive program is of 9 months, so if you clear May session of CSEET and joins the program by june 2021, then you can complete the course by February or March 2022.
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I have cleared CSEET and I want to apply for CS executive But unfortunately my hall ticket is Missing which I need to submit for registering CS executive.How can I get the hall ticket?
Immediately you have to inform to the exam supervisor he will allow you to write the exam paper that day.if you have a photocopy of the hall ticket submit it to the the exam supervisor.
After the exam is ended you have to write a letter to the exam supervisor for your lost of hall ticket. Then go to the regional centre of ICSI and apply for a duplicate copy of your hall ticket. This Is the process of getting duplicate hall ticket for exam.
Hope this helps.
is icsi parsel cseet study material or notes in ours address?
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) for admission into CS Executive.The study material in the form of mock tests, video lectures and printed information are available in the official website of ICSI and you can download it from the link below :
my dob was wrong in admit card of cseet nov21,2020 how could i chng it and get new admit card before date
Check if you have given the correct date of birth at the time of filling the application form. If the date of birth was correct then you can report the incorrect information in your admit card to the officials. Read the instructions in the admit card you may find the contact details in case if you have any discrepancies in your admit card you can contact them. If there isn't any contact information then you can contact 0120-4522000 and let them know about your issue they shall resolve it.
i have lost my cseet (reg no)unique Id from my mail .hw could i get it again by icsi website
As you are saying that you lost your registration Number or Unique I'd of CSEET from your mail, I suggest you to check the bin of your mail id account, as the mails won't be deleted immediately from your account. If you are unable to find the mail that has your details, call the help line center of ICSI.