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CSEET Syllabus 2024 (New) - Exam Pattern, Paper Wise Syllabus, Important Topics

CSEET Syllabus 2024 (New) - Exam Pattern, Paper Wise Syllabus, Important Topics

Edited By Sansar Singh Chhikara | Updated on Apr 24, 2024 03:45 PM IST | #CSEET

CSEET Syllabus 2024 - The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has released the CSEET May 2024 syllabus. ICSI has released the official syllabus of CSEET 2024. Candidates can check the CSEET syllabus May 2024 syllabus on the official website of ICSI before starting their preparation. Complete information related to the papers covered, topics and related subtopics included in each paper are mentioned in the syllabus. Note that in order to qualify the CSEET exam, candidates need to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in all papers. Candidates qualifying CSEET exam will be able to register for CS Executive 2024 exams.

CSEET Syllabus 2024 (New) - Exam Pattern, Paper Wise Syllabus, Important Topics
CSEET Syllabus 2024 (New) - Exam Pattern, Paper Wise Syllabus, Important Topics

CSEET Syllabus 2024 - Paper Wise

As per the exam pattern of CSEET, there are four papers in CSEET each having a separate relevance. By going through the CSEET new syllabus 2024 candidates can know the topics and subtopics covered in each of the subjects in CSEET.

Each paper is related to a different domain. The four papers covered under CSEET syllabus for May 2024 are given in the following table.

CSEET Subjects 2024

Business Communication50
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning50
Economic & Business Environment50
Current Affairs, Presentation and communication skills and Quantitative Aptitude50

Let us look at the topics and subtopics covered of each paper in the ICSI CSEET new syllabus 2024 in greater detail:

CSEET Business Communication Syllabus - Paper 1

Total Marks - 50



Essentials of Good English

• English Grammar and its usage-Noun, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjection, Voice, Articles, Tenses, Prefix and Suffix, Punctuations etc.

• Enriching Vocabulary-Choice of words, Synonyms and Antonyms

• Common errors in English • Words with multiple meanings

• One-word substitution

• Words frequently mis-spelt

• Homophones

• Idioms and phrases

• Proverbs

• Abbreviations

• Para jumbles

• Sentence completion

• Sentence arrangement

• Sentence correction

• Foreign words and phrases commonly used • Comprehension of passage and art of Summarizing


• Concept of Communication, Meaning and Significance of Good Communication

• Business Communication- Principles and Process • Means of Communication- Written, Oral, Visual, Audiovisual

• Choice of Modes of Communication

• Communication Networks- Vertical, Circuit, Chain, Wheel, Star

• Commonly used Mediums of Digital CommunicationEmail, SMS, Voice mail, Multimedia, Teleconferencing, Mobile Phone Conversation, Video Conferencing etc.

• Listening Skills-Types, Purpose, Steps to Effective Listening, Barriers to Effective Listening and Ways to overcome the Barriers

• Barriers to Effective Communication and Ways to overcome the Barriers

Business Correspondence

• Business Letters - Its Essentials, Parts, Types, Salutations

• Positive Messages, Negative Messages and Persuasive Messages

• Business Reports, Inter and Intra-departmental Communication- Office Orders, Office Circulars, Memorandum, Office Notes, Management Information System (MIS)

• Concept of Web, Internet and E-correspondence

• Intranet- Benefit and Purpose

• Email - Features, Procedure to Write a Formal Email, Email Etiquettes

• Essential Elements of Email- Subject line, Formal Greeting, Target Audience (Reader), Clarity and Conciseness, Formal Closing, Proof reading, Feedback

• Advantages and Disadvantages of Email

Common Business Terminologies

Terms defined under various Laws, Rules and Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial terms and expressions

CSEET Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - Paper 2

Total Marks – 50



Indian Constitution

• Preamble

• Citizenship

• Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

• Directive Principles of State Policy

• State under Constitution

• President and Governors

• Council of Ministers and Prime Minister

• Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council

• Supreme Court and High Courts

• Landmark Amendment in Constitution

• List of subjects-Centre, State and Concurrent

Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts)

Law of Contract

  • Offer, Acceptance, Consideration and Competency to Contract.

  • Agreement

  • Types of Contract: Void, Voidable, Unenforceable

  • Performance of Contract

  • Frustration of Contract

  • Quasi Contract

  • Breach of Contract and Remedies

Law of Torts

  • Basics of Torts

  • Specific Defenses

  • Nuisance and Negligence

  • Strict, Absolute and Vicarious Liability

  • Trespass

  • Malicious Prosecution

Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation

• The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

• Vision, Mission, Motto and Core Values of the Institute

• Company Secretary under Company Secretaries Act, 1980.

• Functions of Company Secretary under the Companies Act, 2013

• Role of Company Secretary in Employment

• Role of Company Secretary in Practice

Elements of Company Law

• Meaning and Nature of Company

• Types of Companies

• Incorporation of a Company

• Types of capital

• Board of Directors -(Concept, Appointment and Removal of Directors)

• Board Meetings & Shareholders Meetings

• Corporate Social Responsibility

• Business Ethics

• Ethical Dilemma

Legal Reasoning

Legal Fundamentals and Terms

• Legal Problems – Reading and understanding a case

• Legal Terminology and Maxims

• Legal Reasoning- (a) Reasoning by Analogy (b) Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

• Questions of Fact (or factual issues)

• Questions of Law (or legal issues)

• Landmark Judgments of Supreme Court and High Court

• Reading Comprehension

Logical Reasoning

• Calendars

• Cause and Effect Reasoning

• Clocks

• Coding and Decoding

• Deriving Conclusion from Passages

• Drawing Inference

• Number Test

• Sequence and Series

• Statement and Assumptions

Verbal Reasoning

• Alphabet Test

• Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle

• Analogy

• Assertion and Reason

• Blood Relations

• Decision Making

• Inserting Missing Characters

• Logical Sequence Test

• Logical Venn Diagram

• Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test

• Syllogism

• Truth Tellers and Liars

Non-Verbal Reasoning

• Analytical Reasoning

• Classification

• Completion of Incomplete Pattern

• Figure Matrix

• Grouping of Identical Figures

• Mirror Image

• Rule Detection

• Numeric and Alphabet Series

Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss

CSEET Economic & Business Environment Syllabus - Paper 3

Total Marks – 50 Marks



Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition

• Theory of Demand and Supply

• Equilibrium Price

• Elasticity of Demand and Supply and other related concepts

• Increase and Decrease in Demand and Expansion and Contraction of Demand

• Forms of Market Competition- Monopoly, Duopoly, Oligopoly, Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition

National Income Accounting and Related Concepts

• Meaning and methods to compute National Income

• Key variables of National Income (GNP, GDP, NNP, NDP etc.)

Indian Union Budget

• Key terminologies / heads covered under the budget

• Revenue and Capital Budget

• Major components of Revenue and Capital Budget

• Meaning of Fiscal Deficit

• 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 Rural Banks

• Cooperative Banks

• Non-Banking Finance Companies

• Basics of Capital Market: Types of Shares and Debentures

• Financial assistance 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


• Agricultural and Industrial Policies of India

• Current scenario of services sector in India

• Balance of Payments

• Components of Balance of Payments

• Favorable and Unfavorable Balance of Trade

• Foreign Investments in India- Types and Flows

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


• Types of environment: Economic environment,

Socio-cultural environment, Political environment,

Legal and Technological environment

• Ease of Doing Business Index by World Bank for

India and Department for Promotion of Industry and

Internal Trade (DPIIT) for States

Key Government Institutions

Basic awareness about various institutions and regulatory bodies in India such as NITI Aayog, MCA, SEBI, RBI, IBBI, CCI, NCLT/NCLAT etc.

CSEET Current Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus - Paper 4

Total Marks – 50 Marks



Current Affairs

Current affairs of national and international

importance relating to:

  • International bodies (ASEAN, BRICS, SAARC, G-20,BIMSTEC, etc.)
  • Organizations like, RBI, NABARD, CCI, IBBI, IMF, OECD, ADB, World Bank, etc.
  • Summits and conferences
  • Current development in Banking and Finance (digital banking, govt. initiatives, financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Sports
  • Current political scenario
  • Initiatives/ schemes of the government
  • Language and national symbols
  • Governance and ethics
  • International diplomacy
  • Current development in stock markets
  • Recent important judgments passed by the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, Tribunals
  • Current affairs related to CS Institute/Profession
  • and regulatory bodies
  • Current updates on the environment, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development
  • Latest developments in science and technology, IT, Computers and Space science
  • Business personalities and leaders
  • Committees and appointments
  • Art and culture
  • Books and their authors
  • Awards and honours

Business and Economy

  • International Trade Agreements
  • Export Import Scenarios
  • Recent Appointments of Chairman/MD/CEO of renowned companies
  • Recent Mergers and Acquisitions of Companies in India and Abroad
  • Other Recent Business Developments

CSEET Exam Pattern 2024

Details related to the mode of exam, number of questions asked, marking scheme, total time duration, total papers etc. are mentioned in the exam pattern of CSEET 2024. ICSI prescribes the exam pattern officially. Candidates preparing for the exam must check the exam pattern once to understand the given details. Any changes in the exam pattern by ICSI will be notified in this article.

Exam pattern of CSEET 2024



Number of questions


Time duration

120 minutes

Mode of exam

Online/remote proctored mode*

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

No. of papers


  • Business Communication

  • Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning

  • Economic & Business Environment

  • Current Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude

CSEET Syllabus 2024 - Online Classes

To help students in the preparation, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) also conducts online classes at its various chapter-wise and region-wise offices. Details related to the online class for CSEET 2024 May session are being updated by ICSI.

To attend the online classes, candidates will be required to fill an online form due to limited number of seats.

Candidates need to pay some fees for online classes in order to enrol themselves. The classes will be conducted by an expert faculty on the allotted time schedule.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many papers are there in CSEET 2024 exam?

As per the CSEET syllabus, the exam has four papers -

  • Business Communication

  • Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

  • Economic & Business Environment

  • Current Affairs

2. Does ICSI conduct any classes for helping students in CSEET preparation?

Yes, CSEET online classes are conducted by ICSI on time to time basis for helping students in their preparation. A nominal fee is charged by ICSI which is to be paid mandatorily.

3. Where will i find the syllabus of CSEET 2024?

Candidates who want to prepare for the exam can find the CSEET 2024 syllabus on the official website of ICSI or in this article.

4. Is it compulsory to attend the CSEET 2024 online classes for all students?

No, attending the online classes of CSEET 2024 are not mandatory for everyone. Those who wish to join the classes can fill the form in advance.

5. How will the May CSEET 2024 exam be conducted?

The mode of exam for May 2024 session will be online, remote proctored.

6. What type of questions are asked in CSEET exam?

Only MCQ questions are asked in the CSEET exam.

7. What are the subjects in CSEET?

The subjects in CSEET are Business Communication, legal Aptitude and logical reasoning, economic & business environment, current affairs, presentation and communication skills and quantitative Aptitude

8. How many subjects are there in CSEET?

There are four subjects in CSEET.


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