About CSEET 2021
CSEET May 2021- The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will conduct the CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) 2021 on May 8 for admission into CS Executive 2021. CSEET which has replaced CS Foundation program will be held now by ICSI four times a year in May, July, November, and January. Candidates have to appear and qualify in CSEET exam 2021 to be eligible for CS Executive programme. The last date for CSEET May 2021 is April 15. Candidates who have qualified in CS foundation or ICAI final course or ICMAI final course are exempt from appearing for CSEET.
CSEET 2021 Latest News and Updates
- CSEET exam 2021 will comprise a computer-based test and a viva voce.
- The result indicates the qualifying status of each candidate and will be valid for a period of one year from its declaration.
- CS Executive Entrance Test 2021 January will be held on January 9
- The last date to apply for CSEET May 2021 is April 15.
CSEET 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||CS Executive Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||CSEET|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Company Secretaries of India|
|Frequency of Conduct||4 times a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||135 Hours|
CSEET 2021 Important Dates
CSEET (Session May 2021)
Upcoming Dates and Events
16 Dec, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2021
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
08 May, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
01 May, 2021 - 08 May, 2021 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
15 May, 2021 - 22 May, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
CSEET (Session Jan 2021)
Past Dates and Events
10 Jan, 2021
Exam - for absentees | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
04 Jan, 2021
Admit Card | Mode: Online
28 Oct, 2020 - 15 Dec, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
CSEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
ICSI has released the CSEET 2021 eligibility criteria which has to be complied with by the students willing to pursue the course of Company Secretaryship. The following CSEET Eligibility 2021 conditions need to be fulfilled:
- Candidate appearing in Senior Secondary examination (10+2 exam) or equivalent examination
- Candidate who has passed the Senior secondary examination (10+2 exam) or equivalent examination
Note- Graduates/ postgraduates who could directly enter the CS Executive programme will now have to compulsorily pass the CSEET May 2021.
Only the following categories of students can be exempted from CSEET May 2021:
- Candidates who have qualified CS Foundation exam - Without any exemption fee
- Candidates who have passed CA Final (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) - Have to pay Rs 5000 as exemption fee during CS Executive registration
- Candidates who have passed CMA Final (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) - Have to pay Rs 5000 as exemption fee while registering for CS Executive.
CSEET 2021 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
To fill the application for CSEET 2021, candidates must register, fill the details, upload documents and pay the fee. CSEET registration will be open for four times in a year. The list of documents to upload with the application form is given here. The steps to register and fill the CSEET application form 2021 are also given in this section.
Latest: Click here to register for CSEET May 2021.
Documents required to register for CSEET 2021
- Photograph of the candidate (size 20kb to 50kb)
- Signature of the candidate (size 10kb to 20kb)
- DOB Certificate (10th pass certificate)
- Admit Card/ Hall Ticket for 10+2 Examinations (if appearing) or 10+2 Pass Certificate/ Mark Sheet (if already passed)
- Category Certificate (if applicable)
- Identity proof (Aadhar card/passport/voter ID /pan card/driving license/ration card)
* Files to be uploaded should not exceed 2 MB in size and should be in - jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, pdf formats only.
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How to fill the CSEET 2021 Application Form?
Step 1 : Registration: Click on the link given above.
Step 2 : Fill basic personal, address details and enter one exam centre as per preference from the list given. Submit and note the unique registration ID generated.
Step 3 : Fee payable comes up on the screen. If the amount is correct, save and move to the next step
Step 4 : Upload mandatory documents as specified above and submit the same
Step 6 : Preview application. Check all details are correct and confirm the application form.
Step 7 : Select payment mode and pay the fees. Note the transaction ID for future reference.
On successful payment, the CSEET Jan 2021 is confirmed and will be intimated through email/SMS on registered email id/mobile number. A CSEET exam schedule will be sent through email/SMS.
The category wise application fee payable for CSEET 2021 is as follows:
CSEET Registration Fees
|SC/ST||Rs 500||50% concession|
|Physically handicapped||Rs 500||50% concession|
|Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Service Personnel with Permanent Disability||Nil||100% concession|
|Serving or Retired personnel of Defence services and paramilitary forces||Rs 500||50% concession|
|ICSI Staff or their wards/ Spouse of ICSI Staff||Rs 250||75% concession|
|ICLS Officers/ Officers & Staff of MCA and affiliated offices (NCLT, SFIO and CCI)||Nil||100% concession|
|Students from North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Himachal Pradesh||Rs 500||50% concession|
|Students from Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh||Nil||100% concession|
Note that the CSEET registration can be done in stages. Candidates who have already filled in the basic registration details but could not completely filling the application can use their Unique Request ID after clicking on the incomplete registration option given therein and proceed to the next stages of the application process.
Revised fee structure for registration to Executive programme
Fee Payable (Rs.)
ICAI Final passed
ICMAI Final passed
CSEET Exemption Fee
Pre-Exam Test Fee
One Day Orientation Prog. Fee
Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for one
|General||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 1000|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 500|
CSEET 2021 Syllabus
Business Communication-Paper 1
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 meaning|
|One word substitution|
|Words frequently mis-spelt|
|Idioms and phrases|
|Sentence completion, arrangement, and 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 communication-Email, 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 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|
Legal Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A)
|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 and shareholders meetings|
|Corporate social responsibility|
|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|
Logical Reasoning - Paper 2(Part B)
|Cause and effect reasoning|
|Coding and decoding|
|Deriving conclusion from passages|
|Sequence and series|
|Statement and assumptions|
|Alpha numeric sequence puzzle|
|Assertion and reason|
|Inserting missing characters|
|Logical sequence test|
|Logical Venn diagram|
|Number, ranking, and time sequence test|
|Truth tellers and liars|
|Completion of incomplete pattern|
|Grouping of identical figures|
|Numeric and alphabet series|
Economics - Paper 3(Part A)
Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition
|Theory of demand and supply|
|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|
|Non-Banking Finance Companies|
|Basics of capital market-Types of shares and debentures|
|Financial assistance scenario for small and medium enterprises and startups|
|Primary (agriculture and allied activities), Secondary (manufacturing), Tertiary (services): Current scenario of agriculture and allied activities in India|
|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|
Business Environment - Paper 3(Part B)
|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: 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|
Current Affairs - Paper 4(Part A)
|Current affairs of national and international importance relating to-International bodies (ASEAN, BRICS, SAARC, G-20, BIMSTEC, etc.) and 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.), current development in stock markets, recent important judgments passed by Supreme Court and High Courts of India, Tribunals|
|Current affairs related to CS Institute/profession and regulatory bodies, current updates on environment, bio-diversity, 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|
|Current political scenario|
|Initiatives/schemes of the government|
|Language and national symbols|
|Governance and ethics|
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) - Paper 4(Part B)
|Questions based on audio clips-Monologue and dialogue|
Written Communication Skills
|Writing on a given topic|
|Correcting a given paragraph|
|Short note writing|
Oral Communication Skills
|Candidates are expected to-Answer a question, speak on a given topic, explain the given term|
CSEET 2021 Exam Pattern
Students can use the CSEET Jan 2021 exam pattern to get an idea of the subjects, type of questions, duration of exam, mode and medium as well as marking scheme. It is vital to know the exam pattern to perform well in the exam. Given below are the details of the exam pattern.
CSEET Exam Pattern 2021
|Number of Questions|
|15 MCQs x 2 Marks each|
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
|15 MCQs x 2 Marks each|
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each
Economic and Business Environment
|15 MCQs x 2 Marks each|
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each
|5 MCQs x 2 Marks each|
10 MCQs x 1 Mark each
|Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)||Variable Number of Questions||30 marks|
|Total||120 questions||200 marks|
Exam Pattern of CSEET Jan 2021 - Other Details
- Exam Mode: Computer Based Test
- Duration of test: 120 minutes
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce): 15 minutes
- Medium: English
- Number of papers - Four
- Type of Questions - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Negative Marking - No
CSEET 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Photo id
Candidates who have appeared for CSEET 2021 can check their result on May 2021. They need to enter their registration number to login and avail the CSEET August 2020 result. The qualifying status of the students will be mentioned in the result of CSEET 2021 along with the marks obtained in the entrance test. Only candidates declared as pass will be able to pursue the course. The result will depict the final score computed by adding the marks secured by candidates in both the Tests (CBT and Viva-Voce) out of a total of 200 marks.
How to check the CSEET Result 2021?
- Login using the link given on the official website
- Enter the login credentials like Registration no etc.
- The result will be displayed on the screen. Save it
The validity of the CSEET exam result is one year and candidates must register for the executive programme within one year failing which the CSEET 2021 result will be invalid and they may have to appear again.
ICSI has announced a minimum qualifying mark for CSEET exam 2021. This is the CS Executive Entrance Test cutoff that candidates must obtain if they wish to pursue the course. The CSEET 2020 qualifying cutoff is mentioned below
- Candidates must obtain a minimum of 40 % marks in each paper
- They must also obtain a minimum of 50% in aggregate.
Candidates who secure the qualifying cutoff of CSEET 2021 will be declared as "Pass" in the entrance exam.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Why is ICSI conducting CSEET?
CS Executive Entrance Test is introduced by ICSI as entry level exam for students willing to pursue Company secretaryship. CSEET 2021 has replaced CS Foundation programme.
Question: Is CSEET mandatory for all?
Yes, from now on, every student entering the CS course will have to pass CSEET and then register for CS Executive. Only students who have passed CS Foundation, CA Final and CMA Final are exempted from passing CSEET.
Question: Is my CS Foundation registration invalid?
No, candidates whose CS Foundation registration validity is due can appear the exams under old CS Foundation programme until the validity period expires.
Question: Who is exempted from CSEET?
Students who have already passed CS Foundation Programme, ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) Final Course passed students and ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final Course passed students are exempted from appearing for CSEET.
Question: Will ICSI discontinue CS Foundation and replace it with CSEET?
Yes, ICSI has discontinued CS Foundation programme for new candidates and CSEET is the entry level exam now. However, students who have already registered for CA Foundation will be able to appear for the exam till their validity of registration lasts.
Question: In what mode will CSEET be conducted?
ICSI will conduct CSEET online through Computer Based Test mode.
Question: Is there any negative marking for wrong responses in CSEET?
No, there will be no negative marking in CSEET.
Questions related to CSEET
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.
i have registered for cseet Nov 21,2020 and received my unique Id reg no but whn I used unique Id to download admit card it has stated that invalid application number .hw could i get my admitcard asap!?
Even i am facing the same issue please help
If I apply for Jan 2021 CSEET exam, then when will I receive the books from the institute? Should I wait for those books? Am I applying late for it? When should have I started studying for it? I am so confused!
The books are available in the official website. There is a option called study centre there you can get reference books, contact numbers are available so you can get more information about it. E-Library are available as well so you can get help from that. So now you know where to find the books so start your preparations. It happens four times a year so you are not late and if you think you are not prepared then you can apply later on. I think you should not take stress about when you should have started rather you should start preparing as soon as you can.
Hope it helps.