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CSEET Exam May 2023 - Registration (Open), Admit Card, Syllabus, Study Material, Result
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About CSEET 2023
CSEET May 2023- The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) will conduct the CSEET May exam 2023 on May 6, 2023 in online remote proctored mode. ICAI commenced the CSEET May 2023 registration on January 10, 2023. The last date to fill out the CSEET application form 2023 is April 15, 2023. Candidates can fill out the registration form by visiting the official website - smash.icsi.edu. Before applying, candidates must check the official CSEET eligibility criteria. The registration fee of CSEET exam is Rs. 1000; ICSI also provides concessions to candidates from certain categories. CSEET exam s conducted four times in a year - January, May, July and November.
CSEET January 2023 -The institute has declared the CSEET 2023 result for the January session on January 18, 2023 (4:00 pm). Candidates can download CSEET January result 2023 online from the official portal of ICSI - icsi.edu. ICSI conducted the CSEET January 2023 exam on January 7, 2023. The institute also conducted a retest on January 9, 2023.
CSEET 2023 Exam Details:
- CSEET exam 2023 is conducted in Remote Proctored Mode
- Candidates who have already qualified in CS foundation or ICAI CA final course or ICMAI CMA final course are exempt from appearing for CSEET
- The result indicates the qualifying status of each candidate and will be valid for a period of one year from its declaration
About CSEET exam
CSEET is an entrance exam conducted by ICSI, four times a year: January, May, July, and November. The CSEET has replaced the CS Foundation course; candidates who qualify for the exam are eligible for direct admission to the CS Executive course.
As per the CSEET eligibility criteria, to take the CSEET 2023 exam, the candidate needs to have passed 10+2 exam; graduates and postgraduate candidates also need to appear in the CSEET.
CSEET 2023 qualifying marks
To qualify (pass) CSEET 2023, the candidate needs to secure a minimum of 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in aggregate.
Such candidates who pass the CSEET 2023 exam are eligible for registration to the CS Executive programme. The CS executive programme is administered through correspondence/distance learning mode and is of 9 months duration. The option of attending classroom teaching facilities organized by the Institute will be available in select locations only, for which candidates will have to pay an additional fee.
CSEET 2023 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||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
CSEET 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
10 Jan, 2023 - 15 Apr, 2023
Application - May session | Mode: Online Ongoing
06 May, 2023
Exam - May session | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
18 Jan, 2023
Result - January session | Mode: Online
28 Dec, 2022 - 07 Jan, 2023
Admit Card - January session | Mode: Online
07 Jan, 2023
Exam - January session | Mode: Online
04 Jan, 2023
Mock test (January session) - Start Date | Mode: Online
16 Oct, 2022 - 15 Dec, 2022
Application - January session | Mode: Online
ICSI has released the CSEET 2023 eligibility criteria on its official website. Candidates willing to take the exam need to fulfil the eligibility requirements. The following CSEET Eligibility 2023 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 2023.
Only the following categories of students can be exempted from CSEET 2023:
- 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.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
ICSI has started the CSEET May 2023 registration process on January 10, 2023. CSEET registrations are open four times a year. To fill out the application for CSEET 2023, candidates must register, fill in the details, upload documents and pay the fee. The list of documents to upload with the application form is given here. The steps to register and fill out the CSEET application form 2023 are also given in this section.
Documents required to register for CSEET 2023
- 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.
Recommended Browsers: IE 9, Mozilla 38.0 & above, Chrome 39.0
How to fill the CSEET 2023 Application Form?
Step 1 : Registration: Click on the link given above
Step 2: Fill in basic personal, and 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 5: Preview application. Check all details are correct and confirm the application form
Step 6: Select payment mode and pay the fees. Note the transaction ID for future reference
On successful payment, the CSEET 2023 is confirmed and intimated through email/SMS on the registered email id/mobile number. A CSEET exam schedule is sent through email/SMS.
The category wise application fee payable for CSEET 2023 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 the 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||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1000|
|SC, ST||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 500|
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 2023 Preparation Tips
ICSI specifies reading material for CSEET 2023 exam. Apart from referring to the CSEET syllabus, candidates can refer to the ICSI CSEET study material. The pdf links of the CSEET 2023 reading material are given below:
CSEET reading material 2023
Paper 1: Business Communication
Paper 2: Legal Aptitude And Logical Reasoning
Paper 3: Economic & Business Environment
Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation And Communication Skills (Viva)
Along with the official study material, it is useful to go through reference books suggested by ICSI members and CSEET exam toppers. Some of the reference CSEET books by good publishers and authors are given in the table below:
CSEET 2023 reference books
Author/ Publisher name
MCQ’s on Tax laws
Economic and Commercial Laws
CS Anoop Jain
EBOOK CSEET All four books combo pack
CSEET 2023 Exam Pattern
Candidates preparing for the exam need to check the CSEET 2023 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 2023
|Number of Questions|
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
|35 MCQs |
Economic and Business Environment
|35 MCQs |
Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills
|35 MCQs |
|Total||120 questions||200 marks|
Exam Pattern of CSEET 2023 - Other Details
- Exam Mode: Remote Protocol Mode
- Duration of test: 120 minutes
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva-Voce): 15 minutes(Cancelled)
- Medium: English
- Number of papers - Four
- Type of Questions - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- Negative Marking - No
ICSI conducted the CSEET January 2023 mock test on January 4, 2023 in online mode. Appearance in the mock test is compulsory in view of its importance and usefulness for the candidates. The mock test is for two-hour time duration. The details related to the batch timings, user Id and password for the CSEET mock test are communicated by E-Mail / SMS separately to the candidates. Candidates are instructed to log-in 30 minutes prior to the stipulated time.
ICSI has released the CSEET admit card for January 2023 session on December 28, 2022. The admit card can be downloaded by the candidates using their registration number (unique ID) and date of birth. It is mandatory for all candidates to download the CSEET admit card 2023 before appearing in the exam.
How to download CSEET admit card January 2023
Step 1 - Go to the official website of ICSI and click on CSEET admit card link
Step 2 - Enter your login details - CSEET registration number and date of birth
Step 3 - CSEET admit card will appear on the screen
Step 4 - Download and save it for future reference
Step 5 - Get a hard copy of CSEET admit card before appearing for the exam
Details mentioned on CSEET January 2023 admit card
Name of candidate
Enrollment/ registration number
Name and date of exam
Time of the CSEET exam
Exam day guidelines/ instructions
CSEET 2023 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Photo id
CSEET January 2023 result - ICSI has declared the January 2023 exam result on January 18, 2023 (4:00 pm). Candidates can enter their registration number to log in and avail the CSEET 2023 result. The qualifying status of the students will be mentioned in the result of CSEET 2023 along with the marks obtained in the entrance test. Only candidates declared as pass are able to pursue the CS Executive course.
How to check the CSEET Result 2023?
- Login using the link given on this page
- Enter your registration number and date of birth.
- The result will be displayed on the screen.
- Download and take a printout of the result.
The validity of the CSEET exam result is one year and candidates must register for the executive program within that period failing which the CSEET 2023 result will be invalidated and the candidates may have to appear in the exam again.
What details will be included in CSEET 2023 result
- The name of the candidate
- Roll number
- Qualifying status
- Paper-wise and overall marks in CSEET 2023
CSEET Pass Percentage 2023
ICSI has released the CSEET January 2023 pass percentage after the result declaration on January 18, 2023. According to CSEET Pass Percentage for the January 2023 session, 67.73% students have cleared the exam. As per the ICSI passing criteria, candidates should secure a minimum of 40 % marks in each paper and an aggregate of 50% overall.
CSEET- Pass Percentage
ICSI has announced a minimum qualifying mark for CSEET exam 2023. This is the CS Executive Entrance Test cutoff that candidates must obtain if they wish to pursue the course. The CSEET 2023 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 2023 will be declared as "Pass" in the entrance exam.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When will CSEET May 2023 be conducted?
CSEET May 2023 will be conducted on May 6, 2023.
Question:Is there any negative marking for wrong responses in CSEET?
No, there is no negative marking in CSEET.
Question:In what mode will CSEET be conducted?
ICSI conducts CSEET through Online Remote Proctored Mode.
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: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: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: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:Why is ICSI conducting CSEET?
CS Executive Entrance Test is introduced by ICSI as entry-level exam for students willing to pursue a Company Secretary course.
Questions related to CSEET
is it compulsory to clear CSEET for a bcom graduate?
The entrance requirements for the CS executive programme have been updated by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Candidates will no longer be required to take the CS Executive Entrance Test if they have a graduate or postgraduate degree (CSEET). Direct admission to the CS executive programme will be available to them.
So, it is not compulsory to CSEET for bcom graduate.
last date to fill cseet form and how much time preparations required?
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has opened the CSEET 2022 registration for the December session. The last date to apply for CSEET registration 2022 is October 15, 2022. Keep an eye on the official website or the link below for the latest information. The exam will not be easy one so one has to prepare thoroughly to give the exam. That means at least 8-10 months of preparation is needed to get the top score. The registration fee of CSEET exam is Rs. 1000; ICSI also provides concessions to candidates from certain categories. CSEET 2022 exam will be held four times in the year - January, May, July and November.
The CSEET Mock test for January 2023 is of how many marks?
The mock test will be of 200 marks.
Is there any negative marking in the CSEET mock test?
There will be no negative marking.
How many questions will be there in the CSEET mock test January 2023?
There will be approx 140 questions