About CSEET 2020

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) for admission into CS Executive. CSEET will now replace the earlier CS Foundation programme for admissions to the executive programmes. CSEET 2020 has replaced the CS Foundation programme. Candidates willing to pursue the course of Company Secretaryship will now have to crack CSEET exam and then only register into CS Executive programme. As per the schedule released by ICSI, CSEET will be conducted four times a year, on May 20, July 20, November 20, 2020 and January 20, 2021. Candidates will be required to register for CSEET 2020 before April 15 to appear for the exam on May 20. To appear for CSEET on July 20, candidates have to register by June 15; registrations close on October 15 for the exam held on November 20 while the regsitrations for January 20, 2021 exam close on December 15. CSEET will comprise of MCQs in the computer based test with audio and video clips as well as descriptive questions in the viva voce. The CSEET 2020 will be conducted for a duration of 135 minutes (120 minutes for MCQs and 15 minutes for viva voce). The result will indicate the qualifying status of each candidate and will be valid for a period of one year from its declaration. 

The following students will be exempt for appearing for CSEET

  • CS Foundation Programme passed students
  •  ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) Final Course passed students.
  • ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final Course passed students.

CSEET 2020 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

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CSEET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

05 Feb, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020

Application | Mode: Online Ongoing

09 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Online

20 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

CSEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

ICSI has released the CSEET 2020 eligibility criteria which has to be complied with by the students willing to pursue the course of Company Secretaryship. The following 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.

Only the following categories of students can be exempted from CSEET:

  • 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 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

To fill the application for CSEET, 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 are also given in this section.

Latest: Click here to register for CSEET 2020.

Documents required to register for CSEET

  • 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 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 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 2020 is as follows:

CSEET Registration Fees

CategoryAmount payableConcession
GeneralRs 1000NA
SC/STRs 500 50% concession
Physically handicappedRs 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 LadakhNil
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 complete filling the application can use their Unique Request ID after clicking on incomplete registration option given therein and proceed to the next stages of the application process.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 500

CSEET 2020 Syllabus

Business Communication-Paper 1-

Business Communication-Paper 1: Unit 01
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, 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
Business Communication-Paper 1: Unit 02
Communication
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 Communication-Paper 1: Unit 03
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
Business Communication-Paper 1: Unit 04
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)+

Legal Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A): Unit 01
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
Legal Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A): Unit 02
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
Legal Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A): Unit 03
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
Legal Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A): Unit 04
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 Aptitude - Paper 2(Part A): Unit 05
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 - Paper 2(Part B)+

Logical Reasoning - Paper 2(Part B): Unit 01
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
Logical Reasoning - Paper 2(Part B): Unit 02
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
Logical Reasoning - Paper 2(Part B): Unit 03
Non-verbal reasoning
Analytical reasoning, classification, completion of incomplete pattern, figure matrix, grouping of identical figures, mirror image, rule detection, numeric and alphabet series

Economics - Paper 3(Part A)+

Economics - Paper 3(Part A): Unit 01
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
Economics - Paper 3(Part A): Unit 02
National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
Meaning and methods to compute national income, key variables of national income (GNP, GDP, NNP, NDP etc.)
Economics - Paper 3(Part A): Unit 03
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
Economics - Paper 3(Part A): Unit 04
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
Economics - Paper 3(Part A): Unit 05
Indian economy
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)+

Business Environment - Paper 3(Part B): Unit 01
Entrepreneurship Scenario
Government initiatives to foster entrepreneurship, need for entrepreneurship in India, bottlenecks in entrepreneurial growth
Business Environment - Paper 3(Part B): Unit 02
Business environment
Overview of business environment, features and factors influencing business environment, types of environment : economic environment, socio-cultural environment, political environment, legal and technological environment
Business Environment - Paper 3(Part B): Unit 03
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 - Paper 4(Part A): Unit 01
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.). 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, sports, current political scenario, initiatives/ schemes of the government, language and national symbols
Governance and ethics, International diplomacy

Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) - Paper 4(Part B)+

Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) - Paper 4(Part B): Unit 01
Listening Skills
Questions based on audio clips – Monologue – Dialogue, Grammar Test, Vocabulary Test
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) - Paper 4(Part B): Unit 02
Written Communication Skills
Writing on a given topic, correcting a given paragraph, short note writing, essay writing, precis writing
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) - Paper 4(Part B): Unit 03
Oral Communication Skills
Candidates are expected to: answer a question – speak on a given topic – explain the given term

CSEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Students can use the CSEET 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 2020

Paper

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper 1

Business Communication

15 MCQs x 2 Marks each
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each

50 marks

Paper 2

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

15 MCQs x 2 Marks each
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each

50 marks

Paper 3

Economic and Business Environment

15 MCQs x 2 Marks each
20 MCQs x 1 Mark each

50 marks

Paper 4

Current Affairs

5 MCQs x 2 Marks each
10 MCQs x 1 Mark each

20 marks

Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)Variable Number of Questions
30 marks
Total120 questions200 marks


Exam Pattern of CSEET - 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 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhidham
Gandhinagar
Jamnagar
Rajkot
Surat
Surendranagar
Vadodara
Vapi
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Akola
Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Navi Mumbai
Pimpri-Chinchwad
Pune
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Beawar
Bhilwara
Chittorgarh
Jaipur
Jhunjhunu
Jodhpur
Kota
Pali
Sikar
Udaipur
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Hisar
Panipat
Rewari
Rohtak
Yamuna Nagar
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
West Bengal Asansol
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kolkata
Siliguri
Karnataka Ballari
Bengaluru
Belgaum
Hubli
Dharwad
Mangalore
Mysore
Tumkur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Ujjain
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Kerala Calicut
Ernakulam
Kottayam
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi East Delhi
South Delhi
North Delhi
West Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Amaravathi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Puducherry Puducherry
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Photo id

CSEET 2020 Result

Candidates who have appeared for CSEET 2020 in May can check their result on or before May 20 through their student login. They need to enter their registration number to login and avail the result. The qualifying status of the students will be mentioned in the result of CSEET 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?

  • 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 result is one year and candidates must register for the executive programme within one year failing which the CSEET result will be invalid and they may have to appear again.

CSEET 2020 Cutoff

ICSI has announced a minimum qualifying mark for CSEET. This is the CSEET cutoff which candidates must obtain if they wish to pursue the course. The CSEET 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 will be declared as "Pass" in the entrance exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Why is ICSI conducting CSEET?

Answer:

CS Executive Entrance Test is introduced by ICSI as entry level exam for students willing to pursue Company secretaryship. CSEET 2020 has replaced CS Foundation programme.

Question: Is CSEET mandatory for all?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

Yes, ICSI has discontinued CA 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?

Answer:

ICSI will conduct CSEET May session in online mode through Computer Based Test mode.

Question: Is there any negative marking for wrong responses in CSEET?

Answer:

No, there will be no negative marking in CSEET.

Questions related to CSEET

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from where we can get study material for exam

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

I'll recommend you to refer to the study material provided by institutes of company secretariat of India. Candidates are always advised by the officials to refer ICSI CS Executive study material on priority for both old as well as new syllabus. Once the CS Executive study material  is exhausted, one may freely revise with other sources and explore other dimensions of the same topics.

You are advised to visit the following link for more help:

https://finance.careers360.com/articles/cs-executive-study-material

all the best

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how to prepare for cseet. how to get its study material

Shubhangi sinha 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Anjali,

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) for admission into CS Executive.

As per the schedule released by ICSI, CSEET will be conducted four times a year, on May 20, July 20, November 20, 2020 and January 20, 2021. Candidates will be required to register for CSEET 2020 before April 15 to appear for the exam on May 20. To appear for CSEET on July 20, candidates have to register by June 15; registrations close on October 15 for the exam held on November 20 while the regsitrations for January 20, 2021 exam close on December 15. CSEET will comprise of MCQs in the computer based test with audio and video clips as well as descriptive questions in the viva voce. The CSEET 2020 will be conducted for a duration of 135 minutes (120 minutes for MCQs and 15 minutes for viva voce). The result will indicate the qualifying status of each candidate and will be valid for a period of one year from its declaration.

To prepare for the exam, you need to be well aware of the syllabus and exam pattern.

You can check the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam in the link given below-

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://finance.careers360.com/exams/cseet&ved=2ahUKEwi8gLfVjNbnAhXUbSsKHbcBDrUQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw0nXEm5nQ40k19GzO3HqIO9&cshid=1581857276704

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)

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