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.

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CSEET 2023 Application Process

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.

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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

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 DisabilityNil100% concession
Serving or Retired personnel of Defence services and paramilitary forcesRs 50050% concession
ICSI Staff or their wards/ Spouse of ICSI StaffRs 250 75% concession
ICLS Officers/ Officers & Staff of MCA and affiliated offices (NCLT, SFIO and CCI)Nil100% 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 LadakhNil100% 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

ParticularsFee Payable (Rs.)
CSEETpassedCSFoundation passedICAI Final passedICMAI Final passed
Registration Fee2000200020002000
Education Fee6500650065006500
CSEET Exemption FeeNilNil50005000
Pre-Exam Test Fee1000100010001000
One Day Orientation Prog. Fee600600600600
Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for oneyear500500500500

Application Fees

GeneralOnlineFemale, Transgender, Male₹ 1000
ST, SCOnlineFemale, Transgender, Male₹ 500

CSEET 2023 Highlights

Full Exam NameCS Executive Entrance Test
Short Exam NameCSEET
Conducting BodyInstitute of Company Secretaries of India
Frequency of Conduct4 times a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)1000 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Duration2 Hours 15 Minutes

CSEET 2023 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

10 Jan, 2023 – 15 Apr, 2023

Application – May session | Mode: Online 

06 May, 2023

Exam – May session | Mode: Online

CSEET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

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.

CSEET 2023 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
Idioms and phrases
Para jumbles
Sentence completion, arrangement, and correction
Foreign words and phrases commonly used
Comprehension of passage and art of summarizing

Business Communication-Paper 1: Unit 02

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
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 and 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
Cause and effect reasoning
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
Assertion and reason
Blood relations
Decision making
Inserting missing characters
Logical sequence test
Logical Venn diagram
Number, ranking, and time sequence test
Truth tellers and liars

Logical Reasoning – Paper 2(Part B): Unit 03

Non-verbal reasoning
Analytical reasoning
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 startups

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
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

Business Environment – Paper 3(Part B): Unit 02

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.) 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
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 and 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

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

CSEET subjectsDownload link
Paper 1: Business CommunicationClick here
Paper 2: Legal Aptitude And Logical ReasoningClick here
Paper 3: Economic & Business EnvironmentClick here
Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation And Communication Skills (Viva)Click here

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

PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Paper 1Business Communication35 MCQs50 marks
Paper 2Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning35 MCQs 50 marks
Paper 3Economic and Business Environment35 MCQs 50 marks
Paper 4Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills35 MCQs 50 marks
Total120 questions200 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

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