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Syllabus for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)

Introduction of Syllabus for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)

The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in exercise of the powers vested under clause (a) of subsection (2) of Section 15 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980, as amended by the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 2006 read with Regulation 20(1)(ii) of Company Secretaries (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 has approved the syllabus for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET).

Passing of CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is mandatory for all candidates to register for CS Executive Programme, except a few exempted categories of candidates w.e.f. 3rd February, 2020. With the introduction of CSEET, new registration to the Foundation Programme has ceased to exist.

The Syllabus of CSEET shall comprise of four papers and the nomenclature of the papers is as under:

  1. Paper 1 : Business Communication (50 marks)
  2. Paper 2 : Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (50 marks)
  3. Paper 3 : Economic and Business Environment (50 marks)
  4. Paper 4 : Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (50 marks)

CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) shall be conducted on a single day as per the following :

a) Computer Based Test of 120 Minutes consisting of four parts viz. (i) Business Communication; (ii) Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (iii) Economic and Business Environment & (iv) Current Affairs; and

b) Viva Voce of 15 Minutes on “Presentation and Communication Skills”

Eligibility Conditions Of CSEET ?

A candidate passed / appearing in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or equivalent thereto shall be eligible to appear in the CSEET.

All Graduates/ Post Graduates who were hitherto eligible for registration directly to CS Executive Programme, shall also be required to pass the CSEET to become eligible for registration to CS Executive Programme.

Exemptions

  • Candidates who have passed CS Foundation Programme shall be exempted from CSEET without any payment of exemption fee.
  • Candidates who have passed the Final Examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and/or The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are exempted from CSEET and shall pay ₹5000 (Rupees Five Thousand Only) towards exemption fee at the time of Registration to CS Executive Programme.

Pattern Of The CSEET ?

The Institute will conduct CS Executive Entrance Test based on Objective Type / Multiple Choice Questions and viva-voce for testing listening, written communication and oral communication skills. There will be four papers in CS Executive Entrance Test. Each paper will contain Objective Type / Multiple Choice Questions having one or two marks each with four options with one correct answer. The duration of the Test shall be 120 minutes and viva-voce on Presentation and Communication Skills of 15 Minutes.

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Test of 120 Minutes duration will be conducted at designated Test Centres.

It is a Computer Based Test (CBT). conducted in MCQ pattern as per the following details:

S. No Subject No. of Questions Marks
1. Business Communication 3550
2. Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning 3550
3. Economic and Business Environment 3550
4. Current Affairs 1520
Total120170

Viva Voce

The Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) of 15 Minutes for 30 Marks will be conducted

simultaneously with or immediately after the MCQ based CBT through online mode using artificial intelligence (AI) or through recoded videos at the designated Test Centres.

Applicability Of CSEET ?

1. The first CSEET examination shall be held in May, 2020. Candidates registered effective from 3rd February, 2020 to 15th April, 2020 shall be examined in May, 2020.
2. All candidates registered under Foundation Programme prior to 3rd February, 2020 under Syllabus (2017), shall be examined under Foundation Programme till the validity of their registration/passing of examination, whichever is earlier.
3. For registration in CS Executive Programmee, the date of result of CSEET should not be older than one year prior to the date of such registration.

Schedule of Registration

The CSEET will be held on quarterly basis as per the indicative schedule and the details of registration window given below:

Month of CSEET Period During which candidates can register for CSEET Date of CSEET Last Date for Declaration of Results Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program
May 16th December to 15th April Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of May By 4th Week of May 31st May (for appearing in both modules of Executive Program in December session in same year)
July 16th April to 15th June Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of July By 4th Week of July 31st July (for appearing in single module of Executive Program in December session in same year)
November 16th June to 15th October Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of November By 4th Week of November 30th November (for appearing in both modules of Executive Program in June session in next year)
January 16th October to 15th December Saturday/ Sunday in 2nd /3rd Week of January By 4th Week of January 31st January (for appearing in single module of Executive Program in June session in same year)

* For first CSEET examination in May 2020, the registration window is open till 15th April, 2020.

** The Institute reserves its right to amend the above schedule.