CSEET
Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test

About

CSEET 2021: CSEET 2021 or CS Executive Entrance Test or Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test 2021 is conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India or ICSI for the enrolment of candidates in the Executive Programme of the Company Secretary or CS course.

 

The CSEET is conducted on quarterly basis- four times a year.

The Score of CSEET is valid for one year for the candidates to register for the CS Executive Programme.

Candidates shall be declared ‘PASS’ in CSEET on securing 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate.

 

The CSEET January 2021 session will be conducted on Saturday, the 9th January, 2021.

 

Earlier to complete the Company Secretary course a student had to clear three programmes namely:

Foundation Programme

Executive Programme and

Professional Programme

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India has now eliminated the Foundation Programme and has introduced a Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test or CSEET to directly enter into the executive programme.

This test is both for students who want to enter the CS Executive programme after 10+2 or after graduation.

 

Here we are only covering the path of the Class 10+2 or its equivalent appearing or pass student.

 

CSEET Key Points:

 

CSEET Full Form

CS Executive Entrance Test or Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test

Conducting Body

Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Exam Level

National

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online

Exam Duration

2 hours and 15 minutes (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)

Exam Frequency

4 times a year

Score Validity

One Year

Number of Questions

120

Questions Type

MCQ

Application Fee

₹1000 per student per appearance for General Candidates.

 

₹500 for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped/Serving or Retired Personnel of Defence Services and Paramilitary Forces/Students from North Eastern States, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Himachal Pradesh.

 

₹250 for ICSI Staff and Wards/Spouse of ICSI Staff.

 

No Fee for Wards and Widows of Martyrs and Defence Service Personnel with Permanent Disability, ICLS Officers/ Officers & Staff of MCA and affiliated offices (NCLT, SFIO and CCI) and Students from the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Total Seats Offered

NA

Accepting Colleges

NA

Official Website

www.icsi.edu

Helpline

0120-4522000

 

Schedule of Registration and Conduct of CSEET:

 

The CSEET will be held on quarterly basis as per the indicative schedule 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)

 

 

 

*Please Note: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India can make any desired changes in the above schedule if necessary.

 

 

CSEET Application Form January 2021: The CSEET Application Form 2021 for January Test or CS Executive Entrance Test Application Form January 2021 is available on the official website of the ICSI or www.icsi.edu.

 

The Online Registration for the CSEET January 2021 Session is available from 28th October, 2020 and will be available till 15th December, 2020.

 

Students can register for the CSEET January 2021 session online on the following link:

www.icsi.edu/online-services/register-cseet/

 

The CSEET Application Form 2021 for January Session can be filled by following these steps:

 

Step 1: In order to Register for “CSEET”, type www.icsi.edu in any recommended browser (IE 9, Mozilla 38.0 & above, Chrome 39.0), then click on “Online Services”

Step 2: Click on the link www.icsi.edu/online-services/register-cseet/

for registration for CSEET.

Step 3: Fill Basic Details

Step 4: Fill Qualification Details

Step 5: Fee Details

Step 6: Upload Mandatory Documents*

Step 7: Preview Application Click on “Confirm Application” button after previewing

Step 8: Payment Mode Selection

Step 9: Transaction Id Generation. Note transaction Id for future reference. On successful payment, candidate will be registered in CSEET and same will be intimated through email/SMS on registered email id/mobile number. Candidate can appear for the CSEET as per the schedule sent through email/SMS.

*Mandatory document to be uploaded by the students at the time of registration 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 Category Certificate (for availing Fee Concession)

Identity proof (Aadhar card/passport/voter ID /pan card/driving license/ration card)

All the files to be uploaded while registering for CSEET should be present in one of the formats viz. jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, pdf. The maximum allowed file size is 2 MB.

Before filling the CSEET Application Form 2021 for the January 2021 session students are requested to go through the CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 and various other details of the examination.

Eligibility

CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2021: The CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 for January 2021 Session is necessary for students to read before doing registration for the examination.

The Eligibility Criteria is important for any examination because even if a candidate does not fulfil a single criterion of the eligibility criteria declared for the examination then the candidate is not allowed to appear for the examination or even after appearing for the examination and clearing the same the admission through the examination stands cancelled or void.

 

The CSEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 in detail are as follows: 

Age Limit:

  • Candidate must be less than 26 years.

Subject Requirements: Students from any subject stream are eligible to apply for CSEET except Fine Arts.

Minimum Marks Requirement:

  • No minimum marks required. Student must have passed class 12th or equivalent from any recognized board.

Qualification:

  • The candidate must have passed or appeared in class 12th examination is eligible to apply for CSEET 2021.
  • Any candidate who is graduated/post graduated must have required to pass the CSEET 2021 to become eligible for registration to Executive Programme.

Exemptions:

  • Candidates who have passed the CS Foundation Programme are 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 `5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand Only) towards exemption fee at the time of Registration to CS Executive Programme.

Pattern

CSEET Exam Pattern 2021: The CSEET Exam Pattern 2021 is important to read for every student who wishes to appear for it.

The CSEET Exam Pattern 2021 gives a clear idea to the student about the type of questions, exam duration exam language, and various other important details about the examination.

The CSEET Exam Pattern 2021 also helps in the planning of preparation for the examination and successfully clearing the same.

The CSEET Exam Pattern 2021, in brief, is as follows:

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Duration

  • 2 hours
  • 15 Minutes of Viva Voce (Presentation and Communication Skills)

Sections

  • Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
  • Current Affairs
  • Business Communication
  • Economic & Business Environment

Negative Marking

No

Total No. of Question

200

Type of Question

MCQ’s

 

The CSEET is a 120 minutes Computer Based Test (CBT) based on MCQ or Multiple Choice Questions followed by 15 minutes of Viva Voce.

 

The CSEET Computer Based Test (CBT) details are as follows:

 

S. No.

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

1.

Business Communication

35

50

2.

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

35

50

3.

Economic and Business Environment

35

50

4.

Current Affairs

15

20

 

Total

120

170

 

Viva Voce: The Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) is conducted of 15 minutes duration for 30 marks either simultaneously with or after the Computer Based Test (CBT). It is conducted through online mode using Artificial Intelligence (AI) or through recorded videos at the exam centers.

 

CSEET Marks Distribution (CBT + Viva Voce):

 

Subject

Number of MCQs (Paper Wise)

Maximum Marks

Duration

Business Communication

35

50 Marks

(15 MCQs * 2 Marks Each)

(20 MCQs * 1Mark each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

    120 minutes

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

35

50 Marks

(15 MCQs * 2 Marks Each)

(20 MCQs * 1Mark each)

Economic and Business Environment

35

50 Marks

(15 MCQs * 2 Marks Each)

(20 MCQs * 1Mark each)

Current Affairs

15

20 Marks

(5 MCQs * 2 Marks Each)

(10 MCQs * 1Mark each)

Total

120 MCQs

170 Marks

120 minutes

Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)

Variable number of Questions.

30 Marks

15 minutes

 

Grand Total

200 Marks

135 Minutes

CSEET Final Score:  The Final Score of the candidates is calculated by adding the marks secured by the Candidates in the Computer Based Test (CBT) and the Viva Voce. The Total score is thus calculated out of a total of 200 marks (170 Marks CBT + 30 Marks Viva Voce).

CSEET Passing Criteria:  The Candidates shall be declared “Pass” in CSEET on securing 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate.

Participating Colleges

CSEET Participating Colleges 2021:  

Although one does not necessarily need to join a particular college/university to study the Company Secretary Course and it can be done through a remote study from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India ICSI and the candidate may join any normal undergraduate and postgraduate courses along with it.

But if a student wants to pursue CS as a full-time course, a full-time non-residential Integrated Company Secretary Course (Executive Programme) is offered by CCGRT or Centre of Corporate Governance, Research & Training of ICSI or Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

This is a three years full-time non-residential integrated course. The fee charged for the course is INR 4,00,000 only, i.e. INR 2,00,000 at Executive and INR 2,00,000 at Professional Level. In the last year, i.e. the third year, no fee is charged, rather students receive a stipend from companies/organizations where they undergo 12 Months Management / Practical Training.

Admissions to the above full-time integrated course are given on the following criteria:

Academics: Based on the academic achievements of the candidates including the marks obtained in CSEET/Foundation/Final Pass of CA/CWA/Graduation, etc.

Group Discussion

Personal Interview

CSEET Admit Card 2021 for January Session:  The CSEET Admit Card 2021 for January Session will be available online on the ICSI Website: www.icsi.edu . The candidates can download the admit card by logging into the CSEET website through their Unique ID or registration number and Date of Birth.

Please Note: No Admit Cards will be sent via Print or post to anyone.

The Candidates can Download the CSEET Admit Card 2021 for the January Session by following these steps:

  • Visit the ICSI Official Website: www.icsi.edu .
  • Login via Unique Id or Registration Number and Date of Birth in the CSEET link.
  • Click on the Admit Card to View and Download the same.
  • Download the Admit Card and take a print out of it to take the same on the CSEET 2021 January Session exam centre.

CSEET Result 2021 for January Session: The CSEET Result 2021 for the January Session will be declared tentatively in the 4th week of January 2021. The Result will be declared online on the official website of Institute of Company Secretaries of India or ICSI: www.icsi.edu.

The ICSI or Institute of Company Secretaries of India releases the CSEET Result online for every candidate to check their individual score and qualification status.

The ICSI in the CSEET Result 2021 for January session will also release the merit list of top 25 candidates who have secured the highest marks in CSEET 2021 January Session.

The Candidates can check the CSEET Result 2021 for January Session on the ICSI Official Website: www.icsi.edu by following these steps:

  • Visit the ICSI Official website: www.icsi.edu
  • Click on the CSEET Result 2021 January Session link.
  • Login via The Unique Id or CSEET Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • View the detailed CSEET Result 2021 for January session mentioning the Total Marks obtained, marks obtained in each section and qualification status.

All the candidates who are declared “Pass” or whose qualification status in the CSEET Result 2021 for January Session will be “Pass” will be eligible for the registration in the CS Executive Programme in the ICSI.

CSEET Passing Criteria:  The Candidates shall be declared “Pass” in CSEET on securing 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate.

Admission Counselling

Registration to the CS Executive Programme after CSEET 2021 January session:  Only the candidates who are declared “Pass” in the CSEET 2021 January session can successfully register for the CS Executive Programme on the Indian of Company Secretaries of India or ICSI.

The Candidates who “Pass” the CSEET can do the registration to the CS Executive Programme online on the ICSI Website: www.icsi.edu by entering their CSEET Unique ID or Registration Number and Date of Birth.

The Cut-off date for the registration of Executive Programme after CSEET 2021 January Session is 31st January 2021(for appearing in a single module of Executive Program in June session in the same year).

Although the CSEET score is valid for 1 year, so if the candidates wish to register later in the year, they can do the same for appearing in either both modules/single module of Executive Programme in the December session in the same year or also if they wish to appear for appearing in either both modules/single module of Executive Programme in the June session of the next year.

Once the candidates after successfully passing the CSEET and class 12th or its equivalent register for the Executive Programme of the Company Secretary course, their Executive Programme starts through ICSI or Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Exam Papers

  • # CSEET Mock Test 5 file
  • # CSEET Mock Test 4 file
  • # CSEET Mock Test 3 file
  • # CSEET Mock Test 2 file
  • # CSEET Mock Test 1 file

Upcoming Events

Month Event Name
October 2021

CSEET November 2021 Registration Application Form - 17 June to 15 October, 2021

November 2021

CSEET November 2021 Exam - 13 November