CSEET Syllabus 2023: Full Details About All 4 Papers!

Registration for CSEET May 2023 will end on April 15, 2023. Candidates can only sign up for CSEET 2023 online. On May 6, 2023, the exam will be proctored from a distance. ICSI has announced the new CSEET 2023 course plan. From June 16, 2023, candidates who want to take the CSEET exam must study according to the new CSEET exam syllabus.

Exam Name
CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET)
Conducting Body
Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Exam Level National
Mode of examination Remote Proctored Mode
Exam duration
120 minutes/ 2 hours for all four parts
Medium English
Number of exam cities N/A
Exam website https://www.icsi.edu/home/

CSEET Syllabus 2023: Paper 1- Business Communication

Essentials of Good English Communication Business Correspondence
Common Business Terminologies
• English Grammar and its usage-Noun, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjection, Voice, Articles, Tenses, prefixes and suffixes, Punctuations etc.
• Business Letters – Its Essentials, Parts, Types, Salutations
Terms defined under various Laws, Rules and Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial terms and expressions.
• Enriching Vocabulary-Choice of words, Synonyms and Antonyms Meaning and Significance of Good Communication
• Positive Messages, Negative Messages and Persuasive Messages
• Common errors in English Business Communication- Principles and Process
• Business Reports, Inter and Intra-departmental Communication- Office Orders, Office Circulars, Memorandum, Office Notes, Management Information System (MIS)
• Words with multiple meanings •Means of Communication- Written, Oral, Visual, Audiovisual
• Concept of Web, Internet and E-correspondence
• One-word substitution • Choice of Modes of Communication
• Intranet- Benefit and Purpose
• Words frequently misspelt • Communication Networks- Vertical, Circuit, Chain, Wheel, Star
• Email – Features, Procedure to Write a Formal Email, Email Etiquette
• Homophones • Commonly used Mediums of Digital CommunicationEmail, SMS, Voice mail, Multimedia, Teleconferencing, Mobile Phone Conversation, Video Conferencing etc.
• Essential Elements of Email- Subject line, Formal Greeting, Target Audience (Reader), Clarity and Conciseness, Formal Closing, Proofreading, Feedback
• Idioms and phrases • Listening Skills-Types, Purpose, Steps to Effective Listening, Barriers to Effective Listening and Ways to overcome the Barriers
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Email
• Proverbs
• Barriers to Effective Communication and Ways to overcome the Barriers
• Abbreviations
• Para jumbles
• Sentence completion
• Sentence arrangement
• Sentence correction
• Foreign words and phrases commonly used
• Comprehension of passage and art of Summarizing

CSEET Syllabus 2023: Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

Part A: Legal Aptitude

Indian Constitution Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts) Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation Elements of Company Law Legal Reasoning
• Preamble Part A: Law of Contract The Institute of Company Secretaries of India Meaning and Nature of Company
Legal Fundamentals and Terms
• Citizenship • Offer, Acceptance, Consideration and Competency to Contract. • Vision, Mission, Motto and Core Values of the Institute • Types of Companies
• Legal Problems – Reading and understanding a case
• Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties • Agreement • Company Secretary under Company Secretaries Act, 1980. • Incorporation of a Company
• Legal Terminology and Maxims
• Directive Principles of State Policy • Types of Contract: Void, Voidable, Unenforceable • Functions of Company Secretary under the Companies Act, 2013 • Types of capital • Legal Reasoning-
•State under Constitution • Performance of Contract • Role of Company Secretary in Employment • Board of Directors -(Concept, Appointment and Removal of Directors) (a) Reasoning by Analogy
• President and Governors • Frustration with the Contract • Role of Company Secretary in Practice • Board Meetings & Shareholders Meetings
(b) Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
• Council of Ministers and Prime Minister • Quasi Contract • Corporate Social Responsibility
• Questions of Fact (or factual issues)
• Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council
• Breach of Contract and Remedies
• Business Ethics
• Questions of Law (or legal issues)
• Supreme Court and High Courts Part B: Law of Torts • Ethical Dilemma
• Landmark Judgments of the Supreme Court and High Court
• Landmark Amendment in Constitution • Basics of Torts • Reading Comprehension
• List of subjects-Centre, State and Concurrent • Specific Defenses
• Nuisance and Negligence
• Strict, Absolute and Vicarious Liability
• Trespass
• Malicious Prosecution


Part B: Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning Verbal Reasoning Non Verbal Reasoning
• Calendars Alphabet Test Analytical Reasoning
• Cause and Effect Reasoning • Alpha Numeric Sequence Puzzle • Classification
• Clocks • Analogy
• Completion of Incomplete Pattern
• Coding and Decoding • Assertion and Reason • Figure Matrix
• Deriving Conclusion from Passages • Blood Relations
• Grouping of Identical Figures
• Drawing Inference • Decision Making • Mirror Image
• Number Test • Inserting Missing Characters • Rule Detection
• Sequence and Series • Logical Sequence Test
• Numeric and Alphabet Series
• Statement and Assumptions • Logical Venn Diagram
• Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test
• Syllogism
• Truth Tellers and Liars

Part C: Quantitative Aptitude

Number System
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Computation of Whole Number Percentages
Decimal and Fractions Ratio and Proportion
Relationship between numbers Square roots
Interest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss


CSEET Syllabus 2023: Paper 3: Economic & Business Environment

Part A- Economics

Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition National Income Accounting and Related Concepts Indian Union Budget Indian Financial Markets Indian Economy
Theory of Demand and Supply • Meaning and methods to compute National Income • Key terminologies/heads covered under the budget • Overview of the Indian Financial Ecosystem
• Primary (Agriculture and allied activities)
• Equilibrium Price • Key variables of National Income (GNP, GDP, NNP, NDP etc.) • Revenue and Capital Budget • Key facets of the Indian financial system • Secondary (Manufacturing)
• Elasticity of Demand and Supply and other related concepts
• Major components of Revenue and Capital Budget • Growth of Financial Institutions • Tertiary (Services):
• Increase and Decrease in Demand and Expansion and Contraction of Demand
• Meaning of Fiscal Deficit • Public and private sector banks
• Current scenario of agriculture and allied activities in India
• Forms of Market Competition- Monopoly, Duopoly, Oligopoly, Perfect Competition and Monopolistic Competition
• Components/ Variables covered under Fiscal Deficit • Industrial Finance Corporation of India, Small Industries Development Bank of India
• Agricultural and Industrial Policies of India
Regional Rural Banks
• Current scenario of services sector in India
• Cooperative Banks • Balance of Payments
• Non-Banking Finance Companies
• Components of Balance of Payments
• Basics of Capital Market: Types of Shares and Debentures Financial assistance scenario for Small and Medium Enterprises and Start-Ups.
• Favorable and Unfavorable Balance of Trade
• Foreign Investments in India- Types and Flows

Part B: – Business Environment

Entrepreneurship Scenario Business Environment Key Government Institutions
• Government initiatives to foster entrepreneurship • Overview of the Business Environment
Basic awareness about various institutions and regulatory bodies in India such as NITI Aayog, MCA, SEBI, RBI, IBBI, CCI, NCLT/NCLAT etc.
• Need for entrepreneurship in India
• Features and factors influencing the business environment
• Bottlenecks in entrepreneurial growth
• Types of the 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


CSEET Syllabus: Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills

Part A: 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.
4 • 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 the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, Tribunals
• Current affairs related to CS Institute/Profession and regulatory bodies
• Current updates on the environment, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development
• Latest developments in science and technology, IT, Computers and Space science
• Business personalities and leaders
• Committees and appointments
13 • Art and culture
14 • Books and their authors
15 • Awards and honours
16 Sports
17 • Current political scenario
• Initiatives/ schemes of the government
• Language and national symbols
20 • Governance and ethics
21 • International diplomacy

Part B: Presentation & Communication Skills

Listening Skills Written Communication Skills Oral Communication Skills
Questions based on audio clips Writing on a given topic Candidates are expected to:
Monologue • Correcting a given paragraph – Answer a question
Dialogue • Short Note writing – Speak on a given topic
Grammar Test • Essay writing – Explain the given term
Vocabulary Test • Precis writing

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