CSEET Exam Syllabus 2023

Looking for the updated CSEET Syllabus 2023? Get detailed information about the subjects and topics covered in the CS Course. Stay prepared and stay ahead with the comprehensive syllabus provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for the CSEET exams.

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
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 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
Common Business Terminologies
Terms defined under various laws, rules and regulations including financial and non-financial terms and expressions
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
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
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
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 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
Cause and effect reasoning
Coding and decoding
Deriving conclusion from passages
Drawing inference
Number test
Sequence and series
Statement and assumptions
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
Non-verbal reasoning
Analytical reasoning
Completion of incomplete pattern
Figure matrix
Grouping of identical figures
Mirror image
Rule Detection
Numeric and alphabet series
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
National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
Meaning and methods to compute national income
Key variables of national income (GNP, GDP, NNP, NDP etc.)
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
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
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
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
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
Daily 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
Listening Skills
Questions based on audio clips-Monologue and dialogue
Grammar Test
Vocabulary Test
Written Communication Skills
Writing on a given topic
Correcting a given paragraph
Short note writing
Essay writing
Precis writing
Oral Communication Skills
Candidates are expected to-Answer a question, speak on a given topic, explain the given term

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: When will the CSEET May 2023 exam take place?

Answer: The CSEET May 2023 exam was conducted on May 6, 2023.

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

Answer: No, there is no negative marking in CSEET, so you won’t lose marks for incorrect answers.

Question: In what mode is CSEET conducted?

Answer: ICSI conducts CSEET through Online Remote Proctored Mode, allowing candidates to take the exam remotely.

Question: Will ICSI discontinue CS Foundation and replace it with CSEET?

Answer: Yes, ICSI has discontinued the CS Foundation program for new candidates and introduced CSEET as the entry-level exam. However, candidates who have already registered for CS Foundation can appear for the exam until their registration validity expires.

Question: Who is exempted from appearing in CSEET?

Answer: Students who have already passed the CS Foundation program, ICAI Final Course, or ICMAI Final Course are exempted from appearing for CSEET.

Question: Is my CS Foundation registration still valid?

Answer: Yes, candidates whose CS Foundation registration is still valid can appear for exams under the old CS Foundation program until the validity period expires.

Question: Is CSEET mandatory for all students?

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: Why did ICSI introduce CSEET?

Answer: ICSI introduced CSEET as the entry-level exam for students aspiring to pursue a Company Secretary course, providing a standardized assessment for admission into the program.


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