The Institute of company Secretaries of India

5th September, 2019

Views/Suggestions invited on the draft CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Syllabus

Enhancement of the quality of the future members, is the prime objective of the Vision New ICSI 2022. The proposed Company Secretaries (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 requires introduction of CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) in place of the Foundation Course. The candidates appearing/passed in class 12th examinations shall be eligible for appearing in the CSEET. All the students seeking admission in the Company Secretary Course including graduates/ post graduates, etc. shall be required to qualify the CSEET. This will enable admission of diverse academic standards of students to the Company Secretary Course. It will also attract meritorious students after assessing their aptitude for the Company Secretary profession. The process of selecting meritorious candidates through CSEET will enhance the quality of future members to meet the expectations of the industry and the regulators.

CSEET would be an On-line Computer Based Examination of 200 marks comprising of the following subjects:

Paper 1: Business Communication (50 marks);

Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (50 marks);

Paper 3: Economic and Business Environment (50 marks);

Paper 4: Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva) (50 marks)

The draft CSEET syllabus reviewed by CS professionals, experts from the academia and industry for taking a holistic view on the contents and coverage of the syllabus is hereby placed for seeking your valuable views/suggestions. The draft syllabus is available on ICSI website at the  link

The views/suggestions on the drafts CSEET Syllabus may be sent at e-mail id [email protected] in the following format latest by 19th September, 2019.

Paper No. Topic Sub-topic Suggestion Rationale for suggestion

Looking forward to your valuable suggestions.


CS Ranjeet Pandey


The Institute of Company Secretaries of India


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