CSEET Syllabus May 2024 by ICSI – CS Executive Entrance Test

CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) syllabus May 2024 exam by ICSI. Four subjects carrying 50 marks each subject/ paper i.e. total 200 marks.

CSEET Syllabus May 2024: ICSI CS Executive Entrance Test syllabus for exams to be held on 4th May 2024. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) from February 3, 2020.

The Council of the ICSI in exercise of the powers vested under clause (a) of sub-section (2) of Section 15 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 approved the New
Syllabus (ICSI Revised Syllabus 2022) for the CSEET of the Company Secretaryship Course.

Course NameCSEET
ICSI Newly Revised Syllabus2022
Start date of Registration under ICSI Syllabus 2022June 16, 2023
First Examination under ICSI Syllabus 2022Nov 2023

The CSEET will consist of an On-line Computer Based Examination. If you register for CSEET effective from 16th Dec 2023 to 15th April, 2024 then you shall be examined in May 2024. Passing of CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is mandatory for all candidates to register for CS Executive Programme.

10+2 Class appeared or passed candidates are eligible for appearing in CSEET May 2023. However, few candidates are eligible for exemption from CS Executive entrance test. With the introduction of CSEET, new registration to the Foundation Programme has ceased to exist.

CS Executive Entrance Test i.e. CSEET syllabus for May 2023 exam by ICSI. Four subjects carrying 50 marks each subject/ paper i.e. total 200 marks. CSEET syllabus comprises of four subjects viz. Business Communication, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, Economic and Business Environment and Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills.

CSEET Syllabus – CS Executive Entrance Test

The new syllabus of an online CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) shall comprise of four papers/subjects and the nomenclature of the papers is as under:

  • 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 and Quantitative (50 marks)
1Business Communication50
2Legal Aptitude and Logical ReasoningA – Legal Aptitude (30 Marks)

B – Logical Reasoning (20 Marks)
3Economic and Business EnvironmentA – Economics (25 Marks)

B – Business Environment (25
4Current Affairs (15 Questions)
Presentation & Communication Skills (20 Questions)
A – Current Affairs (30 Marks)

B – Quantitative Aptitude (20
CSEET Syllabus May 2024

All candidates are advised to take note and prepare themselves accordingly.

Paper-1 (Business Communication) Syllabus 2024:

Objective: To test the knowledge of the candidates pertaining to essentials of English Grammar and critical aspects of Business Communication.
Marks: Total Marks is 50.

  1. 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
    • Homophones
    • Idioms and phrases
    • Proverbs
    • Abbreviations
    • Para jumbles
    • Sentence completion
    • Sentence arrangement
    • Sentence correction
    • Foreign words and phrases commonly used
    • Comprehension of passage and art of Summarizing
  2. Communication
    • 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
  3. 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
  4. Common Business Terminologies
    • Terms defined under various Laws, Rules and Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial terms and expressions.

Objective: To test basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning skills.
Marks: Total Marks is 50

Part A – Legal Aptitude (25 Marks)
Part B – Logical Reasoning (25 Marks)

Part A – Legal Aptitude (25 Marks)

  1. Indian Constitution
    • Preamble
    • Citizenship
    • 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
  2. Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts)
    • A. 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
    • B. Law of Torts
      • Basics of Torts
      • Specific Defenses
      • Nuisance and Negligence
      • Strict, Absolute and Vicarious Liability
      • Trespass
      • Malicious Prosecution
  3. 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
  4. 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 & Shareholders Meetings
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Business Ethics
    • Ethical Dilemma
  5. Legal Reasoning
    • Legal Fundamentals and Terms
    • Legal Problems – Reading and understanding a case
    • Legal Terminology and Maxims
    • Legal Reasoning
      • Reasoning by Analogy
      • 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

Part B – Logical Reasoning (25 Marks)

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

Paper-3 (Economic and Business Environment) Syllabus 2024:

Objective: To test understanding on concepts of Micro & Macro Economics with a focus on Indian economic system. To test understanding on various crucial elements of business environment.
Marks: Total Marks is 50 Marks

Part A– Economics (25 Marks)
Part B – Business Environment (25 Marks)

Part A– Economics (25 Marks)

  1. 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
  2. National Income Accounting and Related Concepts
    • Meaning and methods to compute National Income
    • Key variables of National Income (GNP, GDP, NNP, NDP etc.)
  3. 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
  4. 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 Start-Ups.
  5. 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

Part B – Business Environment (25 Marks)

  1. Entrepreneurship Scenario
    • Government initiatives to foster entrepreneurship
    • Need for entrepreneurship in India
    • Bottlenecks in entrepreneurial growth
  2. Business Environment
    • 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
  3. 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.

Paper-4 (Current Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude) Syllabus 2024:

Objective: To test the awareness of candidates with reference to current affairs of national and international importance. To test the listening and writing skills of the candidates.

Marks: Total Marks is 50 Marks

Part A – Current Affairs (30 Marks)
Part B – Quantitative Aptitude (20 Marks)

Part A – Current Affairs (30 Marks)

  1. 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.
    • 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
    • Sports
    • Current political scenario
    • Initiatives/ schemes of the government
    • Language and national symbols
    • Governance and ethics
    • International diplomacy

Part B – Quantitative Aptitude (20 Marks)

The above CSEET syllabus is applicable for CS Executive Entrance Test to be held in May 2024.

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