CSEET Syllabus May 2022 by ICSI | CSEET MAY 2022 EXAM DATE

CSEET Syllabus May 2022:ICSI CS Executive Entrance Test syllabus for exams to be held in May 2022. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has introduced Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) from February 3, 2020.

The CSEET will consist of an Online Computer Based Examination and Online Viva Voce. If you register for  CSEET effective from 16th Dec 2021 to 15th April 2022 then you shall be examined in May 2022. 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 2022. 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.

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

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CSEET Syllabus May 2022 by ICSI

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

There are four papers in total for CSEET 2022 examination. Each paper in CSEET Syllabus is divided into parts according to units covered within them. Candidates should go through the units carefully and make an assessment of the syllabus.

However, the first three papers in CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern shall be having 35 questions, and the fourth paper of current affairs with 15 questions. Out of the total 200 marks, candidates should score at least 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each paper to be declared as a pass.

Also ReadICSI CSEET May 2022 Registration (Open) Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus @ icsi.edu

CSEET Syllabus | Paper 1 (Business Communication)

Paper 1 of the CSEET Syllabus 2022 is divided into 4 units. Unit 1, i.e., Essentials of Good English of the paper is designed to test the knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary of the candidate and the other three units will test his/her understanding of various aspects of communication in business-

The Syllabus of the 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, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (50 marks)

Paper-1 (Business Communication) Syllabus 2022:

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 misspelled
    • 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


  1. 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


  1. 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, Proofreading, Feedback
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Email


  1. Common Business Terminologies
    • Terms are defined under various Laws, Rules, and Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial terms and expressions.

CSEET Syllabus | Paper 2 (Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning)

Paper 2 of the CSEET Syllabus 2022 is designed to test the basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning skills of the candidates. The paper is divided into two parts- the first part consists of five units to test the candidates’ knowledge of the Indian Constitution, company laws, and legislation.

The second part of the paper (3 units) will test logical, verbal, and non-verbal reasoning knowledge-

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 2, Part A (25 Marks)

Unit 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

Unit 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

Unit 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

Unit 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

Unit 5

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

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Part B – Logical Reasoning (25 Marks)

Unit 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

Unit 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

Unit 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


  • Basics of Demand and Supply
  • Forms of market competition
  • National income accounting and related concepts
  • Indian union budget
  • Indian financial market
  • Indian economy

Business environment:

  • Entrepreneurship scenario
  • Business environment
  • Key government institutions

Paper 4 – Current Affairs, Presentation, and Communication Skills

Current Affairs:

  • International bodies
  • Summits and conferences
  • Current development in banking and finance
  • Current development in stock markets
  • Recent important judgments passed by the Supreme Court and High Courts of India
  • Current affairs related to CS Institute and regulatory bodies
  • Current updates on the environment, biodiversity
  • The latest development in science and technology
  • IT
  • Computer and space science
  • Business personalities and leaders
  • Committees and appointments
  • Art and culture
  • Books and their authors
  • Awards and honors
  • Sports
  • Current political scenario
  • Schemes of the government
  • Language and national symbols
  • Governance and ethics
  • International diplomacy

Presentation and communication skills:

  • Listening skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Oral communication skills


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CSEET Exam Pattern 2022:

(a) Computer Based Test:

  • Time Duration is of 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes.
  • The exam will be Computer Based Test and Multiple Choice Questions will be asked up.

Subject Name

No of Questions


Business Communication



Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning



Economic and Business



Current Affairs






(b) Viva Voce:  Viva Voce of 15 Minutes on “Presentation and Communication Skills” for 30 marks. The Viva Voce will conduct immediately after CBT Round through online mode.

CSEET Syllabus 2022 | CSEET Study Material | CSEET Books PDF

CSEET Business Communication Online PDF
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CSEET Economics and Business Environment PDF

CSEET Current Affairs PDF

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS):

Is there any negative marking in the entrance test?

Answer: No, in CSEET negative marking is not there for incorrect answers.

What is the total time duration of the test?

Answer: The total time duration of CSEET 2022 is 135 minutes i.e. 120 Minutes for the MCQ test and 15 minutes for Viva Voce.

What is a CSEET qualifying criterion?

Answer: In each subject, candidates need to have an aggregate of 50% and minimum 40% marks.

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