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CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Syllabus

CSEET Syllabus




Number of MCQs

(Paper wise)


Maximum Marks




Business Communication




50 Marks


(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)


(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)


120 Minutes


Legal         Aptitude

and                      Logical Reasoning




50 Marks


(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)


(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)


Economic                             and Business Environment




50 Marks


(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)


(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)


Current Affairs




20 Marks


(5 MCQs x 2 Marks each)


(10 MCQs x 1 Mark each)




120 MCQs


170 Marks


120 Minutes


Presentation and Communication Skills


(Viva Voce)


Variable Number of Questions


30 Marks


15 Minutes


Note: There is no negative Marking.

Note: Till January, 2022 Exams there has not been any Viva-Voce Paper. So A student need to be updated with the ICSI Notifications for the same while preparing CSEET Exams.

Paper – 1 Business Communication



  • To test the knowledge of the candidates pertaining to essentials of English Grammar and critical aspects of Business


Total Marks : 50


S. No. Topic Sub Topic
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 meanings


•         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.







Paper – 2

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning



  • To test basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning


Total Marks – 50

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


S. No. Topic Sub Topics
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-

(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


Part B – Logical Reasoning (25 Marks)
6 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

7 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

8 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 & Business Environment




  • To test understanding on concepts of Micro & Macro Economics with a focus on Indian economic
  • To test understanding on various crucial elements of business

Total Marks – 50 Marks

Part A– Economics (25 Marks)

Part B – Business Environment (25 Marks)


S. No Topic Sub-topics

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





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)




Entrepreneurship Scenario


•         Government initiatives to foster entrepreneurship

•         Need for entrepreneurship in India

•         Bottlenecks in entrepreneurial growth

7 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

8 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, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)

  • To test the awareness of candidates with reference to current affairs of national and international
  • To test the listening and writing skills of the

Total Marks – 50 Marks

Part A – Current Affairs (20 Marks)

Part B – Presentation & Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (30 Marks)


S. No. Topic Sub Topic
Part A – Current Affairs (20 Marks)
1 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.

•         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 – Presentation & Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (30 Marks)
2 Listening Skills •         Questions based on audio clips

–         Monologue

–         Dialogue

•         Grammar Test

•         Vocabulary Test

3 Written Communication Skills •         Writing on a given topic

•         Correcting a given paragraph

•         Short Note writing

•         Essay writing

•         Precis writing

4 Oral Communication Skills •         Candidates are expected to:

–      Answer a question

–      Speak on a given topic

–      Explain the given term





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