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ICSI CS Executive Entrance Test 2020, Registration Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern


CSEET 2020 – The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) invites application for the CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) 2020 for direct admission of the candidates in the CS Executive Program. The upcoming and the first CSEET 2020 is to be held on 28 May 2020 and the registration for the same can be done on or before May 5, 2020. 

Read further for more details on CSEET 2020 such as eligibility criteria, the application process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.



CSEET 2020 Important Dates

May 2020
Availability of Registration for CSEET16th December 2019  to 15th May 2020
Date of CSEET28th May 2020
Last Date for Declaration of Results01st Week of June 2020
Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program31st May 2020
July 2020
Availability of Registration for CSEET16th April to 15th June 2020
Date of CSEET02nd /3rd Week of July 2020
Last Date for Declaration of Results04th Week of July 2020
Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program31st July 2020
November 2020
Availability of Registration for CSEET16th June to 15th October 2020
Date of CSEET02nd /3rd Week of November 2020
Last Date for Declaration of Results04th Week of November 2020
Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program30th November 2020
January 2021
Availability of Registration for CSEET16th October to 15th December 2020
Date of CSEET02nd /3rd Week of January 2021
Last Date for Declaration of Results04th Week of January 2020
Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program31st January 2021


Eligibility Criteria for CSEET 2020

A candidate passed/appearing in the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or equivalent thereto is eligible to appear in the CSEET.
All Graduates/ Post Graduates who were hitherto eligible for registration directly to the CS Executive Programme, are also required to pass the CSEET to become eligible for registration to the Executive Programme.



Candidates who have passed CS Foundation Programme are exempted from CSEET without any payment of exemption fee.
Candidates who have passed the Final Examination of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and/or
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) are exempted from CSEET and shall pay `5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand Only) towards exemption fee at the time of Registration to CS Executive Programme.


CSEET 2020 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online through official website https://www.icsi.edu/
The steps for registration for CSEET are as under:
Step 1In order to Register for “CSEET”, type www.icsi.edu in any recommended browser (IE 9, Mozilla 38.0 & above, Chrome 39.0), then click on “Online Services”
Step 2Click on the link https://smash.icsi.in/Scripts/CSEET/Instructions_CSEET.aspx for registration for CSEET.
Step 3Fill Basic Details
Step 4Fill Qualification Details
Step 5Fee Details
Step 6Upload Mandatory Documents
Step 7Preview Application Click on “Confirm Application” button after previewing.
Step 8Payment Mode Selection
Step 9Transaction Id Generation. Note transaction Id for future reference.


CSEET 2020 Registration Fee

The Registration Fees for appearing in CSEET is Rs 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) per student per appearance.
The concession in fee shall be applicable to various categories of students


CSEET 2020 –  Exam Pattern

Mode of ExamOnline mode/ Computer Based Test (CBT)
CSEET 2020 papersThere are four papers in CS Executive Entrance Test
Duration120 Minutes
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions
Total marks170 marks
Marking SchemeEach paper contains objective type multiple choice questions having one or more marks each with four options with one correct answer.


Distribution of Question and Marks

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Business Communication3550
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning3550
Economic and Business Environment3550
Current Affairs1520


Pattern of CSEET 2020 Viva-voce:

The Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) of 15 Minutes for 30 Marks will be conducted simultaneously with or immediately after the MCQ based CBT through online mode using artificial intelligence (AI) or through recorded videos at the designated Test Centres.


CSEET 2020 Syllabus

The question paper of  the entrance exam will be based on the following subjects
Paper 1 – Business CommunicationTo test the knowledge of the candidates pertaining to essentials of English Grammar and critical aspects of Business Communication.
Paper 2 – Legal Aptitude and Logical ReasoningTo test basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning skills.
Paper 3 – Economic & Business EnvironmentTo test understanding on concepts of Micro & Macro Economics with a focus on Indianeconomic system.To test understanding on various crucial elements of the business environment.
Paper 4 – Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)To test the awareness of candidates with reference to current affairs of national andinternational importance.To test the listening and writing skills of the candidates.


Test Centres

The examination will be held at multiple test centres across the country to ensure that the CSEET is conducted on a single day for all the registered candidates.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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