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Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) announces CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) 2021 May Session

CSEET 2021 – The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) invites application for the Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) 2021 for direct admission of the candidates in the CS Executive Program.

The upcoming and the first CSEET May 2021 is to be held on May 08, 2021 and the registration for the same can be done on or before April 15, 2021.

Read further for more details on CSEET May 2021 such as eligibility criteria, the application process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

Also see : ICSI CSEET May 2021 admit card released

CSEET 2021 Important Dates

May 2021

Availability of Registration for CSEET May 2021 Session

16th December 2020 to 15th April 2021

Last Date of Registration for CSEET May 2021 Session

15th April 2021

Date of CSEET May 2021

08th May 2021

Last Date for Declaration of Results 

01st Week of June 2021

Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program

02nd Week of June 2021

January 2021

Availability of Registration for CSEET January 2021 Session

28th October 2020 to 15th December 2020

Last Date of Registration for CSEET January 2021 Session

15th December 2020

Date of CSEET January 2021

09th January 2021

Last Date for Declaration of Results 

04th Week of January 2021

Cut-off date of registration in CS Executive Program

March 2021

Eligibility Criteria for CSEET 2021

  • 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 Rs. 5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand Only) towards exemption fee at the time of Registration to CS Executive Program.

CSEET 2021 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply online through official website

The steps for registration for CSEET are as under:

Step 1

In order to Register for “CSEET”, type in any recommended browser, then click on “Online Services”

Step 2

Visit the website Click on the link

Step 3

Fill Basic Details

Step 4

Fill Qualification Details

Step 5

Pay Application Fee through online mode

Step 6

Upload Mandatory Documents

Step 7

Preview Application Click on “Confirm Application” button after previewing.

Step 8

Payment Mode Selection

Step 9

Transaction Id Generation. Note transaction Id for future reference.

CSEET 2021 Application 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 2021 Admit Card

  • The candidates have to download the admit card from the website
  • Admit cards will only be released for the candidates who have submitted the application form on or before the last date. Admit card contains the important details regarding the exams like examination time, venue and instruction which candidates must follow during the examination time.

CSEET 2021 – Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Online mode/ Computer Based Test (CBT)

CSEET 2021 papers

There are four papers in CS Executive Entrance Test


120 Minutes

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Questions

Total marks

170 marks

Marking Scheme

Each 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


No. of Questions      


Business Communication      



Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning



Economic and Business Environment



Current Affairs                       






Pattern of CSEET 2021 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 2021 Syllabus

The question paper of  the entrance exam will be based on the following subjects

Paper 1 – Business Communication

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

Paper 2 – Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

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

Paper 3 – Economic & Business Environment 

To test understanding on concepts of Micro & Macro Economics with a focus on Indian Economic 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 and international 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 2021 is conducted on a single day for all the registered candidates.


For more information & to Apply online, visit the university website


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