CSEET Syllabus 2020: CSEET Subjects With All Topics List

CSEET Syllabus 2020: Syllabus for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET). Introduction of Syllabus for CSEET. List of Subjects under CSEET.

Raju Choudhary

CSEET Syllabus

CSEET Syllabus 2020: Syllabus for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET). Introduction of Syllabus for CSEET. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) holds CSEET for direct admission of the students in the CS Executive Programme. The Syllabus of CSEET shall comprise of four papers and the nomenclature of the papers is as under:

CSEET Syllabus 2020

The students have to study the below given subjects for CSEET 2020:

  • (i) Paper 1 : Business Communication (50 marks)
  • (ii) Paper 2 : Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (50 marks)
  • (iii) Paper 3 : Economic and Business Environment (50 marks)
  • (iv) Paper 4 : Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (50 marks)

The CSEET will consist of an On-line Computer Based Examination and Online Viva Voce. CSEET Syllabus by ICSI is as under

Paper: 1 Business Communication

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


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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
  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, Proof reading, Feedback
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Email
  2. 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)

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 and 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)

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

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

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 2020:

Objective:To test understanding on concepts of Micro and 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, Presentation and Communication Skills)

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

Part A – Current Affairs (20 Marks)

  1. Current Affairsof 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 and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (30 Marks)

Listening Skills

  • Questions based on audio clips – Monologue – Dialogue
  • Grammar Test
  • Vocabulary Test

Written Communication Skills

  • Writing on a given topic
  • Correcting a given paragraph
  • Short Note writing
  • Essay writing
  • Precis writing
  1. Oral Communication Skills
    • Candidates are expected to:
      – Answer a question
      – Speak on a given topic
      – Explain the given term

The above CSEET syllabus is applicable for CS Executive Entrance Test to be held in May 2020.


Raju Choudhary

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