What is CSEET?

The ICSI CS executive entrance test is an entrance examination held by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for direct admissions of applicants aspiring for CS executive courses. Candidates who are 12th passed, graduates and postgraduates can apply for the ICSI CSEET on their official website. It is a test of four subjects of 50 marks each.

CSEET Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be passed/ must have appeared in Senior Secondary examination (10+2) or in any of the equivalent qualifying examinations.
  • Candidates have to clear ICSI CSEET in order to become eligible for registration of the CS Executive programme.
CSEET 2021 Cutoff Marks The CS Executive Entrance Test Cutoff marks are given below. Candidates need to score minimum marks to qualify for the CS Executive programme.
  1. A minimum of 40% has to be scored by the candidates for the CSEET CBT.
  1. The minimum CS Executive Entrance Test percentage to be scored is 50%.
  2. Aspirants have to score a total of 50% marks in aggregate (CBT + Viva Voice).


Examination Schedule:

ICSI conducts the online exam Four times in a year: January, June, May and November. For more details about online CPT exam please visit www.icsi.edu
CS Executive Entrance Test Documents Required Applicants who fail to generate the required documents will not be eligible to appear for CSEET. Candidates must have below mentioned documents during the CS Executive Entrance Test registration process.
DocumentSize of the Document
Photograph of the candidate20kb to 50kb
Signature of the candidate10kb to 20kb
DOB Certificate (10th pass certificate)Should be less than 2MB
Admit Card/Hall Ticket of 10+2 Examination (if appearing)Should be less than 2MB
Pass certificate/mark sheet of 10+2 ExaminationShould be less than 2MB
Category Certificate for candidates belonging to special categoryShould be less than 2MB
CSEET Registration fees:
Particulars Fee amount
General category Rs 1000/-
SC/ST Rs 500/-
Physically handicapped Rs 500/-
CS Executive Entrance Test Exam Pattern for CBT
Applicants can refer the below points to understand about the CSEET Exam Pattern for CBT:
  • A computer-based test will be held
  • The examination will be conducted via online mode.
  • The total number of marks for this test will be 170 marks.
  • The duration of the test will be 120 minutes.
  • There are a total of 4 subjects which have to be studied for the test.
  • Only Multiple choice questions(MCQs)/ Objective type questions will be asked.
The below table shows the distribution of marks with respect to the subjects:
Name of the Subject Total Number of Questions Number of 1 Mark Questions Number of 2 Marks Questions Total Marks
Business Communication 35 20 15 50
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning 35 20 15 50
Economic and Business Environment 35 20 15 50
Current Affairs 15 10 5 20
TOTAL 120 170
CS Executive Entrance Test Exam Pattern for Viva Voice
Applicants can refer the below points to understand about the CSEET Exam Pattern for Viva Voice:
  • This exam is based on communication and presentation skills and the marks will be assigned to the candidate based on this.
  • The total number of marks for CSEET Viva Voice will be 30 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 15 minutes.
  • This exam will be conducted through Artificial Intelligence(AI) or through videos which have already been recorded at the designated centers, simultaneously/immediately after the CSEET CBT.
  • Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voice):
  1. Listening Skills
  1. Communication Skills – Written
  2. Communication Skills- Oral