A major change was introduced in the curriculum of ICSI CS Programme by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). The ICSI has introduced CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) for admission into CS Executive replacing the earlier CS Foundation programme. Now, CSEET will be a mandatory qualifying Exam for registration to Executive Programme. Students who are willing to pursue the CS course will first have to crack the CSEET exam and then only they can register into the CS Executive Programme. The main objective of such a change is to ensure students have the requisite level of aptitude and skills to become successful CS professionals.
Candidates, who have completed 12th standard or equivalent, will be eligible.
Graduate or postgraduate candidates who were other-wise eligible to seek registration directly to the Executive programme will also have to qualify the CSEET to become eligible for registration to the Programme.
The following students will be exempt for appearing for CSEET:
CS Foundation Programme passed students.
ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) Final Course passed students with exemption fee of Rs. 5000/-
ICMAI (The Institute of Cost Accountants of India) Final Course passed students with exemption fee of Rs. 5000/-
CSEET Exam Pattern
The CSEET test will be an online Computer-based Test which comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), audio clips, video clips, and descriptive questions.
(i) Computer Based Test of 120 Minutes consists of 4 parts viz.
No. of Questions
Paper – 1
Paper – 2
Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
Paper – 3
Economic and Business Environment
Paper – 4
(ii) Viva Voce of 15 Minutes on “Presentation and Communication Skills” that carry 30 marks via Online mode.
NOTE: There is NO Negative Marking. Candidates need to secure an aggregate of 50% and 40% in each subject to qualify CSEET Test.