CSEET Exam Dates, Schedule, Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme

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ICSI has released the exam date and schedule for the CSEET exam which will be mentioned below for your reference. 

Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is the entry-level examination in your company secretary course before you can enroll in CS executive program and begin your journey to become a successful Company Secretary in India. Only after clearing the CSEET exam can a student enroll in CS Executive and CS Professional courses.

CSEET exams are conducted by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) four times a year, in the months of January, May, July, and December. ICSI has released the CSEET exam dates for May term, 2022, and July term, 2022. CSEET exam for the May term will be held on May 7th, 2022 whereas for the July term, the exam will be held on July 9, 2022.

Registration for the CSEET July term is open and will be closed by June 15th, 2022. Candidates can go to the official website of ICSI and register. Registration for the May term has been closed on April 15, 2022.

Read on to know the exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme. We will also provide you with some exam tips and key points to remember to get you exam-ready! 

CSEET: Eligibility Criteria

Who can enroll in the CSEET course and sit for its examination?

Before you go on ahead and get all the other relevant information, make sure you are eligible for it.

Here are the Eligibility Criteria for CSEET
  • Candidate must be 17 years old or above
  • Candidate must have passed class 12th in any discipline except fine arts from a recognized board or university
  • Graduates and Post Graduates can also apply

CSEET: Process of Registration

A student wanting to sit for the CSEET exam has to register by filling out an application form, providing the requested documents, and paying the registration fee.

To register for CS Professional:

Fee for Registration

The registration fee for the CSEET exam is Rs.1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) per appearance.

CSEET Exam Dates

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) released exam dates for the May and July term session. Exam dates for the December term will be notified later.

 Before creating a study plan, check out the exam dates so you can better prepare. 

Particulars January 2022 May 2022 July 2022 November 2022
Commencement of registration October 16th, 2021 December 16, 2021, April 16, 2022, June 16, 2022,
Last date of registration December 15, 2021, April 15, 2022, June 15, 2022, October 15, 2022
Release of Admit card December 29, 2021, April 25, 2022, To be notified To be notified
CSEET Exam Date January 8, 2022, and retest on January 10 May 7, 2022, July 9, 2022 second/third week of November
Result declaration January 19, 2022, By the fourth week of May By the fourth week of July By the fourth week of November

Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Marking Scheme

CSEET exam consists of 4 papers that are given below. You can also see the marking scheme for all papers as mentioned in bold below.

Each of these papers will contain 35MCQ questions which makes a total of 120 questions in your CSEET exam. 

Exam Pattern

CS Professional Exam Pattern

Mode of exam    Remote protocol mode
No of modules No module
No of papers 4 papers
Duration of exam 120 minutes
Total marks 50 marks on each paper
200 marks in total
Type of question MCQ
No of questions 120 questions (35 in each)
Marking scheme No negative marking
Language Hindi or English
Passing criteria 40% in all papers and 50% in total


CSEET Mock Test

ICSI holds a mock test paper a few days before the CSEET examination. It is a mandatory requirement for every student to appear for the same. The duration of the test is one hour and is conducted in online mode. Students are advised to join 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam. The specific details such as timings, user id, password, and platform are communicated by email/SMS to each candidate. 

Key Points to remember for your exam

  • CSEET exam registration is open throughout the year but students should keep in mind the registration cut-off dates to correctly register for their respective terms i.e., January, May, July, and December
  • ICSI releases reading material as well as study material for their students. Don’t forget to download them from their official website for your help
  • Make sure to be updated on your mock test date and timings since it is a mandatory requirement
  • CSEET Admit Card is released a few days before the exam. Every student must download it and bring it to the examination hall. Without the admit card, you will not be allowed to give the exam. 
  • Admit card can only be downloaded from the website. No physical copy is sent.
  • The result will be declared a few weeks after the exam through online mode on the official website of ICSI. 
  • Always keep yourself updated with CSEET exam dates and important announcements so you don’t miss anything

Study tips to Ace your Exams

You can refer to our study tips to know how to plan and structure your studies, strategize your preparation and become a top scorer in your exam. 

  • Before you plan things out, know what works best for you. Depending on your own personality, you should decide how you will be more productive; while studying early morning or late at night? while taking online or offline coaching classes? with a strict schedule or a relaxed one?. write down the answers and plan accordingly. 
  • Give yourself sufficient time for preparation. Don’t start at the last minute. Start early and slowly make quality progress
  • Enroll in an affordable coaching institute as they will become a guide to you and provide you with all the necessary information, updates, announcement, study material, etc. on top of teaching you the syllabus thoroughly.
  • Keep practicing mock test papers as well as solving previous year’s papers regularly. Sharpen your question-solving skills
  • Don’t buy or download too much study material. Focus on getting the right quality material from your institute and practice on that. Quality is always more important than quantity.
  • One of the most important and most ignored tips, don’t make studying your life! Go outside, play sports, meditate, meet friends or do anything else that you love. If your mind isn’t happy and in peace, your preparation will be affected. 
  • Eat healthy food daily and keep physically active

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