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CSEET Exam 2022 : Important Chapters and Topics

CSEET Exam 2022 : Important Chapters and Topics

In this article, CS students can discover the important chapters and topics, study material, exam pattern regarding CSEET Exam according to latest updates by ICSI [the Institute of Company Secretaries of India]


Syllabus and CSEET Exam Pattern for the CSEET

The study material cseet has been posted on the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) website – icsi.edu, for CSEET students. The testing authority offers online classes to prepare students for the CSEET 2022 exam. 

As a result, before sitting for the CS Foundation Exam, students should review the CSEET entrance Exam Syllabus and CSEET Exam Pattern to get familiar with the CSEET subjects and important topics covered in the exam to plan their preparation correctly.


Introduction of CSEET

This exam is administered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is considered to be a qualifying admission test for enrollment into the CS Executive Program.

This CSEET Exam is performed four times a year, generally in January, May, July, and November. It is a standardized entrance exams conducted at the national level.

This entrance test will be conducted in English, and the goal of achieving it is to train and certify applicants who want to pursue a career as Company Secretaries.


Qualification requirements: CSEET Exam

Before going for your CSEET registration, candidates should ensure that they meet the qualifying requirements. If an applicant wants to be considered for membership, they must fulfill the minimal qualifying requirements established by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

  • A candidate who has passed or is due to sit for the Senior Secondary (10+2) Examination or an equivalent examination is qualified to enroll in the CSEET.
  • Candidates who have Graduates/ Post Graduates are eligible for registration CSEET exams.
  • Students who have already passedICAI/ICMAI, are exempted from CSEET exams.
  • Only resident of India, are eligible for pursuing CSEET and candidates should least be more than 17 years old.


Syllabus and CSEET Exam Pattern for the June 2022

There are four papers for the CSEET 2022 test in total:

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

Each paper in the CSEET Syllabus is separated into portions based on the units covered in each examination section. Candidates should thoroughly review the modules and analyze the syllabus before proceeding.

Although the first three papers in the CSEET Syllabus and CSEET Exam Pattern will have 35 questions each,

And the fourth paper on current affairs will have 15 questions, according to the syllabus and exam pattern.

Candidates must get at least 50 percent in aggregate and 40 percent in each paper out of a possible total of 200 points to be considered successful.


Business Communication (Paper 1): CSEET Syllabus

The CSEET Syllabus 2022, Paper 1, is split into four units, which are as follows:

The first unit of the exam, titled Essentials of Good English, is aimed to evaluate the candidate's mastery of English grammar and vocabulary, while the remaining three units will evaluate his or her comprehension of different fields of business communication.


Business Communication (Paper 1): CSEET Syllabus & CSEET Exam Pattern

Objective: To assess the applicants' understanding of the fundamentals of English Grammar as well as critical components of Business Communication.

S. No.


Sub Topic


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 meanings
  • 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



  • 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 


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 


Common Business Terminologies

  • Terms defined under various Laws, Rules and
  • Regulations including Financial and Non-Financial
  • terms and expressions.


Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (Paper 2): CSEET Syllabus

Paper 2 of the CSEET Syllabus 2022 is intended to assess the candidates' fundamental comprehension of the law, legal aptitude, and logical reasoning abilities, along with other things. The paper is divided into two parts: the first part consists of five units that evaluate the candidates' knowledge of the Indian Constitution, company laws, and legislation; and the second part consists of five units that evaluate the candidates' knowledge of the Indian Constitution, company laws, and legislation.


Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (Paper 2): CSEET Syllabus & CSEET Exam Pattern

Objective: The second section of the paper (which will composed of 3 parts) will evaluate your basic understanding of verbally, nonverbally and logical through reasoning.

S. No.


Sub Topic

Part A - Legal Aptitude (25 Marks)


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


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 


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 


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 & Shareholders Meetings
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Ethical Dilemma 


Legal Reasoning

  • Legal Fundamentals and Terms
  • Legal Problems – Reading and understanding a case
  • Legal Terminology and Maxims
  • Legal Reasoning- (a) Reasoning by Analogy (b) 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 


Economic & Business Environment (Paper 3): CSEET Syllabus

This paper within the CSEET Syllabus 2022 is designed to test the experience of micro & macro-economic concepts concerning the Indian economic system (Part A). The second part of the paper will test the knowledge of various crucial components of a business environment-


Economic & Business Environment (Paper 3): CSEET Syllabus & CSEET Exam Pattern

Objective: With a specific focus on the Indian economic system, it is essential to analyze the understanding of micro and Macro Economics concepts. To check the mastery of various crucial components of the business environment.

S. No.


Sub Topic

Part A - Economics(25 Marks)


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


National Income
Accounting and Related Concepts

  • Meaning and methods to compute National Income
  • Key variables of National Income (GNP, GDP, NNP,NDP etc.) 


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 


Indian Financial

  • 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. 


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 Payment
  • Favorable and Unfavorable Balance of Trade
  • Foreign Investments in India- Types and Flows 

Part A - Business Environment (25 Marks)



  • Government initiatives to foster entrepreneurship
  • Need for entrepreneurship in India
  • Bottlenecks in entrepreneurial growth


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 


Key Government

  • Basic awareness about various institutions and
  • regulatory bodies in India such as NITI Aayog, MCA,


Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (Paper 4): CSEET Syllabus

The purpose of the first portion of this examination is to evaluate whether or not the candidates are aware of or have appropriate knowledge of current affairs of national and universal relevance. The participants' listening and writing abilities will be evaluated during the viva-voce portion of the examination.

Also Read: Latest Syllabus For CS Executive As Per ICSI

Current Affairs, Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (Paper 4): CSEET Syllabus & CSEET Exam Pattern

Objective: To evaluate the participants' knowledge of current occurrences of national and international relevance by asking them questions regarding it. It must have been necessary to evaluate the candidates' listening and writing abilities.

S. No.


Sub Topic

Part A - Current Affairs (20 Marks)


Current Affairs

  • Current affairs of 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 & Communication Skills (Viva Voce) (30 Marks)


Listening Skills

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


Written Communication

  • Writing on a given topic
  • Correcting a given paragraph
  • Short Note writing
  • Essay writing
  • Precise writing 


Oral Communication Skills

  • Candidates are expected to:– Answer a question
  • –Speak on a given topic
  • – Explain the given term


 Conclusion: ICSI CSEET Exam 2022

We hope you will find this article about comprehensive overview of the CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern for 2022 useful for your CS exams preparation.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them in the comment box below.


Frequently asked question’s Related to CSEET Syllabus and CSEET Exam Pattern


Q: Can graduates and postgraduates bypass the CSEET and enroll straight in the Executive Program?

A: No, Graduates / Post Graduates are not eligible to bypass CSEET and enroll directly in the Executive Program.


Q: How much is the fee for registration to CSEET?

A: Rs.1000/- per session will be fee for registration to CSEET.


Q: Is CSEET paper online or offline?

A: The CSEET exams are online Computer-based Test.


Q: What is qualifying criteria for CSEET?

A: As we have discussed in this article as well, an aggregate of 50% and a mini 40% marks in each subject needed to qualifying for a candidate to pursue for CSEET Exam.


Q: What is the time duration for the CSEET exam?

A: Total 135 minutes will be given for your CSEET exams in which 120 Minutes are for MCQ test & rest 15 minutes for your Viva-Voice.


Q: In CSEET exams, is there any negative markings also?

A: As, per ICSI, there are no negative marking in your CSEET


Q: Will new Foundation Program admissions be suspended with the implementation of new regulations/the CS Executive Entrance Test?

A: Yes. After the effective implementation of new rules, new admissions to the Foundation Program will be halted, and the CSEET will be introduced as a qualifying exam for registration in the Executive Program.


Q: Cseet exams 2022 important topics ?

A: You can read the above article: CSEET exam important topics and syllabus for whole information.


Q: How is CSEET exam pattern?

A: read the above article as we have mentioned all details step by step.


Q: Do you provide CSEET mock test?

A: Yes, revision cube provides you the fresh set of question paper which will help you.


Q: Do you provide CSEET class?

A: No. Revisioncube is online test plateform which you can use for your cseet preparation, however you will find some cseet classes in our youtubechannle for free.


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