Motto : “Satyam Vada , Dharmam Chara”

(Speak the Truth, Lead Righteous Life)

Company Secretary (CS) is the highest position in a private or public company as the company’s legal activities are handled
by the company secretary. A Company Secretary’s job is to keep track of the firm’s records, provide guidance, file tax
returns, and assess the legal issues of the business. The typical role of the Company Secretary is to provide support to the board of directors and administrative employees. However, the company’s strategy has altered, and the CS’s function has been enlarged.

The ICSI has introduced CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) for admission into CS Executive replacing the earlier CS Foundation program. Now, CSEET will be a mandatory qualifying exam for registration to the Executive programme. The ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) conducts the CS Executive Entrance test. CSEET is conducted 4 times a year.

The Council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in exercise of the powers vested under clause (a) of subsection (2) of Section 15 of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 approved the New Syllabus (ICSI Syllabus 2022) for the CSEET, Executive and Professional Programmes of the Company Secretaryship Course.

ICSI new syllabus 2022 was released at the inaugural session of 50th National convention of Company Secretaries held on
Thursday, September 01, 2022 at Kolkata. The registration under the new syllabus will start from June 16, 2023 (for CSEET) , from February 01, 2023 (for Executive Programme) and from August01, 2023 (for Professional Programme). The last attempt for appearing under ICSI Syllabus 2017 for Executive Programme will be in June, 2024 and for Professional Programme will be in December, 2024.

The New Syllabus shall comprise of an Online Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) consisting of Four (4) parts, Seven (7) Papers at Executive Programme and Seven (7) Papers at Professional Programme including Two Papers as elective papers


The Syllabus of Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) comprises of the following four parts:

1Part 1 : Business communication (50marks)
2Part 2 : legal aptitude, logical reasoning & quantitative aptitude (70 marks)
3Part 3 : Economic & Business Environment (50marks)
4Part 4 : Current Affairs (30 marks)

Manner of Examination: Multiple Choice Question
Mode Of Examination: Remoted proctored mode or any other
mode as may be decided by the council from time to time.

Eligibility: 12th passing or appearing
10th pass for provisional registration
Duration: Two hours
Marks: 200 marks

Executive Programme :

Paper No.Group 1Paper no.Group 2
interpretation & general
laws (100 marks)
5.Capital Market & securities laws
Part I – Capital Market (40 marks )
Part II – Securities Laws (60 marks )
2Company law & Practice
Part I – Principles and concepts (60 marks)
Part II – Company administration & meetings (40 marks)
6.Economic, commercial & Intellectual property
Part I – 60 marks
Part II – 40 marks
3Setting up of business, industrial & labour laws
Part I – setting up of business (60 marks)
Part II – Industrial & labour laws ( 40 marks )
7.Tax Laws & Practice
Part I – Direct Tax (60 marks)
Part II – Indirect Tax (40 marks)
4Corporate Accounting and Financial
Part I – Corporate Accounting (60 marks)
Part II – Financial Management (40 marks )

*ICSI Syllabus 2022 aims to inculcate principles, laws and interpretation at the Executive Level, in this regard, the grouping of Papers under Group 1 of the Executive Programme has been done keeping in view the critical aspects of ‘Ease of Learning’; ‘Balancing of Theoretical / Legal and Practical Papers’ and ‘Strengthening of fundamental concepts having relevance in the Papers covered under subsequent Group 2. In light of these facts, the students are advised to give the priority to Group 1 while appearing in Executive Programme Examination.

Mode of Examination: Combination of both 20% case based objective type
questions and 80% descriptive questions at all papers at Executive Programme
except Paper No. 4 i.e. Corporate Accounting and Financial Management which
is 100% descriptive.
Duration: 3 Hours (each paper)
Marks : 100 Marks (each paper)

Professional Programme:

Page No.Group 1Page No.Group 2
1Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) – Principles & Practice
Part I – Governance & sustainability (65 marks)
Part II – Risk management (20 marks )
Part III – Environment & sustainability reporting (15 marks )
5Strategic Management & Corporate Finance
Part I – Strategic Management (40 marks)
Part II – Corporate Finance (60 marks)
2Drafting, pleadings & Appearances
Part I – Drafting & Conveyancing (70 marks)
Part II – Pleadings & Appearances (30 marks)
6Corporate restructuring, valuation & insolvency
Part I – Corporate restructuring (40 marks)
Part II – Valuation (20 marks )
Part III – Insolvency, liquidation & winding up
(40 marks)
3Compliance management, audit & due diligence
Part I – Compliance Management (40 marks)
Part II – Audit & due diligence (60 marks)
7Elective 2
(select one paper out of 5 elective papers)
4Elective 1 (Select one paper out of 4 Elective papers)

Mode of Examination : Descriptive
For Elective Papers : Descriptive & Open Book
Duration: 3 Hours (each paper)
Marks: 100 Marks (each paper)

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