CS Executive 2022: Syllabus, Application Form, Exam Date

Company SecretaryCS Executive is the 2nd stage to clear in order to become a CS i.e. Company Secretary. Every candidate needs to clear the CS executive entrance test in order to get admission to this stage. However, there are some candidates such as those who have cleared the CS Foundation program are exempted from the entrance test. Those interested candidates who want to apply need to fill and submit the application form before the last date. In this post, we are going to provide complete details regarding CS Executive 2022 in an accurate manner.

CS Executive Important Dates 2022

The tentative dates related to the CS Executive 2022 are given below.

Main Events Tentative Dates (June)Tentative Dates (December)
Last date for CS executive registration 2022Last week of January 2022Last week of May 2022
Availability of CS Executive exam form 20221st week of March 2022
Last date of application form submission without late feesLast week of March 2022Last week of September 2022
Last date of application form submission with late fees2nd week of April 20222nd week of October 2022
Final date to paper for paper – wise exemption based on qualification2nd week of April 20222nd week of October 2022
Re-opening of the online window for filling exam form3rd week of May 20224th week of May 2022
Availability of CS Executive admit cardsLast week of May 2022First week of December 2022
CS Executive 2022 Examination Date2nd week of August 2022 to 3rd week of August 20223rd week of December 2022
Declaration of the resultLast week of August 2022February 2023

CS Executive 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to take part in the CS Executive 2022 entrance test are given below.

Age Limit

  • There is no upper age limit for CS Executive. However, the age of a candidate should be less than 17 years on the date of application.

Academic Qualification

  • Aspirants must have passed class 10th or equivalent examination for provisional registration.
  • To be eligible for CSEET, candidates must clear the Class 12 or equivalent examination.
  • Graduate or post graduate candidates who are eligible to seek direct registration for CS Executive must clear the CSEET entrance test.

The following candidates are exempted from CS Executive Entrance Test

Category of candidatesExemption Fee
Candidates who have passed CS Foundation programmeNil
Candidates who have passed CA final exam by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)Rs. 5000/-
Aspirants who have cleared the CMA final exam by The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI)Rs. 5000/-

CS Executive 2022 Application Form 

The registration for CS Executive 2022 entrance test will take place in online mode only. Those eligible candidates looking to apply may fill and submit the application form by following the steps listed below.

  • To begin the registration process, aspirants have to register by visiting the official website.
  • Click on the “CSEET” registration button.
  • After that, you should click on the “Proceed to CSEET Registration” option.
  • Next, you will have to provide the basic information including Qualification, Title (Mr./ Ms./ Mrs.), Name, Gender, Category, Date of birth, Nationality, Mobile Number, etc.
  • In the next step, you are required to enter your Address (Address, Country, State/ Province, District, City, Postal Code).
  • Now, a unique request ID will be generated. You should keep this ID safe for future requirements.
  • After that, the fee details will appear on your screen. You should click on the “Next” button.
  • Then, you will have to upload scanned images of the following documents.
  • Mandatory documents to be uploaded by the applicants are as follows.
    • Photograph of the candidate (size 20kb to 50kb)
    • Signature of the candidate (size 10kb to 20kb)
    • DOB Certificate (10th pass certificate)
    • Admit Card/ Hall Ticket for 10+2 Examinations (if appearing) or 10+2 Pass Certificate/ Mark Sheet
    • Category Certificate (for availing Fee Concession)
    • Identity proof (Aadhar card/passport/voter ID /pan card/driving license/ration card)
  • Please note that you must upload the files in any one of the following formats – jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp, pdf.
  • The maximum permissible size of the file is 2 MB.
  • Check the preview of the application form and pay the application fee if all details entered in the form are correct.
  • Finally, take a printout of the application form submitted and transaction ID for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fees for CS Executive Entrance Test 2022 are different for candidates from various categories as shown in the following table.

Categories Amount of FeesConcession
General categoriesRs. 1000/-Not applicable
SC/ ST candidatesRs. 500/-50% of the total fees
Wards & Widows of Martyrs/ Defense Service Personnel with Permanent DisabilityNil100% of the total fees
Physically handicappedRs. 500/-50% of the total fees
ICSI Staff or their wards or Spouse of ICSI StaffRs. 250/-75% of the total fees
Serving / Retired personnel of Defense services & paramilitary forcesRs. 500/-50% of the total fees
Students from the North Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Himachal PradeshRs. 500/-50% of the total fees
ICLS Officers or Officers & Staff of MCA and affiliated offices such as (NCLT, SFIO and CCI)Nil100% of the total fees
Students from Union Territories -Jammu, Kashmir and LadakhNil50% of the total fees
ICSI Staff or their wards or Spouse of ICSI StaffRs. 250/-75% of the total fees

CS Executive 2022 Admit Card

  • The admit card of CSEET will be uploaded online through the official portal.
  • Candidates will be able to download the same by entering their basic registration details.
  • An admit card is an extremely important document that contains important information like date, time, and examination venue.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without an admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy with the admit card, a candidate can contact ICSI at 0120- 3314111, 0120-6204999.

ICSI CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) Pattern 2022

The examination pattern for ICSI CS Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is explained below.

  • Mode of examination – Online (Computer Based Test)
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions – 120
  • Maximum Marks – 170
  • Duration of examination – 2 hours
  • Negative Marking – Not applicable

Allocation of marks/ number of questions

SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
Business Communication3550 Marks

(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)

(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)

Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning3550 Marks

(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)

(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)

Economic and Business Environment3550 Marks

(15 MCQs x 2 Marks each)

(20 MCQs x 1 Mark each)

Current Affairs1520 Marks

(5 MCQs x 2 Marks each)

(10 MCQs x 1 Mark each)

Total120 MCQ170 Marks
Presentation and Communication Skills (Viva Voce)Variable Number of Questions30 Marks (Duration of Viva Voce will be 15 minutes)

ICSI CSEET Syllabus 2022

The subject-wise general syllabus for CS Executive Entrance Examination is given below.

  • Business Communication – Essentials of Good English (English Grammar and its usage, Enriching Vocabulary, Common errors in English, Proverbs, Idioms and phrases, One word substitution, etc.), Communication, Business Correspondence (Business Letters, Business Reports, Positive Messages, Concept of Web, Email, Essential Elements of Email), Common Business Terminologies, etc.
  • Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning – Legal Aptitude (Indian Constitution, Elements of General Laws (Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts), Elements of Company Secretaries Legislation, Legal Reasoning), Logical Reasoning (Logical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning)
  • Economic & Business Environment – Basics of Demand and Supply and Forms of Market Competition, National Income Accounting and Related Concepts, Indian Union Budget, Indian Financial Markets, Indian Economy, Entrepreneurship Scenario, Business Environment, Key Government Institutions, etc.
  • Current Affair – 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 stock markets, Current affairs related to CS Institute/Profession and regulatory bodies, Recent important judgments passed by Supreme Court and High Courts of India, Tribunals, Latest developments in science and technology, IT, Computers and Space science, Committees and appointments, Art and culture, Awards and honours, Books and their authors, etc.

ICSI CSEET 2022 Result

  • The result of CS Executive 2022 will be made available on the official website of ICSI.
  • To check the result, aspirants have to provide their roll numbers and other details on the official website.
  • Authorities will calculate the final score by adding the marks secured by candidates in both the Tests (CBT and Viva-Voce) out of a total of 200 marks.
  • Only those candidates who will be declared passed who will score at least 40% marks in each paper and 50% marks in the aggregate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: Is the entrance exam going to take place online or through offline mode?

Answer: The entrance examination will take place in online mode only.

Question – 2: Can you tell me the fee structure of CS Executive 2022?

Answer: The official fee structure of CS Executive is not yet released. However, you may check the expected fee structure based on previous year’s data.

ParticularsCSEET PassedCS Foundation PassedICAI Final PassedICMAI Final Passed
Registration FeeRs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-Rs. 2000/-
Education FeeRs. 6500/-Rs. 6500/-Rs. 6500/-Rs. 6500/-
CSEET Exemption FeeNilNilRs. 5000/-Rs. 5000/-
Pre-Exam Test FeeRs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-Rs. 1000/-
One Day Orientation Prog. FeeRs. 600/-Rs. 600/-Rs. 600/-Rs. 600/-
Chartered Secretary Journal Subscription (Optional) for one yearRs. 500/-Rs. 500/-Rs. 500/-Rs. 500/-
TotalRs. 10600/-Rs. 10600/-Rs. 15600/-Rs. 15600/-

Question – 3: I have cleared the CA final exam by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Do I have to take CS Executive 2022 entrance test? 

Answer: No, there is no need for your to take CSEET. However, you will have to pay Rs. 5000/- as exemption fees.

Question – 4: Will there be any negative marking the entrance test?

Answer: No, there will not be any negative marking in the entrance exam.


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