CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021 | Latest Foundation Syllabus PDF

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) has updated the CSEET syllabus on its website – icsi.edu. The exam body is conducting online classes to cover CSEET 2021 syllabus from April 2021. The classes will be conducted over a duration of 20 days. Thus, before appearing for CS Foundation Exam, students must check the CSEET Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern to know the CSEET subjects and important topics that will be covered in the exam so as to prepare accordingly. 

Here you will get the complete guide on CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021.

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

There are four papers in total for CSEET 2021 examination. Each paper in CSEET Syllabus is divided into parts according to units covered within them. Candidates should go through the units carefully and make an assessment of the syllabus.

However, the first three papers in CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern shall be having 35 questions, and the fourth paper of current affairs with 15 questions. Out of the total 200 marks, candidates should score at least 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each paper to be declared as a pass.

Read on to find paper-wise CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern!

CSEET Syllabus | Paper 1 (Business Communication)

Paper 1 of the CSEET Syllabus 2021 is divided into 4 units. Unit 1, i.e., Essentials of Good English of the paper is designed to test the knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary of the candidate and the other three units will test his/her understanding of various aspects of communication in business-

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 1 (Business Communication)

Unit 1

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 meaning, one-word substitution, words frequently misspelled, 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

Unit 2


  • 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

Unit 3

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, Proofreading, Feedback
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Email

Unit 4

Common Business Terminologies

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

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

Paper 2 of the CSEET Syllabus 2021 is designed to test the basic understanding of Laws, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning skills of the candidates. The paper is divided into two parts- first part consists of five units to test the candidates’ knowledge of the Indian Constitution, company laws, and legislation.

The second part of the paper (3 units) will test logical, verbal, and non-verbal reasoning knowledge-

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 2, Part A (25 Marks)

Unit 1

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

Unit 2

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

Unit 3

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

Unit 4

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

Unit 5

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

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CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Part B – Logical Reasoning (25 Marks)

Unit 1

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

Unit 2

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

Unit 3

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Completion of Incomplete Pattern
  • Figure Matrix
  • Grouping of Identical Figures
  • Mirror Image
  • Rule Detection
  • Numeric and Alphabet Series

CSEET Syllabus | Paper 3 (Economic and Business Environment)

This paper within the CSEET Syllabus 2021 is designed to test understanding of micro & macro-economic concepts in relation to the Indian economic system (Part A). The second part of the paper will test the understanding of various crucial elements of a business environment-

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 3, Part A (25 Marks)

Unit 1

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

Unit 2

National Income Accounting and Related Concepts

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

Unit 3

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

Unit 4

Indian Financial Markets

  • Overview of Indian Financial Ecosystem
  • Key facets of Indian financial system 9
  • 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.

Unit 5

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 the services sector in India
  • Balance of Payments
  • Favorable and Unfavorable Balance of Trade
  • Foreign Investments in India- Types and Flows

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 3, Part B (25 Marks)

Unit 1

Entrepreneurship Scenario

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

Unit 2

Business Environment

  • Overview of Business Environment
  • Features and factors influencing the business environment
  • Types of the 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

Unit 3

Key Government Institutions

  • Basic awareness about various institutions and regulatory bodies in India such as NITI Aayog, MCA, SEBI, RBI, IBBI, CCI, NCLT/NCLAT, etc.

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

The first part of this paper is designed to check the awareness and knowledge of the candidates about current affairs of national and international importance. The viva-voce part of the paper will test the listening and writing skills of the candidates.

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 4 Part A (20 Marks)

Unit 1

Current Affairs

Current affairs of national and international importance-

  • 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 the environment, biodiversity, 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 honors
  • Sports
  • Current political scenario
  • Initiatives/ schemes of the government
  • Language and national symbols 11
  • Governance and ethics
  • International diplomacy

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Paper 4, Part B (30 Marks)

Unit 1

Listening Skills

  • Audio clips based questions



  • Grammar Test
  • Vocabulary Test

Unit 2

Written Communication Skills

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

Unit 3

Oral Communication Skills

  • Candidates are expected to

-Answer a given question

-Speak on a given topic

-Explain the given term

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | ICSI CS Foundation Syllabus 2021

Along with CSEET 2021 Syllabus, scroll down to check the detailed CS Foundation Syllabus:



  1. Business Environment
    Introduction and Features; Concepts of Vision & Mission Statements; Types of Environment-Internal to the Enterprise(Value System, Management Structure and Nature, Human Resource, Company Image, and Brand Value, Physical Assets, Facilities, Research & Development, Intangibles, Competitive Advantage), External to the Enterprise (MicroSuppliers, Customers, Market Intermediaries; Macro- Demography, Natural, Legal & Political, Technological, Economy, Competition, Sociocultural and International); Business Environment with reference to Global Integration; Comparative Analysis of Business Environment: India and Other Countries
  2. Forms of Business Organization
    Concept and Features in relation to following business models solve Proprietorship; Partnership; Company; Statutory Bodies and Corporations; HUF and Family Business; Cooperatives, Societies, and Trusts; Limited Liability Partnership; OPCs; Other Forms of Organizations.
  3. Scales of Business
    Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Large Scale Enterprises and Public Enterprises; MNCs
  4. Emerging Trends in Business
    Concepts, Advantages, and Limitations-Franchising, Aggregators, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) & Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO); E-Commerce, Digital Economy
  5. Business Functions
    Strategic- Planning, Budgetary Control, R&D, Location of a Business, Factors affecting Location, Decision Making and Government Policy; Supply Chain-Objectives, Importance,

Limitations, Steps, Various Production Processes; Finance Nature, Scope, Significance of Financial Management, Financial Planning (Management Decisions – Sources of Funds,
Investment of Funds, Distribution of Profits); Marketing Concept, Difference between Marketing and Selling, Marketing Mix, Functions of Marketing; Human Resources- Nature,
Objectives, Significance; Services- Legal, Secretarial, Accounting, Administration, Information and Communication Technology; Social Functions.


  1. Introduction to Law
    Meaning of Law and its Significance; Relevance of Law to Modern Civilized Society; Sources of Law; Legal Terminology and Maxims; Understanding Citation of Cases
  2. Elements of Company Law
    Meaning and Nature of Company; Promotion and Incorporation of a Company; Familiarization with the Concept of Board of Directors, Shareholders and Company Meetings; Company Secretary; E-Governance
  3.  Elements of Law relating to Partnership and LLP
    Nature of Partnership and Similar Organizations- Co-Ownership, HUF; Partnership Deed; Rights and Liabilities of Partners- New Admitted, Retiring and Deceased Partners; Implied Authority of Partners and its Scope; Registration of Firms; Dissolution of Firms and of the Partnership; Limited Liability Partnership Act.
  4. Elements of Law relating to Contract
    Meaning of Contract; Essentials of a Valid Contract; Nature and Performance of Contract; Termination and Discharge of Contract; Indemnity and Guarantee; Bailment and Pledge; Law of Agency
  5. Elements of Law relating to Sale of Goods
    Essentials of a Contract of Sale; Sale Distinguished from Agreement to Sell, Bailment, Contract for Work and Labour and Hire-Purchase; Conditions and Warranties; Transfer of Title by Non-Owners; Doctrine of Caveat Emptor; Performance of the Contract of Sale; Rights of Unpaid Seller.
  6.  Elements of Law relating to Negotiable Instruments
    Definition of a Negotiable Instrument; Instruments Negotiable by Law and by Custom; Types of Negotiable Instruments; Parties to a Negotiable Instrument- Duties, Rights, Liabilities and Discharge; Material Alteration; Crossing of Cheques; Payment and Collection of Cheques and Demand Drafts; Presumption of Law as to Negotiable Instruments.
  7. Elements of Information Technology Act
    Cyberspace; Cyber laws; Scope of Cyber Laws; Classification of Cyber Crime; Information Technology Act 2000; Regulation of Certifying Authorities; Adjudication.
  8. Role of CS- Duties and Responsibilities, Areas of Practice
    Introduction; Role of Company Secretary under Companies Act, 2013- Role of Company Secretary in Employment, Role of Company Secretary in PracticeRecognition to Company
    Secretary in Practice under Various Laws.

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1. Nature of Management and its Process
Meaning, Objectives, Importance; Nature of Management- Science, Art, Profession; Evolution of Management; Management Functions Planning, Organising, Personnel Management, Directing and Control; Principles of Management- Fayol and Taylor Principles; Managerial Skills; Task and Responsibilities of Professional Manager

2. Planning
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Planning process; Types of Plans- Objectives, Strategy, Policy, Procedures, Method, Rule, Budget; Plan vs Programme- Policies and Procedures; Decision making

3. Organizing
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Organising process; Types of Organisation; Structure of Organisation; Centralisation and De-Centralisation; Delegation; Growth in Organisation

4. Human Resource Management
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Recruitment process Selection; Training and Development- Methods; Functions of Personnel Manager; Performance Management; Appraisal Methods; Human Resource Planning; Talent Management; Organization

5. Direction and Co-ordination
Direction: Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Elements of Directing- Supervision, Motivation, Leadership, Communication; Coordination-Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Co-Ordination Types- Internal and External; Co-Ordination- the Essence of

6. Controlling
Concept, Features, Importance, Limitations; Control process; Essentials of a Good Control System; Techniques of Control Traditional and Non-Traditional Control devices; Relationship
between Planning and Controlling

7. Recent Trends in Management
Change Management; Crisis Management; Total Quality Management; Risk Management; Global Practices


  1. Business Ethics
    Overview of Ethics in Business; Elements; Ethical principles in Business- Indian and Ancient Indian Perspective


  1. Business Communication
    Concept, features, importance, limitations; means of Communication Written, Oral, Visual, Audio Visual; Principles and Essentials of Business Communication; Process of Communication; Barriers to Communication
  2. Essentials of Good English
    Grammar and Usage; enriching vocabulary, words- multiple-meaning, single word for a group of words, choice of words, words frequently misspelled, punctuations, prefix, and suffix, parts of speech, articles; synonyms and antonyms, tenses, idioms, and phrases; foreign words and phrases commonly used; abbreviations and numerals; pronunciation, Latin, French and Roman words used in abbreviated form; Legal Terminologies- idioms and phrases
  3. Business Correspondence
    Introduction; Meaning of Business Correspondence; Importance of Business Correspondence; Essential Qualities of a Good Business Letter; Parts of a Business Letter; Types of Business Letters; Human Resource; Purchase; Sales; Accounts
  4. Interdepartmental Communication
    Internal memos; messages through Electronic Media; Public Notices and Invitations; Representations to Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Public Authorities
  5. E Correspondence
    Concept of E-Correspondence: Web, Internet; Concept of e-email history of E-mail, Features; Electronic Mail System- optimizing personal e-mail use, proper E-mail Correspondence, E-Mail Etiquette; Advantages and Disadvantages of E-mail; Intranet- Benefits of Intranet, Purpose of Intranet


  1. Entrepreneurship
    Four Key elements of Entrepreneurship; Traits of an Entrepreneur; Characteristics of an Entrepreneur; Who is an Entrepreneur; Why Entrepreneurship; Types of Entrepreneur
  2. Entrepreneurship-Creativity and Innovation
    Creativity and Innovation in an Entrepreneurial organization; Tools for Environment Scanning- SWOT Analysis, PESTLE Analysis, Porters approach to Industry Analysis; Environmental Scanning Process; Types of Environmental Scanning; Market Assessment; Assessment of Business Opportunities- Developing Effective Business Plans, identification, and evaluation of the opportunity, Determination of the required Resources, management of the resulting enterprise
  3. Growth and Challenges of Entrepreneurial Ventures
    Entrepreneurial opportunities in the contemporary business environment; Strategic Planning for the emerging venture- Financing the entrepreneurial Business, Resource Assessment- Financial and Non-Financial; Fixed and Working Capital Requirement; Funds flow;  Sources and means of Finance; Managing the growing Business Affecting Change, Modernization, Expansion, and Diversification
  4. Social Entrepreneurship
    Introduction; Definition of Social Entrepreneurship; Who is a Social Entrepreneur; how to identify a Social Entrepreneurship Opportunity; Creating a social business model; Funding social ventures; Strategies for success; Challenges for the Indian Social Enterprise Sector
  5. Government Initiatives for Business Development
    Skill India; Ease of Business; Start-Up India; Stand Up India

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | PAPER 3: BUSINESS ECONOMICS


  1. The Fundamentals of Economics
    The Economic Problem-Scarcity and Choice; Nature and Scope Positive and Normative Economics, Micro and Macro Economics; Central Problems of an Economy; Production Possibility Curve; Opportunity Cost; Working of Economic Systems; Economic Cycles
  2. Basic Elements of Demand and Supply
    Demand- Meaning, Demand Schedule, Individual and Market Demand Curve, Determinants of Demand, Law of Demand, Changes in Demand; Supply- Meaning, Supply Schedule, Individual and Market Supply Curve, Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply, Changes in Supply; Equilibrium of Demand and Supply- Determination of Equilibrium Price and Quantity, Effect of a shift in Demand or Supply; Elasticity of Demand and Supply
  3. Theory of Consumer Behaviour
    Cardinal Utility Approach-Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, Law of Equi-Marginal Utility; Indifference Curve Approach- Indifference Curves, Properties of Indifference Curves, Budget Line, Consumer’s Equilibrium
  4. Theory of Production and Costs
    Theory of Production- Factors of Production, Basic Concepts, Production Function, Law of Variable Proportions, Returns to Scale; Producer’s Equilibrium- Least-Cost Factor Combination and Output Maximisation for a given Level of Outlay; Theory of Costs- Basic
    Concepts, Short-run Total Cost Curves- Fixed and Variable, Short-run Average and Marginal Cost Curves, Relationship between Average and Marginal Cost Curve, Average and Marginal Cost Curves in the Longrun
  5. Analysis of Markets
    Basic Concepts of Revenue, Revenue Curves, Relationship between Average and Marginal Revenue Curve; Concept of Market and Main Forms of Market; Equilibrium of the Firm- Meaning, Objectives of the Firm, Total Revenue-Total Cost Approach, Marginal Revenue-Marginal Cost Approach; Price and Output Determination under Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly.
  6. Indian Economy- An Overview
    Basic Characteristics of the Indian Economy; Major Issues of Development; Development Experience and Recent Trends in Indian Economy; Indian Economy in Comparison to Major Economies of the World
  7.  Basic Elements of Money and Banking
    Concept of Money-Its Functions, Quantity Theory of Money, Credit Creation; Central Bank (Reserve Bank of India)-Role and Functions; Commercial Banks-Role and Functions; Basic Elements of E-Banking; Monetary Policy in India


  1. Descriptive Statistics
    Statistics- Definition, Functions, Scope, Application in Business, Law of Statistics, Limitations of Statistics; Collection and Presentation of Statistical Data-Primary and Secondary Data, Classification and Tabulation, Frequency Distribution, Cross Tabulation; Diagrams and
    Graphs; Measures of Central Tendency-Mean, Median, Mode; Measures of Dispersion-Mean Deviation, Standard Deviation, Range, Coefficient of Variation; Bi-variate Analysis–Covariance, Coefficient of Correlation.
  2. Mathematics of Finance and Elementary Probability
    Mathematics of Finance-Simple Interest, Compound Interest; Time Value of Money-Compounding & Discounting, Present Value & Future Value of an Annuity; Probability- Random Experiments, Sample Spaces, Events, and Probability, Approaches to Probability- Classical & Empirical; Expected Value.


1. Theoretical Framework
Meaning and Scope of Accounting; Accounting Concepts; Accounting Principles, Conventions, and Standards – Concepts, Objectives, Benefits; Accounting Policies; Accounting as a Measurement Discipline Valuation Principles, Accounting Estimates
2. Accounting Process
Documents & Books of Accounts- Invoice, Vouchers, Debit & Credit Notes, Daybooks, Journals, Ledgers, and Trial Balance; Capital and Revenue- Expenditures and Receipts; Contingent Assets and Contingent Liabilities; Rectification of Errors
3. Bank Reconciliation Statement
Meaning; Causes of difference between Bank Book Balance and Balance as per Bank Pass Book /Bank Statement; Need of Bank Reconciliation Statement; Procedure for Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statement
4. Depreciation Accounting
Brief of various Methods; Computation and Accounting Treatment of Depreciation (Straight line and Diminishing Balance Method); Change in Depreciation Methods
5. Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors
Preparation of Profit & Loss Account; Balance Sheet
6. Partnership Accounts
Goodwill- Nature of Goodwill and Factors Affecting Goodwill; Methods of Valuation- Average Profit, Super Profit, and Capitalization Methods; Treatment of Goodwill; Final Accounts of Partnership Firms Admission of a Partner, Retirement/Death of a Partner, Dissolution of
a Partnership Firm;
7. Joint Venture and Consignment Account
8. Introduction to Company Accounts
Issue of Shares and Debentures; Forfeiture of Shares; Re-Issue of Forfeited Shares; Redemption of Preference Shares
9. Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
Receipt and Payment Accounts; Income and Expenditure Accounts
10. Computerized accounting environment
Basic Utility of SAP, TALLY, ERP


  1. Auditing
    Concepts and Objectives; Principles of Auditing; Types of Audit; Evidence in Auditing; Audit Programmes
  2.  Audits and Auditor’s Reports
    Internal Audit; Statutory Auditor- Appointment, Qualification, Rights, and Duties;
    Secretarial Audit- An Overview; Cost Audit- An Overview; Reporting Types, Meaning, Contents, Qualifications

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | CSEET Exam Pattern 2021

You must know that there will be negative marking for the CSEET 2021. Applicants need to be familiar with the latest updates and changes in the CS Syllabus and Exam Pattern contents up to the date of examination.

CSEET 2021 exam shall be conducted in CBT mode with a viva voice round. The first three papers along with part A of paper 4 are all to be carried out through CBT. Viva’s Voice is an oral and written round.

CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern | Exam Important Points

You can refer to the below points to understand the Exam Pattern of CS Foundation 2021 for CBT:

  • A computer-based test will be held
  • The examination will be conducted via online mode.
  • The total number of marks for this test will be 170 marks.
  • The duration of the test will be 120 minutes.
  • There are a total of 4 subjects which have to be studied for the test.
  • Only Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)/ Objective type questions will be asked.

Check out the below table for the distribution of marks with respect to the CSEET subjects:

Name of the Subject

Total Number of Questions

Number of 1 Mark Questions

Number of 2 Marks Questions

Total Marks

Business Communication





Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning





Economic and Business Environment





Current Affairs










CSEET 2021 Exam Pattern for Viva Voice

Refer to the below points to understand the CSEET Exam Pattern 2021 for Viva Voice:

  • The Company Secretary exam is based on communication and presentation skills and the marks will be assigned to the candidate based on this.
  • The total number of marks for CSEET 2021 Viva Voice will be 30 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 15 minutes.
  • This exam will be conducted through Artificial Intelligence (AI) or through videos that have already been recorded at the designated centers, simultaneously/immediately after the CSEET 2021 CBT.

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ICSI CS Exam 2021

The Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI) has released the schedule of CS exam 2021 – June Session. The ICSI CS Examination is conducted twice every year to get students for the CS certification. CS program is completed in three stages: CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional Programme. 

We have covered a detailed guide on the CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

FAQ’s Related to CSEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 

Can the Graduates / Post Graduates skip CSEET and register directly to the Executive Program?

No. The Graduates / Post Graduates can’t skip CSEET and register directly to the Executive Program.

What is the fee for registration to CSEET?

The fee for registration to CSEET shall be Rs.1000/- per session.

What will be the mode of CSEET?

The CSEET will be an online Computer-based Test.

What will be the qualifying criteria of CSEET?

An aggregate of 50% and a minimum of 40% marks in each subject will be the qualifying criteria in CSEET Exam.

What will be the duration of the CSEET exam?

The duration of the CSEET Exam will be 135 minutes (120 Minutes for the MCQ test and 15 minutes for Viva-Voice).

Will there be negative markings in CSEET?

No. As, per the CSEET Exam Pattern, there will not be any negative marking.

Will the new admissions to Foundation Program be discontinued after the introduction of new regulations / CS Executive Entrance Test?

Yes. New admissions to Foundation Program will be discontinued after the proper introduction of new regulations and the CSEET will be introduced as a qualifying test for registration to the Executive Program.

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