The Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) is a crucial examination for individuals aspiring to become company secretaries in India. The syllabus for the CSEET has recently been revised and will be applicable from the November 2023 CSEET session onwards. The new syllabus comprises four papers, each focusing on specific subjects and sub-parts. This blog post provides a detailed overview of the revised syllabus, including the nomenclature of the papers and their corresponding sub-parts, along with the allocation of marks for each.
- Paper 1: Business Communication (Total Marks: 50) The first paper of the CSEET is dedicated to Business Communication. This paper aims to enhance candidates’ communication skills, both written and oral, in a business context. The topics covered include business correspondence, formal writing, effective presentation skills, and electronic communication.
- Paper 2: Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (Total Marks: 50) Paper 2 is divided into two sub-parts: A. Legal Aptitude (Marks: 30) This sub-part evaluates candidates’ understanding of legal concepts, focusing on areas such as contracts and laws related to companies. B. Logical Reasoning (Marks: 20) This sub-part assesses candidates’ logical thinking and reasoning abilities.
- Paper 3: Economic and Business Environment (Total Marks: 50) Paper 3 encompasses two sub-parts: A. Economics (Marks: 25) This sub-part provides candidates with a foundation in microeconomics and macroeconomics, enabling them to understand economic principles and their implications for businesses. B. Business Environment (Marks: 25) The Business Environment sub-part explores topics such as government policies, international trade, and factors influencing the business landscape.
- Paper 4: Current Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude (Total Marks: 50) Paper 4 consists of two sub-parts: A. Current Affairs (Marks: 30) This sub-part evaluates candidates’ knowledge of national and international current affairs, including business and economic news. B. Quantitative Aptitude (Marks: 20) The Quantitative Aptitude sub-part tests candidates’ numerical and mathematical skills, focusing on problem-solving abilities.
Conclusion: The revised syllabus for the Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test (CSEET) from November 2023 onwards introduces four papers, each with specific subjects and sub-parts. These papers cover a range of essential skills and knowledge areas required by company secretaries, including business communication, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, economics, business environment, current affairs, and quantitative aptitude. Aspiring company secretaries should familiarize themselves with the new syllabus and allocate their preparation efforts accordingly to excel in the CSEET and embark on a successful journey towards a career in corporate governance.