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How the CSEET will be
conducted? Will it be
conducted from Test
Centres or from Home?
CSEET shall be conducted through REMOTE Proctored mode
instead of conducting the same from Test Centres.
Candidates are allowed to appear for the test through their
laptop/desktop from home or such other convenient and
isolated place. Candidates shall not be allowed to appear
through smart phone (mobile)/ tablet, etc.

Will the Viva Voce be
conducted in Remote
Proctored Mode as in the
case of CSEET
conducted from Test
No. In view of the Remote Proctored mode, the Viva Voce
portion stands removed for the CSEET to be held on 13th
November 2021. The computer based MCQ portion of the test
forming part of CSEET shall remain the same as per the
existing structure of CSEET. All the four papers will carry 50
marks each. Accordingly, Paper-4 will also carry 50 marks in
all, which will contain questions on Current Affairs,
Presentation & Communication Skills.

What is the break-up of
marks of each paper in
computer-based CSEET
in MCQ pattern
The break-up of marks of each paper in computer-based CSEET
in MCQ pattern with a duration of 120 Minutes shall be as under
S. No. Subject
(Four papers in one
sitting )
No. of

Paper-1 : Business
35 50

Paper-2 : Legal
Aptitude and Logical
35 50

Paper-3 : Economic
and Business
35 50

Paper-4 :
Part-A: Current Affairs
(15 Questions)
35 50
Part-B: Presentation &
Communication Skills
(20 Questions)
Total 140 200

If I am able to pass
CSEET but NOT passed
the 10+2 (Senior
Secondary Examination),
shall I be eligible to seek
registration in Executive
Programme Stage?
No. Passing of Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test
(CSEET) is one of the mandatory conditions for all candidates
seeking registration to Executive Programme of Company
Secretary Course. Candidates seeking registration to
Executive Programme should fulfil the following eligibility
conditions on the date of seeking registration :
(i) Should have passed the CSEET within one year as on date
(Validity of CSEET result will be clearly indicated on the
Result- cum-marks Statement); AND
(ii) Should also have passed 10+2 (Senior Secondary
Examination) conducted by an examining body constituted by
law in India or an examination recognised by the Central
Government or State Government or equivalent thereto for the
purposes of admission to Bachelor’s degree course. The
registration applications of candidates not fulfilling any one of
the conditions at the time of seeking registration to Executive
Programme of Company Secretary Course shall be summarily
rejected without notice.
All candidates appearing in the Company Secretary Executive
Entrance Test (CSEET) are advised to take note of the above
and the Institute may not be held responsible for any

If I pass CSEET, what will
be validity of CSEET
The CSEET Result will be valid for a period of one year from
the date of declaration of result. After expiry of the validity of
CSEET Result, candidates will have to reappear and pass the
CSEET if they are desirous for seeking registration to
Executive Programme.

What original documents I
am required to keep
handy for appearing in
CSEET through Remote
Proctored Mode ?
Candidates should keep with them (i) Admit Card; and (ii)
One of the ORIGINAL Photo Identity Card issued by Govt.
Departments viz. Passport, Driving Licence, PAN Card,
UID Aadhaar Card, Voter Card handy for verification by
the Remote Proctors for securing appearance in the Test
failing which they shall not be allowed to take the Test.
Candidates will not be allowed to keep any other
document with them other than Admit Card and original
Identity Card.

When should I login for
the test?
Candidates are required to login to the Test portal 30
(thirty) minutes before the time specified for the
commencement of Test. No candidate shall be allowed to
appear in the Test after completion of 15 minutes of the
commencement of Test and no candidate shall be
permitted to finish the Test until the expiry of 90 minutes
of the commencement of the test.

Can I finish the Test before
completion of the
scheduled time of 2 hours?
No candidate shall be permitted to finish the Test until the
expiry of 90 minutes of the commencement of the test.

What is the passing
Candidates are required to secure a minimum of 40%
marks in each part, i.e., Paper-1, Paper-2, Paper-3 and
Paper-4 separately as the case may be, and 50% marks
in aggregate of all papers put together for passing the
Test .

Will there be any negative
There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

When will be the admit
cards issued for the
CSEET to be held in the
month of November 2021
The admit cards have already been issued and can be
downloaded from the website of the Institute.

How can students
download the admit cards
for the CSEET scheduled
to be held on 13th
November 2021
To download the admit card, candidates need to enter their
Unique ID and date of birth. The link to download admit
cards is available at the website of the Institute and a
communication has also been sent to the students
registered for CSEET.

Which are the items that
are prohibited during the
No candidate shall be allowed to keep with him/her any
Book, Study Material, Handwritten or Printed Notes,
Mobile Phone, Headphone, Earphone, Pager, Digital
Diary, Calculator, Blue Tooth device, Laptop, Palmtop,
Smart Watch, Health Band or any other electronic device
or gadget. Candidates are also not allowed to use Pen/
Pencil and Paper for the Test. No person, other than the
bonafide candidate, shall be present for the test.
Candidate should not converse to any one during the
test or read questions / answers aloud.

Can a candidate use sheet
/ blank paper for rough
work during the Test ?
No paper, note book, etc is allowed during the Test.

Kindly inform the
technical requirements to
be arranged at my end for
appearing in the
Candidate has to ensure that following technical
requirements are available at his Desktop /Laptop
(mobile/ tablet is not allowed) for appearing in CSEET:
1.Operating System – Windows 10 (Pro, Enterprise,
and Education editions) OR Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit and
64-bit) (all editions) OR Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
(all editions) Note – Up-to-date Service pack, device
drivers, security patches in test taking system

Processor: 2 core (4 vCPU) or above with 2.2 GHz
or more clock speed.

RAM: 2 GB or above

Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 and Above

Browser – Chrome – Download latest from

Web camera: Resolution 640 x 480, 15 frames per
second (fps)

Microphone: (Standard 3.5 mm jack/internal)

Graphics : Minimum of 64 MB of graphics memory

Multimedia support : sound card

Internet Connection minimum per user :
Upload 1 Mbps
Download 1 Mbps.

Recommended internet speed per user
Upload 2 Mbps
Download 2 Mbps.

.Net Framework – v4.5.2 – download from

Antivirus – ‘any make’ to be disabled – can be reinstalled post examination FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CS EXECUTIVE ENTRANCE TEST (CSEET)

Enable web cam and mic under Chrome settings –

Disable ad blocker/pop up blocker under Chrome

Download Any Desk – https://anydesk.com/en – this
will be helpful for the helpdesk
team to take remote access for any support needed to
download the above.

Candidate to have administrative privileges on the
laptop/desktop to enable

Uninterrupted power supply to run the system
continuously during the test.

Shall I be allowed additional
time if there are disruptions
due to power failure or
network related issues during
the course of the
Candidates shall be allowed a maximum additional
time of 15 Minutes to compensate the time loss if
there are disruptions due to power failure or network
related issues with the permission of live proctors. It is
recommended that the Candidates shall fully charge
their laptop or UPS attached to their desktops

What will be the process to
be followed before appearing
in the CSEET ?
The candidates appearing in CSEET shall be remotely
proctored, from the control room of the Institute, as
per details given below:

Download and installation of SEBLite (Safe Exam
Browser using the link sent to the candidates through
email preferably before the Mock. (SEBLite shall not
be uninstalled till completion of CSEET )

Login using the credentials by the candidates as
sent to them by email and SMS before the Test.

At the beginning of each session, the candidate
undergoes an identity verification at 2 levels,
Level 1 : Capture of facial photo. During the Test, the
AI tool constantly monitors the picture of the candidate
taking the Test with the facial photo captured initially
for any mismatch. In case of any mismatch, the
system will capture the anomaly and notification to
candidate / live proctor is also instantly displayed.
Level 2 : Candidate will need to display Admit Card
and Valid ID Proof (PAN / Aadhar / Any other valid
Govt. Approved ID) in orginal. Proctor will instruct the
candidate to display the Admit Card / ID after the
logging in to the Test.

I am a person wearing
spectacle, but in Admit
Card photo is without
spectacles. Will there be
a problem in
taking the Test?
The facial mismatch is done by capturing the photo live at
the commencement of the test and system will capture
both the images for record.

Which actions of the
candidates shall be
considered as violation of
rules against which Live
Proctors are empowered
to take action ?
If candidate is violating any rules during the test or trying
to adopt any unfair means, the system will automatically
collect data based on the following parameters and will
immediately alert the online live proctor :
 Focus changed to a different window: Candidate tabs
out of the test taking window.
 Browser not supported: Candidate is using an older
browser version
 Webcam is disabled: Candidates web cam is disabled
 Face is not visible in the camera: Candidate is not
focusing on the screen.
 Several faces in front of the camera: There are other
people along with the test taker.

 Face does not match the profile: Candidate taking the
Test is not the same person whose photo was
captured in before starting the Test and as per the
Admit Card.
 Microphone muted or its volume is low: Candidate
has muted the microphone Conversation or noise in
the background: System has captured background
 Screen activities are not shared: Candidate has
stopped screen share activity
 Second display is used: Additional display like
extended monitor has been connected.
 Full-screen mode is disabled: Candidate has disabled
full screen mode

How the Live Proctors
shall be controlling the
conduct of CSEET?
There shall be Live proctors. A session that is in progress,
shall be watched online :
 Proctor can chat with a test taker in an active chat
 Proctor can communicate with test taker via
microphone (sound only) or the camera (video +
sound) modes
 Session saves photos of the test taker’s face and
periodic (every minute) snapshots of the test taker’s
webcam and screen
 Each session is finished either by the test taker, or
automatically after the end of the allotted time, or by
the proctor. All audio, video, text messages and
recorded events are saved in the system and are
attached to the session protocol
 At the end of the session, the proctor leaves a
comment (Positive or Negative) depending on the
conduct of the test taker during the test taking. If there
were no violations during the session, then the proctor
makes a positive conclusion and confirms the

If any candidate wants to chat
to live proctor, how to proceed.
The candidate can wave his/her hand in front of Camera /

Where I can contact in case of
technical issues before the
commencement of the
Test ?
In case of any technical issues during the Test process,
candidates can reach out to Help Desk Number 9513850025,
9513765358 to resolve their issues. The helpline number will
be operational from 9
th November 2021.
Please send your technical issues
to cseetonlineexam@gmail.com.

What will happen if there are
disruptions during the course
of the Test?
The issues faced by candidates during the test, viz. No
network connection, network disconnection due to Wifi
disabled, no internet connectivity, Power cut, etc. In such a
scenario, the candidate will be allowed to login again and
continue from the last question attempted. Remote proctor
shall keep tab on such instances.
Candidates shall be allowed a maximum additional time of 15
Minutes to compensate the time loss if there are disruptions
due to power failure or network related issues with the
permission of live proctors.

Will there be a Mock Test
before the CSEET?
Candidates may attempt a mock test of around 1 hour. Mock
test for November 2021 Session is proposed to be held on 9
November 2021. The mock test will be conducted for
candidates to familiarize themselves with the remote
proctoring process. Detailed information about appearing in
the mock test shall be sent to candidates separately.

What is the process to be
followed by the candidates
after login but before
attempting the Test?
I. Please read through the instructions carefully. In case of any
doubt or question about functioning of the Test Window,
candidates may seek advice/guidance from the Remote
Proctor on duty. No query/ies over phone shall be entertained
after the commencement of Test.
II. Each question is followed by four alternative answer marked
as A, B, C and D. The candidate shall choose the most
appropriate answer to each question and mark the same
through click of mouse against the appropriate answer.
Chosen answer will be highlighted and will automatically be
saved. The questions may be answered in any order within
the stipulated time.
III. Candidates can make changes in their answer already
chosen/marked by simply clicking the other answer option of
their choice at any time before conclusion of Test or before
clicking “END TEST” Button.
IV. Candidates shall not click “END TEST” button followed by
warnings with “PLEASE CONFIRM” button until they have
completed all the questions of all sections of the Test and
intend for submission of the Test. The Test shall NOT RESTART once “CONFIRM” button is clicked.
V. Countdown clock will start on commencement of Test and
the same will be displayed on the top right hand corner of the
Test Window for the remaining time available to a candidate for
the Test.
VI. During the Test, the candidates can use the “Marked for
Review” option by clicking on “Marked for Review” button, if they
wish to review or revisit the question later.
VII. In case of restarting / shut down of computer due to technical
reasons, immediately report the same to the Proctor on duty.
Answers already marked and time of the test will be saved and
the candidate will be able to resume the test from
the exact point that last appeared before him/her.

Shall I be allowed to attempt
the questions in any
sequence/ order?
Yes. Students may attempt the questions in any sequence/ order.

Kindly let me know the method
of taking the test in detail ?
The navigational instructions shall be as under :
I. Click “Start Test” button below to start the test.
II.Select the correct answer for each question. Then click “Next”
button to move to the Next Question.
III.Click on “Previous” button to move to the Previous Question.
IV.You can Bookmark any number of Questions by clicking on
“Mark” (for review) button; you can remove the Bookmark by
clicking on it again.
V. You can change your response for any question before
submitting the test by marking the new response (Radio Button).
You can unattempt any question by using the “Clear” button to
mark the Question unanswered.
VI. Every time you select an option or a particular question,
following changes can be seen on Question Panel.• Questions
that are Not Visited, are marked in “WHITE” color.• Questions
that are Not Answered, are marked in “RED’’ color.• Questions
that are Answered, are marked in “GREEN” color.•
Questions that are Not Answered & Marked for Review, are
marked in “ORANGE” color.• Questions that are Answered &
Marked, are marked in “BLUE” color with a tag
VII. After completion of your test, click “End Test” button to
submit the test. End test button will be visible ONLY in the “Last
VIII.Your “Test Summary” will be displayed once you click on

What are the precautions to be
taken by the candidates while
attempting the Test?

The webcam must be installed strictly in front of the system on
the top of the monitor, to show your face clearly. Any other
forms of camera installation are not permitted and will be
liable for necessary actions.

The Candidate’s face must be fully framed, and no partial or
complete exit from the camera’s field of view is permitted.

The candidate’s face should be in the centre of the webcam’s
field and eye contact/focus on the screen
throughout the duration of the test.

Candidate should ensure that his/her face is evenly lit, and
there should not be light source behind candidate face.

Hair, clothing, hands, or anything else should not cover the
face area at any point in time, throughout the test duration.

Sunglasses not to be worn during the test. Only transparent
and non-reflecting lenses/glasses are allowed.

The Candidate should take the test in solitude and there
should not be anyone else in the room apart from the test

It is prohibited to leave the workplace during the examination,
and such an act may result in termination of the examination,
or other actions as deemed appropriate.

There should not be voices or noise in the background
throughout the duration of the test. Candidate shall not
converse to anyone during the test or read question(s) /
answer(s) aloud.

The exam must be taken in safe exam browser with a full
screen window. You cannot switch to other applications
(including another Browsers/Browser-Tab) or minimize the


All programs e.g. skype, zoom, etc. or applications like MS
Teams etc. that use the webcam, mic & screen share should
not be used during the test.

The materials and contents of the examination should not be
recorded in any way.

Do not use unfair means during examination like mobile, other
app support, using google etc. It can result in disqualification.
Read and follow Instructions to the candidates.

After completing the exam, please follow the exit sequence to
come out from the safe exam browser. Press Alt+Esc key
together in sequence to come out from the safe exam browser
(SEB). Alt+Esc key shall only be pressed after final
submission of your test.

Antivirus should be disabled, uninstall or should allow the web
camera and mic to run through chrome browser.

SEBLite shall not be uninstalled from your computer /
laptop until your examination is over.

What will be Login
credentials (Login &
Password) for Mock Test?
There will be Generic Login ID and Password for all the students
and students can login for the Mock Test as per their batch time.

Can I use mobile hot spot for
Yes, if requisite speed is available. (Min 512 Mb, preferred 1-2
GB). Mobile shall be kept out of your reach during the test.

Can I use mobile or Tablet
for the Test?
No. Mobile Phones and Tablets are not allowed. The candidates
should use Desktop/ Laptop with requisite specifications.

Which are the preferred
browsers to be used ?
Chrome – Download latest from

How do we know that my
Desktop or Laptop meeting the
system requirement for
Mock test is intended to familiarize students to the test
environment an also validate the compatibility of the hardware. If
a student encounters any technical issue, can contact technical
support notified on the email sent to all the candidates and in
the admit card (All Working Days from 10:00
AM to 6:00 PM, excluding Sunday).

Can a candidate login before or
after Start time?
Candidates are advised to login 30 minutes before start time to
go through Instructions Page. But s/he will be only allowed to
start the Test at the exact time of Batch Start Time. Candidates
will be not allowed to login after 15 minutes of the Start of the

What to do if candidate’s
system got crashed or
interrupted in between in
between the Test?
After starting the Test, in case a student gets Genuine
Disconnection from Server due to Power or Internet failure, in
such case he/ she is able to login again after 2-3 minutes, the
examination shall be resumed from the Instance of the Time of
Disconnection. All his/ her previously attempted answers will
remain save and he/ she can resume attempting further.
Note: – Exam will start from the time and Question where it is
ended and clock will continue till the prescribed time .

What to do if candidate’s
system got crashed or
interrupted in one device? Can
the candidate login from another
Yes, after starting the Test, in case a student gets Genuine
Disconnection from Server due to Power or Internet failure, in
such case he/ she is able to login again after 2-3 minutes from
another device. The server will allow only one device for the
Test at a time.

Invalid Login ID and Password
error reported while logging in?
Please cross check Login ID and Password, you are entering
correct details. Please check the case sensitivity in keyboard
and if still facing same issue please call technical support team
at the helpline numbers.

I am not allowed to start the
Test while logging in?
Check for Internet Connectivity. Please check your Batch
Schedule for your respective subjects in Email or Admit card to
ensure you are Logging in to correct batch time. If problem still
persists, please call technical support team at the helpline

My Test Page shows error
message- “Question Paper is
downloading” or” Contact Test
Center Administrator”. What to
Check for Internet Connectivity. Logout and Login after 2-3
minutes with proper Internet Connectivity. If problem still
persists, please call technical support team at the helpline

How will we come to know
which are the questions left
There will be a panel left side on computer screen showing all
the question numbers in different colour which will indicate the
questions Answered, left unanswered or marked for review.

Can the candidates change
their Answers?
Yes, during the exam any time candidates can change their

How to submit the test? “END Test” button to end the Test will appear in the last
question only. By clicking the end test button candidate can
submit the test. The End Test Button will appear only after 90
minutes of commencement of the Test.

How to contact ICSI for support
and assistance related to the
A Candidate can register their queries with the ICSI or can also
contact helpline number on all working Days, from 10:00 AM to
6:00 PM excluding Sunday.

What are the precautionary
measures to be taken for power
Failure/Laptop Battery
As the test duration is 2 Hours and one should have sufficient
power backup/ charge in the Laptop/ Desktop/ etc. to run for 2
hours’ duration. It is advisable to fully charge the UPS/ Battery
of Laptop/ Desktop etc. well in advance. One should also get
such device connected to Power while appearing the Exams, so
that there shall not be any failure/disruption of power during

During the exam, can a
candidate take assistance from
live proctor, in case of any need
If any candidate is facing any technical issue, only such queries
are to be asked from live proctor.
If any candidate is having any issue regarding question paper,
such queries are not to be asked from live proctor. Candidates
are advised to send such queries/concerns, after the test is
over, to Joint Secretary, Directorate of Examinations, ICSI at
exam@icsi.edu for consideration.

How to contact help desk / live
proctor, if any candidate is
facing any issue/problem while
appearing in the test ?
Till the candidate is not logged in, he/she can use phone/mobile
to contact helpdesk for resolving the technical queries and
assistance for login.
After login and test process has commenced, then candidates
cannot use phone/mobile. During the test process, candidates
should use only chat box or built-in mic of system to contact the
live proctor for any assistance. The candidate can also wave
his/her hand before web camera.

What should be attire of
candidates appearing in test
It should be decent and presentable. Candidates should wear
such clothes presuming as if they are physically sitting in Exam
center and appearing for the test. Candidates are advised to sit
properly and comfortably on table/chair in right posture to
appear in test. They should not lie-down on bed or do not sit in
awkward positions.

What should be setting in the
room from where candidate is
appearing for the test ?
Setting of room should be maintained in exam like environment,
disciplined and without any disturbances. Surroundings of room
should be neat & clean. During the exam, live proctor may ask
the candidate to show the 360 degree view of the room.

What is 360 degree view ? All around rotating the Camera for taking picture / view of the
surrounding of the candidate where he /she is appearing for the

At this time, if any candidate does
not have microphone for the Test,
can he/she use
Bluetooth headset?
No. All Software and Hardware requirements as prescribed are
to be arranged well in advance for the Test.

Whether drinking water is allowed
during the Test
The Candidates can keep drinking water in transparent bottle
during the Test.

Is bio break ( use of Toilet)

allowed during the Test ?

The candidates will not be allowed to take bio-break ( use of

Toilet) during the test. If any candidate takes any break during

the test, will be treated as resorting to unfair means.