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CSEET November 2024 Exam: Online or Offline? How ICSI Plans to Conduct the Exam

CSEET November 2024 Exam

CSEET stands for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test and it is an important examination administered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). This exam acts as a pass to anyone who has the desire to practice company secretaryship which is a noble and challenging profession.

In the lead up to the next session of the CSEET scheduled for November 2024, one question that has been on the lips of the candidates is the mode of the examination; online or physical. This blog aims to discuss how ICSI is going to conduct the CSEET November 2024 examination: online or offline.

Understanding the CSEET Exam

The CSEET is an examination that a student must pass if he or she intends to register for the Executive Program of the Company Secretary course.

It tests the candidates on parameters like Business Communication, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning, Economic & Business Environment, and Current Affairs.

Also, there is a practical viva voce part that includes the Presentation and Communication Skills part.

The Evolution of Exam Modes

Earlier, the CSEET and other professional examinations organized by the ICSI were written examinations in the conventional mode. However, with advancements in technology and the current effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been massive adoption of online examinations.

This change has been in an attempt to protect the candidates while at the same time being able to maintain the credibility of the examination process.

CSEET November 2024 Online Examination Mode


1. Safety and Convenience: Online exams can be taken from the comfort of the candidate’s home thus, there is no issues connected with traveling.

2. Flexibility: This way, candidates are allowed to select their own convenient environment to sit for the exam thus eliminating stress and poor performance.

3. Efficiency in Administration: Online exams are convenient in terms of administration of the exams as they include registration, taking the exams, and even the declaration of results.

4. Cost-Effective: This cuts down on the expenses of establishing examination centres, printing papers and the use of invigilators.


1. Technical Issues: There are issues like network connectivity, power failure and other technical difficulties that might occur and affect the examination process for the candidates.

2. Fairness and Integrity: The most difficult task is to safeguard the exam and avoid cases of malpractice. There is a need to observe candidates during the exam, therefore, the need for advanced proctoring solutions.

ICSI’s Approach to Conducting CSEET November 2024

Online Mode

1. Advanced Proctoring Solutions: It is expected that ICSI is going to use reliable proctoring software which will incorporate the use of artificial intelligence to track the candidates during the test. This entails face detection, screen capture, and other features to curb the vice.

2. Technical Support: There will be a technical support team that will help candidates who experience technical issues before or during the test.

3. Mock Tests: ICSI will conduct several mock tests to ensure the candidates are conversant with the online examination mode and also to solve the problems that may arise.

4. Flexible Timings: As a result of the fact that candidates may be in different regions of the world or in different time zones, ICSI might set different time schedules for taking the exam.

CSEET Exam Date November 2024

Students preparing for the CSEET November 2024 exam should refer to the table below for the updated schedule:

CSEET Exam Date November 2024
Commencement of registrationJune 16, 2024
CSEET registration last dateOctober 15, 2024
Release of CSEET admit cardWill be notified
CSEET exam dateNovember 9, 2024

CSEET 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates can refer to the table below for the exam pattern of the ICSI CSEET November 2024 session:

CSEET 2024 Exam Pattern
Total questions140
Time duration120 minutes
Exam modeOnline/remote proctored mode*
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Number of papersFour-Business CommunicationLegal Aptitude, Logical ReasoningEconomic & Business EnvironmentCurrent Affairs and Quantitative Aptitude

Final thoughts:

CSEET November 2024 examination for would be Company Secretaries which will be in online remote-proctored mode. This decision reflects the institute’s commitment towards the use of advanced technologies for offering feat and safety for all the candidates.

Indeed the advantages of online exams include convenience, low cost, flexibility, and time savings and yet challenges are technical issues and the ability to maintain invulnerability of the examination. To tackle with these, ICSI is use effective proctoring solution and it makes available technical support and mock tests for the students. 

Candidates who intend to take the November 2024 examination need to be guaranteed that their endeavors will be secure and correspond with modern educational breakthroughs.

The decision to adopt the online mode reflects ICSI’s purpose and intent of ensuring that students achieve the best when it comes to examinations while at the same time meeting the expectation of the public of preparing competent Company Secretaries.

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