Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), is a statutory regulatory body established by an Act of Parliament in 1992. It was established to protect the interests of investors in securities, to promote the development of and to regulate the securities market. Get complete info about SEBI Grade A , Official Notification , Eligibility, Vacancy, Admit Card, Exam Syllabus, Preparation, SEBI Exam, Job Profile , Salary, etc.

SEBI Grade A

SEBI has invited applications from Indian citizens for the post of Officer Grade A for Legal Stream, General Stream, Engineering Stream and Information Technology Stream .

What is SEBI Grade A Officer Exam?

SEBI Grade A is the examination for the post of Assistant Manager. SEBI is a regulator of stock markets in INDIA. The work culture of GRADE A officer will revolve around the preamble of SEBI which is to promote the development of stock exchanges, protect the interest of retail investors, regulate the activities of market participants and financial intermediaries.

SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Activity Important Dates (SEBI reserves the right to make any change in these dates)
Online Application and Payment of fee On-LineSeptember 15, 2018 to October 07, 2018
Availability of Call Letters on SEBI website (for On-Line Examinations)Will be intimated by email/SMS
Phase I On-Line ExaminationNovember 17, 2018
Phase II On-Line ExaminationDecember 16, 2018
Phase III InterviewDates will be intimated

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfil the following criteria to apply for SEBI Grade A exam.

1) Age Eligibility

A candidate must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as on August 31, 2018 i.e., candidate must have been born on or after September 01, 1988.

2) Educational Qualification [for SEBI Grade A (General)]

  1. Master’s Degree in any discipline OR
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering OR
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Law OR
  4. Chartered Financial Analyst OR
  5. Cost & Work Accountant OR
  6. Company Secretary OR
  7. Chartered Accountant

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Vacancy Details

SEBI has released 120 vacancies for the post of Grade ‘A’ Officer. The vacancies are divided into the candidate’s categories (Legal, General, Engineering, Information Technology).

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Application Form

The Online Registration for SEBI Grade A recruitment 2018 opened from 15th September 2018 till October 07, 2018.

Application Fee (Non-Refundable)


Category of ApplicantAmount of Fee (Non-refundable)

Unreserved & OBC (NCL)


Unreserved & OBC (NCL) Rs. 850/- as application fee cum intimation charges
SC/ST/PwBDRs. 100/- as intimation charges

Admit Card

The admit card for SEBI Grade A Phase 1 will be issued 10 days prior to the examination date. The admit card just will be available in case you’ve submitted the proper information in the online registration form. You can Download SEBI Grade A Admit Card by visiting the official website.

Job Profile

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced 120 vacancies for the post of Grade A Officer – Assistant manager in its Official Recruitment Notification. This is one of the most high profile job opportunity with the Government of India. Any candidates who wish to pursue a career in Securities and Stock Markets should not miss out on this glorious opportunity and Apply for the SEBI Exam right away.

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Salary, Perks and Emoluments of SEBI Grade A Officer

Rs. 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB-1750(4)-53600- 2000(1)-55600 (17 years) is the pay scale of Officers Grade ‘A’ in SEBI. Other benefits are Leave Fare Concession, House Allowance, Financial Dailies, Medical Expenses, Book Grant, Briefcase, Conveyance Expenses, Eye Refraction, House Cleaning Allowance, Staff Furnishing Scheme, Scheme for Purchasing Computers, Education Expenses, Subsidised Lunch Facility, etc., will be as admissible to an Officer in Grade A in SEBI.

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Selection Procedure

Selection Process of SEBI Grade A consists of following steps –

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Interview

Phase I Online Examination

An online examination of two hours duration consisting of Multiple Choice questions for 200 marks was held on November 17, 2018.


While the Prelims stage is Objective in character, Mains stage would comprise of the objective as well as descriptive evaluation.

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Syllabus – Phase I & II

Phase I For General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering Stream comprises following sections :
i) General Awareness
ii) English Language
iii) Quantitative Aptitude
iv) Reasoning Aptitude
v) Awareness about Securities Market

Phase II comprises three Papers.

Exam Pattern & Syllabus of SEBI Grade A Phase I & II can be viewed here.


The cut off list is provided to assess whether you are selected or not for the next stage. You can go through the Cutoff of SEBI Grade A phase I exam conducted in the previous year below-

StreamCategoryEnglish LanguageReasoning AbilityGeneral AwarenessQuantitative AptitudeTotal Cut -Off
PWD HH106.576.566.25

Click Here to check out the Complete Cutoffs for the Previous Year SEBI Grade A Examination.

Preparation Tips

The overall level of SEBI Grade A exam is on a higher side when compared with other examinations. You should have a proper study program in place whilst preparing for this exam. Overall and sectional strategy for this exam will eventually help you to score better. Check here to know more about the approach to Crack SEBI Grade A Exam through one of my videos on my YouTube Channel.

Exam Analysis

Preliminary Exam of SEBI Grade A is the initial phase exam that’s conducted 10-15 days later once the admit card has been issued. Meanwhile, you can go through the Previous Year Assessment of SEBI Grade A so as to spot the entire difficulty level of the examination.


The Result of SEBI Grade A 2018 Phase 1 & Phase 2 is also Out. You can check the result from the link below:

The result of the SEBI Grade A 2017 examination is out. The official result of SEBI Grade A 2017 is updated on the Official SEBI Website.

You can check the SEBI Grade A Final Result Here!

Promotion & Career Growth

Candidates selected as Officers in Grade A scale have reasonable chances to reach high levels. Eligible candidates need to look for specific promotional examinations, in order to be promoted to the next level.

You can read here about Career Development & Promotion of SEBI Grade A.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

While applying for this test, students face numerous difficulties in various aspects of the application procedure. To address such issues, we have shared some important Frequently Asked Questions for SEBI Grade A Exam, which assist pupils to sort their inquiries readily.