SEBI Grade A 2018 Examination – Complete Exam Analysis

Here we are sharing the SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis 2018. The Exam of SEBI Grade A is conducted in three phases, so now we are providing you with the analysis of the Preliminary phase. This will also give you an idea about SEBI Grade A Syllabus. Go through the below post to know about the difficulty level of the questions asked, section-wise analysis for SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam 2017. You can also get SEBI Pre & Mains Exam Analysis in this post.

SEBI Grade A Preliminary Examination Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

This section was very easy. There were simple calculation questions. These type of questions can see in clerical level exams. There were two data interpretation sets which were fairly easy. Anybody who is quick at calculations and approximation can solve at least 40 questions within 35 minutes.

One question appeared from the Venn diagram appeared in this section. It was the same question I gave as an example in my previous post. Further, 3 questions appeared from Time and work chapter, I used these questions as examples.

One strange thing I observed in this exam was last 10-15 questions were relatively easy. Candidates who didn’t even saw these questions are going to regret.


This section was of moderate difficulty. The difficulty level of 25 questions was very easy. Few questions were very difficult. The candidates who left those questions saved a lot of time and will be able to score in the exam.

5 questions were asked from the roundtable and 5 questions were asked about the sitting arrangement.

General Awareness

This was the only tough section in the exam. Most of the questions were asked from core finance. For a chartered accountant, it was an easy section but for MBAs, it was really a difficult section. Many questions were asked about national government schemes, international organizations, financial terms, banking terms, RBI notifications, annual budget, etc.


There was 15 fill in the blank questions, 5 questions to find grammar errors and 10 questions to find opposite and similar words. There was a reading comprehension paragraph which was barely 800 words and it contained 10 questions.

Difficulty Level of Exam

Quantitative aptitude – Very easy
Reasoning – Moderate
English – Easy
General awareness – Difficult

Overall exam difficulty level – Moderate

You can also read the previous year’s SEBI Grade A cut off for a better idea of how much you need to score to get the required SEBI Grade A result.