SEBI Grade A Result, Previous Year Question Papers & Exam Analysis

Topics Covered: SEBI Grade A Result, Previous Year Question Papers,  Phase 1 Analysis, Phase 2 Analysis, Benefits of Solving Previous Year Papers, Steps to Download Results, Phase 2 Results, Download PDF of Results 

 There’s a very famous saying from the olden times called, “History repeats itself”.

This saying applies perfectly well when talking about acing yearly entrance exams, and the SEBI Grade A exam is no different.  

Analyzing the past years’ SEBI exam papers, resultsand cut-offs will render you with a superior understanding about the kind of preparation you’d have to undertake to score well in the upcoming exam.  

Along with that, it’s of absolute importance that you solve previous years’ papers. 

In this article, I shall be going through the topics of SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers, Exam Analysis & Results of Phase 1 & Phase 2. So, let’s start with the first one or the past years’ papers. 

You see, it’s fairly common knowledge that exams like SEBI Grade A have a lot of questions in them that were also asked in previous years, confirming the saying of “history repeats itself”.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that to ace the SEBI Grade A exam you should solve as many previous year papers as you can.

The benefits of doing so are immense and I have listed them down in a detailed manner in the next lines.

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Table of Content – SEBI Grade A Previous Year Question Papers, Exam Analysis & Results

Benefits of Solving SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers

Right off the bat, you must spend a significant portion of your time on solving SEBI Grade A previous year’s question papers.

Trust me, if you do so it will play a huge role in you clearing your exam.

I say this even after acknowledging the fact that in 2020 the SEBI Grade A exam pattern was changed from what it was in its 2018 counterpart, and the same 2020 exam pattern is being continued for the 2022 SEBI Grade A exam. 

This is because the exam pattern might have changed in 2020 but the level of the exam will not.

Therefore, your efforts in solving SEBI Grade A previous years’ papers will definitely not go in vain.

What’s more, you might just find that some of the questions in your exam will be the exact same ones that you’ll solve in your previous year’s question papers before.

Having said that I shall now go over the benefits that you can reap by solving SEBI Grade A previous year papers.

Helps you better understand the Design of the Exam

The more you’d practice on past year SEBI Grade A officer question paper PDFs, the more you’d be able to commit to your memory, the test pattern of the exam.

This would in turn allow you to directly go over to solving your questions instead of wasting time trying to figure out what question goes where.

This would enable you to manage your time more efficiently while writing the actual exam and save you from last-minute anxiety attacks.

Familiarise with the difficulty levels of Paper 1 & Paper 2

Solving the past years’ papers will familiarize you with the varying levels of difficulty in the questions, as and when you switch from Paper 1 to Paper 2, and vice versa.

Take cognizance of key topics

You see, with more and more practice on previous year’s papers, you’ll crash into some topics that you’ll find, are there in almost all of the previous year’s papers.

These topics are to be deemed as the most important ones for your preparation. You should leave no stones unturned while going over these kinds of topics.

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    Helps you delineate your strengths and weaknesses

    This point is pretty self-explanatory, I think. More practice will demystify your strong and weak points to you.

    All you need to do next is focus on strengthening the topics you are weak at, and brush up and hone the ones you are already strong at.

    Furthermore, I’d like to remind you that the SEBI Grade A exam has negative marking for wrong answers, so there’s a strong possibility that not paying attention to your strong suits might cost you a lot of marks.

    Not that, I want you to ignore your weak areas.

    Trains you to manage time better

    When it comes to exams, you have limited time on your hands.

    To make the best use of your time, you need to divide your time equally for all the questions you’re planning to attempt.

    Solving past year SEBI Grade A officer question paper pdf will help you in doing so.

    If you practice on the past year’s question papers, using the same time limit as the one in the actual exam, you’ll be able to masterfully manage your time during the actual exam. This will save you from the last-minute panic attacks that you previously used to get in exams.

    Helps you to be instinctive and accurate at the same time

    More and more practice on past year questions papers, in a 100-minute time frame for each, would render you with the superior ability to instinctively mark the right answers to the questions that you know.

    This would happen because, with more practice, your hands and eyes will be able to better coordinate with each other and help you instinctively comprehend and mark the right answers.

    Now that I’ve familiarized you with the benefits of solving past year question papers, I would like to grant you access to the ones I have compiled for you.

    Now that you have inculcated the general idea of the examination, here’s the complete and comprehensive preparation strategy to ace SEBI Grade A exam. The strategy is devised keeping in mind every aspect of the exam. 

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      Download SEBI Grade A Previous Year Question Papers

        Year Section-wise Question Papers PDFs Links
        2022 GA, English, Quant & Reasoning Phase 1 -
        Paper 1 Question Paper 2022
        Download PDF
        Phase 1 - Paper 2 Question Paper 2022 Download PDF
        Phase 2 - Paper 1 & Paper 2 Question Paper 2022 Download PDF
        2020 GA - Phase 1 Question Paper 2020 Download PDF
        Phase 1 - Paper 2 Question Paper 2020 Download PDF
        Phase 2 Question Paper 2020 Download PDF
        2018 GA, English, Reasoning & Computer Awareness Phase 1 -
        Paper 1 Question Paper 2018
        Download PDF
        Securities Market Phase 1 Question Paper 2018 Download PDF
        ESI Phase 2 Question Paper 2018 Download PDF
        Finance & Management Phase 2 Question Paper 2018 Download PDF
        Securities Market Phase 2 Question Paper 2018 Download PDF
        Descriptive Previous Years' English Descriptive Essay TopicsDownload PDF

        Now that I have shared these past year’s SEBI Grade A question papers, I expect you to solve them as if you are solving the real exam.

        That way you’ll be able to bring alive in yourself all the benefits that I have written above.

        With that, I feel like I have shared with you everything you’d ever need to know about the SEBI Grade A previous year’s question papers.

        Next, let’s look into the topic of SEBI Grade A exam analysis.

        SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis

        While we are in the process of analyzing the SEBI Grade A exam, it should be noted that the latest SEBI Grade A exam was the 2022 SEBI Grade A recruitment.

        Now, let me state the reason why we are doing this. You see by sifting through the 2022 SEBI Grade A exam analysis, you’ll be able to know more about the level of questions asked in the SEBI exams, and as a consequence know what to expect in the upcoming exam, i.e., the 2022 SEBI Grade A exam.

        So, without beating around the bush any further, let’s get straight to it.

        The 2022 SEBI Grade A exam had 3 stages, namely Phase 1 or prelims, Phase 2 or Mains, and finally the interview round.

        In this SEBI Grade A exam analysis, we’ll be sticking to just the first 2 phases, i.e., the Prelims and the Mains.

        That said, let us begin with the exam analysis of the first round of 2022 SEBI Grade A Prelims.

        SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis of Prelims 2022

        Now, before I mention the details about the difficulty level of the Phase 1 paper, let us understand a few things about the SEBI Phase 1 exam.

        So, the SEBI Grade A Prelims consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 is an objective type paper with  the sections listed below:

        • Quantitative Aptitude
        • General Awareness
        • Reasoning Ability
        • English Language
        SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Exam Analysis

        That said, Paper 2 is also an objective type paper with questions based on the various subjects and topics like: Accountancy, Commerce, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics.

        You should also note that Paper 2 that we are concerned with is that of the General stream only. Meaning that the Paper 2 of the other streams are different from the one that we are talking about here, and have nothing to do with us for now.

        Analysis of Phase 1 Paper 1

        • The Quantitative aptitude section was of the Easy to moderate level. There were some questions of elementary difficulty, and there were some challenging ones as well. 
        • The General Awareness section was of the easy to moderate level of difficulty. 
        • The Reasoning Ability section was of moderate level.  
        • Lastly, the English Language section was easy but questions were of considerable size, thus, the section could be remarked as easy to moderate. 

        That said, I have shared a video of my experience with the 2022 SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Paper 1 exam below:

        Analysis of Phase 1 Paper 2

        The section was a blend of easy, moderate, and difficult questions. And if one were to summarize the overall level of paper 2, then it could be said that it was tougher compared with the previous edition. However, it was still doable. Given below is a video that you can watch to better understand Paper 2 of the 2022 SEBI Grade A Prelims: 

        Having said that said if we were to analyse the difficulty level of questions taking the Prelims papers as a whole, then the overall Phase 1 exam difficulty would have to be taken as moderate. 

        SEBI Grade A Exam Analysis of Mains 2022

        Coming to the analysis of the Mains papers of the 2022 SEBI Grade A exam, let us understand a few things about the Phase 2 exam.

        Mains exam of SEBI Grade A consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 is that of English, is descriptive in nature, and is common for all streams.

        Whereas the second paper of Phase 2, is exclusive to the general stream and is objective in nature. Questions in paper 2 are asked from the same subjects and topics as that of the Phase 1 Paper 2, i.e., Accountancy, Commerce, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act & Economics.

        SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Exam Analysis

        Now, you must be asking, “do second papers of both phases have the same syllabus?”

        Well yes, but the difference is that the questions asked in Phase 2 are tougher than the ones asked in the 2nd paper of Phase 1.

        With that being the case, let me quickly take you to the analysis of the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam.   

        Paper 1 was a degree up in difficulty from last year. All three sections i.e., Essay writing, Precis writing, and Reading comprehension carried questions that required careful contemplation. However, if the preparation was good, then it was doable in every sense. Overall, according to me and the general mandate, Paper-1 was “Moderate” in level.   

        Coming to the 2nd Paper, the difficulty of the questions asked in it was of moderate level too. It was lengthy and according to me, anything beyond 30 attempts with perfect accuracy can be considered as a good attempt.

        With both papers being of “Moderate” level, the overall difficulty of the Phase 2 exam was moderate.

        I have given below a video to help understand the difficulty level of the Phase 2 exam: 

        SEBI Grade A Result

        In this section, I have listed down the dates of the results of the previous SEBI Grade A exams and the steps you needed to follow to check them.    

        But if you talk about the SEBI Grade A 2022 Exam, Phase 1 of it was conducted on 20th February 2022 and the result for the same was declared on 25th February 2022. 

        Following the culmination of the Phase 1 process, Phase 2 began. The SEBI Grade A phase 2 exam took place on 20th March 2022, and subsequently, its result came out on 7th April 2022. 

        I have written about the steps to check the 2022 Phase 2 result. Also, I think these steps which I have provided below can be used to check the further stages’ results as well, as I think, the steps will not be much different from what I have written below.  

        You can check the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 result here. 

        SEBI Grade A Result: Steps to Download

        To check your SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 result you should follow these steps:

        Step 1: First go over to the official website of SEBI – https://www.sebi.gov.in/ 
        Hover, the cursor over “About”. A drop-down menu appears, click on “Careers” in that.

        Step 1 - Download SEBI Phase 1 Result

        Step 2: Another window opens up, underneath the Careers menu, there is an icon for “Results”, click on that. 

        Step 2 - Download SEBI Phase 1 Result

        Step 3: Another window opens up with the official link to check the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 result which says “SEBI Grade A Recruitment Exercise 2022 – Results of Phase 2 online exam held on March 20, 2022”. Click on that link.

        Step 3 - Download SEBI Phase 2 Result

        Step 4: Once you click on the link, a new window opens up where the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Result PDF is displayed. You can check your roll number in the result. Also, you can download the PDF by clicking on the download link and save it for future.

        Step 4 - Download SEBI Phase 2 Result

        Some important links related to SEBI Grade A results:

        For SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Result (General Stream) –

        2022 SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Result – Roll Number of Selected Candidates

        For SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Result (General Stream) –

        2022 SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Result – Roll Number of Selected Candidates

        For SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 2 Result (General Stream) –

        2020 SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Result – Roll number of Selected Candidates

        For SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 1 Result –

        2020 SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Result – Roll number of Selected Candidates

        For SEBI Grade A 2018 Result –

        https://www.sebi.gov.in/department/human-resources-department-37/career.html

        Scorecard –

        https://www.sebi.gov.in/result2018.html

        Cut off Marks –

        https://www.sebi.gov.in/sebiweb/other/careerdetail.jsp?careerId=134

        Conclusion

        That brings us to the end of our article. I guess this article has given you an idea about what kind of questions you can expect in the upcoming SEBI Grade A Exam, the important links related to the exam results, and the reasons why solving previous years question papers is really important when looking to clear any exam.

        Having said that, I guess I have my work here is done. Allow me to take leave. Good day and good luck. Oh!! And don’t forget to solve the previous year papers now. Bye.

        FAQs: SEBI Grade A Previous Year Question Papers, Exam Analysis and Results

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          What is the use of these SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers?

          Before preparing for a complex exam like SEBI Grade A, it is always advised to inculcate the general structure of the exam. Therefore, in order for you to do that, the first step is going through the previous year exam papers. Get a comprehensive understanding of the SEBI Grade A previous year papers, and list your strengths and weaknesses from the outset.

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          How many SEBI Grade A Question Papers should I solve?

          You must solve a considerable number of SEBI Grade A question papers during your bid to clear SEBI Grade A exam. It is your practice that will ultimately decide your fate, and no amount of practice is enough. So, solve as many question papers as you can. 

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          Where can the candidates download the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers PDFs from?

          Candidates are free to explore and download the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers PDF from the aforementioned links.

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          Will solving the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers be helpful for the preparation of the examination?

          Yes. As I explained earlier, Solving the SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers is one of the initial steps of preparation. Therefore, rate this exercise high on your priority list.

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          Is going through SEBI Grade A  Exam Analysis important? 

          Yes, it is essential to go through the exam analysis of SEBI Grade A exam. This practice will give you a major understanding about the crucial topics and their weightage in the exam.

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          Where can I find SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam analysis 2022 of 20th March?

          I along with Chetan Sir, we have prepared an in-depth self-given exam analysis of SEBI Grade A Phase-2. You can refer to the complete SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam analysis with good attempts and difficulty levels, in this article itself. Moreover, you can find the video analysis too. Click here to watch the analysis of the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam.

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          How many sections will there be in the SEBI Grade A exam Phase 1?

          The phase 1 exam checks the knowledge, speed, and aptitude of the candidate. Hence, the sections such as General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English, incorporate the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam.

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          What is the difficulty level shift 1 as per SEBI Grade A exam analysis 2022?

          As per SEBI Grade A exam analysis 2022 the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 difficulty level of shift 1 is moderate. The difficulty level is usually determined by taking reviews from the aspirants who took the actual exam. However, in my case, I myself took the exam, and have provided a genuine review afterward.

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          What is the difficulty level of the descriptive paper as per the SEBI Grade A exam analysis 2022?

          I have provided a thorough analysis of the descriptive paper of the SEBI Grade A Phase 2, which you can check in this article itself. However, if I have to give a one-word analysis then I would choose “Moderate” to be the ideal word to describe the descriptive paper of SEBI Grade A Phase 2. the SEBI Grade A exam analysis 2022 also includes the difficulty level of the descriptive paper. Questions were mostly asked from the current affairs topics. Some questions were very general in nature.

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          Is SEBI Grade A Result 2022 Out? 

          Yes, SEBI Grade A Result 2022 for Phase-1 Exam has been released on 25th February 2022. But, since the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 has recently culminated, its result is yet to come out.

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          What is the official website to check SEBI Grade A Result 2022?

          SEBI Grade A Result 2022 can be checked on the official website of SEBI. 

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