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SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile & Admit Card

Topics Covered: SEBI Grade A Phase 1 & Phase 2 Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria (Qualification, Age Limit & Relaxations), Phase 1 & Phase 2 Syllabus, Job Profile of SEBI Assistant Manager & Admit Card (Steps to download)

SEBI as a regulatory body is considered to be one of the most reputed institutions in India and working in an organization like that is no less than a matter of pride for many.  

One of the prominent reasons for its fascination amongst the aspirants seeking to work in SEBI is the roles and responsiblities that an officer performs in his/ her tenure which entails functions like focusing on the regulation of securities market, protecting the interests of investors.  

However, to perform such functions, the candidates must be able to work in an environment which offers both challenges and opportunities.  

With that being said, the journey to becoming a SEBI Officer is not an easy one as it requires sincere dedication and hardwork.  

Therefore, before you begin your journey for this prestigious examination, it’s eminent to familiarize yourself with all the important aspects of SEBI Grade A.  

In reference to this, I will be discussing all the details regarding the SEBI Grade A syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, job profile, and admit card in this blog.  

So, without further delay, let’s get started! 

Table of Content – SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Syllabus, Job Profile & Admit Card 

SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria

The first thing you need to know is SEBI invites applications from Indian citizens only. This section will provide you with all the important information about the SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria which includes:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit and its Relaxations

Now only when you fulfill all the eligibility criteria will you be able to fill the form and write the exam, and possibly clear it. Let’s discuss this further in detail. 

Educational Qualification: SEBI Grade A Exam Eligibility

The updated educational qualification eligibility criteria for the SEBI Grade A exam are based on the changes, brought about in the guidelines, applicable from the 2020 exam onwards.

Stream Educational Qualification
General You should have Master’s Degree in any discipline or Bachelors’ Degree in Law, Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from a recognized university or CA / CFA / CS / Cost Accountant.
However, apart from the educational qualifications mentioned in the table above, the following points are also important to consider:

a). For General stream, A Post Graduate Diploma in any discipline will be accepted too as the educational requirement for the General stream, provided the same is recognized as equivalent to a Master’s Degree in that discipline by Govt. of India. Candidates need to provide the necessary documents in this regard.

b). You will be permitted to apply for a maximum of 2 streams only for which you’re eligible to apply, as per your educational qualifications.

    • Separate on-line applications for each stream will have to be submitted and requisite fees to be paid for each application.
    • In case you apply for more than once in a Single Stream and/or apply for more than 2 Streams,
    • only the latest applications shall be considered valid and the other applications shall be rejected.

c). Those of you who appeared for the final examinations and are waiting for the results are eligible to appear for SEBI Grade A Phase  I,  Phase  II, and  Phase  III  of the selection process.

Age Limit & Relaxations: SEBI Grade A Exam Eligibility

Age Limit is one of the most important factors when it comes to being eligible for any exam. So, let’s get to know the SEBI Grade A age eligibility:

General category candidates, must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as of December 31, 2021 i.e., you must have been born on or after January 01, 1992.

For candidates of other categories, there are several age relaxations as provided in the table below:

Category Relaxation (in years)
Ex-Servicemen including ECO/SSCO disharged
after 5 years of service
General - 5
OBC- 5+3=8
SC/ST - 5+5=10
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) General - 10
OBC - 10+3=13
SC/ST - 10+5=15

Important Points to Consider

1. Ex-servicemen include those who have been released:

a) on completion of assignment  (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from December 31, 2021) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or

b) on account of physical disability attributable to  Military  Service or

c) on invalidment.

2. Emergency  Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released on the selection within three months from the date of receipt of an offer of appointment.

3. Only those of you belonging to ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ are eligible to apply under OBC Category. Any of you belonging to the OBC  category but coming in the  ‘Creamy  Layer’  are not entitled to  OBC reservation.  You should indicate your category as ‘Unreserved’. Candidates belonging to the  OBC (NCL) category should have an OBC (NCL) certificate issued on or after April 01, 2021, but earlier than the due date (closing date) of the application.

4. All those of you belonging to  Scheduled  Castes, Scheduled  Tribes, and Other  Backward Classes who are also covered under the category of Persons with  Benchmark Disabilities and/or Ex-servicemen will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation as shown in the table above.

5. Where there is no vacancy reserved for OBC/SC/ST category candidates, such candidates can still apply. However, they will not be eligible for any relaxation. SC/ ST candidates are exempt from payment of application fee even in such cases but will have to pay specified intimation charges.

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD): SEBI Grade A Exam Eligibility

The specified disabilities are:

    • Blindness and Low Vision,
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
    • Locomotor Disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy,
    • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness,
    • Multiple disabilities and
    • Other disabilities (as per the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016)

The PwBD candidates belonging to any category (i.e., GEN/ SC/ ST/ OBC) will be eligible for age relaxations in the SEBI Grade A Exam. Reservation for PwBD is horizontal and within the overall vacancies for the posts.

PwBD candidates will be eligible for concession in the application fee.

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

To get effectively accustomed to the nature of the examination, a thorough understanding SEBI Grade A exam pattern is extremely essential.  

As the exam pattern of SEBI Grade A rarely changes,the pattern that was prevalent with the 2022 recruitment is expected to remain same for the SEBI Grade A 2023 recruitment as well.  

To help you with easy understanding of the exam pattern, I have explained all the details regarding it in a simplified manner below. The SEBI Grade A Selection procedure is based on the 3 stage process: 

    • Phase I – On-line screening examination consists of two papers of 100 marks each 
    • Phase II – On-line examination comprises of two papers of 100 marks each. If you’re shortlisted for Phase II, you will be issued new Hall Tickets. 
    • Phase III – Interview 

As mentioned earlier the exam pattern was changed in 2020, if you want to know the exam pattern before that previous years question papers will give you a good idea. 

Check out and download the previous year’s papers of SEBI Grade A that I’ve compiled for you.  

For an elaborate understanding, let’s discuss the phase-wise exam pattern: 

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 1

A lot of students compete for the SEBI Grade A post, hence, having a tough and complex exam structure with two phases entailed makes sense. 

Although the SEBI Grade A Exam pattern is not subjected to change, however, some minor changes may take place, and only time will tell about that. 

For now, let’s walk through every detail that makes the phase 1 unique. According to the 2023 SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern guidelines:


  • The Phase 1 of the Exam will comprise two papers with 100 marks each, which are Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively. 
Phase 1 Exam Pattern of SEBI Grade A

Earlier, Phase 1 had only one online paper, which was conducted over the duration of two hours consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions. 

The new exam pattern for phase 1 became applicable from the 2020 cycle onwards when SEBI had come out with the following new set of guidelines: 

    • Paper 1 is comprised of four subjects – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of reasoning. All questions on paper 1 will carry equal marks. 
    • Paper 2 for the general stream comprises of these subjects – Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics. 
    • All papers except tests of English Language will be provided in English and Hindi. 
    • Both the papers of the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam have MCQs (objective type), with 5 options per question.  
    • Each correct answer is worth 1.2 marks on Paper 1 and 2 marks on Paper 2.  
    • There is negative marking (worth 1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase I. 

You would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in the Phase I exam to be shortlisted for Phase II. The list of shortlisted candidates will be made available on the SEBI website. 

Paper Number of questions Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off
Paper 1 80 ( 20 questions from each subject) 100 (All questions carry equal marks) 60 minutes 30%
Paper 2 50 100 40 minutes 40%
Aggregate Cut Off 40%
Preparation Kit for SEBI Grade A Exams
Preparation Kit for SEBI Grade A Exams

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 2

The SEBI Grade A Exam pattern for phase 2 remains consistent as well.

Which means that the SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2023 will not feature any changes in the phase 2 pattern, however at this point when the notification is yet to come out nothing specific can be stated. Phase 2 is a little different than Phase 1.

To best understand the stage, you can check the 2022 SEBI Grade A Exam Phase 2 pattern that I’ve put down for you.

Now according to the 2022 SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern guidelines, Phase 2 will have 2 papers in total unlike earlier, when a total of 3 papers were conducted in this phase.

Both the papers are of 100 marks each with the following criteria and subjects:

Phase 2 Exam Pattern of SEBI Grade A

Paper 1 of Phase 2 is descriptive while Paper 2 has MCQs (objective type).


  1. There is negative marking (worth 1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase 2.
  2. If you have applied in multiple streams, Paper-II will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in your Hall Ticket.
  3. There shall be a  cut-off of a minimum of 30%  for  Paper 1 and a cut-off of a minimum of 40%  for Paper  2  in Phase II.
  4. You would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 50% in the SEBI Grade A Phase II exam (weightage of 1/3rd for Paper 1 and 2/3rdfor Paper 2) to be shortlisted for Phase III.
  5. Subject to the criteria mentioned above, the number of candidates shortlisted, in order of merit, for Phase III, i.e. the Interview, equals 3 times the number of vacancies. A list of all those shortlisted for Interviews will be made available on the SEBI website.
Paper Streams / Subjects Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off Weightage
Paper 1 All Streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 100 60 minutes 30% 1/3rd
Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Aggregate Cut Off 50%

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern -  Interview

The third and final stage of the SEBI Grade A examination is the Interview round or the Personality Test.  

In order to get to the interview phase, you need to clear the prelims and the mains exam.  

Only after passing the minimum sectional cut off and the overall cut off, the candidates will qualify the interview round. 

To appear for the SEBI Grade A Interviews, candidates need to download the call letter which will be sent on the individual email ids of the applicants who have cleared the Phase 2 Exam. 

From the year 2020 onwards SEBI had made a few changes to the Grade A selection procedure.

These changes will apply to the 2023 selection cycle as well and so there is a change in the interview marks and its weightage as well, i.e., the interviews now have a weightage of 15% in the final merit list score.  

Therefore,  the change in the weightage is as follows: 

    • marks obtained in Phase II will be 85%, while, 
    • marks obtained in the interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.  

The candidates are provided with an an option to choose the interview language, i.e., either in English or Hindi, before the interview round as per their convenience.  

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the applicants in the Mains and Interview rounds of the SEBI Grade A 2023 exam. 

SEBI Grade A Final Selection

The final selection of the candidates for the SEBI Grade A Exam will be made by cumulating the marks secured by the candidate in the Phase II exam (weightage 85%) and the Interview (weightage 15%).

So the more you score in the Mains as well as the Interview rounds, the higher will be your chances of getting selected to be a SEBI Assistant Manager.

If you clear all three phases, you will at that point be called to show up for the medical trial which will be the final hindrance between you and your dream of being a SEBI Grade A Officer.

The list of final selected candidates will be made available on the official SEBI website within 2-3 weeks after the 2023 Grade A Interviews get over.

SEBI Grade A 2022 Toppers
SEBI Grade A 2022 Toppers

SEBI Grade A Syllabus

Getting hold of the SEBI Grade A Syllabus is a tedious task, however, with appropriate devotion the syllabus can be on the tips of aspirants . 

Going through the SEBI Grade A 2023 syllabus will be like a preview of what your next few months are going to look like. 

In the section below, I have provided the detailed syllabus for SEBI Grade A Phase 1 & Phase 2 in a structured manner: 

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 (Paper 1) Syllabus

SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 1 of Phase 1 comprises of four subjects: 

  1. General Awareness,  
  2. English Language,  
  3. Quantitative Aptitude,  
  4. Reasoning Ability 

Now, the SEBI Assistant Manager Syllabus is quite similar to RBI & NABARD. This is the main reason why students are interested in giving all three papers in a year. 

This process gives them multiple backups with similar exam syllabus and patterns. 

Remember, in Paper 1 you have to score at least 30% marks in total to clear this level. There is no subject-wise cut off within Paper 1. 

So you can prioritise your strong subjects and focus accordingly. 

In the table below, I have mentioned the major topics from each of the four subjects. It should be your first priority to cover these topics: 

English Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus Reasoning Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus
Grammar Mensuration Puzzles Banking & Financial Awareness
Vocabulary Time and Work Seating Arrangement Monetary Policies
Error Spotting Average, Ratio, Percentages Directions and Distance Economic Terms
Comprehension Speed, Distance and Time Data Sufficiency Current Affairs
Passage Making Mixture and Allegations Blood Relations Financial & Economics News
Jumble Words Permutation and Combination Syllogism Static GK
Fill in the Blanks Data Interpretation Coding Decoding Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals
Sentence Framing Probability Inequality Banking terms, rates, processes

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 (Paper 1) Syllabus  – English Skills

The English Descriptive is the only subject in Paper 1 of Phase 2. This test is designed to test your writing skills  including expression and understanding of the topic.

Questions are asked in this section related to:

i) Precis

ii) Essays

iii) Comprehension

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 & 2 (Paper 2) Syllabus

Paper 2 Syllabus from both Phase 1 and 2 of SEBI Grade A has 6 different sections. All these sections are recently introduced and are equally important.

You are lucky if you chose commerce during your school time as these sections are easier if you belong to commerce field.

With this said, I am not saying that you can’t clear the exam if you are from science or humanities background. You can also cover these sections easily as the questions asked last time were simple and are expected to be similar for the 2022 exam as well.

So let’s not waste any further time and dive deep into this part of the blog.

These are the 6 sections in SEBI Grade A Phase 1 & 2 (Paper 2):

A) Commerce & Accountancy

B) Management

C) Finance

D) Costing

E) Companies Act

F) Economics

Let us talk about each and every section in a more detailed manner and the important part of these sections that you need to cover.

Commerce & Accountancy Syllabus

a) Accounting as a financial information system;

b) Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.

c) Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis;

d) Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.

e) Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.

f) Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.

Management Syllabus

a) Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling;

b) The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader;

c) Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

d) Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD;

e) Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

f) Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.

Finance Syllabus

1) Financial System:

a) Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector.

2) Financial Markets

a) Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

3) General Topics

a) Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap

b) Recent Developments in the Financial Sector

c) Financial Inclusion- use of technology

d) Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership

e) Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM),

f) Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.

Costing Syllabus

1. Overview of Cost and Management Accounting – Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.

2. Methods of Costing – Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors.

3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis – (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.

4. Lean System and Innovation:-
a) Introduction to Lean System
b) Just-in-Time (JIT) Page 20 of 26
c) Kaizen Costing
d) 5 Ss
e) Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
f) Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
g) Six Sigma (SS)
h) Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).

Companies Act Syllabus

The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.

Economics Syllabus

a) Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money , IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles

b) Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

That covers the topic of the SEBI Assistant Manager syllabus for 2022, let’s dive into the section of the job profile.

SEBI Grade A Job Profile

You went through the whole blog to be able to read what you were most excited about, Job Profile of SEBI Grade A Officer.

It’s better to know what you’re getting into before you start preparing for it.

Jobs shouldn’t be just a means of earning money, they should also be something that makes you happy and on your feet all the time.

When you clear the Grade A exam, you join SEBI and undergo training to become a SEBI Assistant Manager.

Now, there are different streams within SEBI – General, Legal, Civil, Electrical, IT, etc. Each stream has different sets of functions that are within the overall functionalities of SEBI as an organization.

Those of you recruited in any stream might get posted to any department of SEBI, irrespective of your streams.

These are the overall responsibilities of SEBI as an organization and all its officer’s duties are aligned with these responsibilities:


    • Approval of stock exchanges by-laws.
    • Amendment of by-laws of Stock Exchanges.
    • Inspection of Accounts of Stock Exchanges and various players.
    • Identify and Investigate any malpractices within Securities Markets
    • Taking steps for increasing Investors knowledge on Securities Markets
    • Suspension of Security Tradings of a Stock Exchange
    • Granting and Withdrawing Recognition of a Stock Exchange

SEBI Grade A Job Profile – Posting Locations

Since SEBI has its headquarters in Mumbai, 90% of the Grade A (Assistant Manager) officers are posted in Mumbai itself. Additionally, being an organization dealing in finances and securities, SEBI has most of the operational offices in metro cities. So, one can expect to be posted in such locations throughout their career.

As you grow in, there are options for foreign postings as well as offering immense exposure and growth opportunities.

Job Profile of SEBI Grade A Officer – Career Growth

Officer Level Promotions of SEBI Grade A

failure and every success comes with an experience no book can teach you. 

When it comes to the growth in career as a SEBI officer, if you wish to be promoted to SEBI Grade B level, you will have to apply for the promotion test and give the examination as well but only after you’ve had 3 years of experience as a SEBI Grade A Officer. 

However, the time required for the Promotion of Grade A to Grade B is not fixed and is dynamic in nature. It depends on SEBI’s internal policies and vacancies available for the Grade B posts. 

But generally, the procedure that is followed for promoting Assistant Managers to Grade B is the one given above.

Hierarchy In SEBI: 

  1. Executive Director
  2. Grade F
  3. Grade E
  4. Grade D
  5. Grade C
  6. Grade B
  7. Grade A
  8. Junior Assistant

To know more about the salary of a SEBI Grade A Officer, you can click on the linked page.  

Now that you’ve read all there is to know about the SEBI Grade A officer job profile, posting locations and the scope for growth within the organization of SEBI, let’s go over the section of SEBI Grade A exam admit card 

SEBI Grade A Admit Card

To begin with, the SEBI Grade A admit card is one of the main documents that an applicant must carry with him to the exam center. If you fail to bring this document along, you will not be permitted to enter the exam center. 

The admit card allows you to enter the premises of your exam center since it is a document used for verifying the candidate’s official details registered during the application process.   

While, the admit cards for SEBI Grade A 2023 are yet to be released. Last year, the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 admit card was released on February 08, 2022 whereas the admit card for Phase 2 was out on 8th March 2022. 

Now that I have given information regarding the hall ticket for this exam. In the next section, I am going to explain the steps to download SEBI Grade A admit card. 

Download SEBI Grade A Admit Card – Steps

To specify the step-by-step course to download SEBI Grade A admit card, I have mentioned the steps to download the admit card for the same.  

By diligently going through these steps mentioned below, you’ll get a clear idea about how to downoad your SEBI Grade A admit card. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of SEBI or directly click on  Official SEBI Website. 

Step 1 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

Step 2: On the page that you’ve opened, you’ll see the “About” tab at the top-left area of the page. Take your mouse cursor on the tab and you’ll see that a dropdown menu comes up. Do not click on any of the options on the menu, but click on the “About” button directly.

Step 2 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

Step 3: Clicking on the “About” tab will cause a new page to open. On this page, you’ll find 4 boxes that you can click on. Click on the box with “Careers” written on it.

Step 3 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

Then opens a page with “Human Resources Department (HRD)” written on it.

Step 4: Here click on the “SEBI Grade A Recruitment – Download of Call Letter” link. 

Step 4 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

Step 5: Clicking on the link will open a page with a link named “Call Letter (Click here to download Call Letter)”. Tap on this link.

Step 5 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

The new page that opens will have a “login credential” box on the right side.

Step 6: Here you can choose from English or Hindi as the language in which you’d want your SEBI Grade A admit card to be printed, and fill in your “registration number”, “password/Date of Birth”, and the CAPTCHA security code.

Step 6 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

Step 7: After filling in these details, click on the login button.

  • Clicking on the “login” button will grant you access to your SEBI Grade A admit card. 
  • Take a printout by clicking on the “click to print” option. You can also save your admit card as a PDF by clicking on the same option.
Step 7 - download SEBI Grade A Admit Card

SEBI Grade A Interview Call Letter

SEBI Grade A Call letters for the Interview are sent to the registered email IDs of selected applicants only.

None of the Interview call letters will be sent by post. Hence, you are required to keep your email id functioning, the one which you have given while filling the online application, till the time the final selection gets finished.

SEBI Grade A Interview – List of Documents Required

At the time of the SEBI Grade A Interview, you will be required to produce the following documents for verification. You must carry each document in original as well as a photocopy. The documents required are:

• Print out of Interview Call Letter
• Original Attestation Form with affixed signed photographs
• Govt. issued ID Proof such as Aadhar Card in original and photocopy
• All Educational mark-sheets and certificates
• Bio-Data Form (1 original & 6 photocopies) in prescribed size with signed photographs
• For OBC/ST/SC candidates, you’ll also need to carry your original Caste Certificate along with its photocopy.
• For EWS candidates, you’ll also need to carry your original Income and Asset Certificate along with its photocopy.


Preparing for competitive exams is not an easy task, it’s an all-consuming process. But there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, the light, in this case, is the rank of a SEBI Grade A Officer. Don’t let anything overwhelm you and just keep hustling, you’ll reach your goal in no time.

Best of luck!!
Keep Learning!!

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FAQs: SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Syllabus & Job Profile

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    What was the last date to apply for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022? 

    The last date to apply for the 2022 SEBI Grade A exam recruitment was 24th January 2022. 

    The notification for the 2022 exam was released on 5th January 2022 and the process to apply online opened on the same date. 

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    Is SEBI Grade A a govt job? 

    Oh yes definitely. A SEBI Grade A officer job is no doubt a government job. This is based on the fact that SEBI as a Statutory Body draws its authority from the SEBI Act of 1992, which was passed by the Indian Parliament. So, saddle up and start your preparations to become a SEBI Grade A officer, for if by a good chance you succeed, then there’d be no looking back for you. You’d have it all. Money, prestige, and peace of mind. 

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    Can final year students apply for SEBI Grade A? 

    If you are a final year student in university, and still want to apply for the SEBI Grade A exam, you can do so. You are eligible to appear for all 3 phases of the selection process 

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    What is the process of selection for SEBI Grade A Officer Recruitment? 

    The final selection of the candidates for the SEBI Grade A Exam will be made by cumulating the marks secured by the candidate in the Phase II exam (weightage 85%) and the Interview (weightage 15%)

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    What is the exam pattern of the SEBI Grade A Officer Exam? 

    Ok, so the exam pattern of the Sebi Grade A officer exams is fairly simple. You need to understand that there are many streams to which you can apply based on your qualification, it can be Law, IT, General, etc. I deal with the exams for the general stream. Anyway, keeping all of the aforementioned aside, the exam pattern of the SEBI Grade A exam for all streams is similar. 

     The exam has 2 phases. Each phase has 2 papers namely, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 of both phase 1 and phase 2 are the same for candidates of all streams. Paper 2 of both phase 1 and phase 2 are stream specific. For more details of the contents of these papers read 

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    Which papers will be common for all the candidates? 

    Now, to understand the answer that I write for you fully, you need to go through the exam pattern of the SEBI Grade A exam given in this article Basically Sebi organizes the Grade A exam in 2 phases. Paper 1 of both the phases are common for all candidates, irrespective of the stream he/she applies for in the SEBI Grade A exam. Paper 2 in both phases are different according to the stream you happen to select. 

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    Is there a negative marking? 

    I know this might cause your heart to sink, but the answer is yes. There is negative marking in both the phases of the SEBI Grade A Exam, unless its the IT stream, for which the details have not yet been released. Its very unfortunate, but if you happen to choose the wrong answer to a question, you are liable to loose a quarter of the total marks intended for that particular question. Therefore, you do well to read the questions & answers thoroughly and be extra careful while marking your answers. 

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    What is the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Syllabus 2023?
    The syllabus for SEBI Grade A 2023 consists of two phases and the Interview. Each phase consisting of two papers. The syllabus for Phase 1 is as follows: 

    • For Paper 1, there are four subjects, namely – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. 
    • The Paper 2 includes subjects such as -Commerce & Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics 

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    What is the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Syllabus 2023?
    The syllabus SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam comprises of two papers, which are  as follows: 

    • The Paper 1 which is common for all streams is the english descriptive paper which includes topics like – Essay, Precis and Comprehension.  
    • For Paper 2, some of the subjects mentioned in the syllabus are – Commerce & Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics. 


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    What is the maximum marks for the SEBI Grade A online screening test 2023?
    There are two phases in the syllabus for SEBI Grade A and the marks for both the phases are as follows: 

    • A total of 100 marks are allotted for Paper 1 and 2 of Phase I 
    • For Phase II, the maximum marks allotted for both Paper 1 & Paper 2 is 100 marks each.  

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    How to make corrections in SEBI Grade A Admit Card 2023?
    If there is any correction to be made in the hall ticket, you can send an e- mail to recruitment@sebi.gov.in , specifying the changes you need to make in the admit card. 

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    What is the maximum age for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2023?
    The age limit of the candidate to be eligible for applying SEBI Grade A is from 21 to 30 years, i.e., on 31st December 2023, the applicant must not be born before January 01, 1994.  

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    What is the number of attempts allowed for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2023?
    There is no limit specified for the numbder of attempts for candidates to apply for SEBI Grade A 2023 exam.  

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