SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, 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 & Admit Card (Steps to download)

SEBI is one of the most prestigious institutions in India.

It is a brand in itself and there is no need to explain how prestigious this post and job profile of SEBI Grade A officer is. Being a SEBI Officer is like wearing a medal 24*7.  

With that being said, it’s not a cakewalk to become a SEBI Officer. It’s difficult, exhausting, and tiring.  

Don’t get me wrong I’m not trying to put your hopes down, but if my words bring your morale down, you have no idea what’s going to hit you when you have a look at the SEBI Grade A syllabus and start preparing.  

SEBI has made a lot of updates in the SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria and SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern, I’ll be discussing all the updates in this blog.

SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Syllabus, Job Profile & Admit Card

If you’ve been reading my other blogs as well, you’d know my blogs are a mixture of bad Puns and unexpected TED talks.

So let’s get into it, shall we?  

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

    As I said earlier, since the year 2020 a lot of criteria have changed for the SEBI Grade A Exam, especially the SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern, so I’d recommend you to stop doing anything else and utterly pay attention to what I’m about to say next (don’t I sound like an abductor calling for ransom money?).

    SEBI Grade A Selection procedure is based on the 3 stage process:

    • First Phase – On-line screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each
    • Second Phase – On-line examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each
    • Third Phase Interview

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 1

    Now, earlier for Phase 1 only one online examination was conducted over the duration of two hours consisting of 200 multiple-choice questions.

    According to the new set of guidelines, as of 2020, instead of one, 2 papers are held in phase 1 of the selection process of the SEBI Grade A Exam. The same selection process is expected to be there in the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 2021 exam as well.

    The 2 papers of the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exams are called Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively.

    Paper 1 will have 80 objective-type questions in total, from 4 subjects.

    The subjects are General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of reasoning. Each of the 4 subjects will have 20 questions asked from it. The maximum marks for paper 1 are 100 marks. All questions on paper 1 will carry equal marks.

    Paper 2 will have 50 objective-type questions in total from the subjects of Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics.

    The maximum marks for paper 2 are also 100 marks.

    In both the papers of phase 1, there will be 5 alternative/options given for each question, out of which only 1 alternative will be the correct answer.

    The time for the phase 1 test is (Paper 1 – 60 Minutes and Paper 2 – 40 Minutes) 100 minutes; however, you may have to be at the venue for around 180 minutes.

    The 80 extra minutes would basically include the time required for logging in, collection of the call letters, going through the instructions, etc. All papers except test of English Language will be provided in English and Hindi.

    This is the division of marks and subjects for the two papers under Phase 1:

    Paper Streams / Subjects Number of questions Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off
    Paper 1 All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning. 80 ( 20 questions from each subject) 100 (25 marks for each subject) 60 minutes 30%
    Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics 50 100 40 minutes 40%
    Aggregate Cut Off 40%

    SEBI Grade A Selection Process – Phase 1 – Important Points

    SAD NEWS: There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase I.

     

    1. There shall be a cut-off of a minimum 30% for Paper 1 (no sectional cut-off shall be there) and a cut-off of a minimum 40% for Paper 2 in Phase I.
    2. 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.
    3. Marks obtained in Phase I  shall be used only for shortlisting applicants for the Phase-II examination process and will not be counted for the final selection of the candidates.
    4. Subject to the criteria mentioned above, all of you who clear Phase I shall be shortlisted for Phase II. A list of those of you who are shortlisted for Phase II will be made available on the SEBI website.

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 2 

    Now according to the new SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern guidelines that came out in the official 2020 notification, Phase 2 will have 2 papers in total unlike earlier, when a total of 3 papers were conducted under Phase 2 of the examination. The same exam pattern is expected to be there in the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 2021 exam as well. 

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

    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 40%

    SEBI Grade A Selection Process – Phase 2 – Important Points

    1. If you’re shortlisted for Phase II, you will be issued new Hall Tickets.

    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. SAD NEWS: There will be negative marking  (1/4th  of marks assigned to the question)  for Paper 2 in  Phase  II (except IT stream for which details are yet to be announced).

    4. 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.

    5. You would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in the Phase II exam (weightage of 1/3rd for Paper 1 and 2/3rdfor Paper 2) to be shortlisted for Phase III.

    6. Subject to the criteria mentioned above, those of you equals 3 times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted, in order of merit, for Phase III i.e. the Interview. A list of all those shortlisted for Interviews will be made available on the SEBI website.

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern -  Interview 

    SEBI Grade A Interview is held after you clear the second phase of the SEBI Grade A Exam. SEBI Grade A Interview is the third and last phase of the SEBI Grade A Exam. The initial two phases are the Prelims followed by the Mains Exam, the two of which are computer-based written tests.

    In order to get to the third phase of the SEBI Grade A selection process, you need to qualify for the prelims exam and afterward the mains test. Applicants who will get the minimum sectional cut off and the overall cut off, just they will be permitted to show up for the SEBI Grade A interview round.

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

    From the year 2020 onwards SEBI had made a few changes in its selection procedure and so there is a change in the interview marks and its weightage as well, i.e., from the time of the SEBI Grade A 2020 Interviews, the interviews now have a weightage of 15% in the final merit list score. This is expected to hold true during the SEBI Grade A 2021 Interviews as well. 

    You have an option to choose the interview language, i.e., either in English or Hindi, before the SEBI Grade A interview round as per your convenience. All you have to do while appearing for the interview is be confident and stay calm.

    The final merit list will be based on the marks scored by the applicants in the mains and Interview round of the SEBI Grade A 2021 exam. The weightage of marks obtained in Phase II will be 85%, while marks obtained in interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.

    If you clear all three phases including the SEBI Grade A Interview, 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.

    To know more about the SEBI Grade A exam, you can click here.

    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 SEBI Grade A Mains Exam as well as the Interview round, the higher will be your chances of selecting in the SEBI Grade A Examination.

    The list of final selected candidates will be made available on the official SEBI website within 2-3 weeks after the SEBI Grade A 2021 Interviews get over.

    SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria  

    In hindsight, I think I should have talked about the SEBI Grade A eligibility criteria before talking about the selection criteria because well, it’s not enough that we’re willing to give the exam, they need to make sure we’re eligible for it too.

    I mean, so unreasonable, right? (no, it’s not)  

    This section will provide you all the information about the SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria which includes: 

    1. Education Qualification
    2. Age Limit
    3. Nationality
    4. Number of Attempts.  

    Now only when you fulfill all the SEBI Grade A eligibility criteria will you be able to fill the form and write the exam, and possibly clear it. Let’s dive into it then.

    Educational Qualification: SEBI Grade A Eligibility

    Now, as you all might know the guidelines for the SEBI Grade A Exam have been changed as of 2020.

    The same eligibility criteria is expected to be there in the SEBI Grade A 2021 exam as well.

    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.

    Educational Qualification: Things to Remember 

    Life is nothing without a little small asterisk at the end of the page which says “terms and conditions” applied in the smallest of font sizes available.

    Well, this part of the blog generally has all the terms and conditions but in the same font size. Let’s dive into it:

    1. A Post Graduate Diploma in any discipline will be accepted too as the educational requirement for the General stream.

    2. 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.

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

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

    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 may belong to any category (i.e., GEN/ SC/ ST/ OBC). They will be eligible for age relaxations. Reservation for PwBD is horizontal and within the overall vacancies for the posts.

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

    Age Limit: SEBI Grade A Exam Eligibility Criteria (as on 29/02/2020)

    Here I would like to add that since the 2021 SEBI Grade A notification has not yet been released, the information given below is as per the notification of the previous SEBI Grade A exam, that happened in 2020.  

    That said, by going through the information given below you can still definitely get an idea about the SEBI Grade A 2021 exam eligibility criteria. 

    1. You must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as on February 29, 2020, i.e., you must have been born on or after March 01, 1990 (I can feel the pain of all those born on Feb 28, 1990).  

    2. Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe candidates are given an age relaxation of 5 years if the posts are reserved for them.

    3. Other Backward Classes candidates are given an age relaxation of 3 years  if the posts are reserved for them 

    4. Relaxation of  5  (five)  years for  Ex-servicemen. Ex-servicemen include  Emergency  Commissioned Officers/Short  Service  Commissioned  Officers,  who have rendered at least five years continuous Military  Service and have been released

    a) on completion of assignment  (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from February 29, 2020) 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.  

    5. 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. 

    6. All those of you belonging to the  Scheduled  Castes and the  Scheduled  Tribes And the  Other  Backward Classes who are also covered under the category of Persons with  Benchmark Disabilities and Ex-servicemen will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation. 

    Relaxations: SEBI Grade A Officer Eligibility Criteria

    1. Only those of you belonging to ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ are eligible to apply under OBC Category. The OBC  applicants who belong to  ‘Creamy  Layer’  are not entitled 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’. If you belong to the  OBC (NCL)category should have an OBC (NCL) certificate issued on or after March 01, 2019, but earlier than the due date (closing date) of the application.

    2. Relaxation of 10 (ten) years for PwBD candidates shall be applicable whether the post is reserved or not. Relaxation of 13 (thirteen)  years for PwBD (OBC) candidates where vacancies are reserved for OBC candidates. Also a relaxation of 15 (fifteen) years for PwBD (SC/ST) candidates where vacancies are reserved for SC/ST candidates.

    Note:

    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. OBC/ PwBD candidates should possess a latest Certificate to this effect issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format (formats are available on the SEBI website).

    SEBI Grade A Syllabus 

    Going through the syllabus is as tragic as preparing for the exam. Going through the syllabus is like a preview into what your next few months are going to look like.

    Zero social life and days and nights filled with subjects you never thought you’d have to study.  

    Even writing this part gave me terrors but i bet that it is going to be worth it. 

    The syllabus of the exam had been changed in the year 2020 and SEBI had asked very simple questions in both Phase 1 & 2 in 2020 exam. The level was easy but the syllabus is vast. The same syllabus is expected to hold true in the SEBI Grade A 2021 exam as well.

    Let’s dive into it. 

    SEBI Grade A Phase 1 (Paper 1) Syllabus 

    The Paper 1 Syllabus of SEBI Grade A Phase 1 is quite similar to RBI & NABARD. This is the main reason why students are interested in giving all the three papers in an year.

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

    Now, the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Paper 1 Syllabus is divided into 4 sections. All four sections are not important as we only have final cut off.

    This means that you have to score 30% in total to clear this level.

    So you don’t need to score good marks in all four sections.

    Let’s talk about each section one by one.

    I have mentioned the major sections below. It should be your first priority to cover these topics:

    • General Awareness
    • English Language
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Reasoning Ability
    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 paper is the only paper 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 

    SEBI Grade A Phase 1 & 2 (Paper 2) has 6 different sections. All these sections are recently introduced and are equally important.

    The questions  that were asked in 2020 exam from these sections were really simple as it was the first year of introduction.

    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 humanties background. You can also cover these sections easily as the questions asked last time were simple and are expected to be similar in this attempt as well. 

    So let’s not waste any frther 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.

    A. Commerce & Accountancy

    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.

    B. Management

    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.

    C. Finance

    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.

    D. Costing

    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).

    E. Companies Act

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

    F. Economics

    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.

    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 talking about SEBI Recruitment, it has 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.

    Within these Streams as well, those of you who clear the SEBI Grade A Exam would be assigned to different departments, with each department taking care of a special function for SEBI.

    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 officers are posted in Mumbai itself. Except for that, being an organization dealing in finances and securities, the organization has most of the operational offices in metro cities only and one can expect to be posted only in the same 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

    Promotions of SEBI Grade A

    The more experienced you get, the more you grow as a person in life.  Every failure and every success comes with an experience no book can teach you.

    When it comes to the growth in your job in regards to Job 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 a Dynamic matter. It depends on SEBI’s internal policies and vacancies available at the Grade B level.

    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 read more about the salary of a SEBI Grade A Officer, click here.

    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 steps to download your SEBI Grade A exam admit card.

    Download 2020 SEBI Grade A admit card – Steps 

    Now, I have to admit that even though the heading written above is about the 2021 SEBI Grade A admit card, but the information given below is as per SEBI Grade A recruitment cycle of the previous year.

    That is because the 2021 SEBI Grade A exam notification has not been released as yet, and we do not know the details yet. Moreover, I shall update this section as soon as the official notifications come out. 

    However, you should note that the 2021 SEBI Grade A admit card details will not be much different from what I have written down below. So, you can definitely get an idea about the 2021 SEBI Grade A admit card by going through the lines below. 

    Ok so in this final section I’ll quickly take you over the steps that you needed to follow to download the admit card for the 2020 SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam. 

    This exam was scheduled to take place on the 27th of February, 2021: 

    Step 1: First, you need to go to the Official SEBI Website.

    Step 1 to Download SEBI 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 to Download SEBI 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 to Download SEBI Admit Card

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

    Step 4: Here click on the “SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2020 – Download of Call Letter for Phase II” link.

    Step 4 to Download SEBI 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 to Download SEBI 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 admit card to be printed, and fill in your “registration number”, “password/Date of Birth”, and the CAPTCHA security code.

    Step 6 to Download SEBI 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 2021 SEBI Grade A Phase 1 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 to Download SEBI Admit Card

    You can follow all the aforementioned steps or you may also skip on most of these and jump directly onto the 7th step by clicking here.

    That brings us to the end of how to download the 2021 SEBI Grade A admit card section.

    SEBI Grade A Interview Call Letter

    The candidates who will be able to clear the SEBI Grade A Mains or Phase II Exam will be qualified to show up for the Interview round. SEBI Grade A Call letters for the Interview will be sent to the registered email IDs of those applicants only.

    None of the SEBI Grade A 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 SEBI Grade A online application, till the time the final selection gets finished.

    SEBI Grade A Interview – List of Documents Required

    Once you have downloaded the SEBI Grade A Interview Call letter, you will be required to produce the following documents at the time of document verification. You must carry each document in original as well as a photocopy of the following documents when you go for the document verification.

    Category List of Documents
    General candidates • 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
    OBC Candidates • Print out of Interview Call Letter
    • Govt. issued ID Proof such as Aadhar Card in original and photocopy
    • Original Attestation Form with affixed signed photographs
    • All Educational mark-sheets and certificates
    • Bio-Data Form (1 original & 6 photocopies) in prescribed size with signed photographs
    • Original OBC Caste Certificate along with its photocopy
    SC/ST Candidates • Print out of Interview Call Letter
    • Govt. issued ID Proof such as Aadhar Card in original and photocopy
    • Original Attestation Form with affixed signed photographs
    • All Educational mark-sheets and certificates
    • Bio-Data Form (1 original & 6 photocopies) in prescribed size with signed photographs
    • Original SC/ST Caste Certificate as per prescribed format along with its photocopy
    EWS Candidates • Print out of Interview Call Letter
    • Govt. issued ID Proof such as Aadhar Card in original and photocopy
    • Original Attestation Form with affixed signed photographs
    • All Educational mark-sheets and certificates
    • Bio-Data Form (1 original & 6 photocopies) in prescribed size with signed photographs
    • Original Income and Asset Certificate along with its photocopy

    Conclusion

    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!!

    Founder & CEO of Anujjindal.in

    About Anuj Jindal

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    Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 5 years of experience in the field of Education.

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

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      What is the last date to apply for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2020?

      Hey! Take a deep breath, relax! If you are reading this in October 2020, know that you still have time till the end of this month. A notice has been released by SEBI Grade A, informing that the date for online applications has been extended till the 31st of October 2020.

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      What is the application fee for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2020?

      A newly released SEBI Grade A 2020 notification announced that the date for online applications has been extended till the 31st of October 2020. So, if you wish to appear for the SEBI Grade A 2020 exams, you should be prepared to shell out the application fees of a 1000 INR, in case you belong to the unreserved category. If you belong to any of the reserved ones, the fees is 100 INR. I know that 1000 bucks is a steep amount, but you what they say, all good things do come at a price.

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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?

      Oh yes definitely. If you are a final year student in university, and still want to apply for the SEBI Grade A exam, no one can stop you from doing so. You are eligible to appear for all  3 phases of the selection process. However, considering that you are able to crack the exam while still in the final year, you will only get the offer to join SEBI, once you have effectively submitted the essential qualification documents.

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

      The road to becoming a SEBI Grade A officer is not a very easy one. There are 3 phases that you’d have to pass through. If you are worthy, you get through.

      • Phase I: This is the screening phase of the exam. Most of the candidates that apply do not make it through this phase. It consists of 2 papers of 100 marks each which you have to solve online.
      • Phase II: This is the phase that is the hardest to clear. It consists of 2 online papers with 100 marks each. But one of them is a subjective type English descriptive portion.
      • Phase III: This is the final phase that a you’ll get to see if you clear the first two stages. This phase is the interview phase. Here you get asked questions by a panel, and you get marked based upon the judgement that the panel arrives to.

      As far as weightage of marks go, only the marks of Phase II and III will be used for final selection. Phase I is for screening.

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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 SEBI Grade A exam for all streams are 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 the article above the FAQ section.


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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’d do well to read the questions & answers thoroughly and be extra careful while marking your answers.

    33 Comments

    1. Can BBA graduates apply?

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      • No.

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      • No

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        • Sir I have a PGD in Business Administration, Will i be able to apply for the exam??

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          • Hello Bharat,
            If your PGD degree is equivalent to a master's then you are eligible to apply for the exam.

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    2. Thnakyou so much ! I was searching for a very long time , any article or a website could give me clear information about sebi grade A exam clearly , and here i found your site that can give me clear understanding/ view about sebi grade A examination , job profile . thankyou for proviidng us ,students free video lessons , course information in such a systematic way . and personalised strategy in a very methodological approach. thankyou for taking so much efforts for us 🙂

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      • Hey,

        Really happy to see that this blog helped you. Let me know in case you need any further help. 😀

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      • Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I love to work every day to help students around the country. Let me know if you need any help.

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        • Do we have follow any procedure like filling a new form for phase 2 exam?

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    3. Thank you Anuj,

      This information is very very important for me. I searched it on many portal but your study on the exams are very impressive.

      I hope we will connect soon because i am planing to join your course. 🙂

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      • Hey,

        Really happy to see that this blog helped you.

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      • Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I love to work every day to help students around the country. Let me know if you need any help.

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    4. sir i am PRABAGARAN B from karaikal, i am engineering stream preparing for SEBI GRADE A officer. i decided to purchase phase-1 (paper-1] mock test from your great platform..that will help me for last 20 days preparation… please reply…

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      • Hey,
        Sure. Let me know if you have any queries. You can also call me at +91 9999466225

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    5. sir i am PRABAGARAN B from karaikal, i am engineering stream preparing for SEBI GRADE A officer. i decided to purchase phase-1 (paper-1] mock test from your great platform..that will help me for last 20 days preparation… please reply…

      This is mail ID:prabagarancivil22@gmail.com

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      • Hey,
        Sure. Let me know if you have any queries. You can also call me at +91 9999466225.

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        • Sir.
          Really helpful information and guidance.

          thanks a lot.

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        • Sir any other sebi jobs for under graduates in bba

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          • Hello gaurav,
            Please ask your query on this number 9999466225 or mail us on info@anujjindal.in

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    6. Will the cutoff of phase 1 will be revised after exam or will it remain at 40% only?

      Thanks

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    7. What is the syllabus for phase 2 paper 2 for IT Post

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    8. are color blind candidates eligible to join sebi grade a?

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      • Hello Krishna,
        Yes, color-blind candidates eligible to join SEBI grade a.

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    9. Can a M.com graduate apply through general stream without a CA/CFA?

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      • Hello Kartik,
        Yes, an M.com graduate apply through the general stream.

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    10. hello sir..
      if in m.com there is 53% marks it it eligible to general stream ?????

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      • Hello Ankit,
        Yes, You are eligible for the SEBI Grade A exam.

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    11. Hello, Anuj. I'm an MBE from DU. Am I eligible to apply for SEBI under the general stream? Also, does my choice of degree hamper my chances of getting recruited for the position?

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      • Hello kashish,
        For SEBI you need to be masters to apply for general stream.

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    12. ignou mcom degree holder can apply?

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      • Hello Kunal,
        Yes, You can apply.

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    13. Sir what is the minimum cgpa is required to appear for the exam

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      • Hello Bhomesh,
        There is no minimum cgpa required for the exam, although you need to make sure that you have a 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.

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