SEBI Grade A Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, 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 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 challenging and demands hard work & dedication.

But I’m sure that a sincere candidate has already factored this and is raring to 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 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, 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. If you’re shortlisted for Phase II, you will be issued new Hall Tickets.
    • Third Phase 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

    Let’s discuss the phase-wise exam pattern:

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    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 1

    According to the 2022 SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern guidelines, Phase 1 of the Exam will comprise two papers with 100 marks each. The 2 papers are called Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively.

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern Phase 1

    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 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.

    SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern 2022
    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%

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern – Phase 2 

    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:  

    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern Phase 2

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

    Note:

    • There is negative marking (worth 1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam pattern 2022 
    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%
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    SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern -  Interview 

    SEBI Grade A Interview is the third and last phase which is held after you clear the second phase of the exam.

    In order to get to the interview phase, you need to clear the prelims and the mains exam. Applicants who will get the minimum sectional cut off and the overall cut off, only they will be permitted to show up for the 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 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 2022 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.

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

    The final merit list will be based on the marks scored by the applicants in the mains and Interview rounds of the SEBI Grade A 2022 exam. The weightage of marks obtained in Phase II will be 85%, while, as mentioned earlier, marks obtained in the interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.

    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 2022 Grade A Interviews get over.

    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: 

    1. Educational Qualification
    2. 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 dive into it then.

    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 (CWA).

    However, apart from the educational qualifications mentioned in the table above, the following points are also important to consider:

    a). 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)
    SC/ST5
    OBC3
    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 Syllabus 

    Going through the SEBI Grade A syllabus will be like a preview of 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 was vast. The same syllabus is being kept in the SEBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) 2022 exam as well. 

    Let’s dive into it.

    SEBI Grade A Phase 1 (Paper 1) Syllabus 

    SEBI Grade A Syllabus for Paper 1 of Phase 1 comprises of four subjects – General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. All four sections are equally important.

    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

    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 know 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 section of SEBI Grade A exam admit card.

    SEBI Grade A Admit Card 

    Without shrinking away from the real issue, let me start by expressing that the SEBI Grade A admit card is the main document that an aspirant has to carry with him to the exam center. If the candidate doesn’t carry his/her admit card, he/she will not be permitted to enter the exam center. 

    To put things officially, the admit card is a significant document that effectively allows you to be present at your exam center. 

    If I talk about the release dates of the SEBI Grade A admit cards, the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 admit card has been released on February 08, 2022 and the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Admit card was released on 8th March 2022. 

    Having said that, I guess by now you must have figured out what this section and the section that follows is about. In the next section, I have explained the steps to download SEBI Grade A admit card. 

    Along these lines, right away, let us start.

    Download 2022 SEBI Grade A Admit Card – Steps 

    Allow me now to specify the step-by-step course to download SEBI Grade A admit card. Since the latest admit card available on the SEBI’s official website is that of the 2022 SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam. So, I have mentioned the steps to download the admit card for the same.   

    I believe by going through the steps mentioned below, you’ll definitely get an idea about downloading your SEBI Grade A admit card.

    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 2022 – Download of Call Letter for Phase II” link.

    Step 4 for 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 for 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 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 2022 SEBI Grade A Phase II 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

    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.

    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!!

    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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      What is the application fee for SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022?

      The application fees for SEBI Grade A 2022 exam are 1000 INR for the unreserved category and 100 INR for the reserved category. This is per the official notification for 2022.

       

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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. 

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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, you can do 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 for SEBI Grade A Officer Recruitment?

      There are 3 phases that you’d have to pass through to become a SEBI Grade A Officer:

      • Phase I: This is the screening phase of the exam. 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 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 the weightage of marks goes, only the marks of Phase II (85% weightage) and III (15% weightage) will be used for the 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 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.

      Read in detail about the pattern of these papers in the linked section above.

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      Which papers will be common for all the candidates?

      Paper 1 of both the phases is common for all candidates, irrespective of the stream. Paper 2 in both phases are different according to the stream you happen to select.

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      What are the working hours of SEBI Grade A Officers?

      The normal office timings of a SEBI Grade A Officer are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. SEBI has finalized these timings keeping in mind the importance of work-life balance.

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      Will there be any training after being selected in SEBI Grade A 2022?

      Yes, you would be made to undergo a mandatory training program, acquainting you to the tricks of the trade.

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      Does the SEBI Grade A exam has negative marking?

      Yes, there is negative marking of 1/4 marks for every wrong answer in both Papers of Phase 1 and Paper 2 of Phase 2. Paper 1 of Phase 2 is descriptive and thus it has no negative marking.

    48 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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      • 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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    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,
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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…

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      • Hey,
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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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    14. I have completed b.tech in electronics and communication engineering and may I applied for sebi grade a

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      • Hello Durga,
        Yes, you can apply for sebi grade a.

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    15. can a first-year b.com honors student be eligible for Sebi exams?

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      • Hello Vishakha,
        You'll be eligible after completion of your masters.

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    16. Hello sir. Good evening.
      I'm a Bcom Graduate student. Can I apply for General vacancies or SEBI ITD intership programme??

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      • Hi,
        BCOM graduates are not eligible for SEBI, you need a master's degree or PGDM.

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    17. Can a final year student in final semester (but who has not yet appeared for the final exam) appear for SEBI Grade A 2022 considering that Note 3 to the eligibility criteria in the 2022 notification talks about "Candidates who have appeared for final examination and are awaiting results"?

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      • Yes, you can prepare for the exam.

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    18. Sir, Should we fill aggregate marks of all 8 semester of b.tech marks in form ? or the final marks which college have provided, like for they added 25 % marks of 1st year, 50% marks of 2nd year, 75% marks of 3rd year, and 100% marks of final year?

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    19. Sir, I had a query. Whether SEBI Grade A Legal Officers fall under the category of Gazetted Officer?

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      • Hi,
        As per our understanding, Bank officials are not considered gazetted officers. There is no certainty in this information yet.

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    20. I'm interested in exam

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      • Hi,
        Happy to see that you want to prepare. Kindly give me a call at 9999466225 for better clarity on your query.

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    21. Can you please tell me location of SEBI interview ? Mumbai only ? or Delhi too ?

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      • Hey Vineet,
        Majorly the interview round takes place in Mumbai but they can also be held in Delhi.

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