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The notification of SEBI Grade A Officer got out long time back and the Phase I and Phase II exam dates have been released. SEBI Grade A Phase I examination is falling on January 17, 2021 which leaves only 45 days in the hands of an aspirant to prepare well for the exam. This year the SEBI Grade A notification was out featuring 147 vacancies. With these many vacancies and aspirants applying the competition is going to be intense, also if you will look at the syllabus for the phase I and phase II exams, you will find the syllabus very extensive. The vase syllabus further makes it difficult for the candidates to prepare for it. Thus, those who have not started with the exam preparation yet must not waste any more time further and start preparing for SEBI Grade A 2020 starting today itself. Candidates can take a free mock test of SEBI Grade A Phase I which is currently live on our platform. In this article we are here to guide the aspirants with a 45 day study plan for SEBI Grade A Phase I [Paper 1 & 2]. Let us first take a look at the important exam dates and the exam pattern respectively.

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SEBI Grade A 2020 – Phase I & Phase II Exam Dates Released

ActivityDate
Phase I – Online ExaminationJanuary 17, 2021
Phase II – Online Examination*February 27, 2021

*Paper 2 of Phase II of Information Technology Stream shall be held separately, the details of which
shall be available on SEBI website (www.sebi.gov.in) in due course.

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SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase I Exam Pattern

PaperStreams/ SubjectsMaximum MarksDurationCut off
Paper 1All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning.10060 minutes30%
Paper 2General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics.10040 minutes40%
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream.10040 minutes40%
Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off40%

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SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase II Exam Pattern

PaperStreams/ SubjectsMaximum MarksDurationCut offWeightage
Paper 1All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to
test the drafting skills
10060 minutes30%1/3rd
Paper 2General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy,
Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil &
Electrical) and Official Language stream:
Multiple choice questions on Specialized
subject related to stream. Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions
on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off40%

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Important Points Before you Start Preparing for SEBI Grade A

  • Since there is a paper-wise cutoffs, thus candidates must concentrate on both Paper 1 and Paper 2 simultaneously while preparing for SEBI Grade A exam.
  • Also, since there is no sectional cutoffs given thus, you can score very high in any or all the sections. This shall increase your overall marks.
  • For paper 2 candidates can follow a common preparation method for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. This is because the syllabus and subjects Paper 2 (Phase 1 and Phase 2) are exactly similar.
  • In paper 2 there are subjects such as Costing, Economics, Companies Act, Commerce & Accounting and Finance & Management). We are providing SEBI Grade A study material for paper 2. Download these free study notes and prepare well.

Keeping the phrase “Forewarned is forearmed” in mind, we have come up with a study plan which will definitely help you in sailing past the phase I exam smoothly. Topics of both the phases have been judiciously mixed in the plan. If you haven’t started already, start reading a good English newspaper on a regular basis. Keep a note of facts and figures and keep yourself updated on the latest news, particularly those related to finance & economy. You would also like to read the Preparation Strategy for SEBI Officer Grade A Phase I.

SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase I – Paper 1 Study Plan

There are four sections including:

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

The best and the ideal way to prepare for the above mentioned sections are by giving mock tests. Mock tests help you analyze your performance including your strengths and weaknesses. Keep practicing as many mock tests as possible and you will be confident in these sections.

General Awareness Coverage

The General Awareness section include the following coverage:

  • Important news of past 4 months
  • Current affairs to be well prepared for the latest months. Most of the questions are asked from the current affairs from months that are closest to the exam.
  • Read and revise highlights of the Union Budget & Economic Survey
  • News related to the Financial Sector for past 8 months
  • Everything related to SEBI

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SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase I – Paper 2 Study Plan

The following the subjects or sections to be covered in SEBI Grade A Phase I paper 2:

  • Companies Act
  • Commerce & Accountancy
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Costing
  • Economics

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Important Points Before you Start Preparing for SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2

  • Mastering all sections is not possible, however one must have a basic understanding of the topics that are mentioned in the syllabus.
  • Taking a mock test will help you analyze which topics you need more practice.
  • The key to prepare for the paper 2 is concept clarity and sticking to the basics
  • Don’t waste your time by studying from voluminous books. Prepare for SEBI Grade A Phase I paper 2 by downloading our free study notes.
  • There are few chances of current affairs being asked in this section. Although, there can be questions on Union Budget and Economic Survey and other important financial news.

Important Finance Chapters to be Covered for SEBI Grade A 2020

  • Public-Private Partnership
  • GST
  • Inflation
  • Forex Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Derivatives (Futures, Forwards, Swaps & Options)
  • Alternate sources of Finance
  • Bonds
  • Time Value of Money
  • Income Statement & Balance Sheet
  • Union Budget
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Finance Commission etc…

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SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Study Plan

DayDate1st Goal2nd Goal3rd Goal4th Goal
12nd Dec, 2020Free SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock TestWorking on the weak areas as found in the analysisPreparation of CommerceGeneral Awareness- Dams and Thermal Power Plants, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Biodiversity Hotspots which are in news
23rd DecQuantitative Aptitude- Profit & LossReasoning- Seating ArrangementsPreparation of AccountancyRevision of Basic Banking Terminologies
34th DecFree SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock TestWorking on the weak areas as found in the analysisPreparation of ManagementRevision of Banking Awareness, SEBI related news & RBI related news
45th DecSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 1Working on the weak areas as found in the analysisPreparation of FinanceRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months pertaining to finance
56th DecQuantitative Aptitude- Number SeriesQuantitative Aptitude- Ratio & ProportionPreparation of CostingRevision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs
67th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 2Reasoning- Machine Input-OutputPreparation of Companies ActTake Weekly CA Quiz on PM App
78th Dec, 2020Reasoning- Data SufficiencyEnglish Language- Idioms and Phrases & Practicing SetsPreparation of EconomicsRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 months
89th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 1SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 3Preparation of CommerceRevision of Static GK- Indian Cities on river banks, Stadiums in India, Famous monuments and temples which are in news
910th Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Problems on AgesReasoning- SyllogismPreparation of AccountancyRevision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs
1011th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 4SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 2Preparation of ManagementRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months
1112th Dec, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionReasoning- InequalitiesPreparation of FinanceRevision of Banking Awareness, SEBI related news & RBI related news
1213th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 5SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 3Preparation of CostingTake Weekly CA Quiz on PM App
1314th Dec, 2020Reasoning- Seating ArrangementsQuantitative Aptitude- HCF & LCMPreparation of Companies ActRevision of Static GK- Countries- Capitals & Currencies, CMs and Governors which are in news
1415th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 6Working on the weak areas as found in the analysisPreparation of EconomicsRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months
1516th Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Time & Work, Time & Speed and Distance & TimeEnglish Language- Synonyms/AntonymsPreparation of CommerceGeneral Awareness- Scientific Inventions & Discoveries which are in news
1617th Dec, 2020Reasoning- Direction SenseReasoning- Logical ReasoningPreparation of AccountancyRevision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs
1718th Dec, 2020English Language- Spot the Error & Practicing SetsWorking on the weak areas as found in the analysisPreparation of ManagementRevision of Static GK- Dams and Thermal Power Plants, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Biodiversity Hotspots which are in news
1819th Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Time & Work and Time & Speed and Distance & TimeSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 4Preparation of FinanceGeneral Awareness- News related to Finance & Economy
1920th Dec, 2020Reasoning- InequalitiesEnglish Language- Sentence Rearrangement & Practicing SetsPreparation of CostingRevision of Static GK- Indian Cities on river banks, Stadiums in India, Famous monuments and temples which are in news
2021st Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 7Reasoning- Machine Input-OutputPreparation of Companies ActGeneral Awareness- International & National Organizations and their Headquarters which are in news
2122nd Dec, 2020English Language- Reading ComprehensionQuantitative Aptitude- Approximation & SimplificationPreparation of EconomicsGeneral Awareness- Budget, Awards & Honours which are in news
2223rd Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- MensurationReasoning- Blood RelationsPreparation of CommerceTake Weekly CA Quiz on PM App
2324th Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Data InterpretationEnglish Language- Reading ComprehensionRevision of AccountancyGeneral Awareness- Countries & Capitals and Sports in News which are in news
2425th Dec, 2020Reasoning- Coding-decodingEnglish Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing SetsRevision of ManagementGeneral Awareness- Important Days
2526th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 8Working on the weak areas as found in the analysisRevision of FinanceGeneral Awareness- Books & Authors
2627th Dec, 2020Quantitative Aptitude- Data SufficiencyEnglish Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing SetsRevision of CostingGeneral Awareness- National & International Affairs
2728th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 9Reasoning- Logical ReasoningRevision of Companies ActRevision of Banking Awareness, SEBI related news & RBI related news
2829th Dec, 2020SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 10SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 5Revision of EconomicsRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 months
2930th Dec, 2020Revision of Current Affairs of past 6 monthsReasoning- Seating ArrangementsRevision of CommerceRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 months
3031st Dec, 2020Revision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 monthsReasoning- Blood RelationsRevision of CostingRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 months
311st Jan, 2021Reasoning- Data SufficiencyPreparation of FinanceGeneral Awareness- National & International AffairsTake Weekly CA Quiz on PM App
322nd Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 11Analyze the performanceSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 6Analyze the performance
333rd JanSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 12Analyze the performanceSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 7Analyze the performance
344th Jan, 2021Reasoning- Coding-decodingEnglish Language- Fill in the Blanks & Practicing SetsRevision of CostingPreparation of Economics
355th Jan, 2021Reasoning- Seating ArrangementsPreparation of Companies ActRevision of Static GK- Countries- Capitals & Currencies, CMs and Governors which are in newsQuantitative Aptitude- HCF & LCM
366th Jan 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 13Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasSEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 8Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areas
377th Jan 2021English Language- Idioms and Phrases & Practicing SetsPreparation of CommercePreparation of EconomicsReasoning- Data Sufficiency
388th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 14Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasPreparation of AccountancyRevision of Weekly Current Affairs from PracticeMock’s Free PDFs
399th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 9Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasQuantitative Aptitude- Ratio & ProportionQuantitative Aptitude- Number Series
4010th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 15Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasReasoning- Blood RelationsRevision of Banking Awareness, SEBI related news & RBI related news
4111th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Mock Test 10Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasReasoning- Data SufficiencyRevision of Current Affairs of past 6 months with special focus on last 2 months
4212th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 16Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasRevision of Economics
4313th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 17Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasRevision of Costing
4414th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 18Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasRevision of Finance
4515th Jan, 2021SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 1 Mock Test 19Analyze your performance and work upon your weak areasRevision of Management

SEBI Grade A Phase I Paper 2 Study Plan

WeekPaper-2 SubjectTopics to be Covered
Week 1Commerce & Accountancya) Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial Statement analysis.
b) Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
c) Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
Week 2Commerce & Accountancy & Costinga) Accounting as a financial information system.
b) Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
c) Methods of Costing
d) Overview of Cost & Management
e) Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments
Week 3Costing & Companies Acta) Basics of Cost Control and Analysis –
(i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.
b) Lean System and Innovation: –
(i) Introduction to Lean System
ii. Just-in-Time (JIT)
iii.  Kaizen Costing
iv. 5 Ss
v. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
vi. Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
vii. Six Sigma (SS)
viii. Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
c) The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV.
Week 4Companies Acta) The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII, and Chapter XXVII.
Week 5Economics Part-1 & Part 2a) Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment,
b) Consumption Function, Investment Function,
c) Business Cycles
d) Multiplier and Accelerator,
e) Demand and Supply for Money, IS-LM
f) Demand and Supply, Market Structures,
g) National Income: Concepts and Measurement
h) Inflation and the Phillips Curve,
Week 6Finance & Management

Having followed the above rigorous study plan, there isn’t any need to take any mock test on the day before the exam. Instead, stay calm and relax. You can do a bit of revision but ensure that you have a sound sleep in the night. We sincerely hope that this study plan will aid in your preparation and wish you all the best for your exam.

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