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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has released the detailed SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification. The notification is for the post of SEBI Grade A Officer (Assistant Manager). There are a total of 120 vacancies have been announced for the streams of General (80), Legal (16), Information Technology (14), Research (7), and Official Language (3) and the exam pattern is exactly the same. The exam dates have also been announced for Phase 1 & Phase 2 Papers (Phase-I Online Exam Date – February 20, 2022, Phase-II Online Exam Date – All Streams: March 20, 2022, IT: April 03, 2022). You can check the eligibility criteria for the respective stream that you wish to apply for and apply online right away. The last date for SEBI Grade A 2022 online registrations is January 24, 2022. For more details please carry on to read further.

 

SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification Overview

1. SEBI Grade A Recruitment Notification 2022

Read on to know all the important details given in SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification. All the important dates, online application form, eligibility criteria, application fees, selection process, exam pattern, etc have been given for your reference.

Conducting AuthoritySecurities and Exchange Board of India
Websitewww.sebi.gov.in
Posts (Streams)General, Legal, Information Technology (IT), Research and Official Language
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Online ApplicationJanuary 05, 2022, to January 24, 2022
SEBI Grade A Phase I (Prelims) Exam DateFebruary 20, 2022
SEBI Grade A Phase II (Mains) Exam DateAll Streams: March 20, 2022
IT: April 03, 2022
Mode of SelectionPrelims (Paper 1 & Paper 2), Mains (Paper 1 & Paper 2), Interview
SEBI Grade A 2022 Total Vacancy120

 

2. SEBI Grade A 2022 Important Dates

Here are SEBI Grade A 2022 online application start date and exam dates for Phase 1, Phase 2 and Interview.

EventDates
Application Start DateJanuary 05, 2022
Application End DateJanuary 24, 2022
Phase-I Online Exam DateFebruary 20, 2022
Phase-II Online Exam DateAll Streams: March 20, 2022
IT: April 03, 2022
Phase_III - InterviewTo be Announced

3. SEBI Grade A Vacancy 2022

As per the SEBI recruitment 2022 notification PDF, there are a total of 120 vacancies announced for the SEBI Grade A Officers (Assistant Managers). The details of the vacancies for various posts announced are given below.

3.1. SEBI Grade A 2022 Stream-Wise Vacancy

Stream/PostVacancies
General80
Legal16
Information Technology (IT)14
Research 7
Official Language3

3.2. SEBI Grade A 2022 Category-Wise Vacancies

StreamUR (General)OBCSCSTEWSTotal
General 3222117880
Legal 11211116
Information Technology (IT)5233114
Research 421007
Official Language210003

4. SEBI Grade A Eligibility Criteria 2022 – Age Limit & Educational Qualifications

Let's know more about the SEBI Grade A 2022 eligibility criteria for all the streams/posts here.

4.1. SEBI Grade A Officer – Age Limit (as of 31st December 2021)

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

Age Relaxation

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

  • Up to a maximum of five years for candidates belonging to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe if the posts are reserved for them
  • Up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates if the posts are reserved for them.

4.2. SEBI Grade A Educational Qualifications – For All Streams

Any candidate with a Master's degree in any discipline is eligible to apply for the General post of SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification. 

StreamEducational Qualification
1. GeneralMaster's Degree in any discipline, or

Bachelors' Degree in Law, or

Bachelors' Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA / CFA / CS / CWA.
2. LegalBachelor's Degree in Law from a recognized University/ Institute.
3. Information TechnologyBachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Electronics / Electronics and Communication / Information Technology / Computer Science) or

Master's in computers application or Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with a postgraduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers / Information Technology.
4. ResearchMaster's Degree in Statistics/ Economics / Commerce / Business Administration (Finance) / Econometrics from a recognized University/ Institute.
5. Official LanguageMaster's Degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at bachelor's degree level or

Master's Degree in Sanskrit / English / Economics / Commerce with Hindi as a subject at bachelor's degree level from a recognized University/Institute.

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, apply asap for the exam, and start preparing.

5. SEBI Grade A Apply Online 2022

Please check the SEBI Grade A eligibility criteria (both age criteria as well as educational qualification criteria) to understand it better and apply accordingly.

Click Here To Apply Online For SEBI Grade A 2022

5.1. SEBI Grade A Application Fees 2022

Category of ApplicantAmount of Fee (Non-refundable)
Unreserved/OBC/EWSs₹1000/- as application fee cum intimation charges
SC/ ST/ PwBD₹100/- as intimation charges

6. SEBI Grade A 2022 Selection Procedure for Grade A Officers

6.1. SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

Mode of selection shall be a three-stage process i.e.

  1. Phase 1 (Prelims),
  2. Phase 2 (Mains), &
  3. Phase 3 – Interview.

6.1.1. SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Exam Pattern (Prelims)

(On-line screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each),

  1. Paper 1 – 100 Marks – 60 Mins – 30% cutoff
  2. Paper 2 – 100 Marks – 40 Mins – 40% cutoff
PaperStreams/SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration Cut-off
Paper 1All Streams: MCQs on the subjects viz.
1. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level),
2. English Language,
3. Quantitative
4. Aptitude Test of Reasoning.
1. 20
2. 20
3. 20
4. 20

Total. 80
1. 25
2. 25
3. 25
4. 25

Total. 100
 
60 mins
 
30%
Paper 2 General Stream:
Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics

Legal, Information Technology & Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subjects related to the stream.

Research Stream: – Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
50100
 
40 mins
 
40%
Aggregate Cut-off   –40%

Important Pointers to note about the phase 1 exam pattern:

  1. There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  2. There shall be a cut-off of a minimum of 30% for Paper 1 (no sectional cut-off shall be there) and a cut-off of a minimum of 40% for Paper 2 in Phase 1.
  3. Candidates would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as mentioned above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 40% in the Phase 1 exam to be shortlisted for Phase 2.
  4. Marks obtained in Phase 1 shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for the Phase 2 examination process and will not be counted for the final selection of the candidates.
  5. Subject to the criteria mentioned all the candidates who clear Phase 1 shall be shortlisted for Phase 2. A list of candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be made available on the SEBI website.

6.2.2. SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Exam Pattern (Mains)

(On-line examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each) and

  • Paper 1 – 100 Marks – 60 Mins – 30% cutoff
  • Paper 2 – 100 Marks – 40 Mins – 40% cutoff
PaperSubjectMaximum MarksDurationCutoffWeightage
Paper 1
 
All streams:
English
(Descriptive Test) to
test the drafting skills
10060 minutes30%1/3rd
StreamMarksDurationCut-offWeightage
General Stream:
Multiple-choice questions
on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, and Economics.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Legal & Official Language Stream:
Multiple choice questions on Specialized subjects related to the stream.
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Research Stream:
Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, and Commerce
10040 minutes40%2/3rd
Information Technology Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python)100180 Minutes40%2/3rd

Important Pointers to note about the Phase 2 exam pattern:

  1. Candidates shortlisted for Phase 2 will be issued new Hall Tickets.
  2. For candidates who have applied in multiple streams, Paper 2 will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket. Paper 2 of the IT stream shall be held separately on April 03, 2022.
  3. There shall be negative marking (1/4th of marks assigned to the question) for Paper 2 in Phase 2 (except IT stream).
  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 2.
  5. Candidates would need to secure separate cut-off in each paper as mentioned at (iv) above as well as aggregate cut-off marks of 50% in Phase 2 exam (weightage of 1/3rd for Paper 1 and 2/3rd for Paper 2) to be shortlisted for Phase 3.
  6. Subject to the criteria mentioned at (v) above, candidates equaling 3 times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted, in order of merit, for Phase 3 i.e. the Interview. A list of candidates shortlisted for Interviews will be made available on the SEBI website.
  7. All question papers (in both Phases, except the test of English) will be set bilingually in Hindi and English.

6.1.3. SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 3 (Interview)

Interview

  1. Only the shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The application fee shall not be refunded to the candidates not shortlisted for Phase 2 and Interview. Candidates may opt for an interview either in Hindi or English. The weightage of marks obtained in Phase II will be 85%, while marks obtained in the interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.
  2. SEBI reserves the right to modify the selection procedure if deemed fit.

 

7. SEBI Grade A Salary 2022

Let's talk about the remuneration for a SEBI Grade A Officer here.

7.1. SEBI Grade A Officer Pay Scale

The pre-revised pay scale of officers in Grade A is ₹ 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB- 1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600 (17 years).

7.2. SEBI Grade A Officer Gross Monthly Emoluments and In-hand Salary

Presently, the gross emolument including SEBI's Contribution towards National Pension Scheme (NPS), Grade Allowance, Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Family Allowance, Local Allowance etc. at Mumbai at the minimum of this scale is approx. ₹1,15,000/- p.m. without accommodation and ₹80,500/- p.m. with accommodation.

7.3. SEBI Grade A Officer's Other Benefits & Perks 

Benefits:

  • Leave Fare Concession,
  • Medical Expenses,
  • Eye Refraction,
  • Education Allowance,
  • Financial Dailies,
  • Book Grant,
  • Briefcase,
  • Conveyance Expenses,
  • House Cleaning Allowance,
  • Staff Furnishing Scheme,
  • Scheme for Purchasing Computers,
  • Subsidized Lunch Facility and all other benefits as admissible to an Officer in Grade A in SEBI.

7.4. SEBI Grade A Officer's Accommodation Facility

Residential accommodation would be provided subject to availability.

7.5. SEBI Grade A Officer's Posting

The incumbent may be posted and transferred to any location in India where SEBI has its Offices. The recruited officers may be posted to any department of SEBI, irrespective of stream.

7.6. SEBI Grade A Officer's Probation Period

The successful candidates recruited for the post of Officer Grade ‘A' shall undergo probation of two years. The candidates shall be confirmed in the services of SEBI subject to their satisfactory performance during the probation period.

8. SEBI Grade A Exam Centers 2022

 

8.2. SEBI Grade A Phase 2 (Mains) Exam Centers

Ahmedabad/ GandhinagarHyderabad/ RangareddyNasik
AgartalaIndoreNew Delhi-NCR
Aurangabad (MH)JaipurPanaji
BengaluruKanpurPatna
BhubaneswarKochi/ ErnakulamPrayagraj
Chandigarh/ MohaliKolkata/ Greater KolkataPune
ChennaiLucknowRaipur
CoimbatoreMaduraiRanchi
DehradunMeerutSiliguri
GuwahatiMumbai/Greater Mumbai/Navi Mumbai/ThaneSurat
HaldwaniMuzzafarpurVijayawada
Hubli – DharwadNagpurVishakhapatnam

Paper 2 of Phase 2 for Information Technology Stream shall be held separately at the following cities:

BengaluruMohaliPatna
ChennaiMumbai – Navi MumbaiPune
HyderabadNew DelhiSilchar
KolkataNoidaThiruvananthapuram

9. SEBI Grade A 2022 Apply Online – Application Procedure

9.1. Use the link given below to Apply Online

Important EventsDates
Commencement of online registration of application05/01/2022
Closure of registration of application24/01/2022
Closure for editing application details24/01/2022
Last date for printing your application20/02/2022
Online Fee Payment05/01/2022 to 24/01/2022

9.2. How to fill the SEBI Grade A 2022 Application Form?

Detailed Guidelines/Procedures for

  1. Application Registration
  2. Payment of Fees
  3. Uploading of Photograph
  4. Uploading of Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and Handwriting declaration

9.2.1. Application Registration

  • Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given under Guidelines for uploading of photograph & signature scan.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged. (If a candidate is not having a left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb for applying)
  • Scan the handwriting declaration ensuring that the document adheres to the required specifications as given under Guidelines for uploading of handwriting The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows:

"I, (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required."

  • Have a valid personal email ID and mobile number, which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process.

9.2.2. Application Procedure

  • Use the link given above to redirect you to the application page.
  • To register an application, choose the tab "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION". Enter your Name, Contact details, and Email-ID.
  • A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password.
  • An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
  • In case you are unable to complete the application form in one go, you can save the data already entered by choosing the "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Before submission of the online application, use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required.
  • You are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the "FINAL SUBMIT" BUTTON.
  • Your name and the name of your Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the "VALIDATE YOUR DETAILS" and "SAVE & NEXT" buttons.
  • You can proceed to upload Photo, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and handwriting declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines detailed under point "C" given below.
  • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before "FINAL SUBMIT".
  • Modify details, if required, and click on "FINAL SUBMIT" only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
  • Click on the "PAYMENT" Tab and proceed with payment.
  • Click on the "SUBMIT" button.

9.2.3. Payment of Fees.

You have to pay the requisite fees/intimation charges only through ON-LINE Mode.

Guidelines for upload of photograph, signature, left thumb impression & handwriting declaration.

9.2.4. Photograph Image.

  • The photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture (4.5cm × 5cm)
  • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured.
  • The size of the file should be between 20kb-50kb.

9.2.5. The Signature, Left thumb, and Handwritten Declaration

  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink
  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on white paper with black or blue.
  • The applicant has to write the declaration in English clearly on white paper with black ink.
  • The size of the file should be between 10kb – 20kb for the signature and left thumb.
  • For handwriting declaration size of the file should be 20kb – 50 kb.

Now that you have filled out the SEBI Grade A 2020 form, start your preparations ASAP

10. Download SEBI Grade A Admit Card 2022

Candidates will have to visit the official website for downloading call letters for SEBI Recruitment 2022 online examination. Intimation for downloading call letters will also be sent through email/SMS. Once the candidate clicks the relevant link, he/she can access the window for call letter download.

The candidate is required to use

(i) Registration Number/Roll Number,

(ii) Password/Date of Birth for downloading the call letter.

The candidate needs to affix a recent recognizable photograph on the call letter which should be the same as provided during registration and appear at the examination centre with –

  • Call Letter
  • Photo Identity Proof as stipulated in this advertisement and also specified in the call letter and
  • Photocopy of the same Photo Identity Proof as brought in original.

11. SEBI Grade A Exam Preparation 2022

SEBI Exam being one of the most awaited yet toughest exams need thorough preparation and practice. One must not wait for the exam dates to be out to start preparing for it because it is difficult to prepare the vast syllabus in such a short period. Start with SEBI Free Mock Test to kickstart your preparation. This would help you analyze your strengths as well as weaknesses and accordingly you can plan your strategy.

11.1. SEBI Grade A Online Course 2022

For your Complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 Preparations

SEBI Grade A Cracker is a course designed to cover all the subjects under Phase I and Phase II exams.

  • For Paper 1 of the Phase I exam all essential subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English will be covered through video lectures.
  • For Paper 2 of both Phase 1 and Phase 2, the complete syllabus will be covered through video lessons, and notes.
  • The course will also have strategy sessions and past year paper discussions.
  • This course has been designed in such a way that it can be covered well before the examination.

SEBI Grade A Mock Tests

  • 10 Full-Length Mock Tests for Phase 1, Paper 1
  • 10 Full-Length Mock Tests for Phase 1, Paper 2
  • 10 Full-Length Mock Tests for Phase 2, Paper 2
  • Topic-wise Tests for each chapter of Management, Finance, Economics, Costing, Commerce & Accountancy, Companies Act
  • Topic Tests for Important Topics of Phase 1, Paper 1

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11.2. SEBI Exam Preparation Strategy 2020

 

12. SEBI Grade A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

12.1. Will SEBI Grade A happen in 2022?

Yes, it is happening in 2022. SEBI Grade A 2022 Notification is out on the official website.

12.2. How can I become a SEBI grade A officer? 

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, then buck up. Here is the syllabus. Start preparation and keep taking Mock Tests. We will come up with a detailed preparation strategy for SEBI Grade A exam Preparation.

12.3. What is the Salary of SEBI Grade A Officer?

Presently, the gross emolument including SEBI's Contribution towards National Pension Scheme (NPS), Grade Allowance, Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Family Allowance, Local Allowance etc. at Mumbai at the minimum of this scale is approx. ₹1,15,000/- p.m. without accommodation and ₹80,500/- p.m. with accommodation.

12.4. Who can apply for SEBI Grade A exam?

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Master's degree in any stream, you are eligible to apply for the Generalist post.

12.5. Is the Exam Pattern of the 2022 SEBI Exam different from the 2020 SEBI Grade A exam?

No. the exam pattern for the years 2020 & 2022 is exactly the same. Go through the complete exam pattern for Phase 1 & Phase 2 given above.

 

Exam Date

February 20, 2022

Total Vacancies

120

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Pricing Plan

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FAQs

Who can apply for SEBI Grade A exam?

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Master's degree in any stream, you are eligible to apply for the Generalist post.

Is the Exam Pattern of the 2022 SEBI Exam different from the 2020 SEBI Grade A exam? +

No. the exam pattern for the years 2020 & 2022 is exactly the same. Go through the complete exam pattern for Phase 1 & Phase 2 given above.

What is the Salary of SEBI Grade A Officer? +

Presently, the gross emolument including SEBI's Contribution towards National Pension Scheme (NPS), Grade Allowance, Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Family Allowance, Local Allowance etc. at Mumbai at the minimum of this scale is approx. ₹1,15,000/- p.m. without accommodation and ₹80,500/- p.m. with accommodation.

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