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SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

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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.

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 the 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.

 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.

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.

 

SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2022

As you have acquainted yourself with the SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern, Now we have the detailed SEBI grade A Syllabus for both phases.

SEBI Grade A Syllabus – Phase I – Paper I

SEBI Grade A Syllabus Phase I For Paper I will be common for all the candidates. This will have MCQs of 100 marks. Paper, I will have four sections:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness (including Financial Awareness)

English Language

  • Error Spotting
  • Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Passages
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Idioms & Phrases etc.

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogisms
  • Inequalities
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Logical Reasoning etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF and LCM
  • Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and work & Pipe and cistern
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Mensuration
  • Average, Ratio and Proportion, etc.

General Awareness

The GA section will consist of contemporary events of national & international importance. The general awareness section of SEBI Grade A will revolve around the following aspects.

  • Current Affairs
  • Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs – National & International
  • Budget
  • Awards and Honours
  • Important Financial & Economic News
  • Important Days
  • International & National Organizations
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Countries & Capitals etc

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants
Recommended
SEBI Grade A Phase 1

₹ 899

31st December, 2023
  • 20 Phase 1 Tests
Recommended
SEBI Grade A Phase 2

₹ 499

31st December, 2023
  • 10 Phase 2 Tests
Recommended
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and 2

₹ 1299

31st December, 2023
  • 30 Phase 1 and Phase 2 Mock Tests

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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