SEBI Grade A 2022: Expected Questions for Paper 2 (General Stream)


The SEBI Grade A 2022 recruitment has commenced. The notification has been released for a total of 120 vacancies of which 80 vacancies are for the General Stream. Moreover, the SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 exam is scheduled to take place on February 20, 2022 and the Phase 2 exam is slated for March 20, 2022.

In this article, we will look at the expected questions which may be asked in Paper 2 of both SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and Phase 2. Therefore, if you are appearing for the SEBI Grade A exam 2022, we urge you to go through the details provided below carefully.

SEBI Grade A 2022: Expected Questions for Paper 2 (General Stream)

SEBI Grade A 2022: Syllabus

Before going any further, it is imperative that you acquaint yourself with the SEBI Grade A syllabus. This will help you get a better idea about the topics that you need to focus on.

Given below is the SEBI Grade A 2022 syllabus-

Subjects Topics 
Commerce & AccountancyAccounting as a financial information system
Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments
Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis
Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares
Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities
Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
ManagementManagement: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling
The Role of a Manager in an Organisation
Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader
Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD
Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale
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.
FinanceFinancial System:
Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector

Financial Markets:
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.

General Topics:
Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
Financial Inclusion- use of technology
Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.
CostingOverview of Cost and Management Accounting – Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting, Methods of Costing – Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors, Basics of Cost Control and Analysis –
Standard Costing
Marginal Costing
Budget and Budgetary Control, Lean System and Innovation:-
Introduction to Lean System
Just-in-Time (JIT)
Kaizen Costing
5 Ss
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
Six Sigma (SS)
Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
Companies ActThe Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.
EconomicsDemand 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, Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

SEBI Grade A 2022: Distribution of Questions (SEBI Grade A 2020)

Before looking at the expected questions, it will be beneficial to understand the question distribution in SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 1 and 2. This will help us in understanding the recent question trend. Given below is the pictorial representation of the same-

SEBI Grade A 2022: Recurring Topics

Given below is the subject-wise breakdown of the recurring topics that you must pay attention to-

Subject Recurring Conceptual TopicsNumerical Topics
Accounts Balance Sheet items
Accounting terms/rules
Cash flow
AS- Depreciation, Inventory, Revenue
Share Transaction
AS- Inventory/Revenue
Companies ActAuditor
Section related questions- 2 to 3
Finance Financial Awareness
Financial Instruments
Basic Tax related concepts
Economics Law of Demand
Fiscal Policy
ManagementFunctions & Roles
Leadership styles or Motivation theory
Costing Basic Costing terms/definitions
Marginal Costing (Break-even, fixed and variable cost concepts)
PV Ratio

SEBI Grade A 2022: Expected Question Pattern

The expected pattern of SEBI Grade A 2022 for Paper 2 of General stream is as follows-

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsExpected Topics
Accounts & Commerce8Accounting Principles, AS- Inventory, PPE, Rights & Buyback, Financial Statements
Management8Roles & functions, leadership styles, communication types, HRD biases
Finance10Financial awareness, focus on Budget aspects and Economic Survey
Costing8Marginal costing, key definitions
Companies Act9Prospectus and allotment, dividend, Independent directors and auditors, take clues from the Budget
Economics7Fiscal Policy, National Income, Monetary Policy news
Total 50
Numericals5Ratios, cash flow, Break-even and Marginal costing

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