SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 2: Last Minute Exam Tips


Time is the key to opportunities; an old adage says absolutely the right thing. If you value time, time will value you. It’s high time to gear up for your SEBI Phase 2 exam which is going to be conducted on February 27, 2021. SEBI Grade A 2020 Phase 2 is just two days away. You might have loads of questions floating inside of your mind, just keep your nerves in control and perform your best. 

Before proceeding further it is important to take a glance at the exam pattern so that you know the weightage of each section and where you have to spend your time.

SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam Pattern (Phase II)

PaperName of Stream/SubjectsTime LimitTotal MarksMinimum Cut offWeightage of marks to be selected for Phase 3
Paper 1Common for all streams: Descriptive  English Test60 min  100  30%1/3rd
Paper 2General Stream: Multiple choice questions on Finance, Economics Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Costing and Companies Act40 min  100  40%2/3rd
Research Stream: Multiple choice questions on Finance, Commerce Economics, Econometrics and Statistics40 min  100  40%  2/3rd
Specialized Stream: Engineering Stream (Civil and Electrical), Legal and Official Language: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject
Minimum Aggregate Cut off 40% 

NOTEIf you have applied in multiple streams under SEBI Grade A Paper 2 will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the admit card. Also, details with respect to Paper 2 of SEBI Grade A Phase 2 will be available on the SEBI website also.

Last Minute Tips

The evening and the night before the examination day is crucial. How you spend this night will be a factor in your performance. Here are the tried and tested last minute recommendations that you should focus on:

  1. Keep the last minute revision material ready: If you need last-minute reassurances (revision minutes before gate entry or during break) then decide and keep your material in a bag. Many people study around exam halls; it is a personal choice. It is best avoided. Easier said than done.
  2. Don’t rush into cramming before the exam: To avoid confusion and anxiety it is advisable that you should not cram the things until the last minute. Keep calm and relax your mind. Calm mind resides in a calm body. Little nervousness is bound to come and being anxious now is completely obvious, but relax yourself.
  3. Don’t learn new concepts now: It is not the right time to learn new concepts and fill your brain with new terminologies. Stick on to the things you have prepared and believe in yourself. Be confident in what you have prepared.
  4. Don’t get stuck on a particular question: Never overthink or get stuck on a particular question. Each question has a specific time allotted to it, and if you are unable to solve, it is always better to move on to the next question. You can always come back to the question in the end if you have time.
  5. The Descriptive English Paper is not a test of your vocabulary or Shakesperian talent. Rather, it is a test of your logical thinking and ability to put forth your arguments in a simple and lucid manner to the evaluator. Maintain a structured flow of the essay from the beginning to the end.
  6. Keep all your exam logistics ready: Gather all the required documents at one place and keep them ready like the original ID proof-PAN Card, Aadhar, Driving License, etc. to avoid any distraction from the exam.
  7. Sleep early, Sleep well: You may be sleeping late and irregularly in the last week or month before the exam. But the night before the D-day is too crucial to be deprived of sleep and peace of mind. You must have heard of stories where people clear exams even when they didn’t sleep the night before it. Don’t get moved by such stories and ensure that you sleep for a healthy six to eight hours; a sleep-deprived you will make errors in examination because you won’t be able to focus in the exam hall.
  8. Do not think in bed; save your brain for the exam day: It is natural to worry about your prospects in the exam. And almost twelve hours before it, when you are in bed, your mind will remind you of it more than anything else. Try to take control of your mind; tell yourself that ‘all is well’.

We trust that the guidance of ixamBee faculty members and FREE mock of ixamBee have been helpful in your journey of preparation. We, from TEAM ixamBee, wish you to perform your best on your D-Day.

Best of luck for the exam.

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