SEBI Grade A 2022: Previous Year Papers and Sample Questions


Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is an autonomous body which is responsible for regulating the securities market in India. On January 05, 2022, SEBI released the notification for filling up 120 vacancies in the General, Research, IT, Legal and Official Language stream. Eligible candidates can apply from January 05 to January 24, 2022. If you haven’t already applied for this exam, we encourage you to do so at the earliest.

In this article, we will be discussing the significance of previous year papers and how they can be a great starting point for your SEBI Grade A preparation. Furthermore, we will also look at some sample questions from each subject.

SEBI Grade A 2022: Previous Year Papers & Sample Questions

SEBI Grade A 2022: Phase 1 (Prelims) Exam Pattern

Before going through the sample questions, it will be beneficial to understand the paper pattern of the Phase 1 exam. 

In Phase 1 (Prelims), the candidates are tested based on the following four subjects-

  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude

You can find the detailed SEBI Grade A exam pattern here.

SEBI Grade A Previous Year Papers

Previous year papers play a pivotal role in your exam preparation as they offer a great source for understanding the exam pattern and the recent question trend.

Given below are some of the advantages of prioritising previous year papers-

SEBI Grade A: Sample Questions for Phase 1 (Prelims)

Since the Phase 1 exam is only a month away, let’s look at some sample questions to understand what type of questions can be expected in SEBI Grade A 2022 Prelims-

English Language

In each question below, a sentence is given with a part of it printed in bold type. That part may contain a grammatical error. Each sentence is followed by phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4). Find out which phrase should replace the phrase given in bold to correct the error, if there is any, and to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No correction is required’, mark 5) as the answer.

Q1) According to police, the fierce street fight with sticks, iron rods and whatever else came their way began after a stiff among vendors over drawing customers to chat thelas.

  1. begun after a stiff among the vendors over drawing customers
  2. begun after a stiff between the vendors over drawing customers
  3. began after a stiff among the vendors by drawing customers
  4. began after a tiff among the vendors over drawing customers
  5. No correction required

Answer: 4

Explanation: The phrase is grammatically correct. But the word ‘stiff’ is used incorrectly. The correct word would be ‘tiff’ which means ‘quarrel’.

Q2) Five sentences are given, out of which only one sentence is correct. Select the one, that is correct, as your answer.

  1. The world desperately needed a vaccine to reduce the miserly caused by SARS-CoV-2.
  2. Outstanding work done by scientists, vaccine industry, funding agencies and governments has result in a clutch of vaccines being made available within a year of the declaration of the pandemic.
  3. The general expectation is that which the vaccine against Covid-19 is rolled out in the population, it would mark the end of the pandemic.
  4. Many are counting on the vaccine to built enough herd immunity, resulting in slowing down of the transmission and finally stopping it.
  5. In general, a vaccine can curtail the likelihood of a person getting infected, and reduce the chances of development of symptomatic diseases

Answer: 5

Directions: Fill in the blanks using the most appropriate option.

Q3) A conversation last week between the prime ministers of India and Australia __________________ a far-reaching development in the regulation of technology and social media companies.

  1. Ransacked
  2. Encapsulated
  3. Engulfed
  4. Envied
  5. Extrapolated

Answer: 2

Quantitative Aptitude 

In each of the following giving number series, a wrong number is given. Find out the wrong number?  

Q1) 42, 42, 49, 75, 138, 269

  1. 42
  2. 49
  3. 75
  4. 138
  5. 269

Answer: 4

Q2) A trader sells two shirts for Rs. 3200 each, neither losing nor gaining in all. If he sold one of the shirts at a gain of 25%, the other was sold at a loss of

  1. 14.28%
  2. 16.67%
  3. 9.67%
  4. 8.33%
  5. None of these

Answer: 2

Q3) The average income of Shivani for the January to Oct is Rs.10400. She got Rs.9500 in January and Rs.8900 in Nov. The average income for the months of February to Nov is:

  1. 11400
  2. 10340
  3. 9500
  4. 12050
  5. None of these

Answer: 2

General Awareness

Q1) Manikaran Power Limited, one of the country’s largest power trading and renewable energy companies, will invest around Rs 1,000 crore to set up India’s first Lithium refinery. In which state it is going to be set up?

  1. Maharashtra 
  2. Bihar 
  3. Gujarat 
  4. Assam 
  5. Karnataka 

Answer: 3

Q2) Which cricketer surpassed the great Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest batsman to score 22000 international runs?

  1. Virat Kohli
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Steve Smith
  4. Joe Root
  5. David Warner

Answer: 1

Q3) When is International Human Solidarity Day celebrated?

  1. December 20
  2. November 30
  3. December 08
  4. January 09

Answer: 1

Reasoning Ability

Q1) In a row of all facing the north, Madhu is Thirteenth from the left end and Seema is fifteenth from the right end. Rakesh, who is second to the right of Madhu, is fifth to the left of Seema in the row. How many people are there in the row?

  1. 34
  2. 32
  3. 33
  4. 40
  5. None of these

Answer: 1

Q2) How many such pairs of letters are there in the word MISCELLANEOUS each of which has as many letters between them in the word (in both forward and backward directions) as in the English alphabet?  

  1. One 
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four
  5. More than four

Answer: 2

Q3) When the digits, which are odd in the number ‘81465324’ are decreased by 1 and the remaining digits are increased by 1, then what is the sum of 4th digit from the right end and 3rd digit from the left end of the new number arranged?

  1. 12
  2. 10
  3. 9
  4. 8
  5. 21

Answer: 3

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