SEBI 2020 notification for Grade A officer has put all of a doodah about your SEBI Grade A exam preparation. All you know is that new subjects have been added in the SEBI Grade A exam pattern but are still bewildered about the new subjects/topics added this year. Here’s good news for you, though SEBI has changed SEBI Grade A exam pattern this year, there is no need for you to panic. Let us understand the new subjects/ topics added by SEBI in SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam.
Points to note:
- Syllabus of SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Paper 1 and Phase 2 Paper 2 is same, the only difference would be the difficulty level
- A new paper (Paper 2) has been added that will be there for both Phase 1 and Phase 2.
- The syllabus of Paper 2 is the same for both phases. However, in Phase 2, the weightage of this paper is higher at 2/3rd.
- Remember, it is still an exam for SEBI and therefore study the various new subjects with a focus on its relevance for a SEBI officer.
|Syllabus (Specified by SEBI)||What to Study||ixamBee Coverage|
| A. Commerce & Accountancy |
a) Accounting as financial information system ;
b) Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
c) Cash Flow Statements, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis;
d) Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
e) Employee Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities
F) Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
|In this, you need to focus on financial statements of companies and terms & transactions related to share capital. Remember SEBI is the capital markets regulator and ‘Companies’ raise capital in the capital markets. As such all these topics mentioned in the syllabus should be studied keeping companies in focus. Note that topics like financial statement analysis and ratio analysis are common with RBI grade B syllabus||50% already covered under our existing SEBI course (also topics like financial statement analysis and ratio analysis is common with RBI grade B syllabus) Remaining content is being added on a daily basis by our faculty in a crisp and exam relevant format|
| B. Management |
a) Management; its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling;
b) The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership; The Tasks of a Leader;
c) Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
d) Human Resources Development; Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD;
e) Motivation, Morale and Incentives; Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Moral; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale. f) 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.
|In this focus on Human resource management topics only;in-depth knowledge is not required and this syllabus is Common in RBI Grade B preparation also||Fully covered in the course|
| C. Finance |
1) Financial System a) Role & Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector. 2) Financial Markets a)Primary& Secondary Markets ( Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent develoments.
3) General Topics a) Basics of Derivatives; Forward, Futures & Swap
b) Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
c) Financial Inclusion- use of technology
d) alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership e) Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM), f) Inflation; Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control); WPI, CPI- components and trends.
|These topics were also there in previous year exam pattern and the syllabus common with RBI grade B exam as well Here focus on concepts related to Financial markets, fiscal policy and monetary policy, inflation. Also, under this section cover current affairs related to financial markets and economy||Fully covered in the course|
| D. Costing 1. Overview of Cost and Management Accounting- Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting. 2. Methods of Costing- Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/Operation Costing, Costing of Services Sectors. |
3. Basics of Cost Control and Analysis- (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.
4. Lean System and Innovation:-
a) Introduction to Lean System
b) Just – in – Time (JIT)
c) Kaizen Costing d) 5Ss
e) Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) f) Cellular Manufacturing/ One- Piece Flow Production Systems g) Six Sigma (SS) Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
|This topic is slightly new and will require you to focus on methods of costing and lean systems||Content being added on a daily basis by our new faculty on Accounts – NehaArora Also, live sessions being taken by Neha Mam regularly|
|E. Companies Act |
The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, ChapterXI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.
|This is not completely new. It is very relevant to what you might have prepared under Security Markets. Lets understand this further: Chapter III – Prospectus and allotment of Securities (covers public offer related guidelines for IPO, FPOs, private placement, prospectus, ADR abd GDR, etc.) – this is covered in course Chapter IV – Share Capital and Debentures (kind of share capital, sweat equity, bonus shares, buy back related, debentures, etc.) – already covered in course Chapter VIII – Declaration and payment of dividend (dividend, unpaid dividend account, investor education and protection fund, etc.) – already covered in course Chapter X – Audit and Auditors (Appointment and power of auditors, remuneration, eligibility, etc.) – partly covered in the course and being updated as per Act Chapter XI – Appointment and qualifications of Directors – mostly covered in the course and being updated as per Act Chapter XII –Meeting of Board and Its members (Board compostion, various Board committees, etc., related party transactions, prohibition of insider trading) – partly covered and being updated as per Act Chapter XXVII – National Company Law Tribunal and appellete Tribunal (NCLT related and its procedure) – partly covered under IBC and being updated as per Act||A lot of content is already available and rest being updated as per the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 (Act). Live sessions being taken regularly|
|F. Economics a) Demand 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 Philips Curve, Business Cycles b) Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.||You need to focus on very basic Macro and Micro economics concepts with more focus on Marcro economic concepts like National Income (GDP, GDNP, etc.), inflation, fiscal policy, forex. This segment is very similar to the ESI content as per previous year exam pattern. Infact it is easier as it does not focus on social issues and adds very basic economic concepts related to demand and supply and market structures (Class 12 level). For this segment focus on current affairs related to these topics also.||Part B here is already available in course (is also common with RBI Grade B) Part A is being added on a daily basis by our expert faculty|
As you can see above, the new exam pattern is not completely new but has re-arranged topics to cover the entire gamut of functioning on economy and companies to have a more holistic view of the economy.
With the right strategy and focus you can easily ace this exam and fulfil your dream of becoming a SEBI Grade A officer in 2020.
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