SIDBI Grade A 2022-23: General Awareness Syllabus and Strategy


The SIDBI Grade A 2022-23 recruitment is underway. The notification has been released for 100 vacancies. Moreover, the Online Written Test is scheduled to take place tentatively in January/February, 2023. Thus, it is important that you utilise the remaining time judiciously, for the SIDBI Grade A 2022-23 exam.

In today’s blog, we are going to discuss the complete SIDBI Grade A General Awareness syllabus and preparation strategy. So, we urge you to stay till the end as we will also be discussing the past year GA pattern as well.

SIDBI Grade A 2022: Complete GA Syllabus & Preparation Strategy

What is SIDBI?

SIDBI is an All India Financial Institution (AIFI), which was established under the special Act of the Parliament 1988, on April 01, 1990. It’s a primary financial Institution with an objective to promote, develop and finance the MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprise) sector.

Also Read: Full Form of SIDBI with All Details

Why is SIDBI Important?

  • SIDBI plays an important role because the MSME sector is a priority sector for India and it plays a vital role in the economic and social development of the country.
  • Furthermore, if we look at some statistics provided in the Economic Survey 2022, the MSME sector accounts for 45% of the total manufacturing output, 40% of exports and 30% of the national GDP.
  • It is also one of the biggest employers providing maximum employment opportunities in the country.
  • Moreover, during the pandemic, the government has been focused on saving the MSME sector through fiscal and monetary measures.
  • After a long time, some key changes have been brought to the MSME Act, 2006. A new definition of MSMEs has been introduced to bring in more companies that can be classified as MSME companies.
  • The Union Budget 2022-23 also highlighted the importance of the MSME sector. There was a specific segment in the Budget, where the government has focused on certain important schemes and interlinking of various portals that will help to develop the MSME sector.
  • Therefore, SIDBI is a very important Development Institution in our country that is playing a critical role in our economy today.

SIDBI Grade A 2022-23: Exam Pattern

Let us first understand the SIDBI Grade A exam pattern.The SIDBI Grade A exam will be a single level written exam, consisting of objective as well as descriptive questions.

In the objective part, there will be a section on General Awareness (with special focus on Banking and Financial sector and Economic & Social Issues).

SIDBI Grade A General Awareness: 2016 Analysis

The next step is to look at the GA pattern in the SIDBI 2016 exam to understand the types of questions that were asked. However, in 2016, the GA pattern was slightly different as it was not specifically focused on the Banking/Financial sector/Economic & Social Issues.

In the SIDBI 2016 exam, the GA section consisted of 40 questions. Let’s look at the types of questions asked in SIDBI 2016 GA section-

SIDBI 2016: Types of GA Questions

GA Pattern in the Past: Other Similar Exams

Many exams of other Regulators and Development Institutions have taken place based on the similar pattern.

  • 50-55% of questions were asked from financial and economic awareness.
  • 70-75% is dynamic.
  • Sports and important days are a recurring topic.

Therefore, you must cover at least 6 months of current affairs to be in a comfortable position with respect to your GA preparation.

SIDBI Grade A 2022: Exam Analysis

The SIDBI Grade A exam was last held in 2022 itself. It will be better if you have a look at the SIDBI Grade A 2022 Exam Analysis. This will give a better idea about overall preparation for the exam according to the current trends in the questions asked.

Also read:  Detailed SIDBI 2016 Exam Analysis

SIDBI Grade A 2022-23: General Awareness Syllabus

Now that we have gone through the exam pattern and previous year GA analysis, let’s shift our focus on the SIDBI Grade A General Awareness syllabus to understand exactly what you should be studying.

For your convenience, we have divided the GA syllabus in four parts. Let’s understand each part carefully-

Banking & Financial Sector

  • You must read about the Regulators (RBI, SEBI, IRDAI, PFRDA) and AIFIs (NHB, SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NaBFID) and their existence, key functions, chairmen and the Acts from which they derive their powers.
  • Types of Banks and NBFCs
  • Basics of Money Market
  • Basics of Capital Market 
  • Payment systems and related terms
  • Banks and HQ and their Heads
  • RBI related news
  • Bank related news

Economic and Social Issues

  • The major focus will be on the MSME sector and MSME schemes
  • International Organisations- IMF, WTO, World Bank
  • Balance of Payments
  • Financial Inclusion Schemes and FI Index
  • PSL basics
  • Union Budget 2022 and Economic Survey 2022
  • SDG and Human Development 
  • Economic, National & International news

Static GK

Other News

  • Sports
  • Appointments/Obituaries
  • Important Books-Authors
  • Any Summits, key events 
  • Any Awards in news

You can refer to the detailed SIDBI Grade A 2022 Syllabus here

SIDBI Grade A 2022-23: Expected GA Pattern

Topic Number of Questions
Banking & Finance- static8
Banking & Finance- dynamic10
Union Budget & Economic Survey5
Scheme based6
Economic & Social Issues- static5
Sports 4
Important Days1
Appointments 2
Awards 2
Others 7
Total 50

ixamBee’s BeePedia for SIDBI Grade A General Awareness

To ace your General Awareness preparation, you can refer to ixamBee’s BeePedia. It will provide you with all the relevant content for the SIDBI Grade A examination in one place.

  • BeePedia covers Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Economic news updates and Financial news updates, weekly Current Affairs,National & International News, Science & Technology, Agriculture & Rural Development, Awards and Sports.
  • It covers the updates from various government ministries and the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
  • It also covers the relevant static information related to the current affairs/news to provide you the convenience of all related information at one place.
  • BeePedia is published weekly and a monthly magazine is published at the end of every month. It can be downloaded as a PDF. 
  • BeePedia is available in English and Hindi.

Online Course

If you are planning to appear for the SIDBI Grade A 2022-23 exam, you need proper guidance to ace the exam. So, to help you with your exam preparation, ixamBee is providing the SIDBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) Online Course, which has been especially curated for you by our experts.

However, if you are still not sure whether you need this course or not, you can check out our demo lectures for SIDBI Grade A Assistant Manager and then come to a conclusion.

Mock Tests

From the above discussion, it is evident that mock tests play a crucial part in your exam preparation. Therefore, practice will be the key to your success. You can take SIDBI Assistant Manager free mock tests on a regular basis to keep up with the ongoing trend. Moreover, the mock tests will assist you in identifying your weak areas and judge your preparation before the exam.

To help you prepare 50% faster for competitive exams, ixamBee provides free Mock Test Series for all the Current Affairs in English and Current Affairs in Hindi in the BeePedia capsules for GA Preparation. You can also get the latest updates for Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SSC, RBI  NABARD and Other Government Jobs.

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