SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern 2020

SEBI is one of the top financial organizations in India and therefore entering it may not be an easy task to accomplish. You should be fully aware of all the details related to the SEBI Grade A exam 2020. SEBI has changed the exam pattern this year. The SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment 2020 will be done through a nationwide competitive examination, in three-stage process i.e. Phase 1 (on-line screening examination consisting of two papers for 200 marks), Phase 2 (on-line examination consisting of two papers for total 200 marks) and Phase 3 (Interview). 

LevelExamination
Phase 1 On-Line screening examination consisting of two papers for 200 marks
Phase 2 On-line examination consisting of two papers for total 200 marks
Phase 3 Interview

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern (Online Examination)

The first step towards achieving your goal of becoming a SEBI Grade A Officer is to qualify Phase 1 of SEBI Grade A exam. SEBI Grade A Officer Phase 1 exam will consist of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers of SEBI Grade A Phase 1 will be objective type online mode of  100 marks each, with no sectional time limit. SEBI Grade A Phase 1-Paper 1 will be common for all the streams and will have questions from General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning. SEBI Grade A Phase 1-Paper 2 will be different for each stream and will be a test of the respective subject knowledge.  More details about the SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern can be inferred from the table below:

PaperStream / SubjectMaximum MarksDurationCut Off
Paper 1 All Streams: Multiple choice questions on the subjects viz. General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Test of Reasoning. 100 60 minutes 30%
Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40%
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream. 100 40 minutes 40%
Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off 40 %

List of candidates shortlisted for Phase 2 will be made available on SEBI's official website.

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern (Online Examination)

This stage will mainly decide your final selection. The marks scored in Phase 2 will be considered while calling for Interview. The SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam will be an online objective examination consisting of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. SEBI Grade A Phase 2-Paper 1 will be common for all the streams and Phase 2-Paper 2 for General Stream and other streams will vary. All the papers have separate timings.  The SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exam pattern is as follows:

PaperStream / SubjectMaximum MarksDurationCut OffWeightage
Paper 1 All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 100 60 minutes 30% 1/3rd
Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Legal, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream. 100 40 minutes 40% 2/3rd
Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off 40 %  
  • If you are shortlisted for Phase 2, you will be issued new Hall Tickets.
  • If you have applied in multiple streams, Papers 1 and 2 will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket.
  • You should be able to secure a separate cut-off in each paper as well as an overall aggregate cut-off of 40% in SEBI Grade A Phase 1 to be shortlisted for Phase 2.

 List of candidates shortlisted for Interview will be made available on SEBI's official website.

SEBI GRADE A Phase 3: Interview

After the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam is over,  all the shortlisted candidates will be called for the next stage ie Interview. This is the third and the last phase of the SEBI Grade A exam 2020 and will work as the deciding factor for the final selection. This implies that you will have to work equally hard for the Interview. You can be asked any kind of questions including your personal details along with your subjective knowledge. You need to ensure that you do not miss out anything before you step in for the Interview.  Candidates may opt for either Hindi or English as the medium of language for the Interview. Weightage of marks obtained in Phase 2 is expected to be 85%, while marks obtained in Interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.

SEBI reserves the right to modify the selection procedure, if deemed fit.