SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A Officer Exam Pattern 2020

SEBI Grade A Exam can be counted among the top-level examinations, as it allows you to serve one of the most coveted jobs in India. SEBI follows a standard pattern of examination. SEBI Grade A Officer 2020 exam consists of three phases - Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are objective and descriptive type exams in online mode whereas Phase 3 is the interview. Please note that Phase 1 is a qualifying exam i.e. the marks obtained in this exam will not be considered at the time of making the final merit list. Each online phase has different sections and different time limits. SEBI Grade, A Phase 1, and SEBI Grade A Phase 2 exams are for 200 marks each. Further details in the table.

LevelExamination
Phase 1 Online screening examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each
Phase 2 Online examination consisting of two papers of 100 marks each
Phase 3 Interview

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SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern

It is necessary to stay updated with all the exam details of SEBI Grade A 2020 exam so that you are ready to take the exam with full confidence. The most important information that you should have about the SEBI Grade A 2020 Exam is the exam pattern. SEBI has changed the SEBI Grade A 2020 exam pattern massively. SEBI Grade A Exam is conducted for various streams and Phase 1 will be common for all. For further details on the changed SEBI Grade A 2020 exam pattern refer to the below table.

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PaperStream / SubjectMaximum MarksDuration(minutes)Cut 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 30
Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 40
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical), Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream.
Research Stream:- Multiple choice questions on subjects Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance and Commerce.
Aggregate Cut off 40

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern

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

PaperStream / SubjectMaximum MarksDuration(minutes)Cut Off(%)Weightage
Paper 1 All streams: English (Descriptive Test) to test the drafting skills 100 60 30 1/3rd
Paper 2 General Stream: Multiple choice questions on subjects Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act and Economics. 100 40 40 2/3rd
Legal, Information Technology, Engineering Stream (Civil & Electrical) and Official Language stream: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream.
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.

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SEBI Grade A Phase 3: Interview

SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

After the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Exam is over, all the shortlisted candidates will be called for the next stage i.e Interview. This is the third and the last phase of the SEBI Grade A exam pattern 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 on 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 SEBI officer grade an exam pattern for 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.

SEBI has just released the Phase 2 result of  SEBI Grade A, Congratulations! if you have made it through the interview. Please remember you are just one step away from your dream of becoming a Grade A Officer, therefore, you should prepare really well for the interview. The interview dates can be out anytime soon. In order to assist you with this, ixamBee is providing a separate interview course for the SEBI Grade A. Here is the link 

SEBI Grade A Interview Course

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SEBI Grade A Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for SEBI Grade A and the penalty for wrong answers (Applicable to Both SEBI Grade A Phase 1 and SEBI Grade A Phase 2) are as follows.

SEBI Grade A Marking Scheme

SEBI Grade A Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers
  • Phase 1 - 1 mark each
  • Phase 2 - 2 Marks each
For wrong answers -1/4 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in SEBI Grade ‘A’ recruitment?

A:  

Yes. Candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and waiting for the results are eligible to appear for the Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of the selection process.

Q2:  

In SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam, can I choose Hindi language as the exam language?

A:  

Yes, SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English. Please note that all the questions other than the Test of Descriptive English Phase 2-Paper 1 are available in both Hindi & English Language.

Q3:  

Is the SEBI Grade ‘A’ examination in ONLINE or OFFLINE mode?

A:  

SEBI Grade ‘A’ 2020 exam will be in online mode.

Q4:  

Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exam?

A:  

Yes. SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut off.

Q5:  

Is SEBI Grade ‘A’ Officer Job transferable?

A:  

Yes, SEBI Grade ‘A’ Officer is liable to be posted anywhere in India, also depending on the job profile and department being served.

Q6:  

How many attempts are allowed in SEBI Grade ‘A’ Exam?

A:  

There is no such limit on the number of attempts for SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam. You can appear for this exam till the time they are eligible according to the eligibility criteria provided by SEBI in the notification.

Q7:  

What is the age limit for the SEBI Grade ‘A’ post?

A:  

The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age limit is 30 years.



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