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SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern


SEBI Grade A Exam Pattern

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 Exam. The main information lies in the pattern of any important exam. Every examination follows a fixed pattern. SEBI also follows a pattern for the examinations it conducts for the recruitment of officers in Grade A. The exam for SEBI Grade A Officer Recruitment will be conducted through a nationwide competitive examination, in three stage process i.e. Phase I (on-line screening examination for 200 marks), Phase II (on-line examination consisting of three papers for total 300 marks) and Phase III (Interview). Candidates qualifying in the Phase II will be further shortlisted for the Interview before the final selection.

SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam Pattern (Online Examination)

The first step towards achieving your goal of becoming a SEBI Grade A Officer will be appearing in the Phase I of SEBI Grade A Exam. An online screening examination of two hours duration consisting of multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks will be held in the month of November, 2019. The SEBI Grade A Phase I Exam will consist of a common exam for all streams which will have five tests/sections: General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning and Awareness about Securities Market. All these sections will be allotted equal marks with a composite time duration of 120 minutes (2 hours).

Stream

Tests

Maximum Marks

Duration

General, Legal, Information Technology and Engineering

General Awareness

40

120 minutes

English Language

40

Quantitative Aptitude

40

Test of Reasoning

40

Awareness about  Securities Market

40

Phase I On-Line examination will be conducted in a single shift.

  1. Candidates would have to secure minimum 40% cut-off marks separately for each test in order to qualify for Phase II. Marks obtained in Phase I shall be used only for shortlisting the candidates for Phase II examination process and will not be counted for final selection of the candidates.

Candidates equalling 10 times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted for Phase II, in order of merit. List of candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be made available on SEBI's official website.

SEBI Grade A Phase II Exam Pattern (Online Examination)

The candidates who qualify in the Ist Phase of SEBI Grade A Exam,will be called for the IInd phase. This stage will mainly decide your final selection. The marks scored in Phase II will only be considered while calling for Interview as the Phase I is a qualifying examination. The SEBI Grade A Phase II Exam will be an online objective examination consisting of three papers of total 300 marks. Paper I and Paper III for General Stream and other streams like Legal and Information Technology and Engineering will vary. Though Paper II will remain same for all the streams but the marking may vary. As per the pattern of last year, all the papers will be allotted equal marks. All the papers will be provided separate sectionl timings and you can not skip or switch between the sections unless that timing is exhausted.The SEBI Grade A Phase II Exam is expected to be held on December, 2019. The papers shall be as follows:

Stream

Paper

Maximum Marks

Duration

General

Paper I: Securities Market

100 marks

40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills)

100 marks

60 minutes

Paper III: Economic & Social Issues and Finance & Management

100 marks

40 minutes

Legal / Information Technology / Engineering

Paper I: Financial Sector

100 marks

40 minutes

Paper II: English (Writing Skills)

100 marks

40 minutes

Paper III: Specialized subject related to stream

100 marks

40 minutes

 

Candidates shortlisted for Phase II will be issued new Hall Tickets.

  1. For candidates who have applied in multiple streams, Papers I and III will be conducted in various shifts, the timings of which will be intimated in the Hall Ticket.
  2. Candidates, who secure minimum 40% marks separately in each Paper, will be shortlisted for Phase III of the recruitment process.

Candidates equalling 3 times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted, in order of merit, for Phase III i.e. the Interview. List of candidates shortlisted for Interview will be made available on SEBI's official website.

SEBI Interview:

After the SEBI Grade A Phase II Exam will be conducted, all the shortlisted candidates will be called for the next stage of Interview. The third and the last phase of the exam will work as the deciing factor for the candidtaes. 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. Application fee shall not be refunded to the candidates not shortlisted 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 II will 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.




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