SEBI Grade A Exam Syllabus

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SEBI Grade A Syllabus 2023

SIDBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) Exam Syllabus

Make sure that you are well aware of what you need to study in each subject for the SEBI Grade A exam. For that, you need to go through the SEBI Grade A syllabus in detail which has been provided in detail below. Once you are well-versed with the complete SEBI exam syllabus, keep a list of books with you for fruitful preparation for the exam.

Phase 1: Paper 1 Syllabus

To qualify for each stage it is necessary that you are aware of the SEBI Grade A exam syllabus. SEBI Grade A Phase 1 consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 of the SEBI Grade A exam is common for all streams. For details of the SEBI syllabus for Phase 1, Paper 1 refer to the table given below.

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency
English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the blanks
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking and Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial and Economic News, Government Schemes. Agreement & Deals, Banking Terms- rates & processes, National Institutions, BeePedia
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangement- Circular, Square & Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine input and output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Distance and Direction, Ranking

Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (General)

The syllabus of SEBI Grade A Paper 2 for Phase 1 and Phase 2 is the same. The table below discusses the detailed SEBI Grade A 2023 syllabus.

SectionTopics
Commerce & Accountancy
  • Accounting as a financial information system.
  • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
  • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis.
  • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
Management
  • Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling.
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader.
  • Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.
  • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD.
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.
  • 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.
Finance
  • Financial System:
    • Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector
  • Financial Markets:
    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
  • General Topics:
    • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap.
    • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector.
    • Financial Inclusion- use of technology.
    • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership.
    • Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM).
    • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.
Costing Overview of Cost and Management Accounting - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting, Methods of Costing - Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors, Basics of Cost Control and Analysis -
  • Standard Costing.
  • Marginal Costing.
  • Budget and Budgetary Control, Lean System and Innovation:-
    • Introduction to Lean System.
    • Just-in-Time (JIT).
    • Kaizen Costing.
    • 5 Ss.
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
    • Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems.
    • Six Sigma (SS).
    • Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
Companies Act The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.
Economics 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 Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.

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Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (IT)

SEBI Grade A Officer recruitment takes place for two categories of posts- General and other streams which include Legal / IT / Research/ Official Language Stream. SEBI Grade A Paper 2 consists of questions from specialized subjects. You must be aware of the detailed SEBI IT officer syllabus of Paper 2 for both phases before you commence your preparation.

Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Research)

We have dedicated specialist pages for various streams from where you can get the detailed SEBI Grade A syllabus for Research stream.

Paper 2: Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Official Language)

The SEBI Grade A Officer syllabus for Paper 2 of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Official Language stream is provided below.

Official Language Stream
भारत सरकार की राजभाषा नीति (Official Language Policy of the Govt. of India) से सम्बन्धी प्रश्न
हिंदी से अंग्रेजी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश / वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
अंग्रेजी से हिंदी अनुवाद [शब्द / वाक्यांश / वाक्य / Terms / Phrases / Sentences]
हिंदी से हिंदी - विधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)
अंग्रेजी से हिंदी - विधिक शब्दावली (Legal Terminology)
हिंदी से अंग्रेजी – प्रशाशनिक / बैंकिंग / पूँजी बाजार सम्बन्धी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)
अंग्रेजी से हिंदी - प्रशाशनिक / बैंकिंग / पूँजी बाजार सम्बन्धी शब्दावली (Administrative / Banking / Capital Market Terminology)
अनुवाद - शब्दों, वाक्यों, वाक्यांशों, और पैराग्राफ का अंग्रेज़ी से हिंदी और हिंदी से अंग्रेज़ी मे अनुवाद

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Syllabus

Phase 2 is the second stage of SEBI Grade A 2023. SEBI Grade A Phase 2 consists of two papers- Paper 1, and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all streams whereas Paper 2 is different for different streams. To help you with the syllabus section, we have provided the complete SEBI Grade A syllabus for Paper 1 below. Paper 2 for various streams has been discussed above.

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Syllabus: Paper 1

In Paper 1 of SEBI Grade A Phase 2, you will be judged on the basis of your writing skills. This SEBI exam will be held in English language only. You will be judged on the basis of precis writing, essay writing and reading comprehension. This paper will be common for all the streams. To help you with SEBI Grade A Phase 2- Paper 1 preparation, we have provided the syllabus of Phase 2- Paper 1. Refer to the table for complete details of the SEBI Grade A Phase 2 syllabus.

SectionTopics
English Writing Skills Precis Writing/ Essay Writing/ Reading Comprehension

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SEBI Grade A Important Books

While preparing for any examination, please make sure that you are referring to useful books/study material. Before starting your SEBI Grade A exam preparation, give a subsequent amount of time in researching and finalizing the books. To help you with the preparation, we are providing a list of important books for the SEBI Grade A exam which can be useful for your SEBI 2023 exam preparation.

PaperBooksAuthor/Publisher
Securities Markets Capital Markets & Securities Laws N.S.Zad
Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Sociology CN Shankar Rao
Finance & Management Financial Management Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey
Indian Financial System Bharti Pathak
Principles & Practise of Management LM Prasad / Sultan Chand & Sons
Organisational Behaviour SP Robins
Principles of Management Harold Kootz & Cyril J.O’Donnell / McGraw Hills
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Word power made easy Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
General Awareness Lucent GK Knowledge Lucent Publication
BeePedia ixamBee
English Descriptive Descriptive English S.P. BAKSHI
151 Essays S.C Gupta
Letter writing S.C Gupta
Indian Economic Since Independence Uma Kapila Academic Foundation
Business Law Including Company Law SS Gulshan New Age International Publishers

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FAQs

SEBI Grade ‘A’ 2023 exam will be in online mode.
Yes. SEBI Grade ‘A’ exam will have sectional cut-off along with the overall cut off.
The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age limit is 30 years.
Yes. You can practice SEBI Grade A free mock tests at ixamBee and improve your performance in the exam.
No, this is not the case. The SEBI Grade A syllabus has been quite constant for years. No such change in the SEBI exam syllabus is expected this time either.
The answer to this question is entirely subjective. It depends on the level of SEBI Grade A exam preparation you are at present, whether you are studying full-time or part-time, if you have taken the exam before and such. In a very general sense, you should be putting in 8-12 hours of study per week.
No, no exam is difficult per se if you prepare for it with hard work and dedication. Begin by studying the SEBI Grade A officer syllabus in detail followed by the exam pattern. You can then begin your preparation accordingly.
Technically, all the parts of the SEBI Grade A syllabus are important. You cannot leave out any part as such. However, if you would like to check which topics are tested more than others, you can look at the SEBI Grade A previous year papers to understand which topics you could emphasize more.
Some subjects in the SEBI syllabus are the same as the NABARD Grade A syllabus for Phase 1 of both exams like English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. The difference lies mostly in the Phase 2 exams, especially for the Specialist streams.
Generally speaking, it would take an aspiring candidate an average of 6 months to cover the complete SEBI Assistant Manager syllabus adequately. However, this may vary from candidate to candidate.
It would be a good idea to go over the SEBI Grade A previous year papers and also the SEBI Grade A mock tests as important tools of your SEBI exam preparation. This will help you to check which topics are tested more often so you can focus on them more. Other than that, this is a highly competitive exam so we recommend that you devote proper time to your study.
The subjects tested in the SEBI Phase 1 exam are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness and English.
The SEBI Descriptive English test will carry 3 types of questions on:
  • Precis Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
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Yes, you can find the complete list of books for SEBI Grade A exam preparation here at ixamBee. Kindly scroll to the top to check the same.
To assist you with the exam preparation, ixamBee is offering SEBI Grade A Online Course which has been prepared carefully keeping in mind all your needs. You can interact with our experienced teachers and clear your doubts along with receiving valuable guidance and feedback.
Yes. You can practice SEBI Grade A free mock tests at ixamBee and improve your performance in the exam.

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