SEBI Grade A IT Recruitment 2022

By Ajay | Updated on: Jan 05, 2022

Notification 2022

SIDBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) IT

SEBI Grade A notification 2022 has finally been released on January 05, 2022. The online application window will remain open from January 05 till January 24, 2022. SEBI has released vacancies for General, Legal, Information Technology, Research and Official Language streams. It has announced 14 vacancies for the IT stream.

SEBI Grade A 2022 final result is out for all streams.

SEBI Grade A 2022 Interview call letters have been released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India on April 26, 2022. Candidates can download their SEBI Grade A Interview call letters after entering their roll number, registration number, and password. 

Attempt this quiz for SEBI Grade A  exam 2022  for fruitful preparation.

It is advised that before moving on with the online application process, one should go through the complete SEBI Grade A 2022 notification which includes the exam dates, eligibility criteria, vacancies & other important information.

SEBI Grade A (IT) Highlights 2022

Conducting AuthoritySecurities and Exchange Board of India
Official Website www.sebi.gov.in
Name of the Posts Information Technology
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Phase 1- Preliminary Exam
  • Phase 2- Mains Exam
  • Phase 3- Personal Interview
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Phase 1-
    • Paper 1- 100 marks & 1 hour
    • Paper 2- 100 marks & 40 minutes
  • Phase 2-
    • Paper 1- 100 marks 1 hour
    • Paper 2-
    • (General, Legal, Official Language, Research Stream)- 100 marks & 40 minutes
    • (IT Stream)- 100 marks & 3 hours
  • Phase 3 - 15% [Weightage of interview marks to phase 2 exam (85%)]
Online registration including Editing / Modification of Application by Candidates January 05, 2022 to January 24, 2022
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Online Examination Admit Card February 08, 2022 to February 20, 2022 [Click Here]
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Online Examination February 20, 2022
SEBI Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 2 Online Examination Admit Card (General, IT, Legal, Research and Official Language Stream ) March 08 to March 20, 2022 [Click Here]
SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Online Examination (Information Technology Stream) April 03, 2022
Roll Numbers of Selected Candidates - SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022 June 29, 2022 [Click Here]
Number of Vacancies 12 (More Details)
Official Notification PDF [Click Here]

Eligibility Criteria

SEBI Assistant Manager (Grade A) is one of the most preferred posts by the job aspirants. Every year, a number of aspirants wait for the SEBI recruitment cycle. The candidates who are willing to apply for the next recruitment process should first make sure that they are eligible for the post. To be eligible for the Information Technology (IT) stream, you need to ensure that you fulfil the complete SEBI Grade A IT eligibility criteria.

Educational Qualification

The candidates who are willing to apply for the post of SEBI Grade A Officer under the IT stream should possess certain educational qualifications to be eligible. The basic educational qualification required to apply for the SEBI Grade A IT exam is a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Masters in Computer Applications. To check out the complete eligibility requirements, refer to the table below.

StreamEducational Criteria
Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Electronics / Electronics And Communication / Information Technology / Computer Science) OR Masters in Computers Application
    OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a post graduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers / Information Technology.

Age criteria

All the candidates who are interested in applying to the post of SEBI Grade A in the IT stream should be within the prescribed age limit. As per SEBI, a candidate should not have crossed the threshold of 30 years if he/she is willing to apply.

Name of the PostAge Criteria (as on 31/12/2021)
IT (Grade A) A candidate must not have exceeded the age of 30 years as on December 31, 2021 i.e., candidate must have been born on or after January 01, 1992.

Age Relaxation

SEBI provides a relaxation in the upper age limit to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories. The period of age relaxation will be different for different categories. A candidate claiming age relaxation has to produce all the certificates in support as and when asked by SEBI. Failing to produce the requisite documents will lead to your disqualification from the selection process.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 03 Years
SC/ST 05 Years
Ex-servicemen include Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers, who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released a) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from December 31, 2021) 05 Years
PwBD General 10 Years
OBC 13 Years
SC/ST 14 Years

Vacancy

SEBI announces a good number of vacancies almost every year for the post of Assistant Manager (Grade A) under various streams such as General, Legal, Information Technology, Research, and Official Language. SEBI has released 14 SEBI Grade A IT vacancies including backlog in its SEBI Grade A 2022 notification. All the candidates who are interested in applying to the SEBI Grade A IT stream should be well prepared with its complete details.

CategoryNumber of postsOut of which PwBD
UROBCSCSTEWSTotal
Information Technology 5 2 3 1 1 12 -

Backlog Vacancy

CategoryNumber of postsOut of which PwBD
UROBCSCSTEWSTotal
Information Technology NIL NIL NIL 2 NIL 2
  • 1 (D & HH)
  • 1 (LV)

Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A recruitment is the most awaited notification and is quite popular among job aspirants. Thus, it is extremely important to know all the important details related to the exam such as the SEBI Grade A 2022 exam pattern. The selection process for SEBI Grade A IT & all other streams will consist of three main phases as mentioned below.

  • Phase 1 - Online examination
  • Phase 2 - Online examination
  • Phase 3 - Interview

Phase 1 Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A Phase 1 for the IT recruitment process consists of an online examination that will be objective in nature. The online exam consists of two papers of 100 marks each, where Paper 1 will be common for all streams having multiple choice questions on various subjects like General Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Test of Reasoning. Paper 2 will consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) based on the specialized subject related to the Information Technology stream.

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 Information Technology: Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream. 100 40 40%
Aggregate Cut off 40%

Note: 

  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted to each question.
  • The paper will be available in both English and Hindi except for the test of English in Paper 1.

Phase 2 Exam Pattern

SEBI Grade A Phase 2 for the IT stream will consist of two papers carrying 100 marks each. Paper 1 will be Descriptive English which will be common for all the streams. Paper 2 will be a Coding Test of 100 marks and a time duration of 180 minutes will be allotted for the same. 

  • There will be no negative marking in Paper 2 of the IT stream.
  • The paper will be available in both English and Hindi except for the test of English.

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 Information Technology Stream: Coding Test (Languages: C++/JAVA/Python) 100 180 40 2/3rd

Phase 3: Interview

All the candidates who will clear SEBI Grade A Phase 2 will be called for the next stage i.e Interview. This will be the third and last phase of the SEBI selection process. You need to make sure that you do not miss out on any important information before you step in for the Interview. You have the option to choose either Hindi or English as your language medium for the Interview. The expected weightage of marks obtained in the SEBI Officer Grade A Phase 2 exam is 85%, while marks obtained in the Interview shall be given a weightage of 15%.

Syllabus

The SEBI Grade A Phase 1 IT stream contains questions from various subjects such as English Language, Reasoning, Quants, and General Awareness along with questions from the specialized subject of Information Technology. Before you start your preparation for the exam, it is extremely important to take note of the SEBI Grade A exam syllabus for the IT stream. This will give you enough time and opportunity to chalk out a feasible plan for your preparation that can accommodate all your requirements.

Phase 1: Paper 1 Syllabus

Phase 1 of SEBI Grade A IT will consist of two papers where Paper 1 will be common for all streams and Paper 2 will contain questions from the specialized stream. SEBI Grade A IT Phase 1: Paper 1 syllabus is as follows.

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

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Phase 1: Paper 2 Syllabus

Phase 1 Paper 2 of SEBI Grade A 2022 exam comprises of questions from the specialized subject, as it will be a stream-specific paper. The complete SEBI Grade A syllabus for IT Paper 2 is as follows.

DetailsWeightage
Database Concepts ER-model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control. 10
SQL Queries : Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins,, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries 10
Programming Concepts (Java /C C++ ): Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling 30
Data Analytics Languages (Python / R): Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting data, charts and graphs 10
Algorithms for problem solving: Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer) 10
Networking Concepts: ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Tokenring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls 10
Information & Cyber Security Concepts: Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit 10
Data warehousing: Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models 5
Shell Programming: Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands 5

Phase 2: Paper 1 Syllabus

Paper 1 in SEBI Grade A IT Phase 2 exam will be a Descriptive English test that will test the writing and drafting skills of the candidates. This paper will be common for all streams. To fare well in this test, one needs to also be adept in typing skills. The test may include essay & letter writing. Check out the complete SEBI Grade A Phase 2 syllabus below.

Descriptive Type
Essay Writing
English Comprehension & Precis Writing

Phase 2: Paper 2 Syllabus

Sl. No.TopicConceptLanguage used to test the conceptsWeightage*
1 Algorithms Sorting, Searching, Greedy Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, Backtracking, Divide and Conquer, Pattern Searching C++/JAVA/Python 40
2 Data Structure Array, Linked List, Stack, Queue, Binary Tree, Indexing, Binary Search Tree, Heap, Hashing, Matrix C++/JAVA/Python 40
3 String Manipulation Length, Substring, Regex, Search C++/JAVA/Python 20
Total 100
* - Weightages are indicative only

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Books

Once you have noted down the complete exam syllabus, your next immediate step should be to get hold of the resources that you will need to prepare for the exam. This will require a whole lot of good research before you land on fairly good study material for yourself. Books are one of the most important sources of information, and thus play a very crucial role in your exam preparation. Find some useful books for SEBI Grade A IT in the table below.

SubjectAuthor
Data structure Aron M Tenenbaum
Dbms Kurth and Sudarshan
Operating system Galvins
Networking Andrew S Tenenbaum
SQL mysql
Algorithms Thomas h comments
Oops for c++ and Java The complete reference
Software engineering Roger s pressman
Data warehousing Paulraj ponniah

Exam Dates

The SEBI Grade A notification is finally out and a number of aspirants were waiting for the same. The notification has been released on January 05, 2022. The candidates who are interested in applying for the IT stream can start doing so from January 05 till January 24, 2022. The SEBI Grade A Phase 1 exam will be held on February 20, 2022, and Phase 2 exam will be held on March 20, 2022.

Note: Paper 2 for the IT stream will be held separately on April 03, 2022.

SEBI Grade A 2022 Interview call letters have been released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India on April 26, 2022. Candidates can download their SEBI Grade A Interview call letters after entering their roll number, registration number and password. 

SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2022

ActivityTentative Exam Dates
Online registration including Editing / Modification of Application by Candidates January 05, 2022 to January 24, 2022
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Online Examination Admit Card February 08, 2022 to February 20, 2022 [Click Here]
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Online Examination Date February 20, 2022
SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Online Examination Result
SEBI Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) Phase 2 Online Examination Admit Card (General, IT, Legal, Research and Official Language Stream ) March 08 to March 20, 2022 [Click Here]
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Online Examination (General, Legal, Research & Official Language Stream) March 20, 2022
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Online Examination (General, Legal, Research & Official Language Stream) Result To be notified later
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Online Examination (Information Technology Stream) April 03, 2022
Roll Numbers of Selected Candidates - SEBI Grade A Recruitment 2022 June 29, 2022 [Click Here]
SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 3 Interview Result To be notified later

Salary

SEBI or the Securities & Exchange Board of India is an esteemed organization and can be counted among one of the largest financial institutions in the country. Being a large organization, SEBI provides an attractive remuneration to its employees working as Grade A Officers.

Apart from an attractive salary, SEBI Grade A Officer facilities include other benefits such as Leave Fare Concession, Medical Expenses, Eye Refraction, Education Allowance, Financial Dailies, Book Grant, Briefcase, Conveyance Expenses, House Cleaning Allowance, Staff Furnishing Scheme, Scheme for Purchasing Computers,& Subsidized Lunch Facility. Find the complete details on SEBI Grade A salary for IT Officer below.

PostExisting SalaryRevised Salary
IT  Grade A Officer (Assistant Manager)
  • Pay Scale - Rs. 28150-1550(4)-34350-1750(7)-46600-EB1750(4)-53600-2000(1)-55600 (17 years).
  • Salary - Rs. 1,15,000 per month (without accommodation) and Rs. 80,500 monthly (with accommodation)
  • Benefits - Leave Fare Concession, Medical Expenses, Eye Refraction, Education Allowance, Financial Dailies, Book Grant, Briefcase, Conveyance Expenses, House Cleaning Allowance, Staff Furnishing Scheme, Scheme for Purchasing Computers, Subsidized Lunch Facility
  • Pay Scale - Rs. 44500-2500(4)-54500-2850(7)-74450-EB-2850(4)-85850—3300(1)-89150 (17 years)
  • Salary - Rs. 1,35,000 per month (Approx.)
  • Benefits - Special Pay, Special Functional Pay, Dearness Allowance, Local Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Family Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Grade Allowance, Learning Allowance, Personal Fixed Allowance

Allowance

IT (Grade A Officer) AllowanceAmount (per month)
Special Pay Rs. 3,300/-
Special Functional Allowance Rs. 4000/-
Local Allowance Rs. 3,450/-
City Compensatory Allowance Rs. 2,500/-
Family Allowance Rs. 2,850/-
Special Compensatory Allowance
  • Up to Rs. 1,20,850/- - Rs. 500/-
  • Above Rs. 1,20,850/- - Rs. 625/-
Grade Allowance 14% of basic pay, subject to a minimum of Rs. 10,400/-
Special Allowance 16.4% of basic pay, subject to a minimum of Rs. 11,000/-
Learning Allowance Rs. 2,500/-
Personal Fixed Allowance Rs. 3,850/-

Job Profile

The candidates who will get selected as SEBI Grade A Officer will have to serve a probation period of two years before becoming permanent. Only after the successful completion of the probation period with a fair performance, the employees will be allowed to continue their services in SEBI as Assistant Managers. A SEBI Grade A Officer will be liable to be posted anywhere in the country wherever the offices of SEBI exist. The recruited officers may also be asked to serve any department irrespective of the stream he/she chooses. Some of the basic roles & responsibilities of a SEBI Grade A IT Officer are as follows-

  • Troubleshooting any communication or software issues that arise in the bank’s computers while working.
  • Taking security measures, testing & evaluating new technologies used by SEBI.
  • Taking care of the Data Centre, which is a crucial part where all the data is saved.

Previous Year Cut-off

You should check the SEBI Grade A cut-off 2020 for the Information Technology stream, which may give you a correct picture of the exam and the extent to which you need to prepare for it. It is always good to refer to the previous year cut-offs, to get an idea about the exam level. As the exam is held in three phases, therefore it is extremely important to know the last year cut-offs for all the phases. You need to secure the minimum specified marks to ensure your selection. Check the SEBI Grade A previous year cutoff below.

SEBI Grade A 2020 Final Cut-offs Information Technology Stream

UnreservedOBC (NCL)EWSSCSTPwBD (VI)PwBD (HI)
84.67 65.20 80.00 66.06 No candidate qualified

SEBI Grade A Phase 2- Paper 2 Cut-off: Stream and Category-Wise

StreamSCSTOBC (NCL)EWSURPwBD (AU)PwBD (VI)PwBD (HI)PwBD (LD/MD/OD)
Information Technology 50.10* # 45.34* 66.67 79.33 - @ @ -

Preparation Strategy

SEBI Grade A IT is an important exam that is applied by a number of job aspirants. Before you commence your exam preparation, you need to have a plan at your disposal. Having a preparation strategy will always help you in covering your exam syllabus. There can never be a perfect preparation strategy that will suit all the candidates. You always need to mould the strategy into one that suits your requirements. There are some basic tips that may prove useful for you, which are as follows:

  • Avoid following a set strategy
  • Know the complete SEBI Grade A IT Officer exam syllabus
  • Find the best study material
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Practice as much as possible
  • Watch videos related to the SEBI Grade A IT exam preparation

SEBI Grade A IT Study Plan

Every year, thousands of candidates attempt the SEBI Grade A exam, but only a few successfully clear all the stages. In this article, we will share with you a detailed strategy and 60 days SEBI Grade A IT study plan that will help in your exam preparation. The SEBI Grade A study plan for the IT stream has been prepared keeping the syllabus in mind. The syllabus is divided into several topics and if you rigorously follow it along with practicing mocks or test series you will definitely ace the SEBI Grade A IT exam with flying colours.

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Online Course

SEBI is one of the most preferred organizations to work with. Therefore, SEBI Grade A (Assistant Manager) is one of the most coveted positions among the job aspirants. Having a chance to work in an esteemed organization like SEBI is an extraordinary experience. For those who are eligible to apply for the SEBI Grade A IT post, ixamBee is offering a SEBI Grade A IT Online Course. To stay ahead of others and ace the exam, ixamBee's specially designed SEBI Grade A course can provide the right direction to your preparation. You can discuss and get your doubts clarified from the experts and have access to the live classes along with other useful study material.

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FAQs

Yes. Candidates who have appeared for the final examinations and are waiting for their results are eligible to appear for SEBI Grade A IT exam.
The maximum age to apply for the SEBI Grade A IT Officer post is 30 years.
There will be three phases: Phase 1, Phase 2 which will comprise of the online exam/s and Phase 3 will be the final phase of Interview.
Yes, the SEBI Grade A exam will be bilingual, i.e. the test questions will be available in both English and Hindi.
Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1/4th of marks allotted to each question.
Yes, you will be eligible for a number of benefits and allowances such as Education Allowance, Financial Dailies, Book Grant, Briefcase, Conveyance Expenses, House Cleaning Allowance, Staff Furnishing Scheme, etc.
To improve your score as well as accuracy in the SEBI Grade A IT online exam, you should practice enough mock tests. You can find SEBI Grade A Officer Phase 1 mock tests at ixamBee, to start with.
Firstly, you should make yourself aware of all the exam related information, on the basis of which you can plan your preparation. Apart from that, you can get yourself enrolled in the SEBI Grade A IT Officer Online Course which will prove to be the one-stop solution for you.

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