SEBI Grade A notification 2022 has finally been released on January 05, 2022. The online application window will remain open from January 05 - 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.
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There were around 22 vacancies for the Information Technology stream last year including 5 backlog vacancies. 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 Authority||Securities and Exchange Board of India|
|Name of the Posts||Information Technology|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Stages of Exam||Three Stages-
|Maximum marks & Time duration||
|Online registration including Editing / Modification of Application by Candidates||January 05, 2022 to January 24, 2022|
|SEBI Grade A Phase 1 Online Examination||February 20, 2022|
|SEBI Grade A Phase 2 Online Examination (Information Technology Stream)||April 03, 2022|
|Number of Vacancies||12 (More Details)|
|Official Notification PDF||[Click Here]|
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, one needs to go through the complete SEBI Grade A IT eligibility criteria.
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 an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Masters in Computer Applications. To check out the complete eligibility requirements, refer to the table below:
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 in all its recruitment notifications. As per SEBI, a candidate should not have crossed the threshold of 30 years if he/she is willing to apply.
|Name of the Post||Age 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.|
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 might lead to your disqualification from the selection process.
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||03 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|
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 this year in 2022. All the candidates who are interested in applying to the SEBI Grade A IT stream should be well prepared with its complete details.
|Category||Number of posts||Out of which PwBD|
|Category||Number of posts||Out of which PwBD|
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.
|Paper||Stream / Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration(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%|
- 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.
|Paper||Stream / Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration(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%.
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.
|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
The Paper 2 syllabus of SEBI Grade A IT Phase 1 and Phase 2 differ. Both the phases will comprise 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.
|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.
|English Comprehension & Precis Writing|
Phase 2: Paper 2 Syllabus
|Sl. No.||Topic||Concept||Language used to test the concepts||Weightage*|
|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|
|* - Weightages are indicative only|
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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.
|Data structure||Aron M Tenenbaum|
|Dbms||Kurth and Sudarshan|
|Networking||Andrew S Tenenbaum|
|Algorithms||Thomas h comments|
|Oops for c++ and Java||The complete reference|
|Software engineering||Roger s pressman|
|Data warehousing||Paulraj ponniah|
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 - 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.
- Paper 2 for the IT stream will be held separately on April 03, 2022.
SEBI Grade A Exam Dates 2022
|Activity||Tentative Exam Dates|
|Online registration including Editing / Modification of Application by Candidates||January 05, 2022 to January 24, 2022|
|Availability of Call Letters on SEBI website (for Online Examinations)||Will be intimated by email/SMS|
|SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Online Examination||February 20, 2022|
|SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Online Examination Result||To be notified later|
|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|
|SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 2 Online Examination (Information Technology Stream)||To be notified later|
|SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 3 Interview||To be notified later|
|SEBI Grade A 2022 Phase 3 Interview Result||To be notified later|
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. All the more reason to aspire for a job here. 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:
|Post||Existing Salary||Revised Salary|
|IT Grade A Officer (Assistant Manager)||
|IT (Grade A Officer) Allowance||Amount (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||
|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/-|
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
|Unreserved||OBC (NCL)||EWS||SC||ST||PwBD (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
|Stream||SC||ST||OBC (NCL)||EWS||UR||PwBD (AU)||PwBD (VI)||PwBD (HI)||PwBD (LD/MD/OD)|
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 syllabus
- Find the best study material
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses
- Practice as much as possible
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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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